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Projecting the Patriots Starting Offense

New England Patriots

SAN DIEGO, CA – DECEMBER 07: Quarterback Tom Brady #12 and his New England Patriots teammates take the field against the San Diego Chargers at Qualcomm Stadium on December 7, 2014 in San Diego, California. (Photo by Todd Warshaw/Getty Images)

Now that the NFL’s team OTA’s are underway, we can take a look at what might be the Patriots starting lineup. Going into the draft, many believed New England would take a Cornerback in the 1st round. But there was also a sense that the Patriots might move up for CB Byron Jones out of UCONN, the Patriots didn’t do that either. But when it came to their 1st round choice, they picked 6’2″ 320 lb Defensive Tackle Malcolm Brown out of Texas. Scouts said he was a top 20 talent, but as many players do, Brown slid further and further down the draft board till pick #32. Lucky enough for New England, they had just lost All-Pro Defensive Tackle Vince Wilfork to the Houston Texans. So New England thought Brown would be a perfect replacement.



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After the draft the Patriots would go on to sign multiple free agents, even some Patriots fans should remember. The Patriots inked LB Brandon Spikes and LB Dane Fletcher to 1-year deals.

The Patriots were hurting for depth at Linebacker and this is the exact veteran depth they needed. The Patriots filled their roster to the brim at 90 players. The Patriots have exactly $9,998,212 in salary cap after they signed their draft picks and multiple free agents after the draft. So lets get to assessing the roster.

Lets play devil’s advocate and say Tom Brady’s suspension stays at 4 games, for the first 4 games you have Jimmy Garoppolo under center, after that. Tom Brady re-claims his throne and the Patriots continue their winning ways.

We all know at Running back LeGarrette Blount is the starter, but with Shane Vereen going to the Giants, the Patriots need a receiving back, my best guess for a starter is last years 4th round pick out of Wisconsin James White. The 5’10” 205 lb back has great hands and is great at finding open space. The Patriots drafted White to prepare for the departure of Vereen. James White is my pick, but he has other competition like Tyler Gaffney, Dion Lewis and Travaris Cadet.

At Wide Receiver the top 4 starters would be Edelman, LaFell, Amendola and Dobson. I believe that Dobson (if healthy, which is a huge “if”) can put up some good numbers for New England. The former 2nd round pick out of Marshall has all the ability to be the Patriots deep threat. In Dobson’s first season he put up good numbers for New England. Dobson went for 37 receptions, 519 yards and 4 touchdowns. Not too shabby for a rookie. But Dobson will have to out battle Brandon Gibson, Josh Boyce and Brian Tyms.

The Patriots added great Tight end depth this offseason, bringing in, 6’7″ Buffalo Bills Scott Chandler. Scott Chandler will add an extra dimension to the Patriots offense, with Chandler and Gronkowski working the seams, it makes LaFell and Edelman even more dangerous. The Patriots also added former Washington Redskins Fred Davis. Davis will have to beat Michael Hoomanawanui for a roster spot, but I believe that you could pencil in Chandler’s name next to Rob Gronkowski.

Now, time to see who will protect Tom Brady. I strongly believe Nate Solder is a shoe-in at Left Tackle for the Patriots. While at Left Guard, its up in the air, the Patriots could go with their 4th round pick out of Florida State, Tre Jackson. The 6’4″ Guard was listed as the 2nd best all around Guard in the draft behind the Redskins Brandon Scherff. But they could go with their other 4th rounder, Shaq Mason. Mason is a big mauler at Guard, the 6’1″ 300 lb beast could fit very well in the run game. NFL Network’s Mike Mayock said he believed Mason was the best run blocker in this draft. But the one thing that allowed Mason to drop in the draft, was his lack of skill in the pass blocking department. At Center, Bryan Stork is an obvious starter. For Right Guard, its a little tougher. The Patriots don’t have a plug-and-play Right Guard, their only options are Marcus Cannon, Jordan Devey & Ryan Wendell. Wendell isn’t exactly the Patriots fix at Right Guard. He did a pretty solid job last year, but maybe the Patriots could get more out of a Marcus Cannon who is younger and bigger. Lastly at Right Tackle the Patriots have a fine starter in Sebastian Vollmer. Vollmer has been in the NFL for several years and has a great experience at the position.

