NFL Draft: Merrimack’s Westin Elliott carrying the small school flag proudly as he prepares for a potential NFL career

January 22, 2022

The rest of the country may not know much about Merrimack College football, but they will soon enough thanks to one guy. He’s not a Massachusetts guy either. But, since transferring from Louisiana Tech after growing up and dominating high school athletics in Shallowater, Texas, Westin Elliott is now carrying the under-recruited, small school flag proudly. Elliott may not go very high or at all in the NFL Draft in…

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Boston College: Busy days for BC even in the offseason as players come and go

January 19, 2022

The life of a football staff at the Division 1 level isn’t an easy one. Even when there’s little football going on, it’s a 24/7, 365 gig. As the NFL season winds down and the college season is officially over, head coaches, assistants, player personnel directors and anyone else needed are hard at work prepping for the draft and trying to bring in classes that may turn a program from…

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Recruiting: Vinatieri name making the rounds again as Adam’s son AJ gets closer to college decision

January 19, 2022

It’s been 20 years (to the day) of Adam Vinatieri’s Snow Bowl kicks against the Raiders. Feel old? You’re about to feel even older. Vinatieri’s son AJ is a senior at Zionsville High School in Indiana and is currently one of the most sought after kickers (and punters) in the country. The younger Vinatieri has grown up carrying the famous last name, but as he pursues his own path towards…

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NFL: Brady-Belichick scoreboard talk is probably making a comeback after this weekend

January 16, 2022

Tom Brady will be playing in the NFC Divisional round next weekend while Bill Belichick will be sitting at home for the second straight year. Tom Brady is two wins away from playing in his second straight Super Bowl with Bruce Arians and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Bill Belichick just lost to the Buffalo Bills by 30 points in the Wild Card round a year after missing the playoffs entirely….

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Patriots: Should Bill Belichick be on the hot seat? Not quite yet, but that day is coming sooner rather than later

January 16, 2022

Relax, I’m not saying he should be fired on Monday. However, when you look at the big picture since 2019, it’s hard to believe the Krafts aren’t starting to wonder the same thing at this point. Brady’s tenure here ended in ugly fashion and eventually, would you really be stunned if there was a “mutual parting of ways” after 22 seasons here? Most people can’t stand their boss after 22…

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Patriots: Jones hard on himself after first season ends with brutal playoff loss in Buffalo

January 16, 2022

Mac Jones was not the reason the Patriots imploded down the stretch and were humiliated by the Bills in the AFC Wild Card game on Saturday night, but the starting quarterback sure sounded like he thought was. Jones may have under thrown Nelson Agholor on the ball that was intercepted by Micah Hyde – it was still a hell of a play – but given the talent around him and…

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Patriots: Season comes to an end with embarrassing 30-point loss to the Bills in AFC Wild Card game

January 16, 2022

If you wanted to see what taking out two decades of frustration on a rival looks like, all you had to do was watch the Buffalo Bills dismantle the Patriots in their AFC Wild Card matchup on Saturday night. The second playoff meeting ever between the two franchises was supposed to be a 12-round fight between two hard-nosed AFC East teams. Instead, it was the Bills taking the Pats to…

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Patriots: Looking back at what life was like the last time a quarterback other than Tom Brady started a playoff game for the Patriots

January 14, 2022

Saturday is going to be a historic night for the Patriots franchise for a few different reasons. Not only is the prime time matchup with the Buffalo Bills just the second playoff meeting all time between the two franchises, but it’ll also be the first playoff game in 23 years for the Patriots without Tom Brady under center. January 3, 1999 was the last time a quarterback not named Brady…

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Boston College: Offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti departs BC for Pitt. Who could be the next guy in line for the position?

January 13, 2022

Nothing like a little late breaking news on a Thursday night. Around 7 PM, Pete Thamel tweeted that BC offensive coordinator Frank Cignetti was leaving Chestnut Hill to take over the same position at Pitt. Cignetti was the OC in each of Jeff Hafley’s first two seasons at Boston College, which means a big decision is now in order for the head coach. My initial gut reaction to this was…

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Patriots: Surprising similarities between 1963 playoff game in Buffalo and Wild Card Weekend showdown

January 13, 2022

When the Patriots and Bills meet in the postseason for just the second time in history Saturday night, the game might actually look a bit like the first playoff meeting between the two teams. Sounds crazy, right? On December 28, 1963, the Boston Patriots went to War Memorial Stadium in Buffalo, NY for an AFL Eastern Division playoff game and came away with a pretty dominant 26-8 victory. You wouldn’t…

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