New England Patriots

Why Trey Flowers’ Patriots tenure won’t extend beyond 2018

With an aggressive agent and a skyrocketing league salary cap, Trey Flowers is as good as gone. Like clockwork, the tide of the NFL’s salary cap is set to rise again — this time to a reported $187-191.1 million in 2019. In accordance with the popular aphorism, it’s supposed to “lift all boats” — an...

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7 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

Sony Michel is as impressive off the field as he is on it

New England’s first-round pick has an impressive history. On a cold Tuesday night in December, when the players had the night off, Patriots rookie Sony Michel was at Gillette Stadium. Not to talk football, but to talk about something he loves even more, his parents. Michel met with a small group of fans...

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8 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

Tom Brady’s quarterback guru: Brady as good or better physically than 10 years ago

Tom House recently spoke about his Hall of Fame pupil. Tom Brady is currently in the middle of the best stretch of his 2018 season. Since coming out of his team’s week 11 bye, the New England Patriots’ quarterback has completed 71 of his 106 pass attempts (67.0%) for 952 yards, six touchdowns and only...

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9 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

Steelers RB Stevan Ridley still bitter over departure from Patriots

Pittsburgh Steelers running back Stevan Ridley will have something extra to prove on Sunday. Ridley was drafted in the third round in 2011 by the New England Patriots and played four seasons for them. He rushed for 2,817 yards and 22 touchdowns for them, including a 1,263-yard, 12-touchdown season in...

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9 hours ago, Yard Barker, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers

PFF: Shaq Mason is the seventh best offensive lineman in the NFL

According to the advanced analytics site, New England’s right guard is among the best linemen in the league. Despite losing Nate Solder to a record-breaking contract offer in free agency, the New England Patriots’ offensive line has not skipped a beat this season. In fact, the unit has looked as good...

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10 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

Film School: Patriots at Dolphins

I don't even know what to compare that to. A test you didn't study for? No, because we were crushing it. Knowing everything but the extra credit question? No, because we lost at the end, so the rest of the test doesn't matter. The closest I can get is you blow off school one morning because you've had...

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11 hours ago, Patriots Life, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

Patriots face unknowns in matchup with Bell-less Steelers

Patriots face unknowns in matchup with Bell-less Steelers

Patriots face unknowns in matchup with Le'Veon Bell-less Steelers         

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15 hours ago, USA Today, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers

Pats Blitz Podcast #5: Ex-Patriot Marquis Flowers joins the show

Ex-Patriot Marquis Flowers joins the Pats Blitz crew to talk about his time in New England and In this week’s episode of the Pats Blitz Podcast, Steven and Chris recap the New England Patriots’ crushing defeat against the Miami Dolphins alongside former Patriots linebacker Marquis Flowers. The hosts...

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20 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios: Cowboys, Patriots among six teams who can lock in spot

NFL Week 15 playoff scenarios: Cowboys, Patriots among six teams who can lock in spot

The Cowboys and Patriots are among those who can seal a spot in the playoffs, while three teams can secure a first-round bye.         

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22 hours ago, USA Today, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys

Patriots vs Steelers Wednesday injury report: New England fully healthy, Pittsburgh misses multiple starters

The two teams released their first practice report of the week. Check it out. In just four days, the New England Patriots will already play their 14th game of the season. And when looking at today’s practice report, it seems as if the team will be at full strength heading into its highly anticipated...

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22 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers

Bill Belichick praises the Steelers defense for its depth, multiplicity and disruptiveness

The Patriots’ head coach recently spoke about the upcoming game against Pittsburgh. The New England Patriots will have to turn the page quickly coming off a shocking defeat against the Miami Dolphins. On Sunday, after all, they will face a familiar but highly potent foe: the Pittsburgh Steelers, who...

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23 hours ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots, Pittsburgh Steelers

Gronks solid performance is something to take away from loss in Miami

(usatoday.com)Although he will be remembered as the guy that missed the final tackle in the miracle in Miami, Rob Gronkowski appears to be getting back into the form that we know and love.Statistically speaking, Gronk had his most productive game of the season, hauling in 8 catches for 107 yards and...

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1 day ago, Patriots Life, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

Steelers hold kicker ‘try-out’ Wednesday leading up to Patriots game

The Pittsburgh Steelers held true to their word and held a kicking try out in hopes of finding someone who could solidify the position down the stretch. The Pittsburgh Steelers Mike Tomlin wasn’t just blowing smoke when he talked about hosting a kicker try-out to either spark Chris Boswell into better...

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1 day ago, Behind the Steel Curtain, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots

Tom Brady is annoyed that people think the Pats season is over, but at least he's getting along with Bill Belichick

Ezra Shaw | Getty ImagesTom Brady is taking games one at a time, and he thinks you should too.As the New England Patriots quarterback spoke to Westwood One’s Jim Gray on Monday night, he seemed a bit agitated with the fact that people are saying his team’s season is over.“It’s so far beyond where my...

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1 day ago, Patriots Life, New England Patriots

Patriots vs Dolphins advanced stats: New England struggled big-time in the run game

Let’s dig into the advanced stats from Sunday’s game. Despite playing a mistake-filled game against the Miami Dolphins, the New England Patriots still found themselves in a very good position to win late in the fourth quarter — until they allowed a series of laterals to be taken 69 yards to the end zone...

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1 day ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots, Miami Dolphins

Patriots have 4 paths to clinching a playoff spot in week 15

Which is more likely? The New England Patriots have moved on and shifted their focus to the Pittsburgh Steelers and for good reason: the Patriots can clinch a playoff spot in week 15 and they need to win or tie to seal the deal. According to the NFL, there are four different ways in which the Patriots...

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1 day ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

Albert McClellan gets robbed of AFC Special Teams Player of the Week award

A curious decision to say the least. After every new round of games, the NFL announces its players of the week in all three phases of the game. The AFC and the NFC get one winner each for offense, for defense, and for special teams. With the New England Patriots playing an inconsistent game against the...

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1 day ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

New England Patriots links 12/12/18 - Don’t throw out the Brady with the bad-play bathwater

Daily news and links for Wednesday TEAM TALK Game Preview: Patriots at Steelers. Broadcast info, series history, tale of the tape; More. Paul Perillo’s Patriots Postseason Tracker. Erik Scalavino tackles this week’s Ask PFW Mailbag: Venting over Miami loss. Conference Call transcripts: Bill Belichick...

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1 day ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

Steelers Injury Report: James Conner not ruled out of Week 15 game vs. the Patriots

Could James Conner return for the biggest game of the year? Mike Tomlin isn’t ruling it out. The Pittsburgh Steelers are preparing for the biggest game of the 2018 regular season when the New England Patriots come to Heinz Field in Week 15, but you wouldn’t know this by listening to Mike Tomlin’s press...

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1 day ago, Behind the Steel Curtain, Pittsburgh Steelers, New England Patriots

The Patriots get too cute when they daring the other team to run the football

Can a bad defensive unit get even worse? The Patriots found out the last two weeks. In the Patriots’ complex defense, there are a lot of moving parts. Man defense. Zone defense. Zone with man underneath. 3-4 defense. 4-3 defense. Cover zero pressures. I haven’t even scratched the surface of the defensive...

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1 day ago, Pats Pulpit, New England Patriots

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