Bedard: I’m back, and ready for the next phase of BSJ

(Adam Richins for BSJ)

Well, I tried to tell you I wasn't really going anywhere and you never know what might happen in this business ...

... I'm back, baby, and I couldn't be more excited.

Can't really get into the hows and whys at this time, but they'll become pretty evident in short order.

We have big plans and a big announcement coming soon that will explain a lot, so stay tuned.

In the meantime, I'll keep doing exactly what I have been doing ... giving you the first-rate, unbiased Patriots coverage you come to expect around here. With much more on the way.