Patriots: Let the Re”Billed” Begin

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January 5, 2021

The Patriots beat the Jets 28-14 in the season finally to finish the season 7-9. It was the Patriots first losing season since 2000. As soon as the final whistle blew, the focus shifted to the off-season and the massive rebuild that awaits Bill Belichick. How Belichick goes about turning around the fortunes of this once proud franchise will be focus of around these parts for the next six months….

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Patriots: Unofficial end to the season means the Patriots have to start thinking about the off-season

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December 21, 2020

Yesterday’s 22-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins effectively ended the Patriots season as they were eliminated from playoff contention. Look on the bright side. At least we don’t have to listen to talk about a “path” anymore. With the loss, the Patriots will now play out the proverbial string against the Bills and the Jets. For the first time in 11 years and only the second time in the last…

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Patriots: The addition of Adrian Phillips gives the Patriots another versatile piece on defense

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March 21, 2020

After several defections from Foxboro this week including Tom Brady, Patriots fans got a bit of good news on Thursday when the team signed veteran safety Adrian Phillips to a two year deal worth a maximum of $7.5 million dollars. $3 million of it is guaranteed. S Adrian Phillips contract w/ Patriots: Signing bonus: $1.5 million 2020Base: $1.25mRoster: $500k ($31,250k per game)Incentives: $750k 2021Base: $2.25m ($500k g'teed)Roster: $500kIncentives: $750k ANALYSIS:…

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Patriots: Multiple losses on both sides of the ball could lead to a rebuilding year in Foxboro

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March 20, 2020

2020 has sucked so far. Let’s be honest. It is not just because of the Coronavirus. It has sucked to be a sports fan in Boston. First Mookie Betts was traded to the Dodgers. Then the Bruins and Celtics seasons were suspended because of the Coronavirus. The final blow came this week when after twenty years of being a Patriot, Tom Brady left and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers….

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Patriots: The unimaginable has happened. Tom Brady is leaving the Patriots

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March 17, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj March 17, 2020 – a day that will live in New England sports infamy. Fittingly, snow was falling on Tuesday morning when Tom Brady stunningly announced he’d be continuing his football journey somewhere other than New England via instagram. The man who seemingly provided some of his best football in bad weather had one final dagger to throw through the snow, but this one wasn’t headed…

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Patriots: Patriots placing the franchise tag on Joe Thuney is the smart move

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March 16, 2020

The Patriots placed the franchise tag on left guard Joe Thuney this morning. By tagging Thuney, the Patriots can either sign him to a long term deal or trade him. Thuney will make $14.7 million dollars in 2020. The Patriots released a statement announcing the move. “Joe has been a model teammate and an essential element to our success … Utilizing the franchise designation allows both sides more time to…

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Patriots: The numbers don’t add up when it comes to retaining Tom Brady

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March 15, 2020

When it comes to the re-signing Tom Brady, the numbers don’t add up for the Patriots. I know Patriots fans don’t want to hear that but unless Bill Belichick makes cuts elsewhere or gives Brady a longer term deal at less money, it will be tough to bring him back. The perception is Belichick doesn’t want Brady back but the reality is, the Patriots cannot afford to pay Brady what…

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Patriots: Which of their free agents should the Patriots keep and which should they let go

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March 15, 2020

The Patriots have 17 free agents. 15 of them are unrestricted free agents and 2 of them are restricted free agents. The salary cap for the 2020 season will be $198.2 million dollars. The Patriots currently have roughly $26 million dollars to spend. That is not a lot of money so you can almost guarantee that they will make a couple big name cuts this off-season. Right tackle Marcus Cannon…

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Patriots: 20 players the Patriots could target in free agency

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March 15, 2020

With free agency set to open next week, we examine 20 players that the Patriots could target in free agency. Our list is based on scheme fit and the team’s most pressing needs this off-season. All of this of course depends on whether or not the players vote for the proposed CBA on Sunday. Quarterbacks *Tom Brady should be priority number for the Patriots but we are going to take…

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Patriots: Top 6 needs in free agency

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March 10, 2020

With free agency opening a week from Wednesday, we are going to start a week long look at the Patriots and free agency. Today’s focus will be on the Patriots top needs in free agency. Bill Belichick must use free agency to improve the the roster. He cannot simply rely on the draft. 1. Tight end: Ben Watson, Ryan Izzo and Matt LaCosse combined for 36 catches and two touchdowns…

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