• Patriots: Divisional round a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round matters
  • Tampa Tuesday: Brady faces the ultimate revenge game this weekend against the Saints
  • High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Holliston
  • Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady & the Bucs head to NFC Divisional round
  • The Patriot League announces that they are playing a shortened spring football season
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High School: NEFJ Featured Team of the Week – Andover

Andover senior captain and lineman AJ Heidtke is already committed to play football next year at Brown University, but that doesn’t matter right now. Heidtke and fellow senior captain Ben Entner – who is committed to play at Colby College – along with fellow senior linemen Parker Rankin (UNH perferred walk on) and Charlie Baillaregeon (Endicott) were all set to be the driving force behind a strong Golden Warrior squad…

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New England Football Journalโ€™s Naughty and Nice List

Christmas is here! That means it is time for our year end New England football naughty and nice list. We will pick five individuals affiliated with football in New England that made our nice list and our naughty list. We are going to start with our nice list and then do the naughty list. Nice Jeff Hafley, HC, Boston College: Hafley went 6-5 in his first season at the helm…

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Patriots: Quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch is leaving for the University of Arizona. What does it mean for the Patriots?

Image courtesy of Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe via Getty Images Patriots quarterbacks coach Jedd Fisch has been hired as the head football coach at the University of Arizona. Fisch is expected to depart for his new job immediately. So, what does this mean for the Patriots? Well, in the short term it means that Josh McDaniels will have to coach the quarterbacks for the last two weeks of the…

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Patriots: Recapping Bill Belichick’s weekly OMF appearance on WEEI

Forget what we said about any of the other interviews this year. This one was the best, hands down. Some of the local media has finally had enough of Bill Belichick acting like they’re beneath him and started to (sort of) call him out for answering questions like a child. While there’s still the segment of the media who will forever worship the ground he walks on, there are guys…

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High School: Shifting the winter and spring sports seasons would benefit all sports not just football

An interesting proposal was put forth at yesterday’s MIAA football committee meeting by Shrewsbury Athletic Director Jay Costa. Costa proposed moving the start of the winter and spring seasons back one week. The proposal came after the committee met to discuss the MHSFCA proposal or as I have deemed it, “The Connecticut Plan.” as well as other football proposals. On the surface, this may seem like an idea that would…

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Boston College: Don Brownโ€™s dismissal from Michigan could help the Eagles in local recruiting

Michigan coach Jim Harbaugh has relieved Don Brown of his duties as defensive coordinator. The move is surprising despite Michigan’s struggles on defense this past season. Don Brown's defenses at Michigan the past five years in national ranking (yards per play allowed): second (2016); sixth (2017); eighth (2018); 10th (2019) and 56th (this year). — Bruce Feldman (@BruceFeldmanCFB) December 22, 2020 Brown is one of the most respected defensive coaches…

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Tampa Bay Tuesday: Brady leads Bucs back for thrilling win over Atlanta

Down 17 points to the Atlanta Falcons at halftime and then again late in the third quarter on Sunday, Tom Brady did what Tom Brady does. The Bucs stormed back to tie the game with 11 minutes left, then, Brady hit Antonio Brown for an eventual 46-yard game-winning touchdown to steal a 31-27 victory from the jaws of defeat. It was deja vu for poor Matt Ryan, but more importantly…

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Patriots: Unofficial end to the season means the Patriots have to start thinking about the off-season

Yesterday’s 22-12 loss to the Miami Dolphins effectively ended the Patriots season as they were eliminated from playoff contention. Look on the bright side. At least we don’t have to listen to talk about a “path” anymore. With the loss, the Patriots will now play out the proverbial string against the Bills and the Jets. For the first time in 11 years and only the second time in the last…

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Patriots: Dolphins end Pats’ playoff hopes with ugly win

John McCall/Sun Sentinel For the first time since 2008, the Patriots will not be part of the NFL postseason. New England continued to trot out an offense that couldn’t compete with some high school teams in this state in a 22-12 loss to the Dolphins on Sunday. The lackluster effort leaves the Patriots at 6-8 with two games left against the Bills (next Monday night) and Jets. Just to make…

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Patriots Preview: New England Patriots (6-7) at Miami Dolphins (8-5)

Line: Dolphins by -1.5 Opening Drive: The Patriots and Dolphins are meeting for the 110th time today. Miami holds a 56-54 advantage in the series. The two teams have met three times in the playoffs as well with the Patriots winning two of the three meetings. The Patriots beat the Dolphins 21-11 in the season opener at Gillette Stadium. Miami is a drastically different team now with Tua Tagovailoa starting…

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