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Rex Ryan refuses to send sympathy cards to his opponents.

Vacchiano, New York Daily News:Players get hurt in sports all the time. That’s just the reality of their jobs. Life must go on, and the Giants players know it, even if it has to somehow continue without Victor Cruz.“It can be something you rally around,” said defensive tackle Cullen Jenkins. “I’ve played on teams where we had big-time injuries and issues and they’ve...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Breaking Madden has Tom Brady defy the odds!

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash, Getty ImagesFor over 25 years, the Madden NFL video game continues to be a fixture of pop culture. People all over, pick up their controllers and spend countless hours playing Madden. This game has ruined relationships, friendships, and lives with its addictive qualities. With the rise of social media and people like Jon Bois, Maddenites continue...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Predicting Patriots vs Jets Week 7 - PatriotsLife roundtable

It's pretty obvious that when you poll a couple Patriots bloggers, they are probably going to pick their team to win. So, instead we look at where we do differ- the final score.Here's a roundup of some of our writers predictions for the team's first Thursday night game - New York Jets vs New England. -------- Mike Saver (@MikeASaver)Patriots by 3This will be a tough game, as most...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Three things to know about the Jets before tonights game

Its Patriots vs Jets tonight on Thursday Night Football. Here are three things you have to know about the Jets before tonight's game.1. They're the JetsButt Fumble. That says it all.2. Their front seven is legitRichardson, Wilkerson, Harris, Pace. Just some of the members of that Jets front seven. Each one of them is dangerous in their own right. Collectively they are stout against...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo undergoes surgery on patella tendon

While it's not yet official, you can assume that Mayo will be soon placed on season ending injured reserve by the Patriots.Mayo suffered a knee injury in last Sunday's game against the Buffalo Bills and all reports since have indicated that his season is done. The news today from Tom E. Curran seems to confirm that.Jerod Mayo had surgery this morning to repair his patella tendon...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan on Tom Brady criticism, "that was hysterical"

Rex Ryan at this post game press conference after losing to the Denver Bronco's 31-17. (Photo courtesy of the New York Jets)When asked what he thought about the criticism that was heaped upon Tom Brady after the Patriots tepid 2-2 start Rex Ryan said, Boston Herald:“Yeah, that was hysterical, I thought. You know what I mean? It’s like, ‘Yeah, really? OK.’ I mean, come on...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady was almost a Jet

Back cover of the NYDNNo, that wasn't a misprint. Or a spelling mistake. If Jesse Kaye, Midwest regional scout for the Jets in 2000 when Tom Brady was drafted, had his way, Brady would be wearing green and white right now according to CSNNE. If Kaye had his way, Brady would have been drafted 20 slots higher by the Jets according to CSNNE. The Jets had already taken Chad Pennington...
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October 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets defensive front gives them hope

Al Bello/Getty ImagesThursday seems likely to be a bleak night for Jets fans. They don't seem to have a quarterback, their original starting corners are all gone, they have only one win, and they now travel north to New England to face a Patriots team that has been on fire the past two weeks. They are currently 7.5 point underdogs in their upcoming match up. So what is left for Jets...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly questionable with concussions

Stork & Connolly are questionable for Thursday. (Jim Rogash - Getty Images)The day before the Patriots Thursday night showdown with the New York Jets, the Patriots announced that both Bryan Stork and Dan Connolly have been listed as questionable after they missed practice again due to concussions. Both players have been key parts to the success of not only the offensive line...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver Broncos are now America's team

Kristian Dyer, Yahoo:Dubbed "America's Team" for years, the Cowboys actually are only America's fourth-most popular team according to a new Harris Poll conducted in mid-September.The top dogs? The Denver Broncos, who hadn't ranked higher than eighth on their list between the time John Elway retired and when Peyton Manning joined the team.In a recent Harris Poll(September 10-17) which...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon Browner claims he's 'ready to go'

Among the current injury crisis under way in Foxborough, it is nice to know that we should be seeing a much anticipated Patriots debut tomorrow, and hopefully, the beginnings of a lethal tandem. Highly rated former Legion of Boom cornerback Brandon Browner looks like he is ready to pull on a Patriots jersey for game-day against the Jets on Thursday Night Football, after a four-week...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Week 6 film breakdown: How to not cover the tight end

Chandler was a thorn in the Patriots side all day. Photo via BuffaloBills.comEach 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. This week Tom Brady powered an impressive second half by the offense, allowing the team to pull away for...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Reiss discusses diminished role of Danny Amendola

The Patriots offense, which sputtered through the first four games of the season, has found its groove in the past two weeks- returning to form with Tom Brady connecting with a variety of receivers and moving the ball with relative ease. One receiver, however, has been noticeably absent from the stat sheet: Danny Amendola.The struggles of Amendola, and second year wideout Aaron Dobson...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Someone carved Tom Brady's face into a pumpkin and it is beautiful

