Patriots signing Kenny Britt

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Wide receiver Kenny Britt cleared waivers after being dropped by the Browns, which left him eligible to sign with any team as a free agent.

He decided to sign with a team coached by a former Browns coach who went on to far better things after being fired in Cleveland. Shortly after Field Yates of ESPN reported that Britt was close to signing with the Patriots, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reported that Britt has agreed to a two-year deal in New England.

The move would fit in a long tradition of the Patriots taking on veterans who have been discarded by other teams, even if their stay turns out to be brief once the team decides that they aren’t a good fit for the organization. Britt also went to Rutgers, which has been a popular starting spot for future Patriots in past years.

That could certainly turn out to be the case with Britt. He was a total flop for the Browns after signing a four-year deal with Cleveland in the offseason and he had plenty of other ups and downs over the course of his time with the Titans and Rams.

The ups have been pretty good, though, and Britt could get a chance to provide a few in high-profile spots if the Patriots like what they see once he’s on the field.

 

140 responses to “Patriots signing Kenny Britt

  1. Didn’t the Browns cut him for freelancing and not doing what he was supposed to on the field? That’s not the Patriot way.

  2. Good. From what I’ve read Phillip Dorsett is working hard, practicing hard, putting in the effort. Just hasn’t made the impact. Maybe he’ll do better come next year or maybe the Britt signing is to battle with PD for one roster spot. We’ll see soon enough.

  3. LyinRogerMustGo says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:22 pm
    Interesting signing! 🙂

    On the other hand… bad sign about Mitchell? Hmmm…

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    Probably. Or, Brady has told BB to fire Dorsett.

    Honestly, I don’t love it, but it can’t hurt. This is Michael Floyd Part II, but I am hoping this means Vince Valentine is ready to come back, if Mitchell is not.

    Britt is bg and fast with athleticism, but he’s the definition of a one trick pony.

  4. gusrandall says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:21 pm
    Didn’t the Browns cut him for freelancing and not doing what he was supposed to on the field? That’s not the Patriot way.

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    That’s the beauty of what BB has laid out in NE…Britt can save his career like Michale Floyd maybe just did, or he can be cut with a confirmed bad reputation, and his career is over.

    If BB cuts you after giving you every opp. to fit in there, you’re really done.

  5. Can’t wait for a Pats fan to somehow claim that this improves their team. If they do, they really have no clue about Britt.

    Oops, too late! Knew some Pats fans would do it. Pretty embarrassing.

  6. I don’t like it, but NE’s WRs could not get open last night. They couldn’t get open at all. Cooks, even, got shut down.

    Without Gronk, no one was doing anything. I understand them taking a shot at a talented WR… but I’d have passed.

  7. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    The good news for Kenny Britt is that he just went from the Browns to the Patriots.
    The bad news is that Brady doesn’t throw to his wide receivers.

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    Well, he does, but they have to be in the Binky Club first. Dorsett is trying to join that club as we speak.

    Doubtful Britt can in the last few games. Who knows, maybe he’s a decoy to have believe people he is a decoy and then he gets wide open, or draws attention away from the defenders clutching and grabbing everyone else off camera.

    lmao

  8. “Bill has lost it, the run is over.”

    Lolz will you people stop embarrassing yourselves please? You’ve made the same tired comments for over 10 years after every single Patriot loss or whenever there’s a signing that people think is a little off. No, the Pats signing Kenny Britt does not mean “the run is over” lolz

    About 2/3 of these vet signings work well for the Pats, the other half get dumped unceremoniously and usually quickly. Bill always churns the bottom part of the roster.

  9. He’s the big receiver the Pats don’t have, which tells you that Malcolm Mitchell isn’t coming back this year. This is Michael Floyd all over again. The trouble with Brit is that he’s a body catcher and even worse he’s a knucklehead.

  10. Well I just checked out the some Pats moves the past few years regarding free agent signings and signing players in the middle of the year for “BB”… I like most people think that the Patriots hit the mark more often than not on these, but it is so not true…

    Not to mention the holes are on the lines on this team.

  11. matt14gg says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:44 pm
    He’s the big receiver the Pats don’t have, which tells you that Malcolm Mitchell isn’t coming back this year. This is Michael Floyd all over again. The trouble with Brit is that he’s a body catcher and even worse he’s a knucklehead.

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    The problem with Britt is he wasn’t on the Patriots and now he is.

  12. pittsburghdamned says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Patriots in total desperation mode now.

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    They were trying to pick him up in free agency but he was too pricey. It’s not desperation. It’s just a sound move.

