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Pats Pulpit May 24, 2016

Patriots don't have one of the NFL's top players under the age of 25, but that's okay

The Patriots have the league's best roster in the prime of their careers. NFL Network released their annual "All Under-25 Team" and the New England Patriots were shut out- and that okay. Over the past four years, only two players on the Patriots have ever made the team- tight end Rob Gronkowski and edge defender Chandler Jones- and the Patriots still went on to make the AFC Conference Championship game in each of those seasons. There might be some concern over the Patriots not having a player on the list. It would imply that the team doesn't have elite young talent at the start of their...
Pats Pulpit May 23, 2016

OTAs start today: Recapping the New England Patriots offseason

The Patriots finished the 2015 season with a 12-4 record and ultimately falling short of back-to-back Super Bowl appearances. The Patriots made some major moves in the offseason, picking up a TE to pair up with Rob Gronkowski, their starting weak-side linebacker, rotational pass rusher, and a rotational run stuffer. The Patriots once again appear primed for another deep playoff run going into 2016. Here's a brief recap of their major offseason moves. Major FA/Trade acquisitions: TE Martellus Bennett, Bears LB Shea McClellin, Bears WR Chris Hogan, Bills DT Terrance Knighton, Redskins DE...
Pats Pulpit May 23, 2016

Pretty much the entire Patriots offense ranks in Rotoworld's Top 150 Fantasy Football Players

If you want to win your league next season, just draft all of the Patriots! The New England Patriots are a dominant force in fantasy football on an annual basis, and 2016 will be no exception. Rotoworld has announced their Top 150 Fantasy Players for 2016 and the Patriots are well represented. Tight end Rob Gronkowski comes in at 13th overall as the #1 tight end. Evan Silva of Rotoworld notes that Gronkowski has been the #1 tight end in fantasy football in his last three healthy seasons. With the Patriots receivers all battling injuries, Gronkowski will certainly see a high volume of...
Pats Pulpit May 20, 2016

Patriots TE duo of Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett can be even more productive than in 2011 duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez

Patriots TEs caught 169 passes for 2387 yards and 24 TDs in 2011. Gronk and Bennett might not match those raw numbers in 2016, but I think those two could provide a better offensive combination than the duo from 2011. Bill Belichick has always liked having 2 good TEs on the roster because that personnel grouping gives the Patriots more versatility in their offensive looks, especially out of base/12 (1 RB, 2 TE) personnel. When the Patriots won 3 titles in 4 seasons from 2001-2004, the main TEs were Christian Fauria and Daniel Graham. They drafted Ben Watson in the first round in 2004, who...

Bills Gronk on how to stop Pats Gronk

Bills undrafted rookie FB Glenn Gronkowski has been asked a ton of questions over the years about his All-Pro brother Rob Gronkowski. There was one on the John Murphy Show this week that he had trouble answering about the Patriots tight end. Gronkowski was asked how to stop his older brother from being the game […]

New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski does ballet in Miami

New England Patriots' tight end Rob Gronkowski took a break from football on Monday - to try his hand at ballet.    The six-foot-six athlete ventured to the Miami City Ballet for a series of lessons from dancer Nathalia Arja. In a video posted by GQ, "Gronk" can be seen twirling, jumping and prancing...
Pats Pulpit May 17, 2016

New England Patriots links 5/17/16 - Belichick on top of newest NFL trend: Hybrid defenders

Daily news and links for 5/17/16 TEAM TALK Joint practice: Patriots-Bears connections. Paul Perillo reports the Patriots will host Chicago for a pair of joint practices in August before their preseason game with the Bears. Erik Scalavino posts the PFW Draft Profile on Cyrus Jones: No sense of entitlement. John Rooke's View from Above: Drat and double drat...a commitment to consistency...and the Patriots will hold the Mayo for at least this year... Rob Gronkowski: Top 10 Plays of 2015. (3.43 min. video) /Missed this yesterday, worth a watch. LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss points out how...
Pats Pulpit May 16, 2016

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski shares his rules and lifestyle for the offseason with GQ