The internet is a magical place where even your wildest dreams can come true. And if that wildest dream was seeing Tom Brady's face carved into a pumpkin then it is your lucky day.nullThat is amazing! Get this guy a medal or something!RedditFollow me on Twitter @ETthomehomeRead more of my work here
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan "sick to stomach" over seeing Revis with the Pats

Brace Hemmelgarn/USA TODAY SportsDarrelle Revis used to play in green and white. Now he plays in red, white and blue. How does Rex Ryan feel? "A little sick to my stomach," according to ESPN Boston. Understandable, given that Darrelle Revis is considered one of the best corners in the game and one of the best players in Jets history. And Rex Ryan is definitely feeling the loss after...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How the Patriots should fill in the void left by Ridley and Mayo

Photo courtesy of ESPN.comThe Patriots paid a hefty price for their win against Buffalo on Sunday. In one game, they managed to lose their between the tackles running back in Stevan Ridley and the heart and soul of the defense in Jerod Mayo. Whenever a team loses key pieces on both sides of the ball can be truly catastrophic. It would be like Seattle losing Marshawn Lynch and...
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October 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots re-establish themselves as the top dog in AFC East

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesA few weeks ago the AFC East seemed wide open. At the time every team seemed mediocre at best and the normally dominant Patriots were blown out on Monday Night Football leaving the team at 2-2. After winning the division eleven times since the beginning of the century the Patriots looked fractured and the entire division seemed to be in disarray. My how...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Best O-line groupings begin to emerge: a look at the advanced stats

With another strong offensive performance, it looked like the Patriots had found an offensive line grouping that they could finally depend on. But with a string of injuries towards the end of the game, the putrid units that took charge in weeks one through four were reunited, and instantly looked awful again. As I wrote last week after the Bengals victory, the individual performances...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots can pull the plug on Jets life support on Thursday

Rex on desperation: "As bad as its gets. Desperate to say the least"— Mike Petraglia (@Trags) October 14, 2014Sadness is one of the "six basic emotions" described by Paul Ekman, Professor Emeritus in Psychology at UCSF, along with happiness, anger, surprise, fear and disgust. It looks as though Jets head coach, Rex Ryan has five of the six emotions down pat. I don't see happiness...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan: We're desperate but not dysfunctinal

Associated PressIf there is one thing that Rex Ryan isn't afraid of its talking. Even if it means he puts his foot in his mouth. As the 1-5 Jets prepare to play the 4-2 Patriots on Thursday night Rex is doing a lot of talking. Mostly about how his team is losing.Even thought the 2014 season is only entering week 7, the Jets are already in desperation mode. Something Rex Ryan will...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Short week for Patriots, Jets won't impact rivalry

Keith Nordstrom/Patriots.comThe Patriots and Jets square off at Gillette Stadium in just two days, a quick turnaround for both teams. This will be the first meeting of the season between the heated rivals, and no matter how much time the teams are given to prepare for one another, both sides will be fired up and ready to play.Per Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com. “I think records go out...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Ring Envy: What Buffalo Bills fans said

Our popular Ring Envy series is a spinoff of the "Green Envy" series we run at CelticsLife. We lay out comments from the opposing team's fans after a Patriots win! We focus this week's Ring Envy on the fans of the Buffalo Bills. Top Three 1) "We are a QB and a competent OC away from competing with these a$$holes. OH I hate the effing       Pats so much"2) "Answer: Pretenders ...
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October 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Brian Tyms doing big things in limited role

Brian Tyms, who turned heads in the preseason with some impressive touchdown grabs on deep balls from Jimmy G, lived up to his reputation and turned in a game-changing play on Sunday when he hauled in a 43-yard pass from Tom Brady early in the second half. The play swung momentum firmly in the Patriots direction and was a refreshing throwback to the days when Brady connected on deep...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Reports: Patriots trying out replacements for Mayo

Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesAccording to Field Yates (tweet below), the Patriots tried out 5 linebackers today: Justin Anderson,Kaelin Burnett, Tim Dobbins, Mario Harvey, and Paul Hazel. With Jerrod Mayo out for the year according to Adam Schefter, the Patriots will need someone to fill to fill the void left by Mayo for the rest of the year. The Patriots worked out 5 linebackers...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley lost for the season

Injuries demoralized the Patriots Sunday. (Mike Groll - AP)The biggest takeaways from yesterday's game were the injuries to RB Stevan Ridley and LB Jerod Mayo. As two of the leaders of this team, losing them was a huge blow to the Patriots, but also served as a rallying cry that carried the team in the second half. Going forward, this Thursday night's game will be their first test...
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October 13, 2014  |  Discuss
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