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  1. Readers like Reed to Jets in AFC East mock

    Tim Graham

    With the 30th pick in the 2011 AFC East reader mock draft, the New York Jets select ... Brooks Reed, defensive end, Arizona. Readers came through with a flurry of suggestions that evolved into an interesting race. UCLA outside linebacker Akeem ...

    Blog | April 25, 2011
  2. 'The Brady 6' recounts tale of defiance

    Tim Graham

    If the Cleveland Browns could make the 183rd pick of the 2000 draft all over again, then I'm fairly certain when they wouldn't have taken Spergon Wynn. Fifteen picks later, the New England Patriots took a shot on Tom Brady. It happened to work out...

    Blog | April 06, 2011
  3. Lawsuit could taint Tom Brady's image

    Tim Graham

    How will New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady's involvement in suing the NFL impact his sterling image? Ian R. Rapoport examined that question Monday with an interesting piece for the Boston Herald. Brady is but one of 10 players involved...

    Blog | April 04, 2011
  4. Tom Brady aside, who merits OPOY love?

    Tim Graham

    The Associated Press will announce its 2010 offensive player of the year on Tuesday. Some might assume it's a foregone conclusion New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will win the award because he's virtually guaranteed to be named MVP on Su...

    Blog | February 01, 2011
  5. Tom Brady agrees to monster extension

    Tim Graham

    On a day when Tom Brady and the New England Patriots received a major scare, they have finalized terms on a four-year contract extension. BradyPeter King, attributing the information to Patriots owner Robert Kraft, first reported the deal for NBC ...

    Blog | September 09, 2010
  6. Combo scrimmages fit 18-game solution

    Tim Graham

    FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- With almost 160 players dotting two practice fields and multiple drills going on simultaneously, it was difficult to figure out what to watch at Tuesday morning's joint practice between the New England Patriots and New Orleans Sa...

    Blog | August 10, 2010
  7. How do you rate AFC East aerial attacks?

    Tim Graham

    SportsNation put together one of those cool, click-and-drag ranker doohickeys. This time, it wants you to rate the NFL's best passing attacks. Only 15 teams are available to choose from, but the AFC East gets plenty of love with three candidate...

    Blog | July 29, 2010
  8. First-half scoring: What's the difference?

    Tim Graham

    In his Sunday notes column, senior analyst Michael Lombardi made it a point to review an underappreciated statistic: first-half point differential. While the numbers rarely are quoted, the reasons why they're so important are pretty obviou...

    Blog | July 19, 2010
  9. Which quarterbacks qualify as elite?

    Tim Graham

    The concept of an "elite" quarterback can be vague and differs from person to person. My definition might not be as strict or liberal as yours. In a column for, senior writer John Clayton lays out 14 quarterbacks he deems elite, and th...

    Blog | June 16, 2010
  10. Patriots bring back old pal Patten

    Tim Graham

    The New England Patriots are bringing back an old friend in hopes he can rekindle some magic. PattenDavid Patten is on the Patriots' roster again. This clearly is a kick-the-tires signing. The Patriots have needs at receiver. Maybe Patten...

    Blog | February 24, 2010
  11. Video: Championship QBs to a science

    Tim Graham

    "Sports Science" host John Brenkus takes a look at whether certain genetic or geographic attributes play a role in determining a championship quarterback and then applies the data to forecast a winner in the Super Bowl on Sunday. Research shows ch...

    Blog | February 06, 2010
  12. Maybe a couple? An AFC East mea culpa

    Tim Graham

    AP Photo/Mike Groll If Rex Ryan's New York Jets score a win this Sunday, the AFC East will send two teams to the playoffs. Who knew? Welcome to the portion of the AFC East blog where I fall on my sword. Shame on me for not giving the division I ...

    Blog | December 30, 2009
  13. Former Bills coach does number on Pats

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- Buffalo Bills fans had to watch Monday night's game in the Superdome and wonder how in the world Gregg Williams was such a catastrophe as their head coach. Williams, the New Orleans Saints defensive coordinator, drew up a masterful ...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  14. Patriots show they're not among elite

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- The New England Patriots confirmed what few had been thinking before Monday night. They are not an elite NFL team. Not at this time. Maybe they can be again, but based on the way the New Orleans Saints pillaged them in the Superdome...

    Blog | December 01, 2009
  15. Rapid Reaction: Saints 38, Patriots 17

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- Not often can this be written: The New England Patriots were in over their heads. The New Orleans Saints bamboozled the Patriots in almost every phase Monday night and thrilled the Superdome crowd with a 38-17 slaughter to remain un...

    Blog | November 30, 2009
  16. Brady needs to buck second-half trend

    Tim Graham

    NEW ORLEANS -- Tom Brady will need to do something Monday night he hasn't been able to manage all season. The New England Patriots quarterback needs to conjure some second-half magic in hostile territory. The New Orleans Saints lead the Patriot...

    Blog | November 30, 2009