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…

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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…

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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: 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: 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…

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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…

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Patriots: Defense no-shows in 33-21 loss to Buffalo, Pats drop to No. 6 seed in the AFC

December 26, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – A year ago at this time, the Patriots were playing for pride, and even that was iffy. A day after Christmas this season, the stakes could not have been higher at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. With the Bills visiting for a much-anticipated rematch of the Monday night hurricane game a few weeks ago, there was no Christmas spirit on the field, just pure hatred with the AFC East…

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Patriots: Hunter Henry has been the perfect Patriot so far

December 18, 2021

Photo: Carmen Mandato/Getty Images Hunter Henry might just be one of those perfect Patriots. The free agent tight end had high expectations heaped upon him by the fans coming into this season and rightfully so after New England jumped at the chance to sign him and Jonnu Smith very early on this spring. For the first few weeks once getting healthy his performance was underwhelming. Then, Henry suddenly became Mac…

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Patriots: Jones to Henry has a nice ring to it in the red zone

November 16, 2021

Image courtesy of yahoo.com It took tight end Hunter Henry a while to get acclimated to the Patriots offense but the free agent acquisition is finally starting to get comfortable in the system and it shows with how much he is producing of late. Henry has caught seven touchdown passes in the Patriots last seven games. He has emerged as Mac Jones go to guy in the red zone. Henry…

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Patriots: Patriots are starting to look like a legitimate contender in the AFC

November 15, 2021

Photo courtesy of Brian Fluharty-USA TODAY Sports The Patriots have won four in a row and yesterday’s demolition of the Cleveland Browns is proof that they are a legitimate playoff contender in the AFC. It might be a little too early to call them a Super Bowl contender but that could change in the coming weeks if they were to beat Atlanta, Tennessee and Buffalo. It took a while for…

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