Patriots use transition tag on Dugger; Onwenu most likely a free agent

March 5, 2024

Image courtesy of New England Patriots The first major move in the Jerod Mayo/Eliot Wolf era has been made. With the NFL franchise tag deadline at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, Jeremy Fowler first reported the Patriots used the ‘transition tag’ on safety Kyle Dugger at about 2:15. With the transition tag, Dugger is guaranteed to make at least $13.8 million in 2024, but the Patriots have the right to match…


Patriots release JC Jackson

March 1, 2024

The (second) JC Jackson era in New England has ended. The team officially announced that they cut the troubled cornerback on Friday, saving $14 million in salary cap space. The move isn’t a surprising one given the fact that the team is in rebuild mode and New England now has just about $100 million to “burn” in free agency, along with the No. 3 pick. Perhaps, this rebuild won’t take…


Thoughts on episodes 5 & 6 of ‘The Dynasty’

March 1, 2024

We continue our look at the Apple TV+ ‘The Dynasty’ documentary after eposes five and six dropped on Thursday. This will be much shorter than the outrageous 5,000 word breakdown I had for episodes three and four, but in fairness, that Spygate episode was pretty damn entertaining with some good stuff that we’d never seen or heard before. Anyways, here’s some thoughts while watching the most recent episodes… Episode 5…


Latest NFLPA report card paints ugly picture in Foxborough

February 28, 2024

For the second straight year, Patriots players have let it be known just how bad things have gotten around Gillette Stadium. The latest NFLPA team report cards survey over 1,706 players in hopes of highlighting the best working environments or showing who needs help where. The Krafts take quite a hit here with the team ranking 29th overall. It’s the second NFLPA report card in as many years that has…


Wolf opens up about approach to major decisions this offseason

February 27, 2024

Getty Images Ahead of one the most important weeks in recent memory for the Patriots franchise, Director of Scouting Eliot Wolf met with the media during the NFL Combine in Indianapolis on Tuesday morning. So far, so good. The assimilation and transition process into a new era in Foxborough with himself and Jerod Mayo at the helm seems to be going smoothly. “I think the key is just having open…


Thoughts from episodes 3 & 4 of ‘The Dynasty’

February 23, 2024

Image courtesy of Apple TV+ Alright, the first two episodes of The Dynasty didn’t disappoint with a nostalgic look back at the early days of this magical 25 year run, and even some 90’s love for those of us who grew up with Bledsoe being ‘the guy.’ The next two episodes were a bit puzzling, but still entertaining as hell. Episode 3 was an incredible trip down memory lane and…


Hiring of Hightower has been in the works for a while

February 22, 2024

Image courtesy of Nancy Lane (MediaNews Group/Boston Herald) Almost everyone that grew up a Patriots fan was ecstatic to hear that Dont’a Hightower would be joining Jerod Mayo’s staff as a linebackers coach. Almost everyone. There was a small segment of fans that felt this was just a friendship hire. As good as ‘High’ was for the franchise, after so much nepotism throughout the years on the Patriots staff, some…


Changing of the guard has officially started in Foxborough

February 21, 2024

FOXBOROUGH – There was a first day of college orientation type feel at 1 Patriot Place on Wednesday afternoon. Dozens of media members and TV cameras packed inside the media work room to meet new offensive coordinator Alex Van Pelt, new defensive coordinator Demarcus Covington and new special teams coordinator Jeremy Springer for the first time in a press conference setting. Head coach Jerod Mayo (that’s still a little weird…


Slater officially announces retirement

February 20, 2024

Image courtesy of Nick Cammett/Diamond Images (Getty Images) During Jets week to close out a dismal regular season, Matthew Slater joked that the media had ‘already made the decision’ for him when it came to retirement. If we knew, he most certainly knew the time was coming. What felt like the inevitable finally happened officially on Tuesday as Slater officially announced his retirement after a stellar 16-year career with the…


Takeaways from the first two episodes of ‘The Dynasty’

February 18, 2024

Image courtesy of Apple TV+ I’m a little late to the party, but finally got to sit and watch the first two episodes of The Dynasty on Apple TV this weekend. Admittedly having lived through the dynasty days and seen every DVD and read every book possible, I thought this might be just a recap of everything we all already knew. But, the first two episodes were outstanding and provided…