Sports of Boston concludes its position-by-position preview of the 2011 Patriots with the most important position of all: the quarterback. Now, not every great quarterback won a Super Bowl, and not every Super Bowl champion team had a great quarterback. Quarterbacks need quality receivers, and teams can structure themselves around a running game or even […]
It seems like just yesterday that the NFL lockout finally ended and training camp began for the New England Patriots. Actually, it was less than two weeks ago. And now the Patriots are hours from their first preseason game, against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. Patriots starters usually play for just a few plays […]
In yet another bombshell out of Foxboro, the Patriots have released long-time defensive end Ty Warren, who missed all of last season after suffering a labral tear in his hip. They could re-sign him at a lower salary, but still the move to cut him is shocking, considering he was at practice on Thursday. According […]
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 […]
On Draft Weekend 2008, the Patriots selected a project quarterback from San Diego State University. Known for his big arm and ability to move outside the pocket, many felt the 6-6, 225-pound rookie eventually would take over for Tom Brady. A year later, New England released 2008 third round pick Kevin O’Connell. Now, Bill Belichick […]
Wow. The Patriots drafted Arkansas quarterback Ryan Mallett with their second third round pick. A pick prior, New England took LSU running back Stevan Ridley. Mallett was ranked as our No. 2 quarterback in the draft, and the Patriots reportedly had him as their top quarterback. Ridley, who rushed for 1,000 plus yards last season […]
With the NFL Draft under two weeks away, let’s look at our positional rankings for the quarterbacks in the draft. 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.