New England Patriots

21 Apr 19
Full10Yards

We’re almost into draft week, this is part 8 of the series and it’s Easter Sunday. What could be better? Talking about some wide receivers? Ok! I love this wide receiver class. I think there’s a lot of depth here and a lot of variety amongst the types of receiver on offer so there’s a […]

21 Apr 19
Dandelion Chandelier

This Week in Sports Talk (TWIST) is our weekly recap to help you learn how to talk about sports right now. If you’re just starting to learn about sports, or need a quick summary, or even if you just want to fake a modicum of sports knowledge at work or at the bar with some […]

21 Apr 19
Redwood Times
Ten of thousands of high school football programs feed into 130 Division I college programs, which feed into 32 NFL pro teams. With the NFL draft is coming up this Thursday; remember it’s mainly hype by the TV talking heads. I respect the New England Patriots. They’re a bunch of no-names, low draft picks and free agents and all they do is win Super Bowls. Look at the 2018 New England Patriots roster. On offense their starting center was Dave Andrews, an undrafted free agent. heir starting guards were Joe Thuney, a third-round pick and Shaq Mason, a fourth-round pick. Starting tackles were Marcus Cannon, a fifth-round pick and Trent Brown, a seventh-round pick whom they got in a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. Trent Brown went from being a seventh-round pick, to winning a Super Bowl ring, to now being the highest-paid NFL lineman as he just signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Oakland Raiders. Starting tight end was Rob Gronkowski (“Gronk”), a second-round pick and future NFL Hall-of-Famer. Starting wide receivers were Chris Hogan, an undrafted free agent who played lacrosse (not football) at Penn State. He played football for his fifth year of college eligibility at Monmouth University (New Jersey). Cut by the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins, he gained fame on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Miami Dolphins when Reggie Bush was miked and said of Hogan, “He’s like 7-11. He’s always open.” The other starting receiver was Julian Edelman, a seventh-round draft pick from Kent State. He was small coming out of high school and no colleges wanted him, so he played his first year at College of San Mateo (JC). He then transferred to Kent State where he was a three-year starter at quarterback. The New England Patriots selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. To go from a short guy to Super Bowl MVP with the second-most catches and receiving yards in post-season history behind only Jerry Rice is unheard of. (Google “Julian Edelman SI body” as Julian was one of the many athletes who posed naked for Sports Illustrated’s “Body Issue.”) The running backs are more of the same. Fullback James Develin was an undrafted free agent. Rex Burkhead was a sixth-round pick and James White was a fourth-round draft pick. Sony Michel was the only starting New England Patriot offensive player drafted in the first round. And there’s Tom Brady, the GOAT — the “Greatest Of All Time.” To understand what drives Tom Brady, you have to go back to the 2000 NFL draft, where he was the 199th player selected that year in the sixth round. Brady’s family grew up in San Mateo, just a few miles south of Candlestick Park, where they had season tickets to the 49ers. Steve Young had just retired and the 49ers needed a quarterback. Chad Pennington went in the first round to the New York Jets. In the third round the 49ers selected Giovanni Carmazzi from Hofstra University, who never played a single down in a regular season NFL game. Today Carmazzi is a yoga-exercising goat farmer who lives two hours north of San Francisco, off the grid with no TV or computer. The other quarterbacks drafted ahead of Brady in 2000 were Chris Redman by the Baltimore Ravens, Tee Martin by the Pittsburg Steelers, Marc Bulger of the New Orleans Saints and Spergon Wynn by the Cleveland Browns. All are out of football and most never had much of the NFL career. Brady has played in nine Super Bowls, winning six; both records. He is the winningest quarterback in NFL history. Brady has led the New England Patriots to an unheard of 13 AFC Championship games, winning nine and has a current streak of eight consecutive AFC Championship games (2011-2018). Since Brady became the New England Patriot’s starting quarterback in 2001 after an injury to Drew Bledsoe, they’ve never had a losing season and have won 16 division titles. Between the 2003-2004 seasons, Brady lead the Patriots to 21 consecutive wins (including the post-season), also an NFL record. So don’t fall for all the glitz and hype about the NFL draft. It’s pretty much a crapshoot on which players might have solid NFL careers and who’s gonna crash and burn quickly. The Patriot way: Do your job! Teams win championships, not individual players. Matthew Owen resides in Eureka.