  13. sportzfan says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:16 pm
    How about signing a DL or OL? No one stopped anything on Monday night.

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    Brady had time to throw, just nobody was open. The OL hung in there against a great front 7 that was pumped up.

    The defense was missing it’s best LB and best DE. So, there’s that. Both are coming back.

  14. jimyritz says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:43 pm
    Probably Malcolm Mitchell not coming back…Team needs LB’s more than anything.

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    The defense is ok. Flowers and Van Noy come back and we are back in business.

  15. exinsidetrader says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    Pats just work harder at getting better than your team. Sorry, but it’s true

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    Don’t you mean :

    Pats just work harder at cheating than your team. Sorry, but it’s true

  16. The Pats lost a game and hired a somebody and suddenly it’s “ desperation”. Desperation is when they signed Austin Collie two times.

  17. I honestly don’t think this is a good move for the Pats. I dont see him getting Brady’s trust in time to make a difference. And I think the reason other teams have oarted ways with him (it was bever lack of talent) will rear its ugly head and Belichick will be forced to cut him after he starts hurting the team.

    Dorsett was starting to know the playbook so thats better to build on than Britt.

  18. pittsburghdamned says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:35 pm
    Patriots in total desperation mode now.

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    Yes that makes perfect sense. A 10-3 team is “desperate”

    Why is it any time the Patriots sign a guy someone come with they “desperate” comment.

  19. gjbrew says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm
    exinsidetrader says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    Pats just work harder at getting better than your team. Sorry, but it’s true

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    Don’t you mean :

    Pats just work harder at cheating than your team. Sorry, but it’s true

    WOW I don’t know about anyone else but that’s a pretty original comment!

    #crybaby

  20. bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    The good news for Kenny Britt is that he just went from the Browns to the Patriots.
    The bad news is that Brady doesn’t throw to his wide receivers.

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    The haters have such a myopic way at looking at everything.

    Get very talented but troubled WR for cheap. See if Brady and BB can restore him to what he should have been. Put a prototypical WR on the field that has the size to cause problems, and allow Gronk and Cooks to get more free.

    If it doesn’t work out it’s a reasonable risk.

  21. Not a single WR with size last night, they couldn’t physically get separation. And with Gronk out, no serious red zone threat. Britt, although a turd, gives Brady a big target. Interesting to see if he can get on the same page for his late in the season.

  22. .
    His potential is unquestionably legitimate. For some reason he has never been able to translate it to on field production. Perhaps being reunited with the Rutgers squad may help. I would speculate that his primary role would be in the red zone.
    .

  23. My question is are the patriots the only team not playing with a salary cap.You cant tell me they are not over the cap every year they pay Brady half of it and gronk half of whats left. How do they pay the rest of the team and still keep signing players.

  24. steelpalace5000 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    My question is are the patriots the only team not playing with a salary cap.You cant tell me they are not over the cap every year they pay Brady half of it and gronk half of whats left. How do they pay the rest of the team and still keep signing players.

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    Because Brady takes less money to win. Which ends up making him way more money off the field.

  25. Wait, all these comments from Patriot fans look familiar….oh yeah, they are copied and pasted from when they got Dorsett from the Colts. How has he been again? I forget because I rarely see him on the field.

  26. Another first down says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:05 pm
    I honestly don’t think this is a good move for the Pats. I dont see him getting Brady’s trust in time to make a difference. And I think the reason other teams have oarted ways with him (it was bever lack of talent) will rear its ugly head and Belichick will be forced to cut him after he starts hurting the team.
    Dorsett was starting to know the playbook so thats better to build on than Britt.

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    They have him through 2018. It might be a move for next year too. Everyone has to chillax. BB knows what he is doing.

  27. Tom Brady 2 year contract extension 41 million. 28 million signing bonus 28 million guaranteed. Have not got to Gronks contract. 51 players left to go. But the Pats are not over the cap and can sign players at will. Bull crap.

  28. They’ve had success with bad actor RB’s such as Dillon and Blount but how about WR? Chad Johnson didn’t study or grasp the playbook and had the yips. Britt strikes me as the same sort of freelancing loafer as Johnson. It’ll only take one game or maybe even practice, where Britt doesn’t know his assignment or drops the ball and Brady will get in his face and then he’ll try to fake a hamstring before he gets cut.

  29. steelpalace5000 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    My question is are the patriots the only team not playing with a salary cap.You cant tell me they are not over the cap every year they pay Brady half of it and gronk half of whats left. How do they pay the rest of the team and still keep signing players.

