Brian Cole

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

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NFL 2018 AFC Week 5 Power Rankings

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 will list their reason(s) for the biggest move up or down their board from the previous week …

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Patriots Injury Report Important In Short Week

The Patriots have a short week to prepare for the Colts as they welcome Indianapolis to Foxboro Thursday night for a primetime matchup. The short week makes the Patriots injury report more important than usual, as players who are placed on it have a shorter time to recover if they plan to play on Thursday …

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Surprise, Surprise, The Pats Aren’t Dead Yet

It’s been an extremely long and arduous two weeks in New England as Patriots fans have been on the brink of panic thanks to the team’s miserable performances in weeks two and three. Sunday’s game allowed Pats Nation to take a collective sigh of relief as the Patriots returned to true form in an absolute …

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Patriots Preview vs Miami Dolphins

The Patriots are in desperate need of a rebound week as they welcome the Miami Dolphins into Foxboro on Sunday in what is surprisingly an important early season AFC East matchup. Miami is entering week four as one of the last three undefeated teams, while the Patriots are on a two-game skid that saw them …

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The Problem, And Potential Solution, Of The NFL Franchise Tag

Throughout the past few years, NFL contracts have been under increasing scrutiny by players and fans as other professional leagues such as Major League Baseball and the National Basketball Association have been handing out massive guaranteed contracts to their players. The contracts that NFL players receive are not even remotely comparable, especially considering both the …

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NFL 2018 AFC Week 4 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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Did Patriots Whiff In First Round Of NFL Draft This Year?

It might seem crazy or pessimistic but based on the way the Patriots have played so far this season it is fair to begin to wonder whether the Patriots appropriately used their two first round picks in this past NFL Draft. They had many needs heading into the 2018 season and based on their miserable …

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Patriots Embarrassed By The Lions On Sunday Night

The Patriots played one of their worst games in recent memory as they were embarrassed by the Lions on Sunday night, losing 26-10 in Detroit. Their offense and defense were both horrendous in a performance that was abysmal from the standpoints of both play and effort. The team looked absurdly slow on defense, and their …

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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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