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  1. Poll Friday: America's Team

    James Walker

    New York Jets cornerback Antonio Cromartie called the New England Patriots the new version of "America's Team" this week. Cromartie cited the Patriots' three Super Bowl titles as proof they are the most recent dynasty, earning New England the mythica...

    Blog | October 19, 2012
  2. Brees surpasses Brady in annual salary

    James Walker

    There is a new sheriff in town -- at least monetarily. New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees surpassed three-time Super Bowl champion Tom Brady in average annual salary with this week's new five-year, $100 million contract. Brees will average ...

    Blog | July 14, 2012
  3. Patriots lead charge in 'Year of Tight End'

    James Walker

    The 2011 season was the "Year of the Quarterback." Apparently, there is momentum to label 2012 the "Year of the Tight End." NFC West blogger Mike Sando did a nice job pointing out how much the impact at the position has grown. In 2010, for example...

    Blog | June 28, 2012
  4. Michael Lombardi on Jets, Dolphins

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS - Super Bowl XLVI is all about the New England Patriots when it comes to the AFC East. But we're not going to completely ignore the other three teams during the week. During Super Bowl media day we ran into Mike Lombardi of the NFL Ne...

    Blog | January 31, 2012
  5. Patriots not interested in past meetings

    James Walker

    INDIANAPOLIS -- The AFC champion New England Patriots made one thing clear in their first two days at Super Bowl XLVI: They have little interest in rehashing past meetings against the New York Giants. New England suffered recent losses to the Gian...

    Blog | January 30, 2012
  6. Who's the hotter team: Giants or Patriots?

    James Walker

    We have another interesting poll question in the AFC East blog. This week we ask who is the hotter team entering Super Bowl XLVI: the New York Giants or New England Patriots? The Patriots (15-3) have reeled off 10 straight victories. It is the sec...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  7. Tom Brady is third most powerful athlete

    James Walker

    A Super Bowl appearance isn't the only thing New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady currently has going for him. Bloomberg Businessweek did an in-depth ranking system of the most powerful athletes in 2012. Brady was right at the top. He ranked...

    Blog | January 26, 2012
  8. Patriots owner Kraft: 'I believe in this team'

    James Walker

    New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft has seen his share of football teams come and go. But the 2011-12 Patriots seems to be one of his favorite groups. Kraft has been very complimentary of this season's team, and not just because they are winni...

    Blog | January 24, 2012
  9. Poll: Who is the new Super Bowl favorite?

    James Walker

    Many thought the Green Bay Packers would run through the playoffs and win back-to-back championships after going 15-1 in the regular season. Those that didn't like Green Bay probably thought the New Orleans Saints had a good shot at winning it all. ...

    Blog | January 16, 2012
  10. Why Patriots are going to the Super Bowl

    James Walker

    "Here's an opening statement you can take to the bank: The New England Patriots will win the AFC East." -- AFC East blog, Nov. 11, 2011 Remember six weeks ago when I guaranteed the Patriots will win the AFC East? The statement sparked plenty of doub...

    Blog | December 21, 2011
  11. Tom Brady -- not Aaron Rodgers -- is MVP

    James Walker

    No. 12 deserves the NFL's Most Valuable Player award this season. But it's not who you think. Contrary to popular belief, Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers is not this year's MVP. That distinction, for the second straight year, should go...

    Blog | December 07, 2011
  12. QBR: '07 Brady better than '11 Rodgers

    James Walker

    There is a lot of discussion of whether Aaron Rodgers of the Green Bay Packers is having the best season ever for a quarterback. But according to the Total Quarterback Rating, Tom Brady was better in the 2007. Just barely. Through nine games, the ...

    Blog | November 16, 2011
  13. AFC East Power Rankings preview

    James Walker

    I'm one of five panelists representing ESPN.com in this year's Power Rankings. The next edition is coming soon now that the preseason is complete. Here is how I size up the AFC East leading into Week 1 of the regular season: New England Patriot...

    Blog | September 02, 2011
  14. Colt McCoy sharp in preseason debut

    James Walker

    CLEVELAND -- Browns second-year quarterback Colt McCoy got off to a fast start to his 2011 preseason. McCoy led Cleveland's first-team offense to two touchdown drives in the first half Saturday night against the defending champion Green Bay Packers. ...

    Blog | August 13, 2011
  15. Roethlisberger 'fine' with James Harrison

    James Walker

    According to former Pittsburgh Steeler and ESPN analyst Merril Hoge, Steelers quarterback Ben Roethlisberger spoke with teammate James Harrison this morning and is "fine" with the linebacker's recent comments. Here is the latest via ESPN's Adam Schef...

    Blog | July 13, 2011
  16. Poll: Can Hillis reverse 'Madden' curse?

    James Walker

    While fans of contending teams don't seem too bothered that their star player was knocked out of the "Madden NFL 12" cover tournament, Cleveland Browns fans are treating this offseason event like their Super Bowl. Browns running back Peyton Hillis...

    Blog | April 20, 2011