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Check the Film: Brown, Easley flash, but secondary struggles

The Patriots secondary gave up far too many big plays through the air on Saturday nightAfter each and every Patriots game, I'll be taking a look back on the game film using NFL Game Rewind and posting my observations. Here are my takeaways from Saturday's rough showing against Drew Brees and the New Orleans SaintsDefensive TackleIt wasn't a good showing from the Patriots first stringers...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty backpedals on comments about playing corner

Patriots safety Devin McCourty seemed to back off recent comments he made about playing cornerback this year.“I’ve just got to play,” McCourty said, via Adam Kurkjian of the Boston Herald. “As a player, you’ve just got to go play football. Obviously, a new week, you’ve got to prepare and get ready to go for new challenges this week, but that’s all I can do.”McCourty...
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August 26, 2015  |  Discuss

Pats send future 7th-rounder to Detroit for tackle Michael Williams

According to various reports, the Patriots have acquired Lions offensive lineman Michael Williams in exchange for a future seventh-round pick.The former tight end-turned-tackle was a seventh-round pick himself out of Alabama back in 2013 and has yet to make his NFL debut. A member of Detroit's practice squad all of last season, he suffered a broken hand that derailed his rookie campaign...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Three months later, Peter King finally owns up to false PSI report

It only took Peter King three months to right his obvious wrong, but at least he finally got around to it, right?The day following the AFC Title Game, ESPN's Chris "I Don't Know How Twitter Works" Mortensen reported that 11 out of the 12 balls New England used were at least two PSI under the legal limit of 12.5. Peter King piggybacked on Mort's report five days later, saying that...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh needs a fall guy for Terrell Suggs

Conor Orr, NFL:Buoyed by the NFL's clearance of Terrell Suggs' below-the-hip shot on Sam Bradford Saturday, Ravens head coach John Harbaugh came out in defense of his maligned pass rusher."When you start popping off about somebody's character, you cross the line," Harbaugh said Monday, via ESPN.com. "That's not really something that we would respect. But most of their guys over there...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

Tarrell Brown: 'we're held to a higher standard'

Free agent signings like Tarrell Brown have been trying to make an impression to head coach Bill Belichick in order to make the final roster. Brown, by all accounts, has been doing that.Despite an ugly showing from the Patriots' secondary last Saturday night against the New Orleans Saints, Brown knows the team can, and will play better. Per Mike Petraglia of WEEI.com: “We have...
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August 25, 2015  |  Discuss

The Patriots are smart to not play Rob Gronkowski

The Patriots continue to be one of the best run organizations in pro sports.Reason for that is because they stay out of their own way.The big story in the the NFL today --- that has nothing to do with deflated footballs, thank God --- is Packers wide-out Jordy Nelson ending his season after tearing his ACL on this play in an exhibition game against the Steelers.  But he was not...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Darryl Roberts likely done for season, Brandon Gibson placed on IR

The Patriots have run into their first season-ending injuries of the preseason.According to Mike Reiss of ESPN Boston, rookie cornerback Darryl Roberts is looking at a lost season as a result of the wrist injury he suffered back in the preseason opener against the Packers. This is the first word we've gotten as to the extent of the injury since he left the game late in the first...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

What's wrong with the NFL today?! The Cris Carter incident

Is it the players? Is it the owners? Is it Roger Goodell? Is it the fans? Is it everything? I ask the question because over recent years I, among many others have noticed a trend within the NFL and the media surrounding it. A trend that, if left unchecked, could lead to corruption at the highest levels and destroy whatever purity remains of a game we love. "I don't trust the...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty hopes move to corner isn't permanent going forward

Devin McCourty is willing to do whatever the coaching staff asks of him, but that doesn't mean he's without his own preferences.McCourty has seen some time at cornerback this month, and those reps increased during the joint-practices with the Saints last week in West Virginia. And during the game versus the Saints Saturday, he got the start opposite Malcolm Butler and did alright...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

BREAKING: Patriots sign Reggie Wayne to 1-year deal

After he took a physical yesterday, the Patriots have signed veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne to a 1-year deal. Wayne, 36, has spent his entire career with the Indianapolis Colts and adds an established route runner to a solid receiving corps. Reggie Wayne and New England Patriots have reached agreement on a one-year deal, league source told ESPN.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

John Cena defends Brady on ESPN

Source: WWEThis Sunday, WWE wrestler John Cena appeared on ESPN SportsCenter for the coverage of SummerSlam tonight. The discussion quickly turned to Deflategate. Cena, a long time resident of Boston and Patriots fan, naturally defended Brady. Questioning why they spend so much time and energy on "deflated footballs". via USA Today:“Let your accomplishments speak for yourself...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Pats Preseason Odds Update for Week One for the 2015-16 NFL Season

There is no better way to start an NFL season, than to have the defending Super Bowl champions kick it off in style. Whether that style is overshadowed by an “over-inflated” issue is still to be determined. It’s the New England Patriots and conference rival Pittsburgh Steelers on Thursday Night Football. The only problem with this epic matchup is that this “Deflategate...
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August 24, 2015  |  Discuss

