Patriots’ lack of a playmaker shows up once again

September 26, 2023

The Patriots lack of a playmaker was once again evident in Sunday’s 15-10 win over the Jets. New England had several opportunities to blow the game open but the lack of a skill player who can stretch the field and make defenders miss in space hindered the offense once again. Having to drive the hall on every possession is hard. You need to mix in short drives that are the…


Malik Cunningham puts on a show but was it enough for him to earn an expanded role on offense?

August 11, 2023

Rookie quarterback/wide receiver Malik Cunningham out on a show last night in the fourth quarter of the Patriots 20-9 loss to the Houston Texans.  Cunningham had been working mostly at receiver during rookie mini-camp, mini-camp and training camp but on Monday, he returned to his normal position and started taking reps at quarterback. He did the same thing during Tuesday’s practice.  With the Patriots offense struggling to consistently move the…


22 Burning Questions answered as the Patriots open training camp next week

July 22, 2023

The Patriots open training camp on Wednesday but before they do, hear 22 (11 on O, 11 on D reference) burning questions. 1. What affect will the O’Brien hire have on the offense: O’Brien will make a big difference. The offense will be organized, well coached and the play calling will be much better. Expect a 10 point plus uptick in scoring and a more creative scheme that utilizes all…


5 areas Mac Jones needs to show improvement this training camp

July 14, 2023

Image courtesy of The Patriots kick off training camp on Wednesday July 26th. All eyes of course will be on the Patriots offense and new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. The Patriots offensive struggles last season are well documented and have been discussed at nauseam. It is time to move forward. The best way to do it is to help Jones fix some of the issues that he had last…


Bill O’Brien addresses a variety of topics in his first meeting with the media

April 18, 2023

New Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien answered several questions today in his first meeting with the local media since being hired in January. New offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien meeting with the media. Great stuff here from OB. @Patriots — New England Football Journal ® 🏈 (@newftbj) April 18, 2023 O’Brien spoke for almost ten minutes and addressed a variety of topics from being back in New England to his…


As Patriots Begin Offseason Program, All Eyes Are On Bill O’Brien

April 17, 2023

The Patriots began their offseason program on Monday with players reporting to Gillette Stadium to begin two weeks of strength and conditioning and meetings before getting on the field as a team. There are many new faces after a disappointing 8-9 2022 season, but one stands alone with the most pressure on him: new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien. Of everyone that was brought in this offseason, O’Brien has the potential…


Bill O’Brien “reworking” the Patriots offense is the way it is suppose to work

April 17, 2023

According to Albert Breer of, new Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien is “reworking” the Patriots offense. O’Brien was the Patriots offensive coordinator in 2011 and ran the system that was in place. Many believed that when he was hired in January, he would be running the Patriots system again. He may be doing that but it will look vastly different than what we are used to. What people need…


The Patriots have surrounded Mac Jones with more talent. It is up to him to prove that he can be the man moving forward

March 18, 2023

Mac Jones will be the Patriots starting quarterback in 2023. No more speculation of a possible trade to the Las Vegas Raiders looming over him. The Patriots are his team and the team has equipped him with a new offensive coordinator in Bill O’Brien and several new skill players to go with him. Now it is up to Jones to live up to his end of the bargain and prove…


Some classic Patriots offensive concepts that could make a return under Bill O’Brien

February 27, 2023

With the return of Bill O’Brien to New England as offensive coordinator, several offensive concepts that we were accustomed to seeing through the years could make a return this upcoming season. Sure, O’Brien will update the offense by bringing in some new concepts and ideas but it will be great seeing some staples of the offense that the Patriots used to run under O’Brien and Josh McDaniels back in the…


The Patriots interest in Zay Flowers is not a surprise. Question is, do they take him at 14?

February 9, 2023

Reports have surfaced that the Patriots spent a lot of time with Boston College receiver Zay Flowers at the East-West Shrine Bowl last week. Flowers was on the West roster which was coached by Troy Brown and other Patriots assistants. Flowers practiced during the week but did not play in the game. The Patriots could use a receiver like Flowers. They do not have that versatile piece at the position…