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Five Patriots to Watch Saturday Night

The Patriots will take on the New Orleans Saints in their second preseason game on Saturday night. The game concludes a week that included two days of joint practices. Tom Brady and the Patriots offense shined throughout the two sessions that both teams called valuable. As with the first preseason contest, tonight will feature limited time […]

Patriots to Hold Joint Practices with New Orleans Saints

The Patriots will travel to White Sulpher Springs this week to conduct joint practices with the New Orleans Saints. The practices will be on Wednesday and Thursday of this week, after which the teams will travel to New Orleans and compete in a preseason game on Saturday. Bill Belichick has made a habit of having […]

Patriots Preseason Game One: First Impressions

The Patriots fell to the Packers 22-11  in their first preseason game of 2015. The game saw many key players rest and was an opportunity for younger players and new arrivals to get some game action. Not too much can be learned from a contest like this scheme-wise, as neither team game plans. However, some […]

Observations From Day 11 of Patriots Camp

The Patriots held their final practice before Thursday’s preseason game on Tuesday afternoon. Prior to practice, Bill Belichick said it was a day the team could use to begin the transition to game preparation, most of which will take place on Wednesday. Tom Brady was absent from practice, which forced Jimmy Garoppolo and newcomer Ryan […]

Patriots Rookie Trey Flowers Working to Find His Role

When New England selected Trey Flowers in the fourth round of the 2015 draft, the early thinking was that he could be a pass rusher with power and contribute on passing downs. The 6’2, 266 pound defensive end is not as large as some of the prototypical pass rushers in the NFL, but he uses […]

Training Camp Observations, Day Seven

The Patriots held their seventh training camp practice of 2015 on Thursday. The practice had a heavy situation-focus as well as an “official” element to it. The following are my observations from day seven: NFL referees are in town for three days of practice, which began today. The officials were part of the entire practice, officiating […]

Observations From Day Three of Patriots Training Camp

Day three of Patriots training camp was the first day in pads for the team and there were also a few fresh faces on the practice field. Defensive tackle Dominique Easley practiced for the first time and running back LeGarrette Blount was on the field for the first time this camp, evidence that he passed […]

Robert Kraft Slams League Office in Defense of Tom Brady; Belichick Moves On

In a surprising move, Robert Kraft stepped to the podium before coach Bill Belichick on Wednesday and came out strong against  a league office that he believes unfairly punished his team as well as Tom Brady. When Belichick stepped to the podium, he deflected all questions related to ball deflation or Brady, saying that he […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading Into Camp: 1, Tom Brady

      Tom Brady is the obvious choice to wrap the five most important Patriots heading into training camp series. The quarterback is entering this season amid something he has never dealt with before, a swirl of controversy. He is currently under a four game suspension and will sue the league in Federal Court […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading into Training Camp, 2- Bill Belichick

Head coach Bill Belichick is always essential to the Patriots success, but the 2015 training camp will provide him with potential challenges that are beyond the norm. First, his team is fresh off a Super Bowl win in 2014 and will have to remain hungry and focused as the rest of the league is now […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading Into Training Camp, 3- Rob Gronkowski

Superstar tight end Rob Gronkowski lands at number three on the list of most important Patriots heading into training camp. Number two on the list will be posting Tuesday, stay tuned…   Rob Gronkowski is one of if not the most dynamic weapons in the NFL. No list of important players heading in to camp […]

Five Most Important Patriots Heading into Camp: 4, Devin McCourty

Next up in the five part series of most important Patriots heading into training camp is freshly-extended free safety Devin McCourty.  Number three is likely to post on Sunday, stay tuned… After signing a long term extension in March, Devin McCourty then saw Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Kyle Arrington all leave the secondary. Super […]

Five Key Patriots To Watch in Training Camp: Number Five, Tre Jackson

Over the next week I will be posting a series on the five most important Patriots heading into training camp. First up is number five, rookie guard Tre Jackson.   As this writer highlighted previously (http://sportsofboston.com/2015/06/17/why-tre-jackson-could-be-patriots-most-important-rookie/), Tre Jackson has one of the most important opportunities heading in to camp. With the retirement of Dan Connolly, […]

Report: NFLPA, Brady to Fight if Not Exonerated by Goodell

ABC News reported early Wednesday that Tom Brady and his players association representatives will fight in Federal Court any suspension that is given by Commissioner Roger Goodell when he hands down his appeal decision. In other words, Brady wants to be fully exonerated of any wrong doing or he will go to court. Brady was […]

Patriots, Stephen Gostkowski Agree to Contract Extension

The Patriots and kicker Stephen Gostkowski agreed to a four year contract extension on Wednesday afternoon. Gostkowski was the team’s franchise tag designee, and the deal came before the 4 pm deadline for franchise tag players to sign long term extensions. The deal is worth $17.2 million total and will keep Gostkowski in New England […]