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Football is Great. But Pay Attention to What’s Important This Thanksgiving

My Nana (in the middle) in her back yard. Cambridge, MA. A long long time ago. It was Thanksgiving 2010 and the Patriots had drawn a softball matchup with the Detroit Lions. It was a 12:30 game and I was … Continue reading

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One Absolute Truth About Push-Gate: It Kills the Tuck Rule Debate

If You Accept the Push Rule – You Accept the Tuck Rule. Patriot Haters have a vivid and celebrated imagination. And just like nothing tops charm of the original Star Wars, nothing will beat the origins of the Patriot Hater … Continue reading

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Five Questions No One Is Asking About the Buffalo Game

1. So Ryan Wendell Forget How to Snap A Football? A year ago we reluctantly gave Wendell the benefit of the doubt when the former UDFA and multiple time practice squad member took over one of the most difficult/important jobs … Continue reading

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Night Session Training Camp Notes

Another year, another awesome night time training camp session at Gilette. These 95 man rosters are murder on the eyes especially with so many new pieces, but here’s my best attempt at taking it all in. All the photos here … Continue reading

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The Trial of Aaron Hernandez’ Draft Pick: Was The 113th Pick Worth the Price

I figured someone had to tackle this issue with a certain rigor that might finally prove a point. The Pats have been getting slammed recently by hindsight-ing critics, fans, and most notably GM’s of several less successful football franchises that … Continue reading

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2013 College Football Early Watch List Part 1 (Anything to take my mind off Aaron Hernandez Edition)

Ra’shede Hageman DT – Minnesota Build: 6’6″ 310 # 2013 Year: Senior 2012 Stats: 7.5 TFL 6 Sacks When you’re a 300+ lb defensive tackle who claims he can do a 360 dunk you get to headline a list like … Continue reading

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Tight Ends in the Brady Era – An Up & Down History

With the Patriots due for another shakeup at the Tight End position in the wake of the depressing news on Aaron Hernandez I thought I’d take a look at the history of the TE position in terms of the Brady … Continue reading

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AFC East Preview: What Pats Fans Should & (More Importantly) Should NOT Be Worried About

THE MIAMI DOLPHINS Why We’re Worried: Ryan Tannehill isn’t awful. He’s a far cry from being a super star or even a regular star, but he’s probably a better developmental QB than anything else the subterranean standards of the AFC … Continue reading

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After A 2 Week Calm Down: Patriots Full Draft Grades

I get really emotional about the draft. Maybe it’s the fact that I do so much to get to know these players in the year leading up to the draft that I get attached to the ideas of certain players … Continue reading

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Five Inconvenient Truths Pats Fans Are Going to Have to Face In the Draft

#1. There is probably no Vince Wilfork in this draft. Listening to Pats fans talk about this years draft is a lot like the last decade of post-Nomar Red Sox callers on WEEI. “We need to sign a shortstop who’ll … Continue reading

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