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Author: Dale Lavine

New England Patriots Four Most Difficult Games of 2018

With just over a month to go until the regular season kicks off, analysts are hard at work publishing their predictions for the New England Patriots final 53-man roster in advance. To add to the anticipation, we thought it would be good to talk about the team’s 2018 schedule. Our own David Latham took an exploratory dive into each of the Patriots games this year, but this one will take a deeper look at the team’s four most difficult games this year. According to CBS Sports, the Patriots strength of schedule is actually leaning towards the easier side of...

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New England Patriots of the Past: Willie McGinest

When it comes to linebackers, the New England Patriots have had a blessed history. Jerod Mayo, Mike Vrabel, Rob Ninkovich, Dont’a Hightower, Junior Seau, and Andre Tippett. These are all men who have, over time, contributed to the team’s storied legacy – each, of course, deserving of their own articles. Last week, Steve McGuire wrote about famed pass rusher Houston Antwine. This week, we’re covering a man one who made not only one all-decade team, but two. A man who still holds the postseason sack record. A man who, over the course of his career, recorded 582 tackles, 86...

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Stephon Gilmore: New England Patriots X-Factors

Before the start of last season, the New England Patriots shocked the world by signing Stephon Gilmore to a five-year, $65-million contract. While everyone else was worried about the Malcolm Butler situation, the Patriots made one of their rare “big signings”, for a cornerback who many believed wasn’t worth his price tag. Many fans believed he was prone to dropping coverage and letting receivers burn him. In fact, back in 2016, another former Buffalo Bills player – Chris Hogan – did just that. On a 53-yard bomb from Tom Brady, Gilmore had a perfect opportunity to tackle Hogan just...

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