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    Brady and Gronk only have a combined cap hit of 20.5 mil for 2017. Brady has done what most other QBs won’t do and that is to continually restructure his contract to free up cap space. Unlike the Broncos, who have been caught cheating by the cap numerous times to keep certain players, NE keeps their cap manageable by not overpaying for anyone. They will let a good player walk before cash-strapping themselves. Of course, it also helps that with their culture of winning, they are able to attract veteran FAs who are willing to sign below their market value for a shot at a ring.

  30. How long is before BB cuts him for dropping sure TD passes and turning the locker room into party central and intentionlly acting like an idiot in the background of live locker room interviews.

  31. It’s hilarious that people even waste the effort to question or make fun of the moves the Patriots make. Do they all work out? Nope, but at least they keep trying to get better.

    It seems to work out better than doing nothing, getting beat, and then blaming “cheating” for your incompetence.

  32. puckskin says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    Not a single WR with size last night, they couldn’t physically get separation. And with Gronk out, no serious red zone threat. Britt, although a turd, gives Brady a big target. Interesting to see if he can get on the same page for his late in the season.

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    hmmmm..couldn’t get separation? or, held and grabbed with no call because it is off camera and the tv viewer doesn’t see WHY there was no separation by elite players all of a sudden.

  33. Pats Nation: “Genius!”

    The Rest of the World: “Kenny Britt had one good season, and gave up after getting aid. Good luck with that move.”

    And no mmack66 it isn’t hilarious, it is reality. You Pats fans are out of touch with it so I don’t expect much. A lot of failures or “just didn’t pan out” in the moves BB makes. Sure, glad he kicks the tires, better than a lot of teams who just leave FAs out there to wallow. But he has picked up an awful lot that just don’t work out so there is no genius in picking up everyone who gets discarded and seeing if they do. That’s called trawling.

  34. steelpalace5000 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:18 pm
    My question is are the patriots the only team not playing with a salary cap.You cant tell me they are not over the cap every year they pay Brady half of it and gronk half of whats left. How do they pay the rest of the team and still keep signing players.

    They manipulate the salary cap by paying Brady in signing bonuses. He makes a lot more than his cap calls out. It isn’t cheating but Pats fans then call out every other team that does similar and calls it cheating. Welcome to moral hell.

  35. I called this when the Browns released him. I predicted he would have success with the Pats if they picked him up…they seem to make something out of garbage

  36. flviking says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    Does he know how to run a 2 yard out?


    Amazing isn’t it!? Tom Brady leads the NFL in passing yards and he’s done it by throwing “2 yard passes”.

    #crybaby

  37. bullcharger says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    The good news for Kenny Britt is that he just went from the Browns to the Patriots.
    The bad news is that Brady doesn’t throw to his wide receivers.

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    The haters have such a myopic way at looking at everything.

    Get very talented but troubled WR for cheap. See if Brady and BB can restore him to what he should have been. Put a prototypical WR on the field that has the size to cause problems, and allow Gronk and Cooks to get more free.

    If it doesn’t work out it’s a reasonable risk.

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    Nothing myopic about it. He had one – count it, one – good season. So did Peyton Hillis. Not every cast off is a gem. Some of us can look at a player and say this guy just isn’t very good. Plus the Patriots’ problem isn’t in its WR corps. They just throw dink and dunks to little people in the slot or out of the backfield. It is in their very bad defense, which was on display last night. Signing Kenny Britt doesn’t make the rest of the field shake in their boots, and it isn’t myopia, it’s realism.

  38. bullcharger says:
    Because Brady takes less money to win. Which ends up making him way more money off the field.
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    It’s true Tom Brady has repeatedly restructured his deal in order to free up cap space so both the Patriots and he have a better shot at winning now. But in every instance he did so in exchange for more bonus money added to his structured payments down the road.
    The Pats will be paying Brady far more guaranteed money in the future — long after he retires — than they would have under the terms of his original deals. Brady wants to win, which I admire. He doesn’t have a need or ego-driven desire to hold some meaningless title of “highest-paid QB,” which I also admire. But he also knows his wife’s salary and his own non-football-related income will keep them going quite nicely for now.
    Smart and shrewd, yes. Altruistic? Not hardly. Brady is a winner, but let’s quit pretending he’s some kind of saint for taking less money. He merely improved his chances of winning now, while guaranteeing himself even MORE football-related income in the future.

  39. tylawspick6 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:42 pm
    puckskin says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:10 pm
    Not a single WR with size last night, they couldn’t physically get separation. And with Gronk out, no serious red zone threat. Britt, although a turd, gives Brady a big target. Interesting to see if he can get on the same page for his late in the season.
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    hmmmm..couldn’t get separation? or, held and grabbed with no call because it is off camera and the tv viewer doesn’t see WHY there was no separation by elite players all of a sudden.

