Bill Belichick will still be front & center on 1st night of NFL Draft

April 17, 2024

Image courtesy of @PatMcAfeeShow Well, this could be fun. Pat McAfee announced on his show Wednesday that Bill Belichick will be joining his live broadcast during the draft. Belichick joined McAfee on the show and talked about the opportunity to still be front and center talking ball in front of the world next Thursday night. “Well, I’m looking forward to it…draft day, draft weekend is always an exciting time for…


Thoughts on episodes 7 & 8 of ‘The Dynasty’

March 8, 2024

We’re down to the final four episodes of this somewhat controversial ‘The Dynasty’ documentary on Apple TV. Personally, I haven’t found this to be as bad as a lot of other people. I think some of the B-roll and behind the scenes stuff has been well worth the watch. Have stories been embellished to make Bill Belichick look slightly worse? Sure. Are there some glaring omissions in some of the…


Thoughts on episodes 5 & 6 of ‘The Dynasty’

March 1, 2024

We continue our look at the Apple TV+ ‘The Dynasty’ documentary after eposes five and six dropped on Thursday. This will be much shorter than the outrageous 5,000 word breakdown I had for episodes three and four, but in fairness, that Spygate episode was pretty damn entertaining with some good stuff that we’d never seen or heard before. Anyways, here’s some thoughts while watching the most recent episodes… Episode 5…


Latest NFLPA report card paints ugly picture in Foxborough

February 28, 2024

For the second straight year, Patriots players have let it be known just how bad things have gotten around Gillette Stadium. The latest NFLPA team report cards survey over 1,706 players in hopes of highlighting the best working environments or showing who needs help where. The Krafts take quite a hit here with the team ranking 29th overall. It’s the second NFLPA report card in as many years that has…


Spygate changed everything. Especially Bill Belichick

February 25, 2024

After watching episodes 1-4 of The Dynasty on Apple TV, I am convinced that Spygate changed Bill Belichick forever. Former assistant and New York Jets coach Eric Mangini turning on him was a turning point of sorts for Belichick. He went from someone who could deal with the media and tolerate them to someone who did not trust the media or anyone in his own building for that matter. He…


Thoughts from episodes 3 & 4 of ‘The Dynasty’

February 23, 2024

Image courtesy of Apple TV+ Alright, the first two episodes of The Dynasty didn’t disappoint with a nostalgic look back at the early days of this magical 25 year run, and even some 90’s love for those of us who grew up with Bledsoe being ‘the guy.’ The next two episodes were a bit puzzling, but still entertaining as hell. Episode 3 was an incredible trip down memory lane and…


Takeaways from the first two episodes of ‘The Dynasty’

February 18, 2024

Image courtesy of Apple TV+ I’m a little late to the party, but finally got to sit and watch the first two episodes of The Dynasty on Apple TV this weekend. Admittedly having lived through the dynasty days and seen every DVD and read every book possible, I thought this might be just a recap of everything we all already knew. But, the first two episodes were outstanding and provided…


Bill Belichick thanks Patriots fans in a one page ad

February 4, 2024

Bill Belichick took out a one page ad in Sunday’s Boston Globe, thanking Patriots fans for their support over the last 24 years.  Belichick commended fans for their willingness to go anywhere to support the Patriots. “Nowhere in America are pro sports fans as passionate as in New England and for 24 years, I was blessed to feel your passion and power. The Patriots are the only NFL team representing…


One month into 2024, the New England football scene looks much different

February 1, 2024

We often tell people there is no offseason with New England Football Journal, but even we can’t believe how much has already happened in the last four weeks or so. We’re 31 days into 2024 and things have completely turned upside down. First, Holy Cross head coach Bob Chesney leaves after an incredible run with the program, winning five straight Patriot League titles and restoring the pride back in the……


Bill Belichick doesn’t get Falcons job. What does it mean for the Patriots?

January 26, 2024

Bill Belichick did not get the Atlanta Falcons job. Instead, owner Arthur Blank opted to go with Los Angeles Rams defensive coordinator Raheem Morris.  Hiring Morris is not a surprise. He has a history with the Falcons, once serving an interim head coach and he fits better with the organizational structure in place. Morris will simply coach the football team and have a say in personnel matters but all personnel…