BRANDON LAFELL NEWS

Brandon LaFell shows a lack of effort in loss

When the Patriots brought in the former Carolina Panther on a 3-year, 9-million dollar contract, the expectations were that Brandon LaFell would bring more size and physicality to a smaller Patriots receiving corps, especially with the uncertainty surrounding Aaron Dobson's foot injury.He certainly has that, at 6'3" 210 pounds, as we saw when he completely leveled Miami...
Via Patriots Life
9 days ago  |  Discuss

You will win if you pick the New England Patriots game this way this weekend

Looking to make this weekend’s slate of NFL games a little more interesting? Heading to Vegas and hoping to make a legal wager (or two)? Or trying to get off to a hot start in the office pool? I’m here to help. Below, you’ll find my picks against the spread for every game on the Week 1 NFL schedule, plus my explanation and rationale for each selection. While I don’t duck...
Via cover32 - Patriots
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Female Friday: Brandon LaFell locks down his own playmaker

Happy Friday everybody! It’s been a long week, and I know everyone is tired and staring blankly at their computer screens after staying up to watch Packers-Seahawks last night. So, since everyone is in this catatonic state I figured I show some pictures of another player-wife. Meet Kristen LaFell! She and her husband Brandon, a new addition to the Pats this year, have been together...
Via cover32 - Patriots
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: New England Patriots set to get back a key player from injury tonight

It’s taken a while, but, according to Jeff Howe of the Boston Herald, Aaron Dobson is finally expected to play tonight in the Patriots final preseason game. Dobson was expected to be the Pats’ top outside receiver entering the offseason, but foot surgery has kept him sidelined and allowed Brandon LaFell and Kenbrell Thompkins to make their marks in camp. While Dobson won’t...
Via cover32 - Patriots
20 days ago  |  Discuss

LaFell: Brady 'expects you exactly where he wants you'

BY DAVID HEIMMoving to Foxborough might just be the best thing to happen to Brandon LaFell in his young career.Playing with a quarterback like Tom Brady is obviously a blessing for a young wide receiver. However, just like any pass-catcher moving into a new offense, getting an early connection down with the signal-caller--regardless of who he is--is goal No. 1 during camp. Insert...
Via AFC East Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

LaFell: Shell-shocked to comfortable

Wide receiver Brandon LaFell knows he has come a long way since joining the New England Patriots, especially in the last two weeks of training camp. “From OTA to now, if I had to put it on a scale from zero to 10, I would say like an 8 now,” LaFell said Tuesday. “OTAs I was shell-shocked, didn’t know what to expect. It was all new to me." On Friday, LaFell's...
Via Pro Sports Daily
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick: Brandon LaFell Could Carve Out Big Role With Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. — Brandon LaFell is in a good place with the New England Patriots — both mentally and physically. LaFell’s locker sits directly next to his starting quarterback, Tom Brady, and the newly signed wide receiver is feeling much more comfortable after three weeks of training camp than he did when he came to Gillette Stadium for organized team activities in May. ...
Via NESN.com
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick says Brandon LaFell's role "may be a big one"

In 2012, the Patriots converted 68.4% of their red zone trips into touchdowns, the 3rd best percentage in the league. Last season, that number saw a significant dip, falling to 58.1%, 8th best in the league. For much of the season, the team lacked a legitimate threat in the red zone with Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Dobson, their biggest receiver, sidelined for much of the year.Getty...
Via Patriots Life
29 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady falling in love with Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell opening eyes in New England (WBZ-TV)Tom Brady might be falling in love with Brandon LaFell, and who can blame him? With Aaron Dobson just coming off the PUP list and Rob Gronkowski making his way back slowly, LaFell is by far the largest target Brady has had consistently this camp. After a slow start, LaFell has come into himself and is playing like he should. Comfort...
Via Patriots Life
August 15, 2014  |  Discuss

LaFell: Pressure's on with contentious depth chart

BY DAN BEGNOCHEWith Julian Edelman and Danny Amendola likely locking up the top two receiving spots on the New England Patriots wide receiver depth chart, a role on the starting roster is slim pickings.With Aaron Dobson back in the mix, he, Kenbrell Thompkins, Josh Boyce and Brandon LaFell will be battling for the likely two or three remaining spots the team will carry at the position...
Via AFC East Daily
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Hoping To Be Patriots’ Big-Bodied Red Zone Threat

FOXBORO, Mass. — Making the same mistake twice can be the death knell for a New England Patriots newcomer. Head coach Bill Belichick preaches making improvements in every practice and fixing mistakes made in past sessions. Free-agent addition Brandon LaFell did just that in Wednesday’s joint practice with the Philadelphia Eagles. The wide receiver got a big rise out of quarterback...
Via NESN.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell Stand Out In Patriots Training Camp (Video)

FOXBORO, Mass. — All Brandon LaFell and Danny Amendola needed was a little outside competition to break out in New England Patriots training camp. The two Patriots wide receivers have shined since last week, when joint practices against the Washington Redskins started up. Amendola is playing his best football this week with the Philadelphia Eagles in town, while LaFell continues...
Via NESN.com
August 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Brandon Lafell - Taller is Better...Sometimes

