Alex Barth

How the NFL should handle the new 17th game: Protected Rivalries

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com With the new CBA passing Sunday morning, the NFL will expand to an 18-week, 17-game season as early as 2021. How should the NFL go about scheduling this extra game? The current schedule formula seems to perfect, it feels like a shame to change it. Incase you didn't know, every team's…

Pats Shopping List: Kickers, the great unknown

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com Projecting the Patriots need at kicker may be the most difficult of any position, simply because there is a massive variable we have no way of knowing. Following a shaky start to his season, Stephen Gostkowski underwent hip surgery and was placed on IR. He hasn't publicly kicked since. At 36…

Barth's seven-round Patriots Mock Draft, First Edition

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com Now that the league has (finally) released the compensatory picks for this year’s NFL Draft, it’s time for a full Patriots seven-round mock. Until he inks a deal elsewhere, we’re still working under the assumption that Tom Brady will be back in New England next season. Even with Brady coming back,…

Where are the NFL's compensatory picks?

While the CBA can make it tricky for teams to lay out their free agent plans, the NFL isn't making it any easier on teams to prepare for the NFL Draft either. How so? The league has yet to release this year's compensatory draft picks.