Patriots “That Guy” Draft Preview Review

It has been almost three months since the New England Patriots celebrated their sixth Super Bowl win. (I got six.) If you've had trouble keeping track of draft prospects, Coach Bill Belichick feels your pain, as he has lamented the difficulty of catching up on scouting when going late into the post-season. Ah, the troubles … Continue reading Patriots “That Guy” Draft Preview Review

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Combine Snubs Who Showed ‘Em, 2019 Edition

Hey, remember when NFL scouts held a combine, way back in February? Well, inviting hundreds of prospects meant leaving hundreds more without a winter showcase for their skills. College pro days pick up where (and whom) the combine left off, giving the snubbed a chance to shine. In 2018, New England cornerback Keion Crossen provided a … Continue reading Combine Snubs Who Showed ‘Em, 2019 Edition

Patriots “That Guy” Draft Preview, 2019 Combine Edition

Ah, that time of the year again, folks: the post-combine, pre-draft moment where I continue to miss on most of my Patriots draft predictions. They say necessity is the mother of invention and, after years of scouting dozens of candidates every spring, I felt the necessity to cut down on my work. Therefore, in large … Continue reading Patriots “That Guy” Draft Preview, 2019 Combine Edition

Super Bowl Reviews, With A Little Bit Of Luck (2019 Edition)

Here we go again with our mostly-annual rundown of every NFL champ since 2001 finding good fortune. A bounce, a call, an unforced error from their opponent: with the competitiveness of the playoffs, any one play can help determine a team's fate. Take New England's win over Los Angeles as an example. While Rams receiver … Continue reading Super Bowl Reviews, With A Little Bit Of Luck (2019 Edition)

Patriots “That Guy” Draft Preview, Senior Bowl Edition

For the past several years, we at BSMW have organized our Patriots pre-draft thoughts into specific categories, filling in players' names for when New England tends to pick "that guy." (Here's last year's column.) This method has helped with a few predictions, including cornerback Cyrus Jones (The Alabama Guy), defensive lineman Deatrich Wise (The Long-Limbed … Continue reading Patriots “That Guy” Draft Preview, Senior Bowl Edition

Patriots Thursday Notes, Kansas City Coronary Edition

After over three hours of feeling my heart tumbling around in my chest like a UCLA gymnast, the Patriots put an end to the tension with a Rex Burkhead touchdown in overtime, sending Arrowhead Stadium fans home to contemplate the end of their season and whether or not they should continuing embracing the tomahawk chop … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Kansas City Coronary Edition

Patriots Thursday Notes, Chargers Review

Wow. You're welcome, dear readers. A blowout, not nearly as close at the 41-28 final score indicates. Just like I called it last week: This has to turn into a nail-biter, right? Like, a 2014 Baltimore playoff, losing-feeling-in-my-fingers, stomach-on-spin-cycle type game ... (I predict) a late Chargers field goal attempt to tie it gets blown … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Chargers Review