Patriots: Collins Signing Highlights Underwhelming Linebacker Play

October 5, 2022

The Patriots brought back Jamie Collins this week, the linebacker’s fourth stint with the team. He won Super Bowls in 2014 and 2018 with the Patriots and brought a high degree of athleticism to the group. His signing now, however, is not about a return to the glory days of an elite Patriots linebacking corps that featured Collins, Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy. It is about a group that…

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Patriots: Five thoughts on the Patriots 53-man Roster

August 31, 2022

The Patriots cut down their roster to 53 players yesterday prior to the NFL roster deadline. Here are a few thoughts on the roster the Patriots will enter the regular season with: 1. Patriots opt to keep three quarterbacks: The Patriots opted to keep three quarterbacks which is a little bit of a surprise considering they could use every available roster spot now. Keeping Bailey Zappe is an indication that…

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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 6 of training camp

August 2, 2022

Day two of padded practices was another good one for the defense, a struggle for the running game and while there were some more flashy catches from a few receivers, an inconsistent day for the offense yet again. -Terrance Mitchell made it six-for-six as the first guy out for practice. -Lonnie Paxton was on hand in the family/VIP area. He might be the only field goal/long snapper in NFL history…

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Patriots Camp Preview: Previewing the linebackers

July 26, 2022

Depth Chart: EDGE, Matthew Judon, MLB, JaWhaun Bentley, MLB, Raekwon McMillan, SLB Mac Wilson, SLB Cameron McGrone, MLB Harvey Langi, EDGE, Ronnie Perkins, EDGE, Josh Uche, EDGE, Anfernee Jennings, MLB, Jahlani Tavai, EDGE, DaMarcus Mitchell Breakdown: The Patriots go into training camp with some new faces at linebacker. One of the objectives of the off-season was to get faster at linebacker after getting run out of Buffalo in the Wild…

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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….

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Patriots: McMillan and McGrone Could Help Patriots in 2022

January 20, 2022

One word describes the Patriots biggest deficiency against the Bills in their Wild Card game loss: speed. The Patriots do not have enough team speed and one group stood out as slower than the rest: the linebackers. For the Patriots to get back to being Super Bowl contenders, they need to upgrade several position groups and linebacker is at or near the top of that list. However, New England has…

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Patriots: Six players who could make the Patriots 53 man roster

July 30, 2021

Tight end Troy Fumagalli might be a revaluation to the local media but the talented tight end is a great scheme fit for the Patriots. Each year we try to identify players who could surprise and make the roster. When I look at the Patriots training camp roster, there are six names that come to mind if players who I think could make the team. Here are the six players…

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