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Bill Belichick likes Thursday night games.... but why?

Photo via Getty ImagesEverybody enjoys their Thursday night differently. I have friends who line dance at a bar, others who curl up with Netflix, and a slew of people who watch the NFL's weekly Thursday contest. If Bill Belichick has his way, at least according to Robert Kraft, fans of the Patriots could be rooting for the home team on Thursdays a bit more often.Kraft says Bill Belichick...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Not Keller not Finley Pats agree with TE Nate Byham

Via Tampabay.com               Patriots have come to an agreement with TE Nate Byham. Mike Reiss of ESPN reported:"The club has reached a deal with Nate Byham, who’s played the last two seasons with Tampa Bay. Byham reportedly worked out for New England in May."         The 26 year old has spent his last few seasons in Tampa, but was put on IR in October after suffering...
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July 20, 2014  |  1 Comment

Chris Kluwe to sue Minnesota Vikings

Chris Kluwe talking Tuesday, July 15, 2014 about his intentions to sue the Minnesota Vikings. (AP Photo/The Star Tribune,Elizabeth Flores) MANDATORY CREDIT; ST. PAUL PIONEER PRESS OUT; MAGS OUT; TWIN CITIES TV OUTChris Kluwe is a new breed of NFL player and athlete, and started using Twitter in 2010 to talk to fans about his career, and his interests. Kluwe was a punter for the...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Tavon Wilson, Patrick Chung and Nate Ebner: pick two

Greatest safety in Patriots history? Rodney Harrison, Don Webb, Tim Fox, Lawyer Milloy, Fred Marion, Roland James, Randy Moss (final play of game replacement), or Devin McCourty? As we enter training camp for 2014, there are roster locks like Stephen Gostkowski, Chandler Jones, Devin McCourty and Julian Edelman that come to mind. For the safety position, we are trying...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick doesn't need a sofa

Its safe to say Bill Belichick doesn't care for anything that doesn't revolve around Sunday's game plan. In a Sports Illustrated article from February 2002 by Michael Silver, Bill Belichick shows his focus on the Super Bowl showdown with the St. Louis Rams. New England Patriot's Strong Safety Lawyer Milloy was apparently not happy with his hotel room. Apparently other players had...
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July 20, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Bequette 's days are numbered

One of the few times Bequette stepped on the field for the Patriots (Getty Images)Over the last decade or so, Bill Belichick has kept one constant in his defensive end/outside linebacker position, and that is a hard nosed, blue collar, athletic, run stopping presence. Originally it was Mike Vrabel, a fan favorite and one of the most versatile players the Patriots have ever had. Then...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski looks to play in opener

Thomas B. Shea/Getty ImagesThe New England Patriots open the season on September 7th at the Miami Dolphins. Rob Gronkowski plans on being in uniform for that game and every game that comes after that. Gronkowski tore his right ACL on Dec 8 on a low hit by Cleveland Browns safety T.J. Ward. Meaning that he will be a day shy of 10 months from the date of the injury to the first game...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots say 34 texts from Bill Belichick to Aaron Hernandez

Photo via Getty ImagesWe may get only 34 chances to see what emoljis Bill Belichick uses. Last night Andrew Phelan, a laywer representing the team, released a statement which shed light on the texts between coach and player. After reports stating that there were 33 pages of texts between the head coach and the incarcerated former tight end, many news outlets were quick to jump to...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola needs to shine in training camp

PhotAlthough many believe that Danny Amendola is a lock to make the roster, I say pump the brakes on the Amendola train. Amendola was brought in to replace Welker, but was out played by Julian Edelman. If he does not show the spark and health that we want to see then he may be cut from the 53 man roster.He has the ability to be a 100 reception receiver, nobody is questioning that...
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July 19, 2014  |  Discuss

The rookie set to have an impact for the Patriots

Ridley and Vereen will be complimented nicely by rookie James White (Stephan Savoia AP)This year's draft was one for the future for the Patriots. With the selections of Jimmy Garoppolo, Byran Stork, Jon Halapio, and Cameron Fleming, most people would agree that their impact will come down the road. Some players like Jeremy Gallon, Jemea Thomas, and Zach Moore will have to prove themselves...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Parks and Recreation- Boston Patriots

It was quite common in the 1960’s for the man of the house to work two jobs. He was either staying late at the first one, or going to the other. The most commonly used term from that era was “wait till your father gets home”. The problem was that Mom did not know, either. The term was so popular that Hanna-Barbera created an animated sitcom that ran on NBC from 1972-1974. The...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan voices confidence in Jets playoff chances

Credit: Hans PenninkHeeeeeeeere’s Johnny. New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan opened his mouth again, but this time what he said wasn’t really ridiculous. Ryan expressed confidence that the Jets would be a playoff team this season. Ryan was quoted in a recent New York Daily News article, saying:"I believe we're better than that. I believe we're a lot better than that," in reference...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Which 6th rounder has the best chance of making the team?

