dangolka (CBS) — We now have lastly reached Week 1 of the 2020 NFL season, which is the start of a brand new period for the New England Patriots. Along with all of the unknown that can go together with groups taking part in soccer throughout a pandemic, the Patriots are going via fairly the change in personnel with Cam Newton taking up for the departed Tom Brady.
Nobody actually is aware of what to anticipate in 2020, from each a Patriots standpoint and a league standpoint, however we’re going to take a crack at it in any case. The WBZ-TV and CBS dangolka Sports activities group will probably be answering a handful of questions relating to the Patriots as we depend all the way down to kickoff Sunday afternoon in opposition to the Miami Dolphins.
Immediately, the group picks which participant’s progress they’ll be monitoring essentially the most all through the season.
Steve Burton, WBZ-TV Sports activities
Dan Roche, WBZ-TV Sports activities
N’Keal Harry. New QB and second season. It’s vital that he steps up his recreation for Newton.
Levan Reid, WBZ-TV Sports activities
The participant who’s progress we have to keep watch over is Deatrich Smart Jr. The Pats misplaced numerous key gamers on protection. They’ve come out and mentioned that Smart has gained “good weight” this offseason. They will want him to set the sting after which at occasions, get after the quarterback. He must be a distinction maker this season.
Michael Hurley, CBS dangolka
It’s N’Keal Harry to me – solely for the draft capital invested in him. We all know the lengthy checklist of second-round whiffs made in the course of the Belichick period, however the first-rounders have usually been good. (Dominique Easley was the one complete whiff, and Laurence Maroney was extra within the disappointment class.)
Harry has so much to show as a first-round choose who was chosen over Deebo Samuel, A.J. Brown, Mecole Hardman, Terry McLaurin and D.Ok. Metcalf. Harry actually wants an enormous step ahead in yr two.
Matthew Geagan, CBS dangolka
Gotta go together with the 2 younger linebackers, rookies Josh Uche and Anfernee Jennings, since they’re going to have to steer the cost in the course of the sector on protection. Over on offense, there may be going to be numerous give attention to how N’Keal Harry does in his second NFL season.
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You’ll be able to watch the Patriots kick off their 2020 season Sunday on WBZ-TV — the house of the New England Patriots! Protection begins Friday evening at 7 p.m. with Patriots All Entry and kicks off Sunday at 11:30 a.m. with Patriots GameDay. The Patriots and the Dolphins sq. off at 1 p.m., and keep on with WBZ-TV after the sport for Cam Newton’s first postgame press convention on Patriots fifth Quarter!