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Fantasy Preview: New England Patriots’ Tom Brady rated as top-10 QB option

With training camps getting underway this week, the NFL season is right around the corner. And that can only mean one thing: Fantasy football drafts are about to start happening. In order to get a jump on the competition, it’s never to early to start putting together a draft board. To help the cause, cover32 will be ranking each position, with updates from now until the start of...
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Quotable Monday: Armond Armstead retires way too soon

“It has been a pleasure being around Armond, as he gave us everything he could to play for us. Armond worked extremely hard since joining us last February. He’s had a lot of adversity personally that he’s had to deal with—unusual compared to most other players—but he’s always had a great attitude, worked hard and really did everything we asked him to do. While it is unfortunate...
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Camp Preview: New England Patriots’ D-line is the NFL’s biggest boom or bust candidate

If you look up the definition of “boom or bust” in the dictionary, there is a picture of the New England Patriots’ defensive line smiling nervously right beside it. It’s really quite impressive just how drastically different this group’s possible outcomes are. On one hand, you have decades worth of experience from talented players up and down the roster, along with several...
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Rewind: Are New England Patriots fans top-10, Power Rankings, best NFL owners

In case you missed it, the best columns from the cover32 universe this week. National Columns - Top 10 in 2014: The best owners in the NFL today (READ) - Power Rankings: Each NFL team’s best home run hitter (READ) - Top10 in 2014: The best players at every NFL position (READ) - Top 10 in 2014: The best fans in the NFL today (READ) - Ten storylines that would be shockers in...
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Weekly Rewind: Stevan Ridley; Greatest defenses; Roster battles; Receiving help

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - Can Stevan Ridley hold onto the football and the starting job? (READ) - Are any receivers going to step up and help Tom Brady out this year? (READ) - The Patriots best defenses of the last 25 years. (READ) - Who’s going...
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Projecting the 2014 All-AFC Team; New England Patriots have two guys make it

The offseason is essentially complete, as training camps are slated to start next week. Thus, it’s a good time to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups. During a four-week period this summer, the editors at cover32 determined the All-Division team for each of the NFL’s eight divisions. Today, it’s time...
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Five potential breakout players for the New England Patriots in 2014

The New England Patriots spent the offseason adding to both sides of the ball, through free agency and the NFL Draft. With defensive tackle and first-round draft pick Dominique Easley, and cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, added to the defense, and wide receiver Brandon LaFell and fourth-round draft pick running back James White added to the offense, there are a number...
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Female Friday: Danny Amendola’s pick-me-up

It’s Friday again, and I don’t know about you all, but it’s been a long week. Continuing our Female Fridays segment, I’d like to cheer everyone up a little extra in this installment with an extra beautiful female: Talor Reazin. Talor Reazin is a professional model and actress from Oklahoma City, and the girlfriend of Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola. The two have been...
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Camp Preview: Youngsters could carry New England Patriots aging o-line

The offensive line is one of the most important pieces of the offense for the New England Patriots, heading into 2014. With certain veterans growing older or coming back from injury and an influx of young talent, it also figures to be one of the more interesting places to look during training camp. After 30 seasons with New England, long-time assistant head coach and offensive line...
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Ten 2014 storylines that would be shocking; how do they affect the New England Patriots?

In May, we penned a list of storylines that wouldn’t shock us during the upcoming season, developments that would seem like surprises to most but everyone should have seen coming. Today, it’s time for the opposite, a collection of plotlines that would be truly shocking if they happened during the upcoming season. With that in mind, To see 10 storylines that would be shockers...
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Grade Day: New England Patriots’ best free agent signings

It is grade day again at Cover32.com and today’s feature looks at the offseason moves by the New England Patriots front office; specifically, the team’s free agent signings. In 2014 the Patriots made a huge splash on defense when they brought in one of the biggest name’s on the market. Most of the time in the offseason the Patriots are conservative on the free agent market...
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Julian Edelman tries out another sport

Julian Edelman has not only instilled himself as the top receiver in the Patriots offense, he has also made it clear that he is one of the biggest sports fans in the Boston area. Seen regularly hitting up games across the city, Edelman is a huge Bruins, Red Sox and Celtics fan. But now, after driving the pace car around NASCAR’s Camping World RV Sales 301 Sprint Cup race in Loudon...
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Camp Preview: Who’s going to back up Rob Gronkowski?

