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Old 04-02-2017, 09:24 PM
 
Location: Wisconsin
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AP is visiting "the City on a Hill" tomorrow to seek the puritan way. He'll probably get signed & we may as well cancel the next super bowl right now.
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Old 04-05-2017, 06:55 PM
 
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AP is visiting "the City on a Hill" tomorrow to seek the puritan way. He'll probably get signed & we may as well cancel the next super bowl right now.
AP is done I hope the Pats don't sign him, would rather see Blount back.

1 reservation for the Super Bowl has already been made regardless
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Old 04-06-2017, 11:33 AM
 
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Pats fans, who saw the Gilmore signing coming? I sure didn't. At least not a market rate. I think it says a lot that they really like him a lot to sign him to a large contract while they already have one good CB in Butler already. I think it also maybe says that they don't think Butler is nearly as good as he is perceived around the league.

With Gilmore you just have to worry about his health. He's missed 12 games over the last four seasons. Still relatively young, only 27 when next season starts.
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Old 04-18-2017, 06:23 PM
 
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Pats certainly have done their pre-draft off season work. I honestly have not seen a Super Bowl Champion revamp their team in such a way. They made moves to keep young, and I think are the winners in free agency. Just unbelievable, acting like they missed the playoffs or something. Obviously anything can happen, but I just do not see a team better than the Pats (on paper) this upcoming season. And nothing in the draft will change that.
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Old 04-19-2017, 01:56 PM
 
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What do you guys make of the Pats' makeover at running back this offseason?




-signed Rex Burkhead to a 1 year deal ($3.15 million total)
- made 2 year offer ($4.6 million total) to Mike Gillislee, which Bills are unlikely to match
-signed James White to a 3 year extension (through 2020 season) on 4/18




I think it is safe to say that LeGarrette Blount won't be back with the Pats, as there simply isn't any room for him on the roster. I would guess that Burkhead and Gillislee will be the primary ballcarriers with White & Dion Lewis being the primary passing down backs.
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Old 04-20-2017, 09:39 PM
 
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I think White will be your real weapon this year at RB.

Bills might still match the Gillislee deal.

I haven't checked other division schedules yet, but at first glance it looks like the league is trying to prevent the Pats from outright running away with the division by scheduling 5 of the final six games inside the division for the Pats. Bills have four of their final five inside the division. And Dolphins have 4 of their final six inside the division.

Meanwhile for some reason, the NFL decided to give the Jets only 1 division game in their last seven games.
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:14 PM
 
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I think White will be your real weapon this year at RB.

Bills might still match the Gillislee deal.

I haven't checked other division schedules yet, but at first glance it looks like the league is trying to prevent the Pats from outright running away with the division by scheduling 5 of the final six games inside the division for the Pats. Bills have four of their final five inside the division. And Dolphins have 4 of their final six inside the division.

Meanwhile for some reason, the NFL decided to give the Jets only 1 division game in their last seven games.
Despite his SB heroics I think Gillislee and Burkhead will be the primary backs and White will remain 3rd down back along with Lewis
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Old 04-26-2017, 06:16 PM
 
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So while I am extremely happy with the make up of this NE team going into next season, a little bummed that we are basically sitting out the draft again this season with no Day 1 picks....

Anyone other Pats fans feeling like we are missing out on the fun of draft weekend?
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Old 04-27-2017, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Southern NH
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So while I am extremely happy with the make up of this NE team going into next season, a little bummed that we are basically sitting out the draft again this season with no Day 1 picks....

Anyone other Pats fans feeling like we are missing out on the fun of draft weekend?
I understand the concern but after 15+ years of excellence, I am in the "In Bill We Trust" camp...
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Old 04-28-2017, 07:40 AM
 
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So while I am extremely happy with the make up of this NE team going into next season, a little bummed that we are basically sitting out the draft again this season with no Day 1 picks....

Anyone other Pats fans feeling like we are missing out on the fun of draft weekend?
Nope. We're coming off the 5th title and have a team that is going to compete for a 6th title in the coming season. I still watch the draft, but don't feel like I'm missing out on anything.
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