It Is What It Is

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Ryan Hannable
June 19, 2018 - 10:37 am
The Patriots got their first player on the NFL's top 100 players of 2017 list -- Rob Gronkowski at No. 15. Gronkowski had one of the best seasons of his career as he earned a first-team All-Pro nomination with 69 catches for 1,084 yards and eight touchdowns playing in 14 games. Coming in at No. 15...
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June 18, 2018 - 11:05 pm
Remember those Rob Gronkowski trade rumors that the Patriots and owner Robert Kraft denied profusely? Maybe there was some actual truth to them. Appearing on the Not Sunday podcast with Ryan Hannable, NBC Sports Boston's Mike Giardi detailed everything he's learned about the situation and it seems...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2018 - 4:03 pm
Tom Brady, who’s nearly 41 years old, told Oprah Winfrey retirement is “coming sooner rather than later.” Somehow, this is news. Brady’s sleepy conversation with Oprah didn’t cover any original ground. The Patriots quarterback talked about his search for spirituality and the reason why he adheres...
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Ryan Hannable
June 18, 2018 - 11:33 am
Jimmy Garoppolo had a great start to his 49ers career going 5-0 in his first five games as a starter to close out the season last year. Now going into his first full season with the team, things don't seem to be going as smoothly. According to 49ers beat reporters, Garoppolo didn't have the...
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Alex Reimer
June 18, 2018 - 10:40 am
Jim Gray is Tom Brady’s Forrest Gump. It seems like he’s witness to every big moment in Brady’s life, from Super Bowl victories to … an interview with Oprah Winfrey in her backyard? Brady’s soothing sit-down chat with Winfrey, which aired Sunday on the Oprah Winfrey network, produced little in...
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Ryan Hannable
June 18, 2018 - 10:13 am
It's clear Matt Patricia is taking a lot of what he learned from his time in New England to Detroit, and apparently that includes the "Do Your Job" motto. A Detroit Free Press story details how Patricia has posted the motto around the Lions' facility. "That's one of the signs that, when you walk in...
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Ryan Hannable
June 18, 2018 - 6:00 am
Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have one of the most fascinating relationships in sports -- one that has been so successful and lasted as long as it has. Approaching 19 years together, the reported power struggle between the two along with Robert Kraft has been well-documented, but what exactly does...
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Ryan Hannable
June 16, 2018 - 10:07 pm
Tom Brady has said for years he wants to play until his mid-40s, but now that he's reached 40, maybe that has changed a little. The Patriots quarterback sat down with Oprah Winfrey for an interview on a variety of topics which will air Sunday morning on the OWN network. One topic included when he...
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Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2018 - 8:48 pm
The Patriots are not quite done before taking almost a month off. According to ESPN's Mike Reiss , the team and long snapper Joe Cardona have agreed on a four-year contract extension. He was scheduled to be a free agent following the 2018 season. Cardona has been with the Patriots since 2015 when...
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Ryan Hannable
June 14, 2018 - 5:13 pm
The Patriots have three quarterbacks on their roster, but it seems like they're doing some due diligence in case of an emergency. According to multiple reports, New England hosted third-year quarterback Christian Hackenberg for a visit on Thursday. The Raiders acquired him from the Jets in exchange...
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