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The chain gang- 2014 Baltimore Ravens

The truck in the picture belongs to Commissioner, Roger Goodell. This is outside the NFL offices at 345 Park Ave. in New York. He has cut his vacation short to deal with some of the more recent arrests of Baltimore Ravens. Not pictured is cornerback, Jimmy Smith. That photo should be available soon at your nearest United States Post Office.Since walking off the field on December...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

The Buffalo Bills: The most unintentionally funny team in the NFL

Courtesy of giarmyjoe and Bills fans everwhereThe most comical feature of the NFL offseason/preseason is when bad teams think they have a chance to be good.And, news coming out of Buffalo is that C.J. Spiller feels good about the Bills chances this season. NBC’s ProFootballTalk reported Spiller as saying, “Everybody is confident in what we’re doing and hopefully that will...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Top 4 Undrafted Rookies: Which will Bill Belichick keep?

With training camp approaching, it is time to take a look at some of the undrafted rookies. There is always someone that comes out of the undrafted class that catches us by surprise. We will look to see what players can potentially make the 53 man roster.1. The first is Roy Finch, a running back from the University of Oklahoma. He can bring some solid competition to the running back...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Patrick Chung will need to be special

Patrick Chung prepares to win a roster spot (US Presswire)A long time ago, on a very different team, Patrick Chung was asked to play free safety for the Patriots' defense. Thankfully that was a long time ago. Drafted 34th overall in 2009, Chung was supposed to come in and provide an athletic safety to the Patriots' struggling defensive secondary. At times he looked like a future...
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July 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Jermichael Finley still out of a job, would the TE be a good fit with NE?

Via rsenetwork.netTraining camp is just over a week away, and TE Jermichael Finley still is out of a job. Yeah this is the guy who caught six passes for 159 yards in a 2010 playoff game!Finley became a free agent this off season when his two year 14 million dollar deal with the Packers expired. Unfortunately last October in a game against the Brown Finley, suffered a spinal contusion...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman sets the pace

Eric Canha/CSMJulian Edelman can do it all. He can catch passes, host his own YouTube videos (watch one below), and he can serve as the pace car driver for NASCAR's Camping World EV Sales 301 Sprint Cup race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway in Loudon, N.H. Yep, he added that last one on Sunday, according to Paul Perillo, writer for Patriots.com.The video above comes from Julian Edelman...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady has a new style: inside his work with pitching coach Tom House

On April 8, 1974, Los Angeles Dodgers Pitcher Al Downing threw a 2-2 fastball right down the pipe. It was hammered over the head of Dodgers LF Bill Buckner into the bullpen by Atlanta Braves Outfielder, Henry Aaron. It was caught by Braved relief pitcher, Tom House. It was delivered to Cooperstown, NY, for baseball now had a new home run king. We don’t need to tell you that Bobby...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Stephen Gostkowski keeps kicking his way to the top

When you think NFL single-season points scored leaders, who leaps to mind?After last year’s historic performance it must be Peyton Manning, right? I mean, he tossed 55 TDs last year. But no, not Manning. In fact, you won’t even find him in the top 250. Stephen Gostkowski is one of the best kickers in the NFL.Photo via: ninerfans.comThe single-season points scored leaders archive...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jimmy Graham now makes a little more than Rob Gronkowski

If "a little more" to you is five million dollars.You may have heard the news by now, after much turmoil, the New Orleans Saints and star tight end Jimmy Graham have agreed to a new contract.It's official I'm bleeding black and gold this morning! Thank you WhoDatNation for all the support.— Jimmy Graham (@TheJimmyGraham) July 15, 2014The deadline of course was later today, otherwise...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Kenbrell Thompkins

Kevin C. Cox/ Getty ImagesIt's rare for an NFL team to have a numbers crunch at a perceived position of weakness, but that appears to be the situation at play with the Patriots crowded receiver depth chart heading into training camp. Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LeFell and nominal receiver/special teams captain Matthew Slater are all roster locks based on their contracts...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

No need to worry about linebacking group

Photo via newenglandsportsjournal.comMuch has been made about this brand new Patriots’ defense. From the returns of Vince and Mayo, to the drafting of Mr. robotic knees Easley, to the NFL stopping signing of Darrelle ******* Revis. Sorry, I’ve been unable to say Revis’ name without mentioning his middle name. Ask any Patriots’ fan and the first thing you can bet they...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Jamie Collins has potential for huge break out 14-15 season

Photo credit: Nancy LaneEven if you’re not a fan of the Patriots but paid attention to the playoffs last season, you probably know who Jamie Collins is by now.New England’s first pick of the 2013 draft (taken in the second round) was overshadowed for the majority of last season by the now-departed Brandon Spikes (Collins barely saw the field until Week 14). However, when Collins...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

How the "Butt Fumble" came to define the Jets

ESPN is trying to find the most memorable play in NFL history. They have taken one play from each team, ranked them, thrown them into a bracket and are now asking YOU to vote here. The number one seeds are obvious, for the 49ers “The Catch”, the Steelers “The Immaculate Reception”, the Giants “The Helmet Catch” (that one hurts) and the Packers “The Ice Bowl”. Some...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick, a blogger and a pizza place: Coach Belichick reviews a slice of pizza

So lets say that you're out for a night on the town and you run into Bill Belichick, what do you do? Make a video of the two of you reviewing pizza thats what. Well at least thats what David Portnoy of Barstoolsports.com did. Duel pizza review anybody? pic.twitter.com/0n8rPxNBSK— David Portnoy (@stoolpresidente) July 12, 2014You can watch the complete video hereA couple of key...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

On The Bubble: Could this be the year for Brandon Bolden?

