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  • Week Three injury report roundup

    Week Three injury report roundup

    Over the course of the week, there are a lot of posts about the most prominent injured players but we know that you might not see all of them and that some others may fall through the cracks. As a result, we’ll comb through all the injury reports every Friday afternoon so that there’s one…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:21pm -
  • Bill Belichick’s come a long way from the ice pick days

    Bill Belichick’s come a long way from the ice pick days

    When Patriots coach Bill Belichick got his start in coaching, he learned a system of coding plays which involved index cards, hole punches and ice picks. So naturally, the idea he can look to a tablet computer on the sidelines on have immediate access to so much information kind of blows his mind. The latest…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:31am -
  • Maurice Jones-Drew back at Raiders practice

    Maurice Jones-Drew back at Raiders practice

    Raiders running back Maurice Jones-Drew wasn’t expected to miss much time after having surgery on his right hand on September 8 and it looks like he may wind up just missing one game. Jones-Drew was back at practice for the Raiders on Thursday, 10 days after having the operation and far enough ahead of Sunday’s…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 1:09pm -
  • Chandler Jones’s big day makes him AFC defensive player of the week

    Chandler Jones’s big day makes him AFC defensive player of the week

    By blocking a field goal and returning it for a touchdown, Patriots defensive end Chandler Jones put himself in the running for consideration as the AFC special teams player of the week for Week Two of the 2014 season. He didn’t wind up taking home that honor, but Jones got a pretty good prize all…
    - 4 days ago, 17 Sep 14, 7:47am -
  • Tom Brady is not interested in your social activism

    Tom Brady is not interested in your social activism

    It’s not hard to find an image of Tom Brady, whether it’s in his role as the quarterback of the Patriots or on one of his many advertising opportunities. But he said Monday he’s not interested in using his platform as an agent of social change. During an interview with WEEI, Brady did his best…
    - 5 days ago, 16 Sep 14, 4:57am -
  • After early stumble, Patriots leave Vikings in the dust

    After early stumble, Patriots leave Vikings in the dust

    The Vikings couldn’t have asked for a better start to Sunday’s game against the Patriots. The rest of it? Ugh. After taking a 7-0 lead on the game’s first series, the Patriots took over, rolling to a 30-7 win in Minneapolis on Sunday. In defeat, Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel was intercepted four times — twice…
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 1:26pm -
  • Patriots shake off slow start, roll to 24-7 halftime lead

    Patriots shake off slow start, roll to 24-7 halftime lead

    The Vikings started Sunday’s game vs. New England looking like a serious threat to send the Patriots to an 0-2 start. But after scoring a touchdown on their first drive, the Vikings have struggled since, with mistakes dooming them to a 24-7 halftime deficit in Minneapolis. Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel threw a pair of first-half…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 11:47am -
  • Patriots, Vikings trade early touchdowns

    Patriots, Vikings trade early touchdowns

    After looking vulnerable early in Sunday’s matchup at Minnesota, the Patriots’ defense made a big play to even the score. Safety Devin McCourty’s 60-yard interception return of an ill-advised Matt Cassel pass put the Patriots at Minnesota one-yard line, and tailback Stevan Ridley’s TD plunge two plays later knotted Sunday’s game at seven in the…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 10:33am -
  • Week Two early inactives

    Week Two early inactives

    Every week we’ll bring you all the inactives from the early games in one post, constantly updated with the latest information. So check back often to see the full list as it becomes available. Dolphins at Bills Dolphins: C Mike Pouncey, DE Terrence Fede, LB Koa Misi, G Billy Turner, LB Jordan Tripp, T Jason…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 8:32am -
  • Jamie Collins doesn’t travel with Patriots

    Jamie Collins doesn’t travel with Patriots

    The Patriots won’t have linebacker Jamie Collins on the field in Week Two. Collins was listed as questionable on Friday’s injury report because of a thigh injury suffered in practice this week, but the team did not bring him with them to Minnesota for Sunday’s game. It will be the first missed game in Collins’s…
    - 7 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 6:32am -

