Patriots: 6 potential trade targets for the Patriots

March 11, 2021

After Tuesday’s trade to acquire tackle Trent Brown, the Patriots may not be done. Something tells me there could be some other deals in the works. On the surface, one would think a team flushed with as much cap space as the Patriots would retool their roster through free agency and the draft. However given the current cap situation that some teams are in, trades may actually be the best…


Patriots: Patriots make a big move in re-acquiring Trent Brown

March 9, 2021

The Patriots made a big move on Tuesday morning, literally and figuratively by acquiring old friend Trent Brown from the Las Vegas Raiders. The Patriots acquired Brown and a seventh-round pick in 2022 from the Raiders in exchange for a fifth-round pick. Brown, who played well in his lone season in New England has a agreed to a one-year deal worth up to $11 million. Brown originally had two years…


Patriots Draft: 60 Players in 60 Days: Patrick Surtain II, CB Alabama

March 9, 2021

If you have heard of the name Surtain before that is because you have. Patrick Surtain II is the son of former Miami Dolphins and Kansas City Chiefs cornerback Patrick Surtain who played for the Dolphins from 1999 to 2004 and the Chiefs from 2005 to 2008. Like his father, Patrick Jr is an elite level cornerback who is at his best when he is rolled up and can get…


Patriots Draft: 60 Players in 60 Days: Alijah Vera-Tucker, OT USC

March 7, 2021

Image courtesy of USC Athletics The Patriots value versatility more than any other team in the NFL. All teams value it, but Bill Belichick places a premium on it. When it comes to versatile offensive lineman in this draft class, no one is more versatile than USC’s Alijah Vera-Tucker. During his time at USC, Tucker played both guard and tackle. At 6-4 315, he has the size and the requisite…


Patriots Draft: 60 Players in 60 Days: Jaycee Horn, CB South Carolina

March 4, 2021

Jaycee Horn knows his way around an NFL locker room. The son of former NFL receiver Joe Horn has been wanting to follow in his dad’s footsteps since he was a little boy. Now, he will get the opportunity to make a name for himself. As a true freshman at South Carolina in 2018, Horn started 10 of 11 games and had 45 tackles with 2 sacks and was named…


Patriots Draft: 60 Players in 60 Days: Zaven Collins, OLB Tulsa

March 2, 2021

Zaven Collins burst onto the scene nationally for the Tulsa Golden Hurricanes in 2020 but if you ask people around the program, they would tell you he has been a force for two plus years. At 6-4 260, Collins was a do it all, three down linebacker in the Golden Hurricanes 3-3 Stack defense. He could rush the passer, cover in man or zone and play in space. He finished…


Patriots Draft: 60 Players in 60 Days: Mac Jones, QB Alabama

March 1, 2021

In our first of sixty player profiles over the next sixty days, we will take a look at at Alabama quarterback Mac Jones. The junior quarterback reminds me of Tom Brady in several ways. No. I am not comparing him to Brady or implying he is going to be the next Tom Brady. I am simply saying that there are similarities in their road to the NFL. By his own…


Patriots: The return of Hightower, Chung and Cannon could help the Patriots assuming they are on the roster

February 27, 2021

NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported yesterday that linebacker Dont’a Hightower, safety Patrick Chung and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon all plan on playing in 2021. From NFL Now: The #Patriots are getting the band back together, with key opt-outs opting back in… Meanwhile, it's far more uncertain for WR Julian Edelman. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) February 26, 2021 On the surface, that is great news as the Patriots clearly missed…


Patriots: Cam Newton’s comments about Bill Belichick are not a sign he’s coming back

February 27, 2021

Cam Newton and Bill Belichick have a great deal of respect for each other. How do I know? Cam Newton said so. Appearing on the I Am An Athlete Podcast last weekend, Newton told a panel of former players including Fred Taylor and Chad Ocho Cinco (whom both played for the Patriots) that Bill Belichick is the most misunderstood guy in the NFL. Newton referred to Belichick as a “cool…


Patriots Draft: Studying Bill Belichick’s quarterback history could shed some light into his thought process

February 20, 2021

Many Patriots pundits and fans alike have speculated that Bill Belichick does not value the quarterback position. I am not sure I would go that far. I think he does but there is a pattern of addressing the position in his history which could shed some light into how he will address the position this off-season. Here are three observations I have made about Belichick and how he addresses the…