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: Pats get first win with grind-it-out effort in Pittsburgh

September 18, 2022

Photo – Don Wright/AP The final 6:33 of Sunday’s 17-14 win over the Steelers should give Patriots fans quite a bit of hope, even though the second game of the year still left a lot to be desired offensively. Clinging to a three-point lead, New England used 13 plays to run out the entirety of the remaining clock, dominating the Steelers up front while Damien Harris and Rhamondre Stevenson iced…

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Holy Cross: After impressive opening win, Crusaders set sights on dangerous FBS opponent

September 6, 2022

After putting up 500 yards of offense, blocking a punt for a safety and turning the football over on defense, it was hard for Holy Cross Bob Chesney to find much wrong with his team’s performance last Friday night. Even after re-watching a game where his team had multiple personal foul calls (among others), Chesney was more forgiving than you’d think as Holy Cross pursues a special season. Life is…

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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: 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 8 of training camp

August 4, 2022

Jumping right into it today… -Eight practices, eight straight days being the first one out for Terrance Mitchell. Today may have been the longest period of time in-between Mitchell’s arrival and the next guy out, which was Jalen Mills followed by Malcolm Butler. -Practice got going a bit late today, but for a good reason. It was rookie “slip & slide day” with Matthew Slater manning the hose. A staff…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 7 of training camp

August 3, 2022

We’re officially a week into the 2022 season and few questions have been answered. Wednesday’s practice was probably the lightest one so far, with any drills or team periods being ran anywhere between 50-75% speed. Still, a few things stood out as we head towards the first preseason game a week from Thursday… -Seven for seven. Terrance Mitchell kept the clean sheet going for arrivals as he was the first…

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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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