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Pats Pulpit Jul 29, 2016

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski talks about what makes QB Jimmy Garoppolo “special”

The back-up quarterback has some large shoes to fill. Gronkowski is a believer. New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is going to put the offense on his back during the first four weeks of the season. Star quarterback Tom Brady will be suspended, while wide receivers Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola, and running backs Dion Lewis and LeGarrette Blount are returning from injuries. Gronk is going to have to carry back-up quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo over the finish line. Gronkowski spoke to the media about his budding relationship with Garoppolo and how the two have worked on improving...
Pats Pulpit Jul 29, 2016

New England Patriots links 7/29/16 - Jamie Collins 'excused' from Day 1: 'No issues'

Daily news and links for 7/29/16 TEAM TALK Patriots Training Camp Info. and schedule. Erik Scalavino passes along some news and notes from the first day of camp: Jimmy Garoppolo is "excited for Week One." Andy Hart finds Nate Solder is as excited for training camp as he’s ever been. Paul Perillo posts his blogservations from Day 1: Brady, Garoppolo, and more. Angelique Fiske checks out what the Patriots are saying through social media: Training camp edition. Media Availability Transcripts: Rob Gronkowski - Jimmy Garoppolo. Patriots Today - Training camp 2016. (1.59 min....
CSN New England Jul 28, 2016

Gronkowski: Brady practicing with same intensity despite suspension

FOXBORO -- Tom Bradys dealing with an unfamiliar situation. For the first time since 2001, he knows he wont be the starting quarterback for the
Pats Pulpit Jul 23, 2016

Patriots Training Camp Storylines: How many touchdowns will Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett score?

Alec and Rich break down the Patriots TE position Alec Of all the positions on New England's roster, tight end is the one with the least question marks. Gronk is the best in the game, and with the addition of another legitimate TE1 in Martellus Bennett, the Patriots once again boast the best tight end duo in the league. They also brought in Clay Harbor, whose contract structure suggests he's in the team's long-term plans, with AJ Derby, Steven Scheu, and Bryce Williams rounding out the positional grouping. With Gronk and Bennett the clear leaders here, how do you see the Patriots utilizing...
Pats Pulpit Jul 22, 2016

New England Patriots links 7/22/16 - Wide receiver a position in transition

Daily news and links for 7/22/16 TEAM TALK 2016 Training Camp primer: Players report to Training Camp on July 27; First practice set for July 28. /Yay!! Patriots release LB C.J. Johnson and LS Christian Yount. Jeremy Smith reports Rob Gronkowski, Geneo Grissom, Josh Kline and David Andrews spent Wednesday morning working with kids at the Hockomock Area YMCA in Foxborough. PFW in Progress Recap 7/21: What is Tom Brady's window? LOCAL LINKS Mark Daniels gives us five position battles to keep an eye on at training camp: 1. Interior offensive line. Glen Farley assesses the wide...
Pats Pulpit Jul 19, 2016

New England Patriots links 7/19/16 - Will Patriots lessen load for Lewis?

Daily news and links for 7/19/16 TEAM TALK Lauren Williams notes the NFL Rush Kids Reporter Contest is open for submissions. From the NFL - Scouting report on Jimmy Garoppolo. (video) From the NFL - Knighton: 'It's a dream come true to be a Patriot'. (video) LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss wonders how much of a workload can Dion Lewis handle after recovering from torn ACL. Mike Giardi hears from Jeff Christensen, Jimmy Garoppolo's college QB coach, that his former pupil is well-prepared to take over the first four weeks of the season. Gary Tanguay warns fans that Jimmy G. could be the new...
Baltimore Beatdown Jul 15, 2016

The top five Tight Ends the Baltimore Ravens will face in 2016

The Ravens will be challenged by some of the best all-around and most explosive tight ends in the league next season. Defending the middle of the field was a struggle for the Ravens during much of the 2015 season. Inside linebacker C.J. Mosley and new Ravens safety, Eric Weddle must elevate their play as they matchup with the imposing tight ends on the schedule. Who are the best tight ends the Ravens will face next season? 1. Rob Gronkowski, Patriots One of the best players in the league, regardless of position, Gronk is a dominant player. Over 15 games last season, he notched 11 touchdowns...
Pats Pulpit Jul 14, 2016

