Bill Belichick spoke on Friday, shedding some light on the state of the Patriots.

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July 31, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 For the first time since signing Cam Newton and since six of his players opted out of this odd season on the horizon, Bill Belichick spoke to the media via Zoom on Friday. The 20-ish minute call also aired on NBC Sports Boston and Belichick had quite a few interesting things to say, something that I’m not sure many people saw coming. Bill openly supported the players…

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Sports are the ultimate reality TV show and the 2020 NFL season could be wildest one yet

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July 29, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 I am not a reality TV fan, never have been, never will be. Having said that, sports are the ultimate reality TV show, and this year’s NFL season may be the wildest version of reality  television that we’ve ever seen. What’s most important to remember this season is why we watch as sports fans. We watch because usually (sketchy NBA referees aside) we don’t know what…

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Some final thoughts before NFL camps ramp up this week

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July 26, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 Well, here we are. After months of questioning whether or not the NFL would truly be able to plow ahead like they thought they could, training camps are set to pick up steam this week. There’s still quite a bit of uncertainty as to how the regular season may look, but at the very least we should have some actual football topics to discuss starting soon….

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Chiefs sign Mahomes to 10-year extension, was it worth it?

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July 6, 2020

By Kevin J. Stone/@kstone06 On Monday afternoon Kansas City decided to make Pat Mahomes a Chief for life. Ironically enough giving the near baseball player a baseball-like contract. The Super Bowl-winning QB signed a 10-year, $450 million extension that could ultimately turn into $503 million. The most important part of the deal though, is the $141.48 million he will have in injury guarantees. My first reaction was to laugh. Not…

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Patriots: 2020 Patriots could better off with Newton than they would be with Brady

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July 1, 2020

Image courtesy of ESPN.com By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 The 2020 Patriots as constituted are better off with Cam Newton as their quarterback. Now, since most people only see, read and hear what they choose to see, read and hear, let me be PERFECTLY CLEAR about this… Tom Brady is the greatest quarterback of all time. Tom Brady will always be better than Cam Newton. Tom Brady deserves a statue outside Gillette…

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Patriots: Ho, Hum, Pats, Belichick put in timeout again by NFL

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June 29, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06 Ho, Hum, the Pats got punished again. On Sunday night just minutes after the stunning news that they had signed Cam Newton, the punishment from “SpyGate Two” came down (that’s not by coincidence either) and it was fairly heavy. New England was fined a million dollars, lost a third round draft pick in 2021?and are banned from having any team production crews from being at games for…

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Brady as a Buccaneer: First Look

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June 16, 2020

All photos courtesy of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj  Is everyone ok? The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Tom Brady unveiled “official” photos of him in the uniform for the first time on Tuesday, and social media quickly buzzed. I am in the minority here and think he actually looks kind of normal – in a time where there is none – or at least it doesn’t seem as…

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Opinion: Enough with the fake crowd noise talk

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June 8, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj Alright, enough with the idea of piping in crowd noise using actual stadium speakers. For some mind boggling reason, adults can’t seem to be able to live with the fact that there is a real possibility that every NFL game this season will look, sound and feel different. In a time where nothing is normal, dealing with empty football stadiums on Thursday, Sunday and the occasional Saturday…

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Opinion: Random thoughts on the week that was

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May 30, 2020

By Kevin Stone/@kstone06/@newftbj For the first time since what feels like March, we’ve had a bit of a dead period this past week in terms of football news. As both college football and the NFL continue to try and navigate the pandemic and get athletes back into buildings to safely begin working out with teammates, here’s a few random thoughts on the world of football as we head into June:…

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

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May 18, 2020

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…

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