Eric Wilbur,

Eric Wilbur

Massachusetts, United States

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Recent articles by Eric:

What NFL experts are predicting for Sunday’s Patriots-49ers game

I’m not quite ready to accept mediocrity as the defining characteristic of the 2020 New England Patriots. Despite the overall dominance of the past two decades, there have been plenty of moments like these; periods of doubt cast in the wake of a bad loss, stretches where it seemed like the magic had dissipated, only to reappear with a healthy serving of yolk spread across the faces of those who… → Read More

What NFL experts are predicting for Sunday’s Patriots-Broncos game

So, Le’Veon Bell won’t be suiting up for the New England Patriots in time for Sunday’s game against the Denver Broncos. That could be because he’s chosen to join Kansas City, as reported on Thursday. Or it could be because the Patriots and Broncos have had their showdown postponed. Again. Barring another rash of COVID positives though, the Patriots will get their first game action in since… → Read More

What NFL experts are predicting for Monday’s Patriots-Broncos game

If they shouldn’t have played Monday, a fairly-popular stance in the wake of Cam Newton and Stephon Gilmore’s conditions, then why in the name of Debbie Birx are the Broncos and Patriots still slated to face off this weekend? Not surprisingly, the NFL has itself a burgeoning COVID-19 problem, a situation that anyone outside of Roger Goodell’s circle of Yes Men could have predicted before the… → Read More

Is it time to start worrying about the Buffalo Bills?

It has been 12 years since a team other than the Patriots have won the division. → Read More

What NFL experts are predicting for Sunday’s Patriots-Chiefs game

Commentary If this week’s COVID-19 outbreak within the Tennessee Titans organization is a little more than blip on the NFL radar, then the league’s business-as-usual approach will still prove successful, overall. But if we see more positive tests starting to develop on teams across the country, the NFL is going to have a challenge on its hands. We’ve already seen the uncertain postponement of… → Read More

Sorry, America, the Patriots still aren’t going anywhere

The taste must be brutal, particularly for those who assumed the Patriots would tumble into obscurity in the post-Tom Brady era. → Read More

What NFL experts are saying about Sunday’s Patriots-Raiders game

Just as one first-round draft pick starts to shed the “bust” label that threatened to shadow him, another is on the verge of enveloping himself in the Patriot failure cavern of shame. Wide receiver N’Keal Harry is coming off his strongest outing as a pro, catching eight passes for 72 yards during New England’s 35-30 loss at Seattle. More importantly, it appears that the 22-year-old is building a… → Read More

N’Keal Harry is shedding the ‘bust’ label and forming a bond with Cam Newton

COMMENTARY Maybe it’s time to start taking N’Keal Harry seriously. Was it only a week ago that the Patriots sophomore was at the tail end of jokes labeling him yet another bust in the Bill Belichick pantheon of failed wide receiver draft picks? That’ll happen when your lone magic trick of the day is turning a touchdown into a touchback as he did in the season-opening win against the Miami… → Read More

What NFL experts are saying about Sunday’s Patriots-Seahawks game

Commentary Last weekend was awesome. But as Lou Brown might say, “Don’t ever &%$#@*& do it again.” Watching new Patriots quarterback Cam Newton amass 75 yards on the ground over 15 carries turned out to be an electric way for New England to begin its first season in the post-Brady era. But based on Newton’s injury history in recent years, another such approach against the Seattle… → Read More

So this is what Tom Brady looks like without Bill Belichick

Life without Belichick is already a disorderly predicament for Brady. → Read More

What NFL experts are saying about Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game

COMMENTARY The last time the New England Patriots started a season without Tom Brady as their quarterback, they only managed to win a little event called the Super Bowl. So, what’s the big deal now that he’s gone? OK, so technically, Brady only didn’t start the 2016 season because he was serving a four-game suspension for his part in the worst cheating scandal the NFL has ever seen. You’ve got… → Read More

We should have seen the Tom Brady-Patriots divorce for a long time coming

The script for this one was written on the walls for some time now. We just refused to acknowledge we knew how to read it. → Read More

Reminder: Tom Brady still has a big decision to make

The future of the greatest athlete of his generation hangs in the balance, even if all eyes aren't on him. → Read More

How should Patriots fans feel about cheering for Jimmy Garoppolo? It’s complicated.

We probably have to understand that this is only the prelude to the story. → Read More

What NFL experts are predicting for Super Bowl LIV

Even without the Patriots, it should be a good one to watch from afar. → Read More

Watching Tom Brady play elsewhere is going to hurt

Brady will always be your first love. But he’s one who is already bordering on becoming a dangerous relationship. → Read More

If this is a divorce, Bill Belichick gets custody of the dynasty, not Tom Brady

The dynasty isn’t dead. It’s just turning a page. → Read More

Here’s what experts are predicting for Saturday’s Patriots-Titans playoff game

It will be interesting to note what kind of sendoff Tom Brady gets following Saturday night’s wild card showdown → Read More

After Sunday, the season-long Tom Brady excuse machine just sounds tired

Do we have to be this protective of a 42-year-old, six-time champ? → Read More

Here’s what experts are predicting for Sunday’s Patriots-Dolphins game

If the game were in Miami, all bets would be off, no matter how lousy the competition. At Gillette? Nope. → Read More