3 hrs ago
Jamie Collins impresses Bill Belichick with communication headset
Sans Jerod Mayo and Dont'a Hightower , the Patriots needed Jamie Collins to step up and wear the headset to take control of the defensive calls and communication.
7 hrs ago
Patriots Preseason Week 3 Notes: Chandler Jones Dominant at 3-4 OLB
The Patriots have moved Chandler Jones around in the defensive front since he arrived in New England.
Fri Aug 22, 2014
New England Patriots vs. Carolina Panthers pre-game observations:...
The New England Patriots and Carolina Panthers are set to commence Week 3 of the preseason at Gillette Stadium Friday night.
Collins Will Take the Lead On Defense
Linebacker Jamie Collins will get the green dot on his helmet, signifying his direct communication with the coaches on the sideline as well as his leadership on the team.
Wed Aug 20, 2014
On defense, Patriots value versatility over specialization
Bill Belichick has mastered the modern NFL, winning 11 division titles and three Super Bowls in 14 years in an era of parity designed to push every team toward 8-8.
Tue Aug 19, 2014
What Happened in 1-on-1 Pass-Rush Drills Throughout Patriots Training Camp
Erik Frenz has been covering the Patriots and the AFC East in different roles since 2010, and joined Boston.com in 2013.
Fri Aug 15, 2014
Four Ups, Four Downs For Patriots: Brady, Mallett, Garoppolo All Strong In Win Over Eagles
That's the main story coming out of Friday night's game at Gillette Stadium, a 42-35 win for the Patriot s.
5 Things to Watch in Patriots' Preseason Week 2 Matchup vs. Eagles
In that sense, we'll get a good look at some of their plan B's in Friday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles , set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. ET at Gillette Stadium.
Thu Aug 14, 2014
Dont'a Hightower the Future Star of New England Patriots' Defense
Dont'a Hightower has been one of the bright spots during New England Patriots training camp.
Tue Aug 12, 2014
Foes likely to avoid Pats cornerbacks
The Patriots have received a glimpse of the way opposing offenses would prefer to attack them this season, and the rest of the NFL will be closely monitoring that as well.
Sat Aug 09, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
NFL: Patriots make some progress as season nears
The Patriots opened training camp 17 days ago and have 28 days to go before they start the season Sept.
Fri Aug 08, 2014
Toucher & Rich: Do We Really Need Four Preseason Games?
After a disappointing summer for the Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics, New England fans were ready for some real live, action-packed football Thursday night for the Patriots preseason opener, but what was on display was anything but.
Tue Aug 05, 2014
The Washington Post
Patriots and Redskins Web sites have slightly different takes on joint practice
"It is almost better to tell your own lies than someone else's truth," Dostoevsky wrote in "Crime and Punishment."
Mon Aug 04, 2014
Defense into attack mode
On one side of the ball, the dream for the Patriots is to have an aggressive, attacking defense that can get to the quarterback and make his life much more miserable than it has been in recent years.
Patriots Training Camp Notes: Brady, Mallett Shine
Tom Brady and Robert Griffin III, both lions in their own right, had impressive showings for a packed crowd at Bon Secours Training Center in Richmond, Va., earning an inordinate amount of cheers from the crowd of ... But it wasn't just Brady and Griffin III that shined, backup Ryan Mallett appeared to have his best outing during Patriots training ... (more)
Sun Aug 03, 2014
Offering a sneak peek after 1 week
In the past, joint practices have proved to be a pretty good source for evaluating players.
Fri Aug 01, 2014
Patriots' linebacker trio can do it all
As interchangeable linebackers, Jerod Mayo, Dont'a Hightower and Jamie Collins will present Bill Belichick with the unique challenge of finding enough playing time for the trio of capable starters.
Thu Jul 31, 2014
Why New England Patriots Linebacker Dont'a Hightower Will Bounce Back in 2014
Since 2010, Bill Belichick has rebuilt the New England Patriots defense with a plethora of draft selections.
Roll Bama Roll
30 Days Until...
Although it is still July, a cool front swept through the southeast this week, a few leaves are starting to fall, Back-to-School sales are going on, and... FOOTBALL! To honor these last countdown days, we commemorate #30, Dont'a Hightower .
Wed Jul 30, 2014
Worcester Telegram & Gazette
Fleming hopes for better fortune with Patriots
It's a Patriots' training camp tradition that a positional group signs autographs for the fans following each practice, and Wednesday, it was the linebackers' turn to break out the Sharpies.