Patriots: Mills looking forward to second year with the Pats

May 12, 2022

Photo: Nancy Lane/Boston Herald On Tuesday, Nelson Agholor talked about how much more comfortable he is in the Patriots system in his second year, even before OTA’s start. On Thursday, cornerback Jalen Mills echoed many of the same sentiments. Mills is a bit of a forgotten man with the re-signing of Malcolm Butler and two cornerbacks being taken in the draft. Mills has a chance to be – and may…

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Patriots: Pats enjoying Christmas while balancing preparation for showdown with Buffalo

December 24, 2021

As much as we’d all like to think Bill Belichick is the living, breathing, walking example of Scrooge, that’s just simply not the case. Bill is actually a big fan of Christmas. On Christmas Eve Friday, New England practiced inside Gillette Stadium around noon time with light snow falling and Christmas carols blaring throughout the stadium. Assistant coaches ran some red zone plays while players stretched at the start and…

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Patriots: No such thing as a must win game in Week 2, but the defense needs to assert dominance

September 17, 2021

So what happens if the Patriots lose to the Jets on Sunday? You’re 0-2 coming home with the Saints and some guy named Tom Brady waiting the next two weeks. New England probably falls to 0-4 and for all intents and purposes the season is over. That’s worst case scenario. However, if the the Patriots do lose on Sunday, the season isn’t over and there’s one reason why. The defense….

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Patriots: What to watch for in the final preseason game vs. the New York Giants

August 29, 2021

Only 60 minutes stand between the Patriots and the end of the preseason. Mercifully. Sunday night’s preseason game against the Giants (6:30 p.m., WBZ) is the final tuneup before beginning preparation for the Miami Dolphins in arguably one of the most anticipated seasons in recent history. Roster spots are still on the line, the quarterback situation is still a complete mind-bleep, the cornerback questions without Gilmore remain plentiful and what…

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Patriots: What to watch for in the second preseason game on Thursday night

August 19, 2021

It’s rare that preseason games have a lot of meaning behind them, but Thursday night is a big one for the New England Patriots. There’s obviously still the quarterback competition, but with only one preseason game left until Miami preparation starts, the game against Philadelphia may be the most competitive, real football action the Pats get until that Miami game. The Giants are here for joint practices next week before…

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Patriots: Players’ thoughts from training camp – Day 5

August 2, 2021

We heard from a schmorhesborg of Pats players from rookies to vets to some new guys on Monday morning after practice. Three guys in particular were extremely engaging and entertaining: new cornerback Jalen Mills, new receiver Kendrick Bourne and new linebacker Raekwon McMillian. Check out some of the money quotes from each of them… RAEKWON McMILLIAN (on Coach Belichick praising his intelligence Monday morning) “It means a lot man. I’m…

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