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New England Patriots Super Bowl 53 Preview: Defensive Strategy vs Los Angeles Rams

The New England Patriots are in Super Bowl 53 as the improbable run of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are going to their ninth Super Bowl since both arrived in New England in 2000. This is basically the third iteration of...

New England Patriots Super Bowl 53 Preview: Offensive Strategy vs Los Angeles Rams

Oct 29, 2018; Orchard Park, NY, USA; New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) passes the ball against the Buffalo Bills during the third quarter at New Era Field. Mandatory Credit: Rich Barnes-USA TODAY Sports
The New England Patriots are in Super Bowl 53 as the improbable run of head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady are going to their ninth Super Bowl since both arrived in New England in 2000. This is basically the third iteration of...

Brady’s Quest for the ‘Next One’ Truly Defines his Legacy

American author and businessman Jim Rohn was once quoted as saying: ‘Discipline is the bridge between goals and accomplishment.” For all great athletes, dedication and discipline is an essential component of both achieving, and maintaining, long-term success. It is that drive that separates them...

Enemy Profile: Patriots set to battle Rams in Super Bowl LIII

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The matchup is set: The New England Patriots will take on the Los Angeles Rams in Super Bowl LIII. It is a rematch of Super Bowl XXXVI, a game in which the Patriots were heavy underdogs against the famous “Greatest Show on Turf.” The...

3 Keys to Offensive Success for the Rams

The Rams' offense has been one of the most explosive in recent history. With Sean McVay at the helm, Los Angeles has erupted into a creative and productive offensive team after so many years of mediocrity. Jared Goff has emerged as a...

The “Other Guys” prove to be Essential for the Patriots’ Success

In Foxborough Massachusetts, there is a thin line between glory and anonymity. On that line live Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski.  They are the Rock Stars.  Then you have the big game guys; Edelman, McCourty, your contributors; Develin, Andrews. Then you have The Other Guys…

C.J. Anderson: From the Street to the Super Bowl

This season looked to be lost for running back C.J. Anderson. He had just over 100 yards with the Panthers when they waived him in mid-November. Anderson also spent a week with the Raiders, but was cut again before stepping on the...

Super Bowl LIII Spotlight: In Praise of the Patriots Secondary

Robert Kraft is the greatest owner in NFL History. He purchased the New England Patriots 25 years ago, this month. As many reasons as there are for his greatness, none may be as important as the...

James White is the Patriots Super Bowl Key

If you are a sports betting fanatic, you may have already heard that James White was originally listed as a 40-1 underdog to win Super Bowl MVP. To some this may make sense due to the quarterbacks garnering most of the attention...

James White: New England’s Quiet Catalyst

Nov 4, 2018; Foxborough, MA, USA; New England Patriots running back James White (28) celebrates after scoring a touchdown during the first quarter against the Green Bay Packers at Gillette Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports
A trend as old as the Patriots' dynasty itself. Smaller, quicker backs, relative unknowns among casual football fans, acting as productive, versatile receiving backs on championship New England teams. Kevin Faulk set the mold in the Patriots' first run of championships. But perhaps no single back has taken that mantle more effectively than James White.

Super Bowl LIII Opening Night Highlights: New England Patriots

Super Bowl LIII officially kicked off its week of hype on the evening on Monday, January 28, 2019, with Opening Night. Held at the State Farm Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the event (formerly known as ‘Media Night’) was a typical mix of...

Super Bowl LIII Opening Night Highlights: Los Angeles Rams

Super Bowl LIII officially kicked off its week of hype on the evening on Monday, January 28, 2019, with Opening Night. Held at the State Farm Center in Atlanta, Georgia, the event (formerly known as ‘Media Night’) was a typical mix of...

Super Bowl LIII: Hollywood Ending for the Patriots?

You know the story by now, it’s the Patriots and the Rams in Super Bowl LIII in Atlanta next Sunday. Some would say the two squads got here aided by the officials that were working on Championship Sunday, but that’s beside the...

Could Super Bowl LIII be a ‘Swan Song’ for Rob Gronkowski?

The inevitable is upon us; Super Bowl Sunday could very well be Rob Gronkowski’s final time suiting up for an NFL game. The first-ballot Hall of Famer and possibly the best tight end the league has ever witnessed has had his fair...

A State of the Union for the Patriots’ Backfield

The Rams' bottom-three rush defense will have their hands full with the Patriots' Big Three of Michel, Burkhead, and White in the backfield.

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The Cleveland Indians have extended the contract of manager Terry Francona. Tito will now serve as the tribe's skipper through the 2022 season. https://twitter.com/Indians/status/1113410872150458371 “I have...