Patriots: Uche’s superb season no surprise to former coach Don Brown

December 22, 2022

Image courtesy of Cooper Neill/Getty Images Since he became a New England Patriot, there have been doubters when it comes to Josh Uche. The former Michigan linebacker was supposed to be a game wrecker. Someone who would help the Patriots continue to stay competitive as a cornerstone of the defense. The only problem was, that hadn’t happened in the first two seasons of his career. Until 2022. Uche has exploded…


Patriots: Despite ugly start, Pats figure it out & get important win over Arizona

December 13, 2022

Image courtesy of Norm Hall/Getty Images Sport At this point, the Patriots will take victories however they can get them. The defense led the way and the offense showed some growth (at times) in a 27-13 win over an Arizona team that lost star QB Kyler Murray three plays into the game on Monday Night Football. At 7-6 and a week out in Arizona on the horizon before heading to…


Patriots Rewind: Seven Points from the Patriots 26-3 win over the Colts

November 7, 2022

The Patriots defense dominated the Colts en route to a 26-3 win. With the win, the Patriots enter their bye week with a 5-4 record. Here are seven points from today’s win. 1. Defensive domination: The Patriots defense was dominant. They had nine sacks and a pick six. Second year Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger was under pressure all game long and took a beating. He struggled as expected but perhaps…


Patriots: Defense steals the show as Pats beat Colts to get back over .500

November 6, 2022

Image courtesy of Billie Weiss/Getty Images FOXBOROUGH – Who needs offense when you’ve got a defense like the one New England displayed on Sunday? The Patriots tied a franchise record with nine sacks, had a pick-six and a blocked punt. All that led to a smothering 26-3 win over the Colts, putting the Pats one game over .500 heading into the bye week. New England’s offense struggled quite a bit,…


Patriots: Preseason game No. 2 against Carolina shows offense has a long way to go, but defense remains impressive

August 19, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – After any real football developments were overshadowed by multiple fights during joint practices earlier in the week, the Patriots and Panthers met one last time in a preseason matchup on Friday night at Gillette Stadium. While it’s tough to get much out of the starting offense and defense playing minimal snaps, one thing is clear: there’s a long way to go for the offense, even with a 20-10…


Patriots: Positive steps taken in first preseason game

August 11, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – After two weeks of dissecting practices, we finally got to see some real football at Gillette Stadium on Thursday night when the Giants visited for the first preseason game. There’s still a lot of questions surrounding the team since the starters didn’t play, but we did learn a bit more about some of the guys fighting for jobs in the 23-21 loss. Simply put, preseason wins and losses…


Patriots: Don Brown believes Chase Winovich & Josh Uche can make an impact this season

March 12, 2022

Photo: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images During both of his presentations at the Massachusetts High School Football Coaches Association Coaches Clinic on Friday night, UMass head coach Don Brown used a bunch of Michigan tape. On that tape was Chase Winovich and Josh Uche. A lot of them. Both guys have seen their careers get off to slow starts here in New England, but Brown was extremely complementary of both throughout a…


Patriots: Patriots release Kyle Van Noy. What does this mean moving forward

March 7, 2022

The Patriots have released veteran linebacker Kyle Van Noy, freeing up $5 million dollars of cap space. Van Noy was still a relatively productive player last season finishing with 66 tackles, 5 sacks and an interception. In the end, however, his 2022 cap number wasn’t worth that kind of production. The Patriots needed to free up cap space and they wanted to start the process of re-tooling the linebacker room….


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….


Patriots: Defense shows glimpses of what could be, but it wasn’t good enough in opening loss to Miami

September 13, 2021

All preseason long, we’ve seen what type of chaos this defense could create. We saw it again at times on Sunday, but when the unit needed a stop the most in a 17-16 loss to the Dolphins, Miami was able to do whatever they wanted. Matthew Judon and Josh Uche were as advertised, making big boy plays that made your jaw drop. On the flip side of that, the secondary…