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ClutchPoints

Ex-Patriots CB Ty Law recalls how Tom Brady said Drew Bledsoe wouldn’t get his job back

Tom Brady’s rise to prominence is certainly one of the most intriguing stories in NFL history. He was originally selected by the New England Patriots as a sixth-round draft pick in 2000, but at the time, Drew Bledsoe had a firm hold on the Patriots’ starting quarterback job. During Brady’s second season, however, Brady took […] The post Ex-Patriots CB Ty Law recalls how Tom Brady said Drew Bledsoe wouldn’t get his job back appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Windy City Gridiron

Exclusive Interview with Anthony Miller: “We’re Bringing that Trophy Home”

Anthony Miller on the shoulder injury, who helped him make the transition, and the future of this Bears squad General Manager Ryan Pace made a number of moves to help the Bears field the most exciting and competitive roster in his tenure. The draft day trade with the New England Patriots that landed the 51st overall selection was used to bring in Anthony Miller, the competitive Wide Receiver from Memphis. Our draft guru, EJ Snyder, had Miller as his #3 WR in the draft and pegged him as “the best possible fit” for Matt Nagy’s offense and a perfect complement to the free agent...

Arrowhead Pride

Arrowheadlines: Chiefs ghosts of playoffs past? Meet Patrick Mahomes

Chiefs headlines for Friday, January 18. The latest Chiefs Misery Has Met Its Match: Patrick Mahomes | Sports Illustrated From that ’15 season until this year, they managed a 1-3 mark in the postseason, adding to their distressed history, and in the worst way, as a top team that faded once the playoffs started. They needed that one final piece, which they obtained in the draft two years ago, trading up to select a young quarterback who didn’t become the starter until this season. “Patrick,” veteran linebacker Justin Houston says. Patriots-Chiefs weather forecast: ‘Arctic...

NESN.com

Mel Kiper’s First Mock Draft Has Patriots Taking Tom Brady’s Potential Successor

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots certainly aren’t thinking about the draft yet, and the former certainly isn’t considering... Read More »

Chowder and Champions

New England Patriots rumors: Why Kyler Murray could impact team’s future

Heisman winner Kyler Murray has decided to enter the NFL Draft rather than pursue a career in baseball, which could actually impact the New England Patriots draft outlook in a huge way. In case you’re unaware, Tom Brady is old. He is actually 41 years old to be exact. Although TB12 is still playing at […] New England Patriots rumors: Why Kyler Murray could impact team’s future - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

Gang Green Nation

Jets mailbag: Will hiring Gregg Williams impact Draft strategy?

We have our first podcast mailbag of the Adam Gase Era. Thanks as always to those of you who sent questions. The show couldn’t happen without you. It was one of those weeks where we had more questions than time to answer all of them. If yours was not answered this week, feel free to resend it next week. On today’s show we look at how the hiring of Gregg Williams might impact the Jets’ Draft approach, whether the Jets should design their uniforms to resemble what the Seahawks have, whether the Jets can handle risky additions the way the Patriots do, how the team would handle a tackle...

Windy City Gridiron

Bears sign Beavers to reserve / futures contract

The Chicago Bears have added a 12th player to their offseason roster. The Chicago Bears added another player to their offeason roster earlier today when they signed offensive lineman Willie Beavers to a reserve/futures contract. You may recognize the name, because Beavers was on Chicago’s practice squad in 2018. The Bears are his fifth different stop in his NFL journey after being a 4th-round draft pick of the Minnesota Vikings in 2016. He played two games for the Vikings that year, but was released before the 2017 started. He bounced from practice squads of the Patriots, back to the...

Bolt Beat

Los Angeles Chargers can take lessons from 2018 season

The Los Angeles Chargers were torn apart by the New England Patriots, but in order to move forward, they must look back and beyond. The football season is over for 28 teams, who each turn their attention to the 2019 draft. A 12-4 record will be difficult to repeat for the Chargers, especially considering how […] Los Angeles Chargers can take lessons from 2018 season - Bolt Beat - Bolt Beat - A Los Angeles Chargers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and more.

Chowder and Champions

New England Patriots: Sony Michel was worth 1st round pick

With his performance in the AFC Divisional round,Sony Michel proved that he was worth the New England Patriots1st round draft pick. You may not have realized it but Sony Michel has had a pretty stellar rookie year for the New England Patriots.  When Michel was first picked by the Patriots in the 1st round it was […] New England Patriots: Sony Michel was worth 1st round pick - Chowder and Champions - Chowder and Champions - A Boston Sports Site - Red Sox, Patriots, Celtics, Bruins and More!

