// Aaron Dobson

Week 8 Notes and Observations: Patriots Score 24 Unanswered Points to Beat Dolphins 27-17

It’s hard to justify a must win game in October, but this game was just that. After letting a win slip away against the Jets last week in overtime, a game against the division rival Dolphins became more important than usual. The Patriots needed this one to keep distance in the division as the Jets […]

2013 Patriots Midseason Report: No Longer Elite?

We are officially midway through the Patriots’ 2013 season and, for the first time in what feels like a decade, the Patriots status as an elite team feels questionable at best and nonexistent at worse. They are 6-2, and look to have the edge on another AFC East title, but not much besides that seems […]

Week 7 Notes and Observations: Patriots Let One Slip Away, Lose to Jets 30-27 in OT

We are all aware of the controversial call that ended up winning the game for the Jets. Yes, that was an awful call at a critical moment in the game, but you can’t allow the game to be in the referees’ hands. NFL officials, or officials in any sport for that matter, have shown that […]

Week 6 Notes & Observations: Patriots Stun Saints With Last Second Touchdown; Win 30-27

There’s a reason football games are 60 minutes and Sunday’s game used up every single one. It was a game where the Patriots looked in firm control of after a strong first half, but almost gave it away with cautious play-calling in the second half. The Patriots did everything they could to lose this game […]

Patriots, Gronkowski Differ Over Status vs. Atlanta Falcons, but Who is Right?

Fall foliage was starting to turn, the Patriots were 3-0, and rumor had it Rob Gronkowski was quite possibly maybe hopefully set to rejoin and rejuvenate Tom Brady’s struggling offense for Sunday night’s tilt against the Atlanta Falcons. Life in New England was good. Then Saturday’s Boston Herald report happened. According to the Boston Herald and […]

Tom Brady Yelling at Rookie Wide Receivers: Good or Bad?

There has been some debate in the media after the Patriots sloppy victory against the Jets Thursday night about quarterback Tom Brady yelling at his rookie receivers. The receivers were not the only ones receiving heat at the end of the game as Brady came under fire for his treatment of his rookie receivers, mainly […]

Week 2 Notes and Observations: Patriots Win Ugly Home Opener vs. the Jets, 13-10

I will preface this by saying that you don’t lose a season in September. No matter how ugly the first two games have been, keep in mind the Patriots are now 2-0 with both wins in the division. Yes they are banged up, and the offense has looked far from sharp, but the defense has […]

Week 1 NFL Preview: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

This is it. Week one of the NFL season has finally arrived. It’s a bittersweet time since it also means the end of summer. But I have been anxiously awaiting this week all summer, the time when all the fantasy drafts and projections turn into results that no one saw coming. This year, the Patriots […]

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Wide Receivers

The wide receiver position is a key focal point in the upcoming season for the New England Patriots. Wes Welker, who was Tom Brady’s favorite target the past six seasons, is now catching passes from Peyton Manning out in Denver. It will be a new cast for Brady this season which could pose a significant […]

Three Patriots Rookies to Watch in 2013

In a year when the Patriots did not have many draft picks, they of course found a way to trade their first round pick for a number of later round picks. Normally I would not be happy with them trading down, but in a year where the draft was weaker than most years, I don’t […]

More Surgery Scheduled for Gronk

The New England Patriots started their OTA’s recently, but a big presence was missing for these practices. Rob Gronkowski, who recently had a fourth forearm surgery on May 21, was handed some more bad news recently, which has Patriots fans worried. Gronk will have to undergo another surgery in mid to late June, only this […]

Recapping the Weekend: Patriots Draft 7, Acquire Blount

The Patriots went into the 2013 Draft with just five picks, but raised that number to eight on Thursday by trading their first-rounder to the Minnesota Vikings in exchange for four later selections. Bill Belichick largely addressed his team’s needs by taking two wide receivers and two defensive backs, but drafted just one defensive lineman, […]