• Patriots: Matt Patricia’s role with the Patriots is shrouded in mystery
  • High School: Latest football proposal fails to address the Thanksgiving conundrum
  • High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Hingham
  • Buccaneers: Brady beats Brees, sets up duel with Rodgers in 14th conference title game
  • Buccaneers: Brady will need to play much better against Rodgers and the Packers
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Patriots: Matt Patricia’s role with the Patriots is shrouded in mystery

The Patriots announced yesterday that they have rehired former defensive coordinator Matt Patricia. The organization did not specify a title for Patricia, only saying that he will assist head coach Bill Belichick in a variety of roles. Patricia is a trusted Belichick assistant who cut his teeth in New England from 2004 to 2017 as a defensive assistant, position coach and coordinator before becoming the head coach of the Detroit…

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High School: Latest football proposal fails to address the Thanksgiving conundrum

A new football proposal for the 2021 season was presented at Tuesday’s MIAA Football Committee meeting. The proposal would alter the current regular season and playoff model. Under the proposed system, there would be a nine-game regular season schedule in which the top eight teams in each division would qualify for the postseason. The playoffs would start the week after the regular season ends with the state title games scheduled…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Hingham

Like most teams around the state, the Hingham football program has had to get creative to keep things fresh. Whether it’s mentally or physically, the Harbormen coaching staff has done everything they possibly can to make sure the squad is ready to go if they’re given the green light in just about four weeks. “My high school coach who actually got me into coaching, and he’s now our quarterback coach,…

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Buccaneers: Brady beats Brees, sets up duel with Rodgers in 14th conference title game

He’s done it again. In his 20th NFL season, at 43 years old, Tom Brady is heading to a 14th conference championship, this time in the NFC after Tampa Bay beat New Orleans 30-20 in the Super Dome on Sunday. Brad has now won two road playoff games without a bye week. He’s done it against one of the best defensive fronts in the league and then against one of…

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Buccaneers: Brady will need to play much better against Rodgers and the Packers

The Buccaneers defeated the New Orleans Saints 30-20 on Sunday to advance to the NFC Championship game for the first time since 2002. With the win, quarterback Tom Brady won his 32nd playoff game as a starter and he will be appearing in his 14th conference championship game. Brady has played in a conference championship in nine of the last ten years. The Buccaneers however didn’t get over over the…

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Patriots: Divisional round a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round matters

The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is here and it is a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round of the draft matters. Of the four games this weekend, only one features two quarterbacks that weren’t picked in the first round. The Buccaneers, Saints match up features Tom Brady of course who was picked in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft and Drew Brees who…

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Buccaneers: Brady faces the ultimate revenge game this weekend against the Saints

Tom Brady does not lose to the same team in the same season often. In fact, prior to losing twice to the Saints this season, Brady has only lost to the same twice in a season six times in his illustrious career. Here’s the list. 2005: Broncos 2006: Colts 2010: N.Y Jets 2011: N.Y Giants 2012: Ravens 2015: Broncos You are probably surprised that it happened more often than you…

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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Holliston

For Holliston seniors Zack Athy, Teddy Ratcliffe, Tristan Benson, Christian Schneeloch and Kevin Lyons, this season has been a long time coming. Whatever the game looks like and whenever the Fall II season actually starts, those five have been strapping up the pads for the varsity squad since they were sophomores and building towards the 2020 (now 2021) campaign. There are 13 total seniors on this Panthers squad, but those five…

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady & the Bucs head to NFC Divisional round

One down, three to go. Tom Brady is now three wins away from a seventh Super Bowl ring after the Buccaneers took care of a pesky Washington Football Team 31-23 on Saturday night in the NFC Wild Card playoff game. Yes, I know he doesn’t play here anymore. If you can’t put your Patriots pj’s away for a little while and root for the single greatest athlete in our lifetime…

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The Patriot League announces that they are playing a shortened spring football season

The Patriot League announced on Friday that they are going to be playing a shortened spring football season. 𝗣𝗮𝘁𝗿𝗶𝗼𝘁 𝗟𝗲𝗮𝗴𝘂𝗲 𝗔𝗻𝗻𝗼𝘂𝗻𝗰𝗲𝘀 𝗙𝗮𝗹𝗹 𝗮𝗻𝗱 𝗦𝗽𝗿𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗦𝗽𝗼𝗿𝘁𝘀 𝗦𝗰𝗵𝗲𝗱𝘂𝗹𝗶𝗻𝗴 𝗙𝗼𝗿𝗺𝗮𝘁𝘀 𝗳𝗼𝗿 𝟮𝟬𝟮𝟭 🔗 https://t.co/P9FBKdtfcU pic.twitter.com/zHXDMxgiCW — Patriot League (@PatriotLeague) January 8, 2021 The league will play fall sports in conjunction with their spring season however the fall sports will be limited to league play. In terms of football, the six teams that make…

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