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The New England Patriots have some familiar needs in the NFL draft as they try to improve the secondary and at wide receiver.
Maybe Bill Belichick will choose better than he did in his other 13 drafts with the team.
Unless he makes a trade, he'll have only five picks, so there could be increased emphasis on signing rookie free agents once the three-day draft ends on Saturday.
But drafted players have a better shot at productive careers, although that often hasn't been the case with the Patriots. Five of the eight defensive backs they drafted in the first four rounds during the past six years are no longer with the team.
At wide receiver, the Patriots have chosen four in the last seven years and only one remains.
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New England Patriots director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke to the media Monday, and covered a few subjects pre-draft. Caserio is in the final stages of finalizing the Patriots draft board, and what their strategy is after the draft as well.
He explains that it is a process like many other facets of building a team; he also touched on the strength of the draft in which...
Sound the alarm, Tom Brady might be growing his hair out again!
When the New England Patriots landed Adrian Wilson near the beginning of the Free Agency period, Patriot Nation was hoping that the 33 year old veteran would bring experience and leadership to help anchor a very green New England secondary. According to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Wilson has quickly clicked into the secondary camaraderie.
The first instance of how rapidly Wilson...
When the NFL announced the schedules for the 2013 season I couldn’t help but think back to this moment last year. I sat at my computer giggling to myself like a child as ESPN released the joke that was the 2012 Patriots schedule. Only 2 teams caught my eye as I poured over the list in front of me, and both of them would beat us at some point in the season. The Ravens and the 49ers...
Patriots 2013 Mock Draft Tracker: Updated!
If I was a betting blogger and had to bet on the first...
The New England Patriots boast one of the most passionate fanbases in the NFL. People are starting to question if they win again under the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady regime?The Patriots are always competitive and seem to always be in the Super Bowl or very close to the big game. But it seems like their best days might just be behind them. Their last Super Bowl championship was...
‘Sound FX’ 2012 New England Patriots (by Leander Forbes)
As the 2013 NFL draft approaches, speculation and predictions about the Patriots’ decisions are inevitable.
With needs at cornerback, wide receiver, linebacker and defensive end, the Pats could make any number of selections to benefit the team. Players like Brandon Spikes and Rob Ninkovich have contracts coming to an end after the season, and it’s possible the Patriots could...
98.5 The Sports Hub announced today that Bob Socci (pronounced SO-See) will be the new radio voice of the New England Patriots, replacing the legendary Gil Santos.
Socci has been the radio voice of Navy football for the last 16 years and also was the lead voice
CBS Sports Network’s Patriot League college basketball telecasts.
The Navy and CBS connections surely could...
Devin McCourty was something of a superhero in the Patriots’ secondary last season, as he switched back and forth between cornerback and safety on a near weekly basis. But this offseason the Patriots brought another superhero into the fold.
Adrian Wilson is a 12-year veteran in the NFL and an imposing presence out on the football field. His 6-foot-3, 230-pound frame is big, even...
For the first time in more than three decades, a new voice will be leading the radio broadcasts of Patriots games.
The team announced Wednesday that Milton, Mass., native Bob Socci has been chosen as the new play-by-play man for Patriots games on 98.5 The Sports Hub, replacing broadcasting legend Gil Santos, who retired this offseason after 36 years in the booth.
Every year, I pay less and less attention to the NFL Draft and every year I’m scrambling on draft day to figure out who all the names are that the New England Patriots might draft. Sorry, I really don’t care about random Division 1 FCS player is the huge sleeper or whether so and so got arrested and that’s why he fell. I’ll read about them after they are drafted and make...
It’s draft week! There’s no better part of the offseason, and a week from today, the 2013 Patriots will have taken shape before nearly three months of the dreaded void.
Let’s enjoy it!
The New England Patriots have been slowly but surely bolstering the defensive secondary over the past year. This week is a prime opportunity to continue that work.With the start of the 2013 NFL Draft just a couple days away, The Pats' director of player personnel Nick Caserio spoke with the media Monday about all things draft. And while Caserio didn't let any top secret info...
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