Relaoding The Musket, Part 5 - Embarrassment Of Riches Adorn Offensive Line. Really.

Mason (69) should have a roster spot all sewn up, but the same can not be said for Cannon (61)It's called having too much of a good thing, and the New England Patriots have that all over their roster.Think about it: On defense, they have what has to be the best safety depth in the league, a pair of linebackers that are sure to be in the top 30 of the NFL's 100 best players, and a...
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Martellus Bennett releasing children’s books and games

For the first time since Aaron Hernandez teamed up with Rob Gronkowski to form a dynamic tight end duo on the field, the New England Patriots will boast two Pro Bowl-caliber tight ends on the roster at the same time. However, the Pats won’t have to worry about this particular tight end showing up on police blotters and in murder investigations. The team acquired veteran Martellus...
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Gronk gives advice for dating beautiful French woman during Q&A

If there’s one thing Rob Gronkowski is a master at off the football field, it might be wooing beautiful women. And who could blame the New England Patriots’ tight end? He’s young, rich, handsome and charming. To call him a bit of a Casanova doesn’t even imply any intent on his part — judging by some of Gronk’s parties and public outings, it seems the women flock to him...
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New England Patriots’ receivers: Size matters not

The New England Patriots’ wide receivers have long been a standard of excellence in the NFL. Year in and year out, the New England Patriots’ offense has put up great numbers and set the quota for the rest of the NFL. But is the New England Patriots’ weapons on offense greater than the some of its parts? Hear me out, I am in know way dismissing the skill of the New England...
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Tom Brady once broke his paddle after losing in ping pong

Tom Brady’s nearly rabid competitive fire is the stuff of legend, which makes an amusing story told by New England Patriots teammate Danny Amendola detailing one of his first experiences with the QB so believable. The story goes, as Amendola recalled it during a Tuesday appearance on ESPN, was that he was in his first season with the Patriots when Brady challenged him to a game...
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Patriots’ Weekly: Ben Affleck goes off on Deflategate

Welcome New England Patriots’ fans to the latest edition of Patriots’ Weekly. With the new week comes the latest edition of Patriots’ Weekly and boy did we have a doozy of a week in the world of Patriots’ Nation. Where to begin… AROUND COVER32 Madden Monday: Drafting your connected franchise Fantasy Friday: Five players whose stock is rising Throwback Thursday: The great...
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Deflategate and Goodell’s betrayal of the Patriots

Deflategate, oh how you puzzle me. The long, countless hours that have been spent going over the alleged, slightly underinflated footballs is remarkable. What has become of this little infraction is bigger than any fan of the NFL could fathom when the Deflategate scandal was brought to the front pages of every sports’ section. Could Tom Brady really be involved in this scandal...
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Aaron Hernandez associate to plead guilty in Odin Lloyd case

Aaron Hernandez associate Carlos Ortiz is expected to admit he was with the convicted murderer and former New England Patriots tight end the night Odin Lloyd was shot and killed in 2013. Ortiz is due at Bristol Superior Court in Fall River, Mass., on Monday on charges of first-degree murder and is expected to plead guilty to a lesser charge, The Boston Globe reported. Ortiz also...
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Video: Watch Rob Gronkowski Throw Footballs At James Corden

Rob Gronkowski made an appearance on the Late Late Show Thursday night.  The New England Patriots’ star tight end was on James Corden’s show with actors Luke Wilson and Liev Schreiber.  One of the segments featured Gronk pegging the late night show host with footballs.  Let’s watch.  Gronkowski also talked about a potential cage match against the Wilson family and if...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Here’s A Paper Tom Brady Wrote As A Teenager About Being Overshadowed By His Big Sisters

Believe it or not, Tom Brady was once one of the least-successful athletes in his family.  The New England Patriots’ star quarterback has three older sisters – Maureen, Julie and Nancy – who were all excelled on the field and the court.  Back in 1994, Brady, then a high schooler, wrote an essay for his English class about the influence his sisters had on him.  Brady posted...
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8 days ago  |  Discuss

Ben Affleck goes on expletive-laden Deflategate rant on Simmons' new show

Bill Simmons’ new HBO show “Any Given Wednesday” premiered Wednesday night and did not disappoint. The half-hour pilot featured basketball Hall of Famer Charles Barkley and actor Ben Affleck as its guests, the latter of whom went on one of the best Deflategate rants you’ll ever hear. Fair warning, though: There are no less than 20 F-bombs in the five-minute clip. Enjoy...
8 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick’s boat has a trolling-esque name, watch him drive it

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has a motorboat, and to the surprise of no one, the master troll has an appropriate name for it. VI Rings is the name of the boat, which we can glean from a recent post by Belichick’s girlfriend, Linda Holliday. Check out the photo she recently put on Instagram. A photo posted by Linda Holliday✨ (@lindaholliday_) on Jun 21...
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9 days ago  |  Discuss

From The Fans: Deflategate making Patriots fans loyal as ever

After a very long off-season filled with both scandals, and court dates, fans can finally shift their focus on actual football games. According to USA Today Sports’ For the Win blog, the New England Patriots have the league’s second most loyal fans in the NFL. The articles author, Chris Chase, writes on the Patriots: “it has to be really hard to be a Patriots fan right now...
Via Patriots Extra
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Robert Kraft involved in bid to buy UFC

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is said to be a part of an investor group involved in the bidding for ownership of the UFC. The UFC is for sale, with bids said to be in the $4 billion range. ESPN reports that WME-IMG and Dalian Wanda Group, as well as China Media Capital, are competing to purchase the MMA company. The interesting part is that WME’s bid is being financed...
Via Larry Brown Sports
15 days ago  |  Discuss

NFL forces Patriots to wear numbers on practice jerseys

The NFL is enforcing its will on the New England Patriots once again. Mike Reiss of ESPN reports that the NFL has instituted a new rule that requires teams to wear numbered jerseys during organized team activities and mandatory minicamps. It’s a rule that will affect the Patriots, who like to wear numberless jerseys during these preseason workouts. For years, Bill Belichick has...
Via The Comeback
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots fan flips the bird while posing for photo with Roger Goodell (pic)

Given his integral role in the seemingly endless Deflategate drama, it’s hardly surprising that NFL commissioner Roger Goodell is considered Public Enemy No. 1 by New England Patriots fans, not to mention Boston-area sports fans as a whole. But it takes a special kind of person to seize upon an opportunity to express Patriots fans’ collective distaste for Goodell while posing...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
24 days ago  |  Discuss

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