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Paul Pierce ranks the all-time greatest NFL quarterbacks

Via Pierce's instagram account when he was traded from the CelticsBy Mark VandeusenYou can count Paul Pierce among those who thinks Peyton Manning's 3rd Super Bowl appearance did him a lot more harm than good as far as career legacies go.  After Manning threw as many touchdown passes to his opponent (one) as he did his own team during the Broncos embarrassing 43-8 beat down...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Welker: Loss was embarrassing

Photo from CSNNEThe Denver Broncos didn't just lose Super Bowl 48, they were embarrassed. Whatever you predicted for a final score, I doubt you predicted a lopsided score like this. If you did...well, I hope you put money on it because you could have won more than a pretty penny.Peyton Manning might not believe his team's performance in last night's game was embarrassing...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Brady's bombs don't always work....

courtesy Joshua PowersThe season is over, which means that it is already time to look at what went wrong and what can be improved on. There is a lot, that we know. But what Tom Brady takes away from it is none other than the deep passes attempted against Denver in the AFC Championship."I need to hit that throw, that's a throw I'm capable of making and I make nine out...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Unfortunately for Peyton, Super Bowl XLVIII does little to affect his legacy

2014's internet-saturated sports culture is one that demands instant over-analysis. Our ever-so-short attention spans make every game a new first impression, a chance to refresh and edit our opinions of every player worth remembering. It's a culture in which LeBron goes from "choker" to "clutch" in less than a year, in which one game makes Jay Cutler ...
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February 03, 2014  |  Discuss

Seahawks rout Broncos for World title

Defense wins championships.  Boy, does it ever. Sporting the league's number one ranked defense, nicknamed the "Legion of Boom", the Seattle Seahawks came into Sunday evening's Super Bowl with enough swagger and trash talk for both teams - and backed up every bit of it with a hard-hitting, dominating victory over the Denver Broncos to claim their first World...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Denver miscues cost them the game

Robb Carr/Getty ImagesOne team had the "deer in the headlights" look and the other looked like they had been on this stage. I don't think anyone expected the Broncos to be the "deer in the headlights" team, though, with a Super Bowl winning quarterback at the helm.Peyton Manning looked like the 2nd year quarterback, and the rest of the Broncos team wasn'...
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Joe Namath boofs the coin toss at start of Super Bowl

False start there Joe.
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February 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Reloading the Musket: Part 4 - Patriots should roll with Blount

If the Patriots resign Blount, the most talented backfield in the NFL will return intact.  photo credit: David SilvermanThe New England Patriots have zero need to delve into free agency to improve the running back position - nor the draft for that matter - because between LeGarrette Blount, Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen, Belichick has three starting-quality running backs already...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

SPOILER ALERT: Coach of the Year results are in!

The NFL Honors, the NFL awards show that awards the leagues best players and coaches won't be airing until late Saturday night, but many sporting news and outlets are already publishing the results and one to many Patriot fans are waiting on, is coach of the year.In shocking news in the NFL Honors, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick does not win the AP NFL Coach of the Year award...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

(VIDEO) TV doc predicts Patriots win Super Bowl

Well, that was awkward.Cardiologist Dr. Shukri David was appearing on FOX affiliate in Detroit for a segment called “Super Bowl Heart Health.” The good doc may know his left ventricle from his right, but he sure doesn't know football.If the Patriots are to win Super Bowl XLVIII, it will be the most masterful bit of coaching ever pulled off by Bill Belichick.Go Pats![h/t Deadspin...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Life Exclusive: Interview with Nick Mangold

Al Bello/ Getty ImagesI've been fortunate enough to be in NYC this week, covering the build-up to the big game from MetLife's Media Central. It's through the folks at MetLife that we bring this exclusive sit-down interview with five time Pro Bowler and center of your hated J-E-T-S JETS JETS JETS, Nick Mangold. Check the video below to see Nick's thoughts on the intense...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Pepper Johnson bolts from Patriots to join a division rival

When Pepper Johnson announced that Former New England Patriots assistant coach Pepper Johnson agreed to join the Buffalo Bills' coaching staff Friday, the Bills announced. Johnson will serve as defensive line coach and work under defensive coordinator Jim Schwartz (former Lions head coach), who was hired last week. It's not a step up for Johnson position wise. He was defensive...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Round Table: Who are you rooting for in the Super Bowl?

