Patriots sign tight end Mike Gesicki. Here is why it is a big pick up for them

March 17, 2023

Bill Belichick strikes again. After slow playing free agency and frustrating Patriots fans the first two days of the legal tampering window, Belichick has gone on a shopping spree and his latest purchase is former Dolphins tight end Mike Gesicki who signed a one year, $9 million dollar contract with the team. Gesicki caught 32 passes for 362 yards and 5 touchdowns last season. He has caught 18 touchdown passes…


Looking back on the Patriots free agent shopping spree of 2021

March 14, 2023

Bill Belichick went on an uncharacteristic shopping spree two years ago during the opening two days of free agency. He spent over $163 million in guaranteed money on several high profile free agents. It was the perfect storm. The NFL was still dealing with Covid, teams weren’t spending and the Patriots had an abundance of cap space. Coming off of a 7-9 season, Belichick wanted to turn things around quickly…


Patriots season ends in Buffalo for second straight year

January 8, 2023

Image courtesy of AP Photos Despite a valiant effort in difficult circumstances, the Patriots saw their season ended in Buffalo on Sunday for the second straight year. In a cauldron of raw emotion, New England fought through it, but fell 35-23 to the Bills in the season finale. With Pittsburgh beating Cleveland and Miami beating New York, it ended any hopes of the Patriots still getting into the tournament despite…


Patriots: Despite ugly start, Pats figure it out & get important win over Arizona

December 13, 2022

Image courtesy of Norm Hall/Getty Images Sport At this point, the Patriots will take victories however they can get them. The defense led the way and the offense showed some growth (at times) in a 27-13 win over an Arizona team that lost star QB Kyler Murray three plays into the game on Monday Night Football. At 7-6 and a week out in Arizona on the horizon before heading to…


Patriots: Zappe throws for over 300 yards in second career start as Pats hammer the Browns

October 16, 2022

Image courtesy of David Richard/AP Sunday was a tough afternoon for those that heavily critiqued Bill Belichick’s 2022 draft. Rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe thew for over 300 and two touchdowns in his second career start, while draft classmate Tyquan Thornton scored his first two career touchdowns – one receiving one rushing – and the Patriots cruised to a 38-15 win over the Browns. The defense also held the highly hyped…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 12 of training camp

August 15, 2022

With Carolina set to visit Tuesday and Wednesday for joint practices before a preseason game Friday night, the Pats weren’t in pads on Monday, but still got some things accomplished. Jumping right into the next installment of sights, sounds and thoughts… -I believe Brendan Schooler was first out today, not Terrance Mitchell. However, Coach Belichick and the assistant coaches were talking as players made their way out, so there’s a…


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…


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…


Patriots: Previewing the Tight Ends

July 29, 2022

Depth Chart: Hunter Henry, Jonnu Smith, Devin Asiasi, Dalton Keene, Matt Sokol Player to Watch: Jonnu Smith Breakdown: The Patriots made two massive tight end free agent signings in 2021, bringing in both Henry and Smith. Henry was a success, catching 50 passes for 603 yards and nine touchdowns. He was excellent in the scoring range, with 29 of his 75 targets coming in the red zone. The team could use a little more production from…


Patriots: 5 ways the Patriots could create extra cap space.

February 28, 2022

Teams around the league, specifically the New Orleans Saints and Green Bay Packers have been busy the past week moving money around in an effort to create cap space. Luckily, the Patriots are not in the same boat as those two teams. According to our good friend Miguel Benzan at @patscap, the Patriots currently have $4.896,056 in cap space. That is not a lot. The cap is expected to reach…