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FOXBORO, Mass. – Bill Belichick might have said “training camp is not over” in his press conference after Friday night’s game, but it has certainly ended for fans and media members. We won’t be gleaning muchat practice from here on out, but that just means we’ll be watching the games a little bit closer during the last few weeks of the preseason. No unit has been glaringly bad in New England, though some have not progressed as we had hoped this summer. Check out how the Patriots grade out positionally below. QUARTERBACKS: B+ Tom Brady‘s been an A+, Ryan Mallett‘s been a C+ and Tim Tebow‘s been a D. Averaged out and weighted towards Brady, that becomes a B+ overall for the quarterbacks. Knee injury or not, it doesn’t look like Brady has lost a step at all this summer. I expected more out of Mallett, though. There hasn’t been a practice where Mallett has really shined yet. Now in his third year, expectations were high for the Arkansas product, and so far, he has not delivered. RUNNING

Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript

Bill Belichick Press Conference Transcript: Q: What is your assessment of Jamie Collins after last...

Tim Tebow not stressing looming cuts

It’s no secret that New England Patriots QB Tim Tebow has reveled himself to be not very good.   As his preseason performances get worse and cuts loom large, Tebow is not concerned about whether or not he will be around when the regular season starts in under two weeks.   Please click here to read this story. The post Tim Tebow not stressing looming cuts appeared first on Players View.

Belichick has surprising assessment of Tebow

Belichick: DBs more versatile than in past

BY NICK ST. DENISThanks to some trial an error over the past couple years, the New England Patriots' defensive backs have gained experience playing in multiple spots.And thanks to that experience, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Tuesday he thinks the secondary has "probably more [versatility] than what we've had in the past."". . more guys that are able...

Shane Vereen Looks Primed to Fill, Expand Upon Danny Woodhead’s Old Third-Down Back Role

FOXBORO, Mass. — The Patriots will be throwing out some new faces on offense this season. But one of the most exciting pieces is a player who has been around for three seasons now. Shane Vereen looks set to expand his role in 2013, taking on the old Danny Woodhead/Kevin Faulk third-down back position. Vereen has been flashing his versatility in training camp, lining up at running...

Belichick is always a step ahead

If you had any doubt that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was the Yoda of the NFL these opening weeks of training camp have provided some classic examples of Bill Belichick playing chess while the rest of the league is playing checkers. The past couple training camps the New England Patriots have made it a habit to host joint practices with other NFL teams.  Typically...

Danny Amendola has undisclosed injury

New England Patriots wide receiver Danny Amendola missed practice both Monday and Tuesday with an undisclosed injury. Patriots coach Bill Belichick told reporters Tuesday that the receiver is “day to day.” Amendola and six other players missed 

Kyle Arrington Continues to ‘Expand His Value’ to Patriots Each Year, Bill Belichick Says

FOXBORO, Mass. — With the way Bill Belichick spoke about Kyle Arrington on Tuesday, it’s no wonder the Patriots gave the cornerback a four-year, $16 million contract. That contract came as a surprise to some, especially since Aqib Talib only got one year and $5 million from the team. But it shouldn’t have been a shock. Arrington is a valuable player to the Patriots who...

Bill Belichick says Tim Tebow is getting better... Wait, what?

You read right. Speaking to the media today Bill said he thinks Timmy T is "definitely" improving. Um, are you drunk Bill? I would say his performance in the game Friday vs. the Bucs was a major regression from his game against the Eagles, which was also awful. I'm actually pretty sure that Tebow played about as bad as a quarterback can play. His passes weren'...

Bill Belichick is seeing improvement in Tim Tebow’s game play

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick believes Tim Tebow is showing improvement as a quarterback, despite his awful preseason performance.

Bill Belichick’s Confidence in Stephen Gostkowski Is Reason Enough Not to Fret About Kicker’s Preseason Struggles

Stephen Gostkowski missed another field goal on Friday, but Bill Belichick doesn’t need to start worrying about his kicker just yet. Gostkowski has been the Patriots’ primary place kicker since the team spent a fourth-round pick on him in 2006. For all but eight games — while he sat on injured reserve in 2010 — Gostkowski has been the one kicking field goals for the Patriots...

New England Patriots: 6 Bold Predictions For 2013

I'm not going to tell you that the Patriots are going to win the Super Bowl, but I do believe that they have a much better shot than most are giving them credit for right now. I'm also not going to tell you that Tom Brady will be the MVP of the year, even though that is a distinct possibility given the hooplah over his lack of proven receiving options after a tumultuous offseason...

Follow Up: Grading New England Patriots' TE Contingency Plan

In my article of June 20th (archived here), I attempted to lay to rest the plethora of concerns for the New England Patriots and the disruption of their vaunted passing attack. Specifically, I outlined how they will deal with the gigantic holes left in the wake of the Aaron Hernandez arrest and Rob Gronkowski's surgeries and recovery uncertainty.Stories were flying fast and furious...

Pats' contrasting RBs make comparing tough

BY DAN BEGNOCHEIt's no secret the New England Patriots are planning to use their plethora of talent at running back any way they can to score points, whether it be on the ground, in the air or on special teams.But with a group of playmakers so specialized in one area or another, the real question may be who stays and who goes once the roster begins to thin."I think it'...
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