The 2018 season,so the Patriots haul new rookies that have officially been booked. The draft took three days,and seven rounds and luckily the Patriots had nine new players to showcase.
Since the previous season, it was clear that the Patriots needed a linebacker, offensive-back, cornerback and pass rusher. If you are into sports betting and have already used your Pointsbet NJ welcome bonus, we are sure you are looking forward to betting on NFL games too.
Patriots: Can They Go the Way This Year?
For the last decade, the Patriots have been known to make an impact in the AFC. The previous seasons have shown that they are truly the best team, but the question running on everyone's mind is if they will continue with this legacy.
The last Super Bowl 52 saw the Patriots lose to the Eagles in a thrilling 41-33 score. But there is no doubt that the Patriots are still the greatest team.
Bill Belichick has been making decisions that have raised a lot of questions. For instance, on February 4, 2018, he failed to let Malcolm Butler play in the SuperBowl XLIX. Rumours have it that Butler's role will continue to diminish in the next Superbowl LIII.
During training camp, Butler did not put as much effort into practice. The drama in training camp has continued to grow between Belichick and Butler. Butler might not be Tom Brady,but he has made quite a significant impact playing for the Patriots.
A Look at the Players This Season
Before the 99th NFL season, predictions are running high for each team.However, not many people are putting their bet behind Patriots. Even though Tom Brady is still the leader of the offence, the suspension of receiver Julian Edelman will cost them.
Edelman was suspended for the first four games of the NFL season. He violated the league's policies by using Performance Enhancing Drugs(PEDs). He is also coming from an injury. Belichick knows that Edelman is the top man, but Robert Gronkowski has filled in his shoes.
The Patriots also lost Brandy Cooks who was traded to the Rams and top left tackle Nate Solder who left for the Giants. The offence might seem weakened, but Belichick was aggressive during the drafting and picked some good replacements.
Isaiah Wynn who was picked during the first round might make an impression. Belichick is hoping that he is going to strengthen the offence as he fills the shoes of Nate Solder.
The loss against the Eagles cannot only be attributed to the lack of Malcolm Butler, but also the weak defences. They failed to play like one whole unit but overall lacking athleticism. But the acquisition of Keion Crossen and Jason McCourtney might just be the needed advantage for the Patriots.
The Patriots may continue with their winning streak as long as long as Tom Brady and the team stay healthy. They might end up winning their Sixth Super Bowl championship.