OTAs Will Help Patriots Create Chemistry With New Players (Video)

Organized team activities may not seem like the most vital part of the NFL offseason, but they serve their purpose. The New England Patriots kicked off their OTAs on Tuesday, and the team will benefit most from the mental aspect of the activities. Full contact is not allowed in these practices, so teams spend a lot of time getting to know formations, as well as each other. With big additions...
May 29, 2014  |  Discuss

Patriots Have Best Secondary On Paper, But Chemistry Will Be Key (Video)

Head coach Bill Belichick made some big moves to the New England Patriots secondary this offseason, and on paper, it looks like it could be the best in the AFC. After losing cornerback Aqib Talib to the Denver Broncos in free agency, the Pats added not one, but two big corners in Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner. Those two help make up what will likely be a strong starting defensive...
May 24, 2014  |  Discuss

Drafting Jimmy Garoppolo High Was Good Move For Patriots (Video)

The New England Patriots used their second pick in the 2014 NFL draft to select 22-year-old quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo out of Eastern Illinois University. Patriots insider Matt Chatham joined Elle Duncan to talk about what Garoppolo can bring to the table in New England, and how the move impacts the Pats’ future. Chatham also broke down the Pats’ first-round pick, Dominique...
May 10, 2014  |  Discuss

Joe Andruzzi’s Foundation Continues ‘(Up)Beat’ Tradition In Boston Marathon

The Joe Andruzzi Foundation’s slogan “(Up)Beat Cancer” represents its aim to maintain a positive outlook in times of struggle. Former New England Patriots Joe Andruzzi and Matt Chatham, along with several other members of the foundation, did just that when they helped victims of last year’s marathon bombing. “Your goal in life is to have the right people surrounding...
April 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Patriots’ Proposal To Raise Goalposts Likely To Be Approved

NESN’s own Matt Chatham is ready to celebrate. It appears NFL goalposts are finally being raised. The New England Patriots’ proposal to raise goalposts by five feet is expected to pass Wednesday, an source told NFL Media’s Judy Battista on Tuesday. The change will eliminate doubt on field goals and extra points kicked high and to the far left and right. There was some doubt...
March 25, 2014  |  Discuss

Matt Chatham: Darrelle Revis Is One Of Best Of This Generation (Video)

New Patriots cornerback Darrell Revis has gotten a bad rap in New England partially because of his time with the New York Jets. But now he’s a member of the Patriots family, and former Patriots and Jets linebacker Matt Chatham says Revis’ versatility and control will have an immediate impact on the team’s success. Hear Chatham’s full breakdown in the video above.Filed under...
March 19, 2014  |  Discuss

Former Patriot Matt Chatham Levels Streaker During Super Bowl XXXVIII (Video)

Super Bowl XXXVIII might be most known for Janet Jackson’s halftime “wardrobe malfunction,” but that game between the New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers featured another instance of public nudity. It came just before the second-half kickoff, when a British fan named Mark Roberts jogged out to midfield in a referee’s outfit before tearing off said outfit and dancing...
January 30, 2014  |  Discuss

Twitter Tuesday: The importance of Aqib Talib

This keeps getting brushed past, but Demaryius Thomas’ longest reception of the game came in man-to-man coverage vs Talib in 1st quarter — Matt Chatham (@chatham58) January 20, 2014   I know this is supposed to show that having Talib for the whole game wouldn’t have guaranteed that Thomas would have been shut down. But in my mind, this shows the opposite. While Talib allowed...
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January 21, 2014  |  Discuss

Sports Media Musings: The Best & Worst of 2013

My New Years resolution includes a re -commitment to write here more consistently, as in multiple times a week. In order to do so, I’ll need help from you guys, the BSMW community — so send along tips, jokes, articles, or angry missives either to my email – – or, if you fancy yourself the progressive type, Out There in the Twitterverse (@Hadfield__...
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December 30, 2013  |  Discuss

NFL Regular Season Winds Down On Sunday

Weren’t we just in training camp, admiring the work of Zach Sudfeld and how he was going to fill in ably at tight end? Now, the NFL regular season will be over on Sunday, and the Patriots, despite a myriad of injuries, are pretty much right where people expected them to be. With a win on Sunday against Buffalo, they can clinch a first-round bye. A loss likely puts them in the 3...
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December 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Pats defensive adjustment vs. Browns

Love when Matt Chatham busts out the diagrams. #Patriot D change v CLE: 4-3 Over instead of 3-4....
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December 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots defensive gameplan vs. Broncos

Good tweet from Matt Chatham showing how the Pats sold out against the pass and let the Broncos take...
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November 26, 2013  |  Discuss

Former Patriot Matt Chatham Says Biggest Takeaway From Richie Incognito Situation is ‘Importance of Communication’ (Video)