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    The officials certainly let Cooks be mugged all night. The corner made some great plays, but he was manhandling Cooks. Also, there were tons of missed offensive holding calls that should have been called against Miami. Lots of clotheslines around the neck.

    Morelli really bugs me. That crew is really inconsistent.

  40. .You cant tell me they are not over the cap every year

    You know how you all say Bill is stupid when he gets rid of Chandler Jones and Jamie Collins etc?

    Think about the clue I am giving you.

  41. “Plus the Patriots’ problem isn’t in its WR corps. They just throw dink and dunks to little people in the slot or out of the backfield. It is in their very bad defense, which was on display last night”

    Dink and dunks? Guess you don’t realize Brady is #2 in the league in completions of 20+ yards in the air this year, and #1 in completions of 40+ yards in the air. Maybe dropped 1 slot in each after last night’s game but is far from all dink and dunk.

    And the D had several starters out last night that will be back. Bill let them heal up against Miami so hopefully will have them back for Pittsburgh.

  42. Nothing myopic about it. He had one – count it, one – good season. So did Peyton Hillis. Not every cast off is a gem. Some of us can look at a player and say this guy just isn’t very good. Plus the Patriots’ problem isn’t in its WR corps. They just throw dink and dunks to little people in the slot or out of the backfield. It is in their very bad defense, which was on display last night. Signing Kenny Britt doesn’t make the rest of the field shake in their boots, and it isn’t myopia, it’s realism.

    But yet Brady is at the top of the league in competition 20 or more yards down field. But yeah YOU know what you’re talking about.

    And now they have a very bad defense because of one game last night. But that same defense held teams to 17 points or less for 8 straight weeks.

    Nothing like overreacting to the last game you watched.

    But like I said you know what you’re talking about

  43. “But the Pats are not over the cap and can sign players at will. Bull crap.”

    As can be easily found online, the Pats are about 4 mil under the cap at the moment. What’s bull is someone declaring they are over it just because they don’t like the team, don’t know anything about the contracts of any but 1 or 2 players on the Pats, and yet because they don’t like a team or understand cap numbers summarily declares them “over the cap”

    I know i know, its really hard to google things like cap numbers and get the true information as opposed to spouting nonsense

    SMH

  44. reddzen says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    And no mmack66 it isn’t hilarious, it is reality. You Pats fans are out of touch with it so I don’t expect much. A lot of failures or “just didn’t pan out” in the moves BB makes.
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    Not a Patriots fan, in the classic sense. Again, regardless of whatever percentage of his signings work out, he’s been to 7 Super Bowls, so he is doing something right. And that something is not cheating.

  45. flviking says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    Does he know how to run a 2 yard out?
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    Why….will Teddy Bridgewater be throwing to him?

  46. exinsidetrader says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    Pats just work harder at getting better than your team. Sorry, but it’s true.
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    and with the 6th round pick in the 2000 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots select Tom Brady from the University of Michigan. Without this pick, the Patriots would be just like the rest of the pack. So, cut it out with the Pats are smarter than every other team baloney, and yes I’m jealous that my favorite team didn’t win the Tom Brady sweepstakes of 2000.

  47. Low IQ responders on this thread.
    The Pats have the money to sign him or they would not.
    Brady is well paid and is leading the league in yards passed.
    Patriots rest injured players until they are relatively healthy.
    That is what they did with Flowers and Van Noys.
    Gronkowski is rested and ready.
    Canon, Waddle will return. (O Line)
    A lot of players who would not have received playing time got it last night.
    4 of their last 5 games were on the road.
    Can’t win them all.
    Receivers couldn’t get open last night, coach noticed
    hey Kenny Britt is available, let’s kick the tires.
    Hey Kenny Britt is available. not bad signing

  48. gjbrew says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:01 pm
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    Don’t you mean :
    Pats just work harder at cheating than your team. Sorry, but it’s true

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    Comments from Patriot detractors often demonstrate that Patriot detractors are constrained to the parroting of lame and tired “cheating” nonsense, abounding from an inexhaustible reservoir of stupidity. Sorry, but it’s true.

  49. Britt can go to New England and earn some good money for nothing… Brady only throws to te’s & rb’s… every once in a while you’ll see a throw to Hogan, Cooks or Amendola, but for the most part he sticks with his rb’s and te’s.

