Bill Belichick spoke on Friday, shedding some light on the state of the Patriots.

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July 31, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 For the first time since signing Cam Newton and since six of his players opted out of this odd season on the horizon, Bill Belichick spoke to the media via Zoom on Friday. The 20-ish minute call also aired on NBC Sports Boston and Belichick had quite a few interesting things to say, something that I’m not sure many people saw coming. Bill openly supported the players…

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Patriots: Youth and inexperience highlight the 2020 Patriots staff

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July 28, 2020

Jedd Fisch is the most prominent Patriots coaching hire this off-season. The Patriots announced their 2020 coaching staff today and one of the first things that jumps out at you is just how much youth and inexperience there is on this staff. Image courtesy of Mike Reiss. Offensively, the addition of Quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch is significant. Fisch has been a long time coordinator at the NFL and college levels…

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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: Belichick stays focused on becoming the winningest coach after Don Shula’s passing

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May 6, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj With the passing of legendary coach Don Shula, discussions have quickly began as to where Shula belongs on the proverbial “best coach ever” list. Two losing seasons is tough to ignore, but not winning with Dan Marino at quarterback should force his legacy to take a bit of a hit. Still, he belongs in the top five, but that isn’t what this piece is about. Just hours…

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Patriots Draft: Rounds 2 and 3 Preview

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April 24, 2020

Xavier McKinney could be a possibility for the Patriots at Pick 37. The Patriots traded out of the first round last night and now have five picks to work with in rounds two and three. The Patriots got picks 37 and 71 from the Chargers for pick 23. Those will be their first two picks of the evening. The Patriots also have picks 87, 98 and 100 which is a…

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Patriots Draft: Like it or not, trading down made sense for the Patriots

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April 24, 2020

For the sixth in the twenty year tenure of Bill Belichick, the Patriots did not make a first round selection. Instead, they traded the 23rd overall pick in this year’s draft to the Los Angeles Chargers for the 37th pick in the second round and the 71st pick in the third round. Obviously the Patriots felt comfortable making this trade because the players that they had stacked on the top…

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Patriots Draft: Final Patriots Mock Draft

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April 23, 2020

Image courtesy of Matthew Emmons-USA TODAY Sports The NFL Draft is upon us. Without further ado. Here is my final Patriots mock draft. Round 1: Pick #23: Kenneth Murray, OLB, Oklahoma: The Patriots will try to move up if they can. If not, they will stand pat and take the best defensive player available. Murray is a three down linebacker who fills an immediate need with Kyle Van Noy, Jaime…

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