Defensive line is a place emphasized in the Patriots scheme, not for the stats you see in the box score, but for their ability to influence the offensive blocking schemes. When the Patriots defensive lineman are at their best, they are occupying multiple blockers as linebackers and defensive ends run around after the QB and/or ball carrier. That’s a very simplified version, but it’s a very important part of the Patriots scheme, especially with the stable of linebackers currently on the roster. So which defensive lineman will do the best job? We look at them 1 by 1 here!
Welcome to part 5 of our Patriots Training Camp Preview! If you missed parts 1, 2, 3, 4, click the number to check them out! And yes we can still call it a preview even with camp going on, they haven’t DONE anything of consequence yet, like put pads on! Although this morning “Jesus Christ” utterance by BB would certainly be of consequence to some!
First career press conference, “Jesus Christ…” from Belichick. https://t.co/ZzXqdjnJnm
— Tom E. Curran (@tomecurran) July 29, 2016
First the list of wide Receivers in camp for the Patriots in order of how I view their importance to the team.
I listed the stable of running backs the Patriots yesterday in the QB fallout talk, but here they are again with mini profiles.
Good Monday sports fans! It’s a big week all over the map as the MLB trade deadline is 1 week away and NFL training camps start. Where the Red Sox have already made a few deals, early in the week I am going to concentrate on previewing Patriots training camp. Today we are going to tackle the biggest of those. The QB situation….
I want to just blame Marcus Cannon and the rest of the offensive line for the Patriots loss in Denver last Sunday. I want to say it is as simple as, if Nate Solder is healthy they win that game in a route. Sadly that isn’t true. The breakdown was in the system and the design. Poor play from the offensive line sure didn’t help though.
- 8-8 (121-87)
Against the spread
- 6-10 (62-63-3, since week 6)
Week 12 is here and Thanksgiving week is always weird week. Teams will start actually clinching playoff spots soon, both in the real NFL and in your fantasy leagues! The best game of the weekend will probably be the Seahawks hosting the Steelers. Neither team is great, but I think both are very good and are very evenly matched. Continue reading
As the Holiday season is upon us there are a myriad of movies that are associated with the plethora of various holidays we celebrate. With that in mind we channel Thanksgiving with this week’s playoff pictures! These are coming from all over, some actually based around Thanksgiving and some have just become associated with Thanksgiving, so sit back and enjoy!
So next are the division standings. God they are a mess. Then we are going to start at the bottom of each conference and work our way to top. The ranks out of 16 are the official ranking of each team after tie breakers. Retrieved from ESPN.com. Continue reading