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Open Field
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
Packers, Patriots Have Same Issues on Defense
The wrong personnel playing the wrong scheme affected both New England and Green Bay in season-opening losses. It’s a continuation of last season’s problems for both teams, though one has a better chance of fixing it
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
Early Test for NFL’s New Domestic Violence Policy
Early Test for NFL's New Domestic Violence Policy
49ers DT Ray McDonald's weekend arrest came two days after Roger Goodell established a six-game ban for first-time offenses. What happens next? Plus, examining Alex Smith's extension, the lack of surprises on cutdown day and more
By Peter King
Deep Dive
Patriots Preview: Playing to Their Strengths
Patriots Preview: Playing to Their Strengths
Bill Belichick's greatness comes from the fact that he builds his systems around the strengths and weaknesses of his roster. And his 2014 roster is Super Bowl-caliber
By Andy Benoit
Open Field
Belichick Sells High
Belichick Sells High
Five years ago, Bill Belichick and the Patriots traded star DT Richard Seymour eight days before the start of the season. History repeated itself on Tuesday when the Pats sent stalwart guard Logan Mankins packing
By Greg A. Bedard
Training Camp 2014
Patriots Report: Better Than Ever?
Patriots Report: Better Than Ever?
With a (relatively) healthy roster, including a shiny new shutdown corner, this might be the best Patriots team since 18-1
By Greg A. Bedard
NFL 95
Adam Vinatieri’s Shoes From the Tuck Rule Game
Adam Vinatieri’s Shoes From the Tuck Rule Game
Inner Game
The Accidental Coach of the Cleveland Browns
The Accidental Coach of the Browns
Mike Pettine wasn’t the first choice (or second or third or...) to lead the locker room. But the 47-year-old former high school coach is in Cleveland and ready to unleash a shape-shifting defense set to wreak havoc in the AFC North
By Greg A. Bedard
NFL 95
Tom Coughlin’s Call Sheet from Super Bowl XLII
Tom Coughlin’s Call Sheet from Super Bowl XLII
Weekend Notes
Rumors of Brady’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
Rumors of Brady’s Demise Are Greatly Exaggerated
It's 'beyond ridiculous' to suggest Tom Brady is no longer a top five quarterback, says a coach very familiar with the Patriots star's work. Plus, notes on Colin Kaepernick's deal, Jermichael Finley's comeback and Dion Jordan's bust status
By Greg A. Bedard
Monday Morning Quarterback
On Holidays, Heroes and a Patriot Named Brady
On Holidays, Heroes and A Patriot Named Brady
In this Memorial Day edition, we’ll cover Tom Brady’s future, the punishment for Jim Irsay and Ray Rice, Super Bowl site voting, the continuing hoo-hah over a team name and a small-college baseball player with big-time patriotism
By Peter King