Patriots: Patriots offensive line injuries are starting to become an issue

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September 19, 2019

The Patriots suffered another injury along the offensive line when left tackle Isaiah Wynn was placed on I.R with turf toe yesterday. Wynn can return to practice in six weeks and after two weeks of practice, would be eligible to play on November 17th against the Philadelphia Eagles. Replacing Wynn will not be easy. In fact, it will be easier to replace David Andrews than Wynn. Left tackles are harder…

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College: Thoughts on week 3 in New England college football

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September 18, 2019

The Eagles defense was reminded on Friday night that they are young. Week 3 featured Boston College getting trumped by Kansas in a game many felt the Eagles were going to win. Here are my thoughts on the week that was in New England college football. 1. Friday night’s loss to Kansas was a bad loss for many reasons for Boston College. It is a loss on and off the…

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High School: Thoughts on Week 2

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September 17, 2019

Jay Brunelle put on a show on Friday night at CM but it was not enough for the Pioneers. Week two of the high school football season in Massachusetts didn’t feature as many upsets. There were however some lopsided wins. Here are my thoughts. 1. St. John’s Shrewsbury acquitted itself well in a 35-21 loss to Catholic Memorial. The Pioneers have the skill to match up and keep it close….

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Patriots Rewind: Patriots 43 Dolphins 0

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September 15, 2019

After a sluggish first half, the Patriots took control in the second half and buried the Dolphins 43-0. The story will be the debut of Antonio Brown but the dominant performance of the defense should be the real story. They were once again tremendous. Here are five thoughts on this game. 1. Solid debut for Antonio Brown: Brown caught 4 passes for 56 yards and a touchdown. He was targeted…

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Patriots: New England Patriots (1-0) at Miami Dolphins (0-1)

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September 15, 2019

Miami has traditionally been a house of horrors for the Patriots through the years and many felt with Brian Flores leading the Dolphins, that would continue to be the case. Instead, the Dolphins are rebuilding and tanking for all intents and purposes. They might just have the worst roster in the NFL. All of sudden what used to be tough game now appears to be a winnable game. Here are…

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X’s and O’s: 5 routes that are most effective for Antonio Brown

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September 15, 2019

The Patriots have activated Antonio Brown and plan to play him today against the Dolphins. Brown is one of the best route runners in the NFL. He is quick, fluid and shows terrific body control when getting in and out of breaks. He is an easy target for his quarterback to play with. Here are five routes that Brown runs well and can get open on at anytime. Diagram 1:…

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UMass: UMass Minutemen (0-2) at Charlotte 49ers (1-1)

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September 14, 2019

The Minutemen beat Charlotte in Amherst last season 49-31. UMass will look to bounce back from a bad loss to Southern Illinois last week. It has been a tough start to the season for the Minutemen, particularly the defense. UMass needs to turn things around and quickly otherwise a bad start could snowball into a bad season. Here are three keys to the game. 1. Quarterback carousel: Both redshirt senior…

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College: New England college football preview for week 3

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September 14, 2019

Maine and Towson have played some great games in recent years and today should be no different. Five local programs are in action this week. Here is a preview of the five games. #B Towson Tigers (2-0) at #7 Maine Black Bears (1-1): A huge early season match up in the CAA as the two favorites in the conference square off in Orono. Maine best Towson 35-28 last season. The…

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Boston College Rewind: Kansas 48 Eagles 24

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September 14, 2019

Image courtesy of Greg M Cooper, USA Today Game Rewind: The Eagles simply didn’t show up. After trailing 28-27 at the half, the Eagles defense imploded in the second half giving up three touchdowns en route to 48-27 loss. Here are five thoughts from the game. 1. Defense gets exposed: I talked about in my preview of the game how important it was for this defense to continue to improve….

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Boston College: Kansas Jayhawks (1-1) at Boston College Eagles (2-0)

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September 13, 2019

The Eagles go under the light tonight as they host Les Miles and the Kansas Jayhawks at the Heights. The Eagles are coming off of a 45-13 win over Richmond while the Jayhawks are coming off of a tough 12-7 loss to Coastal Carolina. In his first year in Lawrence, Miles has created a buzz with the Jayhawks but Kansas is clearly rebuilding after the tenure of David Beatty. On…

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