Patriots: Patriots need a 2022 rebound from Jonnu Smith

March 29, 2022

(AP Photo/Steven Senne) The Patriots have been mostly quiet during this offseason after making several big splashes to begin free agency last year. One of the theories behind this is that several players signed last year will make a second year “jump” and become larger contributors than they were in 2021. The player who most badly needs to make that jump is tight end Jonnu Smith and if he can,…


Patriots: Week 9 preview and prediction

November 7, 2021

Photo by Mark Brown/Getty Images Follow me on twitter @zcarey13 Patriots @ Panthers: November 7th, 2021. 1:00 PM Line: Patriots -3.5 The New England Patriots face off against the Carolina Panthers at 1 o’clock on Sunday in Charlotte. The Patriots are coming off a great win against the Los Angeles Chargers who looked like a contender before going on their current losing skid. The New England defense looked great and the…


Patriots Preview: New and Improved Patriots look to reestablish order in the AFC

September 12, 2021

Patriots fans suffered through the departure of Tom Brady last off season and then sat through a miserable 7-9 season in 2020. As a result, Bill Belichick loosened the purse strings this past off-season and decided to spend money. Boy did he ever. To the tune of $160 million dollars in contracts. The Patriots signed several high profile free agents on the market most notably tight ends Hunter Henry and…


Patriots: Smith & Henry relishing the opportunity to play together in New England

September 6, 2021

First there was Daniel Graham and Ben Watson. Then, it was Aaron Hernandez and Rob Gronkowski. Now, Bill Belichick and the Patriots are hoping to deploy their next great tight end tandem when the season opens Sunday at Gillette Stadium against Miami. Henry is entering his sixth NFL season while Smith is entering his fifth and the pair has already been feeding off each other’s energy on and off the…


Patriots: Strong showing from Asiasi could help take pressure off Pats receivers

August 30, 2021

Raise your hand if you thought Devin Asiasi would make a case for regular targets in the offense during the preseason finale against the Giants on Sunday. You’re a liar if you raised your hand. In the 22-20 win over the Giants, Asiasi showed serious flashes as a guy that could be depended on in the passing game, a huge development for whoever is under center when the Dolphins come…


Patriots: Wrapping up joint practices with the Giants and 2021 training camp

August 26, 2021

We’re on to the regular season. Well, sort of. The Patriots will have a light practice on Friday before officially finishing the preseason with one more game against the Giants on Sunday night in New Jersey. For all intents and purposes, Thursday was the final day of training camp since Friday will be an unpadded walkthrough. After Sunday, it’ll be all eyes on Miami with the season set to start…


Patriots: 12 players to watch tonight in tonight’s pre-season opener

August 12, 2021

The Patriots kick off the pre-season tonight against the Washington Football Team. There will plenty of storylines heading into the game but the focus will be on the players. Here are twelve players to watch tonight as the Patriots kick off the 2021 season. 1. Mac Jones, QB: All eyes will be on the rookie first round pick. The big thing I will be watching for is how he handles…


Patriots Training Camp: Tight Ends Preview

August 3, 2021

The tight end position has been non-existent in the Patriots offense the past two seasons. It has always been a productive position for the Patriots under Bill Belichick. Especially since 2010 when Belichick drafted Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez in the same draft class. After Gronkowski announced his retirement following the 2018 season, Belichick attempted to replace him by bringing back former Patriot Ben Watson and signing veteran Matt LaCosse….


Patriots: Four reasons the Patriots spent so much money in free agency

March 16, 2021

AP PHOTO The Patriots have spent more than $230 million dollars in contracts so far in free agency. New England’s shopping spending spree would be shocking no matter what NFL team we are talking about let alone them. The shopping spree is truly out of character for Bill Belichick when you examine his tenure in New England. Upon closer look at all the contracts that were handed out, there was…


Patriots: The Patriots strike again adding Hunter Henry and going back to their 12 personnel roots in the process

March 16, 2021

ESPN’s Mike Reiss nicknamed Bill Belichick “Billy Big Bucks” in one of his columns yesterday. Well, after yesterday’s spending spree, Belichick lived up to that nickname once again this morning when the Patriots signed another marquee free agent. The Patriots signed arguably the best tight end in the open market, Hunter Henry to a 3 year, $37.5 million dollar deal. Yesterday, New England signed the other top tight end in…