Patriots: Bob Kraft should be inducted into the hall of fame in 2020

img_6023.jpg
July 20, 2019

According to the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin, Patriots owner Robert Kraft is being considered for induction into the NFL Hall of Fame Class of 2020 as a contributor. The NFL is considering adding more enshrinees to next year’s class. As many as 20 candidates could be inducted. The league usually inducts anywhere from four to eight candidates but because this is the 100th season of the league, they are considering…

Read More >>

Patriots: I have officially done a 180 on Rob Gronkowski coming back in 2019.

img_5877.jpg
July 11, 2019

When Rob Gronkowski announced his retirement on March 24th, I felt at the time that he was done. I never thought he would play again. The injuries had taken their toll and at the age of 29, Gronkowski decided to walk away while he can. Since Gronkowski announced his retirement however, there has been growing speculation that he would return to the Patriots at some point this season. Despite losing…

Read More >>

Patriots: Chris Simms lists Tom Brady as the ninth best quarterback in the NFL going into 2019.

img_5431.jpg
June 29, 2019

Image courtesy of @CSimmsQB Former quarterback and current NFL analyst Chris Simms ranked Tom Brady as the ninth best quarterback in the NFL last week in his 2019 top 40 quarterback rankings. Simms cited age and playing in a quarterback friendly system as the primary reasons he ranked Brady ninth on his list. Simms is the son of former NFL quarterback and Super Bowl winner Phil Simms. He played in…

Read More >>

Patriots: The Nick Caserio to the Texans saga officially ends

img_5353.jpg
June 15, 2019

The Patriots filed tampering charges against the Houston Texans on Wednesday claiming that former Patriots team development coach Jack Easterby attempted to recruit Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio to the Texans to become their general manager. The Patriots claim in the tampering charges filed that they have video evidence of Easterby openly recruiting Caserio at the team’s ring ceremony last week. The Texans general manager job opened earlier…

Read More >>

The New England Football Notebook for the week of June 3rd to the 9th

img_4949.jpg
June 9, 2019

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots and Josten’s. It is our first installment of the New England football notebook. Each week we will touch upon stories that pertain to the Patriots, local colleges and high school football. Here are some of this week’s top stories. 1. Patriots mini camp has wrapped up and there were several winners and losers last week in Foxboro. 2. The Patriots got their rings…

Read More >>

Patriots: Previewing Mini Camp

img_4945.jpg
June 3, 2019

The Patriots open mandatory mini camp today. Here are five things I’ll be looking for as the Patriots unofficially kick off the 2019 season. 1. The new coaching staff: The Patriots underwent a staff shake up this off-season with several assistants taking positions on Brian Flores staff in Miami. As a result, Bill Belichick had to fill several vacancies. He elevated three quality control assistants to on field roles and…

Read More >>

Patriots: Scheme versatility is the reason the Patriots signed Jaime Collins

img_4457.jpg
May 27, 2019

The Patriots signing of Jaime Collins is interesting. On paper, they have plenty of depth at linebacker. The Patriots don’t need him. What is on paper however means nothing to Bill Belichick. In Belichick’s mind, bringing back Collins makes perfect sense. Collins is a three down linebacker who can play all three linebacker spots in the Patriots defense and can fill a variety of roles. It is too early to…

Read More >>

Patriots: The Patriots are going big at receiver this off-season and here is why.

img_4045.jpg
May 17, 2019

The Patriots signed veteran wide receiver Dontrelle Inman to a one year contract last week. Inman’s signing continues a trend this off-season for the Patriots. Bill Belichick has made it a priority to go bigger at receiver. Is it a shift in philosophy? Are the Patriots going away from the smaller, slot type receivers we are accustomed to seeing? Perhaps. The more likely reason however is that Belichick is just…

Read More >>

Patriots: Patriots add veteran depth signing offensive tackle Jared Veldheer and tight end Benjamin Watson

img_3967.jpg
May 10, 2019

The Patriots added depth along the offensive line and at tight end this week signing veteran offensive tackle Jared Veldheer to a one year, $6.5 million dollar deal and former 2004 first round pick Benjamin Watson to a one year deal. Watson ended his brief retirement to return to New England. Veldheer has mostly played left tackle in his career after being selected by the Oakland Raiders in the third…

Read More >>

Patriots: Bill Belichick’s genius is most evident in the Jimmy Garoppolo trade

img_3954.jpg
May 8, 2019

Bill Belichick has been labeled a genius for what he has done on the football field as a coach but his “genius” extends beyond the football. Belichick has made some savvy moves on draft weekend through the years as well and as a result, he has looked like a genius when it comes to the personnel side of things as well. Recently, Pat Lane wrote a terrific piece on patspulpit.com…

Read More >>