Patriots “Who’s The FA? UDFA!” (2019 Edition)

Last weekend, 32 NFL teams drafted 254 players over the course of seven rounds. When those rounds ended, each team sought to fill their 90-man rosters with undrafted free agents (UDFAs), providing hundreds of underdogs with the opportunity to fight for a roster spot.  Just about every year during Coach Bill Belichick's tenure, a UDFA … Continue reading Patriots “Who’s The FA? UDFA!” (2019 Edition)

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Patriots 2019 NFL Draft “That Guy” Review

In terms of the 2019 NFL Draft, the Patriots broke one old pattern but revamped some others. Sure, last week's "That Guy" draft preview broke down the types of players Coach Bill Belichick tends to select (you can see all past Patriots drafts summarized in our annual Round-By-Round Review). But every year, the old coach seems … Continue reading Patriots 2019 NFL Draft “That Guy” Review

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

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