Patriots: McMillan and McGrone Could Help Patriots in 2022

January 20, 2022

One word describes the Patriots biggest deficiency against the Bills in their Wild Card game loss: speed. The Patriots do not have enough team speed and one group stood out as slower than the rest: the linebackers. For the Patriots to get back to being Super Bowl contenders, they need to upgrade several position groups and linebacker is at or near the top of that list. However, New England has…

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Patriots: Bills systematically dismantle the Patriots in impressive win

January 16, 2022

The Patriots got smashed in their Wild Card playoff game against the Bills on Saturday night, losing 47-17. Almost nothing went right for New England and although the Patriots had a good season and took a step forward in their rebuild, they are not on the level of the Bills and that showed on Saturday night. The Bills were faster and executed better than the Patriots from start to finish….

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Patriots Continue Troubling Trend of Beating Themselves

January 10, 2022

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The Patriots dropped their season finale to the Miami Dolphins, 33-24, on Sunday to finish the regular season 10-7. Next up for the Patriots is a Wild Card Round playoff matchup with the Bills in Buffalo. Before they get there, the Patriots will have to try to break a bad habit of self-inflicted wounds in their losses. In the Patriots ten wins, they have generally played well…

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Patriots: Patriots Did What Good Teams Do

January 3, 2022

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports The Patriots demolished the Jaguars, 50-10, on Sunday to improve their record to 10-6 and clinch a playoff spot. The Jaguars are one of the worst teams in the NFL and the Patriots did exactly what they were supposed to do; dominate for 60 minutes. There are several things that make a football team good and a there is a big difference between good and…

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Patriots: 3 Ways to Get Mac Jones Back on Track

December 28, 2021

Image courtesy of USA Today Sports Since coming out of the bye week the Patriots have struggled. Mac Jones has had as difficult two week stretch as anyone, having a poor first three quarters against the Colts and following that with a subpar game against the Bills in which he never looked comfortable and was constantly bailing out and throwing off his back foot. If the Patriots are going to…

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Patriots: The Patriots defense is sorely missing Jonathan Jones

December 28, 2021

The Patriots have suffered through a two-game losing streak since entering their bye week after winning seven straight. The causes of the losses have been multiple, from inconsistent offensive line play to busted coverages and over-pursuit on run plays defensively. Against the Bills on Sunday, New England was outplayed by Buffalo and Josh Allen made several terrific throws to propel his team to victory. One player that the Patriots are…

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Patriots: Patriots Special Teams Mistakes Piling Up

December 21, 2021

Photo by Justin Casterline/Getty Images Throughout Bill Belichick’s tenure as Head Coach of the Patriots, his teams have consistently fielded one of the best special teams units in the NFL. New England has invested in special teams more than most other franchises and prided themselves in executing in those situations that can often flip games. This season, however, the Patriots special teams have made several high profile and costly mistakes….

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Recruiting: What I look for as a coach in recruits

December 16, 2021

In college football the margin between winning and losing is often miniscule. Many games are won and lost based on a handful of plays. However, those games are not won just on Saturdays, but in the months and years prior as programs recruit to close the gap with teams above them and extend the gap of teams behind them. Those 4-5 plays in a game could be years in the…

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Patriots: Offensive line has their hands full with the Colts

December 14, 2021

Image courtesy of Colts.com The Patriots were on their bye during Week 14, but managed to continue their good fortunes when both the Ravens and Bills suffered losses. As things stand, the Patriots will be guaranteed the AFC East Crown if they finish the year 3-1 and may get the top seed depending on how Kansas City plays to close out the season. That quest will start this Saturday night…

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Patriots: Patriots Turn Back the Clock in Win Over Bills

December 7, 2021

In a matchup for first place in the AFC East on Monday night, the Patriots traveled back in time to defeat the Bills 14-10. The game was controlled by the weather, with consistent winds at 25-30 mph and gusts over 45 mph throughout the game. As a result, New England only called three passing plays the entire game, gaining just 19 yards through the air. The Patriots ran the ball…

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