Patriots: The Nick Caserio to the Texans saga officially ends

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June 15, 2019

The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans on Wednesday claiming that former Patriots team development coach Jack Easterby attempted to recruit Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio to the Texans to become their general manager. The Patriots claim in the tampering charges filed that they have video evidence of Easterby openly recruiting Caserio at the team’s ring ceremony last week. The Texans general manager job opened earlier…

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Patriots: Previewing Mini Camp

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June 3, 2019

The Patriots open mandatory mini camp today. Here are five things I’ll be looking for as the Patriots unofficially kick off the 2019 season. 1. The new coaching staff: The Patriots underwent a staff shake up this off-season with several assistants taking positions on Brian Flores staff in Miami. As a result, Bill Belichick had to fill several vacancies. He elevated three quality control assistants to on field roles and…

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Patriots: Scheme versatility is the reason the Patriots signed Jaime Collins

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May 27, 2019

The Patriots signing of Jaime Collins is interesting. On paper, they have plenty of depth at linebacker. The Patriots don’t need him. What is on paper however means nothing to Bill Belichick. In Belichick’s mind, bringing back Collins makes perfect sense. Collins is a three down linebacker who can play all three linebacker spots in the Patriots defense and can fill a variety of roles. It is too early to…

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Patriots: The Patriots are going big at receiver this off-season and here is why.

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May 17, 2019

The Patriots signed veteran wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to a one year contract last week. Inman’s signing continues a trend this off-season for the Patriots. Bill Belichick has made it a priority to go bigger at receiver. Is it a shift in philosophy? Are the Patriots going away from the smaller, slot type receivers we are accustomed to seeing? Perhaps. The more likely reason however is that Belichick is just…

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Patriots: Patriots add veteran depth signing offensive tackle Jared Veldheer and tight end Benjamin Watson

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May 10, 2019

The Patriots added depth along the offensive line and at tight end this week signing veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to a one year, $6.5 million dollar deal and former 2004 first round pick Benjamin Watson to a one year deal. Watson ended his brief retirement to return to New England. Veldheer has mostly played left tackle in his career after being selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third…

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Patriots: Bill Belichick’s genius is most evident in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade

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May 8, 2019

Bill Belichick has been labeled a genius for what he has done on the football field as a coach but his “genius” extends beyond the football. Belichick has made some savvy moves on draft weekend through the years as well and as a result, he has looked like a genius when it comes to the personnel side of things as well. Recently, Pat Lane wrote a terrific piece on patspulpit.com…

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Patriots Draft: Thoughts on the Patriots 2019 draft

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April 30, 2019

Joejuan Williams bolsters an already deep secondary. Draft picks: Arizona State WR N’Keal Harry (No. 32 overall); Vanderbilt CB Joejuan Williams (No. 45); Michigan DE Chase Winovich (No. 77); Alabama RB Damien Harris (No. 87); West Virginia OT Yodny Cajuste (No. 101); Arkansas OG Hjalte Froholdt (No. 118); Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham (No. 133); Maryland DE Byron Cowart(No. 159); Stanford P Jake Bailey (No. 163); Mississippi CB Ken Webster (No. 252)  The Patriots had 12 picks going into the Draft. Bill Belichick didn’t use all of the picks…

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Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on QB Jarrett Stidham

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April 28, 2019

The Patriots drafted another quarterback and the question will be asked around New England. Is this Tom Brady’s successor? No one knows but what we do know is, Stidham is the fourth quarterback the Patriots have drafted in the last five years. Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett and Danny Etling are the others. Bill Belichick is once again trying to find a quarterback that the organization can develop into a future…

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Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on DT Byron Cowart

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April 27, 2019

The Patriots drafted Maryland defensive tackle Byron Cowart in the fifth round with pick 159. Cowart was the number one recruit in the country in 2015 when he committed to Auburn. After a tumultuous tenure at the school, he transferred to Maryland where he finally put it all together last season. Here is our scouting report on Byron Cowart. Byron Cowart, Maryland 6-3 298 Player Comp: Sheldon Rankins Vs. Run:…

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Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on OG Hjalte Froholdt

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April 27, 2019

The Patriots drafted Arkansas guard, center Hjalte Froholdt with pick 118 in the fourth round. The Arkansas product is from Denmark. He first came to the United State as an exchange student. Here is the scouting report on Hjalte Froholdt. Hjalte Froholdt, Arkansas, 6-5 306 Initial Quickness: Froholdt gets off the ball with ease and engages. He has quick hands and can establish inside hand position easily. He is a…

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