Overall, the Patriots offense looks to have only gotten better in the off season, maybe New England will have a juggernaut of an offense and defense that is sub par at best. Only time will tell.

 

Rob Gronkowski Shoving Meat In His Mouth Is Internet Gold (PHOTO)

Rob Gronkowski

Rob Gronkowski’s “Summer Of Gronk” is in full swing (again). He has given dating advice via autographed sneakers and Gronk will be driving a pace car in an upcoming NASCAR race.

Will he be facing off against Kobayashi in a hot dog eating contest next?


Or is this some kind of sexual double entendre?

We may never know….but who really cares right?

Bet You Didn’t Know The Selfless Randy Moss

Randy Moss

 

Randy Moss has not played a snap with the Patriots since the 2010 season when his selfishness drove him out of New England. He was traded out of Foxboro with one of the best seasons by a receiver in NFL history grabbing 23 touchdowns in the Patriots near perfect 2007 campaign. His final stat line for the Pats reads 259 receptions for 3,904 yards and 50 touchdowns.

Moss bounced around to the Vikings, Titans, and Niners before calling it a career in 2012. As Randy Moss did through much of his career, he put Randy Moss first over the team.

 

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However, there was one person that Moss put far above himself. Her name is Kassi Speir, a young woman who is battling leukemia and Moss promised that he would attend her graduation (after striking up a friendship when he met Kassi as a toddler in 1998). And selfishness of Randy Moss was no where to be found:

The Big Lead: 

Since then, Kassi’s life has been filled with turmoil. Spier was diagnosed with leukemia in 2000, she lost her father to a car accident in 2004 and was diagnosed with a brain tumor in 2013. Moss’ relationship with Spier never faltered — Spier told The Pioneer Press that Moss visited her at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn., after her leukemia diagnosis, and he “had a hard time saying goodbye during that visit … he cried because he didn’t want to leave.”

Manouk alludes to a 2004 ESPN The Magazine story which describes how Moss always had a picture of her in his locker — and during the 2003 season, Spier accompanied Moss to lunch almost every single day during Vikings training camp with “her tiny hand tucked inside his”, per an Associated Press story.

These are the great HUMAN stories about the private sides of professional athletes that you never knew.

Where one of the most selfish football players showed his undying love and support for a young woman that needed a friend in the worst of ways.

Bravo Randy, Bravo.

Hate The Colts Even More After Hearing This Tom Brady Cheater Song (VIDEO)

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Wow, the Colts and their fans are moving up the hate ladder. The Colts sparked the whole Deflategate saga by alerting the NFL about the Patriots’ alleged illegal tampering of footballs during the AFC Championship. A game which they lost by 38 points and could have been beaten by the Patriots playing with a bar of soap.

Now their extremely jealous fans are joining their team in being sore losers and whiners. They would absolutely die to have a quarterback of Tom Brady’s caliber but they rather label him a cheater because their former quarterback choked on multiple occasions and current signal caller couldn’t beat New England worth his life.

And oh yeah the Colts have been accused of cheating as well (Not just by the Patriots)…

So Pats fans “Embrace The Hate” and listen to this pathetic Colts loving half breed get off on tearing down the greatest quarterback of all time…

Indianapolis, October 18th can not come soon enough!

Pot Of Baked Beans Goes To Next Impulse Sports!

Roger Goodell Is Not Welcome At Hooters (PHOTO)

Roger Goodell

Roger Goodell has NO friends in the state of Massachusetts after his excessive punishment of Tom Brady and the Patriots for Deflategate. And he will not be able to deflate his balls checking out the lovely ladies of Hooters Saugus.



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Sorry Roger, you will get none of this….

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Fitzy’s Take On The Popsicle Headache That Is Deflategate (VIDEO)

The NFL led by the bumbling fool that is Roger Goodell has successfully crucified Tom Brady for his crimes against the pigskin. The Patriots QB has been suspended four games which is as much Ben Roethlisberger got for rape.

Sounds about right for Roger Goodell…..

So cure your pissedoffness Patriots’ Nation and let Fitzy’s comedic rant on the Popsicle headache that is Deflategate wash over you.

Because god knows we need it…..

We actually should thank Roger Goodell for pissing Brady off because all he does with adversity is this….

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