Pats Pulpit

NFL mock draft: Patriots add a pass rusher from Boston College

A new mock draft sees New England add to its defense. The New England Patriots are only one win away from another Super Bowl appearance, and a big reason for that is the play of defensive edge Trey Flowers. The 25-year old was dominant against the Los Angeles Chargers during Sunday’s divisional round matchup, and adding to an already fantastic season. Flowers, of course, is setting himself up well for an restricted free agency: he is scheduled to hit the open market in two months. Whether or not Flowers stays is up in the air, but even if he returns to New England the team might opt to...

The Phinsider

The Splash Zone 1/14/19: Dolphins Look Towards 2020 Draft For A Quarterback

Welcome to the Splash Zone, the quickest way to get your day started off right. We bring you a rundown of Miami Dolphins news from the last 24 hours. The Dolphins will have their new head coach whenever the Patriots decide to lose. Brian Flores is their choice, but they cannot do anything until New England is knocked out of the playoffs. As we have heard for the past couple weeks, the Dolphins are going to enter a rebuild mode and focus on acquiring young players. The plan is to hopefully get a top 10 pick for the 2020 draft as the team would love to add one of the top...

Pats Pulpit

Jason McCourty among 8 Patriots to appear in their first postseason game today

15% of New England’s roster has yet to appear in a playoff game. Today, the New England Patriots will finally enter the playoffs — a familiar feeling for most of the team’s roster. Core players such as safety Devin McCourty and tight end Rob Gronkowski, for example, have seen the Patriots reach the tournament each year since the both joined the club via the 2010 NFL draft. The same goes for linebacker Dont’a Hightower, running back James White, defensive edge Trey Flowers, and many others. All in all, 45 of the 53 players on New England’s active roster are no strangers to the...

NFL Spin Zone

Los Angeles Chargers: 7-Round 2019 mock draft after Divisional Round loss

A complete seven-round 2019 NFL Mock Draft for the Los Angeles Chargers after their AFC Divisional Round loss. The season ended early for the Los Angeles Chargers on Sunday as they fell 41-28 to the New England Patriots in the AFC Divisional Round. Tom Brady and company came to play and the Chargers were simply […] Los Angeles Chargers: 7-Round 2019 mock draft after Divisional Round loss - NFL Spin Zone - NFL Spin Zone - NFL news, rumors, analysis, opinions, stats, mock drafts, scores, and GIFs.

NESN.com

Kyler Murray To Patriots? CBS Sports Predicts New England Will Draft Oklahoma QB

Kyler Murray hasn’t even officially declared for the 2019 NFL Draft and the Oklahoma quarterback already is the heir apparent... Read More »

NESN.com

Sony Michel’s Ball Security Hasn’t Been An Issue After Post-Draft Fretting

FOXBORO, Mass. — After the New England Patriots selected running back Sony Michel in the first round of the 2018... Read More »

NESN.com

Could Cardinals Trade Josh Rosen To Patriots, Draft Kyler Murray No. 1 Overall?

In case you’ve been living under a rock for the past year, the New England Patriots still are searching for... Read More »

Pats Pulpit

Patriots rumors: Get ready for the Josh Rosen trade speculation!

Kliff Kingsbury adds an interesting dynamic to the Cardinals. When a team invests a first-round draft pick in a quarterback, the expectation — fairly or not — is for him to turn into one of the rare franchise-type players. More often than not, however, the plan does not work like. The reasons for that are manifold, but one that is near the top of the list is a regime change within the organization that oftentimes leads to a change of plans regarding players and their value to the club. One team currently undergoing such a transformation process are the Arizona Cardinals. The club parted...

Pats Pulpit

One of Tom Brady’s former backups is now an NFL head coach

What a time to be alive. During his 19 years in the NFL, Tom Brady has seen plenty of players enter and leave the New England Patriots’ quarterback room. From Damon Huard to Matt Cassel to Kevin O’Connell to Ryan Mallett to Jimmy Garoppolo — just name a few. One member of the group is a former sixth-round draft pick that spent just one year in New England and later traded the playing field for the sidelines: Kliff Kingsbury. While Brady is still going strong even at age 41 and currently preparing to play in his 38th playoff game, his former backup was named head coach of the Arizona...

Chicago Tribune

Philip Rivers is running out of time, making Sunday's game against the Patriots that much bigger

The pro football legacies of Philip Rivers and Eli Manning have been inextricably tied since the two prized quarterbacks were traded for one another on draft day in 2004. Rivers has taken the career that Manning rejected and has made plenty of it, prospering in San Diego and now in Los Angeles....

