Patriots: In Updated Patriots Offense, Pass Protection is the Biggest Area to Watch

August 7, 2022

Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Patriots have been “streamlining” their offense and focusing more on certain concepts, such as wide zone, and newer verbiage in 2022. With that, there will be growing pains that the team is betting on paying off in the long run. Thus far in training camp, the offense has been inconsistent. As the Patriots move forward, the most important area to watch will…

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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: Rookies will need to make an impact this season if the Patriots plan on contending

July 18, 2022

Patriots rookies report for the start of training camp tomorrow. The Patriots selected 10 rookies in April’s draft and will have several other rookies that come to training camp as undrafted free agents. After finishing 10-8 last season, expectations are once again high in New England. The fans expect a team that can contend for a Super Bowl but the reality is, the Patriots are not a Super Bowl contender…

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Patriots: 10 Thoughts on Mandatory Mini-Camp

June 10, 2022

Mandatory mini-camp is over after Bill Belichick cancelled yesterday’s practice. The next time we see the Patriots together as a team will be the end of next month in training camp. We got a pretty good look at what the 2022 Patriots will look like at this week’s mini-camp. Here are my observations. Cole Strange will make an immediate impact. He is athletic, smart, tough and plays with a chip…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds and thoughts from Day 2 of mandatory mini-camp

June 8, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – So much for the full day of rain. It turned out to be a beautiful day at Gillette for the second of three mandatory mini-camp sessions and once again, there was some positive signs in all three phases. Here’s what stood out throughout another lengthy two-hour practice on Wednesday… -Coach Belichick met with the media before practice donning a green Celtics hat and opened with a message: “Start…

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Patriots: 5 areas I am watching in this week’s mandatory mini-camp

June 7, 2022

The Patriots kick off three days of mandatory mini camp today. Mini camp is the last stop of the off-season in the NFL before training camp, which kicks off at the end of next month. The Patriots made plenty of moves this off-season between free agency and the draft so there will be plenty to watch for over the next three days. Here five areas I am focusing on. 1….

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from 2nd OTA practice

May 31, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots were back on the practice field in front of the media for the second time on Tuesday afternoon. With mandatory mini-camp set for next week (June 7-9) there were still some guys missing since this week is still voluntary. Bill Belichick spoke prior to practice too, here’s what stood out… -In total there were only 10 guys still missing, which is pretty damn good attendance for…

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Patriots Draft: Pats’ need for speed addressed head on during second night of the NFL Draft

April 30, 2022

Photo: @Patriots If there was one line or saying that could sum up the Patriots’ approach to the second night of the NFL Draft on Friday, it would be Ricky Bobby’s “I wanna go fast.” A night after Bill Belichick, Matt Groh, Matt Patricia and everyone else involved in the New England draft process frustrated fans by trading back in the first round and then selecting a guard, New England…

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Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on OG Cole Strange

April 29, 2022

The Patriots drafted guard Cole Strange with the 29th pick in the first round. Most had a late second, early third round grade on Strange. Not the Patriots apparently. He was the top player on their board at that spot. So what are the Patriots getting in Strange? Here’s out scouting report. Cole Strange, 6-4 307, Tennessee-Chattanooga Initial Quickness: Gets off the ball and gets inside on defenders. Beats defensive…

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Patriots: New England moves back, selects Strange with 29th pick on night one of the NFL Draft

April 29, 2022

Photo: @Patriots When game-changing names on defense like Jermaine Johnson, Devin Lloyd and Trent McDuffie were still sitting on the board as the Patriots’ pick approached during Round 1 of the 2022 NFL Draft on Thursday night, it looked like the Pats were about to get younger and faster on that side of the ball, making a lot of people very happy. As he usually does, Bill Belichick had other…

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