Posts Tagged ‘15 Thoughts’

Patriots vs Eagles: 15 Thoughts from the First Preseason Game

Friday, August 9th, 2013
Shane Vereen

Shane Vereen showed off his versatility again in the Patriots win over the Eagles. (USA Today Sports)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

We can finally stop talking about who the Patriots lost in the off-season or whose sitting in an Attleboro jail cell and start talking about actual games. The Patriots first preseason game marked the official end to a turbulent off-season and the start of a new hope filled season. 

Even though the stars and starters were limited to a few series, there was still plenty to learn in the season’s first game. With so many new faces at key positions these games may lack intensity, but not importance.

Here is my collection of observations, thoughts and conclusions from tonight’s game.


Fifteen Thoughts on the First Round of the 2013 NFL Draft

Friday, April 26th, 2013
Boston Strong.

Boston Strong. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Just as expected the first round of the 2013 draft was as exciting as ever. With just about every pick in doubt leading up to the selection, NFL Draft fans were left in true suspense this year.

Now that the first round is in the rear view mirror, I give my thoughts on what went down, the surprises, disappointments and of course break down the Patriots selection (or not). I also take a look ahead to what is expected to be another exciting day at the NFL Draft.


Fifteen Thoughts on the 2013 NFL Draft

Wednesday, April 17th, 2013
Bjoern Werner Scouting Report

Bjoern Werner is turning into the forgotten man of the 2013 NFL Draft.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Before we get back to talking about the NFL Draft and football. On behalf of everyone at NEPD and myself included, we would just like to send out deepest condolences out to those affected by the unspeakable tragedy that struck our city on Monday. No other city in the world is better equipped to deal with such tragedy.

The loyalty, toughness and spirit that our city is known for has already shined bright. The selflessness of those in the city has been inspirational to others around the world. As someone who has grown up in and around parts of the city, I have no doubt that Boston will overcome this and be stronger than ever once it is all over. The families and loved ones of those affected will continue to be in our thoughts and prayers.


25 Thoughts: Predictions and Questions Heading into the 2012 NFL Season

Wednesday, September 5th, 2012
Aaron Hernandez Patriots

Can Aaron Hernandez lead the Patriots to a Superbowl win? (Photo: US Presswire)

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

With the NFL regular slated to kick off tonight, I take a stab at making some predictions and prognostications about the 2012 NFL Season. Who are the top five Super Bowl Contenders? Who will be the most impressive defensive rookie? Who will be the top five picks in the 2013 NFL Draft?

I’ll make my predictions and the readers can hold me to them at the end of the season. Who doesn’t love to read top five lists anyway?


15 Thoughts: Preseason and Roster Edition

Thursday, August 23rd, 2012

Kyle Love’ has developed into one of the best defensive players on the roster.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Each week during the NFL season, I will be providing readers with a 15 thoughts article. These articles will be similar to those I wrote leading up to the NFL Draft in April.

It’s a random compiling of thoughts I had throughout the week, things that stood out that week, things that I learned or just random tidbits that have nothing to do with anything. In this first edition, I get caught up on all the happenings of the preseason up to this point and take a look at some roster moves that we might see in the future.


A Scouts Take: 15 Thoughts on the NFL Draft

Wednesday, May 2nd, 2012

The 2012 NFL Draft is over and it's time to reflect on it.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

With the 2012 NFL Draft officially in the books, months and months of preparation and speculation are behind us. Today, I wrap up the 2012 Draft with what stood out to me about the three day draft.

What did I like about the draft? What teams draft impressed me? What teams had a poor draft? I discuss all that and a lot more in this week’s 15 Thoughts.


A Scout’s Take: 15 Potential Patriots

Monday, April 16th, 2012
Michael Brockers Patriots Draft

Michael Brockers would make a lot of sense for the Patriots

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

The start of the 2012 NFL Draft is 11 days away. The draft process is nearing an end and with speculation constantly running high, we are all anxious to see how it plays out.

In today’s 15 thoughts, I take a look at 15 players whose names may be called by the New England Patriots on draft day and how they would fit in with the Patriots.


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