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…

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Patriots: Heading into first preseason game, defense has plenty of confidence & might just be better than we thought

August 10, 2022

Yes, the offense has looked poor for the majority of training camp, but that’s because we may have severely underestimated this defense heading into training camp. After two weeks, it’s clear the offensive line still needs time to get communication down – David Andrews and Mac Jones said as much earlier this week – but part of the reason it’s looked so bad at times is because the defense is…

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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 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: 10 players I am watching in training camp

July 27, 2022

Training camp has officially kicked off and I am watching these ten players this summer. 1. Mac Jones: Jones development is the key to success for the Patriots. If he takes the next step and gets better, the Patriots will be better. Regardless of who is calling the offense, Training camp and the pre-season will go a long way in telling us where Jones is in his development. Bill Belichick…

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Patriots: Previewing the Defensive Backs

July 25, 2022

Depth Chart: (CB): Malcolm Butler, Terrance Mitchell, Joejuan Williams, Jalen Mills, Jonathan Jones, Myles Bryant, Marcus Jones, Jack Jones, Justin Bethel (S): Devin McCourty, Kyle Dugger, Adrian Phillips, Joshuah Bledsoe, Jabril Peppers, Cody Davis, Player to Watch:Jack Jones Breakdown: The Patriots secondary underwent a remodeling of sorts this off-season. After losing J.C Jackson in free agency, the Patriots signed old friend Malcolm Butler and veteran Terrance Mitchell as replacements. Butler…

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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 & 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: Butler meets the media, but still no closure for Pats fans wondering what happened in Super Bowl LII

April 19, 2022

Photo: Getty Images There was a familiar face back in the building at Gillette Stadium on Monday, a face no one really thought they’d see around here again. With the the offseason program officially beginning, Malcolm Butler was back in the Gillette Stadium facilities for the first time since his awkward departure in 2018 following a benching in the Super Bowl. To this day, that loss to the Eagles still…

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