Patriots Time Machine

Patriots Time Machine

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Do you ever wish Twitter existed for the start of the Patriots dynasty? Enter Patriots Time Machine, a collaboration between the Patriots Hall of Fame presented by Raytheon and the New England Patriots, to bring the team archives back to the Internet. The Patriots Time Machine will chronicle the Patriots on Twitter, Instagram and right here on Patriots.com, posting transaction graphics, game photos, video recaps, press conference highlights, Patriots Football Weekly analysis, pop culture memes and everything you need to follow the 2001 Patriots, stadium construction and future seasons.

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Jones ready for the fight

After spending a pair of choices on tackles Adrian Klemm and Greg Robinson-Randall in his first draft, he picked tackles Matt Light and Kenyatta Jones this time around, and like last year, used second- and fourth-round picks to do it.
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Kicking to New England

The last time Owen Pochman kicked a ball in New England, he was named Most Valuable Player of the Nantucket men’s soccer league and contemplated a college career in that sport at either Washington — where he hails from — or Brown. 
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Williams brings spirit for the game that humbled him

The return of Brock Williams meant the return of Notre Dame as a prominent figure in the ranks of college football.
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Pats hope for late-round gem

Finding players at the tail end of the draft with the talent to compete at the professional level is difficult. But the Patriots may have found themselves just such a player in linebacker T.J. Turner out of Michigan State.
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Rookies learn football no longer a game

Despite not having enough players to properly run plays, the Patriots made it through rookie mini-camp April 27-28 feeling pretty good about what the newest players had to offer.
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Light used to protecting Drews

For the past three years, Matt Light protected a star quarterback named Drew. He hopes to do the same for the foreseeable future in New England.
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Seymour part of new foundation

Newest Patriots first-round draft choice Richard Seymour is no stranger to building. For years, a young Seymour spent his summers working as a brick mason for his father, Richard Sr., in 100-degree heat from 6 a.m. to 3 p.m.
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2001 NFL Mock Drafts

Our staff has compiled what the top 'experts' are predicting the Patriots will do in the first round of the 2001 NFL Draft where New England holds the 6th pick.
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Defensive tackles strongest in a decade

This year's defensive tackle class is the strongest position on that side of the ball and the best group of prospects at the position in more than a decade.
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Linebackers solid throughout 2001 draft

The linebacker position looks to be very solid throughout the 2001 draft, but is definitely not top heavy.
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Slim pickings at tight end

Todd Heap and Alge Crumpler are by far the class of this group, and the only two worth consideration in the 15-50 area overall.
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Deep running back class

There is no Jamal Lewis in the 2001 NFL Draft 2001 class, but it is a strong group in its own right and could supply as many as six or seven NFL featured runners.
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Hutchinson, Davis top impressive class of offensive lineman

The guard and center positions usually receive little attention at the top of the NFL Draft with most pro clubs focusing on the more demanding tackle position. This spring may see some changes in that philosophy because of a strong guard class in an above average group of offensive linemen.
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Bledsoe here to stay

It's been more than three weeks since Drew Bledsoe officially found out he would be the Patriots quarterback likely for the remainder of his career. While that news hardly came as a shock to the eight-year veteran, it was a welcome occurrence just the same.
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Bruschi's tireless efforts rewarded

From an effort standpoint, no one gives more or gets more out of his body every NFL Sunday than Patriots linebacker Tedy Bruschi.
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Pats bolster depth, if not excitement

As promised, the Patriots have not made a huge splash in the free agent market. Instead of splurging on one big name, New England added seven average-priced, need-assessing veterans to provide depth and competition when training camp arrives.
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Departures leave more holes to fill

Chris Slade's release last month sent a reality wave through the old guard on the roster. If Slade, an integral part of the 1996 Super Bowl team, can get his walking papers, so can most anyone else.
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Transcript: Drew Bledsoe Contract Extension Press Conference 3/7

Patriots quarterback Drew Bledsoe addresses the media following the announcement of signing a contract extension on March 7, 2001.
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Start of 2001 League Year brings hope

We look ahead to the start of the new 2001 league year.
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Can free agency cure ills?

In the Patriots situation, the chemistry and leadership a player can provide may be worth more than his overall talent.
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Eaton tops among Pats free agents

An alphabetical look at current Patriots who can become free agents.
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Underclassmen boost draft depth once again

The 2001 NFL Draft received its usual impact from this year's group of underclassmen who declared for the pro ranks. 
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Prospects shine at Senior Bowl

Every January the premier college senior football players journey to Mobile, Ala., for what is perhaps the most important all-star game of the postseason. 
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