Mike Gesicki will help solve Patriots’ Red Zone woes

May 24, 2023

Mike Gesicki spent the first five years of his career with the Miami Dolphins before signing with New England this spring. During his time in Miami, Gesicki emerged as one of the better pass-catching tight ends in the NFL. His best season, 2021, was a 73 catch, 780-yard outburst in which he scored twice. He averaged double digit yards per reception each of the last four seasons and became a…

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Thoughts On The Patriots 2023 Schedule

May 11, 2023

Image courtesy of Patriots.com The NFL released its schedule on Thursday night, and it sets up as a tough one for the Patriots. Some thoughts on New England’s 2023 slate: Brady Returns In A Tough Spot Tom Brady came back to Foxboro as a player in 2021, a 19-17 victory for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He will come back again in 2023, but this time to be celebrated as the…

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Post Draft Patriots Positional Breakdown

May 5, 2023

The draft is finally over. Here is a look at where the Patriots roster stands as they continue their offseason program and head into minicamp in June.  Quarterback Mac Jones, Bailey Zappe, Trace McSorley, Malik Cunningham In 2022, the most exciting thing about the Patriots quarterback room was Zappe Fever. Mac Jones was inconsistent; when he played well, such as the first half against the Vikings, he looked the player…

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Patriots Draft: Our Favorite Patriots Draft Pick

May 1, 2023

It is never easy picking a player you like the most in a draft class, but after discussing things as a group, we each made a case for our favorite player in this class. After debating this class, here is who we picked as our favorite Patriots draft pick from this group. Lyons: Christian Gonzalez, CB, Oregon, 17th overall The Patriots traded down from 14 to 17 in the first…

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Jets Adding Aaron Rodgers Is Bad News For Patriots        

April 25, 2023

It finally happened. On Monday, news broke that the Packers had traded Aaron Rodgers to the New York Jets. The traded included a pick swap in Thursday’s first round of the NFL Draft, a conditional second round pick next year (likely to be a first) and several other picks. For the Jets, it was the first solid answer they have had at quarterback since Brett Favre in 2008. For the…

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Lyons’ Patriots Mock Draft 3.0

April 24, 2023

Believe it or not, the NFL Draft begins on Thursday. This third, and final, mock draft represents a near best case scenario for the Patriots. If their board ends up looking like this at the conclusion of the draft on Saturday, they’ll be in great shape heading into the 2023 season.   Christian Gonzalez, CB- Oregon Gonzalez is the best corner in the draft and having him fall to 14th…

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As Patriots Begin Offseason Program, All Eyes Are On Bill O’Brien

April 17, 2023

The Patriots began their offseason program on Monday with players reporting to Gillette Stadium to begin two weeks of strength and conditioning and meetings before getting on the field as a team. There are many new faces after a disappointing 8-9 2022 season, but one stands alone with the most pressure on him: new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. Of everyone that was brought in this offseason, O’Brien has the potential…

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Lyons’ Mock Draft 2.0

April 11, 2023

Courtesy of Annie Kubiak, Onward State The NFL draft is just over two weeks away and it is time for the second mock draft. In the first mock draft, I traded down in the first round and got the Patriots some immediate help at tackle. In this mock, the Patriots still got that much need tackle help, but they got it after addressing another major need. Round 1: Joey Porter…

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Lyons’ Patriots Mock Draft 1.0

March 28, 2023

It’s that time of the year! Mock Draft season is fully underway; the NFL draft itself is in a month. The New England Patriots have several needs, most notably at offensive tackle, corner and wide receiver. With that in mind, here is my first mock draft: Traded down from 14 to 21 and picked up LAC 2024 first round pick Darnell Wright, OT- Tennessee DJ Turner, CB- Michigan Kayshon Boutte,…

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Lyons shares one thought about each Patriots signing

March 21, 2023

Up to this point, the Patriots have made 15 signings and re-signings since the NFL league year began last week. Some are obviously more important than others. Here is one sentence with the most important thing you need to know about each player.   Free Agents: Mike Gesicki, TE- Gesicki is a massive catch-radius target who will help the Patriots in the middle of the field and red zone. Chris…

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