Patriots: Despite lack of results, Belichick still backing offensive system

December 6, 2022

For a little while on Tuesday morning, Bill Belichick was in a good mood, smiling during his press conference and giving thoughtful answers during his first press conference of the week. By the end of it, the media workroom at Gillette Stadium was pretty tense as Belichick answered questions and defended the offensive system, staff and play calling that has been under so much scrutiny this season. “We’re not going…


Patriots: Marcus Jones A Lone Bright Spot in Loss to Bills

December 5, 2022

Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images The Patriots did not have much to smile about after Thursday night’s loss to the Bills, but one bright spot is the play of do-it-all rookie Marcus Jones. Jones has steadily increased his playing time this season and as the snaps have increased his impact has followed. Against Buffalo, Jones played 45% of the defensive snaps, 42% of the special teams snaps and three snaps…


Patriots: With 200th Game Approaching, It’s Time to Appreciate Devin McCourty’s Greatness

November 30, 2022

Thursday will mark Devin McCourty’s 200th game in the NFL, all of which have been played for the New England Patriots. McCourty has been a constant presence in an organization that has reached five Super Bowls and won three championships since his arrival in 2010. He has been an elite free safety during much of his career and is still playing well at age 35. Beyond that, he has been…


Patriots: Our first look at the New York Jets

November 19, 2022

By Mason Sousa, NEFJ Correspondent   The big question is are the Jets a different team from when they last met the Patriots three weeks ago? Is Zach Wilson all of a sudden a competent Quarterback after he beat the Bills? I believe both of those answers are a resounding… no. On the flip side will the Patriots defense continue to be rock solid after the bye week? Will Mac…


Patriots: Breaking Down The Patriots Remaining Schedule

November 14, 2022

The Patriots emerge from their bye week at 5-4 and currently holding on to the seventh and final playoff spot in the AFC. In order for them to remain in playoff position, they will need to run through a difficult second half schedule that is the fourth toughest based on opponent winning percentage as of today. Here’s a look at what’s ahead:  Week 11: Home vs NY Jets Coming out…


Patriots: Grading the Patriots 2022 Draft Class Halfway Through the Season

November 7, 2022

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Patriots are 5-4 and enter their bye week after defeating the Colts 26-3 on Sunday. It has been an inconsistent season so far that has seen a lot of young players given a chance to contribute. With that in mind, here is a look at how all their 2022 draft picks have fared so far. Round 1: Guard Cole Strange, The University of Tennessee…


Patriots Rewind: Seven Points from the Patriots 26-3 win over the Colts

November 7, 2022

The Patriots defense dominated the Colts en route to a 26-3 win. With the win, the Patriots enter their bye week with a 5-4 record. Here are seven points from today’s win. 1. Defensive domination: The Patriots defense was dominant. They had nine sacks and a pick six. Second year Colts quarterback Sam Ehlinger was under pressure all game long and took a beating. He struggled as expected but perhaps…


Patriots: Our first look at the Indianapolis Colts

November 5, 2022

By Mason Sousa, NEFJ Contributor Bill Belichick’s defensive mantra is something to the extent of take away what the opponent does best.  And what the Colts do best is run the ball with one of the best running backs in the game Jonathan Taylor.  With that being said, Taylor’s play has been a little less than desired so far this season.  The Bert Bell Award winner from last year is…


Patriots: Rhamondre Stevenson’s work ethic and maturity are two key ingredients in his success this season

October 31, 2022

Rhamondre Stevenson was the Patriots best offensive player in Sunday’s 22-17 win over the Jets. Stevenson has ascended into the lead back role and while it is easy to point to his physical traits as the reason, preparation and working hard have also played a big part in his success thus far this season. Rhamondre Stevenson postgame @newftbj — Kevin J. Stone (@kstone06) October 30, 2022 After the game,…


Patriots Rewind: 7 Points on the Patriots 22-17 win over the Jets

October 30, 2022

The Patriots got back on track thanks to a 22-17 win over the New York Jets in East Rutherford, New Jersey. The Patriots have now beaten the Jets 13 straight times. With the win, Bill Belichick surpasses George Halas for second place on the all time wins list with 325. Here are seven points on today’s win. 1. Belichick passes Halas: Win today’s win, Belichick now has 325 wins as…