1:10 PM EDT, Sun April 26, 2015

Drafting All Pros: Edge Rusher

As we continue to look at where the elite talent in the NFL was drafted, let's move on to edge rushers. These are the players who typically serve as the primary pass rush talent. They will typically line up as outside linebackers in 3-4 looks and defensive ends in 4-3 fronts. As has been the case in other posts in this series, elite is defined as having made at least one AP All Pro first or second team since 2010. Player Round Pick M. Williams 1 1 J. Peppers 1 2 V. Miller 1 2 A. Smith 1 7 T. Suggs 1 10 D. Ware 1 11 J. Abraham 1 13 R. Quinn 1 14 J....

2015 NFL mock draft: Patriots select Byron Jones

The New England Patriots take Byron Jones with the 32nd pick of the 2015 POD Community Mock Draft. With the 32nd pick in Pride Of Detroit's 2015 NFL mock draft, the New England Patriots select Connecticut cornerback Byron Jones. TjwGOblue is serving as the Patriots' general manager, and his reasoning for the pick is below. The term "rebuild" is not in Bill Belichick’s vocabulary, but rather "reload." The Patriots have wasted little time and have already begun shedding their Super Bowl-winning roster. The Patriots did not bring back either of their corners who started in the Super Bowl,...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider 4 hours ago

Dolphins Cycling Challenge raises $4.65 million for fight against cancer

The Miami Dolphins announced that the fifth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge raised $4.65 million for cancer research. The Miami Dolphins annually host the Dolphins Cycling Challenge, a two-day bicycle ride throughout South Florida. The goal of the event is to raise as much money as possible for the Sylvester Comprehensive Cancer Center at the University of Miami, with 100-percent of the participant fundraising going straight to the fight against cancer. This year, the team held the fifth annual Dolphins Cycling Challenge in February, and announced this weekend that this year's event...
Gang Green Nation 5 hours ago

New York Jets Flight Connections 4-26-15

Daily links connecting you to articles about the New York Jets and the NFL. Good morning, Gang Green Gangsters! Here are your daily New York Jets links for this Sunday... Randy Lange: S Rontez Miles relives an amazing awards night. Bob Glauber: NFL mini-mock draft. Brian Costello: An exhaustive ranking of every NFL team's draft haul since 2010. The Jets Blog: 2015 pre-drat Jets player interest tracker. CSN Philly: Philadelphia Eagles QB Mark Sanchez says that QB Tim Tebow is just another camp arm. Deadspin: A complete portrait of Houston Texans DE J.J. Watt being painted in eight...
Buffalo Rumblings 5 hours ago

Buffalo Bills 2015 NFL Draft needs: building D-Line depth

A rookie defensive lineman could have a pretty major role to fill for a good Bills defense in 2015 - and might be an even bigger part of the picture in 2016 and beyond. In their four years working together as a tandem, Buffalo Bills defensive tackles Kyle Williams and Marcell Dareus have weathered yearly coordinator changes and some growing pains, transforming from a duo with a lot of potential into one of the very best interior defensive line tandems that the NFL has to offer. During those four seasons, Williams and Dareus have combined for 49.5 sacks, five Pro Bowl bids, and one...
Pats Pulpit 5 hours ago

2015 NFL Mock Draft: Patriots Database; A Collection of Every Mock on the Internet

Are you interested in what the draft experts are saying about the Patriots? Here's all of their projections. There are two types of NFL Mock drafts: 1) Team Specific; and 2) Full Round. Team specific means that the mock drafter will be looking at one team and fixing all of their issues with the best prospects that kind of, sort of have a chance of being available at that slot. These are valuable because it shows the prospects that are sought after. Full round mocks are a different breed. It offers a look at the ebbs, flows, droughts, and human touch with every pick. If the team specific...
The Phinsider 8 hours ago

