Patriots: Team awards at the bye week

November 10, 2022

Image courtesy of NFL.com With no game to break down this weekend, we thought it might be fun to put a little twist on the “midseason awards” that always float around this time of year. As the Pats hit the bye week at 5-4, who is the team MVP on offense and defense? What about special teams? Who’s the Rookie of the Year and Coach of the Year at 1…

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Patriots: Grading the Patriots 2022 Draft Class Halfway Through the Season

November 7, 2022

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Patriots are 5-4 and enter their bye week after defeating the Colts 26-3 on Sunday. It has been an inconsistent season so far that has seen a lot of young players given a chance to contribute. With that in mind, here is a look at how all their 2022 draft picks have fared so far. Round 1: Guard Cole Strange, The University of Tennessee…

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Patriots: Pats defense shines; Zappe cool, calm & collected in first career start

October 9, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – A fun Zappe Hour was had by all at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Bailey Zappe’s first career start on throwback day – which also happened to be Bill Belichick’s 400th game as head coach – couldn’t have gone much better as the Patriots cruised to a 29-0 win over the Lions with a true team effort in support of the rookie. The defense completely shut down the high scoring…

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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: Final edition of sights, sounds & thoughts from training camp

August 17, 2022

What a way to end training camp. Day two of joint practices with Carolina on Wednesday saw another massive brawl, more progress for the offense and continued strong showing from the defense. That and more in our final edition of sights, sounds and thoughts from camp… -Another huge crowd was on hand and I’m sure they all went home happy that they decided to come out. Weather worked out nicely…

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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: Heading into first preseason game, defense has plenty of confidence & might just be better than we thought

August 10, 2022

Yes, the offense has looked poor for the majority of training camp, but that’s because we may have severely underestimated this defense heading into training camp. After two weeks, it’s clear the offensive line still needs time to get communication down – David Andrews and Mac Jones said as much earlier this week – but part of the reason it’s looked so bad at times is because the defense is…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 11 of training camp

August 9, 2022

Baby steps. After a putrid practice for the offense on Monday, things looked a bit better on Tuesday. The team moved practice from 4 to noon in order to beat any thunderstorms, so the guys got the full dose of heat once again. This was a day where the staff seemed to want to slow things down a bit, coach more and ultimately get the running game going first and…

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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 4 of training camp

July 30, 2022

The first week of training camp came to an end with one more practice on Saturday morning and it was another good day for the defense. Let’s just jump right into some sights, sounds and thoughts on the day and where things stand after four practices. -Not only was there a standing room only crowd in the bleachers and on the hill on Saturday, but there was even overflow “traffic”…

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