Cleveland's Joe Thomas defends Tom Brady, blasts Roger Goodell, calls Deflategate "a sting operation"

You can count Cleveland's Joe Thomas among those defending Tom Brady and trashing NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell.Thomas, who's been a Pro Bowler at the tackle position all seven seasons he's been in the league and has been a five-time First-Team All-Pro, truly spoke his mind said Sunday in an interview with ESPN when he *heavily* criticized Goodell for his handling of Deflategate...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Pittsburgh's Maurkice Pouncey out indefintely after suffering broken ankle

Over in Pittsburgh, the Steelers (and the Packers) got another harsh lesson about the danger and frustrations of preseason football.Four-time Pro Bowl center Maurkice Pouncey suffered a broken bone in his ankle in the first quarter of today's game and will be out indefinitely, and surgery is likely coming for the 26-year-old. Pouncey was blocking downfield when Packers cornerback...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Patriots Hope to Sign Reggie Wayne

The Patriots have brought in Reggie Wayne for a physical. (i.cdn.turner.com)With rumors swirling for the last several months, the Patriots have finally decided to bring in former Colts WR Reggie Wayne for a physical in hopes of signing him to a contract. Former Colts WR Reggie Wayne arrived in New England last night and is taking a physical with the Patriots today, per league sources...
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August 23, 2015  |  Discuss

Jimmy Garoppolo shines in win over Saints

AP PhotoIf, for some reason, Tom Brady's suspension isn't totally overturn and he has to miss games, I'm going on record as saying I would be completely comfortable with Jimmy Garoppolo filling in. Jimmy played extremely well against the New Orleans Saints in bringing the Patriots back from a 21-point first half deficit.Let's start with the numbers: Jimmy Garoppolo was 28/33 for...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Preseason Game 2: Patriots garner comeback win, 26-24 over Saints

The vacation week of practice at the Green Brier Resort in White Sulphur Springs, WV for the Patriots and Saints was over. The teams travelled to the Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans, LA. Inactive for the New England Patriots were: Julian Edelman, Brandon Lafell, Aaron Dobson and Bryan Tyms.Jimmy Garoppolo moved the Patriots into field goal range ein the final minutes. WR...
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August 22, 2015  |  Discuss

Deflate-Gate Roundup

There has been so much new information/opinions surrounding Deflate-Gate and you may be coming down with Deflate-Gate Fatigue Syndrome as diagnosed by Dan Shaughnessy, but here are some of the highlights over the last week-plus.Seahawks star corner Richard Sherman is popular around New England for giving us this glorious reaction to the Malcolm Butler interception, but he gets even...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Eavesdropgate: forever paranoid Colts still sweep locker room at Gillette for bugs

If the Indianapolis Colts put half as much effort into beating the Patriots as they do worrying about bugs in their locker room they'd be much better of for it.Just a day after former Colts head coach Tony Dungy told Dan Patrick that he and Peyton Manning used to discuss gameplans out in the hallways of Gillette Stadium over fears the visitors' locker room was bugged, Bob Kravitz...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Randy Moss has Tom Brady's back in Deflategate

Taking up head coach Bill Belichick on his invitation, former Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss was hanging out with the Pats during their join-practice with the Saints down in West Virginia on Thursday.Moss, while wearing a Pats shirt throughout the session, was chatting it up with Belichick and tight end Rob Gronkowksi while he also played some catch with quarterback Tom Brady...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Chris Borland says NFL provides a fall guy

Frank Schwab, Yahoo:I love football. As more times goes on, I'm more conflicted by that.The story says that as a freshman at the University of Wisconsin, Borland suffered a head injury covering a kickoff and couldn't remember the rest of the game. He doesn't remember blocking a punt later in the game. He was named co-Big Ten special teams player of the week. Borland said his head...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Brian Tyms' season in doubt following "serious" foot injury

According to multiple reports, Patriots wide receiver Brian Tyms suffered a "serious" foot injury Wednesday during practice and the injury could force him to miss the entire 2015 season.Tyms injured his foot during the joint-practice sessions with the New Orleans Saints. Not much is known at the moment besides that it doesn't look promising, as a move to injured reserve is likely...
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August 21, 2015  |  Discuss

Darrelle Revis - Mercenary or Savvy businessman?

It is very easy to forget that athlete's are people too.They have dreams and ambitions, wants and needs, families that need to be taken care of, and day-to-day lives that need to be lived in a particular way if they would like to be successful. In the world of Football - there are few who are able to negotiate a deal better than Darrelle Revis. His close family and agent, as well...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss

New York Jets stay mad at Geno Smith, on and off field

USA Today:The New York Jets flagged Geno Smith for a false start.Smith was photographed by the New York Post playing catch with a friend outside his New Jersey apartment Saturday, two days after the quarterback had jaw surgery. Smith had plates and screws inserted into the jaw, which was broken by a punch from then-teammate Ikemefuna Enemkpali on Tuesday.The newspaper published a...
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August 20, 2015  |  Discuss
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