• Boston College: Boston College finds it’s new athletic director in Patrick Kraft
  • Boston College: Eagles fortify the offensive and defensive lines in what was another great week in recruiting
  • Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was
  • Patriots: Patriots get creative in extending Chung and signing their rookie class
  • Addazio uses local ties to recruit Massachusetts and New England for Colorado State

Boston College: Jeff Hafley and his staff get a jump start on 2022 recruiting by offering several local recruits

Offensive tackle Sullivan Weidman is a top target for the Eagles in the Class of 2022 Jeff Hafley and his staff have done a tremendous job of securing commitments from several high profile three star recruits for the class for the Class of 2021. Despite that however, they have still struggled to establish themselves in New England. The Eagles coaching staff is hoping to change that by focusing on the…


Patriots: Comparing the Last Dance to last season for the Patriots

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj The Patriot dynasty deserved a better ending. Unless you’re not a sports fan or have been living under a rock, “The Last Dance” documentary on ESPN about the Chicago Bulls of the 90’s has been the most popular thing on television (aside from Tiger King maybe, which I can proudly say Iv’e never seen) during this pandemic. Of course, this is a football site and not a…


Opinion: NFL’s diversity draft pick strategy is insulting and it does not solve the hiring inequality problem the league has

The NFL announced on Friday that owners will be voting on a new proposal next week that would reward teams for hiring minority head coaches and general managers. In the proposal, teams could move up six spots in the third round of next year’s draft if they hire a minority head coach and ten spots if they hire a minority general manager. Naturally, the reaction to this news has not…


Patriots: Brady, McDaniels rift isn’t that big of a deal. It happens more than you think

If the Last Dance has taught anything, coaches and players disagreeing with each other is a way of life in sports. That is why Gary Myers report on Monday that one of the reasons Tom Brady left the Patriots was his deteriorating relationship with Josh McDaniels is a non-story to me. Hard to present an order of why Tom Brady didn't want to return to Patriots. But one thing has…


Boston College: Strength coach Phil Matusz meets with the local media

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Boston College football head strength and conditioning coach Phil Matusz met with the media via Zoom on Wednesday afternoon, addressing a number of topics, but most importantly how the brand new Eagle coaching staff is still finding ways to be productive during these unprecedented times. Athletic departments around the country are dealing with something no one ever thought they’d be dealing with, but for a football…


High School: B.C High OT Erik Russell commits to Wake Forest

Boston College High School offensive tackle and three star recruit Erik Russell announced yesterday that he is committing to Wake Forest. 100% committed!!! Thanks to everyone who helped me along the way. pic.twitter.com/rAcnJnj1xz — Erik Russell (@erikrussell21) May 11, 2020 Russell had offers from Wake Forest, Boston College, Rutgers, UConn, Harvard, UMass, Brown, Dartmouth and Albany. UMass and Dartmouth offered Russell at the end of last year but a flurry…


Patriots: It’s time for Bob Kraft to put Bill Parcells into the Patriots Hall of Fame

The Patriots announced this morning that defensive end Richard Seymour was elected by the fans as the latest inductee into the Patriots Hall of Fame. Seymour beat out teammate Mike Vrabel and former Patriots coach Bill Parcells. Seymour winning the fan vote is not a surprise. Big Sey was a fan favorite and a stalwart on three Super Bowl winning teams. You could say the same thing about Vrabel but…


Patriots: Breaking down the Patriots 2020 schedule with and without fans

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Well, well well, now we know what Jarret Stidham’s first 16 game slate is going to look like…or do we? Now that the schedule is out and the Patriots don’t have it easy by any means, it’s worth wondering whether Bill will start Brian Hoyer early in the year with some tough road games on the docket or just throw Stidham in the fire and see what…


High School: Bishop Hendricken DE Jason Onye commits to Notre Dame

Bishop Hendricken defensive end Jason Onye committed to Notre Dame on Thursday. The 6-5 245 pound defensive end had 17 offers and picked Notre Dane over the likes of Ohio State, Michigan, Penn State, Boston College, Arizona, Virginia Tech, Virginia and Tennessee. 100% Commited, Love Thee ☘️☘️ #GoldRush21 pic.twitter.com/9vNGBAB1tm — Jason Onye (@jason_onye) May 7, 2020 Onye cited several reasons as to why he chose Notre Dame. “It’s a family…


Tompa Bay: 2020 Buccaneers schedule breakdown

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…