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  • newPatriots will continue to 'play it safe' with TE Rob Gronkowski
    Hot News for TE Rob Gronkowski
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  • newWeek 3: The Executive Mailbag
    Fantasy Football Expert Corey Parson welcomes your questions and takes you inside his decision-making process. The Fantasy Executive is all business.
    - 12 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 1:21pm -
  • Week 3: Fantasy Stock Watch
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Larry Gold monitors the so-called Fantasy Stock Market. As players rise and fall, you need to sometimes buy low or sell high. Those recommendations can be found here!
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:29pm -
  • Countdown to Paydirt: at New England Patriots
    The Oakland Raiders are coming off of a demoralizing 30-14 blowout loss to the Houston Texans, and things won’t get any easier this week.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 12:07pm -
  • Week 3: Quarterback Report
    If you are lucky enough to have a quarterback on your roster whose last name is Brees, Luck or Rodgers, you have the right to skip this article. However, for the rest of the fantasy crowd who waited a little longer to draft a quarterback, here’s a look at a few QBs with favorable matchups and a few who could find the sledding a little rougher in Week 3.
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 11:28am -
  • Week 3: NFL Pick 'em
    Every week, Fantasy Football Expert Mark Deming (a former No.1 Fantasy Football player in the world) gives us his winners for every game. He is one of the most celebrated winners in high-stakes Fantasy Football.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:12pm -
  • Daily Dr. Roto - Thursday, September 18
    Dr. Roto is having visions of Roto Visionary sleepers. Consider these players to get a leg up on your opponents in Week 3! They are where the points are at.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:49pm -
  • Week 3: Fantasy Versus Vegas
    Using Vegas' odds, lines and spreads, Fantasy Football Expert gets a feel for how a game might pan out. It's not a perfect science; however, it illustrates trends generated by some of the world's best handicappers.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:32pm -
  • Revealed! Tom Brady's College Resume
    Remember when Tom Brady almost didn't get drafted? This was Plan B.
    - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 9:50am -
  • Patriots Even Record By Beating Vikings 30-7
    New England avoided a two-game losing streak by defeating the Vikings and former Patriots QB Matt Cassel.
    - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 4:07pm -

