I cover the AFC East at Bleacher Report (here) and Boston.com/The Boston Globe (here), reporting the news and offering analysis on the New England Patriots, New York Jets, Buffalo Bills and Miami Dolphins.
There are more than a handful of incredibly important New England Patriots players who are headed for free agency in 2017. Arguably, the most important of that group is linebacker Jamie Collins. Entering his fourth year, Collins has made marked improvements each season in the NFL.
The New England Patriots have wrapped up spring practices and are in the early stages of a five-week break in action before training camp kicks off July 28. This offseason has not been short on stories for the Patriots, but not all of those stories have reached their conclusions.
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - As the summer heats up, so will the New England Patriots' training camp battles. A look at the roster reveals a handful of positions where the team will have to make some tough decisions over the next few months, and that goes for both the starting spots and the deeper battles.
@giantfan667 Right. I think measuring tackle greatness is one of the more difficult things. Is it about sacks? What about teams that don't pass a lot? How do you measure Hall of Fame worthiness at that position? By Pro Bowl/All Pro selections? Seems arbitrary. I just stay away from it.
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Selecting a term
Start searching tweets, articles from media outlets, articles mentioned in tweets, journalists'
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Companies or Topics (e.g. iPhone, Microsoft)
Phrases (e.g. "cloud computing") — use quotes to keep the terms together
Twitter handles (e.g. @username) — returns those who have mentioned or replied to
Names (e.g. "David Pogue")
Hashtags (e.g. #sxsw, #london2012)
Bio details (e.g. vegan, Olympics, father)
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Find results that mention multiple specified terms, use AND or
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