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Pats Pulpit Jun 14, 2018
New England Patriots links 6/14/18 - Number of issues slotted in to be resolved at training camp

New England Patriots links 6/14/18 - Number of issues slotted in to be resolved at training camp

Daily news and links for Thursday LOCAL LINKS Mike Reiss reports an interesting story of how Bill Belichick ‘turned back the clock’ during the final two OTAs this week. Ryan Hannable shares some of his post-spring Patriots thoughts: It was good to see Dont’a Hightower on the field ... It appeared he lost a few pounds, and it’s worth wondering if he gets more snaps at middle linebacker than at defensive end. Karen Guregian calls attention to the issues the Patriots still have to resolve in training camp, beginning with: Who’s in the slot? Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire)...
Pats Pulpit Jun 7, 2018
New England Patriots 2018 roster breakdowns

New England Patriots 2018 roster breakdowns

Let's break down the Patriots' roster one player at a time leading up to the 2018 season. After coming up just short in 2017, the New England Patriots are again among the favorites to win the Super Bowl title this season. Over the next three months we will take a look at the players who will help the team reach pro football's promised land once again – from veterans like Tom Brady and Dont'a Hightower to emerging stars such as Trey Flowers to youngsters like Ryan Izzo and J.C. Jackson.
Pats Pulpit Jun 7, 2018
Dont'a Hightower thinks Patriots defense will be faster, more aggressive in 2018

Dont'a Hightower thinks Patriots defense will be faster, more aggressive in 2018

The team captain spoke about playing under new de-facto coordinator Brian Flores. The New England Patriots defense had an up-and-down year all 2017 long but found its groove late in the season. However, it ended its quest for a sixth Vince Lombardi Trophy on the lowest of notes: During the Patriots' loss in Super Bowl 52, the unit gave up a total of 538 net yards as well as 41 points to the Philadelphia Eagles and was unable to help out an offense productive enough to put the team in a position to win. Four months removed from the game, a lot has changed for the group. Not only have...
Pats Pulpit Jun 7, 2018
New England Patriots links 6/07/18 - Dont’a Hightower sees more aggressive defense under Brian Flores

New England Patriots links 6/07/18 - Dont’a Hightower sees more aggressive defense under Brian Flores

Daily news and links for Thursday TEAM TALK Andy Hart’s Day 2 Blogservations: Minicamp extras. Notable extra work put in by many players; More. Paul Perillo details Day 2 of minicamp: Officials were present and used mostly with special teams drills; TE Troy Niklas (Hercules) checks in; Passing game not as efficient as Day 1; More. Press Conference transcripts: Bill Belichick (8.10 min. video) and David Andrews. Day 2 mini-camp debrief: Paul Perillo and Megan O’Brien discuss what stood out on day 2 of Patriots mini-camp. (2.24 min. video) Media Availability: Duron Harmon,...
ClutchPoints Jun 7, 2018
Patriots news: Dont’a Hightower expects New England defense to be more aggressive under Brian Flores

Patriots news: Dont’a Hightower expects New England defense to be more aggressive under Brian Flores

The New England Patriots are set for a bit of a transition on defense this season following the departure of long-time defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. While not officially the DC in title, linebackers coach Brian Flores will ostensibly have the responsibility to lead that unit after Patricia. One of Flores’ charges in the linebacking corps, […] The post Patriots news: Dont’a Hightower expects New England defense to be more aggressive under Brian Flores appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Chowder and Champions Jun 7, 2018

New England Patriots: Patriots defense changing philosophy under Brian Flores

The New England Patriots defense is looking to be aggressive as they head into the new season. It may be minicamp, but the New England Patriots are turning things up. At Wednesday’s practice, Brian Flores was a big presence on the sidelines demanding a lot from players early in the season. Dont’a Hightower is the […] New England Patriots: Patriots defense changing philosophy under Brian Flores - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!
Fox Sports Jun 6, 2018
Hightower thrilled to be back on Patriots' defense

Hightower thrilled to be back on Patriots' defense

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Dont'a Hightower is clearly thrilled to be back on the field after the frustration of having to sit and watch most of last season on the sidelines.
Pats Pulpit Jun 1, 2018
New England Patriots links 6/01/18 - When the working day is done, oh, Pats just wanna have fun...

