Patriots Thursday Observations, “That Guy” (Senior Bowl)

During the Super Bowl bye week, why not take a little break from watching highlights of NFL players and instead check out highlights of future NFL players? Hmm? Sound good? Watching last Saturday's Senior Bowl and the previous Saturday's East-West Shrine Game has helped prime this space for the first BSMW Patriots draft column of … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, “That Guy” (Senior Bowl)

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Patriots Thursday Observations, AFC Championship Review

We've seen this statistic before, and we should all see it again: In the 16 seasons Tom Brady has started at quarterback, the Patriots have gone to the Super Bowl eight times. In other words, every season with Brady as a starter has had a 50 percent chance of ending up in the championship game. … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, AFC Championship Review

Patriots Thursday Observations, Titans Review

You know a game has gone well for New England when the Gillette Stadium crowd starts to sound like they're cheering for Georgetown. Hoya! Hoya! Yes, when backup quarterback Brian Hoyer takes the final snaps, that means victory formation. The Patriots overcame a sluggish start and unleashed a relentless attack on both sides of the … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Titans Review

Patriots Thursday Observations, Playoff Bye Review

The Patriots host the Titans on Saturday night. It's a game very few around the region feel particularly worried about, although I'll go into a couple of details on that below. New England could field a more complete team than what took on the Jets a couple of weeks ago, with the potential return of … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Observations, Playoff Bye Review