Passed away from Alzheimer’s at age 77.
Marty Schottenheimer dies at 77 - ProFootballTalk
Remembered as a great regular season coach who could never get it done the playoffs. His last NFL game was 2006 divisional against New England with the famous Troy Brown interception strip.
I don’t have BSJ access, but Bedard wrote a column yesterday with assessments on the Patriots younger guys:
Bedard's Breakdown: With more run in the season finale, an update on where Patriots youngsters stand for 2021 | Boston Sports Journal
Like I said, I don’t have access and so haven’t read...
Thought it might be useful to have a running thread throughout the year with the anticipated 2020 Patriots draft pick slots. I can update this as trades are made during the year.
Mike Reiss details them here: Jarrett Stidham has best preseason for rookie QB under Bill Belichick
My copy showed up in the mail yesterday. Looking forward to getting a chance to watch this weekend. Anyone else receive and have a chance to watch - curious how this one holds up. Mike Reiss has seen it and put up some comments in his Sunday notes column (item 6).
How Josh Gordon might have...
Saw this on PFT this morning and went to the original source.
USA TODAY Sports NFL agent poll: Redskins, Bruce Allen get low marks on preparedness, trust
- Belichick was ranked #2 among agents as the "most respected" executives to work with (behind Ozzie Newsome #1) and the...
Giants fire Ben McAdoo
Jerry Reese gets the boot in New York as well
Will be interesting to see if McDaniels/Caserio are under consideration and if they'd be interested. Steve Spagnuolo is the interim HC and certainly would be in the running for the permanent role.
If you got lost like I did with all of the trades this offseason and then the recent Jimmy G trade, I found a handy reference that can help:
Here’s an updated list of the Patriots’ 2018 draft picks
To summarize: Likely 8 picks when adding in compensatory selections, but many moving parts...
The board has become more derailed than usual and it has nothing to do with football. For those who come here just for football, this thread was very successful and enlightening last week, so I thought I'd start a thread for this week. Particularly looking forward to @Tony2046 's analysis of...
Bill Belichick vs. Bruce Arians - style contrast
I thought this was quite interesting. From PFT Live today:
Bruce Arians: Week One loss to Patriots derailed our season
Now of course, it's funny thinking about the Cardinals being 0-1 and having that break their season, when the Patriots were...
I'm surprised it took this long.
Falcons GM Wants To Change NFL Overtime Rules After Super Bowl Loss To Patriots
Sorry Tom, I know you're a Pats guy and everything, but this reeks of sour grapes..... You knew the rules. You don't want to lose on a coin flip in overtime? Then don't give up...
I'm guessing some of these are in the postgame thread but that's too long to sift through. Figured I'd dedicate a thread to it. Best one out there so far, in my opinion, although there is room for improvement.
Just wanted to bring this up again as a big FU to the commish. He spent $5m+ in fees on the Brady suspension. While it got him the Article 46 authority he wanted, from the Pats perspective it got him:
- No impact on AFC playoff race. Pats earned #1 seed anyway, and only lost to a Buffalo...