The Patriots tight end is the focus of the latest issue of GQ. Want to know what New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski packs for the three-month offseason? "He takes a single suitcase," Devin Friedman of GQ writes for the magazine's cover story (Not Suitable For Work). "(Plus a SpongeBob backpack, but that's pretty small.) Inside that suitcase he keeps a smaller suitcase, a little leather valise. Like a suitcase matryoshka doll. That way he can use the big one or the small one depending on how long he'll be gone. And what he packs inside those suitcases is: almost nothing. Twelve...
Pats Pulpit May 16, 2016

New England Patriots links 5/16/16 - Offense stocked with smart, character-players

Daily news and links for 5/1616 TEAM TALK Patriots re-sign RB Joey Iosefa. Paul Perillo passes along the report that LS Joe Cardona will be able to continue his NFL career with the Patriots in 2016. Angelique Fiske explains how to celebrate Gronk's birthday in a few easy steps. Angelique Fiske notes Gronk stopped by "Jimmy Kimmel Live!" to talk about "GQ," Madden and, of course, ghosts. Patriots.com celebrates Rob Gronkowski's 27th birthday with a 27 spike salute. (1 min. video) From the NFL - The "NFL HQ" crew discusses the expectations for Rob Gronkowski in 2016. (3 min....
Pats Pulpit May 15, 2016

Sunday NFL Thoughts: Respect for Tom Brady, Vince Wilfork in overalls, Raiders moving to Vegas?

Also some recommended reading! 1. A pair of Seattle Seahawks have been giving props to the New England Patriots in recent weeks. Quarterback Russell Wilson delivered the commencement speech at the University of Wisconsin, his alma mater, and offered sage advice to the graduates: "If you're playing the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl, and you've got 26 seconds left, and you're down by four, and it's second-and-goal on their 1 yard line, try not to throw an interception." Cornerback Richard Sherman was palling around with Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski and both were asked...
New York Post May 14, 2016

NFL power rankings: Patriots have gotten downright scary

The Post ranks all 32 teams at this point in the offseason (2015 record in parenthesis): 1. Patriots (12-4) The Martellus Bennett signing could make Rob Gronkowski (and their offense) unstoppable. 2. Panthers (15-1) They’re loaded with young talent, though letting Josh Norman walk will hurt. 3. Seahawks (10-6) Russell Wilson led the NFL in...
Pats Pulpit May 14, 2016

Happy 27th birthday to Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski!

The New England Patriots superstar tight end is turning 27! Let's wish a very happy birthday to New England Patriots All Pro tight end Rob Gronkowski, who is turning 27 years old today! How am I suppose to top my Bday from last year? https://t.co/dkPTlNAemc pic.twitter.com/jUXjq9p3XU — Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) May 13, 2016 Gronkowski is already one of the most decorated tight ends in the history of football, and has put together one of the most impressive careers before the age of 27. Gronk, who will be featured on the upcoming cover of Madden, is a three-time All Pro (one...
Patriots Gab May 14, 2016

Rob Gronkowski lands Cover of ‘Madden NFL 17’

Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski will be on the new cover of ‘Madden NFL 17,’ announced by Gronk yesterday. My rookie year [in 2010], it was just an honor to be in the game, just using yourself as a player, throwing yourself the ball every single time you can at home, just playing the game,” […]
Bucs Nation May 14, 2016

Daily Bucs Links: Roberto Aguayo's dad

Here's your open thread for today. Rob Gronkowski will be on the cover of 'Madden 17' - SBNation.comGronkowski made it to the finals of the fan vote last year, but this time he's made it to the cover. The Saints seem just fine with Drew Brees' $30 million cap hit and pending free agency - SBNation.comJust a well-run organization all around. New features, gameplay changes for upcoming 'Madden NFL 17' revealed - SBNation.comIt's getting to be that time for a new game in the "Madden" franchise, so here's a quick look at early feature and gameplay announcements. Seahawks still lead the way in...
Arrowhead Pride May 13, 2016

These Madden 17 screenshots of Von Miller getting worked over are great

When one of your biggest rivals wins the Super Bowl, you have to appreciate any slight dig that you can. Like Madden 17 releasing a few screenshots of the new game, which will feature Rob Gronkowski on the cover. Two of the new Madden screenshots show Broncos LB Von Miller getting embarrassed, which is great even in digital form. You can read more on the new Madden from our pals at Polygon.

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