The Richie Incogntio-Jonathan Martin situation has shed some light on an ugly aspect of the NFL. With new drama seemingly unfolding every day, the problems within the Miami Dolphins’ locker room has opened the door to plenty of discussion about how the league should handle this and how teams can prevent this from happening again. Former Patriots Jermaine Wiggins and Matt Chatham joined...
November 10, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Bounce Back From Rough Start, Utilize Run Game to Secure Win Over Dolphins (Video)

The Patriots were able to overcome a dismal start to their game against the Dolphins to secure their sixth win of the season. After a shaky two periods, New England came out strong in the second half, making the needed adjustments and surging to a 27-17 win over Miami. Stevan Ridley breathed some life into the Pats’ offense, rushing for 70 yards on 11 carries and adding a touchdown...
October 27, 2013  |  Discuss

Sox In The Series, Patriots Shoved Aside

The Red Sox will be in the World Series for the third time since 2004 as they will face the St. Louis Cardinals starting on Wednesday night. It has been a season of constant surprise – of the pleasant kind – so unlike what happened the season prior. It’s a team that no one thought would be here, (and when we say no one, we mean no one.) It’s a team that has been doubted all...
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October 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Three Up, Three Down on Patriots Coverage

It seems like a popular thing to do with various posts covering the Patriots, is to list a few players who played well, and a few who were bad. They’re called “stock watch” or “three up, three down” or other equally creative names. Seems like it could be done with media, too. Three Up Tom Curran, CSNNE (web) This post on the Amendola-bashers was the best thing I’ve read...
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September 09, 2013  |  Discuss

CSNNE, WEEI Unveil Patriots Coverage Plans

Both WEEI and CSNNE announced their plans for Patriots coverage this season. Both will have similar programming to years past, with a few minor changes. Comcast SportsNet Announces 2013 Patriots Coverage Some of the highlights of the CSNNE coverage are as follows: Logan Mankins will appear in Postgame Live after every game (Wes Welker was the guest last season) Troy Brown and Ty...
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September 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Wrapping Up The Weekend

The new preseason television format rolled out by the Patriots on Friday night was overall, not bad. It was nice to get some different voices in there, I don’t think anyone was left pining for the days of Don Criqui and Randy Cross. Dan Roche had a few hiccups – “Ben” Vareen – a call in which he was actually trying to correct himself for first getting #34 Shane Vareen confused...
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August 12, 2013  |  Discuss

In The Red Zone: New England Patriots at Philadelphia Eagles Preview – Preseason Game 1

This Week The New England Patriots visit the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, PA on Friday at 7:30 p.m. Tickets Tickets to the game, if available, can be purchased through Ticketmaster.  You can check the availability here. BROADCAST INFORMATION Television Preseason games are carried along the Patriots Television Network...
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August 08, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Preseason Television Network 2013

The Patriots Preseason Television Network is televising three of the New England Patriots four preseason games through out New England and Hawaii. The lone game not covered by the Patriots Preseason Television Network will be carried nationally by FOX on Friday August 16th at home against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. The games on the Patriots Preseason Television Network are...
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August 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Patriots Preseason Network Affiliates, Schedule, and Crew

The Patriots today officially announced the changes to their preseason telecasts. The longtime duo of Don Criqui and Randy Cross is no more, and the format is being changed to something new in the world of football broadcasts: According to Matt Smith, the executive producer of Kraft Sports Productions, the Patriots 2013 preseason game telecasts will be less of a traditional football...
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July 30, 2013  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Offseason Issues in Past, Time to Look Ahead to Upcoming Season (Video)

The Patriots have suffered through a rough offseason, but with training camp starting up next week, it’s time to look ahead to the upcoming season. Former Pats’ players Matt Chatham and Sammy Morris joined NESN’s Adam Pellerin in making some predictions about some of the question marks that still remain for Bill Belichick‘s squad. Watch the above video to hear how many games...
July 17, 2013  |  Discuss

Tim Tebow Circus May Be Mitigated by Timing of Arrival at Minicamp (Video)

The New England Patriots are the kind of organization that likes to keep a low profile, and handles its business internally. That begs the obvious question: With that kind of modus operandi, why would the Pats want to sign Tim Tebow and take on the circus that follows him? According to former Patriot Matt Chatham, Tebow may not bring quite as much attention to the team as some may...
June 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Super Bowl’s Controversial Ending Will Be Greatly Scrutinized in Days to Come (Video)

Super Bowl XLVII had a little bit of everything. But the part of the game that will be most talked about — other than the half-hour power outage, of course — is the controversial ending. On fourth-and-goal from inside the Ravens’ 5-yard line with less than two minutes to play, 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick tossed a fade to Michael Crabtree in the end zone. Crabtree jostled...
February 03, 2013  |  Discuss

Matt Chatham Stresses Routine for Patriots on Eve of AFC Championship Game (Video)

Matt Chatham is no stranger to playoff football, having suited up for all three of the Patriots’ Super Bowl championship teams. The former special teams maven gave NESN Daily some insight into a player’s mindset the night before a big game — like the one New England will play against the Ravens on Sunday. Each player has his own routine leading up to game day, and Chatham stressed...
January 19, 2013  |  Discuss
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