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SmashmouthD

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Been a fan for a long time, been around Patriots MBs for a few years...

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Grasping the talent of this Secondary

Best Secondary BB's ever had... And not too shabby with Collins, Jones, Ninko, etc. to rush the passer… If healthy, the D will dominate. You are what you Draft... by SmashmouthD on Jul 26,...

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2014 Safety Position Evaluation

Since Rodney Harrison retired, the Patriots have been missing that dominant player with the savvy, aggression and leadership in the Secondary. Devin McCourty however, has begun to fill those shoes,...

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2014 LB Position Evaluation

A position for concern perhaps? A position weakened by the loss of Fletcher and Spikes? Last year Fletcher was returning from a season ending injury, and Spikes rejoined the team after spending...

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2014 CB Position Evaluation

Continuing with the positional evaluations which I started the other day with the WR Position the CB position is looking significantly better for 2014, than it did last season. That says a lot,...

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2014 WR Position Evaluation

By far, the position is looking better than it did a year ago, or two years ago, or four years ago. In fact, the WR position, and receivers in general, have not looked this promising since 2007. I...

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Broncos - Patriots - comparing the schedules

PATRIOTS BRONCOS SEP 7 @DOLPHINS 1:00 PM EDT SEP 14 @VIKINGS 1:00 PM EDT SEP 21 RAIDERS 1:00 PM EDT SEP 29 @CHIEFS ...

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Offseason Report Card – refuted

SI's Chris Burke grades the Patriots IN THIS ARTICLE According to Vegas, common sense and recent history, the New England Patriots are the second-best team in the AFC. Have they done...

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Impact rookies and the second year leap

Some of the best seasons the Patriots have had in the last 15 seasons, have come in part from second year players making huge leaps from their rookie seasons… in conjunction with rookies coming...

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Past and Present - Defense

Earlier I did a write up where I evaluated the potential of the 2014 team by comparing it to other Patriots teams of the last decade… or more accurately, comparing components/units. which can be...

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Past and Present - Comparisons - Offense

Unit by Unit Comparison Evaluating the potential of the 2014 team by comparing it to other Patriots teams of the last decade… or more accurately, comparing components/units. The goal of this is...

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Brady No Longer a Top 5 QB

Tom Brady is no longer a top-5 QB by Sam Monson Tom Brady, Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. The elite quarterback Mount Rushmore has been in place for a few years now, a...

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Paper Tiger

Paper Grade The Patriots are a Paper Tiger, from veteran leadership to young talent, from franchise QB to top HC, they are easily a notch above everyone in the AFC other than the Broncos, and one...

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3-4... 4-3... or something else?

What type of Defense would the Patriots most likely be fielding if Wilfork were to be released and they drafted Hageman or Tuitt? The Patriots would be without a dominant NT/DT type of player,...

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They needed a #1

So is anyone out there wondering why the Revis signing is such a big deal? Does anyone wonder who they were better off with: Revis or Talib? If so, read on. Let’s first consider what impact...

Straight Talk: Wilfork and the DT/NT position

The Patriots options concerning Wilfork.

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Borges being an Idiot... again

I can understand wanting to advocate for a good person/player. I can understand wanting to protect your 'insider' sources, and writing up a favorable piece on their behalf. But Borges doesn't...

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2014 – How I would build the Defense

About a week ago I wrote How I would build the Offense and this is carries over from that. In that scenario, I have essentially used 3 of my 4 top picks, leaving selection #29 and late round picks...

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2014 - How I would build the Offense

This is partly in response to Richard Hill's query: How would you build the Offense? Great Title, however I felt too constrained by the options there, so here is my outlook… Position By...

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Kraft doesn't agree

A while back, I made an argument that the time for the Patriots to 'load up' was now, to get the top FAs they could, and structure the contracts in a way that you have to 'pay the piper' a couple...

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Thoughts on the Fitz trade

Do the Patriots really need this? Surprisingly, I find myself thinking they do. And thinking it could work out the best for all parties, and here's why: Considering the high price tag of Fitz,...

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Patriot's Team Building Questioned

Former Chicago Bears general manager Jerry was critical of the New England Patriots' team-building approach in 2013. In explaining his viewpoint, Angelo compared the Denver Broncos' approach...

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2014 Patriots Draft - Final

This is my final, post Shrine and Senior Bowl projection, wish list, mock, etc. First Round – Louis Nix DT, Notre Dame After Wilfork went down the Patriots run defense was an area other teams...

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Senior Bowl thoughts

I watched the game, I caught some of the practices, and there were a handful of standouts worth mentioning that are going to impact who goes where in the draft, that weren't on anyone's radar...

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Re-match Re-peat Retire

I feel like they need to expend all options and opportunities to build to win now. First of all, the AFC is not going to remain as open for them as it is now. Any number of teams may be...

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Why the Patriots will win the AFCCG

Knowing what to expect in the coming AFCCG, one has to understand the three main personalities that are going to decide its outcome. Brady, Manning and Belichick. Belichick is a strategist, he is...

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Denver - Patriots AFCCG Match-Up

In the end, having a gimpy Ryan Mathews, and some poor defensive playcalling as the game closed out, combined with the Broncos having an extra week to prepare, was too much of a disadvantage for...

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Patriots Early Mock Draft

At this time of year, when trying to determine the value of players and where they will be drafted, the situation is fluid. There are teams out there who could be willing trade partners, tops on...

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2014 DT/DL Review and Projections

Usually the top 2 DL prospects are taken by the 11th pick (average of the last 5 drafts). While the 3rd DL prospect is usually gone by the 21st selection. So when planning for the Draft ahead,...

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2014: How to evaluate what the Patriots need... and why

The TE position is a hard one to get a feel for, at least for me. It’s a lot like RB, the best guy usually isn’t the best guy. I would be hesitant to draft a TE high or get excited about one...

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2014 Draft - Top 5 TEs

2014 Positional Evaluation - Tight End Disclaimer - I do my best to evaluate the prospects by what I believe is the best fit for the Patriots. How they performed in college, in a different...

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