2019 New England Patriots

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  1. Thrashen

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    With black OT’s (Trent Brown and LaAdrian Waddle) leaving the team via free agency, the Pats are suddenly down to just two sumos (Cannon and Wynn) and three white OT’s (Matthews, Croston, and Skipper). The 3 black starters on the OL (Mason, Cannon, Wynn) are the only non-white lineman on the team. Nice improvement compared to the previous two seasons!

    Still no news regarding Jordy Nelson possibly signing with the team, no any updates on their other white WR FA’s (Hogan and Hollister). I’ve also read that Berrios is in line to play the slot and Edelman might be getting a better contract. Who knows...they could very well draft the likes of David Sills or Hunter Renfrow? When looking at the contract details of their newest black WR’s (Harris and Ellington), they could just be camp bodies that are eventually cut. Very low guaranteed money.

    DE John Simon and TE, Matt LaCosse, were great signings.

    No news on Gronk returning next year, but at least they should have Izzo, Hollister, and LaCosse instead of their typical all-black TE corps (along with Gronk).

    The trade for BLM activist, anthem-kneeler, and all-around bad person, Michael Bennett, was their worst more thus far.
     
  2. Thrashen

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    Now that the Pats missed out on Humphries, Beasley, Amendola, and Hogan (they also declined to offer practice squad WR, Cody Hollister, a new contract), the team is left with only two white WR's on the roster. Before their annual all-black draft class is selected in two weeks time, here is the racial breakdown of the current squad:

    QB - Brady, Etling, Hoyer

    RB/FB - Burkhead, Develin

    WR - Edelman, Berrios

    TE - Hollister, Izzo, LaCosse

    OL - Andrews, Croston, Elderkamp, Ferentz, Karras, Matthews, Schwenke, Skipper, Thuney

    DL - Simon

    LB - Munson

    DB - Ebner

    P/K/LS - Allen, Gostkowski, Cardona

    There's still plenty to root for on the squad. Offensively, I'm particularly excited about Braxton Berrios and Matt LaCosse and in the receiving game as well as the fact that there are finally some white OT's (Ryker Matthews, Cole Croston, Dan Skipper) on the roster. Defensively, John Simon could be a starter and Calvin Munson could at least make the team as a backup.

    Nearly every "mock draft" has the Pats selecting any/all of the available white receivers (Isabella, Sills, Renfrow). It would be great to see Sills replace Hogan as the left flanker. The team did meet with Sills a few days back:

    https://985thesportshub.com/2019/03...virginia-receivers-david-sills-gary-jennings/

    Anyway, best of luck to Chris Hogan in Carolina!
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    The Pats signed Demaryius Thomas for 6 million dollars for one year.
     
  4. Bucky

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    Tom Brady entering his 19th season!!

    It'd be great to see Berrios in the Slot! Make the absence of Hogan worthwhile.

    For once it would be nice to see The Pats select one of our many prospects at Edge/DL this year. Be cool to see them get a guy Like Zach Allen in 1stRd and one of our many Edge prospects in later RDs like Maxx Crosby or Sutton Smith.
     
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    I have heard next to nothing on Andy Isabella as a draft prospect surely the pats have an eye on him
     
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    Isabella is being projected to go anywhere from the 2nd to the 4th round. He deserves to go in the first. Any team getting him after that is getting a steal!
     
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    Do the Patriots win any of their last three Super Bowls without WR Julian Edelman.? I say no.

    Apparently the Patriots understand that score and just extended Julian's contract through 2021. That is three more seasons with this stud.

    One of the greatest clutch players of all time.
     
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    TE Ben Watson suspended 4 games for Drug violation. Good news for the White TEs in New England.
     
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    Lol. "I thought I was retired so it be okay to take steroids".

    Rotoworld thinks his suspension will help Austin Sefarian Jenkins. Doubt it, that clown is a bust through n through. Still betting on his "upside" though.
     
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    Jenkins cut.
     
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    Ben Watson suspended, Seferian-Jenkins released...great news for Matt LaCosse, Ryan Izzo, Andrew Beck, and the team eventually trading for Kyle Rudolph.
     
  14. Don Wassall

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    If LaCosse doesn't work out I'd like to see New England address the TE position other than trading for Rudolph, as the Vikings are the relatively White friendliest team in the league and drafted a black tight end in the second round this year. Rudolph is still only 29 and could have a half dozen more productive years if he can work out his contract differences with Minnesota. The Vikings drafted a black TE fairly high a few years ago that the usual suspects raved about who turned out to be a complete dud.

    LaCosse is a Midwest kid who's an excellent athlete with very good speed. No good obvious reason he can't succeed in the Patriots' system.
     
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    Mike Reiss is usually a pretty reliable source so I’m pretty encouraged by this report. In fact I would be disappointed if Berrios was not the number 3 or 4 receiver this year.

     
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    I've noticed an uptick in positive articles on Berrios. He should have a pretty clear path to playing time if his talent shows through, and, yet again when it comes to so many White receivers, he stays healthy. Like Hunter Renfrow, there's an outside chance he could get a significant number of receptions as a rookie. Even though he's not technically a rookie this is for all intents and purposes his rookie season but he's also had a year to learn the playbook and the "Patriot way."
     
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    Michael Roberts for a late future pick. Can't see him making the 53. Bust
     
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    I was surprised when the Patriots got rid of Jacob Hollister, who is currently getting rave reviews in Seattle. That's the opposite of the way it usually goes, with New England being the team that picks up and develops talented castoffs, though Seattle is perhaps the worst organization in the league when it comes to offseason puffery of players.

    I think LaCosse can be a more than adequate starter if the Patriots turn to him. It also wouldn't be surprising if Gronk unretires and plays this season. He took in the Bruins-Blues Game 7 last night, he may miss the action the closer it gets to the season if his health is good.
     
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    Yeah, I thought Jacob would have been the starter this year. Has all the athletic tools to succeed, hopefully it has substance. Would be nice to see Cody get in the shake up with the Titans, won't hold my breath on that one. Honestly, with the Pats this year I'll take good years from Chase and Braxton.
     
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    That would be nice indeed, hopefully too the tight end position will remain in the hands of an overachiever.
     
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    Things are always in flux with the Patriots. For a while I was reading articles predicting Rex Burkhead would be cut after the drafting of Damien Harris. Now it turns out Sonny Michel, their first round draft pick last year, is once again having knee problems and missed OTC and who knows how much longer he will be hobbled. I looked at Harris's highlights and find him to be a pedestrian runner, nothing special about him but he went to Alabama, yada yada. If Rex can stay healthy his 2019 season can be anything from waived and out of the league to being New England's most used back.
     
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    Didn't pass the physical so the trade didn't go through!
     
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    Nice to see the Pats add another white TE...

    https://www.boston.com/sports/new-england-patriots/2019/08/13/eric-saubert-patriots-tight-ends

    Saubert’s last name means to “cleanse/clean” in German.

    Also, safety Nate Ebner was taken off the PUP list, which is good because I was beginning to think he’d miss the first 6 weeks of action. It would be great to see 3 white defenders (Ebner, Winovich, and Simon) make the roster this year. LB Calvin Munson played great with the Giants a few years back, but he seems destined to be cut.
     

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