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Bitter Jets fans at it again...

Jim Mcisaac/Getty ImagesBy plane, by billboard, and by plane yet again some enraged members of the gang green faithful have shown their displeasure of their football organization. Though in the past the public statements have been about removing the general manager John Idzik, most recently a plane flew over East Rutherford, NJ with a banner that read "JETS REBUILDING SINCE 1969...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots after a bye week

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots machine is back! After resting during the bye week, New England will face the Indianapolis Colts on Sunday Night Football. Since their blowout loss to Kansas City back on October 5th, New England has responded by rattling off five straight wins. The team has simply caught fire!As the Pats prepare for the Colts, I can't help...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Vick says Jets could have won more with him at QB

Lorenzo Reyes, USA Today:Watching Michael Vick shred an NFL defense at 34 years old prompts a question impossible to ignore.What if?What if the New York Jets had tabbed Vick to be their starting quarterback from Day 1, instead of handing the job to Geno Smith in a half-hearted competition? Would the franchise have won more games?One player thinks so.The plan was for 23 year old Geno...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Vinateiri used to play on scout team defense

Indianapolis ColtsBill Belichick loves to be prepared. If there is one thing that has been a key to the Patriots success this last decade it has been that they are always prepared for game day. That preparation starts the week before in practice, with the scout team helping the offense know what to expect out of the other team. So its no surprise he would use everything at his disposal...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Colts are a stern test for Pats, but not the best measuring stick

Photo by Jeff Zelevansky/Getty ImagesThe Patriots face a stern test on Sunday when they travel to Indianapolis to face potentially MVP candidate Andrew Luck and the Indianapolis Colts in Indianapolis, but is it a good measuring for where the Patriots are as a team? Partially, but where the Pats are as a team will be determined by more than this game. The Patriots began a stretch...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN 30 for 30 on Randy Moss

Photo courtesy of Washington PostESPN has done it again with the 30 for 30 series. Each 30 for 30 chronicles various significant moments in sports told by featured filmmakers. The latest installment of this Emmy nominated series has once again caught my interest. Airing tonight, ESPN's 30 for 30 titled Rand University, tells the story of Randy Moss and his tough path to greatness...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Mark Sanchez was dominant last night and Jets fans are pissed

Four words I never thought I would say in my life: Mark Sanchez was incredible.But he was. Stepping in for the injured Nick Foles, Sanchez led the Eagles to a 45-21 rout of the discombobulated Carolina Panthers. The former Jets quarterback completed 20 of 37 passes for 332 and two touchdowns. He averaged 9 yards per completed pass and posted a total QB rating of 102.5 in his first...
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November 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Will Cleveland show Hoyer the money?

Andy Lyons/GettyFor the first time since 1994 the Browns find themselves at the top of their very tough division. They also happen to be in a very tough financial decision with regard to their quarterback roster. Their current starter Brian Hoyer is in a contract year and they just drafted the Heisman winner Johnny Manziel in the first round of the draft. No matter what happens the...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots top 5 plays so far

Elise Amendola/APThe Patriots are on a bye right now, so it's a great time to look back at the best plays of the Patriots season so far. Here's the best plays of the season so far.5.) Vince Wilfork's interception vs Oakland: There was a little luck involved with this, but it could not have come at a better time for the Patriots. Wilfork picked off Derek Carr with less than a minute...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Should Andrew Luck be an MVP candidate?

Andrew Luck is proving himself to be one of the elite QBs this year, there's no doubt about that. He is leading one of the leagues most high powered offenses in the Indianapolis Colts, but does that make him an MVP candidate?Andrew Luck, USATSIThat question depends on how many people you consider to be candidates. At this juncture in the season, I like to have it narrowed down...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Shake up in the AFC East helps the Patriots

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesThe Patriots received some breathing room in the AFC East with both the Dolphins and Bills losing during week 10. Thanks to the Detroit Lions & Kansas City Chiefs, the Patriots have a two game cushion in the division.Words cannot describe how much of an impact these losses are to New England's chances of winning the division. Let's breakdown...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning won't share the spotlight with Denver backup QB

Jay Busbee, Yahoo:The Broncos were up by more than four scores on the Oakland Raiders with more than 15 minutes to play. That's the definition of "garbage time." (And given the occasionally filthy conditions at O.Co Coliseum, a literal definition.) Osweiler sure seemed like he was prepped to go in and get a few snaps, maybe impress his lady with a Real Live NFL Touchdown.Alas, it...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Michael Irvin: "Bill Belichick changed the course of the NFL"

When it comes to the NFL Networks coverage of the New England Patriots the analysts are either able to give some good non-biased commentary or they played for the St. Louis Rams that lost in Super Bowl 36 and are still bitter (see Faulk, Marshall and Warner,Kurt).Michael Irvin, who is one of the Patriots biggest supporters, doesn't miss a chance to get under Faulk's skin by bringing...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Mike Vrabel has Super Bowl rings stolen from his home

