Coming Up
  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM EST Live X-Box One Postgame Show

    Join host Marc Bertrand, PFW's Andy Hart and Paul Perillo as they break down the Patriots-Jets game and take your calls. You'll hear live press conferences from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, exclusive player interviews and more on the X-Box One Patriots Postgame Show.

  • Sun., Dec. 21, 2014 4:01 PM - 5:00 PM EST Live Postgame Pressers Watch Patriots Postgame Press Conferences from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady LIVE following each Patriots game.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 2:00 AM - 9:00 AM EST Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows from the past week.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 9:00 AM - 6:30 PM EST Live Patriots Monday Tune in all day for PATRIOTS MONDAY. Hear from Head Coach Bill Belichick, Quarterback Tom Brady and more of your favorite players every Monday during the season. Join Sportsradio 93.7 WEEI's Dennis and Callahan at 8am, Merloni, Fauria and Benz from 10-2 and Dale and Holley until 6pm as they review and preview all the Patriots action all season long. Replay from 6 - 12pm.
  • Mon., Dec. 22, 2014 6:00 PM - 11:59 PM EST Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows from the past week.
  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:55 AM EST Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 11:55 AM - 2:00 PM EST Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST Live Patriots Playbook Need your afternoon fix of Patriots information direct from the source? Listen to Patriots Playbook with John Rooke and Erik Scalavino as they bring you all of the latest Patriots talk exclusively on Patriots.com. You'll hear interviews and expert commentary from Patriots HQ.
  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM EST Live Fantasy Football Champs 120 minutes of non-stop Fantasy Football Strategy. Bill Enright and Anthony Grace are committed to helping you dominate your league. Tune in for expert analysis, weekly player rankings, and fantasy advice that will get you a Championship.
  • Tue., Dec. 23, 2014 6:00 PM - 12:59 AM EST Replay Patriots Replay Listen to replays of the best Patriots.com radio shows of the week
  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 12:00 AM - 11:55 AM EST Replay Patriots Replay Listen to the "Best of the Week" of Patriots.com Radio programming.
  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 11:55 AM - 2:00 PM EST Live PFW in Progress Have lunch with Editor in Chief Fred Kirsch along with editor Paul Perillo, assistant editor Andy Hart and staff writer Erik Scalavino as they take you behind the pages of PFW on their online radio show exclusively on Patriots.com. Send in your questions and comments to webradio@patriots.com or call (508) 298-0398.
  • Wed., Dec. 24, 2014 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM EST Live Patriots Playbook Need your afternoon fix of Patriots information direct from the source? Listen to Patriots Playbook with John Rooke and Erik Scalavino as they bring you all of the latest Patriots talk exclusively on Patriots.com. You'll hear interviews and expert commentary from Patriots HQ.

News

Print
RSS

Patriots.com News Blitz - 3/1/2013

Posted Mar 1, 2013

The Patriots.com News Blitz gets you up to date with the latest news from local and national media.

Mike Reiss of ESPNBoston.com discusses Brandon Lloyd's future with the Patriots in his recent online chat. The team has until March 16th to exercise Lloyd's $3 million option bonus. "I think what's unfortunate is that the picture being painted is that Lloyd's bonus might not be picked up because of behind-the-scenes/locker room issues," writes Reiss. "I look at the situation differently. I think it's more economics relative to production."

Christopher Price of WEEI.com takes a look at some of the Patriots looming contractual questions. One current free agent -- who hasn't been garnering as much attention as Wes Welker, Sebastian Vollmer and Aqib Talib -- is Danny Woodhead. "He could probably command a slight raise, but don’t expect the Patriots to overpay for Woodhead," writes Price. The contract situations of other Patriots, including Devin McCourty, Brandon Spikes, and Rob Ninkovich, are also analyzed.

James Walker of ESPN.com believes the Patriots are comfortable with keeping Ryan Mallett as the backup quarterback heading into the 2013 season. "The Patriots are fine with this pair going into the season," writes Walker. "It's possible that other teams may show interest in Mallett this offseason. But the Patriots won’t consider trading their backup unless another team really blows their doors off with an offer."

Don Banks of SI.com thinks it's "likely" that both Wes Welker and Aqib Talib resign with the Patriots this offseason. He adds that the team could use a defensive tackle with pass rush skills, and this is something that could be addressed in the draft. "Identifying that deep threat in the receiving game, and trying again to find reliable help in the secondary (maybe a free agent push for Baltimore's Ed Reed?) are other obvious areas to give attention to," adds Banks. "If the Pats can draft a talented interior defensive lineman in the first or second round, and add a veteran pass rusher like [Dwight] Freeney in free agency, the defensive front seven should take another step forward this season."

Jason La Canfora of CBSSports.com reports that several rival GMs expect the Patriots to make a strong push for a tall, speedy outside receiver in free agency. "Pittsburgh's Mike Wallace has been suggested as a likely target by some in the know, and, even though New England went after a deep threat last year in Brandon Lloyd, that didn't work out so well," writes La Canfora. "Lloyd came cheaply enough and Wallace, though coming off a shaky year, has blazing speed and is just entering his prime."