Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 11 of training camp

August 9, 2022

Baby steps. After a putrid practice for the offense on Monday, things looked a bit better on Tuesday. The team moved practice from 4 to noon in order to beat any thunderstorms, so the guys got the full dose of heat once again. This was a day where the staff seemed to want to slow things down a bit, coach more and ultimately get the running game going first and…

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Patriots: Seymour’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame important for preserving the dynasty’s rightful place in history

August 7, 2022

Photo: Georgia Bulldogs Richard Seymour officially went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon and his induction was critically important for maintaining New England’s place in football history. You would think that the HOF will be littered with Patriots the next decade or so after winning six titles since 2001, but that’s probably not going to be the case. Ty Law and now Seymour will probably be…

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Patriots: The Patriots have a coordinator conundrum on offense

August 6, 2022

By Mason Sousa, NEFJ Contributor There’s a brand new offense being implemented over at 1 Patriot Place. The offense that has been around the majority of the 21st century has taken its talents to Tampa where the 45 year old Tom Brady continues to do his thing and also to the desert in Vegas where Josh McDaniels takes another crack as a NFL Head Coach. It publicly seems to the…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 9 of training camp (Gillette Stadium practice edition)

August 5, 2022

For the first time in 2022, the Patriots played some football inside Gillette Stadium on Friday night. The annual season ticket holder and Foxborough resident practice drew a good crowd that almost filled the lower bowl. A rainbow came out after vicious thunderstorms just before the Patriots took the field, but it wasn’t a good omen as there’s still a lot to figure out about this team with inconsistency rearing…

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Patriots: Strange getting the hang of things in his first training camp

August 4, 2022

It’s a strange new world for the Patriots’ first round draft pick. Sorry, that was so lame, but I had to do it. Cole Strange spoke to the media following practice on Thursday afternoon and sounded like you’d expect a wet-behind-the-ears rookie to sound like. Luckily for him and other rookies in his position, football is a game after all and while most days in the Bill Belichick era have…

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Patriots: A focused and committed Christian Barmore is dominating in camp and that’s not good for his teammates or opponents

August 4, 2022

Second year defensive tackle Christian Barmore has been a force thus far in training camp. He has been virtually unblockable at times. Veterans and rookies alike are struggling to block him one on one and on double teams. Barmore has come into camp in good shape, something that was a point of emphasis for him. He dedicated himself this off-season and the work is paying off thus far. He is…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 8 of training camp

August 4, 2022

Jumping right into it today… -Eight practices, eight straight days being the first one out for Terrance Mitchell. Today may have been the longest period of time in-between Mitchell’s arrival and the next guy out, which was Jalen Mills followed by Malcolm Butler. -Practice got going a bit late today, but for a good reason. It was rookie “slip & slide day” with Matthew Slater manning the hose. A staff…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 7 of training camp

August 3, 2022

We’re officially a week into the 2022 season and few questions have been answered. Wednesday’s practice was probably the lightest one so far, with any drills or team periods being ran anywhere between 50-75% speed. Still, a few things stood out as we head towards the first preseason game a week from Thursday… -Seven for seven. Terrance Mitchell kept the clean sheet going for arrivals as he was the first…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 4 of training camp

July 30, 2022

The first week of training camp came to an end with one more practice on Saturday morning and it was another good day for the defense. Let’s just jump right into some sights, sounds and thoughts on the day and where things stand after four practices. -Not only was there a standing room only crowd in the bleachers and on the hill on Saturday, but there was even overflow “traffic”…

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Patriots: Tyquan Thornton getting adjusted to life in the NFL

July 29, 2022

When the Patriots drafted speedy wide receiver Tyquan Thornton in April, most people around here didn’t know much about him. The 40-time was really all people cared about, but once training camp started this week, fans expected to see this new fast car let loose out of the garage right away. That hasn’t been the case yet as Thornton has been pretty quiet while guys like DeVante Parker, Tre Nixon…

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