21 Apr 19
Times-Standard
Ten of thousands of high school football programs feed into 130 Division I college programs, which feed into 32 NFL pro teams. With the NFL draft is coming up this Thursday; remember it’s mainly hype by the TV talking heads. I respect the New England Patriots. They’re a bunch of no-names, low draft picks and free agents and all they do is win Super Bowls. Look at the 2018 New England Patriots roster. On offense their starting center was Dave Andrews, an undrafted free agent. heir starting guards were Joe Thuney, a third-round pick and Shaq Mason, a fourth-round pick. Starting tackles were Marcus Cannon, a fifth-round pick and Trent Brown, a seventh-round pick whom they got in a trade from the San Francisco 49ers. Trent Brown went from being a seventh-round pick, to winning a Super Bowl ring, to now being the highest-paid NFL lineman as he just signed a four-year, $66 million contract with the Oakland Raiders. Starting tight end was Rob Gronkowski (“Gronk”), a second-round pick and future NFL Hall-of-Famer. Starting wide receivers were Chris Hogan, an undrafted free agent who played lacrosse (not football) at Penn State. He played football for his fifth year of college eligibility at Monmouth University (New Jersey). Cut by the San Francisco 49ers, New York Giants and Miami Dolphins, he gained fame on HBO’s “Hard Knocks” with the Miami Dolphins when Reggie Bush was miked and said of Hogan, “He’s like 7-11. He’s always open.” The other starting receiver was Julian Edelman, a seventh-round draft pick from Kent State. He was small coming out of high school and no colleges wanted him, so he played his first year at College of San Mateo (JC). He then transferred to Kent State where he was a three-year starter at quarterback. The New England Patriots selected him in the seventh round of the 2009 NFL draft. To go from a short guy to Super Bowl MVP with the second-most catches and receiving yards in post-season history behind only Jerry Rice is unheard of. (Google “Julian Edelman SI body” as Julian was one of the many athletes who posed naked for Sports Illustrated’s “Body Issue.”) The running backs are more of the same. Fullback James Develin was an undrafted free agent. Rex Burkhead was a sixth-round pick and James White was a fourth-round draft pick. Sony Michel was the only starting New England Patriot offensive player drafted in the first round. And there’s Tom Brady, the GOAT — the “Greatest Of All Time.” To understand what drives Tom Brady, you have to go back to the 2000 NFL draft, where he was the 199th player selected that year in the sixth round. Brady’s family grew up in San Mateo, just a few miles south of Candlestick Park, where they had season tickets to the 49ers. Steve Young had just retired and the 49ers needed a quarterback. Chad Pennington went in the first round to the New York Jets. In the third round the 49ers selected Giovanni Carmazzi from Hofstra University, who never played a single down in a regular season NFL game. Today Carmazzi is a yoga-exercising goat farmer who lives two hours north of San Francisco, off the grid with no TV or computer. The other quarterbacks drafted ahead of Brady in 2000 were Chris Redman by the Baltimore Ravens, Tee Martin by the Pittsburg Steelers, Marc Bulger of the New Orleans Saints and Spergon Wynn by the Cleveland Browns. All are out of football and most never had much of the NFL career. Brady has played in nine Super Bowls, winning six; both records. He is the winningest quarterback in NFL history. Brady has led the New England Patriots to an unheard of 13 AFC Championship games, winning nine and has a current streak of eight consecutive AFC Championship games (2011-2018). Since Brady became the New England Patriot’s starting quarterback in 2001 after an injury to Drew Bledsoe, they’ve never had a losing season and have won 16 division titles. Between the 2003-2004 seasons, Brady lead the Patriots to 21 consecutive wins (including the post-season), also an NFL record. So don’t fall for all the glitz and hype about the NFL draft. It’s pretty much a crapshoot on which players might have solid NFL careers and who’s gonna crash and burn quickly. The Patriot way: Do your job! Teams win championships, not individual players. Matthew Owen resides in Eureka.
21 Apr 19
Archy Worldys

