8:09 PM EST, Tue January 19, 2021
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Patriots’ Mike Onwenu lands on 2020 PFWA All-Rookie team

Patriots’ Mike Onwenu lands on 2020 PFWA All-Rookie team

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Michigan product Mike Onwenu arrived at pick No. 182 overall last April. One member of the New England Patriots’ 2020 draft class finds himself on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-Rookie team. The PFWA announced Tuesday that Mike Onwenu has secured a guard spot on the first-year roster. Onwenu, 23, arrived in the sixth round of last April’s NFL draft at pick No. 182 overall. The 6-foot-3, 350-pound Michigan product went on to start all 16 games during the regular season for New England. Onwenu got the nod at...
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Richard Seymour deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Richard Seymour deserves to be in the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Related: Richard Seymour named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for third straight year lLater today, the Pro Football Hall of Fame electorate will get together to decide who will get one of the famed golden jackets this year and be enshrined into the NFL’s harrowed halls. This honor has been an elusive one for Richard Seymour so far, but he does have another chance: for the third straight year, Seymour is on the ballot as a finalist. The New England Patriots great and former Raider faces some impressive competition for one of the up to five spots in the 2021 Hall of Fame...
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New England Patriots links 1/19/21 - Folk-lure: Pats will have to pay to keep reliable kicker

New England Patriots links 1/19/21 - Folk-lure: Pats will have to pay to keep reliable kicker

Nick Folk celebrates 50-yard game-winning field goal vs. Arizona | Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Daily news and links for Tuesday TEAM TALK Patriots assistant running backs and kick returners coach Troy Brown and defensive line coach Demarcus Covington will take part as coaches in the 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl. Angelique Fiske talks about Matthew Slater and Bill Belichick sharing the importance of the team’s ‘Monday meetings’ on racism and social justice. LOCAL LINKS Alex Barth explores whether the Patriots will take a short-term or long-term approach at kicker:...
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Tom Brady ‘would love to see’ Richard Seymour make the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Tom Brady ‘would love to see’ Richard Seymour make the Pro Football Hall of Fame

Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/ Related: Richard Seymour named Pro Football Hall of Fame finalist for third straight year The Pro Football Hall of Fame voters will get together today to decide the fate of this year’s finalists — a group that includes former New England Patriots defensive tackle Richard Seymour for the third straight year. While it remains to be seen if Seymour makes the cut this time, he does have the support of one of his former teammates. Long-time Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who is currently preparing to play in his first NFC Championship Game as a...
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Patriots offseason preview: Major changes could be on the horizon for New England’s interior O-line

Patriots offseason preview: Major changes could be on the horizon for New England’s interior O-line

Staff Photo By Matt Stone/ MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Related: Patriots offseason preview: Has New England found its offensive tackles of the future? While the NFL playoffs are still underway with fou teams left standing, the New England Patriots are already in the process of turning their attention towards what lies ahead: after not qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 2008, the offseason has arrived at Gillette Stadium — and it will be one of major intrigue considering that the 7-9 squad has a long list of players scheduled to enter free agency...
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There is growing buzz about Josh McDaniels and the Eagles

There is growing buzz about Josh McDaniels and the Eagles

Photo by Kathryn Riley/ Related: Who is Josh McDaniels competing with for the Eagles’ head coaching job? The New England Patriots already lost one organizational cornerstone earlier this offseason, when director of player personnel Nick Caserio left the team to become the Houston Texans’ next general manager. It now appears as if they could be on the verge of losing another, with Josh McDaniels seemingly establishing himself as the frontrunner for the Philadelphia Eagles’ vacant head coaching position. While a lot can still change over the coming hours and days...
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Two Patriots assistants to coach at 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl

Two Patriots assistants to coach at 2021 East-West Shrine Bowl

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Related: NFL combine, pre-draft process to look drastically different in 2021 Two weeks removed from their final regular season game, the New England Patriots are in full offseason mode. This also includes preparing for the NFL’s 2021 draft, although the Coronavirus pandemic has altered the process quite a bit. Also not immune from this change is the East-West Shrine Bowl, which originally had been scheduled to take place this week in Florida. The pandemic forced the organizers to cancel the event. In its place, however, a...
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NFL combine, pre-draft process to look drastically different in 2021

NFL combine, pre-draft process to look drastically different in 2021

Photo by Joe Robbins/ Related: Drafting an offseason plan to reload the Patriots for the 2021 season With only four teams left standing in the NFL’s playoff tournament, the focus within the league has started to turn towards organizing an offseason that once again will be impacted by the Coronavirus. As a result of the pandemic, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell sent a memo to the 32 organizations informing them of changes that will be made to the scouting combine originally scheduled to take place in Indianapolis in early March. Long story short, the combine as we know...
Jan 18, 2021
Jake Bailey, Gunner Olszewski represent Patriots on 2020 PFWA All-NFL team

