Patriots: Patriots add depth to their backfield by signing Lamar Miller

August 11, 2020

The Patriots signed former Dolphins and Texans running Lamar Miller yesterday. The Patriots had an available roster spot thanks to last week’s opt outs and they used one of those spots on the veteran Miller. The signing is an indication that the organization might have concerns about the availability of Sony Michel to start the season. Michel had foot surgery this off-season. On paper, Miller is a good fit. He…


Patriots Training Camp Preview: Running backs

August 5, 2020

Sony Michel needs to bounce back in order for the Patriots to have offensive success. The Patriots have depth at the running back position. That depth could pay dividends this season as the Patriots will shift philosophically from being predominately a passing team to a more balanced offense. In order for the Patriots running game to be effective or as effective as it was in 2018, Sony Michel needs to…


Patriots: So what will the Patriots quarterback competition look like? Here’s some insight

August 3, 2020

Bill Belichick said in his press conference with the media on Friday that Cam Newton, Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer will compete for the starting quarterback job in camp. Of course we haven’t had a “quarterback competition” around these parts since 1993 when rookie Drew Bledsoe competed against Scott Zolak for the starting job in Bill Parcells first year. Of course if he want a true quarterback competition, you probably…


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

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…


Patriots: Here is who could replace Marcus Cannon, Dont’a Hightower and Patrick Chung internally

July 29, 2020

Six Patriots players decided to opt out of the 2020 season yesterday due to COVID-19. Now that the dust has settled a little bit, the question is. How will the Patriots replace them? We don’t know if Bill Belichick is going to use the $24 million he now has in cap space. Chances are, he will roll most of the cap space into next season. If he does that, that…


Patriots: Hightower and Cannon headline the list of Patriots opting out of the 2020 season

July 28, 2020

Linebacker Dont’a Hightower opting out of the 2020 season is a huge blow to the Patriots defense. After signing free agent quarterback Cam Newton in June, Patriots fans were once again talking Super Bowl. Those plans however have taken a major hit in the last 12 hours with the announcement that right tackle Marcus Cannon and linebacker Dont’a Hightower have both opted out of the 2020 season due to concerns…


Patriots: Patriots release ten players ahead of training camp.

July 27, 2020

The Patriots released ten players over the weekend ahead of the start of training camp. Veteran cornerback Lenzy Pipkins was released on Saturday and the team announced the following players were released yesterday: Quarterbacks J’Mar Smith and Brian Lewerke; Wide receivers Isaiah Zuber, Will Hastings, and Sean Riley; defensive tackle Courtney Wallace; linebacker Kyahva Tezino; and safeties Malik Gant and Adarius Pickett. The moves allow the Patriots to get to…


Some final thoughts before NFL camps ramp up this week

July 26, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Well, here we are. After months of questioning whether or not the NFL would truly be able to plow ahead like they thought they could, training camps are set to pick up steam this week. There’s still quite a bit of uncertainty as to how the regular season may look, but at the very least we should have some actual football topics to discuss starting soon….


Patriots: Patriots announce stadium plan for the 2020 season

July 15, 2020

The Patriots announced today that stadium capacity for Gillette Stadium will be 20%. Gillette’s max capacity is 65,878. If you do the math, that means the Patriots could have 13, 176 fans in the stands. #Patriots announce reduced capacity and preliminary protocols for fans at @GilletteStadium: — New England Patriots (@Patriots) July 14, 2020 The team also announced that tickets will be allotted in ten blocks or less and…


Patriots: A reduced pre-season hurts the Patriots quarterbacks more than you think

July 6, 2020

With the NFL announcing last week that they are reducing the number of pre-season games from four games to two, I couldn’t help but wonder what that will do to the development of Jarrett Stidham and the indoctrination of Cam Newton into the Patriots system. On the surface, it is easy to applaud the move to go to two pre-season games but there will be ramifications. It will impact quarterbacks…