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Stevan Ridley on the exercise bike already

Photo by Tom Szczerbowski/Getty ImagesStevan Ridley is making good progress recoving from the torn ACL he suffered, apparently. He posted a video on his Instagram account back on Wednesday of him on the exercise bike:I hope for his sake he can recover fast. The faster he recovers, the more attractive he looks to other teams. Let's be real - he's going to be the odd man out for the...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady discusses 'leash' used during Packers game

Who's a good boy? Who's a good boy?During the third quarter of the Patriots 26-21 loss to the Green Bay Packers, CBS cameras caught Tom Brady on the sideline being led around by an assistant on what looked like a leash. Turns out it wasn't. Brady said it was a resistance band, which he seemed to laugh about when asked about it.Per Jason Rowan of sportressofblogitude.com:“Oh man...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

ESPN says JJ Watt could be better than Gronk

AP Photo/Conroe Courier, Jason FochtmanWe've all seen the highlight videos of Houston Texans defensive end JJ Watt catching touchdown passes on ESPN. 3 offensive plays, 3 catches so far this year. Now, ESPN wants to go a step further with their fixation of JJ Watt catching those 3 touchdown passes and say that JJ Watt would be "much, much better" than Patriots. No that's not a misprint...
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December 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick says Junior Seau is a first ballot Hall of Famer

Darrin Gantt, PFT:With the Patriots camping out in San Diego this week, coach Bill Belichick took a moment to remember one of the city’s sports legends.And while Junior Seau is identified with his time with the Chargers, the parts of four seasons he spent with the Patriots made a lasting impact on Belichick.“I loved Junior and his family,” Belichick said, via Phil Perry of...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Raven's Haloti Ngata suspended for four games

Nick Wass/Associated PressIt was reported earlier today that Haloti Ngata will not be able to play for the Ravens for the rest of the regular season. Ravens announced Haloti Ngata suspended by NFL for next four games for violating its performance enhancing substances policy.— Adam Schefter (@AdamSchefter) December 4, 2014The drug that landed the pro bowl defensive tackle in such...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick touches on his love for Doc Rivers

Bill Belichick and Doc Rivers talking before a Patriots gameA number of Patriots players paid a visit earlier this week to the Staples Center to watch the Doc Rivers-led Los Angeles Clippers do battle with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Doc, of course, led the Celtics to their 17th NBA championship in 2008 and is still a polarizing figure in Boston for that reason.During his time with...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Aaron Dobson to be placed on Injured Reserve

AP PhotoAaron Dobson's sophomore season appears to be over before it even had a chance to begin. Dobson pulled up lame with an apparent hamstring injury after an attempted deep pass during the loss to Green Bay.With the injury coming late in the season, Dobson being placed on the season Injured Reserve has been brought up. Now, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Dobson...
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December 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Niners and Harbaugh likely to split in 2015

Getty ImagesMost coaches who are on the hot seat tend to have losing seasons or have a season so bad that they are one and done. That's what makes Jim Harbaugh's situation so strange. In the past four years Jim Harbaugh has been one of the most successful coaches in the NFL with three consecutive NFC Conference Championship appearances and is currently sitting on a 7-5 record Harbaugh...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Sexy-Rexy finally "embarrased"

On Tuesday, embattled New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan opened up to reporters during a conference call. "I'm embarrassed for myself, absolutely," Ryan said. "It's an embarrassment. It's definitely embarrassing to me. I feel like I've let my owner down. I've let our fan base down."The 2-10 Jets have been very embarrassing this season, flip-flopping between Geno Smith and Michael...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Philip Rivers cranks up his game in the final four

Reddit: In the last four games of the season, Philip Rivers has a higher win percentage than any other QB in the NFL(including Tom Brady).This year, the last four games will be played in December. For December statistics, give the edge to New England Patriots QB Tom Brady over Philip Rivers. Tom's record is 45-7 for an 86.5% while Philip is 30-6 for 83.3%. To be mentioned in the...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Could other teams replicate what Packer did?

No one else is the Packers. (Tom Lynn/AP)The short answer is no. There is no team in the NFL that is like the Packers and can do what they do. Some may ask about the Broncos, or the Seahawks, or the Saints, or Colts, but in reality, none of these teams have the right components that the Packers had in order to beat the Patriots.Let's start off by identifying why the Packers played...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Could other teams replicate what the Packers did?

No one else is the Packers. (Tom Lynn/AP)The short answer is no. There is no team in the NFL that is like the Packers and can do what they do. Some may ask about the Broncos, or the Seahawks, or the Saints, or Colts, but in reality, none of these teams have the right components that the Packers had in order to beat the Patriots.Let's start off by identifying why the Packers played...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman still suffering from thigh injury

Julian Edelman has been dealing with a thigh injury (via ESPN's Mike Reiss) he suffered in the Patriots' win over the Colts last month. Edelman may have re-aggravated the injury against the Packers, as he came up lame in the second half and missed five of the team's final seven plays.No word on his status for Sunday night against the Chargers. PatriotsLife will have the latest...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Tom Brady sports a mullet in new commercial

Benny Sieu/USA Today SportsTom Brady doesn't do as many commercials as some other Quarterbacks in the NFL do. But they ones he does choose to do are usually pretty good ones.In his newest commercial plugging a daily fantasy game, he's showing off the life he could have lived if football didn't work out for him.If there's one thing that absolutely has to happen now, its Tom Brady...
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December 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Loss against Green Bay was hard for Brady!

