Patriots' Post-Cut Analysis - Options On Defense Almost Unfair

Do the New England Patriots have ten defensive linemen or ten linebackers?Is it too much to ask for both? For the past few seasons, the answer to that question would have been straight forward as the Patriots base defense was a standard brand 4-3, even though they were in their sub-nickle over half of the time - and not necessarily by design, but by need as injuries forced coach...
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Patriots Played Ryan Mallett Trade Safe, Smart Despite Low Compensation

Bill Belichick wasn’t going to trade Ryan Mallett until he knew that the New England Patriots had a better backup quarterback to fill his void. The Patriots probably could have received higher compensation for Mallett than the reported conditional seventh-round pick that the Houston Texans gave up in a trade, but Belichick didn’t want to be left with Brian Hoyer as a backup...
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Patriots trade Ryan Mallett to Texans

The New England Patriots have traded quarterback Ryan Mallett to the Houston Texans, reports NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport. Ryan Mallett has been traded to the #Texans, source says — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August 31, 2014 Why did the #Texans have to trade for Ryan Mallett instead of claim him? The #Cowboys were in talks with #Patriots, too. — Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) August...
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Patriots Waiver Wire, Practice Squad Adds: Linebacker, Long Snapper Needed

The New England Patriots completed their first draft of the 53-man roster on Saturday, but that list of players will go through many changes before the team suits up in Week 1 of the regular season against the Miami Dolphins next week. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the team has been scouring through the waiver wire, and it would be unsurprising for the team to place a few...
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"I wonder how much Bill Belichick is factoring in a potential 2016 compensatory draft choice when..."

“I wonder how much Bill Belichick is factoring in a potential 2016 compensatory draft choice...
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New England Patriots: Rookie Preseason Grades

Bill Belichick values... wel... value both in the draft and free-agency. Who better takes advantage of cast-offs (think LeGarrette Blount) than the genius himself? The New England Patriots are certainly no worse-off than any other team in the league, despite criticism, often harsh at times, that his draft decisions are less-than-stellar. Some in New England even question his genius...
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New England Patriots Preseason Wrap: The Good, Bad & Ugly

The purpose of this article is not to predict the 53-man roster, many others have already done that. You can check out one here. Plenty has been made of bubble players and their chances of sticking with the New England Patriots in 2014.My goal here is to share my observations on what has been good, or not so good, in the preseason in the way of personnel, performance, and value....
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Steve Beauharnais, Danny Aiken Among Patriots’ Most Surprising Roster Cuts

The New England Patriots’ initial 53-man roster is set, but it’s far from finalized. Over the next eight days, the Patriots will continue to make transactions before next Sunday’s Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ front office’s job isn’t done for the day, either. Now that they have dropped 22 players from their active roster...
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Weekly Rewind: Garoppolo; Belichick’s worst cuts; Brady’s pissed; Tim Wright

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - How did Jimmy Garoppolo do in the Patriots’ preseason finale? (READ) - A brief history of Bill Belichick’s most cold-blooded cuts. (READ) - How’d Tom Brady react when he heard Logan Mankins was traded? (READ) - What...
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2014 Season Preview: AFC East

The time has come … the start is near … we have reached the beginning of the regular season in the NFL.  But, before we get to the first game on Thursday, there are still some storylines to discuss and predictions to be made.  In this season preview, I will breakdown the players to watch in each division and make some season predictions across the NFL.  AFC East: New England...
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2014 New England Patriots Preview: Bill Belichick gets more talent | The MMQB with Peter King

2014 New England Patriots Preview: Bill Belichick gets more talent | The MMQB with Peter King:...
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Tom Brady Makes Rare Cameo As Extra Point Holder For Patriots (GIF)

Jimmy Garappolo took every snap at quarterback for the New England Patriots on Thursday, but Tom Brady’s night wasn’t entirely uneventful. The quarterback entered the game for one play midway through the second quarter of the Patriots’ final preseason game, serving as the holder on a Stephen Gostkowski extra point. Punter Ryan Allen normally handles the holding duties for...
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Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection: Ryan Mallett, Stevan Ridley Make The Cut

The New England Patriots’ locker room will be tense over the next three days. Bill Belichick and the Patriots’ coaches and front office will review the game film from Thursday night’s preseason finale against the New York Giants and make their final roster decisions before they must cut 22 players by Saturday at 6 p.m. to whittle their roster down to 53 players. The Patriots’...
2 days ago  |  Discuss

