In this episode, we started by discussing the latest in Patriots news and speculation. After that we graded and analyzed the Patriots defense for the 2015 season, and then looked at each unit looking towards the 2016 season.
The Patriots lost an iconic figure with the retirement of Jerod Mayo this week, and while it wasn’t entirely unsuspected it leaves the Patriots with a depth issue behind starters Hightower and Collins. Those two are arguably the best pair of linebackers in the league and the team’s immediate concern is locking them up long-term.
Fletcher has always excelled at being a special teams’ standout and a good reserve linebacker who can spot start when needed and always did a good job of covering running backs out of the backfield.
That shows his versatility, besides filling in for Jones at defensive end, he can play either the SAM or WILL linebacker positions and is a core special teamer. He sprung Danny Amendola for a big punt return against the Chiefs.
As the dust settled over the past two days, many players have taken to social media to thank their teammates and fans for their support all season long.
For most of the season the topic of conversation in regards to the New England Patriots has centered on the performance of the offensive line. While that unit has at times deserved scrutiny, the return of Sebastian Vollmer has seemed to have stabilized the group. Overlooked has been what may be the real Achilles heel for this squad as they battle the Denver Broncos on Sunday: the team’s third down defense.
The best social media postings from the Divsional Round matchup between the Patriots and Chiefs.
Edelman is particularly effective at getting open at the line of scrimmage and allowing Brady to get the ball out quickly which helps an offensive line that is battered, bruised and has been leaky down the stretch.
Dont’a Hightower suffers MCL strain, unclear how long he will be absent.
Miami thought they were catching New England at a good time with a short week and the Patriots decimated by injuries. But the Pats routed Miami 36-7
Here are some fun facts before the Patriots take on the Miami Dolphins on Thursday Night Football, including a Tom Brady, Joe Montana comparison.
The Dolphins have romped their last two opponents and come into Foxboro sky high. The Patriots are 6-0 and Tom Brady has been outstanding thus far in 2015
The Patriots defense limited the Jets ground game to just 89 yds & 3.0 YPC on the day. New York entered the game averaging 146 yards per game on the ground
The Patriots and Jets meet for the 116th time in their history at Gillette Stadium on Sunday. Like most, this game promises to be a very close one.
The Patriots face off against the Jaguars on Sunday and look to head into the bye week at 3-0. Here are our three players to watch on Sunday.
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