BRADY:KD

The most iconic figure in Boston is trying to recruit Kevin Durant to Boston.  I don’t know about Durant, but if Brady sat there and told me how great Boston is, and that I should come here there is no way I could say no.  Durant has had 5 meetings already with other teams, however the meeting with The Celtics was among the longest, lasting more than 4 hours.  Brady must have pitched to KD what it’s like to play and win in Boston, and what you can become if you are to bring a title to Boston.  Reports were surfacing yesterday that Durant was actually with Brady friday afternoon, then flew back to the hamptons with him.

Al Horford has been recruited by Durant to come to OKC for some time now.  So The Celtics acquiring Horford makes the Celtics pitch that much more intriguing.  Horford is a top 20 player in the NBA, and with Isaiah already in green, The Celtics could put serious pressure on The Cavs if Durant is to choose Boston.  The fact that just hours after The meeting with The Celtics, Durant informed The Clippers he would not be signing with them is very interesting.

I am really starting to think that this could actually happen, and if it does, perhaps Brady’s number 12 should be retired in the rafters at the TD Garden.

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With seventy-two days to go until the NFL season kicks off in Denver, Patriots fans have a right to be excited. Is it not exciting to be a die hard fan of one of the most potent teams, year in and year out? In such a weak division, the playoffs are usually a lock, and this year will be no different.

The most exciting offseason move for the Patriots thus far was the acquisition of Martellus Bennett, who himself stated that he was excited to play the role of Robin, as Gronk is already Batman.

Combined with Bennett, the Patriots also signed Chris Long and Nate Washington. Three veteran players who are excited to join a winning franchise could add up to a hefty sum of money, but not if you’re Bill Belichick-all three players combine for a salary cap hit of less than ten million dollars.

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Chris Long looks to make a difference in a potent Patriots D. (AP Photo/Weston Kenney)

Last week, three questions on offense for the Patriots were discussed. This week the focus is on defense, as the Patriots prepare for mini camp on June 7th.

With the departure of Chandler Jones, which was likely a move to save money, the Patriots have an obvious vacancy at pass rusher that could be filled by more than a few viable players. The Patriots had 49 sacks in the regular season last year, and 12.5 of those belonged to Jones.

The Patriots did add a few veterans, some with more to play for than others. For example, Chris Long has played for the Los Angeles Rams for eight years, and has not been to the playoffs during his tenure. New England will be a different environment for players like Long, and Belichick is prepared to make his team a defensive force once again.

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Walking through the streets of Boston two nights ago, after yet another Red Sox victory, it was almost easy to forget that New England still has a football team. Perennial success for these two franchises comes as no surprise for most millenials, and most, including myself, do not know how good they have it.

That being said, playoffs are never a given (unless your name is Tom Brady), and with that sentiment comes the inevitable questioning of offseason decisions. Time is the only way to tell whether or not the correct decision has been made, and as New England fans, we have been told to “trust in Belichick”. This is certainly an easy thing to do, as Belichick’s successes speak for themselves.

Belichick’s Patriots would not be the team to beat in the NFL if it were not for the team’s unquestioning work ethic and drive. Below are three players who have the most to prove this season on offense.

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during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on February 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona.

Bill Belichick is widely knows as one of the greatest head coaches in NFL history.  Belichick first broke into the NFL when he was hired by the Baltimore Colts, where he was payed 25$ a week serving sort of like a gopher for head coach Ted Marchibroda.  Belichick then was hired by the Cleveland Browns in 1991.  In 1979 Belichick was hired by the New York Giants to coach special teams.  Belichick would stay in New York for 12 seasons, eventually moving up to be the defensive coordinator for Bill Parcells.  These two would steer the Giants to a pair of Super Bowl victories.  Belichick and Parcells hooked up together in New England, where they would lose the 1996 Super Bowl to the Green Bay Packers.  The following year they would end up in New York again together, this time with the Jets were they would spend 3 seasons together.  Then in early 2000 Belichick was hired by Robert Kraft in New England.  The rest is history.

Since Belichick was hired he’s been to 6 super bowls and 10 conference championship games.  Yes having Tom Brady helps, but no team in history has been able to sustain success like Bills Patriots have.  Belichick is so great for many reasons, but his greatest attribute is knowing when to let go.

Players like Lawyer Milloy, Richard Seymour, Deion Branch, Ty Law, Vince Wilfork were all players that Belichick had to make a tough decision on.  No, all these players weren’t just cut off the team, some were free agents who Bill saw decline in.  I’m sure Belichick loved all these players, but when a younger and more importantly cheaper player comes in and can do the same job, Bill seems to go that route.

Belichick has done a lot for The Patriots organization, this team was nothing without him.  Yes Brady has helped, but Belichick’s drafting, developing, decisions and most importantly him being the general manager are all things that most other coaches can not do.

When he is all done coaching he will go down as the Greatest Coach Of All Time.

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Let’s Stand With Tom

May 18, 2016 at 8:46pm in Featured, Opinion, Patriots
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Tom Brady wasn’t always…Tom Brady. With the success that he and Bill Belichick have enjoyed over the past sixteen seasons, it’s difficult to remember a time when the Patriots weren’t the perennial powerhouse you see on the field today. Tom comes from humble beginnings. He didn’t begin playing football until his freshman year of high school, where he served as the backup quarterback on a team that went 0-8.

He was lightly recruited coming out of high school, and wound up at Michigan as the fifth quarterback on the depth chart. While at Michigan, he struggled to keep his starting job as highly-touted recruits were brought in to take his place. Still to this day, his combine statistics are some of the worst in the history of the NFL. He wasn’t selected until the 199th pick in the sixth round of the 2000 NFL draft. Not exactly the start you’d expect for one of the greatest to ever lace them up. Continue reading Let’s Stand With Tom »

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TB12:JimmyG

Tom Brady, one of the GREATEST quarterbacks of all time, scratch that he is the GREATEST quarterback of all time is facing a suspension because of this controversy called “deflategate”.  Brady who holds NFL records for most postseason completions, wins, passing yards, and oh yeah those 4 rings and 3 superbowl MVPS is being framed by the NFL simply because he and the Patriots have been to good for too long.  However, IF Brady is suspended could the second round pick in the 2014 NFL draft be the guy to step in and replace the excellence of Tom Brady?

Jimmy Garoppolo is a question mark around the league.  Nobody, not even Garoppolo knows what he can be in the NFL.  Drafted at pick number 62 in the 2014 draft he never has had a legitimate shot in the NFL, I mean most quarterbacks who come in to back-up Brady never get a shot.  While he has only appeared in 11 games in his career Garoppolo does have some impressive stats for a back up.  While he only has one touchdown pass in his career he has been really good at taking care of the ball which is usually a struggle for young quarterbacks.  A completion percentage of 64.5 and a rating of 91.9 has people saying that he could be the second best quarterback in the AFC east.  Garoppolo playing well through the first 4 games could benefit not only him but the Patriots future also.

With all the bad quarterbacks in the NFL today Garoppolo playing well means he could be a trade piece this offseason.  Some team that is in desperate need of a quarterback will come around and offer a first round pick for Jimmy G, and when the opportunity presents itself Belichick has to jump all over it and trade Garoppolo.  This is best case scenario for The Pats.  There is no quarterback controversy, and you and the rest of the league gets a look at your backup.

In my opinion Brady will be around for at least the next 3 seasons, so after Garoppolo gets through these first 4 games it’s time to ship him out.

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