Patriots: Preseason game No. 2 against Carolina shows offense has a long way to go, but defense remains impressive

August 19, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – After any real football developments were overshadowed by multiple fights during joint practices earlier in the week, the Patriots and Panthers met one last time in a preseason matchup on Friday night at Gillette Stadium. While it’s tough to get much out of the starting offense and defense playing minimal snaps, one thing is clear: there’s a long way to go for the offense, even with a 20-10…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 13 of training camp (joint practice with Carolina edition)

August 16, 2022

The last 12 practices were interesting, but it truly felt like training camp for the first time on Tuesday morning when the Carolina Panthers joined the Patriots on the practice field for the first of two joint sessions. Chippy play, trash talking, a brawl and most importantly, some progress for the offense all unfolded in front of thousands of fans and dozens of media members, but there was a bunch…


Patriots: Heading into first preseason game, defense has plenty of confidence & might just be better than we thought

August 10, 2022

Yes, the offense has looked poor for the majority of training camp, but that’s because we may have severely underestimated this defense heading into training camp. After two weeks, it’s clear the offensive line still needs time to get communication down – David Andrews and Mac Jones said as much earlier this week – but part of the reason it’s looked so bad at times is because the defense is…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 5 of training camp

August 1, 2022

We finally got some real football on Monday morning. Ok, maybe not real in the sense of full speed, full contact, but the pads came on for the first time when the Patriots hit the field for the fifth practice of the summer. There was a heavy amount of running game work and there were no big hits or fisticuffs, but still plenty to sift through after what I’d call…


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….


Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on Anfernee Jennings, EDGE, Alabama

April 25, 2020

Jennings was the most mocked player in any of my daily Patriots mock drafts. He is a tremendous scheme fit. He is a defensive end/outside linebacker with size and bulk. At 6-2 256, Jennings is built as an on line outside linebacker but he can also play as a stack linebacker in certain fronts. Here is my scouting report on Jennings. Vs. Inside Run: Jennings is strong at the point…