Patriots Draft: A price change could motivate the Patriots to trade into the top 10

April 6, 2021

The Jets trade of Sam Darnold to the Carolina Panthers yesterday took another team out of the quarterback mix in the top ten of this year’s draft. Carolina picked up Darnold’s fifth year option after the trade was completed meaning they will not be taking a quarterback with the eighth pick and are open for business as a possible trade partner. With Carolina now out of the running for a…


Quarterback Corner: Thoughts on the Rams, Lions blockbuster trade

January 31, 2021

The Los Angeles Rams and Detroit Lions made a blockbuster trade on Saturday night. Detroit sent quarterback Matthew Stafford to the Rams for Jared Goff, two first round picks (2022, 2023) and a third round pick. The Rams were desperate to unload Goff’s contract and the only way they could do it is to give up more first round picks. The Rams have not made a first round selection since…


Patriots: A trade for Matthew Stafford doesn’t work for the Patriots

January 24, 2021

Gregory Shamus/Getty Images The Detroit Lions announced yesterday that they are putting quarterback Matthew Stafford on the trade block after the veteran quarterback requested a trade. The quarterback needy Patriots immediately jump to the top of the list of potential trade partners. The problem is, the media and the fans want the Patriots to trade for Stafford. In reality, they are in no position to trade for Stafford. Detroit on…


Patriots: LeGarrette Blount calls it a career after nine seasons

December 5, 2020

Photo courtesy of Jim Davis/The Boston Globe Former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has announced his retirement from the NFL. Blount played for the Titans, Buccaneers, Patriots, Steelers, Eagles and Lions during his nine year career. Blount is most remembered for his time with the Patriots. He played in New England in 2013 and from 2014 to 2016. Blount was a key contributor to two Super Bowl teams in 2014…


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 Notebook: News and notes from this week in Foxboro

October 17, 2019

There have plenty of doings this week in Foxboro so we decided to dust off the notebook and talk about what is going on with the Patriots. 1. Ben Watson re-signs: The Patriots re-signed Watson after releasing him last week. With Matt LaCosse injured, the Patriots needed to add another tight end. The 38 year old Watson is still a quality route runner and can be used in a variety…


Patriots Rewind: Patriots 31 Lions 3

August 10, 2019

The Patriots opened the pre-season with a dominant 31-3 win over the Detroit Lions. Rookie quarterback Jarrett Stidham and rookie wide receiver Jakobi Meyers shined in the win. Here are five takeaways from tonight’s game. 1. Jakobi Meyers introduces himself to Patriots fans: Rookie undrafted free agent Jakobi Meyers has had a terrific camp thus far and continued turning heads with a strong debut performance last night. The rookie caught…


Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (0-0) at Detroit Lions (0-0)

August 8, 2019

The Patriots kick off the 2019 pre-season tonight with a visit to Detroit to battle the Lions. The two teams held joint practices all week leading up to tonight. The practices were organized by Bill Belichick and Lions coach and former Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. The practices served as a reunion of sorts. Besides Patricia and Lions general manager Bob Quinn, several former Patriots now play for the Lions….


Patriots: A breakdown of the joint practices between the Patriots and the Lions

August 5, 2019

Joint practices are well organized and orchestrated practices where two teams compete against each other over the course of three practices prior to a pre-season game. The Patriots begin joint practices with the Detroit Lions today ahead of their pre-season game on Thursday night. Here is what you can expect between the two teams. Individual stretch period: The two teams will stretch separately to start the two hour practice sessions….


Patriots Pulse Recap: Lions 26 Patriots 10

September 25, 2018

Game Rewind: The Patriots were thoroughly handled in all three phases of the game in a 26-10 loss to the Lions on Sunday. The game was never in doubt as the Lions outplayed the Patriots from start to finish. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. The Patriots Got Handled Up Front: The Patriots we’re dominated on both sides of the ball as the Lions rushed for 159 yards….