Category Archives: New England Patriots

Who Has the Edge to Compete with the Packers in the NFC North Post Free Agency

All of the NFC North bloggers at ESPN agree that the best team in the division is still Green Bay but the reasons vary. None of them points to what I think are the most potent mix in football – the presence … Continue reading

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On a Positive Note and Other Points of View

Bears Adam L. Jahns at the Chicago Sun-Times apparently didn’t read my article indicating that they haven’t changed as he outlines the Bears needs post-free agency. In fairness, the list looks a lot like the one from two months ago. … Continue reading

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Who Falls Off Farthest Without Their Quarterback?

Dan Hanzus at nfl.com answers your questions: @DanHanzus @AroundTheNFL In a universe where all teams get equally good QB play, who are the 12 playoff teams? #ATNMailbag — Mathias Wagner (@Mathias_Wagner) March 16, 2015 “I’ll look at it another way: … Continue reading

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Either Enforce the Rules or Don’t Have Them at All

Mike Florio at profootballtalk.com reviews the tampering allegations against the New York Jets in regards to their eventual singing of Darrelle Revis: “The problem arose when [owner Woody] Johnson said publicly on December 29 that the Johnson would ‘love for … Continue reading

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Head-Scratcher? And Other Points of View.

Bears According the Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune the Bears signed free agent guard Vlad Ducasse. Ducasse was drafted in the second round in 2010 by the Jets and played well but has struggled ever since. He shows flashes … Continue reading

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The Bears Reasonable Approach to Free Agency and Other Points of View

Bears Brad Biggs at the Chicago Tribune gives the details of the Bears first three free agent signings of 2015. The interested observer will note that each of these contracts is about as front-loaded as you could make them. None … Continue reading

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Super Bowl Lessons and Other Points of View

Bears Former Bears linebacker Brian Urlacher once again fails to convince me that his contentious exit from the Bears had to do with anything other than his own pride. Via Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune Jared Allen thinks quarterback … Continue reading

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Updated: Typical Cutler. And Other Points of View.

Bears Rich Campbell at the Chicago Tribune interviews former Bears consultant Ernie Accorsi. “Then, the two coordinators, I was thrilled when I saw that we got those two guys. That’s really the beginnings of a great staff, right there.” That … Continue reading

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Managing Expectations and Other Points of View

Bears Dan Wiederer at the Chicago Tribune reports this nugget: “[New Bears head coach John] Fox asserted Monday that one of his biggest attractions to the Bears job was to work for a storied franchise in a city that oozes … Continue reading

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Jay Cutler Gone or Less Relevant? Either Way the Bears Are Better.

I couldn’t agree more with what John Mullin at csnchicago.com writes here: “The Seattle Seahawks are going to a second consecutive Super Bowl with a quarterback they didn’t need. The New England Patriots are going to their sixth with one … Continue reading

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