New England Patriots links 6/01/18 - When the working day is done, oh, Pats just wanna have fun...

Daily news and links for Friday TEAM TALK Andy Hart’s Blogservations: Young corners getting an OTA look. Paul Perillo notes Dont’a Hightower adds that “in the locker room, it’s not Bill’s job to make this fun and this atmosphere fun; it’s the guys around it.” Press Conference Transcripts: Bill Belichick and Dont’a Hightower. Media Availability: Devin and Jason McCourty, Sony Michel and more. (1 min. video) Highlights: Key takeaways from Thursday’s OTA. (2.48 min. video) LOCAL LINKS Mike Giardi reports Tom Brady has been working out with Julian Edelman in the...
ClutchPoints Jun 1, 2018
Patriots news: Dont’a Hightower says team has fun, admits it’s not for everyone

Patriots news: Dont’a Hightower says team has fun, admits it’s not for everyone

The New England Patriots’ culture has been under attack recently after the revelations of former Patriot Cassius Marsh. The defensive end said he “hated” his time with the team due to its lack of fun. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick responded to those criticisms by saying that winning is what’s important for the team. Linebacker […] The post Patriots news: Dont’a Hightower says team has fun, admits it’s not for everyone appeared first on ClutchPoints.
Pats Pulpit Jun 1, 2018
Dont'a Hightower responds to recent criticism: “Patriot Way not for everybody”

Dont'a Hightower responds to recent criticism: “Patriot Way not for everybody”

Is Bill Belichick’s ship ran so tightly that his players aren’t having any fun? On Thursday night, after watching J.R. Smith lose Game 1 of the NBA Finals for the Cavaliers in one of the biggest sports blunders in history, I decided to hop on over to Patriots.com for a quick football fix in the midst of a basketball-oriented evening. I came across an article called “Patriots having plenty of fun” by Paul Perillo, written for Patriots Football Weekly, in which New England players respond to criticism by other players who said there is no fun to be had in the Patriots organization....
www.bostonherald.com Jun 1, 2018
Patriots notebook: Dont’a Hightower feeling ‘good’ as he participates in OTAs after missing end of last season

Patriots notebook: Dont’a Hightower feeling ‘good’ as he participates in OTAs after missing end of last season

FOXBORO — Dont’a Hightower might not be 100 percent just yet, but having him as a participant at this stage and moving so well is a great sign.The Patriots linebacker, who suffered a torn pectoral muscle last October and missed the remainder of the season, hopes to keep heading in the right direction with an eye toward training camp and the start of the regular season.“It feels good. It’s been a while,” said Hightower, who was essentially a full participant during the Patriots fifth OTA session yesterday. “It feels good to get my feet wet, get my feet back under me. It feels good...
The Republican May 31, 2018
New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower: Still not 100 percent, 'won't know until I get the pads on'

New England Patriots LB Dont'a Hightower: Still not 100 percent, 'won't know until I get the pads on'

Dont'a Hightower, coming off an abbreviated 2017 campaign, was on the field and fully participating in the Patriots' Thursday offseason practice.
NESN.com May 31, 2018
How Dont’a Hightower Improved His Game While Sidelined With Injury

How Dont’a Hightower Improved His Game While Sidelined With Injury

FOXBORO, Mass. — Losing Super Bowl LII was a gut punch to every New England Patriots player who suited up... Read More »
NESN.com May 30, 2018
Dont’a Hightower Among Practice Participants As Patriots OTAs Resume

Dont’a Hightower Among Practice Participants As Patriots OTAs Resume

Dont’a Hightower attended his second straight New England Patriots practice Wednesday morning. The veteran linebacker was among the players present... Read More »
The Republican May 25, 2018
New England Patriots injuries: LB Dont'a Hightower returns to practice field

New England Patriots injuries: LB Dont'a Hightower returns to practice field

New England Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower returned to the practice field on Thursday, according to photos from the team's website.

Dont'a Hightower Photos

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    New England Patriots links 6/14/18 - Number of issues slotted in to be resolved at training camp