AFC East News and Rumors
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PHOENIX -- New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said he never felt as if head coach Bill Belichick put him in a tough spot last week during a news conference on the NFL's investigation into the team's footballs from the AFC Championship Game. On T…Upvote Share Tweet
Monday morning one-linersprofootballtalk.com 1 hour agoLooking back at one of the Bills’ unsuccessful trips to the Super Bowl. It’s apparently not too early to predict all seven rounds of the Dolphins draft. What kind of impact can Patriots RB Shane Vereen have in the Super Bowl? Longtime Jets beat writer P…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 3 hours agoPHOENIX -- Russell Wilson is undefeated in his career when he faces Super-Bowl winning quarterbacks, including the 24-23 victory over Tom Brady and the New England Patriots in Wilson’s rookie season of 2012. But a victory over the Patriots in the Super …Upvote Share Tweet
Jets players enjoy seeing Patriots in another controversyprofootballtalk.com 3 hours agoWe’ve found someone more skeptical of Bill Belichick’s #DeflateGate claims than Bill Nye the Science Guy. Jets Pro Bowlers Nick Mangold and Sheldon Richardson said after the Pro Bowl they weren’t surprised to hear their division rivals involved in anoth…Upvote Share Tweetprofootballtalk.com 4 hours agoIn his first of two press conferences about the NFL’s investigation into the use of under-inflated footballs during the AFC Championship game, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said that he had no knowledge of the way footballs were prepared for games. He w…Upvote Share Tweet
Brent Grimes makes insane, back-to-the-ball interception in Pro Bowlyahoo.com 9 hours agoGLENDALE, Ariz. — In a game with 1,063 combined yards of offense, it was a defensive play that was the highlight of the Pro Bowl. Miami Dolphins cornerback Brent Grimes — aka "Optimus Grimes" — was one of the few defenders who really showed up…Upvote Share Tweet
Richard Sherman fuels DeflateGate fire with jabs at Patriots, Robert Kraft and NFL Commissioner Roger GoodellRichard Sherman’s left elbow may still be hurting, but his mouth is off and running at the Super Bowl.Upvote Share TweetRichard Sherman doesn't think the NFL will discipline the Patriots if they're found to have adjusted the air pressure in 11 footballs prior to the AFC Championship Game, because of the relationship between Roger Goodell and Pats owner Robert Kraft.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 11 hours agoFor those expecting swift and harsh justice for the New England Patriots over the deflate-gate issue, with huge suspensions for the Super Bowl, you're likely out of luck. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady reiterated during a remote Pro Bowl halftime interv…Upvote Share Tweet
Sports of The Times: It Doesn’t Take a Scientist to Sense a Shift in Momentumnytimes.com 12 hours agoHeading into the Super Bowl, an us-against-the-world theme is emerging for the New England Patriots.Upvote Share Tweet
N.F.L. Roundup: In Phoenix, the Seahawks Push Distractions Asidenytimes.com 12 hours agoAs Seattle arrived Sunday in the host city for the Super Bowl, the team’s players and coach mostly played down discussions of the footballs used in New England’s A.F.C. championship game victory.Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com 13 hours agoThe Super Bowl means special footballs for both the New England Patriots and the Seattle Seahawks, and that means a repeat of deflate-gate is unlikely to occur. Unlike the regular season and playoffs when teams provide their own balls for their offense …Upvote Share Tweet
Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s investigationprofootballtalk.com 13 hours agoWhile complimenting the Patriots on their rout of his club in last week’s AFC title game, Colts owner Jim Irsay expressed support Sunday night for the league’s investigation of the Pats’ alleged under-inflation of footballs. Via his verified Twitter acc…Upvote Share Tweet
