Posts Tagged ‘Pittsburgh Steelers’

Inside Man: Charting the Use of Defensive Tackle Isaac Sopoaga in Patriots Debut

Thursday, November 7th, 2013

Isaac Sopoaga is carving his role on the inside of New England’s defensive line. (Photo: NFL Game Rewind)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

In the waning hours of the Oct. 29 NFL trade deadline, the New England Patriots sent a 2014 fifth-round pick to the Philadelphia Eagles in exchange for 32-year-old defensive tackle Isaac Sopoaga and a 2014 sixth-round pick.

The low-risk move freed Philadelphia from $7.5 million in cap space over the next two seasons, and it afforded New England a veteran inside man to plug into the system with Vince Wilfork and Tommy Kelly – fellow members of the 2004 class – lost for the rest of 2013.

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Ahead of Schedule: Examining Aaron Dobson’s Two-Touchdown Game vs. Steelers

Tuesday, November 5th, 2013

Aaron Dobson’s two-touchdown performance against the Steelers signified that his future is also the present. (Photo: USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Oliver Thomas

The 6’3”, 200-pound Aaron Dobson was a prominent figure in the second halves of New England Patriots preseason games this summer. No. 17 stood on the football field, acclimating against fringe players who would be cut in the coming weeks, all while fellow rookie wide receivers, Josh Boyce and Kenbrell Thompkins, stood on the sidelines with veterans.

Those reps may have been humbling for the second-round draft pick, but they were needed for the high-upside Marshall product to transition from Conference USA to the NFL. And nine weeks into the regular season, that transition is well ahead of schedule. (more…)


Mike Wallace: Is He Worth The 27th Pick?

Thursday, March 15th, 2012

Could Aaron Hernandez be on the other side of that touchdown celebration next September?

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

If you follow me on Twitter, then you should already know my slightly controversial answer.

No.

But 140 characters can be difficult at times to truly convey the reasons for my opinion.

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