Opinion: The new NFL playoff format waters down the playoffs

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April 1, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Could Jarret Stidham make the playoffs his first full year as a starter? We have no way of knowing how good he is until he’s actually under center and all eyes are on him as the new leader, but the NFL sure made it a much more realistic possibility for the second-year QB out of Auburn with the adoption of a new playoff format Monday afternoon….

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Patriots: Patriots top 6 needs heading into the draft

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March 31, 2020

With the NFL Draft less than a month away, we will now shift gears and begin focusing on the players that are available and how the Patriots can improve their roster. The Patriots have been limited in free agency due in large part to their salary cap situation but they could address several needs in the draft, most notably tight end and linebacker. Here are the Patriots top six nerds…

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Patriots: Brady press conference just didn’t seem right

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March 25, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Tom Brady is officially a Tampa Bay Buccaneer following his introductory conference call on Tuesday afternoon. However, Brady sounded more like a child who was being sent away to boarding school immediately regretting his decisions rather than a free agent eager to take on a new challenge.  Brady – as he’s done his whole career – took the high road during the call, refusing to truly…

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Patriots: Eight kicking options for the Patriots following the release of Stephen Gostkowski

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March 23, 2020

The Patriots released long time kicker Stephen Gostkowski today. Gostkowski was scheduled to make $3.5 million in base salary this season. Drafted in the fourth round of the 2006 draft, Gostkowski is the all time team leader in field goals made, extra points made, field goals from 50+ yards and field goals from 40+ yards. Gostkowski struggled through a hip injury last season. He was the second longest tenured player…

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Opinion: It is time for Julian Edelman to go

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March 23, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj If it’s a full blown rebuild that Bill Belichick wants on offense, then there’s one guy still left on the roster that shouldn’t be if and when the NFL begins its season. Now that Tom Brady and Stephen Gostkowski – the longest tenured Patriots remaining, an honor that now belongs to Matt Slater – have departed, there is a seemingly clear emphasis on turning the page,…

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Patriots: The Patriots re-sign Brian Hoyer after committing to give him a chance to start

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March 23, 2020

Photo courtesy of Elise Amendola/AP Veteran quarterback Brian Hoyer was released by the Colts over the weekend and was quickly signed by the Patriots. The Patriots released Hoyer last pre-season after he failed to beat out rookie Jarrett Stidham for the back up job. According to reports yesterday, Hoyer decided to re-sign with the Patriots for a second time because he was told he would have an opportunity to start….

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Patriots: Ranking the top ten moments of Tom Brady’s illustrious career with the Patrots

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March 22, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Day three: I’ve got plenty of food and toilet paper left, but Tom Brady is still a Tampa Bay Buccaneer. It still hasn’t gotten any easier, and since we’ve got nothing but time on our hands, how about a good old fashioned list? I’m a big list guy when it comes to sports, so here’s a look at what I view as Tom Brady’s top 10…

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Patriots: The addition of Adrian Phillips gives the Patriots another versatile piece on defense

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March 21, 2020

After several defections from Foxboro this week including Tom Brady, Patriots fans got a bit of good news on Thursday when the team signed veteran safety Adrian Phillips to a two year deal worth a maximum of $7.5 million dollars. $3 million of it is guaranteed. S Adrian Phillips contract w/ Patriots: Signing bonus: $1.5 million 2020Base: $1.25mRoster: $500k ($31,250k per game)Incentives: $750k 2021Base: $2.25m ($500k g'teed)Roster: $500kIncentives: $750k ANALYSIS:…

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Patriots: Multiple losses on both sides of the ball could lead to a rebuilding year in Foxboro

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March 20, 2020

2020 has sucked so far. Let’s be honest. It is not just because of the Coronavirus. It has sucked to be a sports fan in Boston. First Mookie Betts was traded to the Dodgers. Then the Bruins and Celtics seasons were suspended because of the Coronavirus. The final blow came this week when after twenty years of being a Patriot, Tom Brady left and signed with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers….

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Patriots: 5 ways the Patriots could help Jarrett Stidham as the starting quarterback next season.

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March 20, 2020

Photo courtesy of Maddie Meyer/Getty Images The twenty year tenure of Tom Brady is over. TB12 has left the building and to quote Rick Pitino, he is not walking through that door. The Patriots have to figure out who their next quarterback is going to be. Is it going to be a veteran? Or is it going to be second year quarterback Jarrett Stidham? If it is Stidham, Bill Belichick…

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