  50. eaglesmaina says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    Well I just checked out the some Pats moves the past few years regarding free agent signings and signing players in the middle of the year for “BB”… I like most people think that the Patriots hit the mark more often than not on these, but it is so not true…

    Not to mention the holes are on the lines on this team.

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    pretty sure a d that allows an average of 10 points per game for 8 straight games and the best offense in the league, does not have
    “holes on the lines”.

    pats have the best ot depth in the league, too.

    watch the nfl much?

  51. nhpats says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:14 pm
    flviking says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:38 pm
    Does he know how to run a 2 yard out?
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    Why….will Teddy Bridgewater be throwing to him?

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    No…….. that would be 2 yard Tommy.

  52. EJ says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm
    Britt can go to New England and earn some good money for nothing… Brady only throws to te’s & rb’s… every once in a while you’ll see a throw to Hogan, Cooks or Amendola, but for the most part he sticks with his rb’s and te’s.

    More proof you people Don’t have clue…

    Rob Gronkowski 55 849 15.4 7 53
    Brandin Cooks 54 924 17.1 5 64
    James White 54 421 7.8 3 27
    Danny Amendola 52 565 10.9 2 27
    Chris Hogan 34

    Of his top 5 pass catchers ONLY 1 is a RB 3 of the 5 are WR
    But he ONLY sticks with RB and TE.

  53. Are people still talking about the Patriots? Phins up!

    They played a hell of a game last night, no doubt. Should be very happy with that win.

  54. dontstabmeray says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm
    That reeks of desperation after last nights game.

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    They were pursuing him in the preseason. It’s nothig to do with last night’s game, except they were already looking for more guys that can break down man coverage and he was on their list.

  55. Kenny is just “any arms and hands” at-best — it’s not like he’s a real deep ball threat like Dez or Crabtree. I honestly do not think that we have seen the BEST of the Steelers yet, and that is scary. Ditto for Seattle and the Cam-rolina Panthers (imagine if No.88 [Olsen] were healthy…]

  56. Michael E says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm
    If any other team had signed him, Pats fans would be talking big smack.

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    If any other team had signed him, Patriots fans wouldn’t be talking about it because we wouldn’t care at all.

  57. dontstabmeray says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    That reeks of desperation after last nights game.

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    Not to those who understand the facts.

    The Patriots are always looking to improve the bottom of their roster.

    He was a 1st round draft pick in 2009. He’s taller than the current Patriots wide receivers at 6t 3inches. He’s a former Rutgers player. One of the colleges that Belichick likes to get players from. Patriots tried to get him last year during free agency…but the price became too high for them. Now the player cleared waivers…which means that the Patriots were not “desperate”…and they didn’t claim him during waivers.

    That means that the Patriots didn’t have to take on his previous contract. Instead the Patriots likely offered him a team friendly 2 year contract. Even if he doesn’t help them this year…he may contribute next year.

    There is also a possibility that he could contribute like Floyd did fairly recently…and play during the playoffs this year. Add a tall outside receiver to the Patriots lineup and see what mismatches that helps create. Especially in the red zone, where they could use some help.

  58. Pats looked horrible, tired, hurt, and out of position and still only lost by 7 and it should have been 3.

    Let’s see what happens on a short week next Sunday.

  59. TheWizard says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:10 pm

    They played a hell of a game last night, no doubt.

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    Good game plan to take advantage of the missing Patriots players.

    In the end the Dolphins got 2 interceptions and keep a team from getting a single 3rd down conversion and only won by 7 ?

  60. tigerlilac says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Pats looked horrible, tired, hurt, and out of position and still only lost by 7 and it should have been 3.
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    Amendola broke the plane with the ball before going down. That bad call cost the Patriots a touchdown and changed the rest of the game, especially by taking time off the clock.

  61. Eh, the Patriots blew out the Dolphins at home all of two weeks ago, but I know that having a short memory span is the only way to stay sane as a dolphins fan these days/decades.

  62. Not sure about needing another WR. I saw a lot of arm strength regression last night. Looked like Alex Smith out there throwing the ball.

  63. slick50kc says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:43 pm

    Not sure about needing another WR. I saw a lot of arm strength regression last night. Looked like Alex Smith out there throwing the ball.

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    I think that maybe Brady forgot to take off his 2106 superbowl ring and the extra weight affected his throwing. Does Alex Smith also have rings?

  64. tylawspick6 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    eaglesmaina says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:46 pm
    Not to mention the holes are on the lines on this team.

