2016 New England Patriots

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Pats will once again dominate their much darker counterparts. Looking forward to 2016.
 

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Great to see Danny Amendola restructure his deal (again) and to ensure that he'll remain with the squad in 2016/2017...

http://www.cbssports.com/nfl/eye-on...ructures-contract-again-to-stay-with-patriots

With WR's Chris Hogan, Julian Edelman, and Danny Amendola paired with the greatest offensive weapon in NFL history, Rob Gronkowski, New England's offense should be a joy to watch this season.

Especially like your comment on The Gronk. After decades of favoritism I've yet to see a Black so dominant. He's essentially uncoverable. And, best is, he's no wigger and tells them all to go fack off at his whim.
 

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They have to play the first four games without Brady, that is going to be rough. Gronk and crew are awesome but it all starts with Brady.
 

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How good is Garoppolo?

The Pats drafted a QB in round 3. Maybe they aren't happy with Garoppolo. Or maybe if Garoppolo does well in his 4 game stint as a starter they mean to trade him and develop Brissett, the guy they drafted.
 

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With free agents signed and the draft completed, New England should have between 10-12 white starters (in bold) this season...

Offense:
QB - Brady
RB - Lewis
WR - Edelman
WR - Hogan
WR - Amendola
TE - Gronkowski
LT - Solder
LG - Mason
C - Stork
RG - Jackson
RT - Vollmer

The good news regarding the LG and RG positions (currently occupied by 2nd years black sumos) is that the squad will likely have David Andrews, Josh Kline, Ted Karras, and Joe Thuney as reserve options. Kline or Andrews could actually start, especially Kline. Thus, the Pats could easily field a 4/5 white or all-white OL if things shake out properly. I'm not sure how everything will work at WR. The only viable black WR's, Nate Washington and Keshawn Martin, could be starters or play a small role. Mega-bust, Aaron Dobson, will likely be cut. With Brady, Gronk, and 3 white WR's, this should once again be the NFL's most white-friendly offense...

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Defense:
LDE - Ninkovich
DT - Knighton
DT - Branch
RDE - Long
SLB - Collins
MLB - McClellin
WLB - Hightower
LCB - Butler
SS - Chung
FS - McCourty
RCB -Ryan

Jabaal Sheard, who does have some talent, could start over Long at RDE, but he'll certainly be in the rotation. German-born DT, Markus Kuhn, who started for Caste Coughlin's Giants last season (to defy such odds, he must be good!) and will surely be a heavily-rotated cog, given that the presumptive chocolate starters, Knighton and Branch, are immobile, morbidly obese blobs. At MLB, Jonathan Freeney could start over Shea McClellin, but given the value of Shea's contract, it's difficult to imagine...

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I know it's very early for this sort of thing, but I think NE will have between 22 and 25 white players on their 53-man roster. They are as follows: Brady, Garoppolo, Hogan, Amendola, Edelman, Solder, Stork, Vollmer, Kline, Andrews, Karras, Thuney, Gronkowski, Develin, Ninkovich, Long, Kuhn, McClellin, Ebner, Allen, Gostkowski, and Cardona. Derby, Snyder, and Vellano could also make the roster, but it's less likely.

With the great moves made by the Patriots and Packers this off-season (no matter how putrid, the Patriots godawful drafts virtually never change the club's demographics), I'm certain we'll all have our proverbial fingers crossed for a NE-GB Superbowl that's been so close to coming to fruition in the past, but never seems to happen...
 
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Seems like Brady is trying to appeal his recently-upheld suspension...

http://legalnewsline.com/stories/51...-brady-s-appeal-if-he-loses-at-second-circuit

In other news...we already knew that Tom Brady is a huge Trump supporter (and a personal friend of the Donald), but apparently Bill Belichick is too. This photo of Bill and his girlfriend Linda standing with Donald was taken in Mar-a-Lago Club back in March. Pretty cool...

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Look at my man, Bill Belichick! He's not all about the x's and o's. :applaudit::clapclap::smile:
 

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The Pats have a white friendly offense. The Pats have one of the best offenses in the league.

You'd think the rest of the league would figure out that there's a correlation.

Lurkers, think about this.
 

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Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, and Robert Kraft all seem to be close friends with Trump and surprisingly, none of them have tried to distance themselves from the allegedly "controversial" presidential candidate. The Donald has been defending the Pats for the entire duration of the "Deflategate" scandal...
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Just 2 weeks ago in Rhode Island, Trump had this to say about Brady's suspension...