Photo via patriots.comFor some reason I didn’t realize how big the Patriots draft class was until I took a look back at it. We had three 4th and 6th round picks. Add that to a 1st rounder, 2nd rounder, and a 7th rounder and that’s nine rookies the Pats are bridging into camp in a week. That’s a ton of young bloods to be battling it out for a spot.And according to PatsCap...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady far from done as top 5 fantasy QB

Photo by James Squire/Getty ImagesThe New England Patriots offense was in transition last season, and Tom Brady owners suffered the consequences. The team, which had scored over 60 total touchdowns in the two years prior, plummeted down to only 47 touchdowns. The new receivers, attempting to develop a running game, and injuries all played a part in the issues. Apparently the fantasy...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft wants NFL team in London before the end of decade

NFL commissioner Roger Goodell and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft. (AP Photo/Stephan Savoia)Cheerio guv’ners! It was the best of times for the NFL, and it is still the best of times for the NFL. Starting in 2007, the NFL started hosting regular season games at Wembley Stadium in London, England. With that the NFL’s dominance in the US began to spread across the pond...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

NFL draft will be in L.A. or Chicago in 2015

Photo by Al BelloThe NFL draft is packing its bags and moving. Exactly where hasn't been determined yet but it is down to two locations. Chicago or Los Angeles. This would mark the first time the Draft hasn't been held in New York since 1965. That's a pretty big blow to New York. First they lose Sanchez and now this? That's just adding salt to the wound. THIS JUST IN: Commissioner...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Should the NFL have a D-League?

Forget about the CFL and Arena Football League because according to FOXSports.com, the NFL has been exploring possible options for a feeder system that would provide NFL teams with a source to develop talent.Troy Vincent, the NFL’s vice-president of football operations, told FOX Sports:Our goal is to develop an uninterrupted and qualified pipeline of players, coaches, officials...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Tavon Wilson needs to become valuable

Tavon Wilson  & Co. (Stew Milne - USA TODAY Sports)When the Patriots selected Illinois safety Tavon Wilson (6'0" 205 lbs) in the second round of the 2012 NFL Draft, most people responded with a simple question: Who?Wilson was not invited to the combine, wasn't on many draft guides, wasn't even an afterthought for most draft experts, many of who projected him to be a 5th round...
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July 18, 2014  |  Discuss

Broncos working on new deals with Demaryius & Julius Thomas

Photo credit: John CordesThe enemy is up to no good. The Broncos have offered new contracts to two of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets – wide out Demaryius Thomas and Julius Thomas, and plan to negotiate with the two after training camp opens a week from today. Both players are entering the final year of their rookie deals and are absolutely due for big time raises. Under the...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

1972 New England Patriots- kick the habit

The “Sports Huddle” sports talk radio show debuted in 1971 on WBZ (1030-AM). It was a Sunday evening program hosted by Eddie Andelman with his sidekicks, Jimmy McCarthy and Mark Witkin. After a brief stay on WBZ (Eddie Andelman always referred to WBZ as “Wyoming Blasting and Zoning “), the show moved down the dial to WEEI (590- AM). The creative panel had quite a following...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots rank 8th on list of most valuable franchises

Charlie Riedel/APAccording to Forbes, the Patriots came in 8th on their list of most valuable sports franchises in the world, valued at $1.8 billion dollars. That's largely due to the Patriots selling out every home game since 1994, according to Forbes. Not to mention the new stadium that opened up in 2002 which holds nearly 70,000 people, and I'm sure winning 3 Super Bowls and repeatedly...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Peyton Manning wins ESPY for being awesome in regular season, not so much in playoffs

Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty ImagesPeyton Manning won the ESPY for "Best record setting performance of 2014" last night. Once again locking up an award for being awesome during the regular season.Manning threw for 55 touchdowns and 5,477 yards which are ok numbers I guess. Good enough for the ESPY anyways. But the only number that matters from last year is 43-8. The final score of...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Were Aaron Hernandez and Bill Belichick's texts in violation of the NFL CBA?

Bill Belichick and Aaron Hernandez (Boston Herald photo/John Wilcox)Aaron Hernandez dropped in the 2010 NFL draft because of his known marijuana issues and according to Albert Breer on NFL.com some persistent “whispers” of more serious problematic behaviors Hernandez exhibited. Bill Belichick and Urban Meyer’s (then head coach of Hernandez at the University of Florida) relationship...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley hints that he's signing with Green Bay

The plot continues to thicken as Jermichael Finley tweeted this this afternoon: Let's Try This Again. #GreenBay— Jermichael Finley (@JermichaelF88) July 17, 2014Haven't heard anything about a re-signing yet but, Finley as reported by Kevin Patra of NFL.com has previously been in contract talks with Steelers, Seahawks, and Patriots. The Steelers were the only team to offer anything...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty recruiting Kevin Durant to Boston; what it means for Patriots

Photo by Grant Halverson/Getty ImagesLast night was the ESPY Awards, the night each year that ESPN takes off from 8 hours of LeBron James coverage to give awards to the most under appreciated individuals: millionaire athletes. Honestly, each year there are some great moments to come out of the event (such as this speech by Stuart Scott), and there is no livelier night for athletes...
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July 17, 2014  |  Discuss
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