Brian Cole

Brian Cole

ProFootball Free Lance Author at SportsTalkLine.com
Expert on all things Deflategate, and New England Patriots Free Lance Writer for SportsTalkLine.com

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  • Problems In Pittsburgh: Is Big Ben A Bad Leader? March 22, 2019
    Among all of the storylines throughout the 2018 season, one of the most compelling was the drama in Pittsburgh. The Steelers were in turmoil, with one of their stars sitting out, another in open rebellion, and clashes between the front office, coaching staff, quarterback, and the rest of the team. One of the oldest and […]
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  • Belichick Visits Georgia, Alabama For Prospect Pro Days March 21, 2019
    Bill Belichick is already back in midseason form after a relaxing beach vacation. He has spent the past few days bouncing around between the Georgia and Alabama University Pro Days, scouting some of the top talents in college football just a month before the NFL Draft. Georgia The Bulldogs have a number of talented players […]
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  • Jordy Nelson, Sterling Shepard Could Be Receiver Targets For New England March 20, 2019
    There’s no debate that the Patriots need to address the receiver position during this offseason. The talent level and depth at receiver are currently near the bottom of the league. As much as New England fans love Julian Edelman, the Super Bowl MVP can’t carry the Patriots and a 42-year-old Tom Brady through a season. […]
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  • Pats 2019 Offseason: Slow, But Not Entirely Surprising March 18, 2019
    Many have been quick to criticize the Super Bowl champions for jumping out to a rather slow start in the 2019 offseason. Some of this criticism is deserved. There are certainly some decisions that the Patriots will look back on and reconsider. The team could have tagged-and-traded defensive end, Trey Flowers, like the Chiefs did […]
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  • Patriots Options After The Day One Flurry Of Free Agent Signings March 14, 2019
    For many fans around the league, the tampering period and Day 1 of free agency have been a whirlwind of excitement. We have seen a ridiculous number of star players being traded to different markets. Free agents have been jumping ship in record numbers. The power dynamic in the league is shifting quickly, with teams […]
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  • What The Michael Bennett Trade And Trey Flowers Departure Mean For New England March 12, 2019
    By the time Wednesday rolls around, the Patriots defensive line will look significantly different than it has for the past few years. When the league year officially starts, New England will have traded for defensive end Michael Bennett, and let free agent edge player Trey Flowers leave for Detroit. Losing Flowers is not an ideal […]
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  • Lions Pounce On Free Agents With Multiple Day 1 Signings March 12, 2019
    After a disappointing first season, Matt Patricia is wasting no time turning his ship around. He and GM Bob Quinn had an extremely active opening to free agency, reaching verbal agreements with four different players when the legal tampering period opened up on Monday. – Former Patriot and Dolphin Danny Amendola signed with the Lions […]
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  • Pats Potential Offseason Additions: Tight Ends March 10, 2019
    One of the biggest questions for the future of the New England Patriots is at the tight end position. Future Hall-of-Famer Rob Gronkowski is mulling over retirement for the second offseason in a row. While it is likely that he returns in 2019, his time in Foxboro is rapidly coming to a close. His contract […]
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  • Pats Potential Offseason Additions: Wide Receiver March 8, 2019
    With three of their wide receivers set to hit free agency and one getting up in age, the Patriots are in desperate need of new pass catchers. While they are undoubtedly going to explore options through the draft, there are a number of options for them to explore before they get there. Whether by trade […]
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  • Patriots 2019 Offseason Needs March 8, 2019
    While Patriots fans are still basking in the glow of a sixth Super Bowl title, New England’s coaches and scouts are hard at work already, preparing for the 2019 NFL season. The Patriots will certainly have some holes to fill if they want to compete for another championship next year. New England has a number […]
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