// Bill Belichick

Game of Tags: Patriots Decline to Franchise Talib, Edelman

Even though there are 12 Patriots scheduled to be unrestricted free agents, only two were ever really serious considerations for the franchise tag. Julian Edelman and Aqib Talib were all the buzz after New England’s season ended in January. Both were key to the Patriots’ success, yet both were still deemed unworthy of the tag.

Why the Patriots Need to Re-Sign CB Aqib Talib

With the NFL season ending in disappointment for everyone except the Seattle Seahawks, teams are looking to take advantage of the offseason and restructure their rosters to build a championship caliber team. With the offseason also comes free agency and teams are faced with the difficult challenge of deciding which players are worthy of re-signing […]

Belichick Hates Welker Because Shaughnessy is Off the Patriots Bandwagon

Bill Belichick obviously hates Wes Welker. More like, Dan Shaughnessy obviously will write anything that is contrarian and will get him readers. Shaughnessy has flipped sides on this year’s Patriots team enough times that it’s hard to count. One minute he’s lauding them for miraculous comebacks and the next he’s lambasting them for poor personnel […]

Notes and Observations, AFC Championship: Patriots Come Up Short Against Broncos

For the second consecutive season the Patriots lost in the AFC Championship game. A team that was once so successful in the postseason, has now suffered three consecutive disappointing losses in a row. The one major thing in common in all three of those games is the poor play of the offense. The stat line […]

Notes and Observations, Divisional Round: Patriots Run Past Colts, Into AFC Championship with 43-22 Victory

This Sunday the Patriots are going to play in the AFC Championship for the third straight year, and the eighth time since 2001. In a league that preaches parity, the Patriots are the only team for the past 13 years that are a constant threat to have a shot at the Super Bowl. It truly […]

Video: Charles Barkley Berates Patriots Fans, Says We Take Team for Granted

On Saturday, Charles Barkley attended the New England Patriots’ 43-22 win over the Indianapolis Colts as a guest of owner Robert Kraft and coach Bill Belichick. Afterwards, he had some choice words for Patriots fans, which can be seen below. (Warning: Barkleys drops some strong language in the video.) So Mr. Barkley, you think we take […]

Patriots Look to End Colts Season in Divisional Playoff Game

The injury plagued Patriots will host the Indianapolis Colts Saturday night in a Divisional Playoff game after a crazy wild card weekend that saw the Colts erase a 28-point deficit against the Kansas City Chiefs in a 45-44 victory. The Patriots are double-digit favorites in this match-up but don’t let that number fool you. The […]

Patriots Overachieved Throughout 2013 Season

As the New England Patriots have wrapped up the regular season at 12-4 and are preparing for the second round of the playoffs, it’s tough to challenge the idea that 2013-2014 was a season of over-achievement. Sure, the Patriots have been enjoying 10+ win seasons since 2003 and have had first round byes in the […]

Former Patriots WR Deion Branch Signs with Colts

Um, what the hell, Anthony Deion Branch? Yes, this warrants me using your full name, like a scolding mother after you broke a flower vase. I thought we had a deal. No, I thought we had something special. Because like that delicate flower vase, you broke my heart on Monday when you signed with Andrew Luck and […]

Former Patriots Coordinator Bill O’Brien Reportedly Next Head Coach of Texans

ESPN is reporting that former Patriots offensive coordinator and current Penn State coach Bill O’Brien is going to become the next head coach of the Houston Texans. These promotions of former Patriots coaches always makes me wonder how Bill Belichick reacts to his former coordinators becoming his equal (if there is such a thing with […]

Connelly’s Top Ten: Get Out the 2001 Playoff Playbook, Run and Brady Manage

1. Patriots: Tom Brady * Not one completion of Brady’s was thrown more than ten yards * Yet another bad QB with a better QB rating than Brady – 95.0 to 68.4 * Last two games COMBINED (yes, they won both): 28-50 – 56% / 294 yards / 2 TD to 1 INT * Passes […]

Patriots Roundup: Roster Changes and Pro Bowl Selections

With just one game left in the regular season, it’s been a busy week for the New England Patriots. Here’s a roundup of some of the news out of Foxborough as Bill Belichick and company try to clinch a first round bye in the playoffs, including injury updates, roster changes, Pro Bowl selections, and highlight reel-worthy […]

Notes and Observations Week 16: Patriots Blow Out Ravens 41-7; Clinch AFC East

The title is slightly misleading as the Patriots clinched the AFC East crown for the fifth straight season before they even took the field on Sunday. Thanks to the Dolphins shooting themselves in the foot with a 19-0 loss to Buffalo, the Patriots had sealed the AFC East before the opening coin toss. However the […]

Patriots Clinch AFC East with Dolphins Loss

It’s not even halftime of their game against the Baltimore Ravens, but the New England Patriots have already clinched their fifth straight AFC East division title. Looks like Bill Belichick didn’t have to look to Marky Mark for inspiration after all. The assists goes to the Buffalo Bills for doing what the Patriots could not […]

Belichick Takes Patriots to Movies to See Mark Wahlberg in ‘Lone Survivor’

Yup, you read that correctly: Bill Belichick took the New England Patriots to the movies on Friday to catch Lone Survivor, starring Mark Wahlberg. Apparently, the team had an extra early set of team meetings on Friday morning, hit the practice field by 10 AM, then had an afternoon watching Hollywood’s account of a four-person Navy […]