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John, Gerry and Steve Buckley discuss Bill Belichick's evasive answers at day one of Patriots mandatory minicamp when pressed about where his 13 missing players are. Plus, the QB snap distribution.
With the NFL draft only a few days away, Mike and Chris preview how things are shaping for the Pats and the rest of the league. It will be a strange this year since they don't have a first round pick - how will Belichick and company approach this dilemma? Also, would the Pats contemplate the idea of trading Jimmy G?
be asked to bring some much-needed stability. The Patriots haven’t had a consistent kick-return threat since Ellis Hobbs III was dealt to Philadelphia in the spring of 2007. Last year was up-and-down at best -- Devin McCourty did finish with
and a few respectable additions ( Devin McCourty , Ellis Hobbs and James Sanders ). The rest of the list is an eminently ..... and Dexter Reid (fourth round). 2005: Cornerback Ellis Hobbs (third round), safety James Sanders (fourth round
Tedy Brushchi, Mike Vrabel , Junior Seau and Adalius Thomas . The secondary consisted of corners Asante Samuel and Ellis Hobbs with Rodney Harrison and James Sanders at safety. That was a veteran group that knew it could ride the coattails of Brady’s historic offensive season. The Pats were up big in games
safety, his first real opportunity in the league.) Ellis Hobbs was a quality slot or nickel corner, but was pushed up the ..... or so. On the other side was another young corner in Ellis Hobbs . Backing them up was veteran Duane Starks, who was
that Asante Samuel dropped an easy interception, and Jarvis Green and Richard Seymour failed to wrap Eli Manning , and Ellis Hobbs got burned by Plaxico Burress , there would be no debate at all. Statistics? It was Brady, not Manning, Dan Marino or Drew Brees who posted the greatest single season in NFL history. And I’m not even talking about 2007 when he threw 50 touchdown passes. His 2010
ended prematurely with a stint on IR (this time with a torn thigh muscle). In the words of the great philosopher Ellis Hobbs III, you can’t make the club when you’re sitting in the tub. He was released the following August, and had a brief stint
possession, reached the end zone again, this time going for two to tie the game at 21. An 80-yard punt return by Ellis Hobbs put the Patriots in a good position to score and, score they did, taking the lead again with 1:35 left in the third
over the last five years — including the work offered by Blount over most of the second half of 2013 — but since Ellis Hobbs was dealt to the Eagles following the 2008 season, New England has struggled to find consistency at the position. Now, with Blount
I just like the fact that I can go back there and hopefully make some things happen.” Since the Patriots shipped Ellis Hobbs III out of town after the 2008 season, the Patriots have struggled to find consistency in the kick return game. Last season, using a variety
Edelman — finally shaking the team free of The Curse of Ellis Hobbs . Lots of intrigue here when things kick off for real at camp later this month ..... this summer. Can Leon Washington lift the The Curse of Ellis Hobbs ? Ever since Hobbs was dealt to Philadelphia in spring 2009, the Patriots