Listen to Bill Belichick tear into 'Tuck Rule' referee after Week 3 fumble (Video)
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We’re absolute suckers for the “Sound FX” series produced by the NFL, and when it’s Bill Belichick who is mic’d up, we’re not going to miss it. The New England Patriots head coach is doing some of his best work this season, and the Patriots’ 27-0 blanki…Share Tweet
LeGarrette Blount named AFC offensive player of the monthprofootballtalk.com 15 hours agoIn August, there was some reason to wonder if LeGarrette Blount was even going to make the Patriots’ roster. Today, it’s hard to imagine where they’d be without him. The veteran running back was named AFC offensive player of the month for September, a r…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 18 hours agoThe Bills are totally fine with not seeing Tom Brady this week. The Dolphins have ruled out four starters for tonight’s game. Wait, wasn’t this the four-game stretch in which the Patriots were being punished? Jets coach Todd Bowles isn’t concerned about…Share TweetWho will quarterback the Patriots this weekend? Jacoby Brissett? Jimmy Garappolo? Julian Edelman? Everyone involved in this weekend’s Patriots-Bills game is interested in finding out, nobody more so than Bills coach Rex Ryan. So he performed some extrem…Share Tweet
Belichick unfazed by Rex Ryan’s anticsIt’s Belichick week for Bills coach Rex Ryan. The occasion, which comes while Tom Brady remains suspended, was marked by Ryan trying (key word: “trying”) to impersonate Belichick. Ryan also pretended to be a reporter (Walt Patulski of the Buffalo News) …Share TweetStarting quarterbacks playing on Sunday usually speak to the media on Wednesday, although that setup requires teams to have a starting quarterback in place on Wednesday. The Patriots don’t, which led to word on Wednesday morning that neither Jacoby Bris…Share Tweet
Gronk: You have to take it slow with hamstring injuriesPatriots tight end Rob Gronkowski has been severely limited by a hamstring injury this season, with no catches through three games. So when will we see the old Gronk back? He says he’s getting better, but he’s also being smart about it, as a hamstring i…Share Tweet
Spygate, Favre are two of Mangini’s Jets regretsTen years ago, Eric Mangini arrived in New York as coach of the Jets and spiced up the rivalry between his new employer and his former one, the Patriots. The rivalry reached new heights in Mangini’s second season on the job, when Week One of the 2007 se…Share Tweet
Ryan Allen boots way to AFC special teams player of the weekDuring the Patriots’ 27-0 win at home against the Texans last Thursday night, the Texans didn’t make it across midfield until the third quarter was almost up. The Patriots defense deserves a lot of credit for that, but their effort got a big boost from …Share Tweet
LeGarette Blount has allowed the Patriots to get away with any old QBThe Patriots coaching staff, particularly Bill Belichick, has gotten plenty of credit for getting the team through three quarters of Tom Brady’s suspension without a loss. But they wouldn’t have been able to do it without LeGarrette Blount. The veteran …Share Tweet
Wednesday’s PFT Live asks which undefeated team will be the last to loseprofootballtalk.com Sep 27 (2 days ago)Wednesday’s PFT Live features a visit from safety T.J. Ward of the 3-0 Broncos. Which meshes well with the question of the day: Which 3-0 team will be the last to lose? The candidates are the Broncos, Eagles, Patriots, Ravens, and Vikings. The Eagles de…Share Tweet
49ers add to receiving corps, sign Keshawn Martinprofootballtalk.com Sep 27 (2 days ago)The 49ers aren’t exactly what you’d call overburdened with offensive firepower at the moment. So they made an addition to their receiving core, though he’s a lot like a lot of the other players they have on hand. Per Matt Maiocco of CSNBayArea.com, the …Share TweetIt remains to be seen if one or both can actually suit up and play this week, but at least the two quarterbacks on the Patriots roster were actually on the practice field today. According to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com, both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brisse…Share Tweet
Josh McDaniels: I have one of the best jobs in the worldprofootballtalk.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels has devised game plans for two different backup quarterbacks in the first three weeks of the season and the Patriots have won all three of their games, which is the sort of thing that could be appealing to t…Share Tweet
Tom Brady: No football benefit to missing time, but Italy was niceprofootballtalk.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)The Patriots are 3-0 without Tom Brady, and with a week to go before he comes back, he’s already trying to manage expectations — lest people expect him to be Jimmy Garoppolo or Jacoby Brissett, for heaven’s sake. “I don’t think there is any benefit to w…Share Tweet
What Tom Brady appreciates about Bill Belichick: Consistency and urgencyESPN.com Sep 27 (3 days ago)What Tom Brady appreciates about Bill Belichick: Consistency and urgencyShare Tweet
Tom Brady's Apparently Been Spending His Suspension Tanning His Buttdeadspin.com Sep 26 (3 days ago)The New York Post just published a cool update on how Tom Brady’s been spending his Ballghazi suspension: tanning his large white ass in Italy.Read more...Share Tweet
Week Three ratings down, againGood news came Thursday night for the NFL, with an increase in ratings over the same spot in 2015, even though the Patriots bulled over the Texans. The rest of the TV viewership ratings for Week Three, in comparison to 2015, was not as good. Via SportsB…Share Tweet
Report: Patriots signing John HughesThe Patriots opened a roster spot by waiving defensive tackle Anthony Johnson, but it doesn’t appear they’ll be using it for a quarterback to provide insurance with Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett banged up. Field Yates of ESPN reports that the team…Share Tweet
Patriots create roster spot by waiving Anthony JohnsonThe Patriots don’t necessarily want to add a quarterback to the roster. But they have a spot to do so now if they want to. According to Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network, the Patriots are waiving defensive tackle Anthony Johnson. He has practice squad eli…Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com Sep 26 (4 days ago)Bills coach Rex Ryan said last week that the Cardinals might be exactly the team that the Bills needed to face after two losses to open the season and it certainly looked that way during a 33-18 victory on Sunday afternoon. That moves the Bills to 1-2 a…Share Tweet
Bob Ryan: Brady suspension 'a complete joke'Jul 31Bob Ryan is astounded the NFL has upheld Tom Brady's four-game suspension for his role in Deflategate.
Who is better at news conferences than Belichick?Jul 30Take a look at some of Patriots coach Bill Belichick's best news conference moments through the years.
Just how important is Brady's suspension?Jul 29NFL Insider Mike Sando illustrates why Tom Brady's suspension was the most important development of the offseason.
Bennett has classic response to Pats QB chemistry questionJul 29Martellus Bennett is asked about the challenge of developing chemistry with both Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo, to which Bennett responds by saying, "I've dated two girls at the same time before."