// Bill Belichick

Patriots Linebacker Dont’a Hightower Out 6-7 Months

Patriots linebacker Dont’a Hightower will be sidelined for the next six to seven months due to surgery that repaired a torn labrum in February. Hightower sustained the injury during the 2014 season and played with it throughout the playoffs and Super Bowl. Hightower was coming off arguably his best season with the team in which […]

Legacy for Bill Belichick and Tom Brady? Not So Fast

When Tom Brady and Bill Belichick hoisted the Lombardi trophy for the fourth time Sunday, they had accomplished a rare feat. It was Belichick’s sixth Super Bowl Championship (fourth as a head coach) and Brady’s fourth as a player. Belichick tied Chuck Knoll as head coaches to win four and Brady tied Joe Montana and […]

Notes and Observations, Super Bowl XLIX: Patriots are Champions Again!

Super Bowl XLIX lived up to the hype and then some. Sunday night saw the match-up of the two best teams in the NFL go down to the wire to decide the champion. Every snap counted and every second felt like an eternity, which is exactly how the Super Bowl is supposed to be. As […]

Super Bowl XLIX Fever Strikes as Patriots and Seahawks Kickoff Approaches

It’s here. It’s finally here. After two long weeks, the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks are finally set to kickoff later today for the Vince Lombardi trophy. But the long awaited arrival of Super Bowl XLIX has brought something else along with it: an outbreak of Super Bowl fever throughout New England. Super Bowl […]

Video: Bill Belichick Deflate-Gate Press Conference

In a surprise, stunning press conference, Patriots coach Bill Belichick defended his team against both deflate-gate and even Spygate allegations. Watch raw video of the press conference here (video will expire Sunday afternoon). ESPN also has video here. Patriots.com has the video here. Here are some of his notable quotes: ABOUT DEFLATE-GATE “I believe now […]

The National Media is to Blame for Deflategate Outrage

Only in America would every major national news station cover the press conference of a man discussing the inflation levels of some footballs. All this outrage has been drummed up by the media, which is not shocking in the least. Thanks to the 24-hour “news” cycle we get to listen to so-called experts speculate for […]

The New Brady Six: Super Bowls

With their win this past Sunday, the New England Patriots advanced to their sixth Super Bowl since the start of the 2001 season. It is truly a remarkable achievement. Past great dynasties in the NFL did not have to deal with free agency and the salary cap, making this sustained run of success for the […]

So This is Awkward…Deflategate Continues as NFL Finds 11 of 12 Patriot Footballs Underinflated

Well, this is awkward. Quarterback Tom Brady laughed it off as “ridiculous.” Coach Bill Belichick all but ignored it (on to Seattle!). Wide receiver Julian Edelman said they didn’t feel any different than usual. Vince Wilfork took the bemused approach and claimed ignorance; after all, he just tackles people. Patriots fans scoffed and all but […]

Belichick Says Clock Management Goes Exactly to Plan to Beat Ravens; Wait, What?

Duron Harmon closed the gap quickly, ranging in from center field to position himself perfectly to intercept Joe Flacco’s deep pass looking for Torrey Smith in the end zone and close out a nerve-wracking, come-from-behind win for the New England Patriots. Or so it seemed. Instead of running out the clock with the two minute […]

Notes and Observations Divisional Playoffs: Patriots Advance to Fourth Straight AFC Championship, Beat Ravens 35-31

What an incredible game we all witnessed Saturday night. From start to finish, as a fan, you didn’t have a second to catch your breath. Every snap mattered and in the end it was a couple key plays that turned the tide of the game. The Ravens have been one of the few teams that […]

Colts or Broncos: Should the Patriots Care Who They Play in AFC Championship?

After a rousing, back-and-forth, come-from-behind victory over the Baltimore Ravens on Saturday, the New England Patriots will host next week’s AFC Championship for the right to play in Super Bowl XLIV. With their place in the AFC title game decided, eyes turn westward this afternoon for the other game to decide who will play the Patriots […]

Who the Patriots Should be Rooting for Wild Card Weekend

This weekend will present two wild card playoff games in the AFC. The Patriots will be awaiting their outcomes as the results will determine who they play in the divisional round. The third-seeded Steelers will play the sixth-seeded Ravens and the fourth-seeded Colts will host the fifth-seeded Bengals in win or go home Wild Card […]

Patriots and Jets: Two Teams Heading in Oppositte Directions

January 2011. The New York Jets traveled to Foxboro to face the red-hot New England Patriots in a divisional round playoff game. Just a month earlier the Patriots had beaten the Jets on that same field 45-3. However, the playoff matchup was a vastly different story. The Jets physically and mentally beat New England en […]

Notes and Observations Week 15: Patriots Blow Out Dolphins 41-13; Clinch AFC East

It never gets old winning the AFC East. At the start of every year, we have to listen to all the “experts” talk about how the Bills, Dolphins, and Jets are all primed to challenge the Patriots for the division crown. Granted the Bills actually have an impressive defense, and if they only had a […]

Back in Blount: Patriots Sign LeGarrette Blount

Cue up the AC/DC: The New England Patriots are back in Blount. Even having galloped over the Indianapolis Colts in last year’s playoffs, which earned him a Sports Illustrated cover with his record setting postseason performance, running back LeGarrette Blount left the Patriots this past offseason to sign with the Pittsburgh Steelers. But after departing from […]