Category Archives: New England Patriots

Steelers Look Like Season-Long Disappointment Waiting to Happen

Gene Collier at the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette regales his readers with a description of how the Steelers covered (or more accurately failed to cover) Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski last night. “There were any number of reasons to expect a burst … Continue reading

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John Fox Drives the Bears Bandwagon By Looking Forward. And Other Points of View.

Bears Bears head coach John Fox doesn’t like to go into specifics. So its significant that even he concedes in this interview with John Mullin at csnchicago.com that things may be a little rough early in the season: “Truth be … Continue reading

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Are the Bears Really the Worst Team in the NFL?

I’m sorry for my long absence from this space but they’ve been asking me to work for a living this summer and my life has been busy.  You may, however, rest assured that I’ve been following Bears news very closely. … Continue reading

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NFC North Starters and Other Points of View

Bears Blair Sheade at the Chicago Sun-Times relays Kevin White potential rookie of the year talk. Nothing like managing expectations. Jeff Dickerson at ESPN asks new special teams coordinator Jeff Rogers if he likes any of the players you inherited … Continue reading

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Reaction to Rounds One thru Three

He, guys.  New podcast with reaction to the first three rounds from representatives of the Bears (me), Patriots, Eagles, and Panthers.  Give it a listen. Check Out Football Podcasts at Blog Talk Radio with Next Fan Up on BlogTalkRadio

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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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