Best Fan Shots of 2011 : NFL Films Blog →
NFL Videos: Playbook: Bills vs. Patriots →
Where's the buzz over the New England Patriots? -... →
Decoding Bill Belichick’s Thoughts On Sunday’s... →
Really funny stuff from SportsGirlKat, wish we could have BB’s thoughts decoded every week.
What the Patriots have to do defensively is get turnovers. They have to get two...– Bruschi: Defense makes Pats ‘risky’ pick - New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Cosell’s Watching: Pats Offense Found Rhythm On... →
Anytime Greg Cosell writes about the Patriots it’s a MUST-READ!
Patriots Today - Belichick Breakdown →
Despite the big games that Rodgers and Drew Brees had this week, it’s...– FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics, Intelligent Analysis | Week 16 DVOA Ratings
How big of a concern is the New England Patriots'... →
Filled with interesting stats like these: The Patriots also held held their own in the red zone. While they’ve allowed their opponents 58 trips inside the 20 (third most in the NFL), only 81 percent of them have ended in scores of some sort. That’s the sixth-lowest rate in the NFL. New England has six takeaways in the red zone, tied for second in the league behind the Falcons...
Since the (first) day that Dane has been here, he’s worked really hard. He puts...– Nick Caserio BostonHerald.com - Blogs: Rap Sheet» Blog Archive » Patriots return to work after “some time off?” … and other stuff!
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Patriots defense falls to 32nd... →
There’s no way to sugar coat this one. Football Outsiders’ DVOA rankings (that basically measure efficiency) are ones that many NFL front offices do pay attention to and when they say your defense is bad it says something. The Patriots have been 32nd or 31st the entire season vs. opposing #1 WRs. Against #2s and other wide receivers they’ve been hovering in the 20s. The only...
Patriots adjusted to Dolphins’ blitz - The Boston... →
Great stuff from Bedard: O’Brien and Brady have to be credited for changing course at halftime. O’Brien saw what the Dolphins were doing and decided to make things easier on his quarterback. In the first half, the Patriots ran just two plays with zero running backs on the field, and six with an empty set (no backs or receivers lined up next to Brady). The Patriots ran the first five plays of the...
Choose one of the Patriots defenses from the last... →
Great poll on PatsFans. What would you prefer? 2009, 2010, or 2011’s Patriots defense? Personally I’m going with 2011. It was a lot easier decision when Andre Carter was still upright, but I’m still sticking with this year’s gutsy squad that has consistently made more impressive stops than the previous two years. And that’s not saying a lot, but it’s saying...
The New England Patriots, New York Giants hid... →
Once again, the New England Patriots’ defense showed that it is the Achilles’ heel of this team. Going into the game Saturday, there were two players they needed to stop — Brandon Marshall and Reggie Bush. Both were impact players for the Miami Dolphins, as Marshall had two explosive plays in the first quarter and Bush accounted for 139 yards from scrimmage. TAKE THAT Lions clinch...
Captain Comeback Week 16: Lucking Out, or not? |... →
Brady passed Joe Montana to move into a tie for 7th all time in game winning drives (34). Crazily enough Peyton Manning (46) is 2nd behind Dan Marino (51).
FOOTBALL OUTSIDERS: Innovative Statistics,... →
Devin McCourty is having a big sophomore slump, but he’s not the only one; Sam Shields and E.J. Biggers are also second-year corners who had excellent charting numbers as rookies but haven’t found as much success this season.
For a while there on Saturday, when New England was trailing visiting Miami 17-0...– Matthew Stafford leads Detroit Lions into playoffs for first time since 1999 - Don Banks - SI.com
Defensive Player of the Week New England LB Jerod Mayo. Days after signing a...– Aaron Rodgers the clear-cut MVP after dismantling Chicago Bears - Peter King - SI.com
Was it a mistake for Patriots to let Brandon Tate... →
Tate’s stats with the Bengals are below (courtesy ESPN Boston). Given the Pats struggles on kick off returns and lack of a young receiver it’s fair to look at what Tate has done and think he could’ve helped a bit, at least in the kicking game. It’s a safe bet he’d have contributed more than Tyquan Underwood, Taylor Price and Chad Ochocinco combined. WR Brandon Tate...
Notes on the Patriots - Dolphins ReWatch
Hope everyone had an enjoyable Christmas yesterday. We’re on vacation all week so forgive me for the sporadic to non-existant posts. The fact is that we know what we got with the 2011 Patriots and speculating whether or not the defense will suddenly be consistently tough seems useless. That’s probably why I wasn’t really that surprised when Miami torched the Pats on a few drives...
NFL.com news: Belichick's halftime tongue-lashing... →
The Patriots are now 102-4 since 2001 when they win the turnover battle. “I...– New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
Huge Patriots comeback clinches bye |... →
We need to do everything better, there wasn’t really one thing we were...– New England Patriots Blog - ESPN Boston
In protest of the horrible half of football the Patriots just put forth there...
NFP Sunday Blitz | National Football Post - How... →
“The way most teams are using 12 personnel, it’s really 11,” Belichick said. “The second tight end is much more of a receiver than blocker. It’s a different version of 11. When they go to 11, it’s really 10. Teams with good tight ends, they put a second tight end in the game, but that really lets their tight end became a receiver. Then when they go to three receivers and a tight...
2011 Patriots full of fight and fire
It’s easy to get caught up in the stats and minutiae that surround a football team during the four month regular season campaign. It’s certainly even easier for Patriots fans who’ve witnessed both epically good and epically bad things since September. On the positive side you’ve got another historic season by Tom Brady, a breakout star in Rob Gronkowski and another AFC...
Putting Tom Brady's historically great season in... →