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Tom Brady on same page with Bill Belichick

Tom Brady on same page with Bill Belichick

ESPN.com Updated 1 hour ago
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…
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  • Monday morning one-liners

    Monday morning one-liners

    profootballtalk.com 1 hour ago
    Looking 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…
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  • Seahawks can set some historic firsts on Sunday

    Seahawks can set some historic firsts on Sunday

    ESPN.com 3 hours ago
    PHOENIX -- 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 …
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  • Jets players enjoy seeing Patriots in another controversy

    Jets players enjoy seeing Patriots in another controversy

    profootballtalk.com 3 hours ago
    We’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…
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  • Pete Carroll knows every step of football handling procedures n…

    Pete Carroll knows every step of football handling procedures now

    profootballtalk.com 4 hours ago
    In 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…
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  • Brent Grimes makes insane, back-to-the-ball interception in Pro…

    Brent Grimes makes insane, back-to-the-ball interception in Pro Bowl

    yahoo.com 9 hours ago
    GLENDALE, 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…
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  • Richard Sherman fuels DeflateGate fire with jabs at Patriots, R…

    Richard Sherman fuels DeflateGate fire with jabs at Patriots, Robert Kraft and NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell

    Richard Sherman’s left elbow may still be hurting, but his mouth is off and running at the Super Bowl.
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  • Sherman: Goodell won't punish Kraft's Pats

    Sherman: Goodell won't punish Kraft's Pats

    Richard 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.
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  • Tom Brady expects to talk to NFL about deflate-gate after Super…

    Tom Brady expects to talk to NFL about deflate-gate after Super Bowl

    yahoo.com 11 hours ago
    For 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…
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  • Sports of The Times: It Doesn’t Take a Scientist to Sense a Shi…

    Sports of The Times: It Doesn’t