Why Does Bill Belichick Hate the Fifth Round? (updated)

For the Patriots, as with everyone else, the draft is a critical time to address your needs. Not only their success but also Bill Belichick’s emphasis on versatility makes his drafting strategy one of interest. So, Dave Archibald wonders, what the heck is with the fifth round? On Friday, the New England Patriots traded a 2020 fifth-round…

The Gronkowski Effect

New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is perhaps the ultimate offensive weapon. With his rare combination of size and athleticism he poses a matchup nightmare for opposing defensive coordinators. Because of these facts, New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels moves his big tight end all over the formation, forcing defenses to adjust themselves and…