// Bill Belichick

In Surprising Move, Robert Kraft Opts to Accept NFL Penalties

When Robert Kraft strolled to the podium at the NFL Owners’ meetings on Tuesday, one could expect just about anything. Since the “Deflategate” controversy and league penalties, one of the league’s most powerful owners was at odds with the offices on Park Avenue in New York. Given his harsh statements toward the league prior to […]

Patriots 2015 Draft Picks Review

The Patriots added eleven players over the weekend during the NFL draft. They also added several undrafted free agents after the conclusion of the draft Saturday night. Early on, the Patriots went with a defensive focus with their first four picks (and seven out of eleven total picks) were on that side of the ball. […]

2015 NFL Draft Profile: Jordan Phillips DT, Oklahoma

The 2015 NFL draft is almost upon us. It seems like just yesterday that New England Patriots fans were basking in the glow of their shiny new Lombardi trophy. Then tragedy struck as key free agents left town and stalwarts were left to find new places of employment. Now it is time for the rebirth […]

Patriots 2014-15 Position Review: Linebacker

Current Personnel: Jerod Mayo, Dont’a Hightower, Jamie Collins, Chris White, Darius Fleming Need Level: Low Possible Fits: Trey Flowers (Arkansas), Jordan Hicks (Texas), Ramik Wilson (Georgia), Taiwan Jones (MSU) The Patriots are in a good spot at linebacker.

Wilfork Signs with Texans, aka Patriots South

For those of you reserving a place for Vince Wilfork to make a stirring return to the New England Patriots, you’ll have to find a different 325-pound defensive lineman to fill that hole in your heart. After 11 years with the Patriots, bookended by two Super Bowl championships, Wilfork has signed a two-year, $9 million contract with the […]

Countdown to NFL Free Agency: Will the Patriots Re-Sign Revis?

The clock is ticking. At 4:00pm today, NFL free agency officially begins, and the flurry of free agent “signings” that have leaked over the last three days during the “legal tampering period” will become official. Of course, as it’s known in New England, this afternoon is also known as Revis Watch, as 4:00pm marks the time that Darrelle […]

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 […]