Patriots place Cole Strange on I.R

December 19, 2023

Cole Strange’s season is over after the Patriots announced they were placing the second year guard on injured reserve with a knee injury. Strange hurt his knee in Sunday’s 27-17 loss to the Chiefs. It is an unfortunate blow considering the fact that Strange had been playing well of late. Bill Belichick reiterated that fact when he met with the media on Monday.  “The more he’s been able to stay…


Young offensive lineman are front and center at Patriots Training Camp

August 1, 2023

The Patriots drafted Jake Andrews, Sidy Sow and Atonio Mafi in this past April’s draft with an eye to the future. Well, the future is now for them and second year offensive lineman Chasen Hines and Andrew Stueber. None of the young lineman were expected to get as many reps as they have thus far but this is life in the NFL. Training camp is a period of opportunity for…


Patriots place versatility above all else in drafting Andrews, Sow and Mafi

May 2, 2023

When it comes to offensive lineman, the Patriots value versatility more than any other franchise in the NFL. That is why they drafted three offensive lineman on Saturday who can play multiple positions. Versatility along the offensive line is extremely important in today’s NFL. Teams usually carry anywhere from seven to eight offensive lineman in a game. You need to have guys who can play multiple positions. Guards who can……


Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on OG Atonio Mafi

April 29, 2023

A former defensive tackle and rugby player, Mafi only played guard for one season at UCLA. He started 13 games last season and earned an invite to the East-West Shrine Bowl where he was coached by the Patriots staff. Here is my scouting report on Atonio Mafi. Atonio Mafi, OG, 6-2 329 UCLA Initial Quicks: Comes off the ball with good quickness for his size. Plays with good bend……