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‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: New England Patriots

‘Shutdown Corner’ offseason TPS report: New England Patriots

yahoo.com Updated Feb 7, 2013
Over the next few weeks, "Shutdown Corner" will pay homage to "Office Space" (TPS reports) as we take a quick look back at each team's 2012 season and a look at what lies ahead for the 2013 offseason. We wrap up the AFC East with the…
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  • PFT on NBC Sports Network: Jerod Mayo, AFC East offseason previ…

    PFT on NBC Sports Network: Jerod Mayo, AFC East offseason preview

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    We’re easing into the offseason this week on Pro Football Talk on NBC Sports Network and Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo will help us with that process on Thursday. Mayo will talk to Erik Kuselias about the state of the Patriots after their loss to the R
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  • Rob Gronkowski, Porn Star?

    Rob Gronkowski, Porn Star?

    deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    The Summer of Gronk, Part II, might be less than three weeks old, but it's already so far along that Gronkshaming has become a thing. So where can it go from here? Why not porn! A porn company has offered Gronk $3.75 million-the equivalent of his 2014 s
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  • Donald Driver’s final stop in Green Bay: The home of a 78-year-…

    Donald Driver’s final stop in Green Bay: The home of a 78-year-old fan

    yahoo.com Feb 7, 2013
    While the NFL has plenty of quarterbacks indelibly associated with a single city - Brady, Brees, Ryan, Rodgers, the lil' Manning - receivers tend to be a more wandering lot. And in all sports, the flow of players and money runs away from small-market
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  • Joe Flacco Was Ready To Leave The Sideline And Tackle Ted Ginn …

    Joe Flacco Was Ready To Leave The Sideline And Tackle Ted Ginn On The Super Bowl's Last Play

    deadspin.com Feb 7, 2013
    How does a quarterback, helpless on the sidelines, deal with being on the brink of their first Super Bowl win? Tom Brady turned away, unable to watch. Eli Manning was giddy, probably planning to ride the Teacups over and over again. Joe Flacco? He was p…
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  • Belichick and Kobe are pals, because of course they are

    Belichick and Kobe are pals, because of course they are

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    On the surface, there seems to be little in common between Patriots coach Bill Belichick and NBA star Kobe Bryant. But Bryant said he had a deep respect for the Patriots coach, after a brief meeting during a low point in his career. Bryant told ESPN NBA…
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  • Thursday morning one-liners

    Thursday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Feb 7, 2013
    The Bills are looking more than just QB Ryan Nassib, as new coach Doug Marrone surveys the college landscape. Former Dolphins S Donald Bessilieu was arrested for marijuana possession while trying to pick up a prostitute. Patriots coach Bill Belichick is…
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  • AFC East links: Grading the Patriots

    AFC East links: Grading the Patriots

    ESPN.com boston.com Feb 7, 2013
    Buffalo Bills Brad Smith is trying his hand at something new this offseason. Ryan Nassib is just one of several quarterbacks the Bills are looking at as the draft draws closer. Miami Dolphins Watching fellow 2012 draft picks Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin …
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  • Don Banks: Williams, Titans may be the best thing for each other

    Feb 7
    To paint Tennessee's hiring of well-known NFL pariah Gregg Williams on Thursday as nothing more than an act of desperation is not a totally baseless characterization. For either Titans head coach Mike Munchak or Williams himself.
  • Don Banks: Taking a second look at 2012 NFL Draft's first round

    Feb 7
    With the Super Bowl in the books, we can now stand clear enough to view the NFL's 2012 season through the prism of history, all 267 games worth (256 in the regular season and 11 in the playoffs). Before looking ahead to 2013, let's look back one last ti…