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Patriots Week 2 Report Card In The 24-17 Loss To Miami

Patriots Week 2 Report Card In The 24-17 Loss To Miami

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/19/2023 6 Min Read

“Judge, Houston, and Cam dialed up a really good scheme for that block and saw a weak point on their field goal operation, Schooler said.

6 months ago
Patriots News 9-17, Players To Watch Against Miami

Patriots News 9-17, Players To Watch Against Miami

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/17/2023 9 Min Read

So, they’ve got a really efficient guy running the offense, solid offensive line, a couple of very explosive skill players.”

6 months ago
Patriots vs Dolphins: Week 2 Key Matchups On SNF

Patriots vs Dolphins: Week 2 Key Matchups On SNF

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/15/2023 6 Min Read

The biggest question mark is Jonathan Jones who, matches up with Hill, showed up on the injury report with an ankle injury.

6 months ago
Patriots Week 1 Report Card In 25-20 Loss To The Eagles

Patriots Week 1 Report Card In 25-20 Loss To The Eagles

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/11/2023 6 Min Read

Gonzalez had a sack , a TFL, and a stellar pass defensed that stopped an Eagles drive on 4th down it was a very impressive debut. 

6 months ago
Patriots Comeback Falls Short Against the Eagles, Quick Observations

Patriots Comeback Falls Short Against the Eagles, Quick Observations

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/11/2023 4 Min Read

Right before halftime, the Patriots went on another long drive, topped off with Jones firing a dart to Kendrick Bourne from 19 yards out.

6 months ago
Patriots News 9-10, Players To Watch..And Then There’s Tom

Patriots News 9-10, Players To Watch..And Then There’s Tom

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/10/2023 8 Min Read

“I think long snapping, to me, changed in the mid-80s, and really the key guy in that was [Steve] DeOssie, in my opinion…”

6 months ago
Patriots vs Eagles Week 1 Key Matchups: Some Things To Know

Patriots vs Eagles Week 1 Key Matchups: Some Things To Know

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/7/2023 7 Min Read

Hurts is dangerous running or passing. Bill Belichick said as much this week when he called Hurts “arguably the best player in the league.”  

6 months ago
Patriots News 9-3, The Roster is Set…For Now

Patriots News 9-3, The Roster is Set…For Now

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 9/3/2023 9 Min Read

“It’s a very competitive league. There’s a lot of very talented players, and they compete, and not everybody can have a spot. Its difficult”

6 months ago
Thoughts on Early Cuts and the 53-Man Roster

Thoughts on Early Cuts and the 53-Man Roster

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 8/28/2023 3 Min Read

I know tackles are needed because of injury/illness, but I wasn’t a fan of trading Pierre Strong after just one season.

6 months ago
Patriots News 8-27, Preseason Is Over, Cutdowns To Follow

Patriots News 8-27, Preseason Is Over, Cutdowns To Follow

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 8/27/2023 7 Min Read

Mapu’s speed, athleticism, and physicality were evident. He did a nice job of covering the tight end in the end zone, forcing an incompletion

6 months ago
Patriots News 8-20, Thoughts On The Preseason Packers’ Game

Patriots News 8-20, Thoughts On The Preseason Packers’ Game

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 8/20/2023 6 Min Read

“When you have an injury like that it affects a lot of guys in a lot of different ways. Clearly, our team is shaken by what happened.

7 months ago
Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 2.0 

Patriots 53-Man Roster Projection 2.0 

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 8/15/2023 4 Min Read

Stevenson and Elliott will provide the team with a dual tandem that is quite capable and will ease the wear on each, keeping fresh legs. 

7 months ago
Patriots News 8-13, Thoughts On Preseason Opener

Patriots News 8-13, Thoughts On Preseason Opener

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 8/13/2023 8 Min Read

“I can fix all the rest of the stuff, technique, and everything obviously needs to be corrected. Just playing a physical and dominant” KWhite

7 months ago
Patriots News 8-6, Judon Gets A Raise, The Offense Comes Alive

Patriots News 8-6, Judon Gets A Raise, The Offense Comes Alive

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 8/6/2023 8 Min Read

if you’re on the field and you’re taking care of your body,, you’re going to get better with that attitude,” O’Brien said.

7 months ago
Patriots News 7-30, EarlyTC Thoughts On The Team-Building

Patriots News 7-30, EarlyTC Thoughts On The Team-Building

By: Steve Balestrieri
Published: 7/30/2023 9 Min Read

“(Belichick) will forever be my guy,” Judon tweeted in a quoted response. “(I) don’t let that money affect my emotions, Asante.” Mic drop.

7 months ago
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