Clint's Corner Archive

Clint's Corner Archive

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The source for back issues of Clint's Corner. Forget a trade? Were Clint's predictions correct? Here's every edition, verbatim.

March 19, 2008 - 3 years and almost 2 months later, a new Clint's Corner. Why so long? Read for yourself.
January 21, 2005 - It's abck to Pittsburgh for the AFC championship game, and the Patriots are favored this time, and Clint talks as to why
November 29, 2004 - Clint's back, and takes on the Patriots, Steelers and yes, the Red Sox
January 29, 2004 - Clint's preview of Super Bowl XXXVIII
January 14, 2004 - As the Patriots prepare to play the Colts for the AFC Championship, what does Clint know that the experts do not?
January 7, 2004 - The Patriots get past the bye and down to business hosting the Titans in the Divisional Playoffs
December 26, 2003 - The entire season means something right down to the end, especially with playoff positioning on the line
December 17, 2003 - In the national spotlight on ESPN, the Patriots have another must-win game to maintain AFC East superiority and a first-round bye in the playoffs
December 11, 2003 - Winning the AFC East title and being the first team to clinch a title is not enough for the '03 Patriots in their bid for their second Super Bowl
December 3, 2003 - Clint returns from hiatus to plot out the potential and likely course for the Pats for the remainder of the season
September 25, 2003 - Is the injury-plagued 2003 Patriots going into week 4 a different team that started the season? Clint assesses the situation.
September 17, 2003 - Can the 1-1 start for the Patriots in 2003 offer a glimpse of how the season will unfold?
September 5, 2003 - Lawyer to Buffalo and Clint predicts the 2003 season
May 5, 2003 - Clint grades the Patriots on their moves and picks in the 2003 NFL Draft
March 2, 2003 - Clint makes his predictions on the 2003 NFL Draft
December 27, 2002 - Do the Patriots have it in them to beat the Dolphins for the season closer?
December 18, 2002 - Sure, they didn't have to win against the Titans, but they could have at least shown up, and Clint looks at what impact this will have on their playoff chances
December 12, 2002 - With the hype around the QBs turning to focusing on the division rivalry, the Pats win over Buffalo sets the stage for a 3-game season
December 4, 2002 - Clint breaks down the '02 Pats playoff run, which starts and (hopefully won't) end at Gillette Stadium
November 20, 2002 - What does a 5-5 record mean to the Patriots? It depends if they play like they did last year or not
November 12, 2002 - Two weeks ago people thought the playoffs were out of the pictures for the '02 Patriots. How things have changed!
October 31, 2002 - You can dwell on the past or look ahead to the future opportunities, and Clint obviously chooses the later and explains why
October 16, 2002 - The bye week couldn't have been scheduled at a better time, and the Patriots will need this time to correct problems that must be overcome to succeed in 2002
October 9, 2002 - The Patriots are more in it than people may realize, especially after 2 consecutive losses
October 3, 2002 - So how bad is it really that the Pats get their first loss in the 2002 season after going undefeated for the past 11 months?
September 25, 2002 - What does the Pats close shave against the Chiefs really mean to the team in 2002? Clint makes his call and looks ahead to the total season schedule.
September 18, 2002 - Are the 2002 Patriots as good as their record indicates? Clint breaks it down, justifying the praise for the defending World Champions.
September 12, 2002 - The season opener was an awesome night, but still only one victory, as the Pats must look ahead to the Jets in Week 2
August 27, 2002 - Can they do it again? Clint answers some of the many questions surrounding the 2002 Patriots
July 1, 2002 - Clint catches up with the World Championship season in preparation for the 2002 campaign
February 12, 2002 - They won, Clint was there, and shares his emotions
January 29, 2002 - It's more than just to be in Super Bowl XXXVI for the Patriots and their fans, and Clint resonates those feelings
January 23, 2002 - Clint writes of the buzz surrounding the Patriots, the realities of the AFC Championship game, and reminisces on Foxboro Stadium
January 16, 2002 - A look at the first playoff game for the Pats against the Raiders, as well as looking ahead to future possible opponents
December 28, 2001 - As the Patriots prepare for the last game of the season and ultimately the playoffs, Clint breaks down who else to root for
December 19, 2001 - In the big scheme of things, a victory like it scored in Buffalo is still a victory, and another notch in the win column
December 3, 2001 - Following the come-from-behind against the Jets, Clint sizes up the influences on the rest of the season and how the Patriots could do
November 28, 2001 - Strong showings by Brady and the Patriots makes the talk of making the playoffs not unrealistic going into an away game with the Jets
November 20, 2001 - A lot happened in the week the Patriots went back to .500, from a blown call to a new starting QB announcement, and Clint tries to rationalize it all.
