Patriots Rewind: 5 Thoughts on the Giants 23 Patriots 21 win over the Patriots

August 12, 2022

(AP Photo/Michael Dwyer) The Patriots lost their preseason opener to the New York Giants on a last second field goal 23-21. Here are my thoughts on the game. 1. Zappe Time: Rookie quarterback Bailey Zappe played three quarters and completed 19-32 passes for 205 yards, a touchdown and an interception. Zappe led the team on two scoring drives and showed poise and toughness. Some of his limitations also came through…


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…


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…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from Day 9 of training camp (Gillette Stadium practice edition)

August 5, 2022

For the first time in 2022, the Patriots played some football inside Gillette Stadium on Friday night. The annual season ticket holder and Foxborough resident practice drew a good crowd that almost filled the lower bowl. A rainbow came out after vicious thunderstorms just before the Patriots took the field, but it wasn’t a good omen as there’s still a lot to figure out about this team with inconsistency rearing…


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…


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…


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…


Patriots: Tyquan Thornton getting adjusted to life in the NFL

July 29, 2022

When the Patriots drafted speedy wide receiver Tyquan Thornton in April, most people around here didn’t know much about him. The 40-time was really all people cared about, but once training camp started this week, fans expected to see this new fast car let loose out of the garage right away. That hasn’t been the case yet as Thornton has been pretty quiet while guys like DeVante Parker, Tre Nixon…


Patriots: Previewing the Wide Receivers

July 29, 2022

Eric Canha-USA TODAY SportsDepth Chart: DeVante Parker, Kendrick Bourne, Jakobi Meyers, Nelson Agholor, Tyquan Thornton, Kristian Wilkerson, Tre Nixon, Lil’Jordan Humphrey Player To Watch: DeVante Parker Breakdown: Wide receiver has been a frustrating position for the Patriots and their fans for several years. The injury and subsequent retirement of Julian Edelman and the miss of the N’Keal Harry draft pick left the position mostly bare in 2020, one of the worst groups in the NFL. Last season saw a step forward,…


Patriots: Rookies will need to make an impact this season if the Patriots plan on contending

July 18, 2022

Patriots rookies report for the start of training camp tomorrow. The Patriots selected 10 rookies in April’s draft and will have several other rookies that come to training camp as undrafted free agents. After finishing 10-8 last season, expectations are once again high in New England. The fans expect a team that can contend for a Super Bowl but the reality is, the Patriots are not a Super Bowl contender…