Patriots Running Backs
The Patriots are off for the summer until training camp, so Toucher & Rich talked to Ben Volin of the Globe about his observations from the spring.
The New England Patriots added some depth to their backfield on Saturday, drafting Wisconsin running back James White with the 130th overall pick in the NFL Draft.
The emergence of this running attack is something the Patriots used more after the Rob Gronkowski injury, and now that he’s out of the picture, Danny from Quincy believes the team might be better off.
The Patriots are operating on offense with a good mix of running and passing – but is it championship caliber?
Mike Flynn gives all the credit in the world to the offensive line for the Patriots backfield combining for 6 touchdowns on Saturday, and he thinks Denver’s defense can be exploited that way too.
The fact that Shane Vereen’s team is coming off a first-round bye, he believes that gives them an advantage. But it’s playoff football, so “may the best team win.”
Get ready for a Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl, according to Boomer Esiason of WFAN and CBS Sports.
Marc Bertrand thinks it’s still too early to trust Stevan Ridley completely, and that the Patriots should ride the hot feet of LeGarrette Blount for as long as they can.
Without tight end Rob Gronkowski, Adam Jones wonders if maybe the Patriots strength lies in their running game.
No surprise here, but former NFL offensive lineman Mike Flynn is in favor of the running game and thinks the Patriots need to be more committed to it going forward.