In a rather stunning announcement early Monday evening, the NFL levied some of the most severe punishments a team has ever faced against the New England Patriots in the aftermath of the Wells Report. The team was fined $1 million, the most a team has ever been fined, as well as being docked a 2016 […]
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was suspended four games by the NFL on Monday, days after the release of the Wells Report, which concluded that Brady was “generally aware” the Patriots probably deflated footballs used in the AFC Championship game against the Colts earlier this year. The Patriots won that game 45-7. The Patriots […]
“More probable than not.” “Generally Aware.” Those two phrases are the most important elements of Ted Wells’ report on his investigation into the alleged manipulation of football air pressure by the Patriots prior to their AFC Championship Game victory over the Indianapolis Colts. “More probable than not” It is, as the report states, “more probable […]
Sure, the #deflategate report didn’t look the best for Tom Brady and the Patriots, but it certainly looks really bad for the Patriots ball attendants (specifically Jim McNally), who mocked Tom Brady in text messages. Among the best ones: McNally: Tom sucks…im going make that next ball a fuckin balloon McNally: Fuck tom …16 is […]
We’re learning more about Tom Brady’s whereabouts while his teammates were at the White House celebrating their Super Bowl championship with President Obama. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, Brady was at Gillette Stadium for a period of time Thursday while his team was in Washington.
The ceremony took place after the first inning. It didn’t have quite the same formality or pomp and circumstance as the preface ceremony. There were no Lombardi trophies on display. Tom Brady had already left after throwing out the first pitch (or trying to). But by the bottom of the first inning, before the second […]
Current Personnel: Julian Edelman, Danny Amendola, Brandon LaFell, Brian Tymms, Brandon Gibson, Aaron Dobson, Kevin Dorsey, Matthew Slater, Josh Boyce Need Level: Low Possible fits: Rashad Greene (FSU), Ty Montgomery (Stanford), Nelson Agholor (USC) The Patriots have a plethora of slot/ possession receivers that have a strong rapport with Tom Brady.
The Patriots signed former Cleveland Browns defender Jabaal Sheard to a two year contract earlier this week. Sheard played defensive end and outside linebacker in Cleveland and projects to a similar role in New England. The 25 year old Sheard has 23 sacks in four seasons and nearly became a Patriot at the 2011 draft, […]
Vince Wilfork announced on Thursday that he had been informed by the Patriots that they would not be picking up the two year option in his contract. The move will make Wilfork, an 11-year veteran, a free agent to sign with any team. The move will save New England $8 million in salary cap space.
Current Personnel: Tom Brady, Jimmy Garoppolo Need level: Low Possible fits: None Had the Patriots not drafted Garoppolo in the second round of the 2014 draft, this position would have a higher need.
Current Personnel: Tackle: Sebastian Vollmer, Nate Solder, Cameron Flemming Guard/ Center: Dan Connolly (UFA), Josh Kline, Ryan Wendell, Bryan Stork Utility: Jordan Devey, Marcus Cannon Need Level: High Interior, Lower at Tackle Possible Fits: La’el Collins (LSU), Cameron Erving (FSU), Josue Matias (FSU), Hroniss Grasu (Oregon), Laken Tomlinson (Duke) The Patriots offensive line was the […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]