// Kenbrell Thompkins

Notes and Observations, Week 1: Déjà Vu In Miami as Patriots Fall to Dolphins 33-20

No, Sunday was not a replay of last year’s game in Miami, but the Patriots collapsed again in the Florida heat and lost the season opener. Just like last year they had a lead at the half only to be outplayed in every aspect of the game in the second half. The only consolation you can […]

Monday Afternoon Rewind: Patriots vs Eagles

With the first two pre-season games in the books this Patriots team is beginning to fold into shape. Offense Save a pick-six that was intended for tackle turned tight-end Steve Maneri, the first string offense looked very impressive. The highlight of the night was Tom Brady’s back-shoulder touchdown pass to Kenbrell Thompkins. The back-shoulder throw […]

Patriots 2014 Wide Receivers Preview: Edelman, Amendola, LaFell, Dobson

With the start of training camp just one week away, it’s time to look at the state of the Patriot’s wide receivers heading into the 2014 season. The group was the subject of much criticism last season. While Julian Edelman emerged into a solid replacement for Wes Welker, Danny Amendola and rookie Aaron Dobson struggled […]

Who Should the Patriots Draft With Their First Pick?

Offense or defense? Trade up or stay put? Just two of the many questions surrounding what the New England Patriots will do with this year’s first round draft pick (29th overall). There are a select few names that come up in each mock draft. And let’s be honest, you can’t turn your head without getting […]

No Rob Gronkowski, No Problem for Patriots Moving Forward

So far in the 2013 season, Rob Gronkowski has missed seven games and he has played in seven games. The Patriots record with Gronkowski is 5-2 and without him is 5-2. The difference this season is the addition of rookies Aaron Dobson and Kenbrell Thompkins. The Patriots are a different team with Gronkowski than they […]

Notes and Observations, Week 15: Patriots Let One Slip Away Against Dolphins

With the Broncos loss on Thursday night, the Patriots had a chance to claim the number one seed in the AFC. All they had to do was win the rest of their games. How did they respond? They let a very winnable game slip away to a division rival who is making a late season […]

Week 13 Notes and Observations: Patriots Survive Trap Game, Beat Texans 34-31

This game had all the makings of a classic trap game. The Patriots were coming off two huge prime time games against the Panthers and Broncos, and the Texans had lost nine straight games. The Texans’ record may have said 2-9, but most of the games they lost were decided by seven points or less. There […]

The Case for Kenbrell Thompkins

The Patriots offense is still trying to find its identity and Kenbrell Thompkins needs to be a part of it. Because he is the type of selfless player that the team cultivates, Thompkins himself would never say this but his play on the field does. Thompkins, an undrafted rookie out of the University of Cincinnati, […]

Week 12 Preview: Broncos Take On Patriots in Brady-Manning XIV

The most anticipated game of the year for the Patriots has finally arrived! The 9-1 Denver Broncos will be coming to face the 7-3 New England Patriots. Two of the top AFC teams will be facing off in this epic match-up and the Brady v. Manning rivalry will once again be renewed. Manning will be […]

Week 9 Notes and Observations: Patriots Offense Finally Looks Sharp in 55-31 Win Over Steelers

The first half of this season has been an amazing coaching job by Bill Belichick and his staff. The offseason was highlighted by Aaron Hernandez going to jail on a murder charge, as well as the fact that the Patriots let Wes Welker go to the conference rival Denver Broncos. This season itself has been […]

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 […]

Week 3 Notes and Observations: Offense Finally Clicks, Patriots Beat Buccaneers 23-3

This was the game that everyone has been hoping to see. The defense continued to show how good they really are, and the offense finally found some type of rhythm to give the doubters something to be happy about. No one is picking the Buccaneers to win any Super Bowls anytime soon, but a win […]