2018 NFL Draft

New England Patriots News 6-17, & AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 6-17, & AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | June 17, 2018

The Patriots last week during “voluntary” OTAs ended with a team-bonding trip to Fenway Park and the cancellation of the final two sessions to wrap up the spring on a low-key note. For those who are trying to read something into this….don’t.

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New England Patriots News 6-03, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 6-03, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | June 3, 2018

Marsh’s comments were born from frustration. No one likes to fail at anything. Had he taken to the added responsibilities like a duck to water, do you think we’d be hearing about his lack of “fun” playing the game today?

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New England Patriots News 5-27, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 5-27, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | May 27, 2018

Julian Edelman has been on the field for the OTAs and looks like he hasn’t lost a bit of his quickness. Coming off of a serious ACL injury that caused him to miss all of 2017, that is good news

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New England Patriots News 5-20, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 5-20, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | May 20, 2018

The ‘78 team set the record for team rushing (3165 yards) in a season, but the 1976 squad was even better. Johnson rushed for 699 yards and six scored and caught 29 passes for four more touchdowns that year.

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Best and Most Important Off-season Additions for the Patriots Defense

Best and Most Important Off-season Additions for the Patriots Defense

Steve Balestrieri | May 16, 2018

So how did the team address these deficiencies? It is important to note that the Patriots consider free agency and the draft inexorably linked. They use their draft capital for veteran players as the feeling is, their quality is a more known value than a college player who has yet to play in the NFL.

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New England Patriots News 5-13, AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 5-13, AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | May 13, 2018

Scarnecchia spoke highly on the rookie’s potential stating, “he was a really good player in the best conference in America…he played left tackle and guard so, that’s what I like about him. He’s smart, as tough as they come…we look at three traits, smart, tough and athletic for the position.

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Trent Harris, “Toolbox Trent” Fits the Mold, For a Patriots UDFA

Trent Harris, “Toolbox Trent” Fits the Mold, For a Patriots UDFA

Steve Balestrieri | May 8, 2018

“He’s got special pass-rushing skills,” Kuligowski said. “He’s a guy that can play on every special teams. He’s very smart. If Trent gets drafted late, he’ll be a stea

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New England Patriots News 5-6 &  AFC East Notes

New England Patriots News 5-6 & AFC East Notes

Steve Balestrieri | May 6, 2018

So why is there so much tension there? It is called a culture of winning. Bill Belichick knows and has witnessed, in his 35+ years in the NFL,

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Patriots UDFA Class Is Good, But Jackson May Be a Keeper

Patriots UDFA Class Is Good, But Jackson May Be a Keeper

Steve Balestrieri | May 3, 2018

Jackson has good athleticism and he will fight for the ball at the high point. While he isn’t a burner and doesn’t possess great top end speed, he’s quick off the line and at the snap he can lock up with a receiver and is very physical.

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Post Draft Reactions: But What About the Patriots Defense?

Post Draft Reactions: But What About the Patriots Defense?

Steve Balestrieri | May 1, 2018

With the 2018 NFL Draft in the books, when it comes to the Patriots, the more things change, the more they remain the same. Bill Belichick is the master at doing the opposite of what people expect him to do and once again he remained true to his principles. Belichick has made it abundantly clear […]

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