Patriots put on an unbelievable show in honoring Tom Brady

June 13, 2024

FOXBOROUGH- Tom Brady was inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame on Wednesday night. It was an amazing ceremony befitting of the greatest player of all-time, the greatest quarterback of all-time and the greatest Patriot of all-time. NBC’s Mike Tirico emceed the event and he did a good job of hosting the three hour event.  The induction reminded me of a Pro Football Hall of Fame induction ceremony but with…

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Catching up with Tabor Academy OL Will Smith on his commitment to Fordham

June 10, 2024

We recently caught up with Tabor Academy offensive lineman Will Smith on his commitment to Fordham University. Smith made the announcement of his commitment on social media last week.  The 6-4 300 pound Smith also held offers from UMass and Penn.  Here is what Smith had to say when we spoke to him.  NEFJ: Why did you decide to commit to Fordham? What appealed to you about the school and…

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Talking ball with new Pelham head coach John Trisciani

June 9, 2024

Image courtesy of Pelham Athletics John Trisciani is on the move again. After accepting the Hollis-Brookline job earlier this off-season, Trisciani accepted the job at Pelham High School last week. The opportunity to take over one of the top programs in New Hampshire was just too much for Trisciani to pass up. He takes over for Tom Babaian who led Pelham to four straight state championships, while finishing with 141-97……

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Damien Harris shares his thoughts on 2022 and Bill Belichick

June 7, 2024

Former Patriots running back Damien Harris was on the Athletic’s Football Show podcast recently with Robert Mays and talked about a variety of things including the offense during the 2022 season. Harris confirmed everything we pretty much already knew. It was a debacle. Harris said the players knew the offense under Matt Patricia and Joe Judge wasn’t going to work even before the season started.  “We knew before our first…

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AVP calls Brissett the starter but Maye is closing on him

June 4, 2024

New Patriots offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt met with the media on Tuesday morning prior to the Patriots final OTA practice. Van Pelt answered several questions including ones on the quarterback competition. Van Pelt made it clear. Veteran Jacoby Brissett is the team’s starter.  For now. “Jacoby, again, is our starter. He’s playing excellent football for us in the spring. And Drake is coming on. Until that changes, we’re going…

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Patriots sign third round pick Caedan Wallace

June 1, 2024

The Patriots announced on Friday afternoon that they have third round draft pick Caedan Wallace.  Wallace, 24, was selected by the Patriots in the third round of the 2024 NFL Draft with the 68th overall pick out of Penn State. The 6’5, 314-pounder was named honorable mention All-Big Ten Conference while starting in all 13 games at right tackle during the 2023 season. He also earned the school’s Lion’s Pride…

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Pirates Preview: Massachusetts Pirates (6-3) at Frisco Fighters (7-2)

June 1, 2024

Containing quarterback T.J Edwards will be a key for the Pirates defense. Huge game in Frisco tonight between the rival Pirates and Fighters. The winner of this game ends up in first place in some fashion. If the Pirates win, they are tied for first place. If the Fighters win, they are in sole possession of first place. Here is our preview for tonight’s game. 1. Get Edwards off of…

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Maye Day! Patriots sign Drake Maye

May 29, 2024

The Patriots have signed first round pick Drake Maye. The team announced the signing yesterday afternoon. Maye signed a fully guaranteed four-year, $36.63 million deal that includes a $23.46 million signing bonus according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Getting Maye signed earlier than later is important for several reasons. For one, he can now focus on learning the offense and playing football. Typically most top ten picks get their deals done…

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Bishop Hendricken hosts first annual Rhode Island Showcase

May 28, 2024

WARWICK- Bishop Hendricken hosted the first annual Rhode Island Showcase on Friday night. Over 25 college football coaches were on hand to watch young men from around the Ocean State workout in front of them. The showcase was organized by Hendricken coach Keith Croft in conjunction with the Rhode Island Interscholastic Association and the Rhode Island Coaches Association. The showcase was designed to bring more attention to football players in…

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Pirates survive late 23-22 over the Oilers

May 26, 2024

Image courtesy of the Mass Pirates LOWELL: The Massachusetts Pirates lost a heartbreaker last week to Northern Arizona 41-40 on a last second interception. Fast forward to a week later and it was the Pirates who made a play late to win a game.  Thanks to a game dealing interception by defensive back Cyrus Fagan, the Pirates prevailed 23-22 and improved 6-3 on the season. Massachusetts had pulled ahead late…

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