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New Faces Standing Out at New England Patriots Training Camp

By Mike Dussault, 1 year 6 months 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 6 months 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 6 months 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 7 months 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,...

New England Patriots 2015 Team Preview and Prediction

By Athlon Sports, 1 year 7 months ago
The Patriots have been a part of the NFL’s ruling class for the better part of the last 14 seasons, winning 12 AFC East titles, six conference titles and four Super Bowls. The AFC has long taken aim at Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Co., and it appeared the Patriots were on the ropes last season at 2–2 after a 41–14 dismantling in Kansas City. Brady looked old, Rob Gronkowski...

Twitter Reacts to the Upheld Tom Brady Suspension

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 7 months ago
As the NFL announced that they would uphold Tom Brady's four game suspension for his role in deflating footballs, Twitter users reacted to the situation. The suspension allegedly remained in part due to Tom Brady destroying his cell, a key piece of evidence during the investigation. Take a look at some of the best Tweets: #TomBrady should have a celebratory TD dance that looks like...

Answering the AFC East's Biggest Questions in 2015

By Braden Gall, 1 year 7 months ago
NFL training camps are opening up all across the nation, signaling the official return of pro football. Athlon Sports is going division by division, asking and (trying to) answering the biggest question for every team in the league entering the 2015 season. AFC East Buffalo: Can the QB distribute the ball effectively?The Bills' coaching staff has been stabilized with the...

Examining the Over/Under 2015 Win Totals for the AFC East

By Matt Josephs, 1 year 7 months ago
The AFC East will be one of the most intriguing divisions in the NFL this season. With Tom Brady suspended by the NFL, the Patriots become a bit more vulnerable in a division that is continually trying to catch them. Buffalo, Miami and New York all improved themselves, but was it enough? LeSean McCoy, Ndamukong Suh and Brandon Marshall are some of the new faces in the division. Much like I...

2015 NFL Training Camp Dates and Locations

By Mark Ross, 1 year 7 months ago
The New England Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions and won't officially open defense of their title until Sept. 10 when they host the Pittsburgh Steelers to kick off the 2015 NFL regular season. However, the real work for Bill Belichick's team begins July 23 when rookies report to training camp in Foxborough, Mass.   Baltimore, Cleveland and New Orleans get...

NFLPA Threatens Legal Action if Tom Brady Suspension Upheld

By Josh Hamburger, 1 year 7 months ago
As Tom Brady and the Patriots eagerly await Roger Goodell’s decision on his Deflategate appeal, the NFLPA would plan to take the case to federal court if the suspension remains. While no decision date has been given, it seems likely that one would be given within the next few weeks. Tom Brady ultimately will have the final say if he wants to fight this suspension legally. Any case...