Posts Tagged ‘Sterling Moore’

Examining The Ongoing Problem with the Patriots’ Secondary

Tuesday, September 25th, 2012
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This is not the pose of Devin McCourty that Patriots fans want to see. (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Staff Writer: Dan Hope

No positional unit on the New England Patriots has drawn more scrutiny over the past few seasons than their secondary, and the criticism has been warranted.

The Patriots were among the NFL’s three worst teams in each of the past two seasons in passing yards allowed, and a big reason for that was blown coverages and big plays allowed by their secondary.

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NEPD Mailbag: Cuts Edition

Friday, August 31st, 2012

Now that Deion Branch has been cut, which WRs will stick on the roster? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

It’s the day that every NFL player dreads.

If you’re not getting cut today, it’s likely one of your best friends is. But that’s just part of the business. Patriots cuts are coming out already and there have been some big and surprising names involved.

I received a ton of questions on twitter about what the cuts may mean, so I figured I’d answer them here.

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Patriots Training Camp Preview: Defensive Backs

Wednesday, July 25th, 2012

How Ras-I Dowling plays will have a huge effect on the Pats defensive success

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

We wrap up our position previews with what will likely be the most important position on the entire Patriots roster; the defensive backs. If the Patriots are going to have the success and reach their ultimate goal it’s imperative that the secondary plays much better than they did in 2011. What changes have they made in the secondary and will it be enough to fix the holes that existed?

Continue reading to find out how the Patriots defensive backfield will look week one.

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New England Patriots: Break Out Candidates in 2012

Monday, July 16th, 2012
Ras-I Dowling Patriots

Patriots fans are anxious to see if Dowling can stay healthy and live up to his potenial in 2012.

NEPD Editor: Doug Kyed

It’s July 16th, do you know what that means? We’re ten days removed from breaking out the shorts and shells!

Sure, the young 2012 Patriots roster is coming off a crushing Super Bowl loss, but hopefully that just increases their hunger to earn that illustrious ring.

Because this roster if chock-full of young players, there’s always hope that some of those present role players will turn into future stars, or at least reliable starters. I will be breaking down my top five break out candidates in today’s column.

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10 Reasons Why the Patriots Will Beat the Giants

Saturday, February 4th, 2012
Aaron Hernandez Brandon Spikes Super Bowl

Brandon Spikes and Aaron Hernandez are going to have big impacts Sunday Night. (Photo: ICON SMI)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

If you’ve watched the National coverage of the Super Bowl this week it seems futile to even play the game. All we’ve heard this week is “the Patriots have no shot, the Giants pass rush is too good, Eli Manning is now the best QB in football, the Giants are the hot team.”

Fortunately for Patriot fans the game will be played on Sunday night and the Patriots actually do have a chance to win the game. Here are 10 reasons why the Patriots will actually win Super Bowl 46 on Sunday night.

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Patriots vs Ravens: AFC Championship

Sunday, January 22nd, 2012
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Patriots vs Ravens: The Game that Killed Twitter

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

Wow, talk about one of the all time greats. The Patriots are going to Super Bowl XLVI in Indianapolis.

The Pats might not have played their best game, but in the end, they got it done in the style they have all year: bend, but don’t break.

The team that never seems to be able to block kicks, and never seems to get the benefit of missed kicks finally did it.

Here are some very quick hit thoughts on the game:

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Playoff Aftermath: Patriots vs Broncos

Saturday, January 14th, 2012

NEPD Staff Writer: Doug Kyed

I’ve always had a theory that a win never feels as good as a loss feels bad. This one was different.

With all the build up and all the Tebow-mania, this is one of those incredibly gratifying wins for us Patriots fans.

Here are my quick-hit thoughts on the destruction of Tebow and company:

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