Patriots: Patriots add depth to their backfield by signing Lamar Miller

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August 11, 2020

The Patriots signed former Dolphins and Texans running Lamar Miller yesterday. The Patriots had an available roster spot thanks to last week’s opt outs and they used one of those spots on the veteran Miller. The signing is an indication that the organization might have concerns about the availability of Sony Michel to start the season. Michel had foot surgery this off-season. On paper, Miller is a good fit. He…

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Patriots: Cam “meets” the media for the first time

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August 9, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 Before heading into this weekend all three Patriots quarterbacks met with the media via Zoom on Friday afternoon. Cam Newton was of course the biggest point of interest of the three, and his “press conference” may have been an even bigger example of how things are changing over at Gillette. While Newton didn’t give any national secrets away he was far more engaging on some questions than…

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Training Camp Position Preview: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers

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August 6, 2020

At 34, Julian Edelman is the elder statesman of a talented receiving corp that has a lot of question marks. By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 We’ve got actual football stuff to talk about, it’s a miracle. Now, obviously training camps are going to take a while to truly get going this year with so many different procedures and protocols for players, coaches and staff members to go through. But, still, football is…

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Patriots Training Camp Preview: Running backs

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August 5, 2020

Sony Michel needs to bounce back in order for the Patriots to have offensive success. The Patriots have depth at the running back position. That depth could pay dividends this season as the Patriots will shift philosophically from being predominately a passing team to a more balanced offense. In order for the Patriots running game to be effective or as effective as it was in 2018, Sony Michel needs to…

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Patriots Training Camp Preview: Quarterbacks

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August 4, 2020

Is this Cam Newton’s team? Time will tell. First he has to beat out Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer. For the first time in 20 years, Tom Brady will not be taking a snap from under center for the Patriots. It is the dawn of a new era for the Patriots at the quarterback position. We’ll sort of. For the first time in almost 30 years, the Patriots will have…

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Patriots: So what will the Patriots quarterback competition look like? Here’s some insight

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August 3, 2020

Bill Belichick said in his press conference with the media on Friday that Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer will compete for the starting quarterback job in camp. Of course we haven’t had a “quarterback competition” around these parts since 1993 when rookie Drew Bledsoe competed against Scott Zolak for the starting job in Bill Parcells first year. Of course if he want a true quarterback competition, you probably…

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Bill Belichick spoke on Friday, shedding some light on the state of the Patriots.

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July 31, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 For the first time since signing Cam Newton and since six of his players opted out of this odd season on the horizon, Bill Belichick spoke to the media via Zoom on Friday. The 20-ish minute call also aired on NBC Sports Boston and Belichick had quite a few interesting things to say, something that I’m not sure many people saw coming. Bill openly supported the players…

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Sports are the ultimate reality TV show and the 2020 NFL season could be wildest one yet

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July 29, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 I am not a reality TV fan, never have been, never will be. Having said that, sports are the ultimate reality TV show, and this year’s NFL season may be the wildest version of reality  television that we’ve ever seen. What’s most important to remember this season is why we watch as sports fans. We watch because usually (sketchy NBA referees aside) we don’t know what…

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Patriots: Here is who could replace Marcus Cannon, Dont’a Hightower and Patrick Chung internally

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July 29, 2020

Six Patriots players decided to opt out of the 2020 season yesterday due to COVID-19. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, the question is. How will the Patriots replace them? We don’t know if Bill Belichick is going to use the $24 million he now has in cap space. Chances are, he will roll most of the cap space into next season. If he does that, that…

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Patriots: Youth and inexperience highlight the 2020 Patriots staff

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July 28, 2020

Jedd Fisch is the most prominent Patriots coaching hire this off-season. The Patriots announced their 2020 coaching staff today and one of the first things that jumps out at you is just how much youth and inexperience there is on this staff. Image courtesy of Mike Reiss. Offensively, the addition of Quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch is significant. Fisch has been a long time coordinator at the NFL and college levels…

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