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What's next for Cam Newton, Patriots? An inside look at New England's QB conundrum
Mar 02, 2021
The 2020 season didn't go as planned for Cam Newton or the Patriots, but could both parties benefit from running it back in 2021? Mike Giardi provides an inside look at New England's quarterback conundrum.
Lavonte David recalls Brady's NFC title postgame message: 'What the (expletive) you crying for?'
Feb 05, 2021
Lavonte David's eyes have seen a lot in Tampa Bay, and for his first eight seasons there, most of it wasn't good. Multiple head coaches, multiple coordinators, but just one winning season. But that all changed in March of this past year.
Patrick Mahomes is coming for Tom Brady's throne, but history shines on the G.O.A.T.
Feb 03, 2021
Tom Brady has lorded over the league for two decades, but Patrick Mahomes is coming for the throne. Are we about to witness a changing of the guard on Super Bowl Sunday? Mike Giardi says the G.O.A.T.'s pasture is riddled with failed challengers.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft surprises healthcare workers with Super Bowl trips
Feb 02, 2021
The New England Patriots procured 76 tickets to Sunday's Super Bowl between the Buccaneers and Chiefs and handed them out to New England healthcare workers as a thank you for "putting your lives on the line," Robert Kraft told them.
NFL Super Wild Card Weekend: Will Titans continue to dominate Ravens in red zone?
Jan 07, 2021
The Titans have had Lamar Jackson and the Ravens' number in the red zone during their two most recent meetings. Mike Giardi explores the key to Tennessee's success, and Baltimore's plan to break out of the funk.
New England Patriots enter offseason shrouded in questions, particularly at quarterback
Jan 06, 2021
For the first time in 12 years, the New England Patriots' season is over before the playoffs. Mike Giardi says Bill Belichick's team is hitting the offseason with questions everywhere, particularly at the game's most important position.
Footwork key in N'Keal Harry's plan to play faster for Patriots
May 27, 2020
After a disappointing first season with the Patriots, what is N'Keal Harry doing to jumpstart his career? Mike Giardi catches up with the man who might have the answer to unlocking the former first-round pick's potential.
RB AJ Dillon's path to NFL driven by mother's endless support
Apr 14, 2020
When AJ Dillon was a child, he and his mother mapped out the path to his NFL dream. Now, it's on the verge of being a reality. Mike Giardi details the Boston College running back's determination and the relationship that helped get him here.
Tom Brady, Patriots receivers struggling to get on same page
Dec 02, 2019
The New England Patriots' passing attack has been in a rut for several weeks, with Tom Brady and his receivers seemingly not on the same page. Mike Giardi highlights several communication breakdowns between the QB and his pass catchers from Sunday night's loss to the Houston Texans.
New England Patriots' defense stifling opponents at historic rate
Oct 07, 2019
Is this the most dominant Patriots defense in memory? Mike Giardi explores the unit's staggering success five games into the 2019 season, and it's easy to see where Tom Brady's coming from when he says, "It is really spectacular to watch from the sideline."
Dante Scarnecchia's enduring brilliance integral to Pats dynasty
Aug 30, 2019
Bill Belichick and Tom Brady are the headliners of New England's dynastic run, but another man has played an integral role in the franchise's Super Bowl splurge. Mike Giardi profiles the Patriots' O-line whisperer, Dante Scarnecchia.
Patriots' Jakobi Meyers leaving undrafted label in the dust
Aug 23, 2019
Not a single NFL team wanted to use a draft pick on Jakobi Meyers in April -- and now he's turning heads as a rookie with the New England Patriots. Mike Giardi dives into why the receiver went undrafted, his relationship with Tom Brady and more.
NFL's CB1? Patriots' Stephon Gilmore lets his play do the talking
Jan 30, 2019
You'll see the Patriots' Stephon Gilmore making plays on Sunday, but you probably won't see him showing off or talking trash -- he tells Mike Giardi he's too afraid that would take him away from the play that's put him in the conversation for the NFL's CB1.