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…


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…


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…


Patriots: Is this season turning into a Bill Belichick masterpiece?

November 8, 2021

PHOTO: Bob Donnan – USA Today Sports Don’t look now, but the season that seemed destined for failure just a few weeks ago is suddenly looking more and more like one of Bill Belichick’s career masterpieces in the making. I believe 2001, 2007, 2011, 2014, 2016 and 2018 will stand as his best work given different circumstances in each of those seasons, but with a third straight win on Sunday,…


Patriots: Patriots win the old fashion way, with a solid running game and great defense

November 8, 2021

Photo courtesy of Jon Bazemore/AP If style points were important in football then the Patriots would have lost today. Today’s game in Carolina wasn’t pretty but the Patriots got the job done in a 24-6 win over the Panthers. The Patriots collectively rushed for 154 yards on 36 carries, their fifth straight game of over 100 yards rushing. Rookie Rhamondre Stevenson paced the rushing attack with 62 yards on 10…


Patriots: Win over the Chargers was a statement game for the defense and most importantly, for Bill Belichick

November 1, 2021

PHOTO: Kirby Lee-USA Today The Patriots didn’t just beat the Chargers 27-24 on Sunday, it was a much needed reminder that Bill Belichick is still pretty good at what he does. Sure, New England may have given up 369 yards of total offense to Justin Herbert and Los Angeles, but when it mattered most, it was Adrian Phillips – a free agent Bill brought in from that same Chargers team…


Patriots: What to watch for in the final preseason game vs. the New York Giants

August 29, 2021

Only 60 minutes stand between the Patriots and the end of the preseason. Mercifully. Sunday night’s preseason game against the Giants (6:30 p.m., WBZ) is the final tuneup before beginning preparation for the Miami Dolphins in arguably one of the most anticipated seasons in recent history. Roster spots are still on the line, the quarterback situation is still a complete mind-bleep, the cornerback questions without Gilmore remain plentiful and what…


Patriots: Belichick may have secured the steal of the NFL Draft in Christian Barmore

August 9, 2021

Photo by David Rosenblum/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Follow me on twitter @zcarey13 The New England Patriots had one of the most opportunistic sequences to start their 2021 NFL Draft that I have seen in a while. In the first round, sitting at pick 15, Mac Jones fell to New England who scooped him up quickly after staying put during Justin Fields‘ slide. Mac had one of the best college…


Patriots Training Camp : Defensive Line Preview

July 29, 2021

Images courtesy of Kathryn Riley/Getty Images In his heart of hearts, Bill Belichick is a 3-4 guy. When you look at his career, he has had the most success in a 30 front. Based on the composition of the Patriots defensive line, it is built like a 30 front. Belichick uncharacteristically spent a lot of money in free agency this off-season. One of the areas he spent a lot of…


Patriots: Ronnie Perkins and Christian Baramore sign

July 21, 2021

The Patriots signed the final two rookies in the draft class of 2021 when EDGE Ronnie Perkins and defensive tackle Christian Barmore signed their rookie contracts. Perkins, a third round pick out of Oklahoma signed a four year, $3.5 million dollar deal. Perkins will earn a signing bonus of $870,616 dollars. Barmore, a second round pick out of Alabama signed a four year, $8.5 million dollar deal with a $3.5…