Patriots: Divisional round a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round matters

January 17, 2021

The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is here and it is a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round of the draft matters. Of the four games this weekend, only one features two quarterbacks that weren’t picked in the first round. The Buccaneers, Saints match up features Tom Brady of course who was picked in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft and Drew Brees who…


Patriots: Let the Re”Billed” Begin

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….


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

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…


Patriots: Ho, Hum, Pats, Belichick put in timeout again by NFL

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…


Patriots Draft: Thoughts on the undrafted free agents the Patriots signed.

May 3, 2020

The Patriots signed twelve undrafted free agent agents last night. After failing to draft a wide receiver, they signed four of them as UDFA’s. They also signed two linebackers, three defensive lineman, two tight ends, two quarterbacks, cornerback and a running back. Here are some thoughts on the players they signed. Rashod Berry, TE, Ohio State: Berry is your classic U tight end who can block on the backside or…


College: New England college football players that were drafted or signed by NFL teams this weekend

April 26, 2020

UMass cornerback and kick returner Isaiah Rodgers was drafted by the Indianapolis Colts in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj For 255 players, the three-day NFL Draft this weekend was a dream come true. Guys from all different backgrounds with all types of stories watched as they or their teammates were selected for the next chapter of their football careers. Locally, whether you were drafted as…


Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on C Dustin Woodard

April 25, 2020

The Patriots drafted center Dustin Woodard of Memphis in the seventh round. Woodard was a four year starter for the Tigers. He is undersized at 6-1 295 but he is experienced and has played guard as well. Here is my scouting report on Woodard. Initial Quicks: Woodard shows good snap and pop. Brings his feet with off hand and has good hand placement when engaging in a block. Run Block:…


Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on ILB Cassh Maluia, Wyoming

April 25, 2020

Maluia is an intriguing prospect. He was a three year starter at Wyoming and ran a 4.53 at his pro day. He flashes good athleticism on tape especially on outside running plays and underneath zone coverage. Here is my scouting report on Cassh Maluia. Inside Run: Doesn’t attack gaps, hesitates and tries to skirt around blocks. Doesn’t use his hands well to strike blockers and shed them. Tried to play…


Patriots Draft: Scouting Report on Justin Rohrwasser, PK, Marshall

April 25, 2020

Photo by Bobby McDuffie/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images The Patriots drafted kicker Justin Rohrwasser of Marshall in the fifth round. Rohrwasser started his career at Rhode Island but then transferred to Marshall. At Marshall, Rohrwasser was 18-of-21 on field goals and 35-of-36 on extra points in his final season. It is the second year in a row that the Patriots have selected a kicker in the fifth round. The Patriots…