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Patriots equipment manager dies after 41 seasons with the team

Patriots equipment manager dies after 41 seasons with the team

profootballtalk.com Updated Jan 1, 2013
Don Brocher, the New England Patriots equipment manager who was the longest-tenured employee in franchise history, died on Monday night after battling leukemia for several months. He was 60 and had just completed his 41st season with the team. “The Kraf
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  • Rebuilding The Right Way

    Rebuilding The Right Way

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    It's the day after Black Monday, and a third of the league is figuring out what direction to take. They'd be wise to follow the blueprint the Rams adopted in 2012, Peter King writes.
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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way …

    Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; mail

    CNNSI.com Jan 1, 2013
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
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  • Tuesday morning one-liners

    Tuesday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com Jan 1, 2013
    Bills RB Fred Jackson used words like “sickening” and “depressing” while talking about the team’s season. QB Ryan Tannehill said he’s gained a lot of confidence thanks to his first year with the Dolphins. LB Brandon Spikes didn’t see much ti
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  • Peter King: Rams started their rebuilding effort the right way in 2012; ma…

    Jan 1
    On Black New Year's Day, as 11 NFL teams try to figure out what to do with either their organization, GM, coach, coaching staffs -- or all of them -- I bring you my Smart Team of the Year: the St. Louis Rams.
  • Jim Trotter: Seahawks defense short on marquee names, but not superstar pl…

    Jan 1
    There were 53 cornerbacks selected in the 2011 NFL draft, and Richard Sherman wasn't among the first 33 chosen. If you think that doesn't grate on him, then you don't know Sherman, who was taken in the fifth round by the Seattle Seahawks.