Belichick squashes idea that Zappe could start this Sunday

October 2, 2023

As expected, the Bailey Zappe potential starter questions came up during Bill Belichick’s usual Monday morning press conference after the embarrassing loss in Dallas. While it’s a fair question given how poorly Mac Jones played with three turnovers, Belichick quickly squashed the idea – for now. “I doubt anything would change significantly,” he said. “But, we’ll talk about that. I don’t know. We haven’t gotten to that point yet.” Belichick…


Cowboys 38, Patriots 3 – Embarrassing performance from offense leads to blowout loss

October 1, 2023

Image courtesy of Tim Heitman/USA TODAY Sports Disaster. Abysmal. Embarrassing. It’s the only way to describe the Patriots’ 38-3 loss to the Cowboys on Sunday afternoon in Dallas. The defense gave up just two touchdowns, but Mac Jones turned the ball over three times and was pulled for Bailey Zappe in the third quarter. New England is now 1-3 again and the questions will certainly start to swirl regarding both…


Gonzalez already making a huge impact, wins Defensive Rookie of the Month

September 28, 2023

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots People can criticize Bill Belichick all they want for not taking a skilled receiver or a tackle in the first round of the draft this spring, but it’s hard to argue with the decision to take Christian Gonzalez. The former Oregon cornerback has already been a lock-down guy on the outside for the Patriots and on Thursday, he was recognized as the NFL…


Belichick heaps praise on Cowboys organization during Wednesday press conference

September 27, 2023

Bill Belichick usually always starts his usual Wednesday press conference with an opening statement regarding the upcoming opponent on a given week. But, on Wednesday, Belichick didn’t just give an opening statement on the Cowboys, he gave a 5:03 break down of why Dallas presents so many problems. Perhaps Bill was just sort of talking the opponent up a bit, but it’s probably more of him knowing just how good…


Patriots 15, Jets 10 – Gritty not pretty; Pats grind out much-needed 1st win of the season

September 24, 2023

Image courtesy of Robert Deutsch/USA TODAY EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ – We knew it wasn’t going to pretty, and boy, it wasn’t. The Patriots held the Jets to less than 100 yards of total offense through much of the game (171 total) and made Zach Wilson look as bad as he ever has en route to a desperately needed 15-10 victory on a miserable afternoon in New Jersey. The Patriots offense…


Pats still confident heading into ‘Jets Week’

September 20, 2023

“It’s Jets Week.” That’s how Bill Belichick started his Wednesday morning press conference before getting into the challenges ‘Gang Green’ will present on Sunday afternoon in New Jersey. As worrisome as things have been early on this season, Pats fans have always been able to fall back on the Jets being the Jets to make themselves feel a little better. New England heads into this matchup having won 14 straight…


New Parker contract might tell us a few different things heading into 2023

June 28, 2023

Some pretty surprising news came out on Wednesday evening as DeVante Parker got a new three-year deal worth up to $33 million including $14 million in guarantees. Parker was set to be a free agent after this season and while he’s been steady here, there was nothing that indicated Parker had done anything to warrant another deal until proving it on the field again in 2023. There’s a few takeaways…


DeVante Parker reaches new deal

June 28, 2023

According to reports, the Patriots have reached a new deal with one of their top wide receivers. DeVante Parker has signed a new contract with the Pats, reportedly worth $33 million in three years, to 2025. Parker is headed into his ninth year in the league, and second with the Patriots. He spent his previous time with the Miami Dolphins. Last year, Parker caught 31 passes for 539 yards (17.4…


Is getting Brady Day out of the way early a favor for Mac Jones?

May 11, 2023

Image courtesy of New England Patriots & NEFJ The big news around this area on schedule day was that Tom Brady is coming back for the home opener. When the Patriots host the defending NFC Champion Eagles at 4:25 on September 10, the GOAT will be recognized on what is sure to be an emotional day in Foxborough. To me, it feels way too early. Think about when the Red…


1-on-1 with Troy Brown

April 18, 2023

Image courtesy of National Football Foundation On Tuesday morning, the Patriots held the first bit of media availability heading into the 2023 season. Director of Player Personnel Matt Groh, new offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien and Jerod Mayo all got the majority of the attention as you’d expect, but the other assistant coaches were also on hand to chat with reporters for a bit. I spoke briefly with Pats legend Troy…