Patriots: A Pessimistic Patriots Point of View

June 11, 2022

By Mason Sousa, Special Contributor Image courtesy of Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images Now why the hell would a Patriots fan want to read what a pessimistic fan has to say? Maybe the haters would love it? But I think the diehard positive fan would too. You see the New England Patriots just finished the best team sport run in the history of professional sports led…

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Patriots: 10 Thoughts on Mandatory Mini-Camp

June 10, 2022

Mandatory mini-camp is over after Bill Belichick cancelled yesterday’s practice. The next time we see the Patriots together as a team will be the end of next month in training camp. We got a pretty good look at what the 2022 Patriots will look like at this week’s mini-camp. Here are my observations. Cole Strange will make an immediate impact. He is athletic, smart, tough and plays with a chip…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds and thoughts from Day 2 of mandatory mini-camp

June 8, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – So much for the full day of rain. It turned out to be a beautiful day at Gillette for the second of three mandatory mini-camp sessions and once again, there was some positive signs in all three phases. Here’s what stood out throughout another lengthy two-hour practice on Wednesday… -Coach Belichick met with the media before practice donning a green Celtics hat and opened with a message: “Start…

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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: 5 areas I am watching in this week’s mandatory mini-camp

June 7, 2022

The Patriots kick off three days of mandatory mini camp today. Mini camp is the last stop of the off-season in the NFL before training camp, which kicks off at the end of next month. The Patriots made plenty of moves this off-season between free agency and the draft so there will be plenty to watch for over the next three days. Here five areas I am focusing on. 1….

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Patriots: Keeping an eye on three things heading into mandatory mini-camp Tuesday

June 6, 2022

After two open practices where almost everyone – but not everyone – was in attendance, the Patriots are set to begin three days of mandatory offseason mini-camp on Tuesday. For the first time, we should get at least a small taste of what the 2022 Patriots are going to look like. The entire defensive unit, the offensive line, quarterback Mac Jones, the receivers and the new staff should all benefit…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from 2nd OTA practice

May 31, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots were back on the practice field in front of the media for the second time on Tuesday afternoon. With mandatory mini-camp set for next week (June 7-9) there were still some guys missing since this week is still voluntary. Bill Belichick spoke prior to practice too, here’s what stood out… -In total there were only 10 guys still missing, which is pretty damn good attendance for…

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Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from the first day of OTA’s

May 24, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – Football is back. Ok, obviously not really, but the practice fields behind Gillette Stadium were buzzing on Monday morning as the Patriots were out for their first OTA practice. We’re still in the non-mandatory portion of mini camp, with mandatory OTA’s set for June 7-9. Still, there was an impressive amount of players on hand for the first practice and we started to get a little bit of…

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Patriots: Breaking down the 2022 schedule

May 13, 2022

Photo: @Patriots Schedule Day is always a sneaky great day on the calendar for football fans. No one really thinks about it until we’re all reminded a week or so before that Schedule Day is coming. It isn’t quite the same with Twitter leaks popping up everywhere throughout the day ruining the element of surprise, but still, once the league slate comes out it’s always fun to see where and…

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Patriots: Nelson Agholor ready for a bounce-back season

May 10, 2022

Photo: Dale Zanine – USA Today Sports Nelson Agholor has heard all the chatter. He knows what his cap-hit is. He knows how people feel about his first year in New England. Don’t worry Patriots fans, he’s not happy about it either. On Tuesday afternoon, Agholor met with the media via a Zoom call and was honest about his first season in New England. Agholor’s performance didn’t meet his expectations…

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