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Author: Steve McGuire

All Eyes on Patriots Defensive Backfield

The New England Patriots secondary continues to be a popular headline as the 2018 off-season grows closer. On Monday, safety Devin McCourty released a statement that Malcolm Butler‘s benching was common knowledge in the days leading up to Super Bowl LII. The inconsistency in stories surrounding Butler’s absence in the 41-33 championship loss mirrors the inconsistency in play that fans saw all season long from the Patriots defensive backfield. Although a weak division will likely propel the Patriots to another postseason appearance, a sixth ring for New England will continue to escape their grasp unless the defensive issue is rectified. All...

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San Francisco 49ers Sign Jimmy Garoppolo to Five-Year Contract

According to the NFL Network’s Mike Garafolo, the San Francisco 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to a five-year deal. The contract will net Garoppolo $137.5 million over the next five years. At the time of the signing, the contract became the biggest average-per-year contract in NFL history at $27.5 million per year, half a million more per year than Matthew Stafford‘s previously record-holding contract. The 49ers and QB Jimmy Garoppolo have agreed to a five-year, $137.5 million contract, source says. The biggest deal in NFL history on a average-per-year basis. — Mike Garafolo (@MikeGarafolo) February 8, 2018 The New England Patriots shocked the...

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Tom Brady Wins NFL MVP

In his 18th season in the National Football League, Tom Brady has collected his third NFL Most Valuable Player distinction. The veteran quarterback for the New England Patriots won the award after his 2007 and 2010 seasons. Brady’s three MVP awards put him in elite company. Jim Brown, Brett Favre, and Johnny Unitas each won the award thrice during their illustrious careers. Peyton Manning, the ever-present comparison for Brady in the conversation for greatest of all time, maintains a strong lead with five league MVP awards. The spotlight has followed every one of Tom Brady’s moves this season. From preseason speculation about his aging frame...

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New England Patriots Super Bowl LII Matchups

FOXBORO, MA – DECEMBER 06: Brandon Graham #55 of the Philadelphia Eagles attempts to tackle Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots during the second half at Gillette Stadium on December 6, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images) New England Patriots fans have been talking about this game since February 6, 2017. Philadelphia Eagles fans have been waiting for this rematch since February 7, 2005. On Sunday, the Patriots will look to clinch their sixth franchise Super Bowl victory in a long-awaited rematch of Super Bowl XXXIX. Every game comes down to matchups, and the...

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New England Patriots Off Week Injury Update

The week after the conference championship games is often a week to focus on rehabilitating injured players and begin devising a plan for taking down the opposing conference’s juggernaut. Bill Belichick reminded us with a smile on Wednesday that the New England Patriots never take a day off. As the Patriots progressed through the so-called off-week, the injury report made some interesting developments. Wednesday, January 24 Did Not Participate Rob Gronkowski and Deatrich Wise Jr. were both absent from practice on Wednesday. Such a designation was expected from Gronkowski. The Patriots star tight end took a brutal shot to the helmet from Jacksonville Jaguars safety Barry Church...

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