Patriots Training Camp: Offensive line preview

August 1, 2021

The Patriots reshuffled their offensive line this off-season by trading for offensive tackle Trent Brown. Brown played in New England in 2019 before signing a free agent deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. The signing was a disaster and the Patriots were able to get Brown back for a 5th and 7th round pick in 2022. Brown can play either right or left tackle. He is a mauler in the…

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Patriots: Six players who could make the Patriots 53 man roster

July 30, 2021

Tight end Troy Fumagalli might be a revaluation to the local media but the talented tight end is a great scheme fit for the Patriots. Each year we try to identify players who could surprise and make the roster. When I look at the Patriots training camp roster, there are six names that come to mind if players who I think could make the team. Here are the six players…

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College: URI, UNH and Maine looking forward to a fall season filled with potential

July 29, 2021

After a shortened spring season that end prematurely for Maine, UNH and URI, there was a sense of renewed optimism for all three schools at CAA Media day on Tuesday. With training camps around the conference opening up next week, the head coaches for all three schools said they looked forward to the fall and playing a full season. The vibe was positive. No one echoed that sentiment more than…

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Patriots Training Camp : Defensive Line Preview

July 29, 2021

Images courtesy of Kathryn Riley/Getty Images In his heart of hearts, Bill Belichick is a 3-4 guy. When you look at his career, he has had the most success in a 30 front. Based on the composition of the Patriots defensive line, it is built like a 30 front. Belichick uncharacteristically spent a lot of money in free agency this off-season. One of the areas he spent a lot of…

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Patriots Training Camp: Linebacker Preview

July 29, 2021

The Patriots linebacking corp struggled last season thanks to free agent defections, opt outs and inexperience. Linebacker should be a strength of this team entering this season with the return of WILL linebacker and team leader Dont’a Hightower and SAM linebacker Kyle Van Noy. Hightower opted out last season due to COVID-19 but he’s returned in great shape and ready to assume his role as the leader of the defense….

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Patriots Training Camp: Defensive Back Preview

July 29, 2021

The Patriots have had one of the best secondaries in the NFL in recent years and this year should be no different. Provided Stephon Gilmore returns and stays in New England, the Patriots secondary will once again be amongst the best in the NFL. Losing Patrick Chung to retirement hurts because he is so versatile and can play in all three levels of the defense but Bill Belichick added Jalen…

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Patriots: Five reasons why the Patriots are Super Bowl contenders

July 28, 2021

After going 7-9 last season, you knew Patriots owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick weren’t going to sit idly by and let it happen again. They didn’t. The Patriots were the most active team in free agency committing over $100 million dollars in contracts to several free agents most notably EDGE Matthew Judon, tight ends Hunter Henry and Jonnu Smith and hybrid defensive back Jalen Mills. Belichick also addressed…

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Patriots: Seven veterans who could get cut by the end of training camp

July 27, 2021

The Patriots open training camp today but we are already looking to the end of August when final cuts have to be made. There could be some surprise names on the waiver wire come the end of this summer. With the addition of several high profile free agents, many of established veterans on the roster could find themselves on the bubble and possibly cut. Here are seven veterans that are…

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Patriots: 25 Days celebrating the 25th anniversary of the 1996 AFC Title

July 26, 2021

Only one week remains in our look back at the unexpected AFC title run in 1996, but before we discuss the Pittsburgh and Jacksonville games later this week, we’re going to take a step away from the AFC for a moment. Today, we look back at what the NFC landscape looked like following the 1996 regular season. Of course New England would eventually see Green Bay in the Super Bowl,…

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Patriots: Five areas to focus on as Patriots training camp opens

July 26, 2021

The Patriots open training camp this week but before camp officially opens here are five things we’ll be watching for in camp. 1. The quarterback competition:All eyes in camp will be the quarterback competition between Cam Newton and Mac Jones. Bill Belichick isn’t calling it a competition, but it is a competition. Jones will have plenty of opportunity to prove he can be the starting quarterback of this football team….

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