Tom Brady lost like a zillion receivers this offseason. What of it?
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Posted by Sean Tomlinson under 2013 previews, New England Patriots on Aug 30, 2013
Posted by Alen Dumonjic under New England Patriots, The Tape Never Lies on Jul 26, 2013
Someone. Individual. Subject.
Those were the words that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick used to identify former tight end Aaron Hernandez during his Wednesday afternoon press conference. Hernandez, an exceptionally talented player, won’t suit up in a Patriots uniform again after allegedly murdering multiple individuals. As a consequence, the Patriots have been forced to reconfigure their offense.
Posted by Alen Dumonjic under New England Patriots, The Tape Never Lies on May 21, 2013
Type Armond Armstead’s name into YouTube, and you’ll stumble upon a six-minute clip that highlights the talent of the 22-year-old defensive lineman. As expected, there are plays of hell-raising, and backfield penetration throughout the video. It’s supposed to be that way — it’s a highlight film after all — and then once you watch a full-length game of his, you’re supposed to come away somewhat disappointed.
Except you don’t.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under New England Patriots, Predicting on May 14, 2013
No, he’s not a real-life Benjamin Button too, although it’s possible. We’ll await confirmation.
The Patriots like to pass the football a fair bit. You may have noticed this, and it’s a product of their quarterback being named Tom Brady. While no one was near Matthew Stafford in pass attempts during the 2012 season because the concept of running was entirely foreign to the Lions (he finished with 727 attempts), Brady was one of only three other quarterbacks to attempt at least 630 passes (he finished at 637).
That means anyone in the Patriots’ offense who gets targeted with any degree of frequency will have some fantasy value. Clearly on the high end of that right now are Danny Amendola, and the fearsome tight end duo of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. But there’s value to be had further down both the Patriots’ depth chart, and your draft board.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under New England Patriots, News-ish on May 03, 2013
That’s Stevan Ridley, and he’s bigger than you. You may be taller (he’s 5’11″) and you may even be fatter (he weighs 220), but he’s still bigger because he’s both of those things. He’s a lean and finely tuned athletic machine, and now he’s sculpted himself even further to make hurting people easier.
Posted by Sean Tomlinson under 2013 NFL draft, New England Patriots on Apr 25, 2013
I began this glorious day by looking at three players — yes, actual people, and not just picks — who could be traded over the next three days. This will shock you, so you should probably sit down: I forget things. Sometimes, I forget what day it is, and several times I’ve even almost neglected to put on pants in the morning. It happens.
On this particular day, I forgot to include Ryan Mallett in that post, as he’s also a very worthy candidate to be traded and employed by a different team in the very near future. So let’s make up for that omission now, because the Mallett to Cleveland talk is a thing again.
Posted by Darren Kritzer under Injuries, New England Patriots on Apr 16, 2013
Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez underwent offseason shoulder surgery, according to Ian Rapoport.
#Patriots TE Aaron Hernandez underwent shoulder surgery this offseason, I’m told, likely knocking him out of OTAs and mini-camp this spring.
— Ian Rapoport (@RapSheet) April 16, 2013
Hernandez, who has missed ten games over the last two seasons due to injury, will likely miss the team’s OTAs and minicamp, but is expected to be ready for the opening of training camp. Last season, the Patriots’ fourth-round pick in the 2010 draft recorded 51 receptions for 483 yards and five touchdowns.
The Patriots, who may be without Rob Gronkowski for the start of the regular season, currently have tight ends Daniel Fells, Michael Hoomanawanui, and Brad Herman on the roster.