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    pretty sure a d that allows an average of 10 points per game for 8 straight games and the best offense in the league, does not have
    “holes on the lines”.
    pats have the best ot depth in the league, too.
    watch the nfl much?
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    If you were watching the NFL last night you would have realized the O & D lines had serious issues. There is currently no depth left along the D line. With Flowers and Valentine out when Branch went down the wheels came off the wagon. Anytime the Pats are forced to start 3rd string Fleming at RT is a bad time and clearly the depth has been exhausted. The very good depth Waddle provides only helps when he is healthy enough to play. No Cannon, no Waddle and no Gronk to help out on that side meant the backs were spread too thin trying to provide help. Thuney paid the price for the help (and play calling) that having Fleming out there influenced. Those are all holes of a sort. They are manageable if guys get healthy but don’t kid yourself, there’s a reason 3rd stringers are 3rd stringers

  65. Michael E says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:53 pm

    If any other team had signed him, Pats fans would be talking big smack.

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    Will be funny if this guy contributes to another Superbowl win.

    This guy caught passes for over 1000 yards plus 5 TD’s during the 2016 NFL season.

    Pretty sure that the Browns don’t have one of the top 10 QB’s in the NFL. Many people believe that the Patriots have the top 1 QB. Even diehard haters say he is the top 3.

  66. donbat67 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm

    Patriot fans are a sensitive bunch .

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    We tend to overreact to the stupidity of the patriot haters.

  67. I think the angry Patriots will win the rest of their games and go into the playoffs as the AFC’s #1 seed. I think the loss in Miami and the aftermath of press and public have only enraged BB, Brady, and Patricia. I purposely let out the OC because Brady is actually the brains behind the offense. The beast is unleashed.

  68. After last nights beat down by the Dolphins I guess you start looking for help… even if it is a player from the 0-13 Browns.

  69. beachsidejames says:
    December 12, 2017 at 8:31 pm

    After last nights beat down by the Dolphins I guess you start looking for help… even if it is a player from the 0-13 Browns.

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    Intelligent football fans understand that this had nothing to do with last nights one score loss to the Dolphins. A player that the Patriots wanted last year during free agency became available after clearing waivers. The Patriots just signed him cheap after the Browns paid him big bucks. Tall outside receiver that caught passes for over 1000 yards last season. Patriots win again !!!

  70. We got caught looking ahead to Pittsburgh. It wasn’t the officials, it wasn’t Goodell. We weren’t ready to play. Plain and simple. No excuses. We need a receiver, Hogan clearly not healthy, Britt probably best available. Not going to make a big difference.

  71. The Patriots stank to high heavens last night with all the units not functioning well yet they only lost by a touchdown. Relax… They’re not on Broncos territory yet. I think it’s because Brady is not feeling well and not practicing with the group. JimmyG used to fill in during practice and he’s gone. Maybe Hoyer is not as good as JimmyG filling in.

  72. Intelligent football fans know that when you can only run the ball a total of 25 yards the entire game and your GOAT QB had a passer rating in the 50’s that your team has a problem bigger that any player coming over from Brown can fix. The Miami Dolphins on MNF showed the rest of the league that the Patriots can be beat again!!!

  73. Miami got a win at home. Cutler didn’t hand the game over. Very good. They deserved to win. No Gronk and no Edelman are 2 huge omissions when the Miami is putting the pressure on like that.

    I’m more concerned about Brady’s hand and Achilles injuries. If he’s as inaccurate as we saw Monday night (which we haven’t seen in a long time), the Pats aren’t going anywhere in the playoffs. We’ll see what he looks like against the Steelers. This thing is a must win, and the Pats usually prevail in these.

  74. beachsidejames says:
    December 13, 2017 at 7:48 am
    Intelligent football fans know that when you can only run the ball a total of 25 yards the entire game and your GOAT QB had a passer rating in the 50’s that your team has a problem bigger that any player coming over from Brown can fix. The Miami Dolphins on MNF showed the rest of the league that the Patriots can be beat again!!!

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    Congrats on your teams’ SB win against the Pats Monday night Chip. Have they made their tee times for the playoffs again?

  75. Britt goes from a career with enabling Jeff Fisher…then the mess in Cleveland…and now this? Asked for comment, Britt said “we’re on to New England”! He won’t last till week 17. In all of his years, he’s had maybe 2 good seasons and the rest were barely mediocre, at best.

  76. factpurveyor says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:28 pm
    tigerlilac says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    Pats looked horrible, tired, hurt, and out of position and still only lost by 7 and it should have been 3.
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    Amendola broke the plane with the ball before going down. That bad call cost the Patriots a touchdown and changed the rest of the game, especially by taking time off the clock.

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    Oh the heck with the refs. They played a good game, we did not. Thats the complete difference right there.

