New England Patriots

DB’s Weekly Take: The “Patriot Way” is a myth 

DB’s Weekly Take: The “Patriot Way” is a myth 

Antonio Brown played his first game in a Patriots uniform on Sunday against the Miami Dolphins. He did about as well as could be expected in his debut, catching four passes for 56 yards, including a 20-yard touchdown. However, this performance shows less about Brown and more about the Patriots organization. 

Hey Seanny J: Overreacting to NFL Week One 

Hey Seanny J: Overreacting to NFL Week One 

With the first week of professional football in the books, we have quite a bit of reflecting to do. An entire offseason of guessing how each team will look when the lights come on has finally come to fruition, and man, do some of those predictions look bad. Here are my three [over]reactions.

Column: How will Antonio Brown affect the Patriots? 

Column: How will Antonio Brown affect the Patriots? 

Ever since training camp started, Antonio Brown has been at the forefront of NFL media attention. First, due to his frostbitten feet which caused him to miss several practices. Then, due to his helmet controversy with the league. Then, because of a screaming match and near fist fight with Oakland Raiders GM Mike Mayock over fines.

Column: Sean’s NFL Week One primetime picks 

Column: Sean’s NFL Week One primetime picks 

It’s September. Temperatures are dropping, the leaves are changing, but most importantly, football is BACK! We have a slate of four primetime games that feature two divisional matchups, a powerful AFC rivalry and some interesting interconference play between Houston and New Orleans. Tom Brady, Drew Brees, Aaron Rodgers, Ben Roethlisberger and Deshaun Watson headline primetime as five of the best quarterbacks in the league. Vegas predicts that all four games will be decided by one possession, so prepare for some close and exciting games. 

Roundtable: Favorite Gronk moment

Roundtable: Favorite Gronk moment

Over his nine-year career, Gronk gave me some unforgettable moments, but the one that jumps out to me the most is when he single-handedly beat the Steelers in Week 15 of the 2017 season. In a game that was crucial for playoff positioning, Tom Brady turned to his most dependable receiver, and Gronk did not disappoint.

Column: Why do we hate-watch sports?

Column: Why do we hate-watch sports?

If you’re unfamiliar, “hate-waIf you’re unfamiliar, “hate-watching” is this (pretty dumb, if you ask me) trend of watching a TV show or movie that you hate, simply so you can criticize and make fun of it. But here’s the key: You actually want to watch it, as in you must get some joy or humor out of it. It’s a guilty pleasure of sorts. tching” is this (pretty dumb, if you ask me) trend of watching a TV show or movie that you hate, simply so you can criticize and make fun of it. But here’s the key: You actually want to watch it, as in you must get some joy or humor out of it. It’s a guilty pleasure of sorts. 

Column: Gronkowski retirement would make sense

Column: Gronkowski retirement would make sense

Football takes a toll on the body and Gronk has taken more than his fair share of injuries. Since entering the league, Tom Brady’s favorite target has suffered a fractured forearm, a fractured back, a high ankle sprain and multiple concussions, including one just three weeks ago when he played against the Jacksonville Jaguars.

Point/Counterpoint: Whose loss is worse?

Point/Counterpoint: Whose loss is worse?

Perhaps the worst part of being a sports fan is suffering tough, heartbreaking losses. For Fandom Week, this week’s Point/Counterpoint pits Boston fans against New York fans in a debate about their worst losses.

Point/Counterpoint: More surprising start to the season, Jets or Patriots?

Point/Counterpoint: More surprising start to the season, Jets or Patriots?

It was a hot topic making the rounds on Twitter after NFL week four and a question no one expected to be pondering; here we are, four weeks in, and AFC East foes the New England Patriots and the New York Jets are both 2-2. Yes, the same Patriots you maybe heard rumored to be capable of going undefeated and the same Jets capable of pulling off the inverse. Neither fan base anticipated being here, but the question still needs to be answered, which team’s status is more surprising?

Column: This season could be last hurrah for Brady, Patriots

Column: This season could be last hurrah for Brady, Patriots

The New England Patriots will begin the 2017 season with expectations similar to those they have had for the last 15-plus years. With Tom Brady still under center and with little signs of drop-off, the Patriots are the favorites to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl once again.

Beyond that, the future gets remarkably cloudier.