New England Patriots

NFL 2017 Week 4 Predictions: Carolina Panthers vs. New England Patriots

Predictions for the Week 4 Match-up of Carolina Panthers vs New England Patriots Light hearted predictions that more than likely won’t come true.   Christian McCaffrey will have a monstrous game, combining for 150+ rushing and receiving yards. Coming off a 117 yard game against the Bills, Christian McCaffrey is set to light up the Patriots defense with his best game of the season so far. He will also score his first touchdown (1 of […]

New England Patriots

2017 Patriots: Phillip Dorsett & Making Sense of the Roster Cut-Down

What Phillip Dorsett Brings to the Table The biggest move of the day for the Patriots, and the entire league, was trading 3rd string quarterback Jacoby Brissett to the Indianapolis Colts in exchange for wide receiver Phillip Dorsett. It’s not often that you see a player-for-player exchange in the NFL, so let’s take a look at the implications of this trade: The Patriots fill a special teams need. By all accounts, Dorsett has the appearance […]

New England Patriots

What I Saw from the Preseason: 2017 New England Patriots

We all know the preseason doesn’t matter (unless it involves catastrophic injury), so I’ll keep this brief. Here are some key takeaways through three weeks of Patriots preseason play. 1) Julian Edelman. I am typing this ahead of an official diagnosis, so hopefully things will turn out better than a season-ending ACL injury. Without Edelman, the Patriots offense suddenly looks more vulnerable than it did just days ago. It cannot be overstated how valuable Julian […]

LeGarrette Blount Tender

Why Is Everyone Upset Over the LeGarrette Bount Tender?

What’s Going On The Patriots placed an infrequently used unrestricted free-agent tender on LeGarette Blount last Tuesday, the final day of compensatory pick calculations. LeGarrette Blount is currently a free agent with interest from multiple teams outside of the Patriots organization. What this Means The unrestricted free-agent tender has been so rarely used (some reports say it has never been used before) that it’s natural for confusion to occur over what the move means. Essentially, […]

NFL Draft 2017

NFL Draft 2017: Favorite Picks from the First Round

Disclaimer: While it’s fun to evaluate selections in April, almost none of it matters until we see the players on the field in September. Each of the following picks could be viewed as a total bust two years from now. However, given the information available at the time of writing, here are a few of my favorite selections following the first round of the 2017 NFL draft. In no particular order: Philadelphia Eagles 14th Overall: […]

Eagles 2017 Draft

Philadelphia Eagles 2017 Draft: First Two Rounds

The Philadelphia Eagles are one of the most interesting teams to watch over the next season because of their unique position relative to the rest of the league. They may become a dominant, year-after-year playoff contender, or they could fall completely flat and continue a decade of mid-tier mediocrity. The Eagles are building a good roster. They have their quarterback (time will tell Wentz’s fate, but the ceiling is high), and an incredible defensive front. Jim Schwartz […]