Mazz: From Jarrett Stidham, Patriots want good stuff cheap

Last season, during Tom Brady’s final year in New England, the Patriots ranked 10th in the NFL in cash spent at the quarterback position with slightly more than $24.5 million according to spotrac.com. But as of Monday, the Patriots had dropped all the way to 30th in the NFL, ahead of only the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals

Mike Pennel seems happier with Chiefs coaches than with the Patriots

By Alex Barth, 985TheSportsHub.com It's been quite the year for Mike Pennel. The defensive tackle signed a two-year deal with the Patriots on the first day of free agency last season and was penciled into a starting role on their defensive line. Fast forward to training camp, and Pennel struggled to stay on the field.…

Stephon Gilmore makes his Super Bowl pick

For the first time in four years, it’s actually a question who the Patriots players think will win the Super Bowl. There’s still a week and a half for predictions to roll in, but Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore gave his take to reporters at Wednesday afternoon’s Pro Bowl practice

Mazz: Why the Patriots don't look like the Patriots

On offense, especially, New England has had far too many fundamental breakdowns this year, the result of which has been uncharacteristically poor play, particularly in the red zone. That flaw – along with some bad officiating – helped do them in Sunday against the Kansas City Chiefs.