Author: @ALykins32

Brady Breaking Records: 2018 Edition

In what is becoming one of my favorite training camp rituals, I am checking out what records the New England Patriots quarterbacking legend, Tom Brady can break in the upcoming season. And let me tell you they are dwindling fast. It is refreshing to take a moment and look at all he has accomplished and the few things he has yet to do in order to prepare myself for those inevitable “Tom Brady is not the greatest quarterback ever” arguments I’ll find myself in.   While he won’t break some of Favre’s more dubious records like most interceptions thrown...

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Your 2018 Patriots Predictions

The 53-man roster prediction is a masochistic exercise. You can spend hours poring over the charts, historical position numbers, contracts and cap hits. In the end Bill Belichick will do what he feels will help the 2018 Patriots the best to win football games. Stop me if you’ve heard that one. Without any further delay, and before anyone else gets cut, I’ve went position by position and given a short explanation of my thought process. Quarterback Tom Brady, Brian Hoyer, Danny Etling (PS) Cuts: None This is the easiest position group to project. The Patriots will want to keep Etling in...

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1st Ever BSE Podcast

Anthony, Zack and Justin discuss the Red Sox at the break and the Celtics Offseason News.

First Ever BSE Podcast (@alykins32)

Boston Sports Extra has a Podcast! Get all your Boston sports news. That’s right, get your Red Sox, Celtics, Patriots, Bruins, and Revolutions news and information, now in podcast form. On this Episode Anthony, Zack, and Justin get in deep about where the Red Sox stand at the break and where they can and should move forward from here. And a bonus! Get into the latest Celtics news and what it means for all the pieces that Danny Ainge and Brad Stevens has available. Get it right here for all your unbiased news of your favorite teams.   Download...

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Eye of the Tiger: Part 2 of Patriots Training Camp

This is Part 2 of the 10 Patriots with the most to prove heading into training camp. To read the first five Patriots visit Part 1. Who’s got the eye of the tiger? The thrill of the fight… Heading into the 2018 training camp for the New England Patriots, there are 90 hungry young men vying for 53 roster spots. Who wants it most? Which player will fight off challengers for a roster spot? Training camp is the place to find answers to these questions. The quest for a sixth championship begins with the start of the regular season. There...

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Ten Patriots That Need to Have the Eye of the Tiger: Part 1

Who’s got the eye of the tiger? The thrill of the fight…   Heading into the 2018 training camp for the New England Patriots, there are 90 hungry men vying for 53 roster spots. Who wants it? Who has what it takes? Training camp is the place for answers to these questions. The Patriots’ quest for a sixth championship begins with the start of the regular season. In the first part of this series we take a pre-training camp look at which Patriots have the most to prove. We’ll take go deep into each position’s depth, contract details, and...

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Trent Brown: Who Is This Guy?

The Belichick strikes again! The chicken littles came out when in force when Nate Solder left the Patriots in free agency. “How could they let him go”, and “No one on the team can replace him.” Sprinkle in a couple “You gotta protect Tom Brady!” His Plan So what does he do? Does he overpay for some of the other departing free agents in a panic? Does he sign marginal free agents in hopes that they stick? No, he waits. And he waits. Then when the moment and the situation is right, he strikes! Selecting Isaiah Wynn to join...

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Reliving Randy Moss’ Patriots Career

It’s been years since Bill Belichick has been able to call a team and give a low ball offer and get a ready-made star in return. Now, when an executive takes a call from the Patriots and get “I’ll take this guy off your hands for a mere….”, they should immediately hang up and spend the rest of the day figuring out what the hell they are doing wrong. And the trade that was the beginning of the end was the fleecing if the Oakland Raiders in the acquisition of Randy Moss for a fourth-round pick. But what if...

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Lesson Plan for Sony Michel

The Patriots shocked everyone when they selected UG bulldog Sony Michel running back in the first round. But you don’t let your lead running back leave in free agency without a backup plan. Nearly 900 yards on the ground, and another 200 in the air. Dion Lewis was an atypical lead back. His cutting style and small frame powering through the line of scrimmage. What’s more is that he played the part well. In the 2017 season he looked like a lead back. This production was bittersweet when he signed a free agent contract with the Tennessee Titans. Replacing...

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Contract Dispute with Gronk

The Problem Is there a contract dispute brewing on the fields of Foxboro? After the eruptions following mini camp from Reddit “journalists” and other media members who should know better, the alarms have calmed down to their natural levels of halfway to panic. Reports out of Patriot Place say that while the team and their star tight end, Rob Gronkowski, work towards a contract extension, nothing is imminent. This is not surprising. The Patriots move very slowly with these high-visibility negotiations. Couple that with Gronk’s extensive injury history and multiple years left on his deal and you have the...

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Jacob Hollister’s Opportunity

“That’s where a lot of players, I’d say almost all players make a big jump—whether that is reflective in their status on the field, that’s another question. But just from a development as a football player, that second year is a big year. It’s a great opportunity for them to take that first-year knowledge that they don’t have as a rookie and be able to apply it in their job now.” Bill Belichick.   The head coach of the New England Patriots often stresses the importance of making sure that a player is constantly progressing in his skill set...

