Sunday 7

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Ryan Hannable
March 10, 2019 - 6:47 am
1. This is perhaps the biggest week of the NFL offseason with free agency getting underway. While some teams make big splashes early on in the process, this typically doesn’t happen with the Patriots for a few reasons. No. 1, they typically aren’t in the business of giving out big deals at this...
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Tom Brady and Robert Kraft
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Ryan Hannable
March 03, 2019 - 7:25 am
1. When word came out of Tom Brady flying cross country with Robert Kraft last week, everyone jumped to what happened with Kraft the week before, but maybe there was a football-related reason — a new contract. Think back to 2013 when Brady had a three-year extension added to his deal. Initial...
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Ryan Hannable
February 24, 2019 - 6:46 am
1. One of the biggest decisions the Patriots will face over the next several weeks is who they want to retain, and who they want to let go via free agency. Offensive tackle Trent Brown is one of the bigger names they will have to make a decision with, but it appears likely they will move on after...
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New England Patriots tight end Ryan Izzo
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Ryan Hannable
February 17, 2019 - 7:10 am
1. With the potential of Rob Gronkowski retiring, there’s been a lot of talk of the team replacing him via free agency or through the draft. While addressing the position’s future is a priority even if he doesn’t retire, it’s worth pointing out the team has a solid player who was stashed away on...
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New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower
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Ryan Hannable
February 10, 2019 - 4:39 am
1. Who said winning gets old? It wasn’t just the 1.5 million people at the Patriots’ victory parade in Boston on Tuesday, the outpouring of support has continued throughout the week. Members of the team got a huge ovation when appearing at the Celtics game Thursday night, and then on Saturday fans...
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Los Angeles Rams coach Sean McVay
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Ryan Hannable
February 03, 2019 - 7:30 am
1. It’s been well-documented how big of difference there is between Bill Belichick and Sean McVay when it comes to experience in the Super Bowl, and it is already showing before the game has started. On Friday, McVay admitted to NFC pool reporter Chareaen Williams that the Rams have not once used...
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New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick
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Ryan Hannable
January 27, 2019 - 7:14 am
1. The Rams finished the regular season with the second-ranked offense in the league, both in terms of yards and points. They averaged 33 points per game and have averaged 28 points in their two playoff games. The biggest key to keeping them in check is pretty easy to see: stopping them on first...
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Ryan Hannable
January 20, 2019 - 7:37 am
1. With a win Sunday, the Patriots will reach the Super Bowl for the third straight season and ninth time in the Bill Belichick era. That would be a remarkable accomplishment and even more so considering the team he had this season. An argument could be made that if it happens, it would be the...
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Ryan Hannable
January 13, 2019 - 7:24 am
1. Philip Rivers has been in the league a long time. In fact, long enough to have a member of the Patriots now who was a huge fan when he was in eighth grade — long-snapper Joe Cardona. Cardona grew up in El Cajon, California‎, which is just outside of San Diego, so he was a huge Rivers and...
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Ryan Hannable
January 06, 2019 - 5:19 am
1. Maybe Rob Gronkowski shouldn’t be declared done just yet. Although the Patriots tight end has certainly struggled this year while dealing with nagging back/ankle injuries, he can rely on past history to give him some confidence for the divisional round game. In five career divisional round games...
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