"While much of the discussion has been offense-based and if there are enough weapons for quarterback
"At 5-foot-6 and 177 pounds, Finch was one of the easiest players to pick out during OTAs and minicamp when the Patriots opted not to wear numbers on their practice jerseys," notes Perry. "It wasn't only because of his size -- or lack thereof -- but his speed and quickness clearly stood out. Finch worked at running back and took reps returning kicks during the spring practices. Though the team appears to be set in its third-down back role with both
Doug Kyed of NESN.com believes retired TE Tony Gonzalez still wants to play in the NFL. Could he be an option for the Patriots?
"Seriously, though, I think Gonzalez still wants to play, but he probably doesn't want to participate in an entire training camp," writes Kyed. "I wouldn’t be surprised if he’s playing somewhere in 2014." READ MORE>>
"They work their butts off in New England," Revis told the Tampa Tribune. "As soon as you get into the offseason program, it’s non-stop. They want to be winners. They know what I can bring to the table and at the same time, we want to win. As a Jet, we had a rivalry with [the Patriots] and from the outside looking in, I looked at them differently. We respected them, but you want to beat them. Inside looking out now, I've got way more respect because I’m there. I get to see everything, how it operates every day." READ MORE>>
John Clayton of ESPN.com writes that the Jets' additions of RB Chris Johnson and Eric Decker make their offense better, but the moves aren't enough to catch the Patriots.
"The gap between Tom Brady and even an improved Geno Smith is too vast," adds Clayton. "The Patriots scored 154 more points than the Jets did last year. Decker and Johnson can't make up the nine-points-a-game difference." READ MORE>>