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  1. Lockout impact on Mallett, other rookie QBs

    Tim Graham

    ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi discussed the importance of informal lockout practices for getting rookie quarterbacks ready to play in 2011. Bruschi said New England Patriots rookie Ryan Mallett is in the best situation because he won't need to be read...

    Blog | June 01, 2011
  2. Bledsoe calls decision to draft Mallett 'wise'

    Tim Graham

    Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett surely has a strong arm and can make all the throws. Still, the biggest criticism of his football skills is that draft analysts believe he will be a statue in the pocket. The New England Patriots drafted Mallett i...

    Blog | May 17, 2011
  3. Tracking starters in recent AFC East drafts

    Tim Graham

    While working on a feature about Tom Modrak's draft record as Buffalo Bills vice president of college scouting, ESPN researcher John Fisher dug up some interesting data. The Bills actually were the AFC East's most efficient club when it came to dr...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  4. Should Pats begin search for Brady's heir?

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots have the reigning league MVP and unanimous All-Pro selection at quarterback. Do they need to find his replacement? Boston Herald reporter Ian R. Rapoport has been exploring that question the past couple days and trying ...

    Blog | April 22, 2011
  5. Video: Was vote for Belichick misguided?

    Tim Graham

    ESPN "First Take" resident disputant Skip Bayless and Chris Broussard discuss whether New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick deserved to win the Associated Press 2010 Coach of the Year Award -- and who might've been snubbed....

    Blog | February 03, 2011
  6. How the 2005 draft should have gone

    Tim Graham

    Wish I didn't know now what I didn't know then ... One of the all-time great lyrics was a Bob Seger throwaway line to fill some space in "Against the Wind." But the plaintive sentiment applies to all areas of life and even can relate to the NFL dr...

    Blog | January 25, 2011
  7. MVP: Big Ben stacks up with Tom Brady

    Tim Graham

    New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady clearly was the NFL's most valuable player. Brady was the best player on the team with the most wins. He threw an NFL-high 36 touchdown passes, an NFL-low four interceptions and posted a 111.0 passer rati...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  8. NFL's former head ref opposes Tuck Rule

    Tim Graham

    Over a decade of dominance, we can look back on several pivotal New England Patriots moments and wonder "What if?" What if Bill Belichick hadn't walked away from the New York Jets? What if the Patriots hadn't taken a late-round flier on Tom Brady?...

    Blog | January 11, 2011
  9. Brady, Wake on my ballot for NFL's best

    Tim Graham

    I realize there's one game remaining on the schedule. After four months of football, Week 17 shouldn't determine the year's best. Many of the top teams will bench their players for significant portions -- if not all -- of the regular-season fin...

    Blog | December 31, 2010
  10. When it snows, Patriots don't lose

    Tim Graham

    When the snow flakes start falling, the New England Patriots treat it like a day at the beach. In wintry conditions that would make for a striking NFL Films backdrop or the cover of an Engelbert Humperdinck holiday album, the Patriots won a 36-7 l...

    Blog | December 13, 2010
  11. Video: Fitzpatrick heats up in fantasyland

    Tim Graham

    Chances are, you haven't seen many -- if any -- Buffalo Bills on your fantasy league's starting lineups. But ESPN fantasy guru Matthew Berry strongly advises picking up scalding-hot Buffalo Bills quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick, especially if you have T...

    Blog | October 27, 2010
  12. Something amiss with Randy Moss trade

    Tim Graham

    If New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick truly is a genius, then he had better have something up his hoodie we don't know about. Wednesday's trade makes little sense given the information we have at our disposal at the moment. The Patriots ...

    Blog | October 06, 2010
  13. Ty Law not ruling out return in 2010

    Tim Graham

    MIAMI -- Ty Law views his last NFL play as symbolic. The five-time Pro Bowl cornerback, playing for the Denver Broncos a season ago, intercepted Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Matt Cassel. Law claims he's at peace with football and is content t...

    Blog | October 04, 2010
  14. AFC East High Energy Player of the Week

    Tim Graham

    Tackles aren't a certified NFL stat. While they do track them on play-by-play transcripts within a given game, each coaching staff tallies up its team's tackles when it reviews game film. New England Patriots safety Patrick Chung unofficially reco...

    Blog | September 14, 2010
  15. Final Word: AFC East

    Tim Graham

    Five nuggets of knowledge about Week 1: Game plans will be an exercise in speculation. There's always a healthy dose of mystery heading into opening weekend. Teams withhold much of their playbooks throughout the preseason, creating wonder about ho...

    Blog | September 10, 2010
  16. More proof Jets aren't Revis-dependent

    Tim Graham

    Remember in September 2008 when Bill Belichick stood in front of reporters and, with a straight face, suggested the New England Patriots still could win without Tom Brady? Turns out he was correct. The Patriots went 11-5 with Matt Cassel, who hadn...

    Blog | August 13, 2010