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John Tomase
December 07, 2018 - 7:57 am
No matter how nondescript a player is before he arrives in New England or after he leaves, what happens in between might be the greatest testament to Bill Belichick’s genius. It’s part of the reason an undrafted free agent plays a meaningful role virtually every season, with cornerback J.C. Jackson...
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Ryan Hannable
December 06, 2018 - 7:12 pm
FOXBORO — Sunday’s final gamebook against the Vikings had a different look to it. Some categories were a little longer than usual and that is because the Patriots had seven different players record carries in the game and nine different players catch passes. This speaks to how deep the Patriots...
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Alex Reimer
December 06, 2018 - 11:12 am
The sycophantic NFL media covers the issue of domestic violence better than it once did. When Ray Rice was first suspended for two games, Adam Schefter said his sources were wondering whether commissioner Roger Goodell was “ lenient enough ” with the running back who knocked out his fiancee in an...
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Rob Bradford
December 06, 2018 - 9:14 am
In one month Nathan Eovaldi made himself millions upon millions upon millions of dollars. That is undeniable. When the pitcher walked off the mound in Chicago after allowing three runs over two innings he found himself heading into the regular season's final month having allowed 17 earned runs over...
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Jim Hackett
December 06, 2018 - 8:01 am
Stop me when you haven’t heard this before ... "It’s always tough to win in Miami." Or another of my favorites is ... “I don’t know what it is in Miami, if it’s the heat or what ... " Blah blah blah-de-frickin-blah. I’m tired and bored of all the made-up clichés. Here is a simple fact. The Patriots...
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Ryan Hannable
December 05, 2018 - 9:49 pm
FOXBORO — Everyone always talks about life without Tom Brady, but what about life without Rob Gronkowski? This is a very real thing as with all that has happened with the 29-year-old over the past year, it’s more likely than not that he will not be in a Patriots uniform beyond this season. Not only...
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Ryan Hannable
December 04, 2018 - 11:23 pm
Since 2013, the Patriots have a 32-14 (.696) record on the road, but during that time are only 1-4 (.200) in games played in Miami. Without knowing anything, it would be assumed the Dolphins have been a really good team over the last five years, but that couldn’t be any further from reality. Miami...
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John Tomase
December 04, 2018 - 9:58 am
The Red Sox have decided to accept a White House invitation, which is their right. After all, America remains a democracy, at least until the shrugging emoji on my doomsday clock stretches his arms over his head. We had a good run. I can’t say I’m surprised. Baseball remains the most vanilla sport...
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Alex Reimer
December 03, 2018 - 2:11 pm
The NFL tried harder to nail Tom Brady for playing with deflated footballs than figure out whether Kareem Hunt physically assaulted a woman in the hallway of his hotel residence. This disturbing contrast exposes Roger Goodell’s priorities, and combating domestic violence appears to be at the bottom...
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Ryan Hannable
December 03, 2018 - 12:08 am
FOXBORO — Going into Sunday’s game against the Vikings, there were a lot of questions when it came to the 2018 Patriots. Over the first 11 games they were a very inconsistent team having picked up wins over the Chiefs at home and Bears on the road, but also suffered road losses to the Lions,...
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