Patriots: Patriots bring back Brandon Bolden and re-sign Jason McCourty, John Simon and Phillip Dorsett

img_2676.jpg
March 14, 2019

Old friend Brandon Bolden is back in a Patriots uniform. The Patriots signed a free agent yesterday but it wasn’t the splash free agent signing Patriots fans were hoping for. Old friend Brandon Bolden is back after signing a two year deal on Wednesday. The Patriots also re-signed cornerback Jason McCourty to a two year deal, defensive end John Simon to a two year deal and wide receiver Phillip Dorsett…

Read More >>

Patriots: Not committing long term to Trent Brown and Trey Flowers is what is best for the team

img_2672.jpg
March 12, 2019

The Patriots lost two key members of their Super Bowl LIII roster yesterday when offensive tackle Trent Brown signed with the Oakland Raiders and defensive end Trey Flowers signed with the Detroit Lions. Brown signed a 4 year, $66 million dollar deal while Flowers signed a 5 year $90 million dollar deal. Both got big time guaranteed money in their respective deals. There is no question that both players were…

Read More >>

Patriots: Free Agent predictions. Who is staying and who is going

Brown
March 11, 2019

Unrestricted Jeremy Hill, RB: After tearing his ACL in camp, I think Hill gets a one year offer from the Patriots and stays. Hill could be a nice compliment to Sony Michel. Chris Hogan, WR: Hogan’s production has slipped the past two seasons and he will have a limited market. I can see Hogan staying but I do not see the Patriots committing to him long term. Phillip Dorsett, WR: Dorsett will…

Read More >>

Patriots: Breaking down the Michael Bennett acquisition and how the Patriots could use him

img_2663.jpg
March 11, 2019

The Patriots surprised the NFL on Friday when they traded for defensive end Michael Bennett. The Patriots acquired Bennett and a seventh round pick in 2020 for a fifth round pick. In return, the Patriots get two years of Bennett. It is a steal for New England because while Bennett might not be the elite pass rusher he once was, he is still effective and he can line up as…

Read More >>

Patriots: The Patriots should not overpay to keep Trey Flowers

img_2582.jpg
March 9, 2019

The New England Patriots have a tough decision to make at the start of free agency on Monday. Do they re-sign defensive Trey Flowers or do they let him walk? The answer is simple. Let him walk. Bill Belichick has to resist the temptation and not over spend to keep Flowers. As valuable as he is, Flowers is also easily replaceable. I understand that it is tough to move on…

Read More >>

Patriots Draft: Ideal measurables for Patriots players by position

download (1)
February 28, 2019

Like every other team around the NFL, the Patriots have an ideal fit in terms of what they are looking for in a player physically. In terms of the mental part of the game, we know Bill Belichick prefers high I.Q players that can process a lot of information and execute. The Patriots also have a specific body type that they want at each position. After studying the Patriots last…

Read More >>

Patriots: Rob Kraft’s reputation is going to take a hit regardless of whether or not he is charged

f0f0056d-4ebe-4b22-8c37-a95c42f11387-TCN_0221_kraft_06
February 25, 2019

(Gregory Payan/AP) When news broke on Friday that Patriots owner Robert Kraft was being charged with soliciting prostitution at a spa in Jupiter, Florida, I was stunned. Like most people, several thoughts crossed my mind. Why would Robert Kraft visit an establishment like this? Why would a 77 year old billionaire want to ruin his reputation by getting caught up in something like this? None of it added up to…

Read More >>

Patriots: OBJ to the Patriots? I have a hard time believing they will pay the price to acquire him

img_2349.jpg
February 21, 2019

The Patriots reportedly made an offer to the New York Giants last summer for wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. I have a hard time believing that the Patriots would make the kind of offer it would take to land Beckham. That is not the way they operate as an organization. Sure, Bill Belichick traded for Brandin Cooks but as we saw, that didn’t work out. For all his faults, Beckham…

Read More >>

Patriots: Staff turnover makes for a busier than usual off-season for Bill Belichick

img_2298.jpg
February 17, 2019

Fresh off their Super Bowl LIII win, the Patriots are basking in their glory. At least some of them are. Bill Belichick is not one of them. Belichick not only has to get ready for the combine, free agency and the draft, he also has to fill several openings on his coaching staff. New Dolphins head coach Brian Flores raided the Patriots staff and took with him three assistants. Receivers…

Read More >>

Patriots: Bill Belichick hires a familiar face to replace Brian Flores

img_2211.jpg
February 7, 2019

The Patriots have hired a familiar face as defensive coordinator to replace the recently departed Brian Flores. Former Rutgers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers coach Greg Schiano is the new Patriots defensive coordinator. Schiano and Bill Belichick go back twenty years plus. They developed a strong relationship when Schiano was the head coach Rutgers. Belichick’s son and current Patriots safeties coach Steve Belichick transferred his senior year and was a long…

Read More >>