Behind Enemy Lines: New England Patriots

Patriots announce 2010s All-Decade Team

Breaking News! Tom Brady Is No Longer a Patriot! If you were not aware of that fact before now I can only question what rock you just climbed up under.

Many are celebrating in the AFC East, from fans to team owners, The Dynasty Is Over! The Dynasty Is Over! Is it? Before you start burying New England remember they still have Bill Belichick trolling the Patriots sidelines, and I can’t help but feel he has been re-energized by the challenge made by Brady’s departure. It’s once again the paradox of the chicken or the egg! I love both… 🙂 Here are the “Facts” Tom Brady have 6 Superbowl rings and Bill Belichick owns 8.

Ever since Tom Brady bolted to Tampa Bay in pursuit of history and proving his legacy beyond the grasp of “Mastser Yoda in a Hoodie”  wondering minds are asking who will Bill Belichick replace Tom Brady with? Cam newton? Andy Dalton (released today?) some are asking why the Patriots did not draft a young QB in this past draft?

It’s just like (the arrogant/confident) Bill Belichick who as of this article is sticking with 4th round 2nd year QB Jarrett Stidham as his starting QB for 2020. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick are driven to prove they can do just fine without each other and I will not beat against either!

If you look above you will notice that New England have no titled GM or Defensive Coordinator and that’s because Bill Belichick is the de facto GM and DC as he wields more control than any other head coach in the NFL’ The Patriots are just where Bill Belichick wants them. A team that relies on his strengths DEFENSE as he is one of the best defensive minds in the history of the game.

New England will be relying heavily on their defense as they groom the next QB to take over in replacement of Tom Brady.

Off Season Moves

Notable Free Agent Departures: WR Phillip Dorsett, K Stephen Gostkowski, DB Nate Ebner, LB Elandon Roberts, OL Ted Karras, DT Danny Shelton, QB Tom Brady, LB Jamie Collins, LB Kyle Van Noy, TE Ben Watson (retired), DB Duron Harmon (Traded to Lions)

Free Agency Additions

  • S DB Cody Davis
  • QB Brian Hoyer
  • LB Brandon Copeland
  • FB Dan Vitale
  • DB Adrian Phillips
  • DL Beau Allen

The 2020 NFL Draft Class

  • Round 2 (No. 37 overall): S Kyle Dugger, Lenoir-Rhyne
  • Round 2 (No. 60): EDGE Josh Uche, Michigan
  • Round 3 (No. 87): EDGE Anfernee Jennings, Alabama
  • Round 3 (No. 91): TE Devin Asiasi, UCLA
  • Round 3 (No. 101): TE Dalton Keene, Virginia Tech
  • Round 5 (No. 159): K Justin Rohrwasser, Marshall
  • Round 5 (No. 182): G Michael Onwenu, Michigan
  • Round 6 (No. 195): OT Justin Herron, Wake Forest
  • Round 6 (No. 204): LB Cassh Maluia, Wyoming
  • Round 7 (No. 230): C Dustin Woodard, Memphis

The Patriots had a very New England Patriots Draft 4 defensive players, 3 offensive linemen, Two TE’s and a kicker to replace Stephen Gostkowski. Another solid draft I give them a B+

Until it actually happens I will hold off on beating against the Patriots and Bll Belichick. The Bills and their fans as well as quite a few of the media seems to want to anoint the Bills as the presumptive AFC East winner in 2020 and they truly are in the Hunt and as a Dolphins fan I can not argue against the Bill either because they have owned the Dolphins the last three meetings.

But the Patriots swept Buffalo last year and have a seven game win streak against them, the last time Buffalo beat New England was in 2016!

So excuse me for not jumping on the Bills bandwagon until they at least beat New England in a game. (4 years and counting)


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