Tales from the road: Not much better than ‘stealing a Saturday’

BOSTON TO JACKSONVILLE – With the Patriots’ first regular-season road trip of the season this weekend, one of the more frequent questions asked is, “Do you travel with the team?” The answer is no, as Bill Belichick understandably prefers to keep the traveling party free of media members who could be privy to information that … More Tales from the road: Not much better than ‘stealing a Saturday’

First step for a reporter covering a team: Get familiar with opposing depth chart

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — What can a reporter covering a team do to prepare for the first week of the season? I’m not sure how much curiosity there is to the answer, but I figured I’d share one of my first steps for those interested. One of the things I did Tuesday morning was visits Ourlads.com … More First step for a reporter covering a team: Get familiar with opposing depth chart

Accountability check on Patriots’ roster projection

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — One of my favorite things to do each year is an “accountability check” on my 53-man roster projection, mainly to learn where I made missteps in hopes of correcting them in the future. I often say I’m playing “fantasy GM” when evaluating players, which is a way to acknowledge that I’m not … More Accountability check on Patriots’ roster projection