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Pats need time ... and patience Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, wondering how long it will take Alex Verdugo to wear out his welcome in the Bronx. … Give the Patriots credit for curing their Mac Jones headache. As for the rest of their moves since the NFL free agent player bazaar … well, if the goal was to stay in the Blue Light Special aisle and take a flier on a few guys, more kudos. That clearly doesn’t equate with new head coach Jerod Mayo’s vow that the Pats were ready to “burn some cash” on player ...

March 17, 2024|Categories: Jerod Mayo, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

Survey says …

NFL players slam Pats in survey Even in February, even with the Celtics looking unstoppable, and the Bruins groping for a way to start winning again, and the Red Sox reconfiguring deckchairs on their completely sinkable club … The post-dynasty Patriots sneak back into the spotlight.  Make that a searing, unforgiving spotlight. In a survey on work environments and player facilities taken by the NFL Players Association, the Patriots landed at No. 29. That puts them three rotten steps ahead of the worst of the worst. Don’t offer any empty alibis. They didn’t get hip-deep in the sludge because Bill ...

March 1, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Jerod Mayo, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

All smiles in Foxborough

Clearly, Mayo is no grumpy, old coach Jerod Mayo has been promoted.  He was an assistant coach for the Patriots. Now he is the head coach. He was a good player. He seems bright and personable. He says he will lean heavily on his co-workers in the Patriots football operation as he digests his new responsibilities. Patriots owner Robert Kraft officially announced Mayo as Bill Belichick’s replacement on Wednesday. Kraft did not say that Mayo is the anti-Belichick; he didn’t need to. From the moment Kraft and Belichick stood at the lectern last week to announce their “parting of the ...

January 18, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Jerod Mayo, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

Whole new ballgame

Mayo won't be Belichick 2.0 Not surprisingly, the first grumble over Jerod Mayo as the man to replace Bill Belichick is the inarguable point that Mayo has never been a head coach of any football team, at any level. Facts are difficult to dispute, though there are lots of New Englanders who aren’t afraid to try. That became the jumping-off point for the notion that Mayo’s administration would simply be Belichick 2.0. That is really an indictment of Mayo’s intelligence.  Belichick was fired in large part because the Patriots’ offense was a monumental disgrace. If the man hired to replace ...

January 13, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Jerod Mayo, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments
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