Opinion: Brady’s broadcasting mega deal with FOX was a surprise

May 12, 2022

FOX Sports announced today that they have reached an agreement with Tom Brady to take over as their lead NFL analyst upon his retirement. The deal is for 10 years and $375 million dollars. Admittedly I was surprised when I saw the news. Brady doing color commentary? It just doesn’t make sense to me. Obviously he knows the game at a high level. He’s the greatest quarterback of all time…

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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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Shane Waldron has earned the opportunity to coordinate with the Seahawks

August 14, 2021

The chance to coordinate has been a long time coming for the former Patriots, UMass and BB&N assistant Seattle Seahawks Offensive Coordinator Shane Waldron will make his debut tonight against the Las Vegas Raiders. It has been a long time coming for the former Tufts tight end and long snapper.  Waldron wasn’t raised in Massachusetts. He grew up in Oregon but attended Phillips Andover Academy and stayed in the state…

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Opinion: Tim Tebow signing highlights Urban Meyer’s arrogance

May 11, 2021

Follow me on Twitter @zackcarey12. Tim Tebow is back in the NFL. Tebow is expected to sign a 1-year contract with the Jacksonville Jaguars, as first reported yesterday by Ian Rapaport. There had been rumors flying about the possibility of Tebow reuniting with his former college coach and those became reality with the Jaguars reportedly pulling the trigger to sign the former Heisman Trophy winner to play tight end. Tim…

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High School: What happened in Duxbury is abhorrent and it sheds a negative light on our great sport

March 25, 2021

It was a dark day for high school football in the state of Massachusetts yesterday. Long time Duxbury coach Dave Maimaron was fired after allegations surfaced last week that the program was using inappropriate language at the line of scrimmage when making line calls. I don’t personally know Coach Maimaron well, but in my dealings with him, he has been a class act and a gentleman. He was a guest…

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High School: MIAA once again backs watered down system that hurts high school football

February 6, 2021

The MIAA Football Committee is at it again. Two weeks after voting 17-2-1 in favor of playing a nine game regular season in 2021 and reducing the number of teams that quality for the playoffs to 8 per division, the committee reversed course and is going back to an eight game regular season with the top 16 teams in each division making the playoffs. After supposedly facing “backlash” from athletic…

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Opinion: 5 New England Football New Years Resolutions for 2021

January 1, 2021

2020 is over and like every other year, there is renewed optimism surrounding the new year. Of course January is known for resolutions so here are five resolutions for New England football in 2021. 1. Patriots get back on track: 2020 stunk for a lot of reasons that have already been stated but one of the biggest reasons the year was awful was the Patriots. Tom Brady left in free…

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New England Football Journal’s Naughty and Nice List

December 27, 2020

Christmas is here! That means it is time for our year end New England football naughty and nice list. We will pick five individuals affiliated with football in New England that made our nice list and our naughty list. We are going to start with our nice list and then do the naughty list. Nice Jeff Hafley, HC, Boston College: Hafley went 6-5 in his first season at the helm…

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Opinion: Let’s use the same criteria we did with Tom Brady before labeling LeBron the GOAT in the NBA

October 12, 2020

LeBron James won his fourth NBA title last night with the Los Angeles Lakers and immediately after the game, the question of who is the greatest player in NBA history was brought up once again. Michael (Jordan) or LeBron? Those that know me know that I think Michael Jordan is the greatest player in NBA history. While I appreciate LeBron’s greatness and see him as the second greatest player of…

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Opinion: Enough with the fake crowd noise talk

June 8, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Alright, enough with the idea of piping in crowd noise using actual stadium speakers. For some mind boggling reason, adults can’t seem to be able to live with the fact that there is a real possibility that every NFL game this season will look, sound and feel different. In a time where nothing is normal, dealing with empty football stadiums on Thursday, Sunday and the occasional Saturday…

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