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Why Pepper Johnson left the Patriots for the same job as the Bills new Defensive Line Coach

Pepper Johnson does not hide his ambition to move up. And it’s been speculated in Boston that his move to Buffalo may be his attempt to set himself up for a defensive coordinator’s position in the NFL. Johnson says that would appeal to him..



Tannehill Outplayed by other QB’s from 2012 Draft

 Whether or not it’s Tannehill’s fault for lagging behind his peers in terms of success, one thing is for certain—Tannehill looks like the fifth-best quarterback of the 2012 NFL Draft class so far.




Patriots vs 49er’s Cheerleaders  on the
International Space Station

 This year, I’ve had the amazing opportunity of being a Science Cheerleader, which is an organization of women who are both professional cheerleaders and scientists. I am just two years away from receiving my Ph.D. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Boston College (having recently received my M.A. at Boston College and a Ed.M. from Harvard University),




Muhammad Wilkerson is eligible for a contract extension

 The 2011 collective bargaining agreement limited rookie contracts to four years, but gave teams an option for a fifth-year on first-round picks.  Since this is the first draft class to go through this process, agents and executives are curious to see how it all plays out. 



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