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  • Goodell tackles NFL domestic abuse crisis with vow to reform (Reuters)
    By Larry Fine NEW YORK (Reuters) - A chastened NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell said on Friday that the league's poor response to its domestic violence crisis will prompt an overhaul of how it deals with player behavior and punishment in America's most popular sports league. Goodell has been under fire since the NFL's slow and fumbled response to the domestic violence incident involving Baltimore Ravens star Ray Rice, whose knock-out punch to his then-fiancee was captured in a video that went viral last week. ...
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  • Raiders could be down 2 starters on defense (The Associated Press)
    Already staggering from back-to-back poor performances, the Oakland Raiders will likely be without two of their starting linebackers for Sunday's game in New England. Middle linebacker Nick Roach is still recovering from a concussion he suffered during the preseason and has only recently returned to practice on a limited basis. Roach, who played every defensive snap in 2013, has yet to be cleared through the NFL's protocol for concussions and is questionable to play against the Patriots. I try to communicate with the guys whenever I can, anything to help them execute at a high level.'' The…
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:27pm -
  • Sage advice from Pacman Jones (The Associated Press)
    Bengals cornerback Adam Jones, the player formerly known as Pacman, isn't talking about the issues facing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell except to say that he disagrees with some things. Jones also sat out the 2009 season when nobody gave him a call before going to work for Cincinnati. ''When the checks stop coming in, they stop coming in.'' --- SANU CAN FLING IT: Bengals receiver Mohamed Sanu has one of the best arms in the NFL.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:10pm -
  • Patriots hope to continue home dominance (The Associated Press)
    Stevan Ridley's father switched his allegiance from the Oakland Raiders once his son was drafted by the New England Patriots. The Patriots are 25-4, including playoff games, at Gillette Stadium starting in 2011, when Ridley was drafted. ''It's going to be awesome,'' Ridley said. The family's going to be here, so it's going to be an exciting atmosphere to come back here to Foxborough and get in the home stadium.'' The Patriots are 11-1 in home openers since they moved into Gillette in 2002.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 3:03pm -
  • Week 3 Sleepers (Rotoworld)
    Nick Mensio identifies 14 sleepers for Week 3, checking in on Greg Jennings, Golden Tate, Khiry Robinson and 11 others.
    - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 2:59pm -
  • Heading cross country hard for West Coast teams (The Associated Press)
    The Oakland Raiders have to deal with more than just Tom Brady and Darrelle Revis at New England on Sunday. ... It feels a little odd.'' The Raiders are trying to snap a 14-game losing streak in the Eastern time zone. The four West Coast teams, which annually log 25,000 air miles, are a combined 43-83 in the Eastern time zone over the last decade, according to STATS LLC. Only the San Diego Chargers, who visit Buffalo this weekend, have a respectable record at 17-18. The rest are abysmal: Raiders (5-28), San Francisco 49ers (10-18) and Seattle Seahawks (11-19).
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 11:27am -
  • Matchups: Joique's Week (Rotoworld)
    Evan Silva highlights Joique Bell in this week's Matchups column, which discusses every fantasy option in every Week 3 game.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 7:13pm -
  • Raiders seek ways to get Reece more involved (The Associated Press)
    For a player who generates so much attention from opposing defenses and gets paid handsomely by his own team, Marcel Reece somehow has become the forgotten man on the Oakland Raiders offense. Reece has touched the ball just four times through two games and been on the field for just more than one-third of the offensive snaps as the Raiders have lost the first two games. With an offense that lacks playmakers and has been struggling to score points, Reece would seem to be a prime option to spark a winless team. Offensive coordinator Greg Olson said he always looks for ways to get Reece the ba…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 5:13pm -
  • Peterson absence tough but real for Vikings (The Associated Press)
    NFL teams make succession plans all the time for star players moving past their prime. The sudden absence of Adrian Peterson from Minnesota's backfield, though, did not reveal a carefully crafted blueprint. The Vikings, thus, have begun to try to make due with an unproven group of running backs, lacking the ready-made replacement they might have been on track to acquire next year. ''I don't think you can say, 'Hey, in this game we're going to get three or four runs over 15 yards,' like you would with Adrian,'' offensive coordinator Norv Turner said.
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 4:36pm -
  • Priefer: 'A better man' after sensitivity classes (The Associated Press)
    Special teams coach Mike Priefer has been back on the practice field for the Minnesota Vikings this week, coaching a group of players that struggled last weekend against New England and spending long hours at the office formulating a game plan for the New Orleans Saints. It's been a welcome return to normalcy for Priefer, who was engulfed in controversy over the summer after an investigation verified former punter Chris Kluwe's claims that the coach made anti-gay remarks during practice and in meetings. The Vikings suspended Priefer for the first three games of the season, but reduced that p…
    - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 3:26pm -

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  • newPatriots vs. Raiders: Predict the Score

    Patriots vs. Raiders: Predict the Score

    Making a score prediction for the Patriots' week three match-up against the Oakland Raiders.Tomorrow afternoon, the Patriots finally kick off their home slate with an intra-conference match-up against the Oakland Raiders.The Raiders are 0-2 and are coming off an ugly home loss to the Houston Texans.On paper, this is a game that the Patriots should win easily. The Raiders have struggled to defend the run, and are likely going to be without two of their top three linebackers. The Patriots showed an ability to run the ball up the throat of a defense last week, and will likely take that a…
    - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 1:45pm -
  • newWho is the Patriots' Go-To Leader?

    Who is the Patriots' Go-To Leader?

    For this week's GMC Playbook question, Marshall Faulk poses the question: who is the one leader that keeps your team focused on the field?For this week's GMC Playbook question, Marshall Faulk poses the question: who is the one leader that keeps your team focused on the field:This week’s focus: FOCUS. On-the-field leaders wanted! Here’s my question for @sbnation: http://t.co/DP2hjWd7xN #GMCPlaybook— Marshall Faulk (@marshallfaulk) September 16, 2014The Patriots are a franchise fortunate to have many on-field leaders. Tom Brady is the obvious choice. He's a perfectionist, an…
    - 16 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 8:54am -
  • newPatriots vs. Raiders: Final Injury Report

