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

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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

Patriots Thursday Notes, Pre-Division Edition

I'm going to pick games for the upcoming divisional round this weekend. As I said to my wife on our honeymoon, based on my past performance, this will not be pretty. (All times in Eastern.) Colts at Chiefs (-5.5). Saturday, 4:35, NBC Colts looked sharp last week. They bring enough on defense to limit KC on a few drives; … Continue reading Patriots Thursday Notes, Pre-Division Edition