Patriots notes: Bill Belichick and company being forced to adapt on the fly during unprecedented season

It’s been a tumultuous week-plus for the New England Patriots and it looks like this whirlwind is going to continue as the club battles with positive COVID-19 tests. They first felt the wrath of the virus leading up to their Week 4 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs after Cam Newton Read more

NFL insider notes: An early look at 2021 quarterback market, time to stop blitzing Patrick Mahomes and more

It’s never too soon to start looking ahead at a quarterback market. Coming off the most fertile, strange QB market in NFL history in 2020, one can’t help but wonder what is to come next year. It won’t be as star studded and you won’t see so many accomplished quarterbacks Read more

NFL insider notes: Texans, Eagles, Vikings among teams exposed for who they really are, plus more from Week 3

It wasn’t that long ago when the Texans and Vikings and Eagles were playing postseason football games. I distinctly recall both Minnesota and Houston actually winning a playoff game. I don’t think they’ll have to worry about such considerations in 2020.  We all know the trite narrative about the previous Read more

Week 3 notes: Eagles running out of excuses for Carson Wentz, Dave Gettleman’s hot seat, Josh Allen MVP, more

After a week of questions about whether Carson Wentz has regressed in Year 5 as the Philadelphia Eagles franchise quarterback, there weren’t many answers in the Week 3 tie to the Cincinnati Bengals. Sure, he scampered for the game-tying touchdown late in the fourth quarter. He also missed a wide-open Read more

NFL Draft 2020: Four who won by zigging as others zagged, Patriots’ Trevor Lawrence shot, more insider notes

I tend to applaud those who zig while everyone else zags. The draft is a lesson in supply vs. demand, with inevitable runs on certain positions and trends. And this one was no different. After speaking to several evaluators this weekend, I kept coming back to four teams’ drafts as Read more