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Report - Wes Welker to miss rest of season

Wes Welker, after suffering his second concussion of the season against Tennessee on December 8th, might sit out the rest of the season.ESPN.com:Denver Broncos receiver Wes Welker is expected to be held out of the team's final two regular-season games as he recovers from two concussions in a span of three weeks.Denver might be acting cautiously by keeping him out for the rest of...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty says there'd be no better feeling in the world than eliminating Ravens

You read that right. There's a Patriots player with a bit of trash talk.Of course, this is much more mild than what we hear from the Ravens side of things (Like the time Suggs said, "Tell them to have fun at the Pro Bowl. Arrogant *******.")Still, Patriots safety Devin McCourty was not shy about how he and the rest of the team feel about the Baltimore Ravens, who they'll play this...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Aqib Talib: "I'm getting that bounce back"

Patriots corner Aqib Talib hasn't quite been himself since coming back from his Week 6 hip injury. We've seen it in his play, where the corner has been a step slow in coverage. We've seen it in the Patriots unwillingness to shadow him 1-on-1 with the oppositions top receiver, as they did earlier in the season when he was healthy.However, both the tape and Talib say the corner is...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Rice expresses sympathies for Vince Wilfork

AP PhotThe New England Patriots and Baltimore Ravens have had a well documented rivalry, especially in the playoffs, in the past few years. That will continue this coming Sunday at M&T Bank Stadium with a lot on the line for both teams.This season, the Patriots have had their injuries, most notably Vince Wilfork. And that is a prospect that should delight most teams in that you...
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December 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Wes Welker will miss his second straight game Sunday vs Texans

Keeping an eye on the health of our beloved Wes Welker.Yes, I still say beloved. One botched contract negotiation doesn't negate six years of lovely receptions.Welker suffered a concussion in the Broncos' win over the Tennessee Titans, and missed the next week against the Chargers.Of course that San Diego game, which Denver lost 27-20, was a short week as it was on a Thursday night...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady was ProFootballFocus' #1 rated QB last week

Despite coming away with a tough loss this past Sunday in Miami and watching Ryan Tannehill lead his team to victory on their final drive; Tom Brady managed to grade out as the top-ranked quarterback of the week based on Pro Football Focus' player rating system.Mike Ehrrman/Getty ImagesIf you are unfamiliar with that system, a detailed explanation from the folks at PFF can be found...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Fantasy Fix: Championship Week 16 Rankings

Championship week is finally here my Fantasy Fixers. Seems like only yesterday we were arguing whether to take Adrian Peterson or Doug Martin No. 1. How'd that work out?  If you made it this far, don't go sitting your studs now to take chances. There's a lot on the line: the trophy, the bragging rights and maybe some enough cash to spend the winter in Rio. Good luck to all. Here...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

With Belichick and Harbaugh, mutual respect makes for a great rivalry

"One thing about the Patriots is you just never know what you’re going to get." - John HarbaughLife is like a box of chocolates, eh John?When you respect your opponent, that's half of the battle right there - so to hear Harbaugh talk about the Patriots, it's refreshing because he doesn't try to blow sunshine up your ass and doesn't single out players as the keys to the matchups...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Will the Patriots resign Talib?

Aqib Talib, the man who has given the Patriots so much more promise on defense, well let's just say his contract is up at the end of the year. Should the Patriots resign him?The obviously answer is yes, but will they? Unless the Pats make some roster moves, the cap space just won't allow that move to be made (to see the exact cap amount, please visit my other article about resigning...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Will the Patriots resign Edelman?

Minitron, the guy who has stepped up in the role of absence left from Wes Welker. Julian Edelman has been sensational all year long, so should Pats fans be concerned that he may no resign to New England?According to Spotrac.com, the Patriots have an estimated amount of around 6.2 million left in cap space, with their highest tenured player being Tom Brady, second is Logan Mankins...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

GOOD NEWS ALERT: Guess who's back at practice?

Photo by PatriotsLifeThat's right folks, this is a website dedicated to the coverage of the New England Patriots and, believe it or not, we actually have some good news to share on the injury front.Starting left tackle Nate Solder missed practice yesterday and missed most of the fourth quarter last Sunday with a concussion. It was his second concussion in two weeks and it left his...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

John Harbaugh "feels honored to be considered a rival"

Leading up to this Sunday's clash against the New England Patriots, John Harbaugh was asked if his Baltimore Ravens had a rivalry with the Patriots.CSNNE:“I hope so,” he answered. “You like to think the thing that defines rivalries are great games played by great teams over an extended period of time with a lot at stake and I feel that’s been the case in our rivalry with...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Ray Rice already thinking about retirement

Lingering injuries to star Baltimore Ravens running back Ray Rice have so far prevented him from being the spark that he provided last season during their Super Bowl championship run. The RB has had hip issues all season that seem to be nagging him still. When asked about his opinion on the injury and how his game has been affected, Rice gave a standard response:“I’ve been dealing...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Belichick says Ravens look like a championship team, expects pass-heavy attack

Photo from Bleacher ReportBill Belichick says the Ravens look like a championship team and expects a pass heavy attack apparently, per WEEI's Mike Petraglia's Twitter (see below). As Petraglia tweets, the Ravens have gone to more 3 wide receiver sets this year, and Belichick expects more of the same. So, how do the Patriots game plan for that? It's hard, because the Patriots defense...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Philanthropist Belichick announces charitable foundation

"Look, I’m sure I would have been fine coaching lacrosse. It wasn’t something I planned this way. But I got an opportunity in the NFL, it led to another one, and before I knew it, it was a full-blown career."Although New England Patriots' coach Bill Belichick' path to coaching started directly out of college in the form of being a  $25.00 per week assistant for Ted Marchibroda...
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December 19, 2013  |  Discuss

Belichick not in top 5 for coach of the year..... for now

Bill Belichick. Courtesy of Joshua PowersThe week 16 NFL stock watch came out tonight, and it listed the top five candidates for varying awards including coach of the year. But one name was noticeably absent from that list, and that would be Patriots Coach Bill Belichick. Now this is as of week sixteen only, so don't be surprised if Belichick finds his way on there in the near future...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Joe Flacco has ‘mild’ MCL sprain

Photo via espn.comJoe Flacco suffered a knee injury on Monday nights game against the Lions and it seems like it is just a scare.According to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, Flacco has a ‘mild’ sprain on his MCL. Flacco didn’t practice on Wednesday, but John Harbaugh said that Flacco did walk through the drills.Don’t go crazy, Flacco will play come Sunday, but maybe if he takes...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Nate Solder misses practice, but Logan Mankins is ready to fill his spot and even play tight end

That's right, Logan Mankins, the tight end.Ok, maybe times haven't gotten that desperate quite yet, but the way things are going it'd be hard to say I'd be surprised if happened. If the unthinkable does happen, Mankins sounds only half-confident.NESN:“I can catch, I don’t know if I could get open,” Mankins said smiling when asked if he can play tight end. Still, while the star...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Tom Brady doesn't rule out a Terrell Suggs dinner date some day

Best FriendsRavens' linebacker Terrell Suggs' least favorite player in the NFL is Patriots QB Tom Brady, and he hasn't been shy of admitting it either.Over the years Suggs has made the airwaves saying stuff like "I hate Tom Brady's hair" and calling the Patriots "the most arrogant pricks in the world".So naturally, in Tom Brady's weekly press conference today, he was asked if Suggs...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Dolphins' hero Thomas wins AFC Defensive Player of the Week

January 22, 2012.A day that thrust the name of former Oakland Raiders practice squad safety Sterling Moore into the lexicon and lore of Patriots' championship play, setting into motion a string of events that helped the Patriots advance to the Super Bowl and left the Baltimore Ravens lamenting their poor luck.Moore had been pressed into service by coach Bill Belichick into...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Vince Wilfork: "I'll be back"

Vince Wilfork spoke to the press for the first time since tearing his Achilles back in September yesterday, and he had some reassuring words for those concerned about the 32 year old's ability to come back from such a devastating injury."I’ll be back. There’s no question in my mind. That’s not even a question. People can worry about it. But not me. I’ll be back."Big Vince...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Stopping Dennis Pitta could be key

Photo from CSNNEWhen the Patriots head into Baltimore next week, they'll face a surging Ravens team bolstered by the return of tight end Dennis Pitta, who was 2nd on the Ravens last year in receptions (61). Pitta dislocated and fractured his right hip and that required surgery, according to CSNNE. According to CSNNE, defensive coordinator Matt Patricia understands full well the threat...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

McDaniels answers "Red Zone" critics, but reveals ***** in armor as well?

Was that a bus that just drove past Gillette Stadium and, if so, was that Tom Brady underneath it?In the hell storm of negativity following the New England Patriots' dismal loss to the Miami Dolphins on Sunday, offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels was pelted by questions during his weekly conference call with reporters on Tuesday regarding his play calling and how it was connected...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Always look on the bright side of life

Its been pretty easy to be sad and depressed after our loss down in Miami, but I’m here to tell you that not all was bad. In fact, there were a fair number of some good signs coming out of that game that should get people excited going into the post season.This will always cheer me up.My First Positive Point: We Have Stopped the RunsThe first big positive was our run defense....
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss

Brady calls Terrell Suggs a "Great Player" . . . what?

Terrell Suggs, courtesy of Yahoo! SportsIt seems like Terrell Suggs loves to hate on Tom Brady. But what about Tom Brady hating on Terrell Suggs? Apparently not today. Nope, Brady says that Suggs is a "Great Player" on his Monday morning WEEI interview, quotes courtesy Comcast SportsNet.“I’m sure he’ll be happy to tell you how he feels about me this week, He’s a great player...
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December 18, 2013  |  Discuss
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