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Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2018 - 7:52 pm
Let’s get this out of the way: There’s nothing wrong with the Patriots trading for Josh Gordon. It’s the classic low-risk, high-reward trade the Patriots have been known for over the years. Given the current state of the wide receiver position, why not take the risk? But, that is the bigger point...
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Josh Gordon
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John Tomase
September 17, 2018 - 4:47 pm
There are two schools of thought on Josh Gordon: 1. His lack of professionalism is appalling. Acquiring him sends a terrible message to the rest of your team about accountability. He doesn't deserve any more chances. Let him be someone else's problem. 2. JOSH GORDON, BAY-BAYYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!! Put me...
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Alex Reimer
September 17, 2018 - 12:23 pm
The Patriots are reportedly hosting Kenny Britt for a workout Monday, just three weeks after releasing him. While they’re bringing in troubled wideouts to augment this sorry receiving corps, you would think they would be interested in two guys who actually have talent. Dez Bryant and Josh Gordon...
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Jasen Vinlove-USA TODAY Sports
Ryan Hannable
September 17, 2018 - 6:20 am
JACKSONVILLE, Fla. — We’ve seen this before. The Patriots’ 31-20 loss to the Jaguars in Week 2 wasn’t the first time we’ve seen the team suffer a tough loss early in the season. Last year it was Week 1 against the Chiefs. In 2016, it was against the Bills in Week 4, and who could forget Week 4 of...
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Bill Belichick
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John Tomase
September 16, 2018 - 11:45 pm
This was me last September after the Chiefs pasted the Patriots in the 2017 opener, leading to a week of gleeful schadenfreude across the parts of the U.S. that aren't New England: Patriots haters should tear it up this week. Snort rails off strippers. Re-enact Leo's wildest bacchanal from Wolf of...
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Sara Civian
September 14, 2018 - 6:36 pm
Some were in China, some were in Boston, but all scheduled to participate in the Bruins’ first practices of the season finally returned to the ice Friday. Lines from practice in Shenzhen ahead of Saturday’s preseason game vs. Calgary: Brad Marchand - Jack Studnicka - David Pastrnak Jake DeBrusk -...
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Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports
Alex Reimer
September 14, 2018 - 12:12 pm
History shows it’s usually a mistake to trash-talk the Patriots. The list of overconfident players who have made fools of themselves stretches longer than the traffic on Route 1 during game day. That’s why at first glance, Jalen Ramsey’s public crusade against Rob Gronkowski seems foolish. The star...
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Vincent Carchietta/USA Today Sports
Ryan Hannable
September 13, 2018 - 11:25 pm
Here we go again. This Sunday’s meeting in Jacksonville between the Patriots and Jaguars isn’t a typical Week 2 matchup, as it is a rematch of the AFC title game, but things have been taken to a whole new level down south. “It’s definitely the most important game of my life,” Jaguars linebacker...
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Tom Szczerbowski/USA Today Sports
Sara Civian
September 13, 2018 - 5:58 pm
Most of the Bruins hanging around Warrior Ice Arena after off-ice testing Thursday agreed on two things: 1. The NHL China Games are awesome. 2. They’re inevitably making this year’s training camp experience a little weird. “I think the main reason this camp feels so different is because of the...
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Alex Reimer
September 13, 2018 - 12:49 pm
There were several major takeaways from the Patriots’ big win over the Texans Sunday: Tom Brady didn’t exhibit any rust after the strangest offseason of his career, Rob Gronkowski picked up right where he left off, and Bill Belichick looked to be in just as much control as ever following months of...
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