It Is What It Is

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Andy Hart
September 09, 2019 - 2:30 pm
Plenty went pretty close to perfect in the Patriots 33-3 opening night win over the Steelers. But, it was a 60-minute football game and that means there were clearly things that could have been executed more efficiently. Anyone who watched the game – either live at Gillette Stadium or on NBC TV –...
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Andy Hart
September 09, 2019 - 12:38 pm
Antonio Brown’s arrival in New England is not only the talk of Patriot Nation, but the NFL world as a whole. Everyone has an opinion on the All-Pro temper-tantruming his way out of Oakland and landing with the defending Super Bowl champions. Just as many people seem to have an opinion as to how...
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Andy Hart
September 09, 2019 - 10:58 am
Initial reports of Antonio Brown’s deal to sign with New England pegged the contract as a one-year pact with $10 million guaranteed that could be worth up to $15 million. Now, though, just hours before Brown can actually officially sign with the Patriots, ESPN reports that there is actually a...
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Tom Brady
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 10:37 am
Later on Monday, Antonio Brown will in all likelihood become a member of the Patriots following agreeing to terms with the team over the weekend. The question now becomes how will he fit with his new organization and teammates following all the drama that has followed him in Oakland and Pittsburgh...
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Deatrich Wise
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Andy Hart
September 09, 2019 - 8:54 am
Play defense in New England and you play second fiddle. It is what it is. The Patriots are Tom Brady’s team and the arrival of All-Pro star receiver Antonio Brown is going to do nothing but add attention to the offense. But anyone who’s been paying attention this summer knows the defending Super...
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 8:40 am
Everyone seems to have an opinion on Antonio Brown signing with the Patriots over the weekend. Two former Patriots -- Tedy Bruschi and Randy Moss -- appeared to disagree with the move on ESPN's NFL Countdown Sunday . Then later Sunday, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison shared similar thoughts on NBC's...
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Phillip Dorsett
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 8:10 am
FOXBOROUGH -- Sunday was a huge night for Patriots wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. The 26-year-old finished with four catches for 95 yards and two touchdowns in the 33-3 win over the Steelers. Dorsett continued his regular-season streak of catching the last 20 passes thrown his way dating back to...
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 6:00 am
FOXBOROUGH -- Even though Antonio Brown could not play Sunday night, it was pretty ironic the Steelers were at Gillette Stadium to take on the Patriots , who just 24 hours earlier agreed to terms with their former star. Brown was traded to Oakland this offseason, but released over the weekend and...
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Josh Gordon
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2019 - 1:45 am
FOXBOROUGH -- Josh Gordon's 2018 season with the Patriots didn't end like he and many hoped when he was suspended indefinitely following Week 15. Prior to that, the wide out finished with 40 receptions for 720 yards and three touchdowns showing he could be a difference-maker on the field. Sunday...
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Antonio Brown
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Andy Hart
September 09, 2019 - 1:42 am
FOXBOROUGH -- Antonio Brown won’t officially be a Patriot until Monday afternoon, so it’s no surprise that Bill Belichick wouldn’t comment on his soon-to-be new wide receiver following Sunday night’s supremely impressive 33-3 win over the Steelers at Gillette Stadium. But Brown’s future teammates...
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