Patriots Thursday Notes, Chiefs Edition

You know what? It's high time we started looking on the bright side of things, Boston fans. The Red Sox won 108 games and made it to the ALCS, where, as of this writing, they're putting up a fight in Houston. The Celtics started off their season with a breezy win vs. Philly and look … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Chiefs Edition

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Patriots Thursday Notes, Texans Edition

Well, dear readers, that was not how I figured this season would begin. With all of their rotating parts on offense, plus a defense that had shown some poor tendencies recently, it seemed the Patriots would get off to a sluggish, 2017-like start. Instead, they brought some heat in the pass rush, some solid offensive … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Texans Edition

Patriots Roster Preview Review As Team Heads For Rough Start

With some of their roster reconfiguring, including more receivers fresh out of the box than at a 1980s phone store, New England is looking at rough go in their first two weeks. More on my soothsaying below, right after we see just how poorly I predicted the Patriots' roster. (The original preview column from July … Continue reading Patriots Roster Preview Review As Team Heads For Rough Start

Pats Preseason Week Two Preview – Week One Review

New England outscored Washington 26-17 in their first preseason game of 2018 last Thursday night, coming back from an ugly 17-0 deficit behind backup quarterback Brian Hoyer as Tom Brady stayed on the sidelines. Some notes from the game below, including players to watch for during this Thursday's tilt vs. Philadelphia (7:30 p.m. eastern time). … Continue reading Pats Preseason Week Two Preview – Week One Review

Patriots Preseason Next Best Thing To Real Football Preview 2018

Preseason is to real NFL games what Snackwells are to real cookies: They'll do fine if they're all you've got. Thursday night at 7:30 p.m., your New England Patriots play the Washington Piscataway (see, Dan Schneider? Not that hard). If you're a Pats fan, you're feeling pretty excited right now. Like the NFL draft, your … Continue reading Patriots Preseason Next Best Thing To Real Football Preview 2018

Patriots Roster Preview (Hunch-‘n’-Hankerin’ Edition)

We interrupt this major league All-Star break to bring you an overlong, not-nearly-informed-enough look at the Patriots' roster. The Red Sox' run has helped New England fans get away from football and all of its speculation for a bit. This has been a good thing, though I may have lost track of the weeks without … Continue reading Patriots Roster Preview (Hunch-‘n’-Hankerin’ Edition)

Patriots “That Guy” 2018 Draft Review

Over New England coach Bill Belichick's 19 drafts in Foxboro, the coach has shown tendencies for picking certain types of players. (You can see some of these tendencies develop in our annual Round-By-Round Review.) One of his go-to's that manages to frustrate mock drafters, of course, is when Belichick avoids picking for need and goes … Continue reading Patriots “That Guy” 2018 Draft Review