Jake Bailey, Gunner Olszewski represent Patriots on 2020 PFWA All-NFL team

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Both had earned first-team All-Pro honors from the Associated Press this January. The New England Patriots are represented by two sophomores on the Pro Football Writers of America’s All-NFL team. Punter Jake Bailey and punt returner Gunner Olszewski have earned selections following the 2020 campaign, the PFWA announced Monday afternoon. Both also reside on the All-AFC roster. The 23-year-old Bailey averaged 48.7 yards per punt and a league-leading net average of 45.6 yards per punt during New England’s 7-9 regular...
Jan 18, 2021
Josh Uche named Patriots’ breakout candidate for 2021

Josh Uche named Patriots’ breakout candidate for 2021

Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Related: Rookie J.J. Taylor left a positive impression despite playing just six games in 2020 The New England Patriots’ linebacker corps suffered some major turnover during the 2020 offseason, with Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins leaving in free agency, and Dont’a Hightower later opting out of the season over Coronavirus concerns. The team did also add some youth to the group, however, with Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings both hearing their names called on Day Two of the draft. One of them, Uche, has now been identified...
Jan 18, 2021
Marqise Lee ‘eager to get back’ after opting out of 2020 season

Marqise Lee ‘eager to get back’ after opting out of 2020 season

Photo by Justin Edmonds/ Related: Patriots offseason preview: New England needs to upgrade its wide receiver position The New England Patriots are set to get eight players back from the Coronavirus opt-out list heading into the 2020 season. While it remains to be seen whether or not all of them eventually return — linebacker Dont’a Hightower and offensive tackle Marcus Cannon are no safe bets to continue their careers — two are on their way to re-join the club after a one-year hiatus. While running back Brandon Bolden took to social media to confirm that he will...
Jan 18, 2021
The Scho Show ‘I would love to see Deshaun Watson in a Patriots uniform, but...’

The Scho Show ‘I would love to see Deshaun Watson in a Patriots uniform, but...’

Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports Related: Exploring every potential quarterback option for the 2021 Patriots The NFL season rolls on, and thanks to four fascinating divisional round games we now have our Final Four: the Kansas City Chiefs and Buffalo Bills remain standing in the AFC, with the Green Bay Packers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers playing for the right to reach the Super Bowl in the NFC. In this installment of The Scho Show, Mark Schofield walks you through the latest news on Houston Texans quarterback Deshaun Watson and what they might mean for the New England...
Jan 18, 2021
New England Patriots links 1/18/21 - Bucs take page from Patriots, allow opponent to beat themselves

New England Patriots links 1/18/21 - Bucs take page from Patriots, allow opponent to beat themselves

Happier times: Tom Brady with Philip Rivers after the Patriots beat the Chargers in AFC Divisional Round, January 13, 2019 | Staff Photo By Matt Stone/MediaNews Group/Boston Herald Daily news and links for Monday TEAM TALK Mike Dussault wraps up the Patriots’ 2020 season through the lens of the five moments that defined it. 1. Meet the new Pats, same as the old Pats? “...In many ways, their performance in the 21-11 win over the Dolphins was a clear indication of how the season would go. Many of the characteristics, good and bad, would stick with the team for the...
Jan 18, 2021
Julian Edelman congratulates Tom Brady on reaching his 14th conference championship game

Julian Edelman congratulates Tom Brady on reaching his 14th conference championship game

Greg M. Cooper-USA TODAY Sports Related: Ridiculous ‘Is Tom Brady a system quarterback?’ debate keeps going down in flames Even though he changed teams during the offseason and is now playing for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers after two decades as the New England Patriots’ starting quarterback, Tom Brady’s success did not change: the greatest quarterback of all time is headed to yet another conference championship game after helping his team beat the New Orleans Saints in the divisional playoff round with a final score of 30-20. Brady contributed three touchdowns...
Jan 18, 2021
Patriots offseason preview: Has New England found its offensive tackles of the future?

Patriots offseason preview: Has New England found its offensive tackles of the future?

Photo by Maddie Meyer/ Related: Patriots offseason preview: Tight end remains a work in progress for New England While the NFL playoffs are still underway with fou teams left standing, the New England Patriots are already in the process of turning their attention towards what lies ahead: after not qualifying for the postseason for the first time since 2008, the offseason has arrived at Gillette Stadium — and it will be one of major intrigue considering that the 7-9 squad has a long list of players scheduled to enter free agency once the new league year begins. With...