Patriots: Divisional round a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round matters

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January 17, 2021

The Divisional Round of the NFL playoffs is here and it is a reminder that picking a quarterback in the first round of the draft matters. Of the four games this weekend, only one features two quarterbacks that weren’t picked in the first round. The Buccaneers, Saints match up features Tom Brady of course who was picked in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL Draft and Drew Brees who…

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Patriots: Let the Re”Billed” Begin

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January 5, 2021

The Patriots beat the Jets 28-14 in the season finally to finish the season 7-9. It was the Patriots first losing season since 2000. As soon as the final whistle blew, the focus shifted to the off-season and the massive rebuild that awaits Bill Belichick. How Belichick goes about turning around the fortunes of this once proud franchise will be focus of around these parts for the next six months….

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Patriots: Newton throws three TD’s, Pats end brutal 2020 with a win. Now what?

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January 4, 2021

Photo by Billie Weiss/Getty Images Where was this for the past three months? Granted, it came against the Jets, but the New England offense looked great on Sunday in a 28-14 win to close out the strangest year in Patriots history. Cam Newton was probably playing his last game in a Patriots’ uniform and made the most of it, throwing for 242 yards and three touchdowns without an interception. Newton…

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Patriots: Bill Belichick has been here before. The only difference is, he doesn’t have a quarterback

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December 30, 2020

Bill Belichick has been here before. He has rebuilt franchises before. He did it in Cleveland and he has done it here. The only difference now is, he doesn’t have a quarterback. I trust Belichick to turn this thing around and make the Patriots competitive again but it is going to be hard without a quarterback. The quarterback of the future is currently not in the Patriots building. If Belichick…

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Patriots: 2020 ends the same way it began for Pats, with an ugly home loss

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December 29, 2020

Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images On January 4, 2020, the Patriots lost the first home game of the calendar year when the Titans beat them in the Wild Card round, closing out Tom Brady’s Patriots career. On Monday night, the Patriots closed out 2020 the same way it began, with an embarrassing home loss. This time it was the AFC East champion Buffalo Bills hammering the Pats 38-9 to give…

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Patriots Preview: Buffalo Bills (11-3) at New England Patriots (6-8)

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December 28, 2020

Line: Bills by -7.0 Opening kickoff: The Patriots host the Bills on Monday Night Football at Gillette Stadium. The Patriots have lost two in a row and have thus been eliminated from playoff contention. They are in essence playing for pride tonight. The Patriots lost the first meeting between these two teams 24-21 on November 1st in Buffalo. Tonight’s game marks the 122nd meeting between the two teams. The Patriots…

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

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December 23, 2020

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

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December 23, 2020

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

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December 21, 2020

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

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December 21, 2020

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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