Rob Gronkowski favored to score a touchdown in Super Bowl 49profootballtalk.com 15 hours agoWe’ve entered the third day of PFT’s Prop Challenge, our daily look at a Super Bowl proposition bet. The first two props studied were Over-Unders — bets that require choosing whether a given statistic will finish above or below a given number. On Day On…Upvote Share TweetESPN.com 15 hours agoPHOENIX -- I spent some time at Seattle Seahawks' media availability on Sunday, as they arrived a day earlier than the New England Patriots. One of the topics that came up was the Seahawks' view of the underinflated football issue as it relates to a dis…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots' Browner Gets a 2nd Chance at a Super Bowl Ringnytimes.com 17 hours agoBrandon Browner received a Super Bowl ring last year even though he was watching from home 3,000 miles from the Seattle Seahawks when they won the title.Upvote Share Tweet
Even QVC Is Making Jokes About The Patriots' Footballsdeadspin.com 19 hours agoShut it down. All that can be said about Ballghazi has been said.Read more...Upvote Share TweetDuring Saturday's impromptu meeting with reporters, Bill Belichick said more than once that he wasn't a scientist. But he sure sounded like someone who had been buried in his lab conducting experiments when detailing measures he and members of his staff…Upvote Share Tweet
Julian Edelman says Bill Belichick's words about team are meaningfulESPN.com 19 hours agoFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick publicly lauded his players on Saturday, saying, "The team was the best team in the AFC in the regular season. We won two games in the playoffs against two good football teams. The best…Upvote Share Tweet
Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriotsprofootballtalk.com 20 hours agoAkeem Ayers is in the Super Bowl because he was traded from the Titans to the Patriots during the 2014 season. He’s thankful for that. Ayers said he appreciates the Titans for getting rid of him and getting him to a place where he could succeed. “They m…Upvote Share Tweet
W2W4: New York Jets in the Pro BowlESPN.com 20 hours agoIf you need a football fix, a bridge from the conference championship games to Super Bowl XLIX, check out the Pro Bowl at 8 p.m. Sunday (ESPN) from Glendale, Arizona. No, it's not overflowing with players from the New York Jets -- welcome to the 4-12 re…Upvote Share Tweet
Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice before tripESPN.com 21 hours agoFOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- The New England Patriots had perfect attendance in their final practice before heading to Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX. The Patriots practiced inside the Dana-Farber Fieldhouse for the fourth consecutive day Sunday as they are prepar…Upvote Share Tweet
Jets making a couple of hires in personnel departmentprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoThe Jets said goodbye to Rex Ryan at the end of the regular season, but they’ll have another Rex in the organization for the 2015 season. Albert Breer of NFL Media reports that the team will hire Rex Hogan to be their director of college scouting. Hogan…Upvote Share Tweet
Hue Jackson thought he was “right fit” for Bills head coachprofootballtalk.com 23 hours agoBengals offensive coordinator Hue Jackson has a year of head coaching experience with the Raiders and got a chance to interview for another shot at a top job in Buffalo this year. The Bills opted to hire Rex Ryan instead of Jackson, but Jackson left his…Upvote Share Tweet
Serena: 'I Would Love To Be A Linebacker'Jan 26Serena Williams, partial owner of the Miami Dolphins, talks about the top players in the men's and women's tennis circuits and picks which NFL position they would be best suited for.
Bill Nye Deflates PatriotsJan 25Bill Nye talks about Bill Belichick's explanation for the Patriots' underinflated footballs.
Sport Science: DeflategateJan 25As the Deflategate debate rages on, we turn to John Brenkus and the "Sport Science" team for some scientific perspective.
OTL Deflategate TalkbackJan 25Bob Ley hosts a discussion on Deflategate with ESPN Business Analyst Andrew Brandt and USA Today NFL columnist Jarrett Bell.
What the Patriots Must DoJan 26Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
Recipe For A RepeatJan 26Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday
A Super Bowl ComebackJan 26PHOENIX — We interrupt the Deflategate hysteria (I do believe that is not an overstatement) to bring you this incredible factoid about the state of the two Super Bowl teams approaching the 23rd game of their seasons: One player out of 106 active Seahawk…
Deflategate: Relax and Let the Investigation Play OutJan 23Follow The MMQB on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. The MMQB Newsletter Enter your email below to receive the best of The MMQB in your inbox each weekday