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Patriots: Ugly loss to Broncos reinforces that the system can only overcome so much

Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The Patriots lost an ugly game to the Denver Broncos today. A game that proved no matter how good a coach Bill Belichick is and how effective the system is, you cannot overcome a pandemic and a lack of talent. Thanks to COVID-19, the Patriots have barely practiced the past two weeks. Multiple players including Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore have landed on the COVID-19…


Patriots Preview: Denver Broncos (1-3) at New England Patriots (2-2)

Line: Patriots -7.5 Opening kickoff: The Patriots and Broncos are meeting for the first time since 2017. The Patriots beat the Broncos 41-16 at Sports Authority Field. The Patriots will host Denver for the first time since 2014 when New England beat the Broncos, 43-21, at Gillette Stadium. Denver leads the overall series 26-22 and are 4-1 in the postseason against the Patriots. Here are three offensive and defensive keys…


Alumni Point of View: Former Boston College quarterbacks weigh in on Phil Jurkovec and direction of the program

Saturday night’s result against Virginia Tech aside, it’s pretty safe to say that Phil Jurkovec appears to be the next great quarterback in a long line of them over at The Heights. Flutie, Foley, St. Pierre, the Hasselbecks, Ryan, Jurkovec. The name just fits, doesn’t it? The game against the Hokies wasn’t pretty, but, entering the weekend “Thrill” Jurkovec has shown that he’s capable of some pretty eye-popping performances. What’s…


Patriots: Scouting The Broncos Offense and Defense

The Patriots and Broncos will finally meet at Gillette Stadium this Sunday. After two weeks of uncertainty surrounding positive COVID-19 tests, the two long time AFC rivals will meet again. Broncos coach Vic Fangio is in his second season as head coach of the Broncos. Fangio is a defensive coach who made his reputation as a long time coordinator. His defenses are known for being multiple and he does a…


Boston College: Eagles take step back with 40-14 loss in Blacksburg

Through its first four games this season, Boston College took advantage of opportunities given to them by their opponents. For weeks now, head coach Jeff Hafley has talked about needing to eliminate self inflicted mistakes despite being able to win three of his first four games as a head coach. Whether it was Texas State letting the Eagles back in the game late, or whether it was Pitt missing an…


UMass: Minutemen struggle in all three phases in 41-0 loss to Georgia Southern

Image courtesy of AJ HENDERSON/GEORGIA SOUTHERN ATHLETICS STATESBORO, GA: UMass finally made their long awaited 2020 season debut against the Georgia Southern Eagles and despite it being a new season, the results were the same as last season for the Minutemen in a 41-0 loss. Despite getting blown out. Minutemen head coach Walt Bell was just glad to be out there. “Obviously the result is not what we wanted but…


Boston College Preview: Boston College Eagles (3-1) at Virginia Tech Hokies (2-1)

Line: Virginia Tech -12 Opening Kickoff: Boston College and Virginia Tech meet for the 29th time in series history. The Eagles are 10-18 all-time against the Hokies. The Eagles beat Virginia Tech 35-28 in the 2019 season opener at Alumni Stadium. Boston College is 5-7 all time at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg. The last visit to Blacksburg for the Eagles was in 2018, a game they won 31-21. The Hokies…


UMass Preview: UMass Minutemen (0-0) at Georgia Southern Eagles (2-1)

Line: Georgia Southern -31 Opening kickoff: UMass and Georgia Southern have met four previous times. UMass beat Georgia Southern at home, 55-20, on Oct. 21, 2017. The Eagles returned the favor in 2018 with a 34-13 win. The history of the two programs goes back aways. UMass beat Georgia Southern 55-43 in 1998 for the FCS (I-AA) National Championship. Here are three offensive and defensive keys for the Minutemen. 3…


High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Springfield Central

Image courtesy of Gage Nutter While programs continue to struggle with a lack of direction from local decision makers (yes, I’m still on this), the defending Division 3 Super Bowl champion Springfield Central program is in an even greater state of uncertainty than they were before. It was recently announced that Springfield Public Schools would be temporarily pausing all athletic events and practices for two weeks after a positive Covid…


UMass: Getting the young guys experience is goal number one this season.

No one knows how many games UMass will play this season. Right now they only have one game scheduled but there are rumors circulating that they at least two others games in the works. Regardless of how many games they are playing, one thing is for sure. Play the young guys is important for the Minutemen this season. The 2020 season is about development and getting better. It’s not going…