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CSN New England May 27, 2016

Brissett, Mitchell appear to have established chemistry early

FOXBORO -- Martellus Bennett may have reeled in the No. 1 most impressive catch of the day during Thursdays OTA session. But No. 2
Pats Pulpit May 27, 2016

New England Patriots 2016 roster breakdown: #12 QB Tom Brady

No matter how many games he will ultimately play in 2016, the Patriots' quarterback once again projects to be among the league's best. We have entered the deepest depths of the NFL offseason. Free agency and the draft are behind us, while minicamp and training camp won't start until early June and late July, respectively. However, while the football world seemingly turns slower these days it does not stop. After all, by late August, each team has to start making its roster cuts. Until then, players have to secure their spots on the team; they need to do their jobs (well) or someone else...
Pats Pulpit May 26, 2016

WATCH: Patriots QB Tom Brady throws a touchdown pass to new TE Martellus Bennett!

Patriots TE Martellus Bennett is fitting well in the Patriots offense. I'm always happy when a new signing seems to fit right in. The Patriots acquired tight end Martellus Bennett this offseason and he is coming with some pretty lofty expectations. Bennett is a season or two removed from being regarded as one of the top five tight ends in the league and he's looking to reclaim that title. He's off to a good start. With tight end Rob Gronkowski not at practice, Bennett had quarterback Tom Brady all to himself and the two worked on goal line drills and spent some extra time together to get...
Pats Pulpit May 26, 2016

New England Patriots links 5/26/16 - Patriots OTAs: Will another Dion Lewis emerge?

Daily news and links for 5/26/16 TEAM TALK Paul Perillo passes along the PFW draft profile on WR Malcolm Mitchell. Lauren Williams tells us what we learned from the Tom Brady feature in Harper's Bazaar. Patriots Today - Behind the Scenes: Patriots headshot day. (2.36 min. video) Patriots Today - Patriots host 2016 Fantasy Camp. (2.41 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss goes back one year to see how Dion Lewis looked and was handled by the team, and wonders what under-the-radar player might shine this year. Mark Daniels gives us five things to watch for over the next four weeks, as...
Denver Post May 25, 2016

Patriots join Brady's side in "Deflategate"

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — The New England Patriots joined the latest "Deflategate" appeal to support Tom Brady on Wednesday, taking sides with their star quarterback in court for the first time
Pats Pulpit May 25, 2016

DeflateGate: Patriots legally support Tom Brady and the NFLPA against Roger Goodell and the NFL

The Patriots are showing their strongest support for Tom Brady! The New England Patriots franchise has officially sided with quarterback Tom Brady and the NFL Players Association in a legal capacity. The Patriots have filed an amicus brief with the Second Circuit in support of Brady. While the Patriots are not technically a party in the case, they are making their strongest statement that they are against the league's decision. Read the Patriots filing here "From the outset of this matter the League's conduct reflects less a search for the truth than pursuit of a pre-determined result and...
Pats Pulpit May 25, 2016

Arizona Cardinals players want to face Patriots QB Tom Brady in week 1

New England's opening day opponent wants the team to be at full strength. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is one of the best – if not the best – to ever play the position. Naturally, competing against a player of his format is intriguing, especially if you are on a team that is only scheduled to face him every four years. The NFC West's Arizona Cardinals are one of those teams. They will face the Patriots in week one's highly anticipated match-up on national television. Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on your point of view – Tom Brady won't be on the other side...
Pats Pulpit May 25, 2016

Bill Belichick and the Patriots hope DT Terrance Knighton can take advantage of a rule change

A quiet rule change this offseason has sparked the Patriots defensive genius. The New England Patriots have spent the offseason getting larger and more athletic at defensive tackle. In place of the shorter Ishmaa'ily Kitchen, Dominique Easley, and Chris Jones, the Patriots have added the likes of 3rd round draft pick Vincent Valentine and free agent signing Terrance Knighton. Joe Vellano is now the only defensive tackle on the Patriots roster that is shorter than 6'2. Player Height Weight Joe Vellano 6'1 3/8 306 Malcom Brown 6'2 3/8 319 Anthony Johnson 6'2 1/2 308 Terrance...
Patriots Gab May 25, 2016