    Patriots vs. Raiders: Final Injury Report

    Taking a look at the final injury reports released by the Patriots and Raiders in the lead-up to their week three showdown.The New England Patriots and Oakland Raiders have announced their final injury reports for their week three match-up at Gillette Stadium:PatriotsOutNoneDoubtfulNoneQuestionableJamie Collins, LB | Shane Vereen, RB | Michael Buchanan, DEDon Jones, LB  | Ryan Wendell, OL | Alfonzo Dennard, CBProbableDan Connolly, OL | Rob Gronkowski, TE | Sealver Siliga, DLJulian Edelman, WRAnalysis: Jamie Collins, Shane Vereen, Michael Buchanan, Don Jones, and Ryan Wende…
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  • Bill Belichick Versus Rookie Quarterbacks

    Bill Belichick Versus Rookie Quarterbacks

    Bill Belichick is often lauded as a defensive genius. How does he fare against the inexperienced quarterback?Ignorance is bliss. Dumb luck. Better to be lucky than good. Whatever.Bill Belichick is a supreme defensive mastermind who should have no problem dismantling a rookie quarterback. The rookie shouldn't be able to keep up with sophisticated defenses. Shouldn't be able to process the open reads. Shouldn't even have a chance to play the deep ball.You know how Belichick overthought week 1 against the Dolphins? How he played a 260 pound edge rusher at 3-4 defensive end to no success,…
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  • Patriots vs. Raiders: Previewing with PFF

    Patriots vs. Raiders: Previewing with PFF

    Taking a closer look at the New England Patriots' week three opponent, the Oakland Raiders, through the Pro Football Focus analytics.Taking a closer look at the New England Patriots' week three opponent, the Oakland Raiders, through the Pro Football Focus analytics:Raiders' Struggles Defending the Run:The Raiders were completely gashed by the Houston Texans’ running game last Sunday. Arian Foster picked up 138 yards on 28 carries. Considering the Patriots’ success running the football against the Vikings, look for the Patriots to deploy a similar run:pass ratio against Oakland. Th…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:42am -
  • Week 3 Patriots vs Raiders: 5 Questions with the Enemy

    Week 3 Patriots vs Raiders: 5 Questions with the Enemy

    Levi Damien from Silver and Black Pride takes the time to answer five questions about Sunday's game.Levi Damien, writer at SB Nation's Oakland Raiders community Silver And Black Pride, took the time to answer five of my questions about Sunday's Patriots game. Let's learn about our opponent.Read my questions with Silver and Black Pride here.1. Quarterback Derek Carr is new in the league; how have the Raiders been using him in the offense? Have they drawn up short/intermediate passing plays? They have had him dinking and dunking almost exclusively. In the first game against the Jets…
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  • Week 3 Patriots vs Raiders: Players Who Need to Step Up

    Week 3 Patriots vs Raiders: Players Who Need to Step Up

    While the Patriots should be able to defeat the Raiders, the game is a perfect time for some players to shine.As the New England Patriots play their home opener against the Oakland Raiders, all signs point to a Patriots victory. While Bill Belichick won't say the game is a walk in the park, this is definitely a game for the Patriots to work out some issues on both sides of the ball and figure out where the roster currently stands. Here are some players that need to use this game as a springboard moving forward.The Runnings Backs: Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley, Brandon Bolden, maybe James…
    - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:30am -
  • New England Patriots Links 9/19/14 - Penalties, Mistakes Hurt Offense More

