Patriots: Patriots, Lions trade rumors don’t make sense for either team

April 5, 2020

Rumors have been circulating on social media the past few days of a possible Patriots, Detroit Lions pre-draft trade. The first deal involves the Patriots trading the 23rd pick, guard Joe Thuney and the 87th pick (3rd Round) in exchange for the 3rd overall pick. Scenario: Patriots offer Joe Thuney and picks 23 and 87 for the No. 3 pick and the rights to Tua. Could the Lions bite?…


Patriots: Bill Belichick position breakdown gives us insight into his thought process when evaluating players

April 1, 2020

Former NFL scout and current NFL Network draft analyst Daniel Jeremiah tweeted out a document yesterday that he received in Ravens scout school. I think you’ll enjoy this… We were given this handout during a scout school from my time with the Ravens. Coach Belichick has held true to almost all of this over the years. — Daniel Jeremiah (@MoveTheSticks) March 31, 2020 The document is a breakdown of…


Patriots: Patriots top 6 needs heading into the draft

March 31, 2020

With the NFL Draft less than a month away, we will now shift gears and begin focusing on the players that are available and how the Patriots can improve their roster. The Patriots have been limited in free agency due in large part to their salary cap situation but they could address several needs in the draft, most notably tight end and linebacker. Here are the Patriots top six nerds…


Patriots: Brady press conference just didn’t seem right

March 25, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer following his introductory conference call on Tuesday afternoon. However, Brady sounded more like a child who was being sent away to boarding school immediately regretting his decisions rather than a free agent eager to take on a new challenge.  Brady – as he’s done his whole career – took the high road during the call, refusing to truly…


Patriots: Eight kicking options for the Patriots following the release of Stephen Gostkowski

March 23, 2020

The Patriots released long time kicker Stephen Gostkowski today. Gostkowski was scheduled to make $3.5 million in base salary this season. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, Gostkowski is the all time team leader in field goals made, extra points made, field goals from 50+ yards and field goals from 40+ yards. Gostkowski struggled through a hip injury last season. He was the second longest tenured player…


Opinion: It is time for Julian Edelman to go

March 23, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj If it’s a full blown rebuild that Bill Belichick wants on offense, then there’s one guy still left on the roster that shouldn’t be if and when the NFL begins its season. Now that Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski – the longest tenured Patriots remaining, an honor that now belongs to Matt Slater – have departed, there is a seemingly clear emphasis on turning the page,…


Patriots: The Patriots re-sign Brian Hoyer after committing to give him a chance to start

March 23, 2020

Photo courtesy of Elise Amendola/AP Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer was released by the Colts over the weekend and was quickly signed by the Patriots. The Patriots released Hoyer last pre-season after he failed to beat out rookie Jarrett Stidham for the back up job. According to reports yesterday, Hoyer decided to re-sign with the Patriots for a second time because he was told he would have an opportunity to start….


Patriots: Ranking the top ten moments of Tom Brady’s illustrious career with the Patrots

March 22, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Day three: I’ve got plenty of food and toilet paper left, but Tom Brady is still a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. It still hasn’t gotten any easier, and since we’ve got nothing but time on our hands, how about a good old fashioned list? I’m a big list guy when it comes to sports, so here’s a look at what I view as Tom Brady’s top 10…


Patriots: The addition of Adrian Phillips gives the Patriots another versatile piece on defense

March 21, 2020

After several defections from Foxboro this week including Tom Brady, Patriots fans got a bit of good news on Thursday when the team signed veteran safety Adrian Phillips to a two year deal worth a maximum of $7.5 million dollars. $3 million of it is guaranteed. S Adrian Phillips contract w/ Patriots: Signing bonus: $1.5 million 2020Base: $1.25mRoster: $500k ($31,250k per game)Incentives: $750k 2021Base: $2.25m ($500k g'teed)Roster: $500kIncentives: $750k ANALYSIS:…