Dave Brown is a freelance correspondent who covers the New England Patriots for the Concord Monitor.

Belichick's wizardry guides Brissett, Pats to stunning win over Texans
9/23/2016 1:47:50 AM
(Dave Brown photo) Rookie Jacoby Brissett led the Patriots to a stunning win in his first NFL start.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Belichick is not a doctor. He is a wizard.

Belichick clears up Pats QB situation by confirming that he is the coach, not a doctor
9/20/2016 4:16:22 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In the face of uncertainty regarding the health of his interim starting quarterback and the possible need to acquire a backup, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick spoke out on Tuesday, confirming that he is the head coach of the Patriots and that he will do whatever is best for the team.
He also announced that he is not a doctor.

Despite the loss of brilliant Garoppolo, Pats continue to overcome setbacks 
9/18/2016 8:12:56 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Just when it seemed like the Patriots had outsmarted a cruel gauntlet of setbacks, fate threw them one more on Sunday, pinning Jimmy Garoppolo’s right shoulder between Kiko Alonso and the turf. Nonetheless, New England rose to the challenge once again, and the Pats are an improbable 2-0.
In light of all that has gone wrong for this team&mdash...

Bill Belichick Glower Rankings: Belichick does not want to talk about Tom Brady's face
9/16/2016 6:15:30 PM

(Dave Brown photo) The Brady Banner that Bill Belichick does not want to talk about.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Bill Belichick does not want to talk about the remov...

This Week in Martellus Bennett: Real social change, fantasy quidditch and stranger danger
9/15/2016 4:40:56 PM

(Dave Brown photo) Martellus Bennett wearing one of his eight NASA hats.

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — When people say that Martellus Bennett speaks his mind, they don’t exactly do justice to the...

How 17th century British bartenders are helping the Patriots against Arizona
9/8/2016 12:19:50 PM

(Photo by Dave Brown) Patriots TE Martellus Bennett explaining the origins of "Mind your Ps and Qs."

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — In the midst of describing the Arizona ...

How Patriots surprised us with keepers instead of cuts
9/4/2016 5:17:57 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Generally, our football teams catch us off guard with one or two surprise cuts on the final day of training camp. The Patriots turned the tables this year surprising us instead with players they kept.
While the Patriots’ decision on Saturday to release wide receiver Aaron Dobson, a second-round pick in 2013, was certainly a headline grabber, ...

Projecting the Patriots 53-man roster
9/3/2016 1:26:38 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — Here’s a quick look at my projected 53-man roster as we wait for the real thing, which the Patriots are required to submit at 4 p.m.

Why six of these Patriots are going home today: Predicting roster cuts
8/30/2016 12:23:52 PM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — As the final hours tick away before the NFL’s first preseason cut-down deadline, six men are about to become former Patriots.

Brady returns to practice with thumbs intact
8/24/2016 9:25:47 AM
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — After six days of secrecy and speculation, Tom Brady turned up at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday with all of his thumbs attached. Some of his teammates are not quite as lucky as the Patriots are now scrambling to deal with a handful of significant injuries.
Ever since Brady missed an anticipated start in last Thursday’s preseason victory over th...

How the Patriots are hiding a talented team
8/20/2016 12:01:11 PM

(Dave Brown Photo) No signs of traumatic injury in front of Tom Brady's locker after he reportedly cut himself READ MORE >>

8/16/2016 9:43:49 PM

Cp_rJAXW8AAa0in-(1).jpg(Dave Brown Photo) The empty podium where Martellus Bennett was schedu...

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