    New England Patriots Links 9/19/14 - Penalties, Mistakes Hurt Offense More

    Daily News and Links for 9/19/14TEAM TALK Andy Hart notes Belichick and Brady both know the offense has to spread the ball around. Press Pass - Darrelle Revis and others ready for Raiders. (3.50 min. video) Patriots Today - Opponent preview: The Oakland Raiders. (2.47 min. video) Patriots Today - Three points with Perillo: Run vs. the Raiders. (2.31 min. video)LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss and Tedy Bruschi break down Patriots vs. Raiders: Belichick won't admit it, but weak foe may give Pats chance to find themselves. Mike Reiss and Bill WIlliamson preview Sunday's Oakland at New Eng…
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    • newPatriots Notebook: Game for improvement
      FOXBORO — Because of good health and a lack of consistent production, the Patriots have had a weekly competition for two game-day roster spots among their three outside wide receivers.
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    • newPatriots-Raiders: Five things to watch today
      FOXBORO — Now, just two weeks after a season-opening drubbing, the Patriots merely have to take down the lowly Raiders in their home opener at Gillette Stadium to secure a winning record.That shouldn’t be too tall of an order for a Patriots team that has an NFL-high 92 home victories (.836 winning percentage) since Gillette opened in 2002. But even though the Raiders are 0-2, the Pats do need to show up, and the 2012 home opener against the Cardinals is a reminder of what can happen when they forget to set the alarm clocks.Here are five things to watch today:
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    • newBorges: Patriots-Raiders ain’t like the old days
      FOXBORO — Once, this would have been a big game. Huge game, really.It would have been one talked and written about all week, not as a joke or a “W” in waiting, but as a turf war. Old grievances dating back 40 years would have been dredged up from the archives of the mind, right up to the last game ever played in Foxboro Stadium. The one that made the Patriots and unraveled the Raiders.
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    • newDan Connolly’s leadership comes quietly
      FOXBORO — Dan Connolly doesn’t talk much. In fact, he admits shunning the spotlight whenever possible.People like that can tread a fine line between quiet and unassuming and aloof and off-putting. But to those who have played alongside him or coached him over the years, Connolly’s personality — while not flashy or ostentatious — draws people in.To the point where he can be trusted to lead the way.
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    • newStaying aggressive should pay off for Patriots
      FOXBORO — Attack mode suited the Patriots defense well last week in Minnesota. No sense flipping the switch back to a more conservative style, especially against Raiders rookie quarterback Derek Carr.There should be no let up in today’s home opener. Keep the blitzers coming. Keep the pass rush flying on all cylinders. Turn up the heat. Build on what was started last week, when the Patriots sacked Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel six times and forced him into four interceptions.
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    • newDevin McCourty willing to offer Ray Rice a hand
      Patriots safety Devin McCourty reached out to Ray Rice recently to provide a measure of support for his former college teammate and friend.It’s interesting McCourty would do that, much less talk about it publicly, given how radioactive Rice is at the moment. It says a lot about the Pats defensive captain, that he wouldn’t abandon a friend, no matter the crime.
      - 4 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 9:00pm -
    • newJoin Patriots-Raiders Game Day Live chat at 12:45 p.m.
      Join the Herald's Bruce Lerch for a live chat during today's Patriots-Raiders game at Gillette Stadium. The Game Day Live chat will begin at 12:45 p.m. ahead of the Pats' 1 p.m. game. This is your chance to engage with other fans, express your opinions and just follow along as the Herald provides you added coverage of the Pats' home opener.
      - 7 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 5:41pm -
    • Devin McCourty keeps getting better
      FOXBORO — If Devin McCourty’s progression as a safety propels him into a ball-hawking quarterback nightmare, the Patriots defense will be even more difficult to navigate than projected.McCourty covered a ton of ground to intercept Matt Cassel’s first-quarter pass during Sunday’s 30-7 victory against the Vikings. With the ball in the air, McCourty ran from the Vikings 42-yard line outside the right hash marks to the Patriots 43 at the left hash to pick the deep bid for Jarius Wright.
      - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:50pm -
    • Patriots Notebook: Jerod Mayo story delivers respite to NFL woes
      FOXBORO — And now, a break from a disastrous month in the NFL to offer a positive family story.Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo was with his wife Chantel on Wednesday as the couple welcomed their third child, Chyanne, to the family. They also have a 4-year-old daughter, Chya, and 3-year-old son, Jerod Jr.“Cut the cord and everything,” Mayo beamed.Mayo is driven by his family, and while he was on injured reserve last season with a torn pectoral muscle, he used the extra time to be home with the wife and kids.
      - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:26pm -
    • Shane Vereen finds a niche and just runs with it
      FOXBORO — Shane Vereen will probably never be the so-called “bell-cow back” for the Patriots. He knows he fits a niche in the offense that doesn’t lend itself to him carrying the ball 20-plus times a game.In fact, Vereen has had 10 or more rushing attempts in a game just five times in his career.Going forward, Vereen will be what he’ll always be on this team — a big-play threat out of the backfield as a receiver and a rusher who tends to be more adept at running outside the tackles than between them.
      - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:00pm -

