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  1. JDot

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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    Nice find. I enjoyed reading that.
     
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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    That's awesome.
     
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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    MacMullan's on fire this week. That's two great articles on fascinating subjects, while pretty much everyone else is pounding their laptops about one of two or three easy topics.
     
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    Agreed, she is on fire....

    Is Jakie not a Hall a fame B-Ball columnist?
     
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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    She's had a whole string of must-reads recently. And I suspect it's her skill that makes the subjects seem fresher...e.g. her Gronk profile a couple of weeks ago really stood out as painting a compelling picture of a fierce-goofy manchild.

    One thing that sets a lot of these pieces apart is just good old-fashioned REPORTING. Where so many lazy writers will just interview Gronkowski's dad or his college coach and write up the interview as an article, MacMullan gets both parents, the college coach, both high school coaches, and a smattering of teammates for good measure. That lets her craft a three-dimensional portrait from all of the different angles on the subject.
     
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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    I just hope jackie mac keeps this up and doesnt dredge out an article like she wrote on/with asante on superbowl sunday last time around...
     
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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    Using the grizzled veterans pays off again. BB makes mistakes like everyone else, but when he hits, we get great stories like this.
     
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    Incredible story. Helps explain how the Patriots survived with a 4th-string practice squad center while the Jets fell apart without their starter!
     
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    Re: Jackie Mac+Dante Scarnecchia=Gold

    Was that the "Samuel is money in the bank" article?

    Samuel is money in the bank - The Boston Globe

    (Pay wall) Going by memory and google, I pretty sure that was it.
     
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    Jackie MacMullen on Dante Scarnecchia..

    For a writer who supposedly hates BB and the Pats, another nice article about a major cog in the Patriots wheel. Some nice anecdotal comments from Wilfork, Mankins and Neal.

    Super Bowl 2012--Offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia always there for New England Patriots - ESPN Boston

     
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    Re: Jackie MacMullen on Dante Scarnecchia..

    Her other article, describing what it's like for the players to watch film with BB, is also a worthwhile read.
     
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    Re: Jackie MacMullen on Dante Scarnecchia..

    She's a good writer. Where does this "hates Belichick" stuff come from?
     
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    Re: Jackie MacMullen on Dante Scarnecchia..

    Not sure it surfaced last week on another thread, personally enjoy her columns..
     
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    I do remember her line before the 2nd jet game " Jets over Pats, these are dark days for Belichick and Brady with the patriots" or something like that...
     
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    That whole "Leave my players alone" attitude rang very familiar to me as I was in the military. I was not surprised when I looked up his bio to see that he's a former Marine SGT. I thought I might find a military background when I read that paragraph.

    That's exactly where that attitude comes from. Those are Dante's players and if BB or anyone has a problem with them, talk to Dante, otherwise leave them alone.

    It's a very military attitude and one I'm sure the lineman respect a lot as I've been on both sides of that attitude. That's just being a good "Sgt".
     
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    Without a good offensive line Brady would be just average or maybe a little bit above.
     
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    Hmmm No.
    Have you seen the line from 01-05?
     
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    Re: Jackie MacMullen on Dante Scarnecchia..

    Probably from this board having a shared insecurity complex where any article whose topic isn't about how great and perfect the Patriots are is deemed a hit piece.
     
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    To be fair she did have some not so nice things to say during the whole Mangini handshake nonsense. Can't remember exactly what. Not that it matters either way.
     
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