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Offensive line goes from worst to first: a look at the advanced stats

The Patriots offensive crisis through the first few weeks of the season was massively overblown. As soon as the Garoppolo in for Brady whispers started swirling, any sort of rationalism was dashed. One thing that was very real throughout that four week period starting in week one was the horrifying offensive line play. The Patriots O-Line ranked 31st, 7th, 29th and 24th (of 26 in...
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Pro Football Focus puts Revis over Talib in 2014

Pro Football Focus, a well-respected source for deep statistical analytics for the NFL, has Darrelle Revis ahead of Aqib Talib in most statistical categories to this point in the season.Darrelle Revis and Aqib Talib, coverage by route pic.twitter.com/Rvyfrqr9h3— Pro Football Focus (@PFF) October 30, 2014Getty ImagesRevis has allowed a lower completion percentage, lower total yardage...
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Did Kelvin Benjamin tank his combine?

Picture was taken from video of Kelvin Benjamin's 40 time at NFL.comEarlier this year scouts were analyzing hundreds of players in a never ending quest to predict the quality and potential of future NFL athletes. So after spending all of that time looking at film, investigating backgrounds, and checking Wonderlic scores there is one thing they can't check. They cannot measure...
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Wes Welker won't text Brady this week

Photo courtesy of Kirby Lee/USA Today SportsThe Patriots will face the Broncos in an epic showdown between two AFC juggernauts. However, if you are Tom Brady, don't expect any support texts from long time friend and former teammate, Wes Welker.Jeff Howe from the Boston Herald captured Welker's response when asked about texting Tom Brady before Sunday:This isn’t really...
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Patriots already very familiar with new LB Casillas

Photo via www.buccaneers.comWhen the Patriots traded for linebacker Jonathan Casillas from the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, they knew exactly what they were getting.During the 2012 and 2013 preseasons, the Patriots held joint practices with the New Orleans Saints and the Buccaneers, both of his former employers. By virtue of that, they were able to watch him practice more than some other...
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Week 8 film breakdown: Browner, Ayers, Moore amongst new contributors on defense

Each week, PatriotsLife will check the tape of the Pats previous game using the NFL's "All 22 coaches film", posting our thoughts on the developments good or bad that shaped the outcome of the game. After a one week hiatus, we return to the film room to see how some of the new faces on New England's reshuffled defense fared in their 51-23 pummeling of the Chicago...
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Brady named Offensive Player of the Month

Darren McCollester/Getty ImagesSo much for Tom Brady being in "decline." Brady was named the AFC Offensive player of the Month for October, throwing for 1268 yards, 14 touchdowns and no interceptions in the month of October.Tom Brady was named AFC offensive player of the month for October. 100/144, 1268 yards, 14 TDs, 0 INTs.— Doug Kyed (@DougKyedNESN) October 30, 2014Yeah...
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Eric Decker ask Jets fans why they love the Jets, turns out exactly how you thought it would

Howard Simmons/New York Daily NewsTwitter is the front lines of the proverbial war between well intentioned people and the trolls that inhabit the interwebs. New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker stumbled head first into this on going war Wednesday when he posted this tweet.#jetsnation, tell me why you love the @nyjets using #jetsdiehardfan and I'll send a signed prize to my...
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Remembering last years epic comeback against Denver

Tom Brady celebrates with Rob Gronkowski, via SBNationWhile Tom Brady and Peyton Manning don't actually play against each other, there's a lot of excitement every time their teams match up. There's practically a seasons worth of games to pick from, but one of the most legendary of the Brady-Manning saga came last year on a bone-chilling Sunday night in late November.There...
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Next guest at Revis Island: Demaryius Thomas

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesCoach Bill Belichick has a difficult task ahead of him as the Patriots prepare to host the Denver Broncos this Sunday. Our beloved hooded guru must develop strategies to take away Peyton Manning's offensive toys. The big question on everyone's mind is who Darrelle Revis will cover during Sunday's game? If I am drawing up the...
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Welker's last days?

Jared Wickerham/GettyThe Patriots will face their toughest challenge next Sunday against possibly the best team in the NFL. Bloggers and journalists are highlighting the Brady/Manning rivalry and recalling their previous AFC Championship clash. One story line that seems to be getting downplayed is that former Patriot Wes Welker is heading back to his old stomping grounds. So why...
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Solder/Vollmer vs. Ware/Miller match-up looms large this Sunday

Through the first four games of the regular season, the porous offensive line of the Patriots presented massive problems for Tom Brady. He was crushed by the Dolphins, Raiders, and Chiefs, and was clearly rattled. His play suffered, as did the team's performance.Nate Solder, regarded as the most talented member of the line and a borderline elite left tackle was more of a matador...
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Nick Fairley likely out against NE

Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty ImagesAccording to reports (see below), Detroit Lions defensive tackle Nick Fairley could miss 4-5 weeks, meaning he could miss Detroit's Week 12 match up against the Patriots in New England.unlikely he plays vs NE --> @mikecwright MCL and PCL for Lions DT Nick Fairley according to source. Hope is he's back in 4-5 weeks.— shalise manza...
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Young Tom Brady dressed in Celtics gear

Tom Brady. So hot right now. Cross-Post with CelticsLife.com
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Bill Belichick gives a classic Bill Belichick answer

Ah, Belichick. pic.twitter.com/e2uMGtHMmP— Seth Wickersham (@SethWickersham) October 29, 2014He's still got it!
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Nation comes to their senses, agrees Tom Brady is still elite

Boston GlobeWhat have you done for me lately? That's the standard every quarterback is held to. It doesn't matter how much success they have had in the past. All it takes is one bad game and all of a sudden the back up QB is the most popular guy in town.Tom Brady isn't immune from that. After his early season struggles a SportsNation poll was split 50/50 on whether he...
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Denver Broncos fan shows up after being reported missing

Jesse Paul, Denver Post:A Kremmling man who disappearing midway through Thursday's Broncos' game was found safe in Pueblo on Tuesday, telling authorities he walked about 118 miles south and slept outdoors during his journey, hoping to avoid recognition.Paul Kitterman, 53, became the center of national interest as authorities and those close to him searched far and wide for...
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Belichick says Peyton Manning is the best QB he's coached against

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick once again reiterated how he feels about Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning.Mike Petraglia, WEEI:“He’s great. He’s obviously a great quarterback, the best quarterback I’ve coached against. He does a tremendous job,” Belichick said.Belichick also said how Manning always finds open receivers with ease, no matter where they are on the field...
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PatriotsLife Round Table: Most memorable blowout in recent history?

Patriots fans are priviledged.There really is no way around it when your team has won at least 10 games for 11 straight years and been division champions in all but two years since Tom Brady took the reigns in 2001.In that time period, we've seen a lot of blowouts. A lot of them. Mostly it's been the Patriots pummeling the other team. Yet, the thing about blowouts is they...
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Patriots finally sign Alan Branch, release Deonte Skinner to make room

Defensive end Alan Branch has been around the Patriots facilities for a full week now, yet he still wasn't signed. The team finally made things official, and Branch will be practicing with the team today.Patriots announce they've signed DL Alan Branch. LB Deontae Skinner has been released.— Phil Perry (@PhilAPerry) October 29, 2014A second round pick in 2007, Branch had...
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Bill Belichick is master of game planning based off match ups

Kyle Arrington defends a pass, via NESNAlfonzo Dennard was inactive for Sunday's game against the Bears, and Kyle Arrington only saw the field 9 times (He only saw it once against the Jets).Don't read too much into this. Dennard is a smaller cornerback, still dealing with some injuries, going up against big physical receivers. Big receivers and Dennard don't exactly...
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Hightower and Stork stay on the field

AP/Steve SenneWhen breaking down the amount of snaps each player took last Sunday an interesting take away is that rookie center Bryan Stork and linebacker Dont'a Hightower were both on the field 100% of the time. Bryan Stork and Hightower were only Patriots to play 100% of snaps yesterday pic.twitter.com/1mKGfYvHkK— Miguel@PatsCap.Com (@patscap) October 27, 2014It is understandable...
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Emmanuel Sanders wanted to sign with the Patriots

Photo via ESPN.comEmmanuel Sanders, now with the Broncos, nearly became a Patriot on two separate occasions.The wide receiver originally signed an offer sheet from New England during the 2013 offseason. But his former team, the Pittsburgh Steelers, matched the offer. He saw free agency again this past offseason and once again nearly inked a deal to play in Foxborough.Chris Wesseling...
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Buffalo Bills disappointed that Jets replaced QB Geno Smith

I asked RB Chris Johnson about the Jets quarterback situation; "I don’t even be in the game, so I don’t know." #Jets #NFL— Jane McManus (@janesports) October 26, 2014Kyle Newport, Bleacherreport:“We were bummed out when they took Geno out.’’ It's not clear who said that, but it's hard to blame the Bills for feeling that way. After all, Geno Smith completed...
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Bucs trade LB Jonathan Casillas to Patriots

Cliff McBride/Getty ImagesAccording to Ian Rapaport, the Tampa Bay Bucanneers have traded Jonathan Casillas (pictured, left) to the Patriots, adding to the Patriots linebacker depth.The #Bucs are finishing up a trade to send LB Jonathan Casillas to the #Patriots, source says.— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) October 28, 2014The Buccaneers have traded LB Jonathan Casillas to the Patriots...
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