Who impressed me and who depressed me at Patriots Training Camp Day 11

August 8, 2023

It was Day 11 of Patriots Training Camp and the weather was the story as it poured most of practice. The inclement weather did not really impact the team. They seemed to be handling it well for the most part.  Some might question practicing in these conditions so early in the season but you need to practice in the elements. You can never have enough rain practices. Especially this time…


Marcus Jones & Brenden Schooler make PFWA All-Rookie Team

January 24, 2023

Images courtesy of the New England Patriots While the 2022 season was ultimately one to forget for the Patriots’ special teams unit, two new guys did make quite an impact. Both Brenden Schooler and especially Marcus Jones were positive additions out of the rookie class and both of them were rewarded for good seasons by being voted to the Pro Football Writer’s Association All-Rookie Team, which was revealed on Tuesday….


Patriots: In another heartbreaker, Pats’ Christmas Miracle comeback falls short

December 24, 2022

Image courtesy of AP FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots were five yards from giving their fans a Christmas or post-Festivus miracle no one would forget. Then, it went away as quickly as The Feats of Strength. New England eventually cut it to four with 18 straight points, but a Rhamondre Stevenson fumble inside the five in the final minute ended any hopes of a memorable holiday miracle as the Pats lost…


Patriots: Young Patriots Have Huge Impact In Win Over Cardinals

December 13, 2022

The Patriots stayed in the playoff hunt with a 27-13 win in Arizona on Monday night. They are now 7-6 and have a chance to finish off their bumpy season with a playoff berth if they play well down the stretch. New England was without several key players for most of or all the game due to injury and the play of their recent draft picks helped pick up the…


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: Marcus Jones A Lone Bright Spot in Loss to Bills

December 5, 2022

Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images The Patriots did not have much to smile about after Thursday night’s loss to the Bills, but one bright spot is the play of do-it-all rookie Marcus Jones. Jones has steadily increased his playing time this season and as the snaps have increased his impact has followed. Against Buffalo, Jones played 45% of the defensive snaps, 42% of the special teams snaps and three snaps…


Patriots: Marcus Jones’ late punt return TD gives New England much-needed win

November 20, 2022

Image courtesy of Steven Senne/AP FOXBOROUGH – Sunday’s Jets-Patriots matchup had overtime and possibly a tie written all over it, until Marcus Jones decided it was time to go home. Locked in a low-scoring stalemate, Jones revealed himself as the hero everyone who was freezing at Gillette Stadium needed, returning a punt 84 yards for a touchdown with just five seconds remaining to give New England a stunning 10-3 win…


Patriots: Grading the Patriots 2022 Draft Class Halfway Through the Season

November 7, 2022

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Patriots are 5-4 and enter their bye week after defeating the Colts 26-3 on Sunday. It has been an inconsistent season so far that has seen a lot of young players given a chance to contribute. With that in mind, here is a look at how all their 2022 draft picks have fared so far. Round 1: Guard Cole Strange, The University of Tennessee…


Patriots: Final edition of sights, sounds & thoughts from training camp

August 17, 2022

What a way to end training camp. Day two of joint practices with Carolina on Wednesday saw another massive brawl, more progress for the offense and continued strong showing from the defense. That and more in our final edition of sights, sounds and thoughts from camp… -Another huge crowd was on hand and I’m sure they all went home happy that they decided to come out. Weather worked out nicely…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 13 of training camp (joint practice with Carolina edition)

August 16, 2022

The last 12 practices were interesting, but it truly felt like training camp for the first time on Tuesday morning when the Carolina Panthers joined the Patriots on the practice field for the first of two joint sessions. Chippy play, trash talking, a brawl and most importantly, some progress for the offense all unfolded in front of thousands of fans and dozens of media members, but there was a bunch…