Patriots: The Belichick coaching coaching tree loses a couple of branches with the firings of Flores and Judge

January 12, 2022

After the recent firings of Brian Flores and Joe Judge, the Belichick coaching tree currently has no branches in the NFL. There are no former Patriots assistants that are currently head coaches in the league. The Flores firing was surprising. After leading the Dolphins to back to back winning seasons and going 4-2 against the Patriots, you would have thought Flores had plenty of job security. Well, that wasn’t the…

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Patriots Continue Troubling Trend of Beating Themselves

January 10, 2022

AP Photo/Lynne Sladky The Patriots dropped their season finale to the Miami Dolphins, 33-24, on Sunday to finish the regular season 10-7. Next up for the Patriots is a Wild Card Round playoff matchup with the Bills in Buffalo. Before they get there, the Patriots will have to try to break a bad habit of self-inflicted wounds in their losses. In the Patriots ten wins, they have generally played well…

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Patriots: A slow start once again dooms the Patriots in a loss

January 10, 2022

All week long the Patriots talked about the importance of getting off to a good start in their game against the Dolphins. Well, it is one thing to talk about and another thing to do it. After giving up an opening drive touchdown, Mac Jones followed that up with a gift wrapped pick six to cornerback Xavien Howard in the right flat. Before you knew, it was 14-0 Miami and…

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NFL: With season sweep of Pats, Flores proves he’s by far the best coach from the Belichick coaching tree

January 10, 2022

Photo: Phinphanatic.com Is there even a doubt now? Brian Flores is the best head coach from the Belichick coaching tree. Flores led the Miami Dolphins to the team’s first season sweep over the Patriots since 2000 on Sunday and it really wasn’t even close. The Dolphins dominated much of the 33-24 regular season finale. Sure, Flores and his team won’t be playing in the playoffs next week, but the former…

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Patriots: Pats put on another brutal performance against Miami, will play Buffalo on Wild Card Weekend

January 10, 2022

Photo: Getty Images After talking so much all week about needing to build upon the Jacksonville game and gain some momentum heading into the playoffs, the Patriots had arguably its worst performance of the season in the finale against the Dolphins on Sunday afternoon. For the third time in four games since the bye, New England no showed early and built an almost immediate hole that was ultimately too big…

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Patriots: Week 18 Preview and Prediction

January 9, 2022

Photo by Michael Reaves/Getty Images Follow me on twitter: @zcarey13 Hello and welcome to week 18! That feels weird to type but it is our new normal in the NFL after the expansion of the regular season from 16 to 17 games. The Patriots have a division matchup in week 18 with a familiar foe and one that they have some bad memories with, the Miami Dolphins. The Dolphins have…

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Patriots: Get to know the Dolphins

January 9, 2022

The Patriots wrap up the 2021 regular season in Miami against old friend Brian Flores and the Dolphins. The Dolphins beat the Patriots 17-16 opening weekend at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots struggles in Miami are well documented. New England is 17-39 all time and has lost six of the last eight match ups in Miami. To say that Miami has been a house of horrors is an understanding. Here is…

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Patriots: Overcoming the Miami mental hurdle is part of the preparation process for the Patriots this week

January 7, 2022

Miami has not been very kind to the Patriots throughout their history. The Patriots have an all time record of 17-39 against the Dolphins in Miami. It has been especially rough in recent years with the Patriots losing in Miami in 2013, 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 and 2020. It has been an ugly stretch despite the fact that the Patriots have won three Super Bowls during that time span. Addressing…

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Patriots: Pats looking at Miami matchup as an opportunity to get better, not a revenge game or playoff tune-up

January 5, 2022

Photo: Mitchell Leff/Getty Images Sunday’s game in Miami isn’t a revenge game or a tune-up game for the postseason, it’s an opportunity to get better. No more, no less. When the Bills and Jets kickoff simultaneously with the Pats and Dolphins at 4:25, New England won’t know whether the AFC East title is on the line or not until things start to unfold in Orchard Park, which means the Patriots…

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Patriots: Sloppy mistakes ruin Mac’s stellar debut

September 13, 2021

It’s tough to figure out how Patriots fans should feel after the 17-16 opening day loss to Miami on Sunday afternoon. One on hand, rookie quarterback Mac Jones put on one hell of a show with fans filling every seat in Gillette Stadium for the first time in two years, proving he’s more than ready for the challenge of being the next guy in New England. We’ve also learned in…

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