Sunday 7

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Ryan Hannable
October 21, 2018 - 7:52 am
1. Not only does Bill Belichick love to coach the game of football, he also loves the history of the game. This came up this week with the Patriots playing at Soldier Field in Chicago, one of the most iconic stadiums in the league. Multiple players said during the week Belichick gave a history...
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Ryan Hannable
October 14, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. One of the disappointments so far with the Patriots offense this season has been wide receiver Chris Hogan. Many expected him to have a big start to the year with Julian Edelman suspended the first four games, but that hasn’t been the case. The wide receiver has 11 catches on 19 targets for 143...
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Ryan Hannable
October 07, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. In the locker room following Week 3’s blowout loss to the Lions, the Patriots weren’t sure what kind of team they were. “We’re in the midst of some adversity right now and we’re going to find out what kind of football team we have — what kind of men we have in this locker room,” special teams...
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Ryan Hannable
September 30, 2018 - 6:18 am
1. Following Brandin Cooks’ tremendous start to the year with the Rams — 26 receptions for 452 yards and a touchdown in four games — the Patriots trading him away this offseason has been a big topic of discussion in recent days. It’s a multi-layered topic. First, Cooks was under contract for 2018...
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Ryan Hannable
September 23, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. It was interesting to see practice squad quarterback Danny Etling on the field prior to last week’s game in Jacksonville. Typically, practice squad players do not travel to away games, although the team did it a few years back with Jacoby Brissett when he was on injured reserve. “It was a good...
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Ryan Hannable
September 16, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. There’s no question the Patriots are lacking depth at the wide receiver position and could use another wide out even when Julian Edelman returns from his suspension in Week 5. When it was learned Saturday Josh Gordon will likely be traded by the Browns by Monday, many wondered if Gordon would be...
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Ryan Hannable
September 09, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. Week 1’s haven’t gone like the rest of the regular season for the Patriots in recent years. Since 2012, the Patriots are 4-2 in season openers, but besides the 34-13 win over the Titans in 2012, the other three wins have been by seven points or less. So, why have the Week 1 games been so tough?...
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Ryan Hannable
September 02, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. The Patriots' drafting in the past few years hasn’t been good. Yes, unexpected injuries and losing a first and fourth-round pick because of Deflategate play into it, but the Patriots have not got the most out of their top draft picks in recent seasons. The trade of second-rounder Jordan Richards...
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Ryan Hannable
August 26, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. When the Patriots traded for Cordarrelle Patterson this offseason, Bill Belichick indicated he may be used differently than he has been in the past, and through three preseason games it appears Belichick is right. Before coming to New England, Patterson was pretty much just a kick returner and a...
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Ryan Hannable
August 19, 2018 - 6:00 am
1. There’s no doubt the start of Eric Decker’s career with the Patriots hasn’t gone as smooth as he would like. It’s taking him some time to pick up the offense and in turn that is forcing him to miss on some fundamentals like route-running and just catching the ball. While it’s tough to watch at...
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