A brief history of Bill Belichick’s cold-blooded cuts

The big NFL news of this week, besides Josh Gordon’s ludicrous yearlong suspension, was the Patriots’ trading of All-Pro Guard Logan Mankins to the Buccaneers. Mankins was a 6x Pro-Bowler in New England and one of the last iconic players left over from the Super Bowl teams of years past. In exchange for Mankins, Tampa shipped over “move” Tight End Tim Wright (a college Wideout...
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Bill Belichick Doesn’t Care About Soccer (Photo)

This is how Bill watches soccer games.  It’s been about a month and a half since the World Cup ended and you can tell that the hype had died. A reporter asked Bill Belichick about US soccer player, Jermaine Jones, being signed by the New England Revolution. His response is PRICELESS. Here’s the tweet that provided this classic answer: Love this answer from Belichick the other...
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Tony Gonzalez: ‘Probably No Chance’ Of Returning To NFL Despite Offers

Future Hall of Famer Tony Gonzalez plans on staying retired — probably. The tight end, who called it a career this past winter after 17 NFL seasons, said Thursday that it’s unlikely he’ll strap the pads back on for one last shot at Super Bowl ring. He did not rule out the possibility entirely, though. “There is probably no chance of me coming back to play,” Gonzalez said...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Reporter Asks Bill Belichick About The NE Revolution, Belichick Gives Perfect Answer

For some unknown reason a reporter asked Bill Belichick during his media availability about the New England Revolution signing Jermaine Jones. What encouraged him to do that is beyond me, but Belichick’s response was perfect. [@BenVolin] The post Reporter Asks Bill Belichick About The NE Revolution, Belichick Gives Perfect Answer appeared first on Diehardsport.
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Can any of these 10 guys to watch be future stars for the New England Patriots?

Tonight, every NFL team plays their final preseason game. The next time we’ll see them on the field, it will be the opening weekend of the season. That means that this weekend, there won’t be any professional football to watch. For the only time until after the Super Bowl, the NFL won’t dominate the conversation and be on nearly every television. So what’s a fan to do with...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots: In Bill We Trust

The holding line for New England Patriots fans for a more than a decade has been the title of this article. Trust in Bill Belichick. Keep the faith. The Hoodie knows, he always knows. Stars have come and gone. Richard Seymour, one of the Patriots’ best (and only, at the time) pass rushers traded to the Raiders in his prime. Wes Welker, one of the most beloved players in team history...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick named as top-5 on the hot seat

And then there was one. The “dress rehearsal” is in the books, the starters are on the shelf until the regular season opener and now it’s time to battle for the few remaining roster spots. The final week of the preseason is upon us. Heading into the last round of exhibitions, there are countless players on the hot seat. Every team will have to make 22 cuts by Saturday, so a...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots Rumors: Logan Mankins refused pay cut

Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots are notorious for making "head scratching" moves during the off-season. They usually pan out for the Patriots but the latest roster move by Belichick had people asking why?Earlier this week the Patriots dealt pro-bowl guard Logan Mankins to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers for tight end Tim Wright and a draft pick. Mankins, the 32-year...
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3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: ‘I Don’t Know Anything About Soccer,’ Not Even Rules

Call the sport of soccer “unlucky,” because it lacks a fan in Bill Belichick. The New England Patriots head coach was asked about the the New England Revolution’s acquisition of Jermaine Jones, for some reason, and the normally staid coach supplied one of the the great passive-aggressive responses. Basically, Belichick admitted that he knows the Patriots and the Revs play in...
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Drone Invaded Airspace for Chiefs-Panthers Preseason Game

Where was New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick? According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police in North Carolina, a ‘camera-toting’ drone flew into the airspace at Bank of America Stadium during a Carolina Panthers and Kansas City Chiefs preseason game back on August 17th (via Charlotte Observer).  In a hilarious blurb from the original report, the Charlotte Observer concluded...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 4.0

After Bill Belichick sent shockwaves through Patriots nation by trading six-time pro bowler Logan Mankins, attempting to figure out how he plans to trim the roster from 75 players to 53, may be considered an exercise in futility. So without further ado, here's the latest projection in the series.
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4 days ago  |  Discuss

Don't bother asking Bill Belichick a soccer question

Don’t ask Bill Belichick — head coach of the New England Patriots — his opinion on Jermaine Jones signing with the New England Revolution. Bill Belichick doesn’t care about the New England Revolution. Bill Belichick doesn’t care about soccer. Bill Belichick cares about winning football games. Love this answer from Belichick the other day when asked about the NE Revolution...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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