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Tom Brady relies on Gronkowski
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady relies quite heavily on tight end Rob Gronkowski, reports ESPN. It will help Brady tremendously if Gronkowski plays 16 games coming off last year's torn ACL.

Gronkowski played seven games last season. The report says Brady completed 64.1 percent of his passes in the games Gronkowski played and 57.6 percent in the others.

Brady also targeted Gronkowski 66 times during that period, 17 more than any other Patriot.

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QB coach working on Tom Brady's mechanics
by Larry Hartstein |

Tom Brady's private coach, Tom House, said he noticed several mechanical flaws in the veteran's performance last year.

"As he’s getting a little older you lose a little strength, you lose a little flexibility," House told the Boston Globe. "And what was happening was he was noticing that his accuracy and his long ball weren’t what they were three or four years ago. So we ran him through the computer, compared him to the models we have created for movement efficiency, and there were really, really small things that were causing his issues."

Brady was decent but not spectacular for the Patriots last year, completing 60.5 percent of his passes for 4,343 yards and 25 touchdowns with 11 interceptions.

"His front side was a little too rotational," House said. "He wasn’t maintaining his torque long enough.

"One of the things that we’ve learned about quarterbacking -- it’s not the length of the stride, it’s the timing of the stride. Tom is long and lanky," House said. "If Tom has an issue, he gets a little long. ... That’s one of the things that we focus on when we analyze Tom every year and we maintain during the season, is how quick does he get into the foot stride?"

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Tom Brady says he feels better than he did at 25
by Larry Hartstein |

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who has started 89 straight games, said he's feeling better at age 36 than he did at 25, reports Sports Illustrated.

"It’s hard to explain this to people, but the commitment I make, in terms of keeping my body in shape and my nutrition right, should make me healthy," he said. "I feel better today than when I was 25, and I know that’s hard for people to believe, but I do. I work at it. Basically, I work all offseason to prepare my body to not get hurt. I can’t help the team if I’m on the sidelines. I’ve got to be durable."

Brady ranked 13th in Fantasy scoring among quarterbacks last season.

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Patriots draft QB Jimmy Garoppolo
by Jamey Eisenberg | Senior Fantasy Writer

With the No. 62 pick in the NFL Draft, the Patriots selected quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo from Eastern Illinois.

Garoppolo will be No. 3 on the depth chart for the Patriots behind Tom Brady and Ryan Mallett. He could be the eventual replacement for Brady if Mallett isn't with the Patriots beyond 2014 when he's a free agent.

A four-year starter, Garoppolo ran a unique offense that combined an up-tempo approach with a pure read philosophy at Eastern Illinois. The end result was a slew of plays week after week -- and the stats to match. Garoppolo threw for 13,156 passing yards and 118 touchdowns over four seasons and impressively had just nine interceptions over 568 pass attempts.

He's considered a smart, big enough quarterback with a good arm and a very fast release, but questions about his experience playing in the FCS rather than the FBS cloud his future. The Patriots have time to find out with Brady not going anywhere any time soon.

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Tom Brady's lack of bombs not all his fault
by Larry Hartstein |

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was 22 of 75 last season on throws that traveled at least 20 yards, a horrific 29 percent. But claims Brady's receivers often let him down.

The website blames "receiver error" for 20 of those 53 misses, citing eight drops, seven wrong routes and "five other miscellaneous incidents that appeared to be the fault of the receiver." Wipe out those mistakes, the report said, and Brady's accuracy rate on deep throws climbs to a more respectable 40 percent.

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2001New England Patriots151441326463.928436.8891181241/21632686.5
2002New England Patriots161660137362.137646.2649281431/19037385.7
2003New England Patriots161652731760.236206.8782231232/21944885.9
2004New England Patriots161647428860.836927.7950281426/162521092.6
2005New England Patriots161653033463.041107.7571261426/18859992.3
2006New England Patriots161651631961.835296.8462241226/17546887.9
2007New England Patriots161657839868.948068.316950821/1285615117.2
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Defensive Stats
YearTeamGTotalTklAstSacksIntYdsAvgLgTDPass Def
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2001New England Patriots1533.000000.0000
2002New England Patriots1611.000000.0000
2003New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2004New England Patriots1622.000000.0000
2005New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2006New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2007New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2008New England Patriots100.000000.0000
2009New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2010New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2011New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
2012New England Patriots1622.000000.0000
2013New England Patriots1600.000000.0000
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YearTeamGFumLostFum ForcedOwn RecOpp RecYdsTot RecTD
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2001New England Patriots15123040040
2002New England Patriots16115050050
2003New England Patriots16135030030
2004New England Patriots1675010010
2005New England Patriots1643000000
2006New England Patriots16124010010
2007New England Patriots1664010010
2008New England Patriots100000000
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2010New England Patriots1631010010
2011New England Patriots1662030030
2012New England Patriots1620010010
2013New England Patriots1693050050
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