Former Patriots linebacker and current Houston Texans linebacker coach, Mike Vrabel, had his three Super Bowl rings stolen over the weekend after someone broke into his home.Vrabel then proceeded to tweet the following:To all the Houston area pawn shops: 3 super bowl rings are headed your way. Courtesy of the mother ******* who smashed our back door in— Mike Vrabel (@CoachVrabel50...
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November 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 things to do during a non-Patriots football weekend

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesBrady and company will be taking a well deserved break this weekend and as Patriots fans we can rejoice that our team is atop the AFC east and are playing really good football. It also means as fans we don't get to see a Gronk spike or Belichick's stonewall face. So what is a Patriots fan to do? Here are my top 5 suggestions to fill in the void left by a Patriots...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 5 shootouts in NFL history: Defense is not always around on any given Sunday

5. December 22, 1963 Oakland 52 Houston 49 The 1963 Oakland Raiders were led by first year head coach, Al Davis. In his first year with the organization, Raiders legend Al Davis replaced the team's original gold and black uniforms with the current "silver and black" scheme. The Raiders were 2-12 in 1961 followed by a 1-13 mark in 1962. They defeated the Boston Patriots, 20-0 in the...
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November 08, 2014  |  Discuss

Randy Moss would come out of retirement for Peyton Manning

Nicki Jhabvala, Denver Post: Randy Moss retired once, in 2011, but returned to the game about six months later on a one-year deal with the 49ers. After that, he called it quits again and joined Fox Sports 1 as an NFL analyst..But even at 37, he says he’s still in top shape and confirmed an earlier report by Jay Glazer that the Seahawks had reached out to him about replacing receiver...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

If Peyton Manning is a wuss, he is in good company

CSNNE:"I'm not taking anything away from the Patriots defense," said Bedard. "They made Manning play the way they wanted to. But I'm putting it on Manning as 'one of the greats in the game,' you've got to be able to overcome that. We would've expected the same thing of Tom Brady in this game, and Manning just didn't rise to the occasion. I thought that Manning wussed out."Dictionary...
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November 07, 2014  |  Discuss

Hightower shows leadership as defensive play caller

Ann Heisenfelt/APWhen Mayo went down for the season in the Buffalo game the Patriots lost their leader on defense. Last year the defense was still able to compete when Mayo went down with a season ending injury and Hightower is doing everything he can to keep the defense dominant this year. The first round selection in 2012 had not lived up to his hype until his leadership promotion...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Jonathan Casillas at the core of special teams unit on Sunday

Photo from NESNIt's great when new guys, whether it be new signings or a guy you got in a trade, fit in well almost right away in any sport. Jonathan Casillas is a good example of that - Casillas was a major player for the Patriots in every facet of their special teams against the Broncos on Sunday. He played in all four phases of special teams (punt return, punt coverage, kick off...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis says he feels sorry for anyone who has to cover Gronk

Jared Wickerham/Getty ImagesDarrelle Revis is probably happy he and Rob Gronkowski are on the same team.Revis recently echoed comments made by Tom Brady about the star tight end being virtually impossible to contain.Lee Schechter, ESPNBoston:“I wouldn’t blame them for panicking,” Revis said. “The guy is 6-foot-7, he can run, he’s explosive. I mean, you put him in that category...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Defensive deception that got Manning

Nancy Lane/Boston HeraldPeyton Manning looked confused at times against the Patriots defense. The biggest example would be the first interception Manning threw, which Rob Ninkovich was on the right end of for New England. I suggested that when it happened that Ninkovich used the "Hey, I'm on your team!" trick because Peyton and his intended target, Demaryius Thomas, looked so out...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman rewarded for punt return touchdown, puts Broncos in rear view mirror

Erik Frentz, Boston: Patriots running back Brandon Bolden and tight end Tim Wright could not block the punt after Broncos punter Britton Colquitt fumbled the snap, but Julian Edelman made up for it on the other end with a spectacular 84-yard touchdown return.That is why Edelman has been named the Week 9 AFC special teams player of the week. The Patriots have never seen a punt returner...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady and Edelman bromance

It is always the quarterback's responsibility to build a relationship with their broffensive teammates. Over the years, Tom Brady has never been bashful about supporting his teammates. During week 9's spanking of the Broncos, Brady was mic'd up and we all witnessed the revival of his bromance with wide receiver, Julian Edelman. Prior to sharing a broment with his quarterback,...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady can't comprehend Gronk's Catch

So Gronk made the greatest catch I have ever seen against the Denver Broncos on Sunday, and apparently it surprised Tom Brady as well, who couldn't contain his excitement. The now infamous quote, "How the **** did you catch that?" is below.Brady also agrees that it was one of the best catches he has ever seenBrady on Gronk's 1-handed catch: "One of the best I've ever seen." pic...
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November 06, 2014  |  Discuss
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