Author: @TheBigBlue30

The Evolution of Patriots Recieving Backs and Ralph Webb’s Future With the Team

From Patriot Hall of Famer Kevin Faulk, to Danny Woodhead, to Shane Vereen, to James White, the Bill Belichick era New England Patriots have always had that one receiving threat running back as a role in their offense. They might not be on the field for every snap, but they still have that big play ability and frequently cause match-up problems for opposing defenses. Kevin Faulk Kevin Faulk was drafted in 1999 out of Louisiana State University, but It started in the 2001 season. Faulk was what you could consider a safety net for the Belichick’s offense in the early years. There...

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Will The Patriots Have a Steady Pass Rush?

The Patriots pass rush could be back.  Not since Richard Seymour and Mike Vrabel, have the New England Patriots had a pass rush good enough to solidify one of the most talked about pass rushing defenses in the NFL.  With the acquisitions of Adrian Clayborn and Danny Shelton, along with the return of 3rd round pick defensive end out of Youngstown State Derek Rivers from injury, and 2nd year defensive lineman Deatrich Wise Jr.  The New England Patriots pass rush could under the radar, be one of the most effective in the league.  Derek Rivers, who tore his ACL in training camp last season, is back and at full speed.  Rivers has shown great potential rushing off the edge in training camp.  Rivers looks to make a mark as a substantial part on the Patriots defense and pass rush. Evaluating Key Players  Danny Shelton, was acquired through a trade from the Cleveland Browns.  Although Shelton did not record a sack last season, he will help other players get pressure on opposing quarterbacks.  Adrian Clayborn is a veteran defensive end who was a free agent coming over from the Atlanta Falcons. He has a heavy load of NFL experience, and has shown great potential in the pre season. Clayborn has hurried the opposing Quarterback nearly every snap he has played.  Clayborn is known for his 6 sack game last season...

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