 

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The NFL's most knowledgeable and fair team "beat writer," Mike Reiss, predicts that the Pats will start an all-white WR's corps (Hogan, Edelman, Amendola) and 4 whites on the OL (Solder, Thuney, Stork, Vollmer), but doesn't believe that white free agent acquisitions Chris Long, Markus Kuhn, or Shea McClellin will start on defense...

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-england...er-jones-role-in-patriots-opener-vs-cardinals

In the article below, he predicts that 18 whites will make the squad, indicating that DT Kuhn could be cut, and that SS Ebner, G Kline, and G Karras could start the season on PUP.

http://espn.go.com/blog/new-england...rojection-includes-tough-call-on-aaron-dobson

Best case scenario seems to be that around 22 whites make the team. Several sumos (such as Cannon, Waddle, and Mason) could end up being cut.

As for Brady, well, he's handling his reductions suspension with class...

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DB Vinnie Sunseri signed w the Patriots last week... is finally healthy after 1st two seasons ending on injuries with the Saints...should land a spot on the 53..he can work his way up the depth chart; he has a nose for the ball!

Stoked(didn't always look the part w Bills) Chris Hogan signed & is ready for a break-out season. Hopefully Garoppolo can take the reigns to start! Nice to see Edelman emerge as an Top 10 NFL WR...

Like what the Patriots did on Defense...best of luck to DB Nate Ebner with the US Olympic Rugby team
http://sports.yahoo.com/news/why-a-...-dream-with-the-u-s-rugby-team-200210783.html
 
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Bad news for RT Sebastian Vollmer, whose hip injury will likely send him to IR...

http://nesn.com/2016/08/resetting-p...-with-shaq-mason-sebastian-vollmer-sidelined/

The article claims that black sumo, Marcus Cannon (who single-handedly lost the AFC Championship game for the Pats last season), will start in Vollmer's RT position. On the bright side, it appears as though the Pats will open the season with a 4/5 white OL, which should consist of Solder, Thuney, Andrews, and Kline. One thing to keep in mind is that the NFL changed the rule regarding IR. Apparently, each team can designate one player to return later in the season. Vollmer could also land on the PUP list and return by Week #6.

In other news, safety Nate Ebner is back at Patriots training camp after missing time whilst competing for the US Rugby team at the Olympics. If he makes the team, Ebner will join a white-friendly defensive unit that should include Rob Ninkovich, Shea McClellin, Chris Long, and possibly Markus Kuhn...

http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.co...training-camp-grind-after-olympic-rugby-trip/

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It's unclear what's going on with Danny Amendola after undergoing off-season knee/ankle surgeries. He's been present at practice in non-contact drills. I think he'll be back Week 1.

Many writers seem to believe that 2nd year TE, AJ Derby, will make the roster over mulatto veteran, Clay Harbor. It would work out well if Bennett was injured and Derby got some reps this season...

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With another serious injury to starting RB, Dion Lewis, it appears as though white RB, Tyler Gaffney, could make the team. Gaffney had a 44-yard TD run against the Saints this pre-season...


Based on everything I've read, I think the Pats will keep between 21-24 whites on the 53-man roster.
 
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Starting center, Bryan Stork, was released today. Ridiculous...

http://www.patspulpit.com/2016/8/24/12622676/patriots-release-former-starting-center-bryan-stork

With a team filled with black sumo backups, Stork was a valuable commodity because he could play C, OG, and OT. The only positive aspect of this move is that the white rookie OL (Karras and Thuney) are far more likely to make the team.

In other news, RB Donald Brown was cut by the Pats, almost assuring that white RB, Tyler Gaffney, will make the 53-man roster.

If DT Markus Kuhn, RB Tyler Gaffney, and TE AJ Derby all make the team, there should be 21 whites on the 53-man roster, 22 when Brady returns for Week #5
 

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Disappointed they cut Stork but he should catch on with another team.

I am hoping Sunseri makes the team at safety as well. AJ Derby has been the surprise of the preseason and I hope he remains healthy and continues to produce so he gets a roster spot.
 

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Starting center, Bryan Stork, was released today. Ridiculous...

http://www.patspulpit.com/2016/8/24/12622676/patriots-release-former-starting-center-bryan-stork

With a team filled with black sumo backups, Stork was a valuable commodity because he could play C, OG, and OT. The only positive aspect of this move is that the white rookie OL (Karras and Thuney) are far more likely to make the team.