Miami Dolphins News You May Have Missed 04/26/2015

Check out the Miami Dolphins stories you may have missed over the past day, including should the Dolphins roll the dice on running back, Todd Gurley? DOLPHINS FRONT OFFICE: Tannenbaum: 'Fins GM has final say over draft, roster - NFL.comDolphins executive vice president of football operations Mike Tannenbaum emphasized Friday that general manager Dennis Hickey holds the final say over Miami's draft and 53-man roster. DOLPHINS RUNNING BACKS: Would Miami Dolphins roll the dice with Todd Gurley?The Miami Dolphins had high praise for running back Todd Gurley, who is expected to be a first-round...
The Phinsider 17 hours ago

Saturday Evening Random Live Thread

Saturday Evening Random Live Thread This is one of our random but not so random (since they appear nearly every evening) live threads. You are, as always, welcome to discuss any subject that you wish, but please, in doing so, continue to adhere to (ALL) the rules of the site. Also as per the site rules, the discussion of politics and religion are prohibited. This post does take place on the front page of The Phinsider and for that reason should not be treated as a CKC. Please keep the conversation as close to PG as possible. The PG rule also extends to the posting of pictures and GIF's. Any...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

Mock Draft Results: 1st Round

The Patriots wound up taking Eric Rowe with the 32nd pick of the draft. Here are the full results. I made the decision to take Eric Rowe, a player I did not expect to last that far into the draft, when the Chargers traded up for Melvin Gordon at 31. I was prepared to take Carl Davis or TJ Clemmings at 32 until I was notified that Rowe was still on the board around the 29th pick of the draft. Time to recap: The first CB pick was when the Eagles traded up to 12 to select UConn CB Byron Jones. The Saints then took Trae Waynes with the very next pick. Early indications from those picks was there...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

ESPN's 2015 Live Mock Draft Results: Mel Kiper and Todd McShay Do It Live!

The two draft gurus for ESPN brought their show to the silver screen. How'd it turn out? So ESPN really enjoys pushing their mock drafts and they have two in-house figureheads to push their product. Everyone eats it up and it starts a cycle of discussion. It's what works and oh my gosh can you believe what just happened?! All 32 first round selections of the #MelToddMock. pic.twitter.com/PDdExsuarF — NFL on ESPN (@ESPNNFL) April 23, 2015 They left Clemson pass rusher Vic Beasley out of the first round entirely. He's not there. He's the top rusher in the entire draft and they didn't...
The Phinsider Apr 23, 2015

Phinsider Radio: We've Got Jennings

Join host Keith Beebe at 9 p.m. EST as he and co-host Duke chat with guests about the Miami Dolphins. Tonight's discussion will focus on the team's Greg Jennings signing, news and rumors regarding next week's NFL Draft, and the 2015 NFL schedule. Phinsider Radio is brought to you by SB Nation's Miami Dolphins blog. Each week, The Phinsider crew will talk Dolphins news and also take your calls. You can tweet your questions to the host, @kmb8488, as well as leave them in the comment section below. To speak with us on the air, call the studio at (347) 326-9461. If you miss the live show,...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

The Patriots Were the NFL's 10th Oldest Team in 2014

New England has a bright future, but they were long in the tooth during the 2014 season. There was a random stat after the Super Bowl that said that New England was the youngest team to ever win a Super Bowl. The math behind the calculation was never made known and the age offered was an impossibility based on the Patriots roster. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is old. So is starting left guard Dan Connolly. And former starting defensive tackle Vince Wilfork, and former starting cornerbacks Brandon Browner and Darrelle Revis. Yes, there is youth in key places, like with linebackers Jamie...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

The Five Worst Patriots Games for 2015, and How to Make Them Fun!

