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Gillette to Host 2023 Army-Navy Game

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If my Dad were still with us, I'd have to move heaven and earth to get tickets to this game. He was a Navy/Marine guy through and through and this was always his favorite game of the year. I'll plan to see what I can do to get tickets to this event.

Gillette Stadium in Foxborough will host the Army-Navy Game in 2023, a source told Sports Team 10's Joe Kayata.

An official announcement is expected Wednesday afternoon.

The game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 9, 2023.

It was the third time the Kraft Sports and Entertainment Group put in a bid for the game.

Providence is expected to play a prominent role as the host city for Navy.

The Rhode Island Convention Center will serve as the home base for the more than 4,000 Midshipmen making the trip from...

Former Patriots coach Romeo Crennel retires after 39 NFL seasons

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I thought I'd add this thread to our list:
He was a fine Patriots coach, back in the day. I remember when they won the championship after the 2004 season, and he announced he was hired by the Browns to be their head coach! Good times!

Trade Wynn?

Who would win if the 1986 Celtics could play the 2022 Celtics in the NBA Finals?

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This involves a time machine (I know that dead Dennis Johnson & 65 yo Larry Bird would lose). Based on comments made in another thread, I'm just looking for people's perceptions of how much better/worse the present era is.

So, my question is, if the 80's Celtics in their prime (peaked IMO in '86, but pick another year if you wish) could play this year's Celtics in the NBA finals, what would the result be?

RIP Gino Cappelletti


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Everyone talks about "sure fire Pro-Bowlers" and every year having picks in the top 5 are going to change your franchise. Fans lose their minds when GMs blow a first rounder.

The reality is that 1st rounders are far from a sure thing, and fans need to have some perspective on just how much of a crapshoot the draft is.

Presenting the first rounders who should be going into the 10th years of their illustrious, dominant NFL careers:

Eric Fisher​
Central Michigan​
Luke Joeckel​
Texas A&M​

Pick 210 Chasen Hines OG LSU

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Welcome to the Patriots Chasen Hines.
Was always on my mocks at round 5 as an OG who also can play center. 6-4 345 and is termed a an ultimate team player.Will be needed with the 8 RB's we have on the roster.

Rd 6, Pick 22 (200) Sam Roberts, DL Northwest Missouri State

#183 - Kevin Harris, RB, South Carolina

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Another RB? Okay, I'm confused.

Pats 4th Round Pick #137 Bailey Zappe QB Western Kentucky

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Billy is 6-1 220. Spent 3 years at Houston Baptist before transferring to W Kentucky.

Pick 127 Pierre Strong Jr. RB South Dakota St.

Pick 121 Jack Jones CB ASU

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Welcome to the Patriots Jack Jones
Was a 5 star recruit at USC. Was academically ineligible and was dismissed for breaking into a Panda Express. Must have really wanted an egg roll.
Went to Jr College and then ASU.

A Draft and Career Look Back at Ellis Hobbs, Logan Mankins, and Bethel Johnson

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Reflecting post-draft, it seems the Patriots rolled back the clock and drafted analagous players from 17 years ago. Problem is it might be more reminiscent of the decade-long drought period as opposed to any of the dynasty years. By the way what was Matt Patricia doing so involved in the war room? I feel uneasy knowing he was there and then see we went OG and WR first knowing he is now involved on OLine and offense.
I wonder if Groh/Wolf played second fiddle to BB/Patricia this time given how much this draft smelled like an old BB Patriots type draft (not the good kind).

Draft and career look back:

1. Logan Mankins, analagous to Cole Strange.
Mankins was drafted in the late first round in 2005 to the bewilderment of many. Tough, aggressive, nasty LG. Became a 6 time all pro. Was taken before SF was going to get him. Never won a ring, the Pats went to the Superbowl twice and lost. Mankins left and the Patriots won rings after, in part due to adding Thuney +...

Pats 2nd Round #50 Pick -- Tyquan Thornton

Rd 1, #29 - Cole Strange, IOL, Chattenooga

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Per request of El Jefe Payaso...discuss.

Maybe try to keep it civil?

In Celebration Of Bill Belichick, Mac Jones and the NE Patriots

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After a historic run with Tom Brady at QB, it's time to transition to QB1 Mac Jones Bill Belichick's NE Patriots.
The blocked videos are definitely worth watching.

Let's GO!

Getting to know Mac

The 'experts' had some really bad takes on Mac pre-draft. Mac surprised them.

The draft is set and Mac is our QB1

24 Year Old Dwayne Haskins Killed

"Positionless Football"

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So this is a phrase I've heard come up a few times, I think exclusively in the context of the back 7-8 in the defense. Presumably this means a lot of CB/S hybrids, LB/S hybrids, CBs who are strong against the run, coverage backers, and ability to bring pressure from a wide variety of positions apart from the 2-3 interior linemen.

Mills and Bryant both fit as CB/S hybrids, and McCourty in a pinch, though not as much now as 7-8 years ago, for sure.
Dugger and Peppers both fit as LB/S hybrids, and you can maybe throw Phillips into that box as well.
The name of our new fast, coverage LB escapes me ATM, but he strikes me as a move in this direction as well.
We know Peppers and Bryant both have skills rushing the passer from DB spots.

Anyone know anything about this schematically? Is it primarily a matter of obscuring the QB's read for as long as possible (increasing the uncertainty around who will have what responsibility) or is there a greater schematic framework that I should know...

Patriots get Devante Parker (Merged)

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Just announced.

In exchange for late round draft compensation pick.

Jabril peppers signs a 1yr Deal with Pats

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High Celling IMO