National Puzzle day has come and gone and the Patriots suprisingly failed to take advantage of the last second trade offered to the league to celebrate the day. Word was that they were in talks with multiple teams and had David Rolle, their homegrown Superstar defensive tackle, on the block. Presumably this deal would have been intended to introduce their rookie Jakhari DeCarvalo to the starting lineup. The 21yo would have had plenty of help with SS Trysten Hill next to him and XFs Josh Allen and Clelin Ferrell holding down the defensive end spots. We hear there were talks of adding a wr as well as potentially a deal involving an elite offensive lineman. It could be argued that either could have helped an offense that has become suprisingly stagnant with both the reigning OPOY/HB of the year Tony Pollard and slot receiver Will Culver out on long term injuries. Ultimately, we are excited to hear that after the failed trade talks (which we hear would have ended Blake Martinez's time in New England as well) it seems that Coach January did not hesistate to sign both Martinez and Rolle to long term deals. Does this spell an offseason exit for DeCarvalo or will he stay on to be developed and play as a top tier support player? One thing is for sure The #GreatwallofNE is officially in full effect and will remain fully intact for multiple seasons. We have seen a perennial bottom defense in yards allowed and sacks make huge strides this year. Currently tied for 4th in the league with 34 sacks (Ferrell-12, Allen-8, Hill-6, etc). This has helped the defense reach 4th in the league in total yards allowed, 5th in passing yards, and 6th in rushing yards. If they can get some more production out of the slumping offense soon there could be a way to recover from the disappointing 3-3 start.