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Patriots Offensive Line Faces Big Test Against Detroit

Since the Patriots settled on the starting offensive line combination of Nate Solder, Dan Connolly, Bryan Stork, Ryan Wendell, and Sebastian Vollmer, they have seriously improved their ability to protect Tom Brady. It is no coincidence that the team is 6-1 (including the Kansas City loss) since the unit began playing together in week four. In […]

Notes and Observations Week 11: Patriots Extend Lead in the AFC by Beating Colts 42-20 in Primetime

Until Sunday night, the Patriots had never won in Lucas Oil stadium. It stood as the place where Ahmad Bradshaw reluctantly scored a Super Bowl winning touchdown, and of course the infamous “4th and 2″ play. Last night the Patriots once again asserted their dominance in the AFC. In the process they took another one […]

Notes and Observations Week 5: Patriots Return to Form, Blow Out Bengals 43-17

What a difference a week makes. After all the doom and gloom from the media that the Patriots were meeting their demise, Tom Brady was too old, and Bill Belichick wasn’t the same coach, the Patriots came out in prime time and handled the last remaining undefeated team in the NFL. If it wasn’t for […]

Notes and Observations Week 4: Chiefs Embarrass Patriots in 41-14 Blowout

That was the ugliest game in the Tom Brady, Bill Belichick era of the New  England Patriots. It’s safe to say everyone is feeling better about that 16-9 win last week after witnessing the primetime beatdown in Kansas City. The offense was nonexistent and the defense had no answer for whatever the Chiefs decided to […]

Notes and Observations, Week 3: Offense Struggles, Patriots Top Raiders 16-9

As Al Davis said “Just win baby.” The only positive out of Sunday’s game against the Raiders is that the Patriots improved their record to 2-1. Thankfully the defense played well enough and made the big play when they needed it. Tom Brady and the rest of the offense continued to look out of sync […]

Week 1 Film Review: Patriots at Dolphins

Throughout the season I’ll be reviewing the each Patriot’s game via the All-22 film. My goal is to provide some insightful analysis about what went right and what went wrong, without the emotion of a reactionary Sunday or Monday post-game article. I’ll be tracking players throughout the season on a +/- scale. A plus is […]

2014 Patriots Offensive Line Preview: Solder, Mankins, Stork, Cannon, Vollmer

Compared to years past, 2013 was a rocky season for the Patriot’s offensive line. Tom Brady was sacked a near career-high 40 times last season. While part of that can be attributed to Brady’s lack of faith in some of his young receivers, but there’s no doubt that the offensive line must step up in […]

2013 Patriots Position Preview: Offensive Lineman

The Patriots offense has always been a consistently feared element of the team. With a Hall of Fame quarterback behind center, the offense has ranked in the top five for total offense five out of the last six seasons. The running game last season dramatically improved behind the legs of running back Stevan Ridley. However, […]

Matt Light Made Patriots Offensive Line Much, Much Better

When the 2012 New England Patriots kick off their season in a few months, many of the faces will look familiar. Tom Brady, Rob Gronkowski and Wes Welker will still be there, picking apart defenses. Jerod Mayo will still blow up any receiver foolhardy enough to run across the middle of the field. Stephen Gostkowski […]

New England Patriots Report Card: Week 6

For the first 25 minutes the New England Patriots had the ball against the Dallas Cowboys in Week 6, they played sloppy, uncreative football. But down three points with 2:31 left in the game, Tom Brady led a precision air-strike that culminated in Brady’s 8-yard bullet to Aaron Hernandez in the end zone, completing yet […]

Report Card (Patriots 2011 Draft Report): Grading The Draft Selections

After months of anticipation, countless draft profiles, and pointless mock drafts, the 2011 NFL Draft has come to a close. With that said, this is our last Patriots 2011 draft report, so we thought it would be a perfect time to reflect back to this weekend and play the role of professor. Who’s knows, with […]

Patriots Draft Colorado OT Nate Solder With 17th Pick

Surprise surprise. The Patriots elected to actually select a player with pick No. 17 in the first round of the NFL Draft. The Patriots select Colorado offensive tackle Nate Solder. Solder was ranked No. 1 in our offensive tackle rankings and appeared in one of our previous mocks. Solder is a developmental prospect that could […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: OT Rankings

The long-awaited NFL Draft is finally on the horizon. But before then, let’s take a further look at our positional rankings. One thing to note is our “Patriots Interest Scale.” Using our best judgment we have placed a ranking, 0-10, on whether or not the Patriots appear to have interest in the prospect.

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Nate Solder, Colorado

Nate Solder, OT, Colorado Height: 6-8 Weight: 319 40: 5.05 2010 stats: N/A (offensive line stats are not recorded) Overview: You won’t find many guys who are 6’8″ with light feet and the agility of  a 6’3″, 250-pound linebacker. However, Colorado’s Nate Solder  fits the bill. Size is just one of Solder’s many strengths that […]

Patriots 2011 Draft Report: Mock Draft (March 8)

There isn’t a team that is in better position in terms of draft picks then the New England Patriots. The Patriots have nine total selections, including six out of the first 100. Although it’s likely that the Patriots will trade some of their picks, we’re going to take out the trade possibility in our mock […]