Patriots: Top 5 Moments of Gronk’s Career

June 22, 2022

Rob Gronkowski, the greatest Tight End in NFL history, announced his retirement (again) on Tuesday. Gronkowski ends his career with 621 receptions for 9,286 yards and 92 receiving touchdowns in addition to one rushing touchdown. He won four Super Bowls, three with the Patriots and one with the Buccaneers. In honor of his retirement, here are the top five moments of his career: 5. Super Bowl LII The Patriots lost…

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Patriots: Patriots Should Move Trent Brown to Left Tackle Permanently

June 9, 2022

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The biggest stories surrounding Patriots minicamp is how the coaching staff duties will be worked out and how much Mac Jones will progress in his second season. Both are critically important for the future of the franchise. However, one other major story surrounding the team is how Jones will be protected this year. With that in mind, Trent Brown moving to…

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Patriots: Lyons’ thoughts on the Patriots 2022 Schedule

May 17, 2022

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots The Patriots 2022 schedule is officially out. It is a 17-game slate that begins in Miami and ends at Buffalo. Here are some initial thoughts on the schedule: -Early season trip to Miami: The Patriots have historically struggled late in the season in Miami; this year they will get a chance to play the Dolphins early in the season in Florida. The heat…

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Patriots: Mack Wilson is a Wild Card for the Patriots Defense

May 6, 2022

The Patriots went against what many thought they would do on Draft Weekend and did not select a single linebacker in the NFL Draft. Despite it being a deep linebacker class, New England chose to address other areas of the roster. That says a lot about how they feel about their current linebacker depth chart. Though unproven, the Patriots are high on Cameron McGrone and are expecting a career resurgence…

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Patriots Draft: Jon Lyons Final Patriots Mock Draft

April 28, 2022

The NFL Draft is just over a week away and it’s one that could help the Patriots rebuild jump forward and transform them from a Wild Card playoff team to real contender. New England has acquired receiver DeVante Parker from Miami, which has shifted their draft priorities a bit. In round one, the pick is offensive tackle Bernhard Raimann. New England has a significant potential future need at tackle because…

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Patriots: What DeVante Parker Brings to New England

April 4, 2022

Over the weekend, the Patriots traded a third-round draft pick in the 2023 draft to the Miami Dolphins for a 2022 fifth-round pick and wide receiver DeVante Parker. If Parker stays healthy, this will end up being a great trade for the Patriots. In Parker, they are getting a big-bodied receiver that can win against man coverage and make contested catches. The sting of giving up a third-round pick will…

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Patriots: Lyons Mock Draft 2.0

April 1, 2022

The NFL Draft is now less than one month away. In this mock draft, things turned out quite differently than in my first mock draft. It came out balanced, with five selections on defense and four on offense. It also involved two trade downs. In the first round, I decided to stand pat and select Georgia defensive tackle Devonte Wyatt. The most famous defensive lineman from Georgia is Jordan Davis,…

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Patriots: Patriots need a 2022 rebound from Jonnu Smith

March 29, 2022

(AP Photo/Steven Senne) The Patriots have been mostly quiet during this offseason after making several big splashes to begin free agency last year. One of the theories behind this is that several players signed last year will make a second year “jump” and become larger contributors than they were in 2021. The player who most badly needs to make that jump is tight end Jonnu Smith and if he can,…

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Patriots Draft: Lyons Mock Draft 1.0

March 21, 2022

The NFL Draft is approaching fast, with the first round beginning on April 28th. The Patriots have several needs, both present and future that need to be addressed. In 2020 and 2021, the Patriots brought in several quality players via the draft. For the Patriots to take the next step in their rebuild, that trend will need to continue in 2022.  For this mock draft, I went with an early…

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Patriots Have Big Shoes To Fill With The Loss Of Shaq Mason

March 16, 2022

The Patriots traded starting right guard Shaq Mason to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for a fifth round draft pick in 2022, freeing up over $7 million in cap space while also losing one of the best interior offensive linemen in the NFL.  The cap savings is a nice benefit, but New England added a significant question to their offense. Mason, 28, was drafted by the Patriots in 2015 and was…

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