Patriots: Grading the Patriots 2022 Draft Class Halfway Through the Season

November 7, 2022

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Patriots are 5-4 and enter their bye week after defeating the Colts 26-3 on Sunday. It has been an inconsistent season so far that has seen a lot of young players given a chance to contribute. With that in mind, here is a look at how all their 2022 draft picks have fared so far. Round 1: Guard Cole Strange, The University of Tennessee…


Patriots: Belichick confirms Jones will start Sunday, but won’t go further than that

October 27, 2022

The Patriots have their starting quarterback situation figured out. For now. After an odd day at Gillette on Wednesday where the Pats didn’t have a starting quarterback around 1 P.M., then did have a starting quarterback at about 4 P.M., Bill Belichick confirmed on Thursday morning that Mac Jones would be the starter against the Jets. “Mac took a full workload yesterday, I’d expect him to be fully available for…


Patriots: Interesting day at Gillette ends with Jones being named the starter against the Jets

October 26, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – A little bit before 1 P.M. on Wednesday, Bill Belichick stepped up to the podium in a crowded media workroom to begin talking about a big game against the Jets this week. Some would call it a must-win game. After opening up with his usual statement explaining different challenges the next opponent presents, the “main event” of sorts began as everyone knew the quarterback questions were coming. Belichick…


Patriots: Quarterback mess ultimately falls at the feet of Bill Belichick and he needs to fix it

October 25, 2022

The Patriots have a quarterback conundrum on their hands, one that they created. If the plan was indeed to play both quarterbacks last night, the plan failed. The Patriots should have never played Mac Jones last night. Especially if he wasn’t 100%. Why rush him back when your back up is playing as well as Bailey Zappe has? It makes zero sense. Jones struggled mightily on Monday night and capped…


Patriots Rewind: 7 Points on the Patriots 33-14 loss to the Bears

October 25, 2022

The Patriots were supposed to beat the Bears last night but that is hard to do when you don’t get off the bus and sleep walk your through the first quarter. Here are seven points on last night’s ugly loss. 1. No showed: Patriots didn’t show up last night. Plain and simple! They played well in the second quarter but they sleep walked through the first quarter and quit in…


Patriots: Bears dominate Pats in all three phases in ugly Monday night game

October 24, 2022

Image courtesy of New England Patriots FOXBOROUGH – From the time the power went out (twice) at Gillette Stadium early on Monday night, there was a strange feeling in the air that things would get weird when the Bears visited for a primetime matchup. Boy, did they ever. The Pats trailed by 10 early with Mac Jones starting. Jones was pulled for Bailey Zappe after just three series, and Zappe…


Patriots: The Patriots should start Bailey Zappe on Monday night

October 23, 2022

FOXBOROUGH- Both Bailey Zappe and Mac Jones were full participants at practice on Saturday. Jones has been cleared but is supposedly operating at 85-90%. If that is the case, the Patriots should start Zappe on Monday night against the Bears. Mac and Zappe both participating in pre practice drills. — New England Football Journal ® 🏈 (@newftbj) October 22, 2022 Zappe should start because he is fully healthy and…


Patriots: Zappe making quarterback decision much tougher than anticipated

October 19, 2022

(AP Photo/Steven Senne) Are you Team Zappe or Team Mac? It’s pretty stunning that we’re even at the point where there is a real discussion as to who the Patriots’ starting quarterback should be on Monday night, but Zappe’s play over the last two weeks and perhaps more importantly, the way he’s carrying himself, is making this a not-so-crazy conversation. In August, if you had told anyone that watches this…


Patriots: Zappe throws for over 300 yards in second career start as Pats hammer the Browns

October 16, 2022

Image courtesy of David Richard/AP Sunday was a tough afternoon for those that heavily critiqued Bill Belichick’s 2022 draft. Rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe thew for over 300 and two touchdowns in his second career start, while draft classmate Tyquan Thornton scored his first two career touchdowns – one receiving one rushing – and the Patriots cruised to a 38-15 win over the Browns. The defense also held the highly hyped…


Patriots: Patriots should stick with Mac Jones as their starting quarterback

October 12, 2022

One of the most entertaining stories in recent New England memory has been the play of Bailey Zappe the past two weeks. The third-string rookie came into the Patriots game at Lambeau Field after Brian Hoyer’s injury and almost led them to a win against the Packers. He followed that up by winning his first start against Detroit on Sunday. It has been fun, but before you call in sick…