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  1. Dolphins D unable to clamp tight ends

    Tim Graham

    The Miami Dolphins have a problem defending tight ends. They struggled throughout 2009 to contain them, and they're off to a rougher start this season. Tight ends accumulated a nice stat line against Miami last year: 68 receptions for 993 yards...

    Blog | September 30, 2010
  2. Over or under? New England Patriots

    Tim Graham

    Football Outsiders managing editor Bill Barnwell and I pick over or under for three players from each AFC East team, using 2010 statistical projections from ESPN.com's fantasy analysts. It's time to bring you the New England Patriots. BradyQu...

    Blog | June 29, 2010
  3. Players acutely aware of 'Madden' scores

    Tim Graham

    Every time I write an item about ratings for the "Madden" video game, I receive responses from readers who just don't understand the phenomenon. "Madden" has become an NFL institution. Back in the day, athletes used to know they made it when they ...

    Blog | June 08, 2010
  4. Patriots take wire cutters to Shawn Springs

    Tim Graham

    Shawn Springs was the New England Patriots' starting left cornerback for nine games last year, including the playoffs. Springs Now he's out of work. The Patriots released Springs on Tuesday and signed sixth-round draft choice Ted Larsen, an ...

    Blog | May 18, 2010
  5. Hernandez continues Patriots' TE makeover

    Tim Graham

    A month ago, the only tight ends on the New England Patriots' roster were Robbie Agnone and Rob Myers, undrafted rookies on last year's practice squad. They cut Chris Baker and let Benjamin Watson drift off into free agency. The depth chart loo...

    Blog | April 24, 2010
  6. Wycheck: Crumpler still has plenty to give

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots have a tight end who has caught an NFL pass. CrumplerAlge Crumpler actually has snagged 367 of them for 37 touchdowns. Multiple outlets are reporting the Patriots have reached terms with Crumpler, a four-time Pro Bowler...

    Blog | March 18, 2010
  7. Patriots' TE depth chart plunges into abyss

    Tim Graham

    With the loss of Benjamin Watson and no tight ends who've played in an NFL game on their roster, the New England Patriots have a crater at the position. In a piece for ESPNBoston.com, Mike Reiss examines the void, pointing out the Patriots don't e...

    Blog | March 12, 2010
  8. Pats losing benefit of doubt on FA pickups?

    Tim Graham

    Remember when the New York Jets cut tight end Chris Baker and the New England Patriots pounced on him? There was a sense the Jets had made a grave error. When the Patriots sign somebody, there's an assumption he's going to shine. That Baker would ...

    Blog | March 04, 2010
  9. Rapid Reaction: Ravens 33, Patriots 14

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots crashed hard Sunday. The Baltimore Ravens went into Gillette Stadium and pounded the Patriots like Keith Moon used to treat his drum kit. New England lost 33-14 and never really was in the game. Baltimore made it loo...

    Blog | January 10, 2010
  10. Vilma: 'You can't sleep' on Watson, Baker

    Tim Graham

    Throughout the season, New Orleans Saints linebacker Jonathan Vilma has been sharing his thoughts about upcoming opponents on his Playmaker Mobile page. Watson Baker He has been previewing Monday night's monster showdown against New England Patrio...

    Blog | November 25, 2009
  11. Brady, Manning are NFL's top double agents

    Tim Graham

    Nobody relies on the double formation more than Tom Brady and Peyton Manning. ESPN Stats & Information tracks every snap and notes the New England Patriots and Indianapolis Colts favor the formation -- single back, two receivers to each side -...

    Blog | November 12, 2009
  12. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    Indianapolis Star reporter Phil Richards wrote a piece this week about the spike in roughing the passer calls thanks to the so-called Tom Brady rule. There has been a lot of whining from defensive players and pundits. They've mocked the rule as on...

    Blog | October 31, 2009
  13. Calls and Effect: AFC East penalty tracker

    Tim Graham

    We've already hammered the Buffalo Bills enough this week about their proclivity for yellow flags. Plenty has been written about their league-leading 51 flags and league-leading 44 accepted penalties and left tackle Demetrius Bell topping the NFL ...

    Blog | October 17, 2009
  14. Wrap-up: Patriots 26, Falcons 10

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham The New England Patriots finally mustered enough energy to flex their muscles. After listless performances against the Buffalo Bills and New York Jets that had folks wondering if the mighty Patriots' offense had ...

    Blog | September 27, 2009
  15. Take your pick: Patriots or Falcons O?

    Tim Graham

    Getty Images Who would you rather have on offense -- Atlanta's Matt Ryan and his array of weapons or Tom Brady & Co. in New England? Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham A Sunday afternoon showdown will feature an offense that was...

    Blog | September 24, 2009
  16. New England Patriots: Cutdown analysis

    Tim Graham

    Posted by ESPN.com's Tim Graham Biggest surprise: The New England Patriots' most startling moves happened long before Saturday. They dropped backup quarterbacks Kevin O'Connell and Andrew Walter and said goodbye to linebacker Tedy Bruschi. ...

    Blog | September 05, 2009