Brian Cole

Brian Cole

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

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  • Patriots Week Three Preview: Detroit Lions September 21, 2018
    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 September 20, 2018
    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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  • Patriots Suffer Dismal Loss In Jacksonville September 17, 2018
    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 September 14, 2018
    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 September 13, 2018
    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 September 12, 2018
    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 September 11, 2018
    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 September 11, 2018
    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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  • Patriots Survive Scare To Beat Texans For First Win Of The Season September 10, 2018
    They didn’t make it easy on themselves, but Tom Brady and the Patriots earned a victory in their 2018 season opener against the Texans. Houston made a late push to try to tie the game but the New England defense held and sealed a 27-20 win. The Patriots were certainly not perfect, but they did […]
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  • Patriots Week One Preview: Houston Texans September 8, 2018
    The Patriots welcome the Texans into Foxboro on Sunday for the 2018 regular season opener. It will be one of the best matchups of the opening weekend as two of the best teams in the AFC clash in their first game of the season. This matchup has been rather lopsided since the Texans entered the […]
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