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Jimmy Garoppolo isn’t ready to take over for Tom Brady just yet, despite his quick release and impressive pickup of New England Patriots speak.
Garoppolo is still fighting Ryan Mallett for the No. 2 role, and that battle could get close in training camp. Garoppolo will have to progress to beat out Mallett for a roster spot, however. Garoppolo said his aim is to be “consistently good, not occasionally great.” The rookie has showed occasionally great moments, but he has lacked his desired consistency.
Garoppolo had to take a lap in Wednesday’s practice after bumbling a snap, and he went just 3-for-15 in 11-on-11 drills. He was much better on Tuesday, however, and he showed progress throughout organized team activities.
Mallett didn’t have a chance to defend his backup spot on the roster during minicamp because of an undisclosed injury, but the fourth-year pro also has to show improvement to ensure his roster spot.
Check out this week’s winners and losers from minicamp:
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Mike Pettine was raised in a Rex Ryan defense back when the two of them were in Baltimore Nd Mike very rarely holds his tongue. Well in a SI MMQB article Pettine the new Browns head coach was asked about his small playbook and he immediately took a shot at the Patriots. “We know in […]
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WATERTOWN, Mass. — Devin McCourty didn’t seem overly concerned when talking about star cornerback Darrelle Revis’ absence from New England Patriots minicamp. In fact, the Patriots safety chose to focus on the positives of a starter being out of practice.
Organized team activities and minicamp are the perfect opportunity for a team to jell, and while nearly every player is...
Leading up to the 2014 NFL Draft, very few considered linebacker depth amongst the New England Patriots' pressing needs.This despite the fact that weak side mainstay and defensive captain Jerod Mayo missed the last 10 games of the season after tearing his pectoral muscle, and not taking into account that starting middle linebacker Brandon Spikes was essentially fired late last...
FOXBORO, Mass. – There are no hard feelings between the New England Patriots and Vince Wilfork now that the big nose tackle is back on the practice field.
Just three short months ago, it seemed that Wilfork’s tenure with the Patriots was nearing an end. Reports came out that Wilfork had asked for his release after the Patriots approached him to restructure his contract, and...
Former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez is trying to be moved to a prison closer to Boston due to concerns over his safety, according to the Providence Journal.
Hernandez’s Boston-based attorneys, in a request filed Friday, say they have to travel too far to meet him at the Bristol County jail in Dartmouth.
And the lawyers say they can’t always talk privately with Hernandez...
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The New England Patriots look primed for another division-winning season, but the team has major voids in depth for the second straight year.
Narrowing down a 53-man roster projection typically is a difficult task. After first glance, it’s normal to wind up with 56 or 57 players making the roster, but after going through the easy cuts in NESN.com’s first 53-man roster projection...
The offseason is essentially complete, as teams wind down between now and the start of training camp, it’s possible to assess what each team has on their roster; things are essentially set, especially in terms of starting lineups.
That being the case, it’s also time to start looking at how teams stack up within their division. One of the best ways to do that is to select the...
Wednesday was the second day of New England Patriots minicamp, and we’re already learning some valuable things about the team.
For starters, despite some trying to say he’s no longer an elite quarterback, Tom Brady is looking like the same old Tom Brady. The lower-than-usual numbers Brady put up in 2013 were partly due to a lack of healthy veteran receivers. Luckily, those...
Aaron Hernandez is trying to get moved from the jail he currently resides in Bristol County Jail.
He believes that the situation is not safe for him after word came out that he threatened an officer’s life. This is a claim that Hernandez actually denies. Here are the details:
“Surely, there is now reason to be seriously concerned about Hernandez’s personal safety while housed...
Even a playoff team has room for improvement.
That’s what the New England Patriots made clear throughout their mandatory minicamp, which ended on Thursday. A 12-4 team like the Patriots were last season still has issues to address. As quarterback Tom Brady put it, “It can always be better.”
And the Pats certainly seem to be headed in that direction. They’ve added a slew...
Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis has become famous for making people disappear.
Yesterday, he pulled the same act on himself.
Revis didn’t practice for the first time since the media has been able to witness the Pats’ offseason workouts. However, it’s not considered any type of long-term concern. The Patriots wrap up minicamp today before taking off for a month prior to...
Things a Jersey Guy noted this week: Aaron Hernandez was in court again this week. More arguments by lawyers, who are piling up more billable hours, with more stories coming out about the way the former Patriot tight end lived…Read more →
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The New England Patriots upgraded their once porous secondary during free agency by adding pro bowl cornerback Darrelle Revis, Brandon Browner, and Patrick Chung to their secondary to join Devin McCourty, Kyle Arrington, Alfonzo Dennard and Logan Ryan. They have the added key pieces to fill a unit that has ranked among the worst in the league for several...