Stone: Making the case for Brady’s return following news of O’Brien hire

January 24, 2023

Image courtesy of Matthew O’Haren/USA TODAY Sports Tom Brady, quarterback of the New England Patriots in 2023. Has. nice ring to it, doesn’t it? Whether you think he’s over the hill or believe he still has good football left in him (like I do), you’ve got to admit, it immediately brings back the memories. But in reality, is it all that crazy to think he could end up back here?…


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…


Belichick agrees to changes on the offensive staff. What’s next?

January 12, 2023

According to NBC Sports Boston’s Tom E. Curran, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have already met and that in that meeting, Belichick agreed that there needs to be changes made to the offensive staff. From @tomecurran: Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have had their post-season meeting. Changes are expected. — NBC Sports Boston (@NBCSBoston) January 11, 2023 The Patriots finished 2-5 down the stretch and the offense bore much of…


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: Players honored to be part of Kraft’s 500th game as owner

September 21, 2022

Image courtesy of the New England Patriots On September 4, 1994, Robert Kraft watched as the Patriots suffered a heartbreaking 39-35 loss to the Miami Dolphins. That day, Kraft wasn’t just a lifelong fan, but the new owner of the Patriots after taking over in January. The team got him his first win two weeks later, beating the Bengals 31-28 on September 18, 1994. Nearly 28 years to the day…


Patriots: Patriots Need to Get Kendrick Bourne Back

September 14, 2022

There were many frustrations in the Patriots 20-7 loss to the Dolphins in Week 1, but one of the top ones was the disappearance of Kendrick Bourne. In his first season with New England, Bourne amassed 800 receiving yards and by the end of the season he was the team’s best playmaker. He was one of the few Patriots to play well in the blowout loss to the Bills in…


Patriots: Final edition of sights, sounds & thoughts from training camp

August 17, 2022

What a way to end training camp. Day two of joint practices with Carolina on Wednesday saw another massive brawl, more progress for the offense and continued strong showing from the defense. That and more in our final edition of sights, sounds and thoughts from camp… -Another huge crowd was on hand and I’m sure they all went home happy that they decided to come out. Weather worked out nicely…


Patriots: Seymour’s induction into the Pro Football Hall of Fame important for preserving the dynasty’s rightful place in history

August 7, 2022

Photo: Georgia Bulldogs Richard Seymour officially went into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday afternoon and his induction was critically important for maintaining New England’s place in football history. You would think that the HOF will be littered with Patriots the next decade or so after winning six titles since 2001, but that’s probably not going to be the case. Ty Law and now Seymour will probably be…


Patriots: Robert Kraft, Stanley Morgan, Bucko Kilroy named semifinalists for Pro Football Hall of Fame. All three should go in

July 9, 2022

The NFL Hall of Fame announced on Thursday the 54 Senior Candidates, Coaches and Contributors for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Among them are Patriots Owner Robert Kraft, wide receiver Stanley Morgan and former executive Frank “Bucko” Kilroy. All three are Hall of Fame worthy and deserved to be enshrined in Canton. Mr. Kraft’s accomplishments speak for themselves. Since purchasing the team in 1994, the Patriots have won six…


Patriots: Sights, sounds & thoughts from 2nd OTA practice

May 31, 2022

FOXBOROUGH – The Patriots were back on the practice field in front of the media for the second time on Tuesday afternoon. With mandatory mini-camp set for next week (June 7-9) there were still some guys missing since this week is still voluntary. Bill Belichick spoke prior to practice too, here’s what stood out… -In total there were only 10 guys still missing, which is pretty damn good attendance for…