New England Patriots have the best receivers in NFL and will only get better

While the Patriots won’t have Tom Brady, his back-up will be in good hands. The New England Patriots will not have quarterback Tom Brady for the first four weeks of the season, but back-up Jimmy Garoppolo will be helped by the best supporting talent in the entire league. Pro Football Focus (PFF) continued their summer ranking series by naming the Patriots the best receiving corps in the entire league. “The Patriots may lack that true No. 1 wide receiver, but they don’t need one when they have Rob Gronkowski at tight end,” PFF analyst Gordon McGuinness writes. “One of the...
Patriots Gab Jul 7, 2016

Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski land in Top 100’s Top 10

The NFL released its final countdown of the top 100 NFL players voted by the players Wedsenday night at 9:00 pm EST. Tight End Rob Gronkowski landed at number 9 on the list, one spot up from last year’s number 10. Gronk has made the list every year since 2012 when he came in at […]
Pats Pulpit Jul 7, 2016

New England Patriots links 7/07/16 - Patriots set at safety?

Daily news and links for 7/07/16 TEAM TALK Erik Scalavino continues his annual, examination of the Patriots roster. Safeties. The Patriots look back at Tom Brady's and Rob Gronkowski's history in NFL Network's 'Top 100' countdown prior to last night. Lauren Williams reports Tom Brady adds another ESPY nomination to his collection. Bob Wallace talks about potential opportunities for NFL TV partners to offer online game options that complement the league's current distribution strategy. From the NFL - The "NFL HQ" crew talks about the most anticipated games on the Patriots 2016...
Big Blue View Jul 7, 2016

NFL Top 100 Players: New York Giants’ Odell Beckham voted No. 10

Beckham third among wide recievers New York Giants’ wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. is No. 10 of the NFL Top 100 Players of 2016 list voted on by the players. Beckham is No. 3 among wide receivers, with Antonio Brown of the Pittsburgh Steelers No. 4 and Julio Jones of the Atlanta Falcons No. 8. Here is the complete list of players ranked ahead of Beckham. No. 9 — Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots; No. 8 — Jones; No. 7 — Luke Kuechly, Carolina Panthers; No. 6 — Aaron Rodgers, Green Bay Packers; No. 5 — Adrian Peterson, Minnesota Vikings; No. 4 — Brown; No. 3 — J.J....
Pats Pulpit Jul 7, 2016

3 Patriots barely missed the NFL Top 100 of 2016

The Patriots defense missed the list, but they weren’t forgotten. The NFL Network wrapped up their Top 100 of 2016 countdown and only three members of the Patriots made the list: QB Tom Brady, TE Rob Gronkowski, and WR Julian Edelman. No member of the defense made the list, but a few just missed the cut. Linebacker Jamie Collins ranked 109th, although he should have been much higher on the list. “I don’t think he gets as much credit as he deserves,” Washington OT Trent Williams said about Colilns. “When you watch him on film it seems that he’s making every play. One of the best...
Daily Norseman Jul 7, 2016

Adrian Peterson Lands At #5 On NFL Network Top 100

On Wednesday, the National Football League revealed the final ten players on its list of the Top 100 players of 2016. We knew beforehand that Minnesota Vikings’ running back Adrian Peterson was among those ten players, but we did not know where he was going to ultimately land. Now, we know. Peterson landed at #5 on the NFL Network’s list. The complete top ten, in order, looked like this: #10 - Odell Beckham, Jr., WR, New York Giants #9 - Rob Gronkowski, TE, New England Patriots #8 - Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons #7 - Luke Kuechly, LB, Carolina Panthers #6 - Aaron Rodgers, QB, Green...
Pats Pulpit Jul 7, 2016

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski #9 on NFL Top 100 of 2016: "He's a beast. Period."

The best tight end in the game has been named the ninth best player in the league.
Pats Pulpit Jul 1, 2016

New England Patriots links 7/01/16 - Geneo Grissom headed for second-year success

Daily news and links for 7/01/16 LOCAL LINKS Connor Fulton (MusketFire) 10 Most promising sophomores on the Patriots roster. Mike Reiss notes that an off-the-line LB has to be able to think quickly and do a lot. The Patriots have two of the best in Jamie Collins and Dont'a Hightower. Kirk von Kreisler (MusketFire) The resurgence of Patrick Chung. Tom E. Curran continues his list of the top 100 plays that shaped the Patriots' dynasty: Nos 49-50 and 47-48. Chris Mason reports that according to NFLN countdown, Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski are in the top 10 best players in the...

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