Category: Patriots

Seventh Heaven: Patriots Take on the Falcons in Super Bowl LI

The Atlanta Falcons and New England Patriots will meet in Super Bowl LI at NRG Stadium. The game features the Pats’ NFL leading defense versus likely NFL MVP Matt Ryan and the league’s highest scoring offense. The Patriots open as…

Belichick subtly takes dig at Jamie Collins in post-game presser

There’s possibly no more calculating figurehead with the media than Bill Belichick. He thinks about and knows exactly what he says and does not say in press conferences. He made a point to mention his linebacker group following the Patriots…

The Patriots and their “Trump Epidemic”

On January 12, 2017, I did what I always do: wake up, get some coffee and troll Twitter and Facebook for hot takes in the sports world. I thought the biggest news today was the Chargers moving to Los Angeles…

Doubting Jimmy G is for the Birds

I am not the only one to admit I did not think the Patriots would beat the Arizona Cardinals on the road Sunday with no Brady and an injury ridden offense, but doubting Bill Belichick and the Patriots is just flat-out…

Patriots Should Sign This Veteran QB

With Tom Brady likely being out of commision for the first four games of the season, the Patriots will need another signal caller to back up the third year QB Jimmy Garoppolo. Last year, the team brought in Matt Flynn…

Loss of Easley could haunt Pats defense

On Wednesday the Patriots released their 2014 first round draft pick Dominique Easley after just two seasons in the New England Patriots system. The defensive line went from being one of the Patriots true strengths to an area of concern…

Weekend Hot Take: Pump the Brakes on the Patriots Offseason

Great. We haven’t talked legitimate New England Patriots news in almost two months and now we meet again. Since the end of the season, we have seen the departure of Brandon LaFell, Scott Chandler, Jerod Mayo, and Chandler Jones, in…

Patriots Make Major Moves

I’m not going to say I told you this was going to happen, but I did, like 5 times. Tuesday was a big day in Patriot Nation as the team traded away Chandler Jones to the Cardinals for a pick…

HHTF: Top 5 Worse Trades In Boston Since 2005

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol 4. Inst. 2 5. Joe Thornton for Marco Sturm, Brad Stuart, and Wayne Primeau – 11/30/2005 It took six and a half years for the trade to deliver a Stanley Cup to Causeway. Though it…

Patriots; An ending to forget

The Patriots bull rushed the league on their way to a 10-0 record through the NFL week 11. At that point, one thing seemed certain. The Patriots would be the team that would represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.…

HHTF: A Tale of Two Cities

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Vol. 3 Installment 3 Stop me if you have heard this before. Tom Brady and the New England Patriots are going to play in the AFC Championship game this weekend. After a statement win Saturday…

How Jamie Collins injury could cost the Pats another Super Bowl

Witty rhetoric surrounds Peyton Manning’s noodle arm. Long story short, the guy can’t make NFL caliber throws down the field anymore, but what if I told you he didn’t have to in order to win Sunday against the Patriots? We’ve…

AFC Championship; Toughest part for Pats is the flight

The New England Patriots will pack up and head west to the Mile High City to take on, guess who, Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos. The game comes with all the storylines the NFL could offer. Quarterback controversy in…

HHTF: A Defining Game for the Patriots

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Volume 3 Inst. 2 Through fifteen years,the New England Patriots have been to six Super Bowls, nine AFC Title Games, and have had ten first round byes, including six in a row. There’s no question they are the…

Compilation of Tom Brady’s funny FB pics

Tom Brady (more likely his PR team) tried something new this season immediately following the scandal known as ‘DeflateGate.’ Don’t worry Pats fans, I’m not going down that road. TB12 and the team made a few funny photos regarding upcoming…

HHTF: NFL Playoff Predictions

Hyland’s Hot Take Friday Volume 3. Installment 1 After a short break over the holidays, my first hot take of 2016 will be NFL Playoff predictions. Each Round will have the matchup and predicted result. WILD CARD ROUND AFC #6 Pittsburgh…

The National Media’s Favorite QB

  Do you remember where you were the morning of January 19th, 2015? Were you at a Dunkin Donuts getting your morning fill? Were you sleeping in on MLK day after the Pats blowout win in the AFC Title Game?…

Belichick got spooked with Gronk injury

The Patriots are used to owning in December. As of the conclusion of December of 2014, the Pats had a winning percentage of .844 since the year 2000 under Belichick going 54-10 in that span. This year, the Patriots went…

Game-plan against the Jets sucked

I think we can all agree that, in New England, we can’t often say a game was mismanaged by the professional football team. Between Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels and the countless other great minds throughout the years, I can’t remember…

2016 Expectations for Boston Sports Teams

Well, 2015 was quite a year here in New England when it came to our sports teams. There was the unbeliavable Super Bowl run by the Patriots, followed by an offseason dominated by Deflategate rumors and details. Currently, the Pats…

HHTF: Patriots Will Still Dominate, Even ‘Post-Brady’

  Hyland’s Hot Take Friday: Vol 2. Inst. 3 For the past few years or so, Boston sports pundits like Dan Shaughnessy and Michael Felger have been discussing the so-called “closing window” of New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. They…

Refereeing has changed the sports fan’s life

Refereeing has been at the forefront of the conversation this NFL season. Various discussions have ruled the airwaves around whether or not the refs should be made into full time employees, and whether or not to get younger talent at…

Injuries finally catch up to the Patriots

Say what you want. Officiating didn’t help the Patriots, but it didn’t sink them on Sunday Night Football. If you think it did, you’re in denial. Injuries to Brady’s top four weapons in the 2015 season sunk them and it…

Can Patriots overcome injuries on Sunday night?

The Patriots will face their toughest test of the 2015 NFL season when they travel to mile high Denver Colorado to take on the Broncos. Denver does a lot of things well, especially on defense, and it’s going to take…

Patriots shifting offensive philosophy?

Amendola and Dobson are the latest on the list of Patriots that have gone down due to injury. Where is the offense coming from? Chris Harper? Keshawn Martin? It seems like a tough task to ask everything to run through…

Patriots – Bills; What to look for

The Buffalo Bills have come to Foxboro for a chance at redemption. That’s what this game is about for Rex Ryan, who uncharacteristically lashed out at the Boston media this past week. I’m not saying you should be scared of…