The Patriot Way: New England Patriots News, 6/14
By Cyrus Geller
Hello, and welcome to another edition of ‘The Patriot Way’, your number one source to New England Patriots news and analysis from around the web.
Patriots RB Dion Lewis hard on himself for dropped pass in return to practice
"New England Patriots running back Dion Lewis had an easy excuse to fall back on for a miscue he made early in Monday’s voluntary organized team activities. In a reflection of how he holds himself to a higher standard, he didn’t take it.Lewis had come in motion from left to right before releasing into a pass route, then about 5 yards past the line of scrimmage he planted his left foot into the ground to cut across the middle of the field. Quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo’s pass was accurate in leading Lewis, who dropped it."
Rob Gronkowski sees ‘huge development’ in New England Patriots QB Jimmy Garoppolo
"Soon enough, we’ll know whether or not Tom Brady’s latest Deflategate appeal will be heard by the Second Circuit, and we’ll know whether or not Brady will receive a stay.If he does, he’ll likely be able to play in the season opener.If not, the Patriots will get to see what they have in Jimmy Garoppolo, the former second-round pick who, presumably, was drafted to be Brady’s successor.According to tight end Rob Gronkowski, the 24-year-old quarterback is coming along quite well."
Chandler Jones Comments on New Role with Cardinals, Playing vs. Patriots
"Chandler Jones can’t wait to play against his former team in Week 1.When the Arizona Cardinals’ new pass rusher found out he was playing the New England Patriots this season, he made sure to highlight Sept. 11 on his calendar.“When I first found out they were going to be on our schedule, I said that I was going to circle that game in red marker. It’s Week 1, so that’s even better,” Jones said on Sirius XM NFL Radio last week (via ESPN.com’s Mike Reiss). “The NFL already contacted me and told me I’d probably be miked up for that game. So that will be a fun game to listen to.”"