Patriots beat reporter

Jim McBride

McBride covers the Patriots for the Globe. A Malden native, he joined the Globe in 1988 as a co-op student from Suffolk University.

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Chatting with actor Bo Svenson about the 1979 classic ‘North Dallas Forty’

By , Globe Staff

The movie’s football scenes are raw and so is the off-field stuff, including hard-partying, locker room banter, and drug use.

jim mcbride | film study

2019 film study: How close was Cam Newton to his vintage self?

By , Globe Staff

Though he played only two games last season, there were encouraging signs about his arm, and now his foot has had many months to heal.

For Cam Newton and the Patriots, there’s big upside in the short term

By , Globe Staff

Multiple injuries, a huge looming payday, and a coaching change combined to spell doom for Newton’s nine-year Carolina run. Now, he's the most established QB in his division.


Patriots sign former MVP quarterback Cam Newton to one-year deal

By , Globe Staff

The 31-year-old Newton, the first overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft, was released in March by the Panthers.