Brian Cole

Expert on all things Deflategate, and New England Patriots Writer for SportsTalkLine.com

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Patriots Week Three Preview: Detroit Lions

The Patriots have their first primetime matchup of the season this Sunday as they head to Detroit for a meeting with the team’s former defensive coordinator and current Lions head coach Matt Patricia. This is an important early season game for New England as they attempt to rebound after a tough loss to Jacksonville last …

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Patriots Sign Cyrus Jones

On Wednesday the Patriots signed their 2016 second round pick Cyrus Jones off of the Ravens practice squad. Jones was cut by the Patriots at the end of the preseason before ending up with Baltimore. Jones had a short and disappointing stint in New England. His first year consisted of inconsistent cornerback play and a …

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NFL 2018 AFC Week 2 Power Rankings

This entry is part 2 of 2 in the series 2018 AFC Power Rankings

The AFC Power Ranking will post weekly with regular ProFootballTalkLine.com analyst, authors, and pundits from your favorites team creating individual list that we then add together for the combined (and final) ranking. Below the chart, each contributor will list their reason(s) for the biggest move up or down their board from the previous week as …

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What The Josh Gordon Trade Means For The Patriots

The Patriots unsurprisingly surprised the entire league on Monday by trading for troubled Browns wide receiver Josh Gordon. New England sent Cleveland a 2019 Fifth Round Draft Pick in exchange for the former All-Pro wideout, with the condition that if Gordon is not active for at least 10 games this season then Cleveland will have …

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Patriots Suffer Dismal Loss In Jacksonville

After a relatively impressive season opener, the Patriots were a disappointment in week two as they fell flat on their faces in Jacksonville. They played poorly in all facets of the game on their way to a 31-20 loss at the hands of the Jaguars. A slow defense and an inefficient offense were critical factors …

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Patriots Week Two Preview: Jacksonville Jaguars

The Patriots are in for a serious test on Sunday as they travel to Jacksonville looking for their second win of the season. This rematch of the 2017 AFC Championship game is a tough early season matchup for both teams as they start their journey to return to the top of the AFC. The Jaguars …

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Patriots Pass Rush Trending Upwards

One of the most significant weaknesses of the 2017 Patriots was their lack of a serious pass rush. Throughout the course of the season, there was not a single game where New England’s defensive line seemed to have an upper hand against an opposing offensive line, with the most obvious example being the Super Bowl. …

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NFL 2018 AFC Week 1 Power Rankings

This entry is part 1 of 2 in the series 2018 AFC Power Rankings

Power Rankings vs Standings .. first week. This is our insight into how it all shakes out. The AFC Power Ranking will post weekly with regular ProFootballTalkLine.com analyst, authors, and pundits from your favorites team creating an individual list that we then add together for the combined (and final) ranking. Below the chart, each contributor …

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Patriots Sign Corey Coleman

After a workout earlier in the week, the Patriots are signing former first-round pick Corey Coleman. The wide receiver was drafted by the Browns out of Baylor in the 2016 NFL Draft. Cleveland traded him to Buffalo for a conditional seventh-round pick during this past offseason. He did not seem to impress the Bills, who …

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What Jeremy Hill’s Injury Means For New England

Just one week into the 2018 regular season, the Patriots endured a significant season-ending injury. In his first regular season game with New England, Jeremy Hill suffered a torn ACL, and will consequently miss the rest of this year. Early in the third quarter of Sunday’s game against the Texans, Rob Gronkowski fumbled the football …

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