Patriots: Offense shows up, but defense, special teams & mental miscues hurt Pats in Thanksgiving loss

November 25, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in a decade, the Patriots showed some surprising offensive firepower on Thursday night. Unfortunately, the two units that have carried the offense so far this season had arguably the worst game of the year in a 33-26 loss to the Vikings. This was a brutal loss for New England, there’s no need to sugarcoat it. Now at 6-5 and…

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Patriots: Zappe forced into first NFL game; Pats hang tough, but lose to Green Bay in overtime

October 2, 2022

Image courtesy of Mike Roemer/AP The 2022 season just keeps getting weirder. After a week of Brian Hoyer and endless backup quarterback talk, the veteran QB didn’t make it out of the first quarter when the Patriots traveled to Green Bay to face the Packers on Sunday. Hoyer was taken out of the game with a possible concussion after a big sack early on, thrusting rookie fourth round draft pick…

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Patriots: Devante Parker’s impact could make or break this season

August 19, 2022

By Mason Sousa It is super early and we haven’t seen him play a game yet in a Patriots uniform but Devante Parker is what N’Keal Harry was supposed to be. Not to rag on Harry again, Patriots fans have done that enough since the 1st Round wide receiver was selected in the 2018 NFL Draft, but seeing the big bodied receiver making plays in tight coverage down the sideline…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 13 of training camp (joint practice with Carolina edition)

August 16, 2022

The last 12 practices were interesting, but it truly felt like training camp for the first time on Tuesday morning when the Carolina Panthers joined the Patriots on the practice field for the first of two joint sessions. Chippy play, trash talking, a brawl and most importantly, some progress for the offense all unfolded in front of thousands of fans and dozens of media members, but there was a bunch…

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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: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 3 of training camp

July 29, 2022

If the first and second day of training camp for the Patriots was clearly 1-1 between the defense and offense, then Day 3 was more of a tossup. There was some good and bad from both units as things continue to progress towards the first padded practice on Monday. The Pats have one more practice this week on Saturday morning (9:30, open to the public) before the first day off…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 1 of training camp

July 27, 2022

Football is officially back. Fans began filing into the stands surrounding the Gillette Stadium practice fields at 8 A.M. on Wednesday ahead of the first training camp practice of the season. Players reported to camp on Tuesday, but Wednesday was the first time the 2022 team took the field in a true football setting. Here are sights, sounds and thoughts from the roughly hour-and-a-half session. -The man of the hour,…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from the first day of mandatory mini-camp

June 7, 2022

There was a slight first day of school vibe on the lower practice field behind Gillette Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Mandatory mini-camp began and aside from a few excused absences, just about everyone was in the house for the first of three straight practice days. There was definitely a bit more tempo to the near two-hour session compared to the optional OTA’s and we even got a small skirmish at…

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Patriots: Keeping an eye on three things heading into mandatory mini-camp Tuesday

June 6, 2022

After two open practices where almost everyone – but not everyone – was in attendance, the Patriots are set to begin three days of mandatory offseason mini-camp on Tuesday. For the first time, we should get at least a small taste of what the 2022 Patriots are going to look like. The entire defensive unit, the offensive line, quarterback Mac Jones, the receivers and the new staff should all benefit…

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Patriots: What stood out from new director of player personnel Matt Groh’s first meeting with the media on Friday?

April 15, 2022

Photo: New England Patriots On Friday afternoon, new Patriots director of player personnel Matt Groh met with the media virtually for about 25 minutes, answering a number of questions on a wide range of topics. With the NFL Draft just two weeks away and a successful draft imperative to the future of this team, Groh had a lot of interesting things to say. Here’s what stood out… Groh on what…

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