Patriots: Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement from the NFL. Again

June 21, 2022

Rob Gronkowski is retiring again. The former Patriots and Buccaneers tight end made the announcement yesterday on his Instagram account. View this post on Instagram A post shared by Rob Gronkowski (@gronk) The announcement comes as a little bit of a surprise. Many industry insiders believed Gronkowski would ultimately come back after Tom Brady announced he was unretiring. Ultimately, Gronkowski decided to hang them up again and by all accounts…


Patriots: Julian Edelman’s Hall of Fame candidacy is complicated

April 17, 2021

Upon announcing his retirement earlier this week, people immediately began debating whether or not Julian Edelman is a future Pro Football Hall of Famer. The debate was magnified when the Pro Football Hall of Fame put out a tweet stating that Edelman would be eligible for the Class of 2026. It only furthered the argument of whether or not Edelman is actually a Hall of Famer. With the news of…


Patriots: Edelman retires, does he belong in the Hall of Fame?

April 13, 2021

For many New England Patriot fans, Monday was a sad day. Julian Edelman announced his retirement with a video that was posted on social media, thus driving another nail in the coffin of the Patriots dynasty. The three most important pieces to the Super Bowl titles in 2014, 2016 and 2018 – Brady, Gronk and Edelman – are all gone now. If you were one of those folks who somehow…


Patriots: Latest news on Julian Edelman means the Patriots are still in the market for a receiver

April 9, 2021

According to a story by the Boston Herald’s Karen Guregian today, Julian Edelman is not expected to play the entire 2021 season. Edelman’s troublesome knee injury is expected to keep him sidelined for part of next season. How long before Edelman returns is anyone’s guess but it sounds like he is going to miss the start of the season. With the Patriots already thin at receiver, not having Edelman is…


Patriots: Welcome to the Gunn show – Olszewski’s big day propels Pats to 45-0 win

December 7, 2020

(Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Raise your hand if you thought the Patriots would beat the Chargers by 45 points on Sunday. Put your hand down. You’re lying. New England’s special teams unit had two touchdowns, the defense gave up just 258 total yards while forcing two turnovers and Cam Newton only threw for 69 yards in the 45-0 shellacking. Hell, even Jarret Stidham and N’Keal Harry…


Training Camp Position Preview: Tight Ends and Wide Receivers

August 6, 2020

At 34, Julian Edelman is the elder statesman of a talented receiving corp that has a lot of question marks. By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 We’ve got actual football stuff to talk about, it’s a miracle. Now, obviously training camps are going to take a while to truly get going this year with so many different procedures and protocols for players, coaches and staff members to go through. But, still, football is…


Patriots: Julian Edelman proves that he is not just a leader on the Patriots but a leader in his community as well.

July 12, 2020

Julian Edelman‘s response to DeSean Jackson‘s anti-Semitic Post last week proves that Edelman isn’t just a leader in the Patriots locker room but a leader in the community as well. Edelman chose to use what happened as a teachable moment and to educate not only Jackson but other players around the league about the plight of Jewish people and how they are still dealing with anti-semitism. Edelman wasn’t the…


Patriots Draft: Wide receiver may not be a need for the Patriots after all

April 12, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj The 2020 NFL Draft is quickly approaching, and while everyone and their grandmother has an opinion on which route the Pats should go with their picks, whether it be defensive tackle, linebacker, quarterback or tight end, there’s one thing that Bill shouldn’t do, and that’s take a wide receiver. After the debacle that was the 2019 season, and even during it, people were down on this…


Opinion: It is time for Julian Edelman to go

March 23, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj If it’s a full blown rebuild that Bill Belichick wants on offense, then there’s one guy still left on the roster that shouldn’t be if and when the NFL begins its season. Now that Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski – the longest tenured Patriots remaining, an honor that now belongs to Matt Slater – have departed, there is a seemingly clear emphasis on turning the page,…


NEFJ Notebook: Patriots release Inman and Allen. Activate Edelman and Thomas

August 23, 2019

The Patriots made some moves following Saturday’s pre-season win over the Titans. Here are my thoughts on the moves that were made this week. 1. The Patriots released Dontrelle Inman after the veteran receiver requested his release. Inman has since signed with the Chargers. Inman saw the writing on the wall. He knew he couldn’t beat out rookie Jakobi Meyers and he decided it was better to move on. 2….