Courtesy of New England APBrandon Bolden is a 5' 11" 220 lbs, 24 year old running back that is known as "Hulk Smash". Or at least that's what he calls himself. You would think he was New England's #1 RB with a bright future. However, he's been buried at the bottom of the depth chart for two years now. Now in his third year, he's at risk at not making the 53 man roster. Especially...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady's legacy will forever be tuck-ed into New England Patriots lure

Does anybody else find it hard to believe that Tom Brady is about to embark on his fifteenth NFL season? Granted, he only threw three passes during his rookie campaign, and went down with a season ending injury week one of the 2008 season when Kansas City Chiefs safety Bernard Pollard bent his left knee like a Jimi Hendrix guitar string, but still, there are a lot of miles on this...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Andre Johnson: fool's gold for Patriots

Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty ImagesI know, I know, blasphemous to dissent against getting that big down field threat right? To be honest, I'm not, because Andre Johnson is not the down field threat he is being made out to be. Johnson's track record is absolutely undeniable with 7 seasons over a thousand yards (with 4 over 1,400) and 61 career touchdowns. A nose for the sticks makes...
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July 15, 2014  |  Discuss

Madden NFL 15: Best New England Patriots team ever?

Madden NFL 15 cover; credit EA SportsThe Madden NFL video game franchise is now entering its 26th season, and Patriots fans have their best digital team since Madden 08. Remember how unfair it was to play with New England in 2007? That offense was unstoppable (in actuality and in gameplay). Tom Brady was a 98 overall and throwing to the likes of Randy Moss and Wes Welker. Even...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Parris Island- 1978 Patriots Training Camp

Patron visits Charlie’s Diner 218 Union St, West Springfield, Ma. looking for directions to Wilbraham Ave. Restaurateur, Jeff O’ Connor gives New England Patriots Head Coach and General Manager Chuck Fairbanks, written instructions on July 11, 1978.West Springfield didn’t look anything like Norman, Oklahoma. It was the first trip for Chuck to visit his aunt in nearly 20 years...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

On the Bubble: Josh Boyce on the Patriots' roster bubble

Josh Boyce running after the catch against the Atlanta Falcons(USA Today Sports Images)Over the last several years, the New England Patriots have lacked a truly explosive player with blinding speed and world class quickness.Matthew Slater is fast and quick, but his role on offense is almost nonexistent. Shane Vereen has shown the potential, but seems to be inconsistent and limited...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots ranked 5th in pre-camp rankings

In a recent article Rotoworld's Evan Silva ranked the top 10 teams going into training camp. The New England Patriots checked in at number five on the list behind the Seahawks, Broncos, 49ers and the Saints.Now preseason rankings are a lot like what you're going to say to your wife to explain that expensive purchase you just made. A whole lot of thought goes into it but it rarely...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Evidence in Hernandez case includes 33 pages of texts with Belichick

Jonathan Wiggs/Boston GlobePer a tweet from Burt Hubbuch of the New York Post (see below), evidence in the Aaron Hernandez murder case will include 33 pages of text messages exchanged between the ex-tight end and Bill Belichick.Whoa! MT @jennydwilson: Evidence prosecutors turned over to Hernandez defense includes 33 pages of texts between Belichick and Hernandez.— Bart Hubbuch...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Bernard Pollard says Broncos turn off hot water in showers

"And coach, could you believe that after just a five hour shower, the hot water shut off!?" (photo via nashvilleledger.com)First Spygate, then Bountygate, then Playbookgate! Well Mr. Bernard Pollard has uncovered an even more threatening ‘gate’: Showergate.Yes, the Patriots killer himself has discovered the secret to the Broncos success against his Tennessee Titans last year...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Mr. Bundchen and Mr. Kunis, Tom Brady and Ashton Kutcher at the World Cup Final together

The World Cup final attracted lots of attention, according to the associated press, Vladimir Putin, Mick Jagger and Lebron James all took their talents to Brazil for Sunday's game. Shakira sang the National Anthem; Carlos Santana played his guitar during the closing ceremonies and Gisele Bundchen carried the trophy onto the field before the match. Look at this list tweeted out by...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Gronk on LeBron: He should have come to New England

Jim Rogash/Getty ImagesKing James as a target for Tom Brady? Sure, why not? At least, if you're Rob Gronkowski. Gronk took to Twitter to point out that he thought LeBron James would be a great tight end in New England and lamented that "The Decision 2.0" ended with King James returning home to the Cleveland Cavaliers.Can't believe @KingJames didn't want to play football for the Pats...
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July 14, 2014  |  Discuss
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