Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

NFL Draft News Update

Friday, April 19th, 2019

We are now less than a week from the time NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell steps to the podium in Nashville, Tennesee to announce the Arizona Cardinals first overall pick, along with thirty-one others, in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft. While this is not unlike other key periods on the NFL calendar, it is extremely difficult to sift through the double-talk, rumors and general attempts to “throw us off the scent” and identify what NFL decision-makers are actually thinking heading into next weekend's draft. I won't pretend I can be successful at that either, but I'm here to round up the latest reports, suggestions and ideas that are leaking out as the draft nears.

Brady, Edelman react to Gronkowski denting the Lombardi Trophy

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

New England Patriots star Tom Brady has weighed in on Rob Gronkowski's latest stunt. The Patriots revealed on Wednesday that Gronkowski dented the most recent Lombardi Trophy when the team threw out the first pitch at a Boston Red Sox game on April 9. The 29-year-old used the trophy as a bat and damaged it while attempting to bunt a warmup toss thrown by Julian Edelman.

Behind Enemy Lines: Looking at where the Bears fall in their opponents’ schedules

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Week 3: Bears at Washington (MNF) Washington's schedule Week 1 at Eagles Week 2 vs Cowboys Week 3 vs Bears MNF Week 4 vs Giants Week 5 vs Patriots So Washington hosts the Bears in the midst of facing all three of their divisional opponents in the first four weeks of the season. I don't know what it means, I just know I found it interesting. Worst case scenario for the Bears is that Washington is (more than likely) 0-2 and needs to throw the kitchen sink at the Bears to "save" their season on Monday Night Football.

Quick Slants the Podcast: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Quick Slants the Podcast: Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com 1:24 - Tom E. Curran is joined by General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons Thomas Dimitroff, who talks about his impressions of Bill Belichick following the NFL meetings in March. Before letting him go, Tom gets Dimitroff's thoughts on the batch of receivers in the upcoming draft. Tom breaks down each and every matchup of the Patriots 2019 schedule, from their Week 1 opener vs. the Steelers, to their tough Week 5-through-9 stretch (18:31), to an interesting December with games against the Texans and Chiefs (23:55).

Stephon Gilmore: New Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas ‘tough to cover, tough to bring down’

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Stephon Gilmore: New Patriots WR Demaryius Thomas 'tough to cover, tough to bring down' originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots are still a work in progress at wide receiver, but the signing of free-agent Demaryius Thomas earlier this week did provide some much-needed depth at the position. Patriots offseason workouts are underway at Gillette Stadium, where several players are putting in long hours to prepare for the 2019 NFL season. One of those players is cornerback Stephon Gilmore, who was asked Thursday about the Patriots' newest wide receiver addition.

Prototypical Patriots: Athletes available if Belichick is looking for tackles

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Prototypical Patriots: Athletes available if Belichick is looking for tackles originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com Two of the Patriots' last seven first-round draft picks have been offensive tackles: Isaiah Wynn and Nate Solder. And though tackle doesn't seem to be a pressing first-round need this year, there's no doubt that New England could look to beef up that position by going back to the well at some point in this year's draft. The Patriots don't have an obvious candidate for their swing tackle spot at the moment.

Patriots could be active in draft with several needs to fill

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

The Patriots are the defending Super Bowl champions. Rob Gronkowski's decision to hang up his cleats last month didn't come as a total surprise after he hinted at it following each of the past two seasons. With holes on both sides of the ball, unlike in recent years it could mean a busier than usual three days for Bill Belichick and his staff.

Tom Brady stopped his workout to watch Kyrie Irving’s Celtics highlights

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Tom Brady stopped his workout to watch Kyrie Irving's Celtics highlights originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com There's no offseason in Boston's busy sports landscape. So, if Tom Brady wants to follow his contemporaries, he has to do a little multi-tasking. That's what the New England Patriots quarterback opted for Thursday morning, tweeting out a video of him watching highlights of the Boston Celtics' first-round Game 2 win over the Indiana Pacers during a workout session.

The NFL is a business – Josh Rosen has no complaints about Cardinals trade rumours

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

Josh Rosen understands his time at the Arizona Cardinals could be over amid reports about his future and accepts last season "went as poorly as it could possibly go". The quarterback was selected at number 10 overall by the Cardinals in last year's draft but struggled to match the hype around his arrival. Rosen threw for 2,278 passing yards and 11 touchdowns but was intercepted 14 times in a season where the Cardinals went 3-13 – the worst record in the NFL – and he was a starter in 13 games.

NFL odds: Patriots co-favorites to win Super Bowl 54 after schedule release

Thursday, April 18th, 2019

NFL odds: Patriots co-favorites to win Super Bowl 54 after schedule release originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The 2019 NFL schedule is out, which means we know who, when and where the New England Patriots will play this season. That also means it's prediction time, and oddsmakers began the process immediately Wednesday night by putting out updated odds to win Super Bowl LIV. To the surprise of no one, the defending Super Bowl champions are favored to repeat at +600 odds.