As the New England Patriots enter training camp this summer no position has more question marks than at tight end. Behind All-Pro Rob Gronkowski, New England’s tight end group is anonymous. In addition, the New England front office failed to address the position this offseason in free agency or the NFL Draft. While Rob Gronkowski is unquestionably the most dynamic offensive playmaker—when...
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The New England Patriots top five roster battles

1. Receiver Depth Writer Tanner Howard had a great take on the WR position this week. Let’s take it step further and assume that Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Aaron Dobson and Matthew Slater are locks. Brandon LaFell and Thompkins should be next in line, while four rookies duke it out for a spot that might not even exist. Expect Jeremy Gallon (Michigan) to provide depth in the...
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Really? New England Patriots fan base left off list of 10 best in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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The best Nos. 90-99 in the NFL revealed; how’d the New England Patriots do?

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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Top-5: New England Patriot defenses of the last 25 years

The New England Patriots have been an offensive juggernaut for years. In the past 10 seasons, they have ranked in the top 10 in scoring offense exactly 10 times. It doesn’t get much better than that. Don’t expect much to change this season. The team returns the bulk of their roster on that side of the ball, including the all-important Tom Brady at quarterback. The defensive side...
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Camp Preview: Which New England Patriots receivers will step up?

Not much has changed for the Patriots at the wide receiver position, but there is reason to expect bigger things out of the young corps in 2014. Entering training camp, Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola lead this group of talented – but not yet proven – youngsters. Edelman’s breakout 105-reception campaign in 2013 makes him a virtual lock for this season’s starting lineup...
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New England Patriots CB Logan Ryan ranked top-20 in NFL, Revis is third

When cover32 released its list of the top 10 cornerbacks in the NFL today, there were some people angry about their favorite team’s top pass rusher not making the list. It made for a bit of spirited debate in the “Comments” section below the article. And it also begged another question: How close was Mr. Irate Fan’s CB to making the list? To provide an answer, the editors...
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Power Rankings: New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski rated top-20 home run hitter in NFL

Last night, 10 of the best sluggers in Major League Baseball gathered in Minnesota for the annual Home Run Derby. It was a fun exhibition of power, a showcase for players who can change a game with one swing of the bat. In the NFL, there are similar impact athletes on each roster, guys who can change the complexion of a contest with one electric play. Sometimes, this is a team...
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Camp Preview: Can Stevan Ridley Hold On To The Starting Job?

So I know LeBron just signed his deal to get back to Cleveland and everything, but listen to me for a second because I have way more exciting news: football season is almost here! Alright maybe that isn’t news per se, but with training camp around the corner, we here at Cover32 New England have taken it upon ourselves to prepare you for the crescendo to the regular season with...
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New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft ranked top-3 in the NFL

Typically speaking, sports fans tend to worry about two things – the past and the future. They’ll debate who was the greatest player of all-time, while also spending hours discussing whether or not a rookie is going to be develop into an All-Pro. Both are fun exercises, things that keep fans engaged and the beer flowing at the local tavern. But they miss out on what is most important...
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New England Patriots’ TE Rob Gonkowski ranked the best No. 87 in the NFL today

Certain players are simply synonymous with certain numbers. It’s hard to see No. 4 without thinking of Brett Favre. Seven will always be John Elway. A pair of twos right next to each other is Emmitt Smith. And the sight of 56 conjures up memories of Lawrence Taylor. Those are some of the all-time greats, players who have etched their names in the NFL’s history books. But there...
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Quotable Monday: New England Patriots’ Jamie Collins set for breakout year

“He [Jamie Collins] does everything. He’s one of those freakish athletes that can do what we do as defensive backs and as a linebacker.” - Devin McCourty, Patriots safety Heading into the playoffs, Jamie Collins was a relative unknown. Leaving the Divisional-Round game against the Colts, he was a household name. Collins is a freakish talent. Though the depth chart calls him...
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Camp Preview: Do the New England Patriots have Tom Brady’s successor?

I know everyone loves Tom Brady, but that doesn’t mean this isn’t going to be a heated competition for the starting job… Yeah, just kidding. Brady may be “old,” but he’s still a beast. As I wrote about last week, the only thing that has changed about Brady is his perception. He’s going to be great, and there’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to lead the Pats...
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