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Five Can't-Miss Games of the 2015 New England Patriots Season

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 6 months ago
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Extra Points: Closing the book on Aaron Hernandez

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
( - Hyperbole can be a powerful device whether it's in print or the spoken word, but those making exaggerated claims should temper themselves. The NFL's off-the-field problems over the past year have been well documented, but allegations that the behavior of Ray Rice, Greg Hardy or Adrian Peterson -- as despicable as each of those incidents may have been -- combined to...

Can the Patriots Protect Tom Brady?

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 6 months ago
If there's one tried and true way to beat Tom Brady and the New England Patriots, it's to attack the middle of his offensive line, prevent him from stepping up in the pocket and disrupt plays as early as possible. Both Super Bowl losses to the Giants and the 2010 AFC Divisional round loss to the Jets were perfect examples of this tactic and we saw it again in early 2014 in losses to...

2015 NFL Mock Draft

By Braden Gall, 2 years 6 months ago

Patriots RB Blount suspended one game for substance abuse

By The Sports Network, 2 years 6 months ago
New York, NY ( - New England Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has been suspended without pay for the first game of the 2015 regular season for violating the NFL Policy and Program for Substances of Abuse. Blount is eligible to participate in all offseason and preseason practices and games. The punishment stems from Blount's arrest last August, when he was a...

Can Dominique Easley fill key holes in Patriots defense?

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 6 months ago
When the New England Patriots took Dominique Easley in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft, they knew they were getting a player coming off back-to-back ACL tears, but they also hoped they were taking a player with incredible explosion off the line and the ability to generate instant disruption up front. A torn ACL injury used to signify a major blow to a player's career, but...

Five Perfect NFL Draft Fits for New England Patriots

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 6 months ago
This offseason there seem to be more holes than usual in the New England Patriots' personnel. With the departure of both starting cornerbacks and long-time stalwart Vince Wilfork, as well as questions at guard and unproven depth at running back, the Patriots could have a number of rookies immediately step into starting slots. The other concern is at linebacker, where both Jerod Mayo and...

New England Patriots Who Must Step Up in 2015

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 6 months ago
Roster turnover in the NFL is inevitable and no one knows this better than the New England Patriots, who have put together the best record in the league over the last decade-plus with an ever-changing group of players surrounding Tom Brady. This offseason has been no different, with the departure of starting cornerbacks Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner, key receiving back Shane...

Pats re-sign DL Branch, add CBs Fletcher, McClain

By The Sports Network, 2 years 7 months ago
Foxborough, MA ( - The New England Patriots re-signed defensive lineman Alan Branch on Wednesday and signed free-agent cornerbacks Bradley Fletcher and Robert McClain. Branch, 30, had 13 tackles in eight games for the Patriots last season, including two starts. The eight-year NFL veteran has also played for Buffalo, Seattle and Arizona. Fletcher, 28, spent the last two...

New England Patriots Sticking to Proven Philosophy in Free Agency

By Mike Dussault, 2 years 7 months ago
The New England Patriots' decade-and-a-half of dominance was not built with over-priced free agents, yet every offseason the collective followers of the team seem to forget this simple fact. Despite handing out plenty of top end deals over that time, usually to their own players who are just hitting the primes of their careers, the Pats are often labelled as "cheap." That...