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UMass: Minutemen upgrade their roster after a busy weekend of visits and commitments

Don Brown and his staff have had a busy weekend. A weekend filled with official and unofficial visits and commitments. It was the most active weekend since Brown took the job and he and his staff secured commitments from several transfers and a key Florida recruit. The most notable transfer commitment was that of George Johnson, a wide receiver/defensive back from Stuart, Florida. Johnson comes to UMass from Michigan. Brown…

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Patriots: 5 areas the Patriots need to improve in heading into the off-season

The off-season is here for the Patriots after Saturday night’s 47-17 loss to the Bills. So where do they go from here? Well. Let’s just say they have a lot of work to do. Here are five areas the Patriots need to improve in. 1. Wide Receiver: Kendrick Bourne and Nelson Agholor were fine additions last off-season but they clearly weren’t enough. Bourne had a terrific season and proved to…

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

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: Bills systematically dismantle the Patriots in impressive win

The Patriots got smashed in their Wild Card playoff game against the Bills on Saturday night, losing 47-17. Almost nothing went right for New England and although the Patriots had a good season and took a step forward in their rebuild, they are not on the level of the Bills and that showed on Saturday night. The Bills were faster and executed better than the Patriots from start to finish….

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High School: New England Football Journal’s 2021 ISL Super Team

The ISL was once again one of the top league’s in the state. Milton Academy won the highly competitive league but there several other programs and players that had a season to remember. Her is our inaugural ISL Super Team. Thank you to the coaches for their support throughout the season. Quarterback Tristan Aboud, Governor’s Academy, Sr. Louis-David Pouliot, St. George’s Jr. Running Back Fenix Figueroa, Lawrence Academy, Sr. Bo…

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Patriots: The Bills proved that there is a substantial gap between them and the Patriots

Photo courtesy of Adrian Kraus/AP The Buffalo Bills proved last night that when it comes to talent, they are a much better team than the Patriots. Bill Belichick tried to bridge that gap this off-season by going on an uncharacteristic spending spree but last night was proof that whatever Belichick did last off-season, wasn’t enough. I am not going to sit here and do a roster comparison. I think anyone…

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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

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

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

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: Four ways the Patriots can get Mac into a rhythm against the Bills

The last time Mac Jones played in Buffalo, he completed 2 of 3 passes for 19 yards. The Patriots only threw three times because of the weather conditions. Saturday nights forecast calls for clear skies and a game time temperature of 7. That’s cold. Despite the frigid temperatures, the Patriots should be able to throw the ball. It won’t be easy against one of the league’s best secondaries but if…

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