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…


Patriots: Jones still learning how to be “the guy” in the NFL with another test looming Sunday

December 23, 2021

Photo: Barry Chin/Boston Globe Mac Jones hadn’t lost much in his football career prior to being a member of the Patriots. Whether it was high school or Alabama, the rare loss Jones took was usually quickly pushed aside by a dominant performance with elite players around him a week or two later. Things are different now, and Jones is faced with quite a difficult task for a rookie quarterback this…


Patriots Draft: Thoughts on ILB Cam McGrone, S Joshuah Bledsoe, OT William Sherman and WR Tre Nixon

May 1, 2021

The Patriots added five more players in Saturday’s draft. Here are my thoughts on the players the Patriots in the fifth, sixth and seventh round. Cameron McGrone, ILB, 6-0 235 Michigan: McGrone is only 20 years old so he’s young. He won’t turn 21 until June 22nd. McGrone suffered a knee injury in November so there is a good chance he could miss the upcoming season. McGrone has played SAM…