NEPD Staff Writer: Mike Gerken
Last week, I wrote an article previewing the offensive side of the ball as it relates to next year’s draft class. This week, let’s talk defense.
NEPD Staff Writer: CJ Sousa
The overreactions can be heard for miles. Talk radio, school message boards, and hobby shops nation wide are blown apart by one meaningless release: the AP top 25. Fans of schools at the top are already crowning themselves, while the un-ranked schools of the world have their fan bases’ already up in arms (I’m looking at you Texas).
However through all the meaningless chaos, one glorious fact is upon us: College football is around the corner. Opening weekend always provides some great, highly anticipated match ups. Lets highlight a few, along with the individual prospects you should be paying attention too.
NEPD Staff Writer Jack Andrade
Hello readers, and welcome to the first installment of the Quarterback Report. The QB Report will be breaking down the top quarterback prospects in the nation throughout the 2014 college football season, with weekly stat recaps, film study analysis, and a stock watch as the season progresses.
Here is a look at my preseason quarterback rankings for the 2014 class. I’ve included my top 10 seniors, my top 5 draft eligible underclassmen, and some notes accompanying each player.
NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko
Prior to the start of training camp I ranked the Patriots roster to examine where each player stood and to evaluate their chances of making the final 53 man team. Now that training camp is over and there’s less than two weeks until the first round of cuts, it’s time to re-examine where everyone stands once again. Which players have moved off the bubble and onto the roster? Which players elevated their stock the most over the last month? Did any Patriots players play their way off the roster? All these questions are answered as I re-rank the Patriots roster from #90 to #1.
NEPD Staff Writer: Jimmy Flaherty
In a game that seemed as if it was never going to end because of penalty flags, the Patriots came away with a win over the Eagles 42-35 in their second preseason match up of the year. Many top players, including Tom Brady, Logan Mankins, Darrelle Revis, and others, saw their first action after sitting out during the first preseason game against Washington in which they lost.
With the return of these players, it came as no surprise that the Patriots looked much smoother in all three phases of the game. According to Coach Belichick in his conference call on Saturday, there were many positives on film to take away from Friday nights game.
NEPD Staff Writer: Adam Bogdan
There are few remaining questions in the Patriots defensive backfield. Devin McCourty mans one of the safety positions, Darrelle Revis and Brandon Browner man the outsides, and Kyle Arrington, Alfonzo Dennard, and Logan Ryan fill in the holes.
But there is one spot that doesn’t appear to have a clear cut starter, and that is the second safety position. (more…)
NEPD Staff Writer: CJ Sousa
What qualities do the Patriots care about most in a running back?
Is it the ability to pick up a blitz? Or what about the obvious speed, vision, power, and ball security? All of those may be in play, but if you look at it from a front office standpoint it seems to be all about the almighty dollar.