// Bill Belichick

The New Brady Six: Super Bowls

With their win this past Sunday, the New England Patriots advanced to their sixth Super Bowl since the start of the 2001 season. It is truly a remarkable achievement. Past great dynasties in the NFL did not have to deal with free agency and the salary cap, making this sustained run of success for the […]

So This is Awkward…Deflategate Continues as NFL Finds 11 of 12 Patriot Footballs Underinflated

Well, this is awkward. Quarterback Tom Brady laughed it off as “ridiculous.” Coach Bill Belichick all but ignored it (on to Seattle!). Wide receiver Julian Edelman said they didn’t feel any different than usual. Vince Wilfork took the bemused approach and claimed ignorance; after all, he just tackles people. Patriots fans scoffed and all but […]

Belichick Says Clock Management Goes Exactly to Plan to Beat Ravens; Wait, What?

Duron Harmon closed the gap quickly, ranging in from center field to position himself perfectly to intercept Joe Flacco’s deep pass looking for Torrey Smith in the end zone and close out a nerve-wracking, come-from-behind win for the New England Patriots. Or so it seemed. Instead of running out the clock with the two minute […]

Notes and Observations Divisional Playoffs: Patriots Advance to Fourth Straight AFC Championship, Beat Ravens 35-31

What an incredible game we all witnessed Saturday night. From start to finish, as a fan, you didn’t have a second to catch your breath. Every snap mattered and in the end it was a couple key plays that turned the tide of the game. The Ravens have been one of the few teams that […]

Colts or Broncos: Should the Patriots Care Who They Play in AFC Championship?

After a rousing, back-and-forth, come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, the New England Patriots will host next week’s AFC Championship for the right to play in Super Bowl XLIV. With their place in the AFC title game decided, eyes turn westward this afternoon for the other game to decide who will play the Patriots […]

Who the Patriots Should be Rooting for Wild Card Weekend

This weekend will present two wild card playoff games in the AFC. The Patriots will be awaiting their outcomes as the results will determine who they play in the divisional round. The third-seeded Steelers will play the sixth-seeded Ravens and the fourth-seeded Colts will host the fifth-seeded Bengals in win or go home Wild Card […]

Patriots and Jets: Two Teams Heading in Oppositte Directions

January 2011. The New York Jets traveled to Foxboro to face the red-hot New England Patriots in a divisional round playoff game. Just a month earlier the Patriots had beaten the Jets on that same field 45-3. However, the playoff matchup was a vastly different story. The Jets physically and mentally beat New England en […]

Notes and Observations Week 15: Patriots Blow Out Dolphins 41-13; Clinch AFC East

It never gets old winning the AFC East. At the start of every year, we have to listen to all the “experts” talk about how the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets are all primed to challenge the Patriots for the division crown. Granted the Bills actually have an impressive defense, and if they only had a […]

Back in Blount: Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount

Cue up the AC/DC: The New England Patriots are back in Blount. Even having galloped over the Indianapolis Colts in last year’s playoffs, which earned him a Sports Illustrated cover with his record setting postseason performance, running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots this past offseason to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But after departing from […]

Notes and Observations Week 8: Brady, Gronk Dominate Bears in 51-23 Patriots Win

Games like Sunday against the Bears highlight just how different the Patriots are than the rest of the NFL. Four weeks ago the Patriots suffered an absolutely embarrassing defeat at the hands of the Kansas City Chiefs. The media basically wrote off Bill Belichick and Tom Brady as washed up and said it was time […]

Patriots Trade for Titans LB Akeem Ayers

It may not be Vincent Jackson, but hey, it’s a start. The New England Patriots sent a sixth round pick to the Tennessee Titans on Tuesday  in exchange for linebacker Akeem Ayers and a seventh round selection in the NFL draft. The deal is pending a physical.

Patriots Block Last Second Field Goal to Outlast Jets, 27-25

Well, that was close. The New England Patriots literally hung on by the tips of their fingers, blocking a last gasp 58-yard field goal attempt by the New York Jets to escape with a 27-25 win at home on Thursday Night Football. Danny Amendola made a surprise appearance in Week 7, catching what turned out […]

Patriots Preview: Why I Wish New England Wasn’t Playing the Bengals in Prime Time (Or At All, Really)

Normally when the New England Patriots play in prime time, I get all revved up for a big game on the national stage.Living in New York City, it means I get to watch the game in the quiet of my own apartment, which I can shatter with epithets and flying objects or (more ideally) overwrought […]

What to Expect From the Return of Brandon Browner

Brandon Browner could see his first action as a Patriot this weekend after completing a four game suspension for a substance abuse violation.  At 6’4” and 221 pounds, Browner is hands down the biggest cornerback on the Patriots roster. He is also a strong, physical corner who produced at a high level while playing alongside […]

Patriot Problems: What Has Caused Poor Start to 2014 and What Can be Done to Fix It

The New England Patriots are sitting at 2-2 following a blowout, 41-14 loss to the Kansas City Chiefs on Monday night. The Chiefs were able to do anything they wanted against the Patriots throughout the game on both sides of the ball and they made the Patriots look like a cellar dweller instead of a […]