November 6, 2001 - Who would have thought the 2001 Patriots would be at .500 after their start? Clint assesses the season so far, and looks ahead
October 23, 2001 - Here come the new, electrified New England Patriots, and Clint breaks down the components of their success
October 10, 2001 - The Pats loss in Miami cast a bright light up the reality of their offense, no matter the quarterback, and looks who's back to help?!
October 4, 2001 - The Pats beating of the Colts, after two losses to open the season, may indicate we can't determine just yet how this Patriots team will be this year
September 28, 2001 - How will Bledsoe's injury impact the 0-2 Patriots, and a short look ahead to the season with Tom Brady at QB
September 19, 2001 - A poor start in Cincinnati has tones of the 2000 season, plus a look to how the 2001 schedule will unfold, including the first home game
August 29, 2001 - Clint makes his season predictions for 2001, from the roster to the final record
August 7, 2001 - Clint assesses the offseason trades and antics, and makes preliminary predictions on the last season in Foxboro Stadium
July 26, 2001 - Guest columnist Greg Moore gives his progress report on the 2001 Draft
April 12, 2001 - Guest columnist Scott McCandless prepares us for the NFL Draft by giving a first-hand account of the 2000 Draft in New York.
March 12, 2001 - It's deja vu to 1995 for the Patriots, and can they be as successful in their next season?
December 20, 2000 - The Pats made some great plays on the field to win in Buffalo, and some made bonehead plays off the field.
December 12, 2000 - Even though the playoffs are out of sight, why is it that the Patriots are performing under the teams that they are?
November 27, 2000 - The 2000 Patriots should play to win, not for draft picks, if they can do either.
November 13, 2000 - The 2000 Patriots season thus far can be summed up in one word - nauseating.
October 30, 2000 - Clint makes his mid-season assessment of the 2000 season
October 16, 2000 - Clint exposes of the reality of what the Patriots are, and how good Bledsoe is
October 10, 2000 - Back-to-back wins by the Patriots prove they have what the need to get out of the slump of their first 4 losses
October 4, 2000 - Though 1-4, the Patriots can still make a season worth watching all the way to the playoffs
September 25, 2000 - While Clint comes up with how to describe the Pats 0-4 start, here's some words from the past.
September 20, 2000 - There's still hope for the 2000 Patriots, and it starts with the away game in Miami
September 12, 2000 - An inability to score in the red zone doesn't help a weak offense in an away loss to the Jets.
September 5, 2000 - A weak offensive line and a resilient Drew Bledsoe kept the Pats in the game against the Bucs
August 13, 2000 - With three preseason games down, Clint makes his assessment on who'll make the cut for the Pats in 2000
April 20, 2000 - Clint assesses a busy offseason under new head coach Bill Belichick
January 8, 2000 - Yet another Tunagate has sprung, and Clint looks at how this impacts the next Pats head coach
December 29, 1999 - With the '99 season's fate sealed, Clint looks to who the next head coach will be
December 21, 1999 - It's been a while since the last time a Patriots performance like this year's has been seen
December 1, 1999 - With a 6-5 record, and coming off several key losses, the Patriots aren't dead yet!
November 24, 1999 - What the Pats need to do to keep playoff hopes alive - and analysis on 3rd down strategy
November 18, 1999 - Kaboom - Clint recovers (and thaws out) from the Monday Night loss to the Jets to figure out where the Pats are
November 6, 1999 - Clint takes the Pats' bye week to assess the AFC East
October 26, 1999 - The Patriots record so fat of 5-2 could have easily been 7-0, or 4-3
October 18, 1999 - The Offense was offensive, yet has the talent to win games like they should have the last two
October 5, 1999 - Don't be so quick to judge the Pats' 4-0 record - learn from recent history
September 21, 1999 - While it's great to start the season at 2-0, great starts are nothing new for the Pats in recent years
September 14, 1999 - There's more than hype to the Pats first season win against Tuna and the Jets
August 13, 1999 - A close-up look at the Pats in Training Camp, and attitudes
July 26, 1999 - What to expect from the 1999 Patriots, and their competitors in the AFC East
May 1, 1999 - Commending Kraft on sticking with the Bay State, and the state of the 1999 draft picks
March 15, 1999 - Looking back on 3 years of Clint's Corner, and ahead to the '99 NFL Draft
January 4, 1999 - Pete Carroll should remain the head coach of the New England Patriots
December 28, 1998 - How easy it is to blame a head coach who has brought a team to the playoffs two years in a row?
