The present day Patriots have reverted back to the 1992 Patriots

December 4, 2023

FOXBOROUGH-  The Patriots wore their throwback uniforms on Sunday against the Chargers and it brought me back to my childhood. I was a senior in high school again. Pat the Patriot uniforms, bad quarterback play, a bad offense, an half empty stadium and a team that is currently 2-10. It felt like 1992 all over again.  The Patriots are the worst team in the NFL. Yes. Worse than the Carolina…


Seven Points on the Patriots at the bye

November 20, 2023

The Patriots have a bye week this week. At 2-8, they are tied for the worst record in the league. They have not been this bad since 2000.  1. Unexpectedly bad: I don’t think anyone saw this coming. We all thought the Patriots would much improved after last season’s disappointing 8-9 record. Instead, they have been far worse. The offense is a bigger mess than last season, they are undisciplined…


Has Bill Belichick already started to lose control of personnel decisions?

November 1, 2023

For 20+ years, Bill Belichick has had final say over his roster. Presumably, that’s been the case this season too, including on trade deadline day Tuesday. The Patriots chose to stand pat and not part with any of their expiring contracts for draft picks, instead taking the George Costanza route ‘going down with the ship.’ But, has the change with Belichick’s full control of the roster already began? Fans have…


Report: Bill Belichick signed ‘lucrative, multi-year deal’ in offseason

October 22, 2023

Early Sunday morning as tailgates began firing up at Gillette Stadium ahead of the Bills game, a bit of a bombshell broke. NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport reported that Bill Belichick – who’s job security has been in question the last few weeks – actually signed a ‘lucrative, multi-year’ contract in the offseason. “Sources say Bill Belichick during the offseason quietly agreed to. lucrative, multi-year new contract,” he said during NFL…


Have you looked at what’s out there? Firing Bill Belichick may not be the solution

October 13, 2023

In a story published earlier this week by The Athletic’s Jeff Howe, Patriots owner Robert Kraft would not hesitate to fire Bill Belichick. The story cited Kraft displeasure with this season thus far and the overall direction of the franchise as the reasons he would part ways with Belichick.  Both are valid concerns but moving on from Belichick is far from a slam dunk. Have you looked at what’s out there…


Robert Kraft, Stanley Morgan, Bucko Kilroy named semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame.

July 12, 2023

The NFL Hall of Fame announced on Wednesday the 60 Senior Candidates, Coaches and Contributors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Among them are Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, former Patriots wide receiver wide receiver Stanley Morgan and former Patriots scout and executive Frank “Bucko” Kilroy. The Hall of Fame 12-person Seniors Committee narrowed down a list of eligible player nominees to 31 Semifinalists who will advance to the next…


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…


Bill O’Brien addresses a variety of topics in his first meeting with the media

April 18, 2023

New Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien answered several questions today in his first meeting with the local media since being hired in January. New offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien meeting with the media. Great stuff here from OB. @Patriots — New England Football Journal ® 🏈 (@newftbj) April 18, 2023 O’Brien spoke for almost ten minutes and addressed a variety of topics from being back in New England to his…


Dante Scarnecchia being inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame as a contributor is a fitting end to a great career

April 7, 2023

Patriots owner Robert Kraft surprised former offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia at yesterday’s Patriots Hall of Fame nomination committee meeting by announcing that Scarnecchia will be inducted as a contributor into the team’s Hall of Fame. The ceremony is to be held later this year. The news caught Scarnecchia off guard but it is not a surprise. Scarnecchia was an integral part of the organization for 34 years and…


5 reasons why the Patriots should not trade for Lamar Jackson

March 30, 2023

Patriots owner Robert Kraft told the media on Monday that Baltimore Ravens quarterback Lamar Jackson told rapper Meek Mill that he wants to play for the Patriots. Meek Mill and Kraft are friendly and Kraft shared that little nugget with the assembled media. The comment sent Patriots fans into a frenzy. The prospect of Jackson playing for the Patriots conjured up dreams of Super Bowl contention once again. The problem…