The Patriots have some duds on the schedule. Here's how to make them AWESOME. The Patriots have to play some of the worst teams in the league in 2015. New England hosts four games against teams picking in the top six of the upcoming draft, and it's really difficult to get excited. If the Patriots win, well, yeah, they were supposed to. If they lose, then it's Week 4 against the Chiefs all over again. So let's break down the five worst games of 2015 and find a way to make them exciting and fun. 5) Week 11 Bills Monday Night Football against Rex Ryan. The result of this game will be blown so...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

New England Patriots Visit the White House

Here are the highlights from the Patriots post-Super Bowl visit with the President. The New England Patriots made their way to Washington D.C. to meet President Obama as celebration for their Super Bowl victory. Quarterback Tom Brady was unable to attend due to a prior obligation with his family, while there were multiple reports that defensive lineman Vince Wilfork and cornerback Brandon Browner were not present. Browner expressed a desire to meet the President for the second year in a row, and felt that his starting role with the Patriots was more deserving than when he was suspended with...
Kevin Nogle / The Phinsider Apr 23, 2015

A.J. Francis, Uber Driver - And you can get over it

Miami Dolphins defensive tackle AJ Francis applied to be an Uber driver this offseason. Apparently, that's a bad thing. You would think the world was ending when Miami Dolphins defensive tackle A.J. Francis sent the following tweet: Just applied to be an @Uber driver... I hope my background check goes well. — A.J. Francis (@AJFrancis410) April 23, 2015 Apparently, Francis saying he has applied to be an Uber driver shows just what is wrong with the world. There were a couple of tweets like this one that implied Francis - who is still a member of the Dolphins and, I would assume, will...
Patriots Gab Apr 23, 2015

Jerod Mayo agrees to a pay cut

The Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo agreed to a new contract with the team on Tuesday, according to several reports. He will make $4.5 million this year with the chance for extra incentives. The deal also makes his two year deal now a one year deal with options on the next two years. Mayo is 29 years […]
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

The Five Best Patriots Games for 2015

If you buy tickets to any Patriots games next season, these are the ones that will be waaaaaay too expensive. The Patriots schedule features plenty of intriguing match-ups, but none are more exciting than these five. 5) Week 13 Eagles How can you not be excited to play against Chip Kelly? The NFL wanted the Eagles on prime time in Week 1 because of how much noise they made this off-season. They've traded away their top players and starting quarterback. They signed Frank Gore for two hours. They brought in Tim Tebow. They could still possibly trade up in the draft to acquire rookie prospect...
Buffalo Rumblings Apr 23, 2015

Buffalo Bills could cap brisk season ticket sales, per report

The Buffalo Bills are selling season tickets so fast, it might not allow tickets to be sold for single games if they don't put an end to the sales. We knew the Buffalo Bills were selling tickets at a record pace because CEO Russ Brandon told us as much a month  ago. Today, The Buffalo News reported that the sales have been so brisk, might cap them. Tim Graham reports that the team has blown past 55,000 in season ticket sales, and will very likely pass their all-time high of 57,132 set in 1992. Graham's source also notes that the team's luxury boxes are almost sold out, as well, which is...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

Analyzing Patriots Linebacker Jerod Mayo's Contract Restructure

The Patriots updated their captain's contract and hopefully they can retain him for the long run. The New England Patriots have reached a new deal with linebacker Jerod Mayo in a move that greatly benefits the team. This is the fall out from the contract restructure: 1) Jerod Mayo will be a Patriot for 2015... Mayo was potential trade piece, but the new contract consists of $4.5 million fully guaranteed, with an extra $1.5 million in likely play time incentives. Due to the guaranteed money, Mayo will stick around. 2) ...But he might be gone in 2016. The structure of the deal includes a...
Pats Pulpit Apr 23, 2015

Patriots to Go 13-3 with High-Flying Offense, Horrible Defense

The ESPN writers have predicted the 2015 season. The Patriots are in pretty good shape. If I were to look at every game in isolation, I would think the Patriots should be favored in every match-up. They're the reigning champion and no team on the schedule has improved so greatly to think they would win in a vacuum. Of course, the Patriots will drop a game or two in the division, likely to the Dolphins and then to Rex Ryan and the Bills, so what I think doesn't really matter. What is slightly more interesting is to see how other teams perceive the Patriots. Do the Colts have their match...

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