• The Patriots have made Kyle Dugger an offer
  • Patriots quarterback plan starting to come into focus
  • Thoughts on episodes 5 & 6 of ‘The Dynasty’
  • Recruiting Roundup: Walpole
  • 20 players to watch at the NFL Combine

The Patriots have made Kyle Dugger an offer

  According to sources, the Patriots have made free agent safety Kyle Dugger an offer. Earlier this week, Patriots Director of Scouting Eliot Wolf expressed an interest in retaining both Dugger and free agent offensive tackle Michael Onwenu. It appears the Patriots have taken the first step to trying to make that happen.  The Patriots drafted Dugger in the second round of the 2020 NFL Draft out of Lenoir-Rhyne University….

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Patriots quarterback plan starting to come into focus

The Athletic’s Jeff Howe reported on Thursday that the Patriots plan on taking a quarterback with the third overall pick, signing a veteran and that they will trade Mac Jones. Howe says the Patriots are focused on selecting a quarterback that they can build around.  “The Patriots really want to draft a quarterback with the No. 3 pick. The front office wrapped up its pre-free-agency meetings a week ago and……

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Thoughts on episodes 5 & 6 of ‘The Dynasty’

We continue our look at the Apple TV+ ‘The Dynasty’ documentary after eposes five and six dropped on Thursday. This will be much shorter than the outrageous 5,000 word breakdown I had for episodes three and four, but in fairness, that Spygate episode was pretty damn entertaining with some good stuff that we’d never seen or heard before. Anyways, here’s some thoughts while watching the most recent episodes… Episode 5…

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Recruiting Roundup: Walpole

Walpole had a season in 2023 worthy of its rich tradition. The Timberwolves made it to the D3 state title game and lost to Milton at Gillette Stadium. During the season, Walpole earned a win over Milton, and others over Milford, Weymouth, Mansfield, Wellesley, Braintree, Hingham, Shrewsbury, and Wachusett. Basically, if you’re telling the story of strong football programs in Massachusetts, you cannot leave out Walpole. Even despite losing some……

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20 players to watch at the NFL Combine

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots The on field workouts kick off this afternoon at the NFL Combine with defensive lineman and linebackers. They will be followed by defensive backs and tight ends on Friday, quarterbacks, wide receivers and running backs on Saturday and offensive lineman on Sunday.  The Patriots have multiple needs specifically at quarterback, offensive line, wide receiver and tight end. They also have a need at……

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Where are New England guys at the NFL Combine projected to go in the NFL Draft?

As NFL Combine workouts kick off Thursday with defensive linemen and linebackers going through drills, we thought it’d be a good idea to see where the nine players representing New England are projected to go in the NFL Draft. Below is the list of local FBS and FCS guys that are in Indianapolis. These projections are according to NFLDraftScout.com. Of course, all of these could change over the next two……

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Mayo clears the air on perceived bashing of Belichick among other things

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots Patriots Head Coach Jerod Mayo met with the media this morning in Indianapolis. He answered questions for roughly seven minutes. He opened up the media availability by addressing the perceived negativity regarding Bill Belichick. “Look, it’s going to be different,” Mayo said of what the team is building following Belichick’s 24-year run with the Patriots. “At the same time, I would say Bill…

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Latest NFLPA report card paints ugly picture in Foxborough

For the second straight year, Patriots players have let it be known just how bad things have gotten around Gillette Stadium. The latest NFLPA team report cards survey over 1,706 players in hopes of highlighting the best working environments or showing who needs help where. The Krafts take quite a hit here with the team ranking 29th overall. It’s the second NFLPA report card in as many years that has…

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The Packer Way worked in Green Bay and it could in New England as well

Patriots Director of Scouting Eliot Wolf met with the assembled media at the NFL Combine on Tuesday and touched on several topics. One of the things Wolf talked about was that there would be more of a collaborative approach regarding the draft process. Scouts and coaches will have a voice and the team will not necessarily draft for need. They would be open to drafting the best available player and they……

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UMass rejoining the MAC is what the program needed

On Monday we learned that UMass is rejoining the MAC or the Mid-American Conference. The Minutemen were Football members of the MAC from 2012-2015 and ten years later, they are back.  This time however, all sports with the exception of hockey will join the conference. They are staying in Hockey East. The news came as a surprise but was welcomed news for a football program that was sputtering along as……

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