Photo courtesy of Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesIt has been a few days since the New England Patriots fell short against Green Bay. The loss was tougher to swallow than several teaspoons of cinnamon. It was even tougher for the uber competitive Tom Brady. Yes, that's right I said uber!Marc Sessler from Around the NFL shares the Patriots quarterback's thoughts on the loss:I just wish...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Jets avoid boos by not introducing Geno Smith

Today's back page of the @NYDailyNews sums it up: #nyj pic.twitter.com/MkXcJ80l7I— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 2, 2014Jets apparently concerned that Geno Smith would have been booed by the home crowd in introductions. Again, sad. #nyj— Manish Mehta (@MMehtaNYDN) December 2, 201412 offensive players were announced, but not the starting quarterback. Smith said afterwards...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

The good, the bad and the ugly from Patriots/Packers

The Pats were this close to escaping Lambeau with a win. Photo via Chris Humphries/USA Today SportsLosing a close one to an excellent Packers team and potential NFL MVP Aaron Rodgers on the road shouldn't be cause for panic in New England, but the loss exposed some weaknesses that had gone largely unnoticed during the team's seven game winning streak. Here's some of my takeaways...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

What happened to the Patriots running game Sunday?

Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesIt was no secret that the Green Bay Packers had one of the worst run defenses in the league going into Sunday's match-up against the Patriots. Ranked 30th in the league prior to the game, the popular opinion was that Patriots Offensive Coordinator Josh McDaniels would employ a heavy ground attack against the Packers defense. Visions of LeGarrette...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Doc Rivers invites Patriots players into locker room after Clippers game, run into Justin Bieber

NBD hanging out with the beibs #PatriotsNation meet #justinbeiber pic.twitter.com/grBV0alyXr— Jonas Gray (@jgray_ND25) December 2, 2014 WHYYYYYYYYYY?!?!?! The Patriots skipped a trip back to Foxborough and went straight to San Diego for the week in preparation for the Sunday night match up against the Chargers, and some players decided to take in the Clippers-Timberwolves game...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Gillette Stadium is getting a bit of a makeover

Photo courtesy of www.patriots.comYesterday, the Patriots unveiled a new plan to exterminate about 1,500 at the south end zone of Gillette Stadium so a new lounge can be installed, according to the Boston Globe.It will be known as the Optum Field Lounge and will be ready by the start of next season. According to Dan Adams of The Boston Globe, the lounge will feature "premium food...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Packers defender tweets that he'll never "go high" on Gronkwoski again

Christian Petersen/Getty ImagesNearly a year after suffering a serious knee injury on a dirty low hit from T.J Ward, Rob Gronkowski is still having to dodge defenders targeting him low.Why? Because he is such a beast physically that if the defenders go high they bounce off him like a bug hitting the windshield.Packers rookie safety Ha Ha Clinton-Dix learned that lesson on Sunday...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Could Josh McDaniels go to Florida?

Sam Greenwood/Getty ImagesThe Florida Gators are in the market for a new head coach after previous coach Will Muschamp was let go by the Gators. According to NFL.com, Josh McDaniels, Patriots offensive coordinator, could be on the short list to replace Muschamp in the Swamp.Football Scoop says that McDaniels is currently being vetted as a potential head coaching candidate at the...
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December 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Why is Jonas Gray in Bill Belichick's dog house?

Picture courtesy of Patriots.comJonas Gray is getting a crash course on the "Patriot Way". However, his timing couldn't have come at a worse time. The running back out of Notre Dame made a name for himself by rushing over 200 yards and scoring 4 touchdowns against the Colts back in week 10. He followed up this impressive performance by showing up late to practice and earned himself...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

If this was a Super Bowl preview, what does it mean?

Sunday's game between the New England Patriots and the Green Bay Packers was billed as a preview to Super Bowl XLIX and, for what it's worth, it lived up to the hype. The match-up pitted Tom Brady and Aaron Rodgers against each other for the first time in their storied careers, and neither future Hall-of-Fame quarterback disappointed on the national stage. In nail-biting fashion...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The Patriots are on to San Diego, literally

Vince Wilfork after intercepting Phillip RiversJim Rogash/GettyThe Patriots suffered a close loss yesterday but Brady and company will not be licking their wounds in Massachusetts. Adam Schefter reported that the team is heading straight to California. Fresh off game in Green Bay, the Patriots will fly straight to San Diego and spend week out there practicing and meeting, per team...
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December 01, 2014  |  Discuss
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