Tom Brady files appeal against NFL

Tom Brady filed for his second appeal against the NFL on Monday to a 2nd U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals against the NFL’s four game suspension, reported first by ESPN. “The facts here are so drastic and so apparent that the court should rehear it,” NFL Players Association attorney Theodore B. Olson told ABC News in […]
Pats Pulpit May 25, 2016

Reminder: latest Deflategate appeal isn’t about Tom Brady anymore

Yet another article assumes that Tom Brady is simply defending his honor, when in reality, it’s about players’ rights and the league’s power. Yahoo Sports writer Dan Wetzel, who’s been firmly on Tom Brady’s side ever since he did basic math and figured out that it’s, oh, let’s say, "more probable than not" that nothing ever happened in Deflategate, penned a rousing grit-and-guts column this week called "Here’s why Tom Brady won’t give up in deflate-gate fight". If you’re a Tom Brady fan, it’ll get you so pumped that you’ll want to run through a brick wall.  Wetzel...
Pats Pulpit May 25, 2016

ESPN grades the Patriots offseason and I'm not sure if the critiques are serious

The Patriots had one of the best off seasons, but I can't tell if ESPN is being serious. ESPN held a round table discussion with former Bills, Panthers, and Colts general manager Bill Polian, former Buccaneers general manager Mark Dominik, former Washington and Eagles director of pro personnel Louis Riddick, and former Chiefs scout Field Yates to evaluate the NFL offseason, and to hand out initial grades to every team. Right up front I'll say that the Patriots received an A- grade, the second best in the NFL and behind only the Oakland Raiders. "Terrific, terrific offseason," Polian said....
The Phinsider May 25, 2016

Around SB Nation: What Other NFL Blogs Are Discussing

Weekly, we take a look around the SB Nation family of NFL blogs. Here are the news stories and analysis they are discussing. AFC EAST: New England Patriots (via Pats Pulpit) DeflateGate: Analyzing the latest court filing on behalf of Patriots QB Tom Brady and the NFLPA - Pats PulpitYesterday, everyone's favorite scandal has taken another turn. Let's take a look at it. New York Jets (via Gang Green Nation) Jets Offseason Talk: Analytics, Organizational Cohesion and Your Jets Mailbag - Gang Green NationAndrew and John B return to discuss why the analytic community seems to be so down on...
The Phinsider May 24, 2016

Miami Dolphins Season In Review: Week 8 - New England

Miami was coming off of two big wins and were 3-3 after a 1-3 start. They now faced a daunting challenge of going into New England for a Thursday night contest. The Dan Campbell era started with a bang as they walloped the lowly Titans and struggling Texans.  But the real test was the facing Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in Foxborough on a short week.  To be fair, most fans expected the Dolphins to lose this game.  The Pats simply don't lose at home on Thursday.  But most were expecting a tougher team than before and maybe, just maybe they could do the impossible.  They could not and...
Pats Pulpit May 24, 2016

Rotoworld ranks NFL's best quarterback situations and leaves Patriots out of top 5

The Patriots have a lot to overcome in 2016- and there's a lot of uncertainty for the future. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is the oldest non-kicker in the NFL, but he's still playing like the best quarterback in the entire league. He wants to play for another decade. How much time does he have left? The Patriots have been preparing for a decline for the past five years, but it hasn't happened. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo was expected to be the heir before Brady earned league MVP votes in each of the past two seasons. Now the Patriots are planning on moving on from Garoppolo...
Pats Pulpit May 24, 2016

Patriots have the best odds of any team in the NFL to win their division

Even DeflateGate can't bring the Patriots down. In what has become an annual tradition, the New England Patriots are huge favorites in the AFC East, per Bovada. It looks like the suspension of Tom Brady won't weigh too heavily on Las Vegas. Bovada gives the Patriots 5/11 odds of winning the division, ahead of the Jets and Bills (21/4), and the Dolphins (8/1). That's a landslide projection. Essentially, it means that if you bet $11 dollars on the Patriots to win the division, you will only win $5. If you bet $1 on the Dolphins, you will win $8. Only three teams have similar odds to the...

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