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A Critical Perspective of the 2018 Offseason

-by Hugo Why does everyone hate Duke? As someone without a rooting interest in college basketball, I’ve long wondered. The most common answer – “because they’re Duke” – makes little sense at face value. Until you step back, and realize ...

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Tipping Pitches and the Patriots Defense

-by Hugo In the aftermath of the Super Bowl, in which the Patriots became the first team since 1960 to lose a game in which they never had to punt, there has been a lot of talk about Malcolm Butler. ...

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Don’t Try This At Home: Hand, Payne (Alabama)

-by Hugo Da’Shawn Hand, DL, Alabama 6’4”, 289 lbs, with the prototypical body of a strong-side defensive end. Was the #1 recruit in his high school class. PROS: Sets a hard edge. Bullies tight ends. Flashes ability to drive single ...

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Hugo’s Training Camp Observations (7/29)

-by Hugo (obviously) The crowds were massive. I’ve never seen it like that before. Nice day outside, with blustery winds that the coaches must love. There were some luminaries in attendance. Brad Stevens and Ernie Adams were on the field. ...

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NFL Season Previews: Miami

-by Hugo Miami Dolphins In the previous edition of this series, I suggested that the 2016 Buffalo Bills were better than you thought they were. The 10-6 Dolphins were at the other end of the spectrum. At 17th in points ...

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NFL Season Previews: Buffalo

-by Hugo Buffalo Bills Looking over the numbers, the Buffalo Bills weren’t the team you probably think they were in 2016. Their offense was middle-of-the-pack to good, ranking 11th in points and 16th in yards. Their defense was less effective, ...

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Draft recap: DE

-by Hugo Intro Before the draft, the present author posted a big board of edge defenders on this blog. With the draft in the books, it seems like a good opportunity to revisit the Patriots’ selections that were on this ...

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