  77. TheGuru says:
    December 13, 2017 at 8:44 am

    Britt goes from a career with enabling Jeff Fisher…then the mess in Cleveland…and now this? Asked for comment, Britt said “we’re on to New England”! He won’t last till week 17. In all of his years, he’s had maybe 2 good seasons and the rest were barely mediocre, at best.
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    Jeff Fisher? Cleveland? That’s 90% of the guy’s problems right there. They can make any player look bad or lose focus.

  78. Im more concerned about the folks that always predict the end of Brady or the dynasty after a loss, only to be inevitably proven wrong the following week might also be bankrupting themselves on scratch tickets because surely this time its going hit.

  79. reddzen says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:49 pm
    bullcharger says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:08 pm
    bleedredwhiteandblue66 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:20 pm
    The good news for Kenny Britt is that he just went from the Browns to the Patriots.
    The bad news is that Brady doesn’t throw to his wide receivers.
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    The haters have such a myopic way at looking at everything.
    Get very talented but troubled WR for cheap. See if Brady and BB can restore him to what he should have been. Put a prototypical WR on the field that has the size to cause problems, and allow Gronk and Cooks to get more free.
    If it doesn’t work out it’s a reasonable risk.
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    Nothing myopic about it. He had one – count it, one – good season. So did Peyton Hillis. Not every cast off is a gem. Some of us can look at a player and say this guy just isn’t very good. Plus the Patriots’ problem isn’t in its WR corps. They just throw dink and dunks to little people in the slot or out of the backfield. It is in their very bad defense, which was on display last night. Signing Kenny Britt doesn’t make the rest of the field shake in their boots, and it isn’t myopia, it’s realism.

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    So you are saying you agree you are a hater then?

    The Patriots have no problems. They have won 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls and made the last 6 AFC championships.

    The offensive strategy you describe is called winning football.

    The Patriots defense actually played fine in that game. They had key stop after key stop to keep Brady in the game, and they got it to one score and a chance at an onside kick. They allowed 10 points on 2 Brady INTs and lost by 7.

    That was without maybe it’s two best players. Before that they had allowed the least amount of points in the league since week 4.

    As for Britt, nobody knows if he will work out for sure, but after everything we have seen if you don’t think he has a chance to succeed with Brady throwing him the ball then you have not been paying attention.

    He had 1000 yards with the Rams and then went to the Browns… everyone is bad when they are on the Browns.

    In any case, it’s a small risk.

  80. beachsidejames says:
    December 13, 2017 at 7:48 am
    Intelligent football fans know that when you can only run the ball a total of 25 yards the entire game and your GOAT QB had a passer rating in the 50’s that your team has a problem bigger that any player coming over from Brown can fix. The Miami Dolphins on MNF showed the rest of the league that the Patriots can be beat again!!!

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    How is it that every year people forget that the Patriots lose division games. It’s nothing new. Only been undefeated in the division in 2 seasons out if 17. They have won 5 Super Bowls in that time! Beating Miami twice a year is hard. Still never been swept in the division in the Brady era by any team though, which is the key.

    Long way to go for the Patriots.

    Don’t think the Ravens are going to lose 2 games, so it’s not looking like Miami has a shot at the playoffs even if they win all 3. So see ya next year.

  81. exinsidetrader says:
    December 12, 2017 at 4:15 pm
    Pats just work harder at getting better than your team. Sorry, but it’s true.
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    Skins Fan – I gotta believe this is true to a large degree. Ive heard just recently from Redskins players (Santana Moss) that after preseason scrimmages/workouts with the Pats that he saw that the Pats were more disciplined and focused at those events and that usually translates to the field come game time.
    HTTR!

  82. reddzen says:

    December 12, 2017 at 5:45 pm

    Pats Nation: “Genius!”

    The Rest of the World: “Kenny Britt had one good season, and gave up after getting aid. Good luck with that move.”

    And no mmack66 it isn’t hilarious, it is reality. You Pats fans are out of touch with it so I don’t expect much. A lot of failures or “just didn’t pan out” in the moves BB makes. Sure, glad he kicks the tires, better than a lot of teams who just leave FAs out there to wallow. But he has picked up an awful lot that just don’t work out so there is no genius in picking up everyone who gets discarded and seeing if they do. That’s called trawling.

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    Belichick consistently picks up pieces during the year that contribute and usually at a discount. That’s good management in a league with a salary cap. Low risk players that if they contribute anything put Pats in the black. And since the Pats win consistently, they often are the chosen destination by players, like Britt, who were pursued by other teams.

