We go into the 2018 playoffs with Michel replacing Lewis and Gillislie. We also have Patterson replacing Bolden. Returning are White, Burkhead and Develin. For me, the key is the health of the blockers, including Mason, Cannon, Brown, Gronk and Allen.
We need to understand that the team has...
The bye week is often the time to consider contract extensions. I could see one or two of the following being extended:
CB J McCourty
WR Gordon (he is ours anyway through 2019 with a top RFA tender)
I don't see Brown happening...
First off I threw this together quickly just to open the topic. I'm sure there will be major disagreements.
I've taken a tiered approach when assigning a designation to players. This isn't where they fit into the Patriots but how they compare to peers around the league and if they were an FA...
We will add a RB this week, likely in the next day. This will give us a RB corps of Michel, White, ???, Devein, Patterson as an occasional h-back, and Webb on the Practice Squad. I'm OK with that if the addition can be counted on to play if needed.
We still need a LB or a...
Only two running backs on the roster
So, just two running backs on the roster. I've never seen this before.
Both White and Michel are starters, and they don't even exactly play the same position really. They aren't each other's back ups in a practical sense.
Big danger if somebody goes...
2018 new england patriots
sign the beast
With Draft and first UDFA wave over . and teams overloading . the second part of free agency starts. Still some interesting FAs left from the start of free agency . and some new being released.
Here we can recalibrate the market / targets and follow new additions to FA market.
From the NE...
I'd like to call attention to a fun exercise that's been started over on Reddit at r/Patriots,
Ultimate Patriots Super Bowl Roster
Go and vote for your all-time roster. Fun debate to be had.
I felt like it's particularly hard to only select 3 LB and 3 WR because it forces you to leave off...
Multiple reports out saying that the Pats have made the following moves:
Bennett to the IR - Hamstring
Ebner to the IR - Knee
My guess is that Grissom will be back and the Pats will make a choice between Tye and either David Jones or Ryan Lewis for the other spot.
I wouldn't be surprised...
Would you trade the Patriots roster straight up for any team in the AFC for just this year? Would feel good with alex smith and co against Brady Belichick at arrowhead in playoffs? Even the NFC, no team so far is scary. Pats can only get better barring anymore injuries . We are all disappointed...
Hopefully, we'll have full time availability from Burkhead, Rowe, Gilmore, McClellan and Valentine.
Belichick is likely to trade for someone. After all, he is always looking for players who could improve the team.
Belichick might find someone. I suppose a backup TE is a need...
IR watch: McClellin & Valentine more likely to return than Mitchell . acc to Reiss
Important insight (and not the best news) by Reiss about Pats IR eligible to return guys in his weekly quick-hits:
Cassius Marsh makes subtle statement with USA flag mouth guard
MM out of the season would...