// Bill Belichick

2013 Patriots Midseason Report: No Longer Elite?

We are officially midway through the Patriots’ 2013 season and, for the first time in what feels like a decade, the Patriots status as an elite team feels questionable at best and nonexistent at worse. They are 6-2, and look to have the edge on another AFC East title, but not much besides that seems […]

Winning the Wire and Surviving the Bye: Week 7 Sleepers

We’ve passed the mythical midpoint of the 13-week fantasy regular season and if you’ve avoided major injuries consider yourself fortunate.  Injury to one means opportunity for another.  Nick Foles, Joseph Randle, and Keenan Allen are examples of those stepping in for the wounded with a chance to shine in Week 7.  This week puts New […]

Week 6 Notes & Observations: Patriots Stun Saints With Last Second Touchdown; Win 30-27

There’s a reason football games are 60 minutes and Sunday’s game used up every single one. It was a game where the Patriots looked in firm control of after a strong first half, but almost gave it away with cautious play-calling in the second half. The Patriots did everything they could to lose this game […]

Vince Wilfork Out for Season With Torn Achilles

The Patriots just cannot catch a break this season. On Sunday night against the Atlanta Falcons, New England’s star defensive tackle, Vince Wilfork, suffered a torn Achilles in his right foot and will likely be out for the rest of the season. Despite a 4-0 start, the Patriots season has been plagued by injuries, especially […]

Patriots, Gronkowski Differ Over Status vs. Atlanta Falcons, but Who is Right?

Fall foliage was starting to turn, the Patriots were 3-0, and rumor had it Rob Gronkowski was quite possibly maybe hopefully set to rejoin and rejuvenate Tom Brady’s struggling offense for Sunday night’s tilt against the Atlanta Falcons. Life in New England was good. Then Saturday’s Boston Herald report happened. According to the Boston Herald and […]

From Wide Receiver to Movie Theater: Ex-Pat Brandon Lloyd Chooses Acting Over NFL

With the New England Patriots’ rookie wide receivers suffering from a case of the dropsies, Bill Belichick (as well as a number of other NFL teams) reportedly reached out to former Patriot Brandon Lloyd about a comeback tour. Last year’s somewhat disappointing receiver rejected all offers, apparently “neither physically nor mentally ready to continue,” according […]

Bill Belichick, Patriots No Longer the Smartest Guys in the Room

Listen, you can’t screw up a season as bad as the Patriots have screwed this one up so far and we are in week 2 and they haven’t lost. Before the dust settles, this may be on par with the Red Sox decision to hire Bobby Valentine after their infamous collapse in 2011. This was […]

Week 2 NFL Preview: Patriots vs. Jets

If you asked me to preview this game a week ago, I would have chuckled while predicting a laughable score in the Patriots favor. Today, there is no way I can do that. The NFL is a crazy league. The change of feeling has more to do with what I saw from the Pats than what […]

Week 1 NFL Preview: New England Patriots vs. Buffalo Bills

This is it. Week one of the NFL season has finally arrived. It’s a bittersweet time since it also means the end of summer. But I have been anxiously awaiting this week all summer, the time when all the fantasy drafts and projections turn into results that no one saw coming. This year, the Patriots […]

Peter King Picks Patriots to Win Super Bowl

Sports Illustrated’s NFL preview issue is on newsstands, and senior writer Peter King has made his annual predictions, which include a fourth Super Bowl win for the New England Patriots. King also thinks Tom Brady will win his third MVP award in 2013, ultimately leading the Patriots to a 30-23 win over the Seattle Seahawks in […]

Roster Recap: Patriots Cut 13 on Saturday, Have 2 Open Spots

Even though Tim Tebow grabbed all the headlines and hashtags on Saturday, the New England Patriots cut 12 other players and made numerous other moves before then to get its roster beneath the 53-man threshold. So let’s recap who got the ax and other Patriots roster moves going into Week 1 of the 2013 NFL season:

Tim Tebow Tweets His Thanks to the Patriots

You have to hand it to him – the kid’s got spirit, and I’m not talking about the religious kind (though he most likely has that too). After being released by the New England Patriots on Saturday as part of the final cuts to get down to the 53-man roster, Tim Tebow wouldn’t let the […]

Patriots Cut Tim Tebow

It’s official. Tim Tebow is no longer a member of the Patriots! The Patriots have finally come to their senses and released their third string quarterback according to ESPN’s Adan Schefter. In what might have come to a shock to some, Tebow was asked to turn in his playbook on Saturday even before the roster […]

Should Tim Tebow Make the Patriot’s Final 53-Man Roster?

Third string quarterback Tim Tebow has received plenty of attention and scrutiny this preseason as a member of the Patriots. As one of the most polarizing players in the league, some are rooting for Tebow to make the team while others are repulsed by the idea of Tebow playing quarterback in the NFL. Now it […]

Curse of the Cornerback? Patriots Release Ras-I Dowling

Curse of the Bambino. Curse of the Billy Goat. Buffalo. The Madden Curse. Cleveland. SI Cover Jinx. Seattle. Steve Bartman. Cleveland again. There have been a number of famous curses in the realm of sports over the centuries (okay, maybe that only applies to the Cubs) (sorry, couldn’t resist). The New England Patriots could be […]