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…

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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: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 10 of training camp

August 8, 2022

Yikes. That’s the only way to describe practice No. 10 on Monday afternoon. There’s been quite a bit of chatter about how poorly the offense has looked, but Monday may have been rock bottom. It was ugly, but let’s get into some sights, sounds and thoughts from the two-hour session… -While Terrance Mitchell wasn’t the first guy out for the in-stadium practice last Friday, he was again on Monday, which…

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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 6 of training camp

August 2, 2022

Day two of padded practices was another good one for the defense, a struggle for the running game and while there were some more flashy catches from a few receivers, an inconsistent day for the offense yet again. -Terrance Mitchell made it six-for-six as the first guy out for practice. -Lonnie Paxton was on hand in the family/VIP area. He might be the only field goal/long snapper in NFL history…

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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…

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Patriots: After looking back on the Patriots rookie class, they have done solid building blocks.

January 27, 2022

This week Patriots’ rookies Mac Jones and Christian Barmore were named to the PFWA All-Rookie team, an honor that shows the foundation of the Patriots for the 2020s has some strong talent. The two were part of a rookie class that flashed both future potential and had current production. As the Patriots look to build a team that can contend with the Bills and Chiefs, they’ll need Barmore and Jones…

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Patriots: Are the Pats legitimate Super Bowl contenders? Here’s three reasons why the answer is yes and three reasons why the answer is no

December 9, 2021

Okay, so none of us thought the Patriots would be in this position back in August, right? Sure, once Mac beat out Cam for the starting job and it was clear he was going to be the guy moving forward, a lot of people believed he’d have what it takes to help lead this team to something better than the 7-9 finish a year ago. But, no one could have…

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Patriots: Patriots Thankful for Last Two Drafts

November 23, 2021

The New England Patriots are 7-4 and first place in the AFC East as we head into Thanksgiving. With each passing week, the team looks closer and closer to a true Super Bowl contender. With the toughest stretch of the season coming up, the Patriots and their fans have a lot to be thankful for. At the top of that list should be New England’s last two draft classes, which…

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Patriots: Week 11 preview and prediction

November 18, 2021

Photo via Blake Schuster Follow me on twitter @zcarey13 Patriots @ Falcons: November 18th, 2021. 8:20 PM Line: Patriots -6.5 The Patriots are rolling right now. After a dismantling of a good Cleveland Browns team, they take on a foe that they have some good memories with, the Atlanta Falcons. This is a primetime game for the Patriots who are looking to solidify their contender status in the AFC. Lets look…

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