  83. dregonspengler says:
    December 12, 2017 at 5:50 pm
    bullcharger says:
    Because Brady takes less money to win. Which ends up making him way more money off the field.
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    It’s true Tom Brady has repeatedly restructured his deal in order to free up cap space so both the Patriots and he have a better shot at winning now. But in every instance he did so in exchange for more bonus money added to his structured payments down the road.
    The Pats will be paying Brady far more guaranteed money in the future — long after he retires — than they would have under the terms of his original deals. Brady wants to win, which I admire. He doesn’t have a need or ego-driven desire to hold some meaningless title of “highest-paid QB,” which I also admire. But he also knows his wife’s salary and his own non-football-related income will keep them going quite nicely for now.
    Smart and shrewd, yes. Altruistic? Not hardly. Brady is a winner, but let’s quit pretending he’s some kind of saint for taking less money. He merely improved his chances of winning now, while guaranteeing himself even MORE football-related income in the future.

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    Who said he was being Altruistic.

    My point was that creating cap room helps to win games which helps his brand, which helps him earn more money. I don’t agree on the football related bonuses coming later, but I do agree that he’s also in it partially for the money like every everyone else. He just has a more business savvy way of going about it.

  84. Well I just checked out the some Pats moves the past few years regarding free agent signings and signing players in the middle of the year for “BB”… I like most people think that the Patriots hit the mark more often than not on these, but it is so not true

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    What’s your team doing to try to improve? Pats have been to 7 Super Bowls the last 15 years doing what they do, I can bet your team hasn’t. And you’re questioning what they do?
    That’s why you’re commenting here and BB is one of the best coaches ever

  85. The Patriots had to have been looking past Miami to Pittsburgh, because even with the loss, a win in Pittsburgh will securr home field providing they win their ladt 2 games: a home game against the McCown-less Jets and a home game against the Peterson led Bills. And the Pats knew the Steelers would be wstchibg Monday night, so they may have kept the defensr vanilla.

  86. Flash1287 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:47 pm
    EJ says:
    December 12, 2017 at 6:32 pm
    Britt can go to New England and earn some good money for nothing… Brady only throws to te’s & rb’s… every once in a while you’ll see a throw to Hogan, Cooks or Amendola, but for the most part he sticks with his rb’s and te’s.

    More proof you people Don’t have clue…

    Rob Gronkowski 55 849 15.4 7 53
    Brandin Cooks 54 924 17.1 5 64
    James White 54 421 7.8 3 27
    Danny Amendola 52 565 10.9 2 27
    Chris Hogan 34

    Of his top 5 pass catchers ONLY 1 is a RB 3 of the 5 are WR
    But he ONLY sticks with RB and TE.

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    Ouch….owned

  87. donbat67 says:
    December 12, 2017 at 7:31 pm
    Patriot fans are a sensitive bunch .

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    I don’t think most people understand that Patriots fans have just experienced winning 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls and one of the great endings to a game of all time last Feb.

    Every minute we get to see the team play and comment on Brady and the Patriots is a bonus given we all know nothing lasts forever. We are happy to debate anything including the scandals we have gone through. It’s fun to talk about the Patriots.

    Thanks for engaging with us.

  88. bullcharger says:
    December 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    The Patriots have no problems. They have won 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls and made the last 6 AFC championships.

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    They have won ONLY two of the last three. According to the standard the Patriots are held to by themselves and all others, thats a problem.

  89. Another first down says:
    December 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm
    bullcharger says:
    December 13, 2017 at 9:19 am

    The Patriots have no problems. They have won 2 of the last 3 Super Bowls and made the last 6 AFC championships.

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    They have won ONLY two of the last three. According to the standard the Patriots are held to by themselves and all others, thats a problem.

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    Yes well the NFL was in the tank to let Gomer win one last time before he set off into the sunset. They even disregarded the truckloads of HGH being delivered to Gomer’s “wife”. The sad thing is that the Patriots no only need to play well enough to win, but they need to beat the other cheating teams and the cheating NFL to do so!

  90. beachsidejames says:
    December 13, 2017 at 7:48 am
    Intelligent football fans know that when you can only run the ball a total of 25 yards the entire game and your GOAT QB had a passer rating in the 50’s that your team has a problem bigger that any player coming over from Brown can fix. The Miami Dolphins on MNF showed the rest of the league that the Patriots can be beat again!!!
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    Sure as long as the game is either in Miami or Denver. But looks like both of those teams aren’t making the playoffs so Pats aren’t sweating those stadiums anymore this year. And Gronk and several other players are back this week, that certainly will cover up their “problems” a bit

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