2019 New England Patriots

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  1. Thrashen

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    With black OT’s (Trent Brown and LaAdrian Waddle) leaving the team via free agency, the Pats are suddenly down to just two sumos (Cannon and Wynn) and three white OT’s (Matthews, Croston, and Skipper). The 3 black starters on the OL (Mason, Cannon, Wynn) are the only non-white lineman on the team. Nice improvement compared to the previous two seasons!

    Still no news regarding Jordy Nelson possibly signing with the team, no any updates on their other white WR FA’s (Hogan and Hollister). I’ve also read that Berrios is in line to play the slot and Edelman might be getting a better contract. Who knows...they could very well draft the likes of David Sills or Hunter Renfrow? When looking at the contract details of their newest black WR’s (Harris and Ellington), they could just be camp bodies that are eventually cut. Very low guaranteed money.

    DE John Simon and TE, Matt LaCosse, were great signings.

    No news on Gronk returning next year, but at least they should have Izzo, Hollister, and LaCosse instead of their typical all-black TE corps (along with Gronk).

    The trade for BLM activist, anthem-kneeler, and all-around bad person, Michael Bennett, was their worst more thus far.
     
  2. Thrashen

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    Now that the Pats missed out on Humphries, Beasley, Amendola, and Hogan (they also declined to offer practice squad WR, Cody Hollister, a new contract), the team is left with only two white WR's on the roster. Before their annual all-black draft class is selected in two weeks time, here is the racial breakdown of the current squad:

    QB - Brady, Etling, Hoyer

    RB/FB - Burkhead, Develin

    WR - Edelman, Berrios

    TE - Hollister, Izzo, LaCosse

    OL - Andrews, Croston, Elderkamp, Ferentz, Karras, Matthews, Schwenke, Skipper, Thuney

    DL - Simon

    LB - Munson

    DB - Ebner

    P/K/LS - Allen, Gostkowski, Cardona

    There's still plenty to root for on the squad. Offensively, I'm particularly excited about Braxton Berrios and Matt LaCosse and in the receiving game as well as the fact that there are finally some white OT's (Ryker Matthews, Cole Croston, Dan Skipper) on the roster. Defensively, John Simon could be a starter and Calvin Munson could at least make the team as a backup.

    Nearly every "mock draft" has the Pats selecting any/all of the available white receivers (Isabella, Sills, Renfrow). It would be great to see Sills replace Hogan as the left flanker. The team did meet with Sills a few days back:

    https://985thesportshub.com/2019/03...virginia-receivers-david-sills-gary-jennings/

    Anyway, best of luck to Chris Hogan in Carolina!
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  3. booth

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    The Pats signed Demaryius Thomas for 6 million dollars for one year.
     
  4. Bucky

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    Tom Brady entering his 19th season!!

    It'd be great to see Berrios in the Slot! Make the absence of Hogan worthwhile.

    For once it would be nice to see The Pats select one of our many prospects at Edge/DL this year. Be cool to see them get a guy Like Zach Allen in 1stRd and one of our many Edge prospects in later RDs like Maxx Crosby or Sutton Smith.
     
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    I have heard next to nothing on Andy Isabella as a draft prospect surely the pats have an eye on him
     
  6. Extra Point

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    Isabella is being projected to go anywhere from the 2nd to the 4th round. He deserves to go in the first. Any team getting him after that is getting a steal!
     
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  8. Shadowlight

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    Do the Patriots win any of their last three Super Bowls without WR Julian Edelman.? I say no.

    Apparently the Patriots understand that score and just extended Julian's contract through 2021. That is three more seasons with this stud.

    One of the greatest clutch players of all time.
     

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