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Daily Bucs Link: Bucs support Orlando shooting victims

Here's your open thread for today. Young Patriots spy infiltrates camp to trash talk Steve Smith - SBNation.comBrave kid. Eli Apple's mom dropped him off for his first practice like it was the first day of school - SBNation.comAnnie Apple went full mom on Eli Apple's first day of practice with the Giants. Rob Gronkowski, Liev Schreiber and Luke Wilson threw footballs at James Corden, who probably regrets it - SBNation.comThis was a great idea in theory. The NFL hasn't forgotten about the Al Jazeera report on PEDs, even if you have - SBNation.comThe NFL has notified the NFLPA that it will...
Pats Pulpit Jun 23, 2016

TE Martellus Bennett discusses Patriots culture, playing with Rob Gronkowski, contagious Tom Brady, and Bill Belichick’s humor

The new Patriots tight end is excited about his new role. Folks, I don’t want to say that I’m a hero. I feel like heroes can’t place that title upon themselves. Heroes are chosen by the population they serve to protect, and I think that I have just protected a large group of citizens from senseless senselessness. New England Patriots tight end Martellus Bennett joined ESPN’s First Take to talk about his transition away from the Chicago Bears. I watched it so you don’t have to. "Our next guest went from the outhouse to the penthouse when it comes to who is throwing him the ball,"...
The Falcoholic Jun 22, 2016

Football Outsiders: Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme struggled with yards after catch in 2015

Fact: Jacob Tamme invented toothpaste Atlanta Falcons tight end Jacob Tamme is a fantastic teammate and leader. He's also a damn fine football player. When Tony Gonzalez retired, the team was left with a gaping hole in their roster. The team made other efforts to address that need but were unsuccessful. (I'm looking at you, Levine.) The addition of Tamme gave franchise quarterback Matt Ryan a reliable safety valve again. Tamme isn't the sort of player you build a team around. He's competent and he does his job but he's not Rob Gronkowski. Heck, he's not even close. And that's fine, because...
Pats Pulpit Jun 20, 2016

Patriots TEs Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett form one of the best positional groups in the NFL

The addition of Bennett has garnered far less attention than it should have. Here’s how the Patriots could use him, based off of New England’s 2011 tight ends. The Patriots acquisition of tight end Martellus Bennett might have been one of the most underrated moves over the offseason and it’s not that difficult to understand why. Everyone respects Bennett as being one of the best tight ends in the league, but it’s a position that’s considered far less sexy than its offensive skill player counterparts. It seems as if the Cowboys have received more fanfare for the drafting of running...
Turf Show Times Jun 16, 2016

2016 Rams Roster Preview: TE Benson Browne Tries To Support Last In, Last Out Philosophy

Perhaps in the same room as the fullback, the blocking specialist tight end is a relic of a bygone age of NFL football. How does Benson Browne ride the coattails of NFL football 1.0 in the 21st century? We saw the beginning of the tight end revolution in 2011. After years of serving as overgrown wideouts and undersize linemen, football finally evolved into a game that understood one of the league’s least glorious positions. Actually, it’s probably fairer to say that the position evolved into something that made the league take notice. Two tight ends — Jimmy Graham and Rob Gronkowski...
Pats Pulpit Jun 16, 2016

New England Patriots links 6/16/16 - Gronk shares his feelings: "Feeling good. Feeling strong. Feeling fast."

Daily news and links for 6/16/16 TEAM TALK Angelique Fiske tells us Julian Edelman's message to never give up hit home for Rosie Doherty. The two filmed a PSA about epilepsy through Make-A-Wish Massachusetts and Rhode Island on Wednesday. Lauren Williams talks about the Tackle Tickle Cell 5K fundraiser bet between the McCourty brothers. Angelique Fiske highlights Robert Kraft's visit to his former elementary school, Edward Devotion School in Brookline, Mass., ahead of renovations. LOCAL LINKS Mark Daniels sits down with Rob Gronkowski before a charity event, where Gronk shares...
Niners Nation Jun 15, 2016

Madden 17 trailer includes two shots of the 49ers

We have six more weeks until training camp gets going, but another important date is later in August. Madden 17 will be released on August 23, with Rob Gronkowski appearing on the cover. EA released a commercial featuring Gronk, and now they have a broader commercial. This one includes a variety of teams, and we have two appearances by the San Francisco 49ers. Nine seconds into the trailer, we get to see Kenneth Acker run over by Todd Gurley. 16 seconds into the trailer, we get a view of Chip Kelly on the sideline. How many people still play Madden on a regular basis? I still have an XBox...
The Phinsider Jun 15, 2016

Who has better 'triplets': Dolphins, Jets or Bills

ESPN ranked the "triplets" for all 32 NFL teams. Which team has the better triplets - Miami, New York, or Buffalo? ESPN recently put together a list of the top triplets for each NFL franchise, ranking them from the best to the worst. At the top of the list are the PIttsburgh Steelers, with quarterback Ben Roethlisberger, running back Le'Veon Bell, and wide receiver Antonio Bryant. Just behind the Steelers are the New England Patriots, with quarterback Tom Brady, wide receiver Julian Edelman, and tight end Rob Gronkowski. The top three are rounded out by the trio of quarterback Aaron...
Pats Pulpit Jun 15, 2016

New England Patriots links 6/15/16 - Questions for camp: Will Edelman, Amendola be ready?

