Here’s why JuJu Smith-Schuster is an upgrade over Jakobi Meyers

March 16, 2023

The Patriots signed former Steelers and Chiefs receiver Ju-Ju Smith-Schuster to a three year deal worth up to $33 million dollars. The signing comes a day after former Patriots receiver Jakobi Meyers signed with the Las Vegas Raiders. On paper, this is more of a team friendly deal for the Patriots. Smith-Schuster got $16 million guaranteed while Meyers got $10 million guaranteed from the Raiders. Meyers deal however has more…


Jakobi Meyers signs with the Raiders. Where do the Patriots go from here?

March 14, 2023

Jakobi Meyers has signed a 3 year, $33 million dollar contract with the Las Vegas Raiders. $21 million of it is guaranteed. Meyers is reunited with former Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels who is the Raiders head coach. With Meyers leaving for Vegas, the Patriots are losing their leading receiver the past three seasons. Based on comments Meyers made after signing with the Raiders, it does not appear that the…


Does Jakobi Meyers deserve top receiver money? No, but the Patriots still need him

February 23, 2023

Image courtesy of Bob DeChiara/USA TODAY Sports The Patriots need to sign Jakobi Meyers, regardless of the price. Meyers is technically the best free agent receiver on the market heading into what should be a pretty wild offseason. An underrated free agent when he first came in the league, Meyers is due for his first major contract and doesn’t owe the Patriots anything by taking a hometown discount. Sure, they…


Meyers wins Ed Block Courage Award

January 12, 2023

Image courtesy of Mark Konezny/USA TODAY Sports With free agency looming, Jakobi Meyers continues to earn accolades as his price goes up. On Thursday morning, the New England Patriots announced that Meyers has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 Ed Block Courage Award. The honor is bestowed annually upon a player or multiple players that  best exemplify the principles of courage and sportsmanship while also serving as a…


Pats officially wrap up inconsistent 2022 season, now what?

January 10, 2023

Image courtesy of New England Patriots By Alan Segel NEFJ Contributor FOXBOROUGH — Think about it. Think if your life was basically programmed for five months. You get up pretty much at the same time, you eat at the same time, you work at the same time in a job that requires a focus and a skill so great that only 1,696 people can do your job. If you compare…


Patriots: Jakobi Meyers wins 2022 Ron Hobson Good Guy Award

December 28, 2022

Throughout his short time here in New England, Jakobi Meyers has been a perfect Patriot. Whether on the field or off of it, Meyers has always been reliable whether it’s Mac Jones counting on him for a big third down catch, or the media looking for some good quotes during a game week. Whenever you need him, Meyers is there. The soon-to-be free agent had that dependability from the media…


Patriots: Stupid loss a microcosm of a bad season

December 19, 2022

AP Photo/John Locher The Patriots gaff to end yesterday’s game against the Raiders is a microcosm of their season. It has been an annoying season filled with ups and downs and yesterday loss is just another example of just how far this franchise has fallen. The Patriots used to be the standard when it came to being disciplined and playing situational football. Not anymore. Now they take dumb penalties, can’t…


Patriots: Offense shows up, but defense, special teams & mental miscues hurt Pats in Thanksgiving loss

November 25, 2022

Image courtesy of ESPN Playing on Thanksgiving for the first time in a decade, the Patriots showed some surprising offensive firepower on Thursday night. Unfortunately, the two units that have carried the offense so far this season had arguably the worst game of the year in a 33-26 loss to the Vikings. This was a brutal loss for New England, there’s no need to sugarcoat it. Now at 6-5 and…


Patriots: Two Changes Patriots Offense Should Make in the Second Half

November 2, 2022

The Patriots sit at 4-4 through eight games and have nine games remaining. First up is a home matchup with the Colts, which will be followed by the team’s bye week before an eight game gauntlet to end the season that includes two games against the Bills and matchups with the Vikings, Dolphins and Bengals. If New England wants to make it through the second half with a shot at…


Patriots: In a tale of two halves, Pats grind out a win over the Jets; Belichick passes Halas for second all time in wins

October 30, 2022

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. – If the Patriots are able to make the playoffs this season, the second half of the game against the Jets on Sunday may be one of those “turning points” we all look back at. After an ugly 30 minutes, New England seemingly flipped a switch – even though the offense still struggled – as the defense made Zach Wilson see ghosts the night before Halloween and…