Snapshot: An uplifting experience with cadets at the Air Force Academy

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – There was a neat moment that unfolded Wednesday at Air Force Academy, and it was captured with a photograph that makes me smile every time I look at it. Some background: With the Patriots practicing at the Academy for three straight days, I’m here covering the team for ESPN. That means … More Snapshot: An uplifting experience with cadets at the Air Force Academy

Patriots safety Jordan Richards on protests: Let’s advance the conversation

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. – One of the goals of this platform was to take you behind the scenes at times to get a feel for what it’s like covering the Patriots, and also, to share things from the locker room to help you gain a better understanding with what’s happening with the team. With this in … More Patriots safety Jordan Richards on protests: Let’s advance the conversation

However things turn out in Super Bowl LI, it’s been a meaningful journey

HOUSTON — So the journey will end here in Houston, one way or the other. And I know how this works. In 2007, when the New England Patriots had their perfect season dashed by the New York Giants in Super Bowl XLII, there was a blackout of sorts in the ensuing months. When 2008 training … More However things turn out in Super Bowl LI, it’s been a meaningful journey

Accountability check on final Patriots roster projection

The New England Patriots set their initial 53-man roster on Saturday and let’s do an “accountability check” on how the roster matches with my final projection. QUARTERBACKS (2): Tom Brady*, Jimmy Garoppolo, Jacoby Brissett Nailed it. This was a slam dunk, sort of like the top of a mock draft when you already know the picks. I also … More Accountability check on final Patriots roster projection

Trivia night with Bob Ryan to benefit The Children’s Room

The Children’s Room offers caring support for grieving children, teens and families, and in hopes of providing them a financial boost in their mission, I’m joining the great Bob Ryan to host a “Trivia Night” on Wednesday, June 8. “Trivia Night” will be held at The Social Restaurant and Bar in Newton, Mass. Kickoff is … More Trivia night with Bob Ryan to benefit The Children’s Room

Day 3 of draft sparks thoughts of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. — It’s Day 3 of the NFL Draft, I’m here in the media workroom at Gillette Stadium, and sometimes a random behind-the-scenes thought comes to me. That’s part of the reason this space was created, to take you behind the curtain at times, so here goes … It was Day 3 of the … More Day 3 of draft sparks thoughts of Daniel Te’o-Nesheim

How things changed when Tom Brady news broke

BRISTOL, Conn. — A reporter never knows when a story might break. On Monday, as a three-day NFL Nation meeting was beginning at ESPN, word came down that the U.S. Court of Appeals had reinstated Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension. What happened next? The answer to that was detailed on ESPN’s “Front Row” blog. … More How things changed when Tom Brady news broke