NEWFTBJ Staff Picks for Week 11

November 18, 2022

its Week 11 in the football world. There are championship games and playoff games this weekend in high school football. College football is winding down with some big rivalry games and finally, the Patriots are back off a bye this weekend when they host the Jets. Here are our picks for this weekend. Jets at Patriots  John: The Patriots domination of the Jets continues. Both teams have had two weeks…


NFL: Rhode Island’s Kwity Paye has a day he won’t soon forget at Gillette

November 7, 2022

Image courtesy of the Indianapolis Colts Sunday was a surreal day for Indianapolis Colts defensive end Kwity Paye. Paye – a former Michigan Wolverine and Bishop Hendricken star – was back in New England as an NFL player for the first time when the Patriots hosted the Colts on Sunday. Paye had plenty of support in the stands with his mother Agnes among others on hand to watch his homecoming….


NFL: EJ Perry throws first NFL TD during first career start for the Jaguars in final preseason game

August 27, 2022

The good thing about playing quarterback for the Jacksonville Jaguars during the preseason is you’re going to get time to play with Trevor Lawrence on the bench. The bad thing is that you’re playing behind the Jacksonville Jaguars’ backup offensive line. Former Brown superstar EJ Perry got to start an NFL game for the first time and play the entire game for the first time against the Atlanta Falcons on…


NFL: Lindstrom ready to make an impact at his first training camp with the Dallas Cowboys

July 17, 2022

Photo: Dallas Cowboys Aside from a different kind of heat and less traffic, Texas isn’t all that different from Massachusetts. At least, that’s what former Boston College offensive lineman and current Dallas Cowboys rookie Alec Lindstrom jokingly said in a recent phone interview ahead of his first NFL training camp next week. Lindstrom was back home for a bit earlier this past week visiting some familiar faces at BC and…


Boston College: Pro Day gives some Eagles one final chance at a reunion and a job interview

March 26, 2022

CHESTNUT HILL – As college football fans or media members, we often forget that 17-21 year old kids are simply playing a game they love while trying to learn how to become adults. On Saturdays, the only story we care about is how the team does. They obviously do too, but players are also trying to create their own legacies and write their own stories aside from the team result….


NFL: Brady announces he’s returning for a 23rd NFL season

March 13, 2022

Photo: Jae C. Hong/AP That didn’t take long. Just as Kevin Garnett’s emotional retirement ceremony ended on Sunday night, Tom Brady popped back up on the radar. Brady stunningly posted a short speech on Twitter, announcing he was coming back to Tampa for his 23rd NFL season. Even the most loyal Brady fans have to admit this is officially annoying. “These past two months I’ve realized my place is still…


Boston College: Johnson & Lindstrom relied on each other while creating quite a bit of buzz for themselves at the NFL Combine

March 5, 2022

The NFL Combine is legitimately something guys prepare for 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year. This week can be intimidating, nerve-wracking and downright puke inducing for some guys. Many players that attend may never play a down in the NFL or be anything more than a lifelong practice squad guy, but this week is one of only a handful of times prospects can make…


NFL Draft: Former Everett star Isaiah Likely continues to impress at NFL Combine

March 4, 2022

Photo: Back in 2018, Costal Carolina tight end Isaiah Likely left Everett High School as one of the best players in recent memory, which is obviously a big statement when coming out of that program. Likely was a huge part of the ridiculous Crimson Tide offense that was the state’s top-rated unit, winning the Division I Super Bowl. At that time, Everett won 19-consecutive games and the title gave…


Boston College-Patriots: Eagles and Pats coaching staffs sharing ideas as both look for bounce back seasons

March 1, 2022

Tuesday morning BC players quickly ran from the locker room inside Alumni Stadium to Fish Field House trying to beat the early frigid temperatures. There was yelling, singing, full sprints and some light jogs. The energy was up for the second spring practice session as the Eagles begin to lay the foundation for what they hope is a special season. It’s hard not to be impressed with just how much…


NFL Draft: Bryant’s Adeboboye has chased his dream in Canada, Pennsylvania and Rhode Island. Now, he may be on the cusp of an NFL career

January 25, 2022

A quick Google search tells us that the distance from Toronto, Canada to Smithfield, Rhode Island is 535.8 miles, or, eight hours and 16 minutes if you feel like driving. Bryant running back Daniel Adeboboye took a leap of faith going to Bryant University after growing up North of the border, now, he may hear his name called in the NFL Draft, or at the very least get a shot…