The countdown is 5. Five days until the start of training camp. Last week we began our daily segment "14 Questions" in which we answer YOUR Patriots questions as we await the start of camp. This week we answered 7 more questions for you including, Who's the Patriots 2014 MVP? Could Tony Gonzalez come to NE? Who's the team's best route runner? How good can the Patriots defense be? And can Dobson become a legitimate deep threat? We also took a look at the position battle at safety where Tavon Wilson and Patrick Chung could be fighting for a roster spot.
PFW's Erik Scalavino thinks this year's team is an upgrade from the one that lost to the Broncos in the AFC Championship last year. On paper, the team looks better both on offense and defense, but which side of the ball will be the strength of the team this year? PFW's Andy Hart says it'll be the defense because of the addition of Revis, while Paul Perillo says it'll be Brady and the offense per usual. Let us know what YOU think and vote in this week's Make Your Case column!
This week Patriots DL Armond Armstead announced his retirement. Armstead was signed by the Patriots on February 1, 2013 after one season with the Toronto Argonauts. Unfortunately, he never played a single down for New England after being placed on the Reserve/Non-Football Injury List on August 26, 2013. The team also made two other transactions this week, releasing WR Jeremy Johnson and WR Reese Wiggins. Additionally the team announced the date for Ty Law's Patriots Hall of Fame induction ceremony. Join us on Friday, August 1 at 4:30pm in the NRG Plaza to welcome Ty Law into the Patriots Hall of Fame.
Also make sure to check out Julian Edelman's experience as the pace car driver for last Sunday's NASCAR race at the New Hampshire Motor Speedway. He says it gave him a new appreciation for NASCAR drivers!
Lastly, the Patriots 2014 tickets went on sale this week. Make sure you buy your tickets today before they're gone!
Here is a full breakdown of our coverage from this week:
ARTICLES & BLOGS
News Blitz 7/14: Ryan could begin the season starting opposite Revis
Edelman sets the pace
Have YOUR Patriots question answered on Patriots Today
Patriots 2014 Tickets to go on sale Tuesday, July 15
What's in a (Nick) Name?
Ask PFW: Camp Countdown
News Blitz 7/15: Six defensive tackles could be in line for roster spot
Ty Law Patriots Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
News Blitz 7/16: The state of the Patriots front seven
Patriots DL Armstead announces his retirement
Stronger Networks Needed - Stream on or Dream on?
News Blitz 7/17: Patriots listed as 8th most valuable sports franchise
Patriots first training camp practice set for July 24
Patriots release WR Jeremy Johnson and WR Reese Wiggins
News Blitz 7/18: Patriots could be a force in 2014
Samsonite Make Your Case: Going Camping
So far, '14 Patriots an upgrade over '13 team
14 Questions: What areas need improvement on D?
14 Questions: Who's the Patriots MVP in 2014?
14 Questions: Totally tight ends
14 Questions: Could Tony Gonzalez come to NE?
Top 5: Clutch quarterback plays
Dobson: "I'm feeling good"
Edelman gets revved up, drives Pace Car
Position Battles: Wilson vs. Chung
14 Questions: Who's the best route runner?
14 Questions: Can Aaron Dobson be the deep threat?
NFL Commissioner Rodger Goodell hoping to build a Thursday Night Football Franchise
Commissioner Rodger Goodell: NFL could have a team in London in 5 to 10 years
14 Questions: How good can the Patriots defense be in 2014?