Patriots: Patriots get creative in extending Chung and signing their rookie class

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May 25, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj While we all wait for some actual football practices to break down and analyze in (hopefully) a couple months, the Patriots continued to tie up loose ends on the offseason. Not only did Bill Belichick finish signing his entire draft class with the final piece of the puzzle coming in the form of Kyle Dugger, but apparently BB talked safety Patrick Chung out of retirement to extend…

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Patriots: Comparing the Last Dance to last season for the Patriots

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May 18, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj The Patriot dynasty deserved a better ending. Unless you’re not a sports fan or have been living under a rock, “The Last Dance” documentary on ESPN about the Chicago Bulls of the 90’s has been the most popular thing on television (aside from Tiger King maybe, which I can proudly say Iv’e never seen) during this pandemic. Of course, this is a football site and not a…

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Patriots: Brady, McDaniels rift isn’t that big of a deal. It happens more than you think

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May 16, 2020

If the Last Dance has taught anything, coaches and players disagreeing with each other is a way of life in sports. That is why Gary Myers report on Monday that one of the reasons Tom Brady left the Patriots was his deteriorating relationship with Josh McDaniels is a non-story to me. Hard to present an order of why Tom Brady didn't want to return to Patriots. But one thing has…

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Patriots: It’s time for Bob Kraft to put Bill Parcells into the Patriots Hall of Fame

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May 11, 2020

The Patriots announced this morning that defensive end Richard Seymour was elected by the fans as the latest inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Seymour beat out teammate Mike Vrabel and former Patriots coach Bill Parcells. Seymour winning the fan vote is not a surprise. Big Sey was a fan favorite and a stalwart on three Super Bowl winning teams. You could say the same thing about Vrabel but…

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Patriots: Breaking down the Patriots 2020 schedule with and without fans

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May 11, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Well, well well, now we know what Jarret Stidham’s first 16 game slate is going to look like…or do we? Now that the schedule is out and the Patriots don’t have it easy by any means, it’s worth wondering whether Bill will start Brian Hoyer early in the year with some tough road games on the docket or just throw Stidham in the fire and see what…

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Patriots: Breaking down the Patriots 2020 schedule by four game increments

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May 8, 2020

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots. The Patriots 2020 schedule has been unveiled and it is a bear. The Patriots have the toughest schedule in the NFL. When you look at their schedule, it is best to break down in four game increments. That will help you better evaluate how the Patriots could fare in 2020. Here is my breakdown of the Patriots schedule and how they will finish….

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Patriots: Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene offer scheme versatility in the passing game

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May 7, 2020

When the Patriots drafted tight end Devin Asiasi and Dalton Keene in last month’s draft, it harkened back to the 2010 draft when the Patriots drafted Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Gronkowski and Hernandez made an immediate impact and Gronkowski went on to become arguably the greatest tight end in NFL history. Patriots fans are hoping that Asiasi and Keene could produce similar results to Gronkowski and Hernandez but that…

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Patriots: Belichick stays focused on becoming the winningest coach after Don Shula’s passing

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May 6, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj With the passing of legendary coach Don Shula, discussions have quickly began as to where Shula belongs on the proverbial “best coach ever” list. Two losing seasons is tough to ignore, but not winning with Dan Marino at quarterback should force his legacy to take a bit of a hit. Still, he belongs in the top five, but that isn’t what this piece is about. Just hours…

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Patriots: Asiasi and Keene could be the next great pair of tight ends for the Patriots

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May 6, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj New England Football Journal For nearly a decade, the only question the Patriots ever really had about the tight end position was whether or not Gronk would be healthy or not. When healthy, he was the man. Now, as a new era rolls into Foxborough, the Patriots have decided to invest in two new guys out of college as the potential wave of the future. We all…

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Patriots Draft: Thoughts on the undrafted free agents the Patriots signed.

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May 3, 2020

The Patriots signed twelve undrafted free agent agents last night. After failing to draft a wide receiver, they signed four of them as UDFA’s. They also signed two linebackers, three defensive lineman, two tight ends, two quarterbacks, cornerback and a running back. Here are some thoughts on the players they signed. Rashod Berry, TE, Ohio State: Berry is your classic U tight end who can block on the backside or…

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