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Matthew first joined Pats Pulpit in 2016. His columns mix together Patriots analysis with pop culture references, and always get a sprinkle of humor over the top.

The Patriots’ tanking question has answered itself

No need to put extra effort into losing, the Patriots really are playing this poorly all by themselves.

Pats Pulpit Midseason Awards: Patriots MVP, rookie of the half-year, biggest surprise, and more

With the bye week in the books, it’s time to hand out some awards.

The case for extending Kendrick Bourne

Now that the trade deadline has come and gone, and Kendrick Bourne is on the last year of his contract, here are all the reasons he should stay in New England.

Patriots’ screen plays still going as badly as you think

When New England runs screen plays, they’re not going great.

Nothing else will matter if the Patriots’ offensive line stays like this

Weapons, scheme, playcalling, all of it is a moot point if nobody can block.

It’s OK to be excited about (what looks like) improvement

It would appear that the Patriots are making progress on fixing what clearly didn’t work last year. We think that is good.

Patriots season predictions: Will New England return to the playoffs?

The Pats Pulpit staff shares its predictions how the upcoming 2023 season will go for New England.

It’s OK to have mixed feelings on the Patriots’ failed pursuit of DeAndre Hopkins

As with many team-building options, it’s not all bad, and it’s not all good.

‘Playcallers’ podcast reveals more of how the Patriots broke the Rams in Super Bowl LIII

The Athletic’s new podcast series on the Shanahan coaching tree gets into the nuts and bolts on just how masterful the Patriots’ defensive gameplan was.

Bill Belichick finally shares some of his draft philosophies

The Patriots’ head coach has given us another peek into the method behind the madness of his draft approach.