NESN.com

Patriots Reportedly Once Wanted To Draft Chargers’ Starting Left Guard

There are reasons for the New England Patriots to have regrets about the 2017 NFL Draft. But as it turns... Read More »

Pats Pulpit

2019 NFL Draft: Patriots projected to receive 4 compensatory picks

The Patriots will have a lot of draft picks to work with in 2019. While the New England Patriots are still in the playoffs, 24 teams have turned their focus to the offseason. Nick Korte of OverTheCap.com released his final projections for compensatory picks in the 2019 NFL Draft. The Patriots are projected to receive four compensatory draft picks: Third round pick for losing LT Nate Solder. This is expected to be the second-highest compensatory pick in the draft. Third round pick for losing CB Malcolm Butler. This is expected to be the sixth-highest compensatory pick. Fifth round pick for...

Pats Pulpit

NFL mock draft: Patriots pick a quarterback in the first round

New England finds its heir to Tom Brady. The New England Patriots are in familiar territory when they enter the playoffs later this week: they are a top-two seed, have one of the best records in the AFC, and will host a postseason game — all while being led by a record-breaking quarterback. That quarterback is 41-year old Tom Brady and despite his advanced age, he is in the middle of another successful campaign as the driving force behind New England’s offense. With Brady turning 42 next August, however, the Patriots need to start looking for the long-term succession plan that former...

Pats Pulpit

5 players to watch in the National Championship Game between Alabama and Clemson

The Crimson Tide and the Tigers will face off for the title tonight. Tonight, the college football season will come to an end when the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers meet at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara for the National Championship. The game between number one Alabama and number two Clemson will feature some of the best players in the country, which in turn means that NFL teams will take a close look at potential prospects to add via the 2019 NFL draft. Of course, not all of those players are realistic targets for the New England Patriots, who again will pick late in each...

ClutchPoints

Patriots rumors: New England could hire Kliff Kingsbury as OC if Josh McDaniels leaves

Back in 2003, the New England Patriots selected a quarterback named Kliff Kingsbury in the sixth round of the NFL Draft. But, at the time, the Patriots had a young signal-caller by the name of Tom Brady under center, so Kingsbury never got a chance to actually play. Kingsbury’s NFL career never got off the […] The post Patriots rumors: New England could hire Kliff Kingsbury as OC if Josh McDaniels leaves appeared first on ClutchPoints.

NESN.com

How Patriots’ Injury-Hampered 2018 Rookie Class Fared In Regular Season

Heading into the 2018 NFL Draft, hopes were high the New England Patriots could concurrently acquire instant-impact players and a... Read More »

Gang Green Nation

This is the Jet Life - Ep. 34 - Exited by the Packers and Patriots

Weeks 16 & 17 Recaps Losses in weeks 16 and 17 resulted in the inevitable firing of head coach Todd Bowles. Sam Darnold finishes the year strong, half the roster is set for free agency, the Jets back their way into the 3rd overall pick in next years draft, and a team re-brand is on the way. This episode covers the AFC East final standings, head coaching options, NFL News & Notes, a playoff preview and recaps of the Packers & Patriots losses.

Pats Pulpit

What if the Patriots had always drafted according to new Raiders GM Mike Mayock?

Let’s compare the two draft hauls to find out who did a better job: Bill Belichick or now-rival Mike Mayock. On Monday, news broke that the Oakland Raiders have hired Mike Mayock as their new general manager to replace recently fired Reggie McKenzie and rebuild the 4-12 team alongside head coach Jon Gruden. Mayock is a household name, but not for his success leading a club’s front office (in fact he never even worked in one): Mayock is well known and respected as a draft analyst for NFL Network. Our friends at Blogging the Boys therefore had the neat idea to take a look at Mayock’s...

Pats Pulpit

Dante Scarnecchia indirectly confirms he will be back next season

It looks like the veteran coach will be back next year. Every offseason brings plenty of turnover in the NFL: from players joining new teams via free agency to rookies entering the league through the draft to coaching staffs getting turned over after disappointing seasons — the latter of which already being in full swing just a few hours into the so-called Black Monday. And even though the New England Patriots will not fire head coach Bill Belichick, their staff as a whole might still see some turnover the next few months. Offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is again a popular name on...

Can Glenn And Rob Gronkowski Unite With The Patriots?

Glenn Gronkowski, the youngest brother of New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski, is entering the 2016 NFL Draft this season and will be participating in the Senior Bowl. NESN.com's Michaela Vernava explains how the younger brother feels about the