"Let's get the hell out of here!" This is the famous line spoken by a handsome veteran actor in a movie. If I recall correctly, he was the leader, and he and others tried to overcome some obstacle. Aliens Or a shark? was President Sharkhunter a summer blockbuster or a dream I had? Anyway, I'm […]

21 Apr 19
Sportschasers

Part of the fun of trying to figure out what 32 groups of secretive people are going to do with millions of their bosses’ dollars is that they aren’t going to tell you the truth about it until afterward. And so it is with the NFL draft, which every year is preceded by storylines and […]

21 Apr 19
Steelers Wire

The Steelers have several really challenging games on the schedule.

21 Apr 19
sizzlin' sports take

Robert Kraft may’ve already been close to the top of some Americans’ most hated list. His lauding of President Trump and the fact that he owns perhaps the most successful and loathed sports dynasty of all time puts a glaring target on his back, especially for football-loving liberals. When Kraft, along with 25 others, was […]

21 Apr 19
Hooray for Huckle

WELCOME! To the 2019 NFL Mock Draft hosted again this year by yours truly. This year has brought us a fun filled, exciting, wonde….okay I’m sorry I can’t do it. It seems like the same old, same old. The Raiders are back to not knowing what they are doing, Jacksonville returned back to who we […]

21 Apr 19
takedownfantasy.com

The New England Patriots signed FA Demaryius Thomas to a one-year contract during this offseason. The Pats needed plenty of help at the WR position, and Thomas provides a big body with plenty of speed that fits well into New England’s short passing attack. Thomas is currently injured and should probably miss a small portion […]

21 Apr 19
The Daily Doink

Here we go… warm breeze in the air, birds chirping and PhinsiderChad continues his faux following of the historic Miami Dolphins. But hey, at this point the people shoutin’ “FINS UP” know what to expect. Last year was nothing short of a disaster, after the hottest start in recent memory at 3-0 it was looking […]

20 Apr 19
NESN.com

[nesn_embed service=dailymotion src=”https://www.dailymotion.com/embed/video/x762q0p” width=”480″ height=”270″] Chris Hogan may be donning a new shade of blue this upcoming season, but his time in New England won’t be forgotten anytime soon. The former Patriots wide receiver recently signed a one-year deal with the Carolina Panthers, and took to Instagram on Saturday afternoon to thank his former teammates, […]

20 Apr 19
Ticket News Source

CapitalCityTickets.com carries a wide selection of Kansas City Chiefs NFL tickets at affordable prices. Kansas City Chiefs play their home games at Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City, MO. The Kansas City Chiefs are coming off a 12 win 2018 NFL season. The Chiefs finished 1st in the AFC West. In the NFL Playoffs, the Chiefs […]

20 Apr 19
MagaOneNews
NCAA Football: Oklahoma Pro Day
Mar 13, 2019; Norman, OK, USA; Oklahoma quarterback Kyler Murray participates in positional workouts during pro day at the Everest Indoor Training Center at the University of Oklahoma. Mandatory Credit: Jerome Miron-USA TODAY Sports

April 20, 2019

Unlike the 2018 NFL Draft, when the Cleveland Browns kept us guessing until practically draft night, the first overall pick seems to have been preordained for months.

There remain whispers about whether ownership is on board, and as long as the Arizona Cardinals still have Josh Rosen on their roster, we can’t be absolutely certain first-year coach Kliff Kingsbury will draft his former high school recruit, Kyler Murray, with the top pick.

But for now, there’s no reason to expect a late surprise – on that would set off an entirely different chain of events. Even with Murray penciled in at No. 1, it’s anybody’s guess where the other top quarterbacks wind up.

1. Arizona Cardinals: QB Kyler Murray, Oklahoma

The importance of Murray’s mobility in Kingsbury’s offense is overstated, but if you’re going to hire an offensive coach, why not let him pick his quarterback?

2. San Francisco 49ers: DE Nick Bosa, Ohio State

Acquiring Dee Ford won’t change the 49ers’ approach here — Bosa is a perfect complement, as a bigger, powerful end who can win outside and inside as a rusher while also stopping the run.

3. New York Jets: DT Ed Oliver, Houston

The Jets desperately wish to trade down, and most have Quinnen Williams or Josh Allen here if they stay, but don’t rule out roll the dice on Oliver’s unique athleticism.

4. Oakland Raiders: DT Quinnen Williams, Alabama

Josh Allen or Devin White could be in play here, but Williams is the best player on the board. A potential shocker cannot be ruled out: Drew Lock.

5. Tampa Bay Buccaneers: LB Devin White, LSU

With Josh Allen still available, this is tricky. While the Bucs need more edge rush, Todd Bowles’ scheme creates pressure via blitzes, and White is a classic modern-day linebacker who can blitz, cover and play the run.

6. New York Giants: OLB Josh Allen, Kentucky

Dave Gettleman is never shy about taking the best player available, glaring hole at quarterback be damned.

7. Jacksonville Jaguars: OT Jawaan Taylor, Florida

T.J. Hockenson would be an option, but Taylor makes too much sense. He fills the Jags’ hole at right tackle perfectly, as a mauler who excels in a power run game.

8. Detroit Lions: TE T.J. Hockenson, Iowa

Rashan Gary or Montez Sweat could make sense, but Matt Patricia’s defense doesn’t prioritize edge rushers. Instead, the Lions grab a two-way tight end after nearly trading for Rob Gronkowski last year.

9. Buffalo Bills: DE Rashan Gary, Michigan

The Bills addressed a bunch of spots in free agency so they could take the top player on their board. They might hope Hockenson is still there, but with him gone, they grab one of the draft’s best athletes.

10. Denver Broncos: QB Dwayne Haskins, Ohio State

Many believe the Broncos are targeting a second- or third-tier quarterback to develop behind Joe Flacco. Would Haskins slipping to No. 10 change their mind?

11. Cincinnati Bengals: QB Drew Lock, Missouri

This would be bold for a notably conservative organization, but if Zac Taylor wants to pick his QB, it’s hard to argue against him. Devin Bush would be in play if it’s not a QB.