New England Patriots new wide receiver, Brandon Lafell, might have a history of dropping passes and bobbling the ball. According to quarterback Tom Brady, it’s in the past, and he looks forward to having a bigger target in the redzone this season.
Via CLNS Radio
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon Lafell's one handed catch from Tom Brady

CBS BostonWhen Brandon Lafell signed with the Patriots this off-season he added the tall physical receiver that the receiving corp lacked last year. At 6-foot-2, 210-pounds, He towers over 5 foot 10 Julian Edelman and 5 foot 11 Danny Amendola. Another thing Lafell adds to the receiving corp is another receiver that struggled with drops last year. The New England Patriots led the...
Via Patriots Life
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady praises Brandon LaFell

The New England Patriots offense has been impressive in two days of joint practices with the Washington Redskins, but quarterback Tom Brady says that’s because he is not having to face a pass rush. “I think it’s always challenging out there. I don’t think we have everything figured out,” Brady said Tuesday when asked about the 11-on-11 drills. “They have a great pass...
Via Sports-Glory
August 06, 2014  |  Discuss

Tom Brady: Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola ‘Pygmies’ Compared To Brandon LaFell

Brandon LaFell looks like Manute Bol compared to the rest of the New England Patriots wide receivers, and Tom Brady appreciates having a big target in training camp. Brady had some — jokingly — disparaging remarks about 5-foot-11 Danny Amendola and 5-foot-10 Julian Edelman on Tuesday after joint practices with the Washington Redskins. “I’ve got some of the little pygmies...
Via NESN.com
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

Video: Brandon LaFell with a Randy Moss-like catch vs. Redskins

In Tuesday’s joint practice with the Washington Redskins, the New England Patriots passing game was on point. Tom Brady marched up and down the field during sessions in which the up-tempo offense was a focal point. Receivers Danny Amendola, Julian Edelman, and Brandon LaFell all had impressive performances on the day, with the top highlight being this catch from LaFell: For a...
Via cover32 - Patriots
August 05, 2014  |  Discuss

LaFell: Ball placement sets Brady apart from Newton

BY NICK ST. DENISComing from the Carolina Panthers to the New England Patriots, receiver Brandon LaFell has gone from catching passes from a still developing up-and-comer to a seasoned future Hall-of-Famer.The difference between Cam Newton and Tom Brady? LaFell is figuring it out.“Both guys got strong arms, its just different ball placement," LaFell said last week, via CSNNE...
Via AFC East Daily
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

The receiving corps is still a major issue for the New England Patriots

In the dynasty days of New England, wide receiver was not a chief concern. Due to the dominance of the defense and the fact that the offense was not as relied upon as the potent passing attacks we’ve come to know from the Pats. These days, however, it seems that finding a good stock of reliable pass catchers for Tom Brady is the one main issue to be found with the team. The first...
Via cover32 - Patriots
August 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell Studying Patriots Playbook Every Night To Learn Complex Offense

FOXBORO, Mass. — The nights are a little longer for Brandon LaFell now that he’s joined the New England Patriots. LaFell is spending the evening studying his offensive playbook in hopes that he’ll be ready to contribute for the start of the season. The wide receiver wasn’t used to spending so much time on the playbook with the Carolina Panthers, where he knew the offensive...
Via NESN.com
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Training camp report: Practice Recap - WRs have success and more

Brandon LaFell talks to the media. Photo from Mike Reiss.The Patriots just wrapped up practice and there was a number of interesting things going on aside from Dennard practicing in full pads.According to Mike Reiss (see below), rookie center Bryan Stork was hurt during practice, but walked off under his own power. Ryan Wendell took most of the snaps under center, so that will be...
Via Patriots Life
July 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Training Camp Observations: Kenbrell Thompkins, Brandon LaFell Stand Out

FOXBORO, Mass. — The New England Patriots eased back into practice on Thursday during Day 1 of training camp. The Patriots went without pads or shells on Thursday, which meant no contact and no 1-on-1 drills. The weather cooperated as well, with mild temperatures in the 70s. Training camp practice was run much like organized team activities and minicamp with individual drills...
Via NESN.com
July 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots New Receiver Brandon Lafell a Fit?

Entering an offense that chews and spits out wide receivers yearly, does Brandon Lafell have the time and skill to pick up the Patriots playbook?
Via CLNS Radio
July 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Brandon LaFell could be taking over Aaron Hernandez’s role in the Patriots’ offense

Ben Volin of the Boston Globe reported that the Patriots are utilizing wide receiver Brandon Lafell the way did Aaron Hernandez. It sounds like he might play some tight end. In a story published Friday, Ben Volin of the Boston Globe said to “watch out” for LaFell getting some workin the “‘Hernandez” role” in the New England offense. That would suggest LaFell might...
Via Pro Football Zone
June 20, 2014  |  Discuss

Ryan Mallett, Brandon LaFell Among Patriots Absent From OTAs

FOXBORO, Mass. — Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo were able to get in some extra work on Thursday at organized team activities. Fourth-year backup quarterback Ryan Mallett was among seven New England Patriots players who were not spotted during OTAs. Mallett’s absence was excused, the Boston Herald’s Jeff Howe reported. Wide receivers Aaron Dobson and Brandon LaFell, defensive...
Via NESN.com
June 12, 2014  |  Discuss
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