Patriots: Bill Belichick needs to get the memo. The Cam Newton era is over

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December 11, 2020

Bill Belichick is a proud but stubborn man. It was never more evident than after last night when he responded to a question regarding Cam Newton’s status as the starting quarterback by saying “I am glad you asked that. Cam is our quarterback.” Cam is our quarterback? Really? After another abysmal performance and arguably the worse of his short Patriots career, Newton is still the starter? How? He completed 9…

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Patriots: Scouting the Rams Offense and Defense

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December 10, 2020

The Patriots face the Rams tonight in a Super Bowl LIII rematch. While many of the names and faces have changed on both teams, many of the schemes remain the same. The Rams are still a heavy 11 and 12 personnel team on offense and defensively, they still play a 3-4 base despite a coordinator change in the off-season. Los Angeles is well coached and they do not beat themselves….

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (6-6) @ Los Angeles Rams (8-4)

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December 10, 2020

Line: Rams -4.5, O/U 44 Opening Kick Off: The Pats have remained in LA this week after beating the Chargers on Sunday 45-0. Tonight’s game kicks off at 8:20 from SoFi Stadium. This is the just the 15th time these two franchises have met dating back to 1974. New England holds the advantage in this series 9-5, with the last win coming in Super Bowl 53 (13-3). Super Bowl 36…

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Patriots: Welcome to the Gunn show – Olszewski’s big day propels Pats to 45-0 win

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December 7, 2020

(Photo by Will Lester, Inland Valley Daily Bulletin/SCNG) Raise your hand if you thought the Patriots would beat the Chargers by 45 points on Sunday. Put your hand down. You’re lying. New England’s special teams unit had two touchdowns, the defense gave up just 258 total yards while forcing two turnovers and Cam Newton only threw for 69 yards in the 45-0 shellacking. Hell, even Jarret Stidham and N’Keal Harry…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (5-6) @ L.A. Chargers (3-8)

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December 6, 2020

Image courtesy of the Los Angeles Chargers Line: Chargers -2 Opening Kickoff: The Patriots begin a tough week with two games in five days. Sunday New England faces the L.A. Chargers and rookie quarterback Justin Herbert before playing the loaded Rams on Thursday night. This is the 43rd meeting between the two franchises, and New England holds a 25-15-2 advantage. The Patriots have scored exactly 1000 points while San Diego/L.A….

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Patriots: LeGarrette Blount calls it a career after nine seasons

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December 5, 2020

Photo courtesy of Jim Davis/The Boston Globe Former Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount has announced his retirement from the NFL. Blount played for the Titans, Buccaneers, Patriots, Steelers, Eagles and Lions during his nine year career. Blount is most remembered for his time with the Patriots. He played in New England in 2013 and from 2014 to 2016. Blount was a key contributor to two Super Bowl teams in 2014…

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Patriots: Patriots playoff fate will be determined in the next two games

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December 5, 2020

If the Patriots want to have any shot of making the playoffs, then they need to win the next two games. It is that simple. New England is still “in the hunt” at 5-6 but they are currently tenth in the AFC. Given the fact that every other team in front of them has a .500 record or above, they essentially need to win out to clinch the seventh seed….

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Recapping Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF appearance on WEEIn

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December 2, 2020

With WEEI in the midst of its “Giving Tuesday” fundraiser to help “K” cancer on Tuesday, we decided to hold off on the recap of Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF appearance until today. Ordway, Merloni and Fauria had a much happier coach on Monday than they’ve gotten in recent weeks, but there was still a few of those awkward silence Bill moments that this interview is now known for, but it…

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Patriots: Winning ugly is now the Patriot Way

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November 30, 2020

Image courtesy of Billie Weiss/Getty Images Get used to it Patriots fans. Get used to the Patriots winning ugly games like they did yesterday against Arizona. Let’s face it. The Patriots are not good enough to win any other way. They lack the talent necessary to win games by two or more scores. This team is going to be in close games week in and week out. In order for…

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Patriots: Patriots survive ugly day, beat Arizona on Folk’s 50-yard field goal

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November 30, 2020

Image courtesy of Elise Amendola/AP Photo Even when the Patriots win, it’s not fun anymore. I know I sound like a ‘spoiled young fan” but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If 179 yards of total offense and nine completions from your starting quarterback on Sunday was somehow visually pleasing – or even worse gives you confidence that this team can still be competitive in January – no one…

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