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      • newWatch Julian Edelman read a disrespectful scouting report of himself (Video)
        No one thought that Julian Edelman would be such a reliable receiver coming out of Kent State as a quarterback. Watch him read a disrespectful scouting report about himself. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Watch Julian Edelman read a disrespectful scouting report of himself (Video) appeared first on Pro Football Zone.
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      • newTom Brady reminds Raiders about 'tuck rule' play
        If you’re an Oakland Raiders fan, chances are you want to forget the infamous “Tuck Rule Game” that took place in 2002. Tom Brady, however, would like to refresh your memory. The Facebook page of the New England Patriots’ star quarterback posted a photo of the controversial playoff game and wrote, “Tomorrow is my 6th time playing the Raiders. What’s your favorite Patriots vs. Raiders memory? I know mine…” The “Tuck Rule Game” — also referred to as the “Snow Bowl” — is remembered for the game-changing play that occurred in the contest’s final seconds. In the pl…
        - 11 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 2:01pm -
      • newTedy Bruschi: Goodell has to go
        At some point the backlash directed at commissioner Roger Goodell may be too much and he’ll have to go the way of Tricky Dick Nixon. This is to say, NFL’s head honcho might be in the earliest stages of having to call it quits. Former New England Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi, who is among the most popular retired players around the league, indicated on ESPN that it’s time for Goodell to go. We needed someone to go up there and be a leader. To give all of the public out there, all of the fans, all of the former players, all of the current players. To give them hope that things will…
        - 15 hours ago, 20 Sep 14, 10:35am -
      • Tedy Bruschi: “Roger Goodell needs to step down”
        ESPN NFL analysts and former player Tedy Bruschi and Mark Schlereth ripped commissioner Roger Goodell over today’s press conference. Mark Schlereth on Goodell: "You have one of the most important performances of your career and you showed up 17 mins late. Unacceptable." — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 19, 2014 Tedy Bruschi on NFL Live: "I want a new commissioner to lead my league…Roger Goodell needs to step down." — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) September 19, 2014 Mark Schlereth: "The majority of players that play in this league right now & former players do not trust the commissioner of…
        - 1 day ago, 19 Sep 14, 1:28pm -
      • Over the last 5 years West Coast teams struggle to play on the East Coast in early games
        This week the Raiders and the Chargers will travel to the East coast to play the Patriots and Bills. The problem is the teams from the west coast do not travel well to the east coast. @Michael_Fabiano: Great stat from @mattmoneysmith … West coast teams are 15-28 in 1pm EST games in the last 5 […]The post Over the last 5 years West Coast teams struggle to play on the East Coast in early games appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
        - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 10:54am -
      • Five reasons why the New England Patriots will dominate the Oakland Raiders
        Let’s just get one thing straight: If the Patriots don’t beat the Raiders, every panic button in New England should be pushed repeatedly. With the way the Raiders have been playing, no matter how mediocre the Patriots may have looked the last two weeks, any competent team should be able to totally dominate them.So here’s why the Patriots will make this an easy victory:Stevan Ridley and Shane Vereen will torch the Raiders defenseThe Raiders are currently giving up 200 rushing yards a game, last in the NFL. That’s a lot. New England should be able to pound the rock down Oakland’s t…
        - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 9:32am -
      • The Instagram of the New England Patriots’ cheerleaders is spectacular
        Why can’t every NFL cheerleading squad have an Instagram as incredible as that of the New England Patriots?From their photo shoots on the beach to football Sundays, these girls do it quite well.Take a look at their 10 best posts ever and enjoy.***No. 10No. 9NextYou may also be interested in:The Instagram of the New England Patriots’ cheerleaders is spectacularFree Money: Picking every Week 3 NFL game against the spreadVIDEO: Devin Hester breaks Deion Sanders’ return record!
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      • Inside the War Room Week Four
        Inside the War Room Week Four In this week’s Inside the War Room I talk about the best conference in FCS football, name our Prospect of the Week, tell you about prospects who impressed me last weekend, and much more. Best of the FCS This week the Missouri Valley Conference will try and prove that […]The post Inside the War Room Week Four appeared first on NFL Draft Diamonds.
        - 2 days ago, 19 Sep 14, 4:08am -
      • Patriots Injury Report: Julian Edelman (Back) Still Limited In Practice
        FOXBORO, Mass. — Two of the New England Patriots’ offensive stars remained limited in practice Thursday.Julian Edelman (back) and Shane Vereen (shoulder) weren’t full participants in practice for the second straight day, according to the Patriots’ practice participation and injury report.Defensive end Michael Buchanan (ankle), linebacker Jamie Collins (thigh), offensive linemen Dan Connolly and Ryan Wendell, cornerback Alfonzo Dennard, tight end Rob Gronkowski (knee), safety Don Jones (hamstring) and defensive tackle Sealver Siliga (hand) also were limited in practice. Jones was ba…
        - 2 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 2:40pm -
      • New England Patriots: 5 keys to defeating the Raiders in week three
        On Sunday at 1 p.m., the New England Patriots (1-1) will take on the Oakland Raiders (0-2) in their home opener at Gillette Stadium. The game will be aired on CBS.After last weeks 30-7 win over the Minnesota Vikings, the Patriots look to continue their momentum against the Raiders, who are coming off two tough losses to the New York Jets and the Houston Texans.Here are 5 keys to defeating the Oakland Raiders:Establish a run gameStevan RidleyLast week against the Minnesota Vikings, the run game shredded through the Vikings D and was a major factor in the Patriots victory. The Patriots are…
        - 3 days ago, 18 Sep 14, 12:48pm -

