Patriots Training Camp Preview: Linebackers

August 28, 2020

Rookie Josh Uche must make an immediate impact for the Eagles. Linebacker was a strength for the Patriots last season but thanks to free agency and COVID-19 opt outs, the position appears to now be the weakest part of the defense. Kyle Van Noy, Elandon Roberts and Jaime Collins all left via free agency. Stalwart Dont’a Hightower opted out due to COVID-19. That leaves third year middle linebacker J’Whaun Bentley…


NEFJ Notebook for 6/21/20

June 21, 2020

1. First, Happy Fathers Day to all the dad’s out there. Moms are the glue that keeps a household together. Dads are the foundation. 2. I have to admit, it stung seeing Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski in Buccaneers uniforms. It wasn’t suppose to end this way but thus is life in pro sports. (Photos courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 3. Speaking of the Buccaneers. They have shut down…


Tompa Bay: 2020 Buccaneers schedule breakdown

May 8, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj You didn’t think we were done with Tom Brady talk did you? Not to worry, we’re going to have Tom Brady Tuesday coverage every week here at New England Football Journal to make sure you can still keep up with what the GOAT is doing. Brady will be in primetime plenty this season, bringing Bucs fans the attention for the first time in a long time. For…


College Football: Week 11 Picks vs. the Spread

November 11, 2018

Trevor Lawrence will face a stiff test at B.C. This is the last week before the rivalry games kick in. It is a good week to bet because it will get harder from here. Here are my picks for week 11. Ole Miss at Texas A&M (-13, 67.5): Texas A&M has struggled on the road but they have been tough at home in Jimbo Fisher’s first season. They should cover…


Patriots Pulse Preview: New England Patriots (5-2) at Buffalo Bills (2-5)

October 29, 2018

The Patriots travel to Buffalo tonight to battle the Bills in a pivotal AFC East match up. The Bills have struggled with injuries and inconsistency thus far but they will come to play tonight. Here are five keys to the game. 1. Weather the Turbulence: Sony Michel is out, Josh Gordon is suspended for the first quarter. The Patriots are short handed offensively. They must figure out a way to…


College Football: Week 9 Picks Versus the Spread

October 28, 2018

Trevor Lawrence and the Clemson Tiger roll into Tallahassee looking for a win. Playoff and bowl positioning starts becoming a factor as we head into week nine. Here are my picks for week 9. Clemson at Florida State (+17.5, 48.5): I still have issues with Clemson’s offense despite the fact that they having been playing better. The think the Tigers will win but an improved Florida State will come to…


Patriots Pulse Recap: Patriots 38 Bears 31

October 22, 2018

Game Rewind: The Patriots needed all three phases to come through for them in 38-31 win over the Bears. The offense, defense and special teams all made key plays in this game. As a result, the Patriots secured their first road win of the season. Here are five thoughts on the game. 1. Specials Teams Were Special: You could make the case that this was the best special teams performance…


Patriots Pulse Preview: New England Patriots (4-2) at Chicago Bears (3-2)

October 21, 2018

The Patriots travel to Chicago to battle an improved Bears team that is talented and capable of making big plays. The Patriots survived a 43-40 shootout win over the Chiefs on Sunday night while the Bears blew an 11 point lead in a loss to the Dolphins last Sunday. Here are five keys to this game for the Patriots. 1. Spread the Wealth Offensively: With Rob Gronkowski out due to…


Fantasy Football: Start Em, Sit Em For Week 7

October 21, 2018

There are some quality match ups on the schedule for week 7. Here are five guys you should start and five you should sit. Start Em! 1. Nick Chubb, RB, Browns at Bucs: Chubb is now the man in Cleveland and expect him to get the majority of touches moving forward. The Bucs defense has struggled against the run at times this season so Chubb is a sensible play. 2….