Every year, I pay less and less attention to the NFL Draft and every year I’m scrambling on draft day to figure out who all the names are that the New England Patriots might draft. Sorry, I really don’t care about random Division 1 FCS player is the huge sleeper or whether so and so got arrested and that’s why he fell. I’ll read about them after they are drafted and make my opinions after I see them play.
After the scramble, I usually post a couple things about each player from what I’ve read, but this year I’m too engrossed in hockey and basketball and baseball – the sports that are actually playing – that I just do not really care too much about the draft. Someone will care so let these links help you out.
Tom Curran at CSN put together a nice little presentation on the Patriots needs and who the top players are at the position.
I haven’t read Boston Barstool in a long time, so long that when a friend of mine said that the famous “Blackout Tour” was coming to Washington, I completely forgot what the Blackout Tour was. Still, Jerry Thornton’s draft previews are pretty good. So far, he has only posted the defensive tackle but it is always a good read.
SB Nation always does a mock-draft with all of their blogs and Pats Pulpit breaks down their view of the mock-draft. They take a lot of liberties but it is an interesting read. Also, Minnesota got Revis in that live mock so it’s already a little dated, but it was still fun.
Here’s ESPN Boston’s mock draft. Might as well read, couldn’t hurt. On the same token, click through Mike Reiss’s archives and read the “10 potential Patriots.
Here from Bleacher re…. haha no. There’s probably a “rumor” over there about Tom Brady getting dealt to Pittsburgh for the rights to Sidney Crosby.
Jim Donaldson at the Providence Journal has no clue, which is about the same as I do.
Thank you, thank you, thank you, to the Boston police, national guard, reserves, first responders anyone involved in bringing the Patriot’s Day attackers to justice. We cannot thank these people enough. Someone forgot that to mess with Boston means that we will shut down the entire city in an effort to find you and take you down.
A Red Sox double-header tomorrow, a Celtics’ playoff game and a Bruins home-game against Pittsburgh? Tomorrow is going to be so, fuckin’ awesome.
The NFL owners voted to eliminate the infamous tuck rule, the rule that gave Tom Brady second life in his first playoff game. It was a bad rule, it will always be a bad rule if they decide to bring it back and every New England Patriots’ fan knows they got away with murder that day.
It doesn’t mean we still didn’t love the tuck rule.
It would be really easy for me to be a dick New England Patriots fan right now, so I will. Sorry, I’m not sorry Raiders fans. Y’all had a chance to win the Super Bowl the next year when the Oakland played Tampa Bay, but you still found some way to screw it up. Plus, it was vengeance for “Roughing the Passer”. Everything comes full circle.
Also, awesome that Bob Kraft did not vote on the elimination of the tuck rule.
Tuck Rule passed 29-1, with New England and Washington abstaining.