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Patriots Depth Chart: Offensive Tackle Published 5/18/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole

Offensive tackle, particularly left tackle, is one of the biggest question marks for New England heading into the 2018 season after Nate Solder signed with the New York Giants during the offseason. They have loaded up their depth chart in the hopes of creating a competition that will bring out the best possible option at the position. *There's... read more→

Patriots Depth Chart: Wide Receivers Published 5/15/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole Julian Edelman

The Patriots wide receiver depth chart is rather full, despite losing two of Tom Brady's top targets from 2017 in Brandin Cooks and Danny Amendola. While the team might not have a typical "number one receiver", they have a number of talented players that could fit well into New England's system and establish one of the most effective passing games... read more→

Patriots Depth Chart: Running Backs Published 5/13/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole Rex Burkhead

Like 2017, the 2018 Patriots running backs will be one of the most talented groups on the team. Despite losing Dion Lewis to the Titans in free agency, the Patriots will have plenty of options to support Tom Brady as runners, receivers, and blockers. The following is a quick breakdown of the current running backs on the roster. It is unlikely that... read more→

Patriots Release Tony Garcia Published 5/13/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole

The Patriots released their 2017 third round pick Tony Garcia this past week with a non-football related injury diagnosis. The former tackle out of Troy sat out the entire 2017 season due to blood clots in his lungs. Despite mentioning on social media that he had been cleared to play in April, New England released him with a "failed physical... read more→

Patriots Depth Chart: Quarterback Published 5/9/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole

This will be the beginning of a series examining the Patriots depth chart at each position, factoring all new acquisitions including free agents and rookies. Let's start with quarterbacks. Tom Brady There's really not much to say here. The greatest quarterback of all time is coming off of a season where he won his third league MVP and threw... read more→

Retooled O-Line Could Make New England's Offense Even Better Than Last Year Published 5/5/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole

The 2017 Patriots had the best offense in football in terms of scoring and yards and were one of the main reasons that the team was able to overcome serious defensive struggles through various points in the season to earn the #1 seed in the AFC playoffs and find their way to another Super Bowl. This year they have the potential to be even better,... read more→

NFL 5th Year Options - Players & GM's on the Hot Seat Published 5/3/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Steven Van Over NFL Hot Seat

"It's that time of year" is a cliche that can be used at many points of the adventure we collectively refer to as the NFL Calendar Year. Today we are referring to the decisions almost all 32 NFL teams face at this time, which is having the option to pick up an additional year on any first-round pick whose contract expires next season. To be clear... read more→

Factoring Trade Acquisitions in Patriots Draft Haul Published 5/1/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole Patriots

The Patriots had a pretty hefty draft haul last week, selecting a running back, an offensive lineman, two cornerbacks, two linebackers, and a quarterback. However, they also used picks in the 2018 draft to select a number of veterans that will be joining the team this summer. Some argue that veteran acquisitions shouldn't be included, but that... read more→

Patriots Draft Picks in Rounds 2 - 7: Rapid Reaction Published 4/29/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole New England Patriots Helmet

Despite finishing the draft having made eight trades, the Patriots still ended up selecting nine players, seven of which came in rounds two through seven. Here's a rapid reaction to each pick: Round 2 Pick 24: Duke Dawson, CB Florida This was a sneaky good pick for the Patriots and might be my favorite selection that they made. As I mentioned in... read more→

There is a Method To The Madness With Trader Bill Published 4/29/2018 in Pro Football Talk Line Author Brian Cole Bill Belichick Training Camp

You could hear the grumbling of Patriot fans all across the country as Bill Belichick and the Patriots personnel staff made a record eight draft day trades this year. The frustration is understandable; the team's loss in Super Bowl LII to a Nick Foles-led offense made it glaringly clear that the Patriots defense is in need of a serious infusion of... read more→

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