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 9 of training camp (Gillette Stadium practice edition)

August 5, 2022

For the first time in 2022, the Patriots played some football inside Gillette Stadium on Friday night. The annual season ticket holder and Foxborough resident practice drew a good crowd that almost filled the lower bowl. A rainbow came out after vicious thunderstorms just before the Patriots took the field, but it wasn’t a good omen as there’s still a lot to figure out about this team with inconsistency rearing…

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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 the first day of mandatory mini-camp

June 7, 2022

There was a slight first day of school vibe on the lower practice field behind Gillette Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Mandatory mini-camp began and aside from a few excused absences, just about everyone was in the house for the first of three straight practice days. There was definitely a bit more tempo to the near two-hour session compared to the optional OTA’s and we even got a small skirmish at…

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Patriots: Pats get first home win of the year, throttling the Jets 54-13

October 24, 2021

FOXBOROUGH – It’s not every year that a Week 7 game against the lowly Jets is a “must win” scenario for the Patriots, but that’s exactly what we had at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon. With a real possibility that New England would be tied for last place if they lost to New York, the Patriots delivered the performance we’ve all been waiting for, manhandling the Jets 54-13. New England…

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Patriots: JJ Taylor shines again in preseason finale

August 29, 2021

If you watched JJ Taylor at all during training camp or in any of the three preseasons games and don’t think he deserves a spot on this team I’m not sure what to tell you. Heart, toughness, speed, elusiveness, versatility. It’s all there. The 5’6, 185 lb. back had 140 total yards on Sunday night in the Patriots 22-20 win over the Giants to close out the preseason 3-0. Taylor…

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Patriots: Running backs continue to impress in second preseason game

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August 19, 2021

For everyone like me who would rather watch a 38-35 game over a 24-21 game, we may be out of luck when watching the Patriots this season. I’m okay with it too if this is what it’s going to look like for the next six months or so. The Patriots offensive line and running backs were completely dominant on Thursday night in a 35-0 preseason win over Philadelphia. Now, in…

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Patriots: It’s all good in Philly as Pats roll to 35-0 win

August 19, 2021

AP Photo/Chris Szagola) As far as preseason games go, this one was about as perfect as it gets. Aside from injuries to N’Keal Harry and Josh Uche, it was an ideal night for New England as the Patriots hammered the Eagles 35-0 in the second game of the preseason. The defense held Philadelphia to just 163 yards of total offense while Mac Jones (146 yards) and Cam Newton (103 yards,…

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