Posts Tagged ‘Ryan Mallett’

Patriots vs. Eagles Post Game Thoughts and Analysis

Friday, August 15th, 2014
Ryan Mallett bounced back and showed he's here to stay.

Ryan Mallett bounced back nicely tonight and showed he’s here to stay.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

Tom Brady saw his first action of the pre-season and 155 days after agreeing to terms with the Patriots, Darrelle Revis was on the field playing in a Patriots uniform. After a somewhat sloppy and non-entertaining pre-season game vs. Washington, the Patriots had plenty to improve upon and took the field Friday night looking to do just that.

These are the games where players distinguish themselves and players either continue to build on early camp momentum or fizzle out. Who stood out and who struggled vs. the Eagles?

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Patriots vs. Redskins: Thoughts and Analysis

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

After 200 days of waiting the Patriots were finally back on the field and playing tackle football. For Patriots fans that hoped to see Darrelle Revis in game action for the first time, we’ll have to wait a little bit longer.

Revis, Tom Brady and the majority of starters sat out the entire game, but there was still plenty to learn from the season’s first preseason game. Who stood out, who disappointed, and who surprised? Here are my takeaways from tonight’s game.

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Open Thread: New England Patriots vs Washington Redskins

Thursday, August 7th, 2014
Ryan Mallett and Tim Tebow took the majority of QB reps on Saturday.

Ryan Mallett and Tim Tebow took the majority of QB reps on Saturday.

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

At least one oddsmaker doesn’t like Ryan Mallett’s chance of bringing home a victory in the first preseason action for the New England Patriots.

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Patriots vs. Buccaneers: Thoughts and Observations

Friday, August 16th, 2013

Ryan Mallett had his best night as a professional football player.

NEPD Editor: Mike Loyko

After delivering a scare to the entire region of New England, Tom Brady was back on the Gillette Stadium field for the Patriots second preseason game. Brady, as expected was in mid-season form and showed no signs of a knee injury. Now that training camp is over and open roster spots dwindling multiple players needed impressive performances to play their way onto the competitive Patriots roster. Which players stood out and whose bubble burst against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers?

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Patriots Off-season: Ten Post-Minicamp Thoughts

Monday, June 17th, 2013
Patriots Receivers

Which Patriots receivers are going to step up this off-season?

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

After a series of OTA sessions and two days of mandatory minicamp, head coach Bill Belichick called off the final day of practices on June 13. In turn, upwards of 90 players departed from 1 Patriot Place blaring Alice Cooper’s “Schools Out” from their stereo speakers.

Well, something to that effect.

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Setting the Stage for Ryan Mallett’s Third NFL Season

Wednesday, June 12th, 2013
Ryan Mallett

Ryan Mallett has some competition at the backup QB spot now. (USA Today Sports Images)

NEPD Staff Writer: Oliver Thomas

There’s a No. 15 slinging spirals in a New England Patriots practice jersey, and his name is not Tim Tebow.

It’s Ryan Mallett.

An Arkansas Razorback by way of the Michigan Wolverines, Mallett was a Patriots third-round pick back in 2011. Selected 74th overall, the Razorback was New England’s highest quarterback draft investment since Drew Bledsoe in 1993. And according to then-NFL Network analyst and current Cleveland Browns general manager Michael Lombardi, the 6’6”, 245-pounder was ranked atop the team’s QB board that April.

Many saw “Big Tex” as a possible heir to Tom Brady’s throne. He too spent time under Lloyd Carr during his short time in Ann Arbor, and he too fit the prototype of a drop-back pocket negotiator.

But as we know, comparisons and expectations are the shingles on the roof of prospect disappointment. Mallett had to learn to be an NFL passer before he could become an NFL passer.

As a rookie in 2011, Mallett held a clipboard as the third-string quarterback behind Brian Hoyer. Yet in 2012, he flashed enough to convince Bill Belichick he could be second-in-command. Hoyer was subsequently released, and New England opted to go just two-deep at the game’s most pivotal position. Belichick showed trust in a second-year player who hadn’t played a professional snap under center.

Mallett went on to make appearances in four games as the lone understudy last year. He took eight kneel-downs for a loss of nine yards, finishing the campaign with just one completion for 17 yards on four pass attempts. He also threw one interception.

With a very small sample size to choose from, the jury is still out on Mallett. He may develop into a starting-caliber field general. But will Foxboro ever be the venue for him to do so?

In late February, Brady signed an extension through the 2017 season, and in turn, that possibility became more of a pipedream for Mallett. After all, the 25-year-old would be 30 and on his second NFL contract by the time that plan were to come to fruition.

So what does 2013 mean for Mallett?

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Report: Multiple Teams Looking to Trade For Ryan Mallett

Thursday, April 25th, 2013
Ryan Mallett Patriots

Will we see Ryan Mallett in a different uniform next year?

NEPD Editor: James Christensen

Patience is a virtue.

The Patriots have waited for NFL teams to become disenchanted with the quarterback class in the 2013 NFL Draft. Now teams are coming hat in hand, looking to trade picks for a former third round pick of the Patriots – Ryan Mallett.

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