December 22, 1998 - A review of Zolak's and the team's heightened level by the 1998 Patriots Fan of the Year!
December 2, 1998 - Bad officiating all around gave both the Patriots and Bills opportunities to win, as the team from New England did
November 20, 1998 - This has nothing to do with sports or whether or not you care about the Patriots. This issue was a simple matter of economics.
November 16, 1998 - Depressing as the loss was in Buffalo, if the Pats can win they could vie for the AFC East title
November 9, 1998 - Mediocrity has settled into 60 Washington Street in Foxboro, but is there still hope?
November 1, 1998 - Pats win at Indy, but are in a no-win situation unless they get the big wins
October 20, 1998 - The Patriots cast their nets on themselves on Monday Night Football for Tuna Bowl III
October 6, 1998 - A win is a win, and we are winning against the right teams, and hopefully the Chiefs too?
September 28, 1998 - New Orleans proves itself more an opponent than Miami could be in Week 5
September 15, 1998 - A must-win against the Colts in Game 2
September 9, 1998 - When a loss isn't as bad as t appears, especially with bright points for a new season
August 30, 1998 - Clint makes his 1998 AFC predictions
July 30, 1998 - A close-up look at the 98 squad in training camp, and who will make the final cut
July 12, 1998 - Preparing for training camp, and a look at the AFC East
May 13, 1998 - A look at the Patriots Offense, and how the class of 1998 will fit in
April 20, 1998 - An early look at the '98 draft results
January 6, 1998 - Pittsburgh review, evaluation of season
December 28, 1997 - Miami down, Pittsurgh to come, and Neil O'Donnell needs to clean his ears
December 24, 1997 - The Patriots are the pro players in Miami
December 16, 1997 - New England slammes gets detoured by the Iron Curtain
December 10, 1997 - Another Florida odyssey for Clint reaps a greater reward in Jacksonville
December 3, 1997 - Is a win always a win, or a win with a warning?
November 19, 1997 - A Tampa bay odyssey for Clint and Mike becomes a shipwreck
November 13, 1997 - What a difference a week makes, and talking about the playoffs
November 5, 1997 - Taking into perspective a downward slump by the Pats
October 29, 1997 - Why Clint left early for the first time ever on Monday Night against the Packers
October 22, 1997 - The Pats were outplayed by a Jets team, not the aura of their former coach
October 9, 1997 - Coming off a tough loss against, Clint looks ahead to the rest of the season
September 27, 1997 - Clint has the Broncos on his mind - etched into his brain, every detail, and thinks it's time for them to pay!
September 17, 1997 - Victory in Tuna Bowl I, and continuing a winning season
September 9, 1997 - A good start of the '97 season for the Pats at 2-0
April 21, 1997 - Using the '97 draft picks, and getting first digs in on the Jets
April 20, 1997 - Details on the '97 draft picks, with Clint's analysis
February 24, 1997 - Looking back to the Super Bowl defeat, and the circus of Parcells' departure
January 22, 1997 - Clint speaks his mind on the Super Bowl ticket controversy
January 21, 1997 - Clint's thoughts on the Patriots going to the Super Bowl
January 7, 1997 - Fog Bowl recap, and a look at the AFC Championship Game!
December 29, 1996 - In-depth analysis on the Pats/Steelers playoff game
December 17, 1996 - A tough loss in Texas Stadium, and how this affects the playoff picture
December 4, 1996 - Colts creamed after Denver disaster
November 13, 1996 - Looking to the playoffs, using the facts
October 24, 1996 - But they beat the Colts, so why isn't anyone giving them credit?
October 17, 1996 - Pats blanketed by the Redskins, but some stars shine while others are hidden
October 9, 1996 - Pats go to Baltimore, Clint follows and talks about new stadiums
September 25, 1996 - Poor start, and looking ahead
September 11, 1996 - Tough schedule, roster moves
September 2, 1996 - Squished by the Fish, Looking ahead to Buffalo
August 27, 1996 - Last look into the '96 season
August 15, 1996 - How to watch the preseason games, and '95 draft review
August 1, 1996 - Clint's predictions for the 1996 NFL season
July 16, 1996 - Glenn's crash, and Parcells' contract
June 9, 1996 - Chris Slade, and roster preview
May 22, 1996 - Parcells, Glenn, and Keyshawn?!
May 8, 1996 - Hello draft picks, good-bye Harlow (and Parcells?)
March 27, 1996 - Coming and goingÂ… goodbye #59
March 20, 1996 - Off-season signings and rumors
March 13, 1996 - Clay, Jefferson signed, Collins back