In other news, RB Donald Brown was cut by the Pats, almost assuring that white RB, Tyler Gaffney, will make the 53-man roster.

If DT Markus Kuhn, RB Tyler Gaffney, and TE AJ Derby all make the team, there should be 21 whites on the 53-man roster, 22 when Brady returns for Week #5

If I recall correctly Stork was the starter for the Patriots recent Super Bowl winning team.
 

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Patriots roster updates...

1) All indications are that RB Tyler Gaffney will make the Pats, however, black RB, DJ Foster, could supplant him.

2) It also seems as though TE AJ Derby will make the team over Clay Harbor.

3) Black WR, Nate Washington, was cut by the Pats...

http://nesn.com/2016/08/patriots-reportedly-release-veteran-wide-receiver-nate-washington/

If Amendola begins the season on the PUP list, 2 white WR's (Edelman and Hogan) and 4 black WR's (likely Mitchell, Dobson, Martin) should make team. Hopefully, Danny can start the season on the roster.

4) Black sumo OL, Tre Jackson and Jonathan Cooper, are both likely headed for IR and Shaq Mason has a broken hand, meaning that it's unlikely that any of the white interior OL (Thuney, Karras, Andrews, and Kline) will be cut. The starting OL is 4/5 white, with sumo Marcus Cannon taking the spot of the injured RT, Sebastain Vollmer.

5) Markus Kuhn is battling Anthony Johnson for a DT spot and most insiders believe he will be cut in favor of Johnson. If so, he'll probably catch on elsewhere.

6) McClellin, Long, Ninkovich, and Ebner all seem safe to make the squad on defense.

Add Chris Hogan to the group of existing stars (Edelman, Amendola, Gronk) and the 2016 Pats could be their most explosive, white-friendly offense ever concocted!

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It's official, Sebastian Vollmer starts the season on the PUP list, which is actually good news because many believed he was headed for season-ending IR...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...-put-dion-lewis-sebastian-vollmer-on-pup-list

Unfortunately, Amendola has not be activated and will likely start the year on the PUP list, too.

Tonight's pre-season finale against the Giants will determine if 3 white players who are "on the bubble" (Markus Kuhn, Tyler Gaffney, and Ted Karras) make the 53-man roster. Karras and Gaffney should at least make the PS if they are cut. The only other white player with a chance to get cut (AJ Derby), but his spot on the roster is more likely than the other 3.

Should be a great season...
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I hope Gaffney, Kuhn and Karras all make it. It would also be great if Sunseri makes the team along with Ebner.
 

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So it looks like Marcus Cannon is still the Patriots' starting LT. This after, as someone mentioned before, he single-handedly lost the AFC Championship game last year at Denver with his incredibly awful performance.

He should have been cut from the roster just for that performance, let alone remain the starter.

Unbelievable...
 

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So it looks like Marcus Cannon is still the Patriots' starting LT. This after, as someone mentioned before, he single-handedly lost the AFC Championship game last year at Denver with his incredibly awful performance.

He should have been cut from the roster just for that performance, let alone remain the starter.

Unbelievable...

If I am the patriots I will go run heavy all season to protect Garrapolo and Brady from getting killed.
 

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The Patriots just made an idiotic move in trading white OG, Josh Kline, to Eagles for a black DB. This is the first time I can recall in the Belichik era in which there were more black OL (5 - Flemming, Cooper, Mason, Cannon, Waddle) than white (Andrews, Thuney, Karras, Solder) on the roster...

http://www.nfl.com/news/story/0ap30...trade-eric-rowe-to-patriots-for-ol-draft-pick

Kline, like the recently-cut Bryan Stork, was a major cog on the OL when the squad won Superbowl 49 in 2015.

Unless more moves are made, the Patriots will open the season with only 17 whites on their 53-man roster...

QB - Garoppolo, Brady
FB - Develin
WR - Edelman, Hogan, Amendola
TE - Gronkowski, Derby
OL - Karras, Solder, Andrews, Thuney, Vollmer
DL - Long, Ninkovich
LB - McClellin
DB - Ebner
ST - Allen, Cardona, Gostkowski

NOTE - Brady and Ninkovich return in Week #5 and Vollmer could return from the PUP list in Week #7, possibly bringing their total to 20.

If only they would have kept guys like Kuhn, Kline, Gaffney, and Stork.
 

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Patriots transitioning to a sumo ladden OL is definitely troubling.. Jon Cooper is a HUGE bust. This guy was a high pick few years ago even though he's short,squatty, slow, and injury prone!
 
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