O’Brien set to be new OC for the Patriots, what’s it mean for 2023?

January 24, 2023

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots Patriots’ fans year-long nightmare is over. The forward pass will be returning to Gillette Stadium in 2023. Multiple reports this morning had Bill O’Brien returning to New England to be the offensive coordinator of the Patriots. Someone who actually knows offense will be calling plays in 2023, pretty interesting concept huh? O’Brien will return to the organization for the first time since 2011…


Patriots among five teams that will be playing international games in 2023

January 19, 2023

Image courtesy of @NFLDeutschland On Thursday morning, the NFL announced that the Kansas City Chiefs, Buffalo Bills, Jacksonville Jaguars, Tennessee Titans and Patriots will play games overseas next season. The Patriots and Chiefs are scheduled to “host” home games in Germany and even though they play each other this year, they will not be playing in these games. Buffalo, Tennessee and Jacksonville are slated to play games in London, all…


Covington to coach defense at Reese’s Senior Bowl

January 18, 2023

Image courtesy of @seniorbowl Since last March when he was spotted working with players alongside Jerod Mayo and Brian Belichick at a Boston College spring practice, DeMarcus Covington has had his eyes on young college prospects while also coaching the defensive line to a strong season despite missing the playoffs. Now, he’ll have a chance to get up close and personal with the most elite college talent in the country…


Patriots release statement regarding Mayo extension talks & pursuit of new OC

January 12, 2023

Image courtesy of Fox Sports The Patriots were rather un-Patriot like on Thursday night. Right around 7 P.M., the team released a statement that said the following: “The New England Patriots and Head Coach Bill Belichick have begun contract extension discussions with Jerod Mayo that would keep him with the team long-term. In addition, the team will begin interviewing for offensive coordinator candidates beginning next week.” The news on Mayo comes…


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 season ends in Buffalo for second straight year

January 8, 2023

Image courtesy of AP Photos Despite a valiant effort in difficult circumstances, the Patriots saw their season ended in Buffalo on Sunday for the second straight year. In a cauldron of raw emotion, New England fought through it, but fell 35-23 to the Bills in the season finale. With Pittsburgh beating Cleveland and Miami beating New York, it ended any hopes of the Patriots still getting into the tournament despite…


Patriots: Mayo’s leadership, experience helpful as players prepare for Bills

January 6, 2023

FOXBOROUGH – Jerod Mayo has played in and coached in some extremely difficult environments during his time with the Patriots organization. But even he can’t really prepare the defensive unit for what they might have to deal with on Sunday. With the news that Damar Hamlin was incredibly Face-Timing with teammates on Friday morning, the level of emotion the Pats will face when walking into Buffalo will be unlike anything…


Patriots: Despite uncertainty surrounding Sunday, Pats begin preparation for win-and-in game against Buffalo

January 4, 2023

FOXBOROUGH – As local cameramen and camerawomen began setting up for the weekly Bill Belichick press conference on Wednesday morning, other media members started to trickle in. It felt like any other Wednesday during the regular season. Suddenly, about a half hour before Belichick was about to speak, everyone was notified that the NFL had allowed both the Patriots and the Bills to postpone media availability for another day given…


Patriots: Defense & just enough offense help Pats keep playoff hopes alive

January 1, 2023

Image courtesy of ESPN FOXBOROUGH – Pats and Dolphins, playoff berth on the line in unseasonably warm weather. It truly didn’t get much better than the scene at Gillette Stadium to open 2023 on New Year’s Day Sunday afternoon. Thanks to a huge play from Kyle Dugger and just enough offensive output, the Pats opened the New Year by keeping playoff hopes alive with a 23-21 win over Miami. Now…