12. Green Bay Packers: OL Jonah Williams, Alabama

The Packers added Billy Turner in free agency, but Williams could be an upgrade at left guard over Lane Taylor while serving as insurance and the successor to oft-injured right tackle Bryan Bulaga.

13. Miami Dolphins: OT Andre Dillard, Washington State

Miami let Ja’Wuan James walk and hasn’t replaced him, so Dillard (or Williams or Cody Ford) could fill the hole at right tackle. Clelin Ferrell would also be a perfect fit in Brian Flores’ defense.

14. Atlanta Falcons: DT Christian Wilkins, Clemson

Wilkins would slot in next to fellow Clemson product Grady Jarrett inside as a disruptive penetrator with terrific character.

15. Washington Redskins: DE Montez Sweat, Mississippi State

With some concerned about his heart issue, Sweat slides a tad, and Washington nabs a dynamic rusher opposite Ryan Kerrigan.

16. Carolina Panthers: DE Brian Burns, Florida State

Julius Peppers is finally retired, and Bruce Irvin isn’t the answer. Burns can threaten early as a situational rusher while adding power to be a full-time starter down the line.

17. New York Giants (from Cleveland): QB Daniel Jones, Duke

If the Giants don’t love any of the top quarterbacks but — as believed — like Jones, it would be sensible to wait and see if he reaches No. 17.

18. Minnesota Vikings: OL Chris Lindstrom, Boston College

The Vikings might prefer a left tackle — which would bump Riley Reiff to left guard — but with Williams and Dillard gone, they take perhaps the draft’s best interior lineman.

19. Tennessee Titans: WR Marquise Brown, Oklahoma

The Titans’ offense needs an injection of speed, and nobody in this draft has more of it than Brown. Lindstrom would also be in consideration if available.

20. Pittsburgh Steelers: LB Devin Bush, Michigan

Bush could land closer to the top 10, but if he slips this far, Pittsburgh should pounce. The Steelers have needed speed at inside linebacker since Ryan Shazier’s injury.

21. Seattle Seahawks: DE Clelin Ferrell, Clemson

The Seahawks likely hope to trade down, as is their norm in Round 1, but more help on the edge makes sense with Frank Clark’s future unclear.

22. Baltimore Ravens: C Erik McCoy, Texas A&M

A solid, scheme-versatile pivot, McCoy might fit the Ravens better than Garrett Bradbury, who played in a predominant outside-zone scheme at NC State.

23. Houston Texans: CB Byron Murphy, Washington

With Taylor, Dillard and Williams gone, Houston opts to wait on offensive tackle and reinforce a weakened secondary instead.

24. Oakland Raiders (from Chicago): TE Noah Fant, Iowa

While the Raiders need more reinforcements on defense, Jared Cook’s departure leaves the team with no receiving threat at tight end. Jon Gruden can’t help himself.

25. Philadelphia Eagles: C Garrett Bradbury, NC State

If Bradbury reaches 25, I love this pick. He would provide insurance for Brandon Brooks (torn Achilles) at right guard and eventually take over at the pivot when Jason Kelce retires.

26. Indianapolis Colts: WR D.K. Metcalf, Mississippi

Metcalf has a wide range of possible landing spots, but his combination of size and speed would make sense for Indy if he gets this far.

27. Oakland Raiders (from Dallas): CB DeAndre Baker, Georgia

I could see Gruden gambling on Jeffery Simmons, but since the Raiders already nabbed a defensive tackle in Quinnen Williams, they opt for a cornerback here.

28. Los Angeles Chargers: DT Dexter Lawrence, Clemson

The Chargers re-signed Brandon Mebane, but he’s 34 and got only a two-year deal. Lawrence would immediately fortify the run defense, with pocket-pushing potential down the line.

29. Kansas City Chiefs: CB Greedy Williams, LSU

Don’t be shocked if they pick a wideout, but with the value not lining up here, the Chiefs add much-needed help to the secondary.

30. Green Bay Packers (from New Orleans): DB Darnell Savage, Maryland

A late riser, Savage can play all over the place — single-high, two-deep, in the box or over the slot — making him a perfect fit in Mike Pettine’s scheme.

31. Los Angeles Rams: OL Cody Ford, Oklahoma

L.A. lost interior linemen Rodger Saffold and John Sullivan and has yet to replace them. Ford would compete at left guard, perhaps starting from Day 1.

32. New England Patriots: TE Irv Smith Jr., Alabama

Smith is a better blocker on the move than inline, so the offense would require some adaptation, but he’s a dangerous receiver who thrives after the catch, which is critical in Josh McDaniels’ horizontal passing game.

–David DeChant, Field Level Media

Source: OANN