Some final thoughts before NFL camps ramp up this week

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July 26, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Well, here we are. After months of questioning whether or not the NFL would truly be able to plow ahead like they thought they could, training camps are set to pick up steam this week. There’s still quite a bit of uncertainty as to how the regular season may look, but at the very least we should have some actual football topics to discuss starting soon….

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Patriots: Patriots announce stadium plan for the 2020 season

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July 15, 2020

The Patriots announced today that stadium capacity for Gillette Stadium will be 20%. Gillette’s max capacity is 65,878. If you do the math, that means the Patriots could have 13, 176 fans in the stands. #Patriots announce reduced capacity and preliminary protocols for fans at @GilletteStadium: https://t.co/nP9jGEiQFV — New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 14, 2020 The team also announced that tickets will be allotted in ten blocks or less and…

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Patriots: Julian Edelman proves that he is not just a leader on the Patriots but a leader in his community as well.

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July 12, 2020

Julian Edelman‘s response to DeSean Jackson‘s anti-Semitic Post last week proves that Edelman isn’t just a leader in the Patriots locker room but a leader in the community as well. Compassion, empathy and love. ✊🏿✊🏾✊🏽✊🏼✊🏻 Link to full video: https://t.co/pNkLg9s44V pic.twitter.com/LspyPKzCC3 — Julian Edelman (@Edelman11) July 9, 2020 Edelman chose to use what happened as a teachable moment and to educate not only Jackson but other players around the league…

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Patriots: A reduced pre-season hurts the Patriots quarterbacks more than you think

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July 6, 2020

With the NFL announcing last week that they are reducing the number of pre-season games from four games to two, I couldn’t help but wonder what that will do to the development of Jarrett Stidham and the indoctrination of Cam Newton into the Patriots system. On the surface, it is easy to applaud the move to go to two pre-season games but there will be ramifications. It will impact quarterbacks…

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Patriots: 2020 Patriots could better off with Newton than they would be with Brady

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July 1, 2020

Image courtesy of ESPN.com By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 The 2020 Patriots as constituted are better off with Cam Newton as their quarterback. Now, since most people only see, read and hear what they choose to see, read and hear, let me be PERFECTLY CLEAR about this… Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. Tom Brady will always be better than Cam Newton. Tom Brady deserves a statue outside Gillette…

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Patriots: Cam Newton is the latest Belichick reclamation project

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July 1, 2020

Bill Belichick has never been shy when it comes to adding proven talents to the Patriots roster. The list of former pro bowlers and all pros who have called New England home during the Belichick tenure is impressive. In his 21 years in New England, Belichick has signed or traded for the following former pro bowlers: Bryan Cox, Rodney Harrison, Corey Dillon, Junior Seau, Torry Holt, Randy Moss, Albert Haynesworth,…

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Patriots: Ho, Hum, Pats, Belichick put in timeout again by NFL

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June 29, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 Ho, Hum, the Pats got punished again. On Sunday night just minutes after the stunning news that they had signed Cam Newton, the punishment from “SpyGate Two” came down (that’s not by coincidence either) and it was fairly heavy. New England was fined a million dollars, lost a third round draft pick in 2021?and are banned from having any team production crews from being at games for…

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Patriots: Patriots shock the NFL by signing Cam Newton

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June 28, 2020

Just when you thought the Patriots were going into 2020 with Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as their starting quarterbacks, Bill Belichick reminded us that he is one of the shrewdest executives in the NFL by signing free agent quarterback Cam Newton to an incentive laden one year deal. Speculation had been rampant all off season that the Patriots quietly had an interest in Newton and that they were monitoring…

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Patriots: The Patriots are not going to sign Colin Kaepernick. Here is why

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June 13, 2020

I want to start off by saying that the purpose of this piece is not to get political. I am not trying to make a political statement here. I am simply looking at this from a football perspective. The Patriots should not sign Colin Kaepernick. The idea has been floated around these parts in recent days by both politicians and the media alike but it is a foolish idea. Why…

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Patriots: Brian Hoyer and Jarrett Stidham work together as they prepare to compete for the starting quarterback job

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June 8, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj It was reported last week that Jarrett Stidham had been organizing throwing workouts with some of his teammates. Then, we began hearing that Brian Hoyer was there too, just incase anyone was worried. Discussion on local sports radio on Friday and over the weekend soon turned to whether or not Hoyer was really the one organizing the workouts and just being a good “quarterback caddie” (credit Chris…

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