PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

LeGarette Blount has allowed the Patriots to get away with any old QB

The Patriots coaching staff, particularly Bill Belichick, has gotten plenty of credit for getting the team through three quarters of Tom Brady’s suspension without a loss. But they wouldn’t have been able to do it without LeGarrette Blount. The veteran running back’s actually leading the NFL with 298 rushing yards, and particularly in the last…
Via Pro Football Talk
1 hour ago

"Flexbone" Gives Purists Hope For Continuation Of Power Running Game

"For certain, the entire Patriots' offense has a different look and feel to it this season, and is steaming towards a huge departure from the finesse, take-what-the-defense-gives-you routine that has gotten them to five consecutive AFC Title games and won them one Super Bowl to what appears to be a return to the physicality of the millennial teams that won by punching folks...
Via Foxborough Free Press
14 hours ago

49ers add to receiving corps, sign Keshawn Martin

The 49ers aren’t exactly what you’d call overburdened with offensive firepower at the moment. So they made an addition to their receiving core, though he’s a lot like a lot of the other players they have on hand. Per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the 49ers signed former Patriots wideout Keshawn Martin to a two-year deal.…
Via Pro Football Talk
16 hours ago

Jacoby Brissett, Jimmy Garoppolo both practice for Patriots on Tuesday

When it was announced that Jacoby Brissett injured his thumb in last week’s game against the Texans, it left some wondering who would start at quarterback for the Patriots in Week 4 – the final game before Tom Brady’s return. Jimmy Garoppolo has a shoulder injury of his own, and there isn’t another quarterback on the active roster.Fortunately, it looks like both Garoppolo...
Via FOX Sports
17 hours ago

Report: Pats ‘hopeful’ both Garoppolo, Brissett will be active

Despite coming away from their Week 3 win with a very grim outlook at the quarterback position, the New England Patriots could have both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett available for Sunday’s game against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Ed Werder reported on Tuesday that the Patriots are “hopeful” both players will be active. #Patriots hopeful that both Jimmy Garappolo...
Via Larry Brown Sports
18 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belichick still mum about QB injuries ahead of Bills game

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) Patriots coach Bill Belichick remains mum on his team's quarterback situation ahead if its game against division rival Buffalo this week. Belichick declined to provide updates Monday on the health of Jimmy Garoppolo or rookie Jacoby Brissett, both of whom may be unavailable. Franchise quarterback Tom Brady will be serving the last game of his four-game ...
Via Associated Press
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

No member of the New England Patriots organization has improved his own stock more this season than Josh McDaniels has. McDaniels’ innovative and ever-changing offensive game plans have helped New England maintain its status as one of the NFL’s top teams even without star quarterback Tom Brady, who has one week remaining on his four-game Deflategate suspension. The Jimmy...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski’s new Nike shoes have a neon green heel with ‘Gronk’ in them

If you were to imagine what a Rob Gronkowski shoe might look like, it probably would look pretty similar to what Nike is actually just releasing. My @NikeTraining shoe drops tmw! Grab the Nike Zoom Train Toranada 'Gronk' at 10am ET on https://t.co/k0VVcZbBOn pic.twitter.com/hPtsXomGYg — Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) September 23, 2016 The new Nike Zoom Train Toranada...
Via The Comeback
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pats' QB for Week 4 still up in the air

The New England Patriots could be headed into Week 4 with both of their available quarterbacks injured. But coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem fazed. He deferred comment Sunday on the status of both Week 3 starter Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo until later in the week, as the Patriots prepare to host the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. ''Well we'll give our injury report on Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garoppolo 'making progress,' could be ready Week 4

The New England Patriots are running out of options at quarterback with Tom Brady suspended and both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett hurt. Fortunately, both of their backup quarterbacks have a chance to be healthy in time for next weekend’s game against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that Garoppolo is “definitely making progress” with his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
2 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Perhaps the universe had a more severe punishment in mind for the New England Patriots than what the NFL had in mind initially, when they brought the Deflategate shenanigans to a close by curbing Tom Brady for the first month of the 2016 campaign. Because after just 2.5 weeks of NFL football, the Patriots are limping towards the Week 5 return of their future Hall of Fame signal caller...
Via Yardbarker
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Garoppolo could be ready for Week 4

The New England Patriots fortunately have 10 days to sort out their quarterback situation. In the meantime, it is encouraging that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might be ready to play in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Patriots also believe QB Jimmy Garappolo has chance to be ready for Buffalo in week 4, per source, but still too early to say for sure...
Via Sportsnaut
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Brissett reportedly has torn thumb ligament, faces surgery

Jacoby Brissett led the New England Patriots to a win in his first NFL start, but he did not leave the game unscathed. Brissett tore a ligament in his right thumb during the second half of the Patriots’ 27-0 win over the Houston Texans on Thursday night, a source told WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia on Friday. The rookie quarterback now “faces likely surgery for stabilization...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick sarcastically praises Patriots' Color Rush unis

As you might know, Bill Belichick doesn’t have a lot of patience for non-football matters, whether that’s banners, media narratives, social media or uniforms. The New England Patriots head coach was asked Friday about the color rush uniforms his team wore Thursday night, and if they brought back bad memories of a similar blue-on-blue combination they wore in a 2002 loss. “Yeah...
Via NESN.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

What we learned from the New England Patriots’ win over the Texans

On Thursday, September 22, the New England Patriots defeated the Houston Texans 27-0 on Thursday Night Football.  Now on most days, this would come as no surprise, as the Patriots are one of the best teams in the league, plus the Texans are 1-7 against the Patriots all-time. However, this victory came without star quarterback Tom Brady, without backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo...
Via isportsweb.com
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Feely says NFL will not change kickoff rules this season

In the midst of a New England Patriots blowout victory over the Houston Texans on "Thursday Night Football," CBS dropped a bombshell. Jay Feely, who is CBS’ kicking expert (because apparently that’s a thing), said during the third quarter of Thursday’s broadcast that the NFL will not change the kickoff rule it implemented this season that moves touchbacks to the 25-yard line...
Via The Comeback
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman’s dad scouts son’s QB ability

Julian Edelman might have to play quarterback for the Patriots Thursday night against the Texans. If that happens, Edelman’s father told ESPN.com what to expect. Frank Edelman coached his son in youth football all the way to high school, and he sounded like a coach just as much as he did a father when assessing his son’s ability to play quarterback. “Can Jules do it? Yeah...
Via The Sports Daily
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jacoby Brissett to start Thursday for the Patriots

The New England Patriots will reportedly be going with rookie third-round pick Jacoby Brissett at quarterback against the Houston Texans Thursday night. I'm being told Jacoby Brissett will start at QB for #Patriots tonight. Jimmy Garoppolo will be active, but dress as his backup, per source. — Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) September 22, 2016 This shouldn’t be considered...
Via Sportsnaut
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB, Brissett to start

Jimmy Garoppolo could be available as a backup quarterback on Thursday night, but the New England Patriots are reportedly planning to start rookie Jacoby Brissett. Courtney Fallon of NFL Network reports that Brissett will get the start despite being active. The Patriots are said to have confidence that Brissett can run the same offense as Garoppolo after what they saw in the preseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 days ago  |  Discuss
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