• Analysis

    How Does Losing a Historic QB Change Your Franchise?

    Throughout the history of the NFL, we’ve seen many great players change teams. As heartbreaking as it is, that’s the nature of the business. This offseason the greatest quarterback of all time decided it was time to move on to the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. This decision made us wonder how other franchises in the past dealt with the loss of a star quarterback. In this article, we collected data from Pro Football Reference to show five examples of historic quarterbacks who changed teams late in their careers. How did the franchise recover? How did the quarterback end his career? We researched it all. Historical data could offer an idea of…

  • Analysis,  Draft News,  Predictions

    Which Undrafted Free Agent will make the Final Roster?

    Not every rookie who makes an NFL roster this fall will have been drafted. If any team knows the value an undrafted free agent can bring to a team, it’s certainly the Patriots. It has been 13 straight seasons that at least one undrafted free agent has made the Patriots week one roster. Who will it be this year? In this article, we’ll take a look at the three undrafted free agents we think have the best chance to make the roster. This will be the final chapter in our three-part series. You can find part one here and part two here. Jeff Thomas, WR, Miami The most hyped undrafted…

  • Draft News,  Predictions

    Predicting Roles for the 2020 Patriots Draft Class: Defense Edition

    On April 25th, the 2020 NFL Draft concluded. Since then, fans have wondered what role the newest members of the New England Patriots will fill. This article is the second part of a three-part series in which we project the roles of the 2020 Patriots draft class. We’ll continue on the defensive side of the ball where the Patriots spent four of their draft picks. Part one can be found here. (NOTE: The UDFA’s will be part three of the series.) Kyle Dugger, S, Lenoir-Rhyne The Patriots took some people by surprise when they selected Kyle Dugger in the second round with the 37th overall pick. After trading back in…

  • Breaking News

    Patrick Chung Signed Through 2023

    The New England Patriots are loaded in the secondary, and they intend to keep it that way for the foreseeable future. Earlier this morning, Patrick Chung signed a two-year contract extension with the Patriots. The contract will take Chung through the 2023 season. What we see: Ironically, the Chung move will free up the space to sign Kyle Dugger. Before the extension, we thought there was a small chance that Chung could be a surprise cut, but that won’t happen now. The depth and versatility of the safety position is tremendous. Keep in mind the corner position is even stronger. We believe the Patriots secondary will dominate this year, but…

  • Draft News,  Predictions

    Predicting Roles for the 2020 Patriots Draft Class: Offense Edition

    On April 25, the 2020 NFL Draft concluded. Since then, fans have wondered what role the newest members of the New England Patriots will fill. This article will be a part of a three-part series in which we project the roles of the 2020 Patriots draft class. We’ll start on the offensive side of the ball where the Patriots spent six of their draft picks. (NOTE: The UDFA’s will be featured in part three of the series.) Devin Asiasi, TE, UCLA In somewhat of a surprise, the first offensive player selected wasn’t until the third round. Asiasi was selected in the third round, 91st overall. The tight end out of…

  • Analysis,  Predictions

    Why Chase Winovich will have a Breakout Year

    Last season the Patriots fielded one of the best defenses in the NFL. In order to play up to that level again, they’ll need to replace key players lost during the free agency period. Enter, Chase Winovich. In this article, we’ll tell you why we believe Winovich is poised to have a breakout year. Increased Role Among the departures were key cogs in the defensive unit, Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins. While we think Collins had a good year for the Patriots, Van Noy will be the toughest to replace. Van Noy played on the edge a lot last year and showed great pass-rushing capabilities. By all metrics, Van…

  • Analysis

    Five Patriots who Need to Step up on Offense

    For the Patriots to exceed expectations this season they will need improved play from multiple players, especially on the offensive side of the ball. In this article, we will take a look at five players that could help the Patriots change their fortunes on offense. In the spirit of being interesting, we are going to leave Jarrett Stidham off the list because he’s an obvious one. What players around the quarterback need to play well for the offense to see a substantial improvement? 1.) N’Keal Harry We are believers in the potential Harry can bring to the Patriots. We know he struggled with route running and producing separation last year,…

  • Predictions

    Way-Too-Early Season Predictions

    Before we jump into the predictions, I would like to say, welcome to Pats Buzz! This blog will be dedicated to everything New England Patriots. The blog will start discussion and debate amongst fans as well as keeping fans informed of the latest Patriots news. Without further ado, let’s predict the upcoming Patriots NFL schedule. Is this prediction coming too early? Yes, so much is bound to change between now and the first regular-season kickoff, but everyone loves a good premature prediction. The fact is so much of this season depends on the play of the quarterback position. How good can Jarrett Stidham be? Week 1 vs. Dolphins: Win. While…