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51 Super Bowls in 51 Days

For all the fans excited about @spot_bills running series on all 51 Super Bowls, here is the full list of all the articles published so far. Relive your favorite Big Games or discover new ones. Be sure to comment and chat with our authors and fans. 51 Super Bowls in 51 Days – Super Bowl I 51 Super Bowls in 51 Days – Super Bowl II 51 Super Bowls in 51 Days – Super Bowl III 51 Super Bowls in 51 Days – Super Bowl IV 51 Super Bowls in 51 Days – Super Bowl V 51 Super Bowls...

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BSE Week in Review

Hey Boston Sports Extra Fans! The writing crew came through this week and worked off the post-Thanksgiving pounds, so you didn’t have to. There are many new original articles by our fantastic writers. Support and spread this Week in Review around and comment on the articles. @PatriotExtra News Five Forgotten Classics of Bills-Patriots Rivalry Why Brady Is Better Than Eli — Period Will Garoppolo Return to the New England Patriots? Patriots Fans Have Nothing to Worry About During the Last Month of the Season Jardine’s Means : How We Will Beat the Bills What’s up with Mike Gillislee? @CelticsExtra...

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BSE Week in Review

Welcome to a special Turkey Bowl edition of the Week in Review. While all enjoyed a few extra days with our families and our sports teams, the BSE family was working on fantastic articles for your enjoyment. Take another look and support our special writers. Thanksgiving Specials News The Celtics’ Reign is About to Begin Patriots News Week 11 Winners and Losers Is This the End of the Legion of Boom? Marquis Flowers is Blooming into Patriots’ Injured Linebacker Corps Bruins News Bruins Defense in Their Own Zone Needs to Improve Quickly Bruins Slowly Getting Healthy Anton Khudobin Is...

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BSE Week in Review

Read through the articles that our talented writers have put together as we go back and review the Boston sports week and elsewhere. Also included are what other sport fans are saying about our articles, join in and be heard!! @PatriotsExtra News WEEK 11: KEY MATCH-UPS AND SCORE PREDICTIONS A Super Bowl XXXIX Rematch It’s a shame that the Eagles are going to LOSE AGAIN to the Patriots in the Superbowl. — David (@junfan62) November 17, 2017 Week 10 Winners and Losers The Commish on the Ropes @CelticsExtra News What Can We Take Away from the Celtics’ Win over...

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A Big Impact

Which trade has made a bigger impact to the New England Patriots this season? The blockbuster trade that sent the scrappy, young Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for a speedster in Phillip Dorsett? Or giving the Detroit Lions a 2019 sixth round pick for special teamer and secondary depth player Johnson Bademosi? Midseason returns would indicate that the home run of those trades is for Bademosi. Injuries to Gilmore and Rowe were decimating the Patriots secondary and Bademosi stepped in admirably. He has defended against quarterbacks Matt Ryan, Philip Rivers and Josh McCown. Bademosi has solidified...

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Andy’s Candor: Matchup of the Game!

  “If a defensive lineman sacks a quarterback in the forest does he make a sound?” The Patriots That’s how I feel about the state of the defensive line of the New England Patriots. In the opener against KC they had some positives. Flowers had a good stat line of two sacks, six hits and eight pressures, but that was it. We knew coming into this season that the between the new faces and lack of star power manufacturing pass rush was the order of the day. The youthful energy and solid secondary would produce the finished product. So far, the returns are unimpressive. Other members of the front seven barely cracked the stat sheet, and with the loss of Hightower, the game against the Saints has taken an ominous tone. The Saints But fear not Patriots Nation! If the state of our pass rushing sucks, then the offensive line of the Saints is downright deplorable! Heading out of training camp without LT Terron Armstead, they lost RT Zach Streif before two quarters of the 2017 season was over. This caused a normally explosive offense led by the prolific Drew Brees to fizzle and produce just 19 points. Including netting four field goals in the red zone. Why it’s Important This matchup is important for a multitude of reasons. Let the young guys get experience and confidence. Allow the...

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Patriot’s Scary Offense: A roster analysis Part 2

Now that the glory of the 2017 NFL season is upon us and the anticipation of training camp behind us, we can take stock of the roster as it heads into the early part of the year. The situation is very fluid and much of the bottom of the roster will be churned in an effort to repeat as Super Bowl Champions. The offense had quite a few surprises. How does it look for this season? How is it shaping up for the next two to three years? Read on and find out.   Quarterbacks   Tom Brady and...

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Chris Long: a True Patriot

Two men. Two men standing. Two men standing for our National Anthem. Two men standing for our National Anthem, One with a raised fist.  Another with his arm around his teammate. Standing Tall An image, and a powerful one at that. Wherever you land on the political spectrum you can see that Chris Long stands in a rare light. Many veterans on their third team in three years might be laying low, getting a feel for their new team and fellow players. Not Chris Long. Always an outspoken leader, even when playing in the relative obscurity of the St....

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My Proclamation: Blitz for Six!!

Are You Ready? It’s that time of year again! Summer is coming to a close. The days are getting shorter. Those mornings are getting a little chillier. Our thoughts start shifting from beaches and campfires to pumpkins and leaves. One thing we all have in common – our Patriots are the defending World Champions! After a season marred by the ridiculous and baseless suspension of Tom Terrific, the boys in blue rallied, put a foot on the gas pedal and never looked back. Through it all they displayed the perseverance, professionalism, and passion that we have loved from all...

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