Jerod Mayo’s Well-Deserved Contract Extension Could Make Him Patriots Lifer

Jerod Mayo’s Well-Deserved Contract Extension Could Make Him Patriots Lifer

It looks like linebacker Jerod Mayo could be a Patriots lifer, and New England head…

Donovan McNabb Can Be Proud of Career If He Retires After Unceremonious Week

Donovan McNabb Can Be Proud of Career If He Retires After Unceremonious Week

Professional football players don’t age gracefully, and quarterback Donovan McNabb became the latest example of…

Rob Gronkowski Always ‘Amped Up’ for Game Time and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

Rob Gronkowski Always ‘Amped Up’ for Game Time and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

It's rivalry week, right? Well, not so much when Peyton Manning is removed from the…

Eagles’ Dream Season Won’t Lead to Playoffs, Even With Momentum-Turning Win Over Patriots

Eagles’ Dream Season Won’t Lead to Playoffs, Even With Momentum-Turning Win Over Patriots

If the Eagles fall to the Patriots on Sunday, the so-called “Dream Team” can take…

DeSean Jackson’s Maturity Issues May Cause Front Offices to Think Twice About Signing Him Next Offseason

DeSean Jackson’s Maturity Issues May Cause Front Offices to Think Twice About Signing Him Next Offseason

If Eagles wide receiver DeSean Jackson wants to get paid like a big-time player, he's…

NFL Fines for Foul Language Help Control Image, But Punishments Need Consistency

NFL Fines for Foul Language Help Control Image, But Punishments Need Consistency

It's safe to say few New Englanders were upset when the NFL fined Jets coach…

Rob Gronkowski Keeps on ‘Drilling for Oil’ and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

Rob Gronkowski Keeps on ‘Drilling for Oil’ and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. — At this point, the division seems like a foregone conclusion for the…

Tim Tebow May Be a Great Story, But He Also Lacks Passing Ability to Become an Elite NFL Quarterback

Tim Tebow May Be a Great Story, But He Also Lacks Passing Ability to Become an Elite NFL Quarterback

Tim Tebow's story is fascinating, and it will surely last for many years to come….

Patriots Mailbag: Is Tom Brady Dealing With a Serious Elbow Injury?

Patriots Mailbag: Is Tom Brady Dealing With a Serious Elbow Injury?

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have put the hay in the barn, and they're almost…

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots Running Backs Must Continue to Expose Jets’ Weakness in Run Defense

BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Patriots Running Backs Must Continue to Expose Jets’ Weakness in Run Defense

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Jets have been uncharacteristically poor in run defense this season, and…

Joe Paterno Must Be Fired Immediately for Protecting Jerry Sandusky Amid Disgusting Allegations at Penn State

Joe Paterno Must Be Fired Immediately for Protecting Jerry Sandusky Amid Disgusting Allegations at Penn State

For every moment Joe Paterno keeps his job as Penn State’s head coach, the institution…

Patriots Mailbag: Pats May Not Need to Blitz to Pressure Ben Roethlisberger

Patriots Mailbag: Pats May Not Need to Blitz to Pressure Ben Roethlisberger

The Patriots are getting ready to head to Pittsburgh for a game that could start…

Steelers’ Defense Could Lead to Kevin Faulk’s Season Debut and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

Steelers’ Defense Could Lead to Kevin Faulk’s Season Debut and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots have traded in their sunny vacations for a week of…

Wes Welker Poised for Big Payday After Extending Contract Negotiations, Driving Up Own Value

Wes Welker Poised for Big Payday After Extending Contract Negotiations, Driving Up Own Value

Like any player in a contract year, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker has taken a…

NFL Coaches’ Postgame Handshake Not Necessary, But Still Serves as Sign of Sportsmanship

NFL Coaches’ Postgame Handshake Not Necessary, But Still Serves as Sign of Sportsmanship

Editor’s note: Each week, two members of NESN.com’s editorial staff will debate a topic via…

Rob Gronkowski Responsible for Much of BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ Success and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

Rob Gronkowski Responsible for Much of BenJarvus Green-Ellis’ Success and 19 Other Patriots Thoughts

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots put some separation between themselves and the Jets on Sunday,…

Al Davis’ Tenacity As Commissioner, Ruthlessness As Owner, Vision As Coach Made Him One of a Kind

Al Davis’ Tenacity As Commissioner, Ruthlessness As Owner, Vision As Coach Made Him One of a Kind

The great ones aren't afraid of criticism or fallout. Al Davis, the ferociously aggressive owner…

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