Here’s a look at Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski dancing on “Whose Line is it Anyway?” because… why not?
The New England Patriots in the 3rd round of the 2011 draft selected QB Ryan Mallett from Arkansas. Most experts have speculated Mallett to be traded this season, considering he is entering his final year of his rookie contract and the Pats just drafted another quarterback in Jimmy Garoppolo. While, Mallett has shown some chops in the preseason (1,104 yards with 7 TDs and 3 INTs), his career highlights have been celebrating with Tom Brady after a successful touchdown.
Mallett is entering his 3rd year in the pros, which is considered by many to be the breakout year for quarterbacks. If Mallett is to be traded, he will get an automatic and much deserved contract extension. So, what will Bill Belicheck ultimately do with Mallett, and who are some of the teams he may end up with? Continue reading Who Might Trade for Ryan Mallett? »
Julian Edelman is making the most of his offseason. Last week the Patriots’ wide receiver was embroiled in an Inception-style t-shirt battle with tight end Rob Gronkowski, and on Wednesday he celebrated International Hamburger Day by posting a video he called “Burgertyme”, a Between Two Ferns with Zach Galifianakis-inspired interview with defensive end Chandler Jones, with punter Ryan Allen working behind the scenes.
In the sequel to January’s “Smoothietyme“, Edelman confuses Jones with his older brother Jon, the Ulitmate Fighting light heavyweight champion, before smash cutting to an impromptu tasting of Wahlburgers. An athlete trying to be funny is often a recipe for disaster, but Edelman does a very solid job here: Continue reading Video: Julian Edelman’s Hilariously Silly Interview with Chandler Jones »
Father Time rests for no man and Tom Brady will be no exception. Brady will be turning 37 in August and that prompts the forbidden question: When will Tom Brady stop being Tom Brady? Bill Belichick and his associates believe Brady’s time here will come to an end within 3 or 4 years as they drafted Jimmy Garoppolo in this last draft, and appears to be Brady’s heir apparent.
But when will Brady really pass the torch and retire, or will he truly be tossing the pigskin until he is 50? Continue reading When Will the Window Close for Tom Brady? »
Many New England Patriots fans were left scratching their collective heads following the 2014 NFL draft. Why didn’t the Patriots draft a tight end? Why did they draft a quarterback in the second round? Why did they draft so many offensive linemen?
Gasoline was only added to the fire of burning questions later in the week when director of college scouting Jon Robinson decided to leave the team and join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the same role.
Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston claims there is no connection between the odd draft strategy and the departure of Robinson. Reiss says, “This is about relationships and upward mobility.” Continue reading Business as Usual: Top Scout Leaves Patriots »
Ty Law was recently voted to be the next inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Law was a finalist alongside Bill Parcells and Raymond Clayborn. This is not a knock on Parcells or Clayborn, but Law was the obvious choice to be inducted.
You could go on for hours listing the accolades of Ty Law’s career. He’s a five-time Pro Bowler, a three-time Super Bowl champion, he ranks 22nd all time with 53 career interceptions, and he is tied with Raymond Clayborn for first all-time in franchise history with 36 interceptions. There are countless memories of Law making clutch plays in big games, but none more so than the 2003 AFC Championship game.