Daily news and links for 6/15/16 TEAM TALK John Rooke's View from Above: Patriots' backfield in motion. Paul Perillo tackles this week's Ask PFW Mailbag: Ranking the free agents. Angelique Fiske details Danny Amendola and his teammates waiting tables for a cause Monday night. PFW in Progress Recap 6/14: Rob Gronkowski, Dion Lewis Return; OTA Recap. Patriots Today - Danny Amendola hosts Celebrity Waiter Night. (1.11 min. video) From the NFL - How do you defend two big, playmaking tight ends? (video) LOCAL LINKS Jeff Howe gives us five Patriots thoughts to take us into the summer....
Pats Pulpit Jun 14, 2016

New England Patriots links 6/14/16 - Return of Gronk, Lewis dominate OTA headlines

Daily news and links for 6/14/16 TEAM TALK Paul Perillo shares his OTA blogservations from Monday: Rob Gronkowski and Dion Lewis returned to the practice field. Erik Scalavino posts some news and notes from Monday's practice: Lewis 'rusty,' Gronk 'felt great.' Angelique Fiske checks out a behind the scenes look at all-star models Rob Gronkowski and Devin McCourty at work. Lauren Williams reports Tom Brady attends the Formula One Canada Grand Prix in Montreal. Post-practice interview transcripts: Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski. LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss reports Rob Gronkowski...
Pats Pulpit Jun 13, 2016

2016 Patriots OTAs June 14th Notes: The return of TE Rob Gronkowski and RB Dion Lewis!

Everything you need to know about today’s practice! This week should be quieter from a practice perspective, but we still have some information from the past day of camp from the Patriots and more information will be added once announced. The return of tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back Dion Lewis, and offensive guard Shaq Mason highlight the day. Notes compiled from NESN's Doug Kyed, the Herald's Jeff Howe, ProJo's Mark Daniels, the Globe's Ben Volin, ESPN's Mike Reiss, MassLive's Kevin Duffy, WEEI's Chris Price, and the CSNNE crew. Absentees (* notes new absences): WR Danny Amendola...
Pats Pulpit Jun 13, 2016

GNOTD: Rob Gronkowski, Dion Lewis, Shaq Mason return for today’s Patriots OTA session

Three key members of New England’s offense returned to the field today. The New England Patriots began the third and final phase of organized team activities today. Not only did the team return to the voluntary portion of offseason workouts after last week’s mandatory minicamp, it also saw the return of three members of the offense. According to Mark Daniels, tight end Rob Gronkowski, running back Dion Lewis and guard Shaq Mason returned to the field after previously missing all offseason practices open to the media: Gronk alert! Rob Gronkowski was at practice today! Dion Lewis also...
CSN New England Jun 11, 2016

Gronkowski: 'On same page' with Patriots, will be ready for training camp.

When Rob Gronkowski wasnt on the field this week at the Patriots manadatory minicamp, it led to speculation that Gronk was skipping the sessions because
Pats Pulpit Jun 9, 2016

Patriots back-up tight end tears his ACL and will likely be placed on the injured reserve

The back-up tight end's season might already be over. The New England Patriots are already hurting at the tight end position, but the numbers are dwindling. #1 tight end Rob Gronkowski has not appeared at practice as the team tries to mitigate his minor maladies. #2 tight end Martellus Bennett suffered a scare when the trainers had to look at his lower leg at Wednesday's practice. #4 tight end Clay Harbor did not appear at Wednesday's practice. And #3 tight end Michael Williams appears to have suffered a torn ACL and will likely be placed on the injured reserve, per a Boston Globe report....
Pats Pulpit Jun 9, 2016

Former Patriots ED Chandler Jones ranks 48th in NFL Network's Top 100 of 2016

Did the Patriots make a mistake and get rid of an elite talent? Former New England Patriots edge defender Chandler Jones is excited to face off against his old team in week 1 of the 2016 season. The new Arizona Cardinals outside linebacker has circled the game with a red marker and is expected to be mic'd up. Players in the NFL have also ranked him the 48th best player in the NFL for 2016. Oh boy. I have a few thoughts on this. First, I'm super excited to see Jones mic'd up because he's hilarious. He's the defensive Rob Gronkowski on the mic and he's loving life on the field. Watching...

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