Patriots: Breaking down the Patriots 2021 Schedule

May 12, 2021

The Patriots 2021 schedule is suppose to be unveiled tonight but the schedule has been leaked on line. Several sources have confirmed that this is in fact the Patriots schedule so here are my thoughts on it. Familiar foes highlight weeks one and two: The Patriots kick off the season at home for the second straight season against the Miami Dolphins. New England beat Miami 21-11 in last season’s opener….

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Patriots: Ernie Adams was an integral part of the Patriots dynasty

May 5, 2021

Bill Belichick announced in his post draft press conference on Saturday evening that this year’s draft would be the last draft for long time Patriots Director Of Football Research Ernie Adams. Adams had decided to retire. Adams made it official by releasing a statement on Monday. The last 21 seasons with the New England Patriots have been extraordinary for me. I am fortunate to have been part of a team…

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Patriots: Was this a bounce back weekend for Bill Belichick?

May 2, 2021

I should have known. On Thursday morning, I wrote that Bill Belichick was drafting for his job this weekend. In fact, I said Belichick needed to show Pats fans he wasn’t just going to be content riding out his days here in New England like he just wanted to play shuffle board with Frank Costanza at Del Boca Vista. I truly believed if there wasn’t a legitimate direction for people…

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Patriots Draft: NEFJ’s Three Scenario Mock Draft

April 29, 2021

The draft is a mere three hours away and after waiting to see if the Patriots were going to make a trade this morning, I have finalized my three scenario mock drafts. Here goes. Scenario 1: Trading Up In scenario one, I have the Patriots trading a 2023 first round pick and a 2022 third round pick in for the eighth pick in this year’s draft and 2022 fifth round……

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Patriots: Bill Belichick’s job is on the line this weekend

April 29, 2021

Bill Belichick’s job as head coach of the New England Patriots is on the line this weekend. That’s right, I said it. Now, before all the keyboard warriors who only read a title or first few sentences jump down my throat, I’m not saying Bill Belichick should currently be fired, relax. What I am saying, however, is that if Bill Belichick the GM doesn’t help out Bill Belichick the coach…

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Patriots Draft: The Patriots are primed to trade into the top ten for a quarterback. Will Bill pull the trigger?

April 28, 2021

According to sources, the Patriots have the frameworks of deal in place with the Carolina Panthers. Carolina picks eighth and there is a prevailing thought around the league that either Justin Fields or Mac Jones are going to be available at that pick. There are several teams that appear willing to trade into the top ten, most notably the Bears, Washington Football Team and the Saints. The Patriots have an……

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Patriots: I wouldn’t surrender anything more than two mid round picks for Jimmy G

March 27, 2021

The 49ers and Dolphins trade yesterday illustrated just how expensive it is going to be for the Patriots to trade into the top ten if they want to draft one of the top four quarterbacks in this year’s class. With the 49ers trading up, one has to assume that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is now available in a trade. San Francisco quickly squelched that notion by saying they intend to hold…

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Patriots: In many ways, Patrick Chung was the ultimate Patriot

March 24, 2021

Image courtesy of Matthew J. Lee/Boston Globe Patriots safety Patrick Chung announced his retirement last Friday after 11 seasons with the organization. Chung was a second round pick out of Oregon in 2009. The same draft class that produced Sebastian Vollmer and Julian Edelman. The Patriots traded out of the first round that year and ended up drafting 14 players. Chung was the first player picked. Upon arriving in New…

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Patriots Draft: Player Profile: Trey Lance, QB North Dakota State

March 20, 2021

Trey Lance is the most intriguing prospect in this draft. At any position. He has the size (6-4 230), the athleticism and arm strength necessary to become a pro bowl quarterback in the NFL. The only two issues with Lance are his lack of experience and the competition he has faced. If a team is willing to draft him and sit him, it is not a stretch to think that……

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Patriots: ‘Patriot Way’ continues to fade away as Newton acknowledges the noise with latest Instagram post

March 19, 2021

“F**k it, I’m back in.” That was my buddy Mike’s reaction in a group text at about 8 P.M. on Thursday night after Cam Newton put up another Instagram post of himself following a workout. It was probably the same reaction many Patriots fans had, the fans that refuse to believe this team can be as bad as it was last year. These videos are nothing new, as Cam has been…

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