Most Pats fans hate both these guys, so who are we rooting for?Super Bowl Sunday will feature two teams that Patriots fans have some pretty decent reasons to hate.Peyton Manning's Denver Broncos are the most obvious one. The rivalry between the Patriots and Manning goes back over a decade, so it'll be rare to find a Patriots fan rooting for the man with a giant forehead to...
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February 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Open letter to Boston media: Please stop with the Fitzgerald talk

Dear Boston media,First of all, congratulations on another year of jumping on and off the New England Patriots' bandwagon - looks like the exercise has done some of you some good!Kraft loves Brady, but is not going to mortgage the future for weapons for himThe reason that I am corresponding with you today is to ask you to stop fostering the idea that the Patriots will somehow...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Adam Vinatieri 'disappointed' Patriots fans boo him, I'm disappointed he cursed us

Get ready for a rantVinatieri left the Patriots in 2006 for more money, signing with rival Colts, and since then has been booed every time he plays in Foxborough. Vinatieri shared how this booing has made him feel with Felger and Mazz on The Sports Hub:"I'm disappointed when fans boo the crap out of me."There's Adam's feelings. Now here are mine:"Adam...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Everything you always wanted to know about Super Bowl XLVIII (but were afraid to ask)

The official countdown to Super Bowl XLVIII has begun. Super Bowl Sunday is akin to a holiday across America and will be watched by more than 200 million people worldwide. If you don't watch you're a red blooded commie bastard. Or Canadian.However, not everyone that watches is a die-hard football fan. With that in mind, here’s:Everything you always wanted to know about...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Sherman: Patriots win gave us confidence

Photo from NESNRemember when Seattle beat the Patriots in October of 2012? That win apparently gave the Seattle Seahawks a belief that they could be a great team, according to Richard Sherman.Here's what he had to say, according to NESN:“That was when it dawned on us that we could be great, in that Patriots game,” Sherman said on Tuesday during media day. “Earl [Thomas...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Free agent DT Arthur Jones is on vacation with brother Chandler, Patriots teammates

From left to right: Aaron Dobson, unknown, unknown, Jon "Bones" Jones, Chandler Jones, Arthur Jones, Stevan RidleyThis comes via Stevan Ridley's instagram account. Looks like the boys are having fun while down in Jamaica.This picture is especially interesting considering that Arthur Jones, the oldest of the three Jones brothers, is set to become an unrestricted free...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Steven Hauschka, a former Needham Rocket, loves the Patriots

Steven Hauschka, the Seattle Seahawks starting kicker, has had an improbable road to the Super Bowl. In fact, he didn't start kicking seriously until halfway through his time at Middlebury College in Vermont.Getty Images/ESPN.comHauschka played soccer for the duration of his time at Needham High School twenty minutes outside of Foxborough. His Massachusetts roots explain his...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Justin Tuck: "We get lucky a little bit against you guys"

I was fortunate enough to sit down for a few minutes yesterday with Giants defensive lineman and certified Patriot-killer Justin Tuck. Check the video below to see his thoughts on this year's cold weather Super Bowl, rooting for his cousin (Seahawks linebacker Bobby Wagner) in the big game, and his team's history of success against the Patriots.For reference sake, here'...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Seattle's Red Bryant was almost a Patriot

Steven Bisig/ USA Today SportsWhen watching Super Bowl XLVIII, it will be hard to miss Seattle defensive lineman Red Bryant. At 6'4" and a listed 323 pounds, Bryant is a massive presence up front on a Seattle defense that allowed a paltry 101.6 yards per game on 3.9 yards per carry.After watching the Patriots defense get shredded all year against the run without Vince Wilfork...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

No division rivals means rainbows and unicorns for Jets' Johnson, Giants' Mara

You know things have really gotten desperate during Super Bowl week when you hear New York Jets' owner Woody Johnson talk like his team actually had a chance of playing in this Super Bowl...Mara (L) smiles knowingly about beating the Patriots in the Super BowlIn fact, the owners of both of New Jersey's football franchises crawled out of their skyboxes high above the turf...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

A Call to Arms: Super Bowl Edition- Seattle Seahawks

Steve Dykes/ Getty ImagesSuper Bowl XLVIII is going to be a tough one to stomach for Patriots fans. On one side you have Peyton Manning, attempting to win a second ring and narrow the gap between himself and Tom Brady in the "legacy" debate, with former Patriot Wes Welker being a good little foot soldier at Peyton's side. On the other side are the Seahawks, who...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

Eye on the Draft: Kelvin Benjamin

Photo Credit: Grant Halverson/Getty ImagesAfter featuring a pair of TE's yesterday, today the player I see the Patriots having their eye on in the draft is Florida State WR Kelvin Benjamin.Benjamin is one of the top wide receivers in this year's draft class and rightfully so, Benjamin decided to declare for this year's draft. Benjamin is projected to go anywhere from...
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January 31, 2014  |  Discuss

The Drop seen around the world... round 3

courtesy NY Daily NewsWes Welker has a lot to be proud of in his career as an NFL Player, after all this is his third Super Bowl appearance! But there is one question that he can't escape..... What happened in the final seconds against the Giants?This marks the third round of scrutiny for Welker, who quite frankly, doesn't want to hear it anymore. He responded to the questions...
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January 30, 2014  |  Discuss
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