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      • Patriots' defense crushes Cassel, Vikings for win
        The Patriots barely needed Tom Brady. They crushed the Vikings because of defense, special teams, and a running game that helped to kill the clock in the second half.
        - 6 days ago, 14 Sep 14, 1:35pm -
      • Vince Wilfork: Patriots' D to go back to drawing board
        The New England Patriots' defense got run over by Knowshon Moreno on Sunday. After all the offseason hype, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork said the Pats' defense must go back to the "drawing board."
        - 13 days ago, 8 Sep 14, 8:41am -
      • Dolphins upset Patriots in Miami
        Knowshon Moreno rushed for 134 yards and a fourth-quarter touchdown that essentially sealed the outcome, Ryan Tannehill threw for two scores and the Miami Dolphins overpowered New England.
        - 13 days ago, 7 Sep 14, 2:27pm -
      • Tom Brady still driven entering 15th NFL season with Patriots
        Tom Brady has done it all and then some. So how does he keep himself going entering his 15th NFL season? The New England Patriots quarterback sits down with Andrea Kremer.
        - 14 days ago, 7 Sep 14, 7:36am -
      • Patriots' Tom Brady listed as questionable vs. Dolphins
        Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (calf) rejoined his teammates for practice on Friday after missing Thursday's session. However, the signal-caller is listed as questionable for Sunday's game vs. Miami.
        - 16 days ago, 5 Sep 14, 9:18am -
      • Tom Brady (calf) lands on Patriots' injury report
        New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady sat out practice on Thursday and was later listed on the team's injury report with a calf issue. Will it affect his status for Sunday?
        - 16 days ago, 4 Sep 14, 1:58pm -
      • Tim Wright impressing Patriots OC Josh McDaniels
        Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is already "really impressed" with former Buccaneers tight end Tim Wright. Will the newly acquired pass-catcher have a big role in Tom Brady's offense?
        - 17 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 4:48pm -
      • Bill Belichick won't say if Rob Gronkowski plays Week 1
        Rob Gronkowski said that he's ready to go for the Patriots' season opener against the Dolphins. With a few days of practice left, New England coach Bill Belichick won't make anything official.
        - 18 days ago, 3 Sep 14, 7:22am -
      • Rob Gronkowski says he's playing Week 1 for Patriots
        Rob Gronkowski told reporters on Monday he will play when the New England Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins to kick off the regular season. Is he ready to play a whole game?
        - 20 days ago, 1 Sep 14, 8:59am -
      • Ryan Mallett survives Patriots' roster cuts
        Ryan Mallett has made the New England Patriots' initial 53-man roster. Would the Houston Texans have interest if the Pats end up cutting Mallett at some point?
        - 21 days ago, 30 Aug 14, 1:53pm -