Offensive line will be a focal point at both the Shrine Bowl and Senior Bowl for the Patriots. Here are 10 lineman to keep an eye as possible fits

January 31, 2023

The Patriots offensive line problems were well documented this past season, especially at tackle where Trent Brown struggled and right tackle was a revolving door. The Patriots have to figure out what they are going to do with Brown and free agent to be Isaiah Wynn. Do they bring both back? That remains to be seen. For now, they know they need to upgrade the offensive line once again. That…


Adrian Klemm would be a home run hire as Patriots offensive line coach

January 24, 2023

The Patriots hired Bill O’Brien as their offensive line coach today but they may not be done. Former Patriots offensive lineman Adrian Klemm interviewed with the team for the offensive coordinator of position and could be a candidate to coach the offensive line. Klemm is currently the assistant head coach, run game coordinator and offensive line coach for the Oregon Ducks. Klemm was Bill Belichick’s first draft pick in 2000…


Patriots: 3 reasons why the offensive line has struggled thus far in camp

August 9, 2022

Image courtesy of USA Today It is no secret that the Patriots offensive line has struggled in training camp thus far. It is seemingly the topic of conversation at every practice especially yesterday’s. They struggled mightily. So why are they struggling? Well, there are three reasons. 1. New position coaches in Matt Patricia and Billy Yates: As someone who has coached offensive line, I know how hard it is to…


Patriots Draft: Need #1: Offensive Line

April 27, 2022

The Patriots have a hole at right guard thanks to the departure of Ted Karras and the trade of Shaq Mason. They could address it by drafting a guard or they could go offensive tackle depending on how the board shakes out. Needless to say, the Patriots will have some options. Here are 15 offensive lineman who I think are good fits for the Patriots. Zion Johnson, OG, 6-2 312,…


Patriots: Four Biggest Needs, Part Four: Offensive Line

March 13, 2022

The Patriots were trounced, 47-17, in the Wild Card Round against the Bills and that game exposed several important areas that New England needs to address. This is part four of a four-part series centered on the four most important areas that the Patriots need to improve. Part four focuses on offensive line. In 2021, as in previous seasons, the Patriots offensive line was one of the strengths of the…


High School: Offensive and defensive line observations from the Super Bowls

December 3, 2021

By Wesley Burhoe Wesley Burhoe joined at Gillette Stadium the past two days for the Super Bowls and shares his thought on the line play from all the games he watched. It is a great read. 1) Size matters- While not the specific reason for the win, closing the game out (Finishing drives and “winning time” plays) all went the way of the bigger man. Randolph, CM, and Springfield Central…


Patriots: Four ways to protect a back up offensive line

October 10, 2021

The Patriots offensive line is banged up with as many as four starters possibly being out today. So, how will the Patriots get their back lineman acclimated to playing today? Well it’s simple. They need to do these four things offensively to make their back lineman comfortable and engaged in the game. 1. Run the football: Seems simple but the best way to get an offensive line engaged early is…


Patriots Training Camp: Offensive line preview

August 1, 2021

The Patriots reshuffled their offensive line this off-season by trading for offensive tackle Trent Brown. Brown played in New England in 2019 before signing a free agent deal with the Las Vegas Raiders. The signing was a disaster and the Patriots were able to get Brown back for a 5th and 7th round pick in 2022. Brown can play either right or left tackle. He is a mauler in the…


UMass: Improved offensive line will pave the way for a program looking to take the next step

October 13, 2020

Thom Kendall For UMass Athletics It is no secret that for the UMass football program to improve, they will need to play better along the offensive and defensive lines. It was a struggle for the Minutemen in the trenches last season. If there was one bright spot for UMass after last season, it was the improved play of their offensive line. First year offensive line coach Jim Jackson did a…


Patriots Training Camp Preview: Offensive Line

August 9, 2020

Joe Thuney has established himself as one of the elite guards in the league. The Patriots offensive line struggled at times last season with injuries and inconsistency. It showed in the performance of the offense at times and perhaps no player showed that frustration more than former quarterback Tom Brady. Brady is gone now so the onus will be on this unit even more now to protect a new quarterback…