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5 Areas to Watch in New England Patriots' Preseason Game vs. New Orleans Saints

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 1 week ago
After two productive days of joint practices, the New England Patriots and New Orleans Saints will meet in the second preseason game of the summer for both teams on Saturday night. The Patriots had plenty of positives and negatives coming out of their game against the Green Bay Packers, and will be looking for improvement in all aspects of the game. Here are five specific areas to focus on...

ESPN Apologizes to the Patriots

By Jasmine Watkins, 1 year 1 week ago
No one likes to admit when they're wrong. It's rare that a big sports entity like ESPN apologizes for false reporting. They are held to a higher standard than most and everything they report is put under a microscope. NFL reporter Chris Mortensen has taken heat recently for giving out false information.  This time SportsCenter host Steve Levy took time out of a 12:20 a.m....

Judge Continues to Rip NFL's Deflategate Case in Push for Settlement

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 1 week ago
The lawyers from the NFL and NFLPA were back in Judge Richard Berman's court on Wednesday and the judge continued to hammer the NFL on a number of fronts. At last week's hearing, Judge Berman took aim at the NFL's lack of hard evidence against Tom Brady in the Deflategate scandal, a curious move considering Berman is supposed to be ruling on the fairness of the process, not whether...

5 New England Patriots Youngsters on the Rise After First Preseason Game

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 1 week ago
It's important to never get too carried away after the first NFL preseason game, but there's no denying Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots continue to replenish their cupboard with solid rookies who can immediately play. In fact, quite a few of them were on display Thursday night against the Packers. With near-complete turnover at cornerback and running back, along...

5 Areas of Focus for New England Patriots' Preseason Game vs. Green Bay Packers

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 2 weeks ago
The New England Patriots open their preseason on Thursday night against the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of one of the best regular season games of 2014. Of course, the starters will see limited time, the schemes will be simplified and the result won't mean much of anything, but there will still be plenty of players fighting for a roster spot in many wide-open position battles. ...

NFL Scouts Talk Anonymously About AFC East Teams

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 2 weeks ago
Winners of 11 of the last 12 division titles, the AFC East has been dominated by New England ever since Bill Belichick and Tom Brady joined forces in 2001. However, with Brady's four-game suspension, along with the departure of several key defensive players, this prolific run could be in jeopardy. Meanwhile, the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets have new coaching staffs and has...

New Faces Standing Out at New England Patriots Training Camp

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 3 weeks ago
After losing four cornerbacks this offseason, as well as their top two running backs, there was no question the New England Patriots would feature a number of new faces in significant roles in 2015. While high-round draft picks and high-profile external free agents often get most of the attention, mid-round rookies and low-priced veterans are often the Pats' players of choice. With a...

Why Tom Brady Deserves the Suspension

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 1 month ago
With the recent outrage from the New England Patriots’ organization and fans over Tom Brady’s upheld suspension, the punishment must be seen as worthy as per the NFL’s findings. If Brady in any way knew about deflating the footballs, then he indeed deserves the four-game suspension. Any manipulation or violation of the established, well-known rules is changing the playing field...

Did the NFL Want Tom Brady's Phone Or Not?

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 1 month ago
The only new detail to emerge from NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's ruling on Tom Brady's Deflategate appeal was that Brady had "destroyed" his phone prior to meeting with investigator Ted Wells in early March. This was the item that cemented Goodell's decision to uphold Brady's four-game suspension, and the headline that was the final nail in Brady's coffin in the...

Tom Brady's Suspension Upheld, What Now for the Patriots QB?

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 1 month ago
NFL commissioner Roger Goodell handed down his decision on Tom Brady's appeal of his four-game suspension for Deflategate Tuesday, upholding Brady's full punishment and setting the stage for him to either accept sitting out the first quarter of the 2015 season, or take the NFL to court.In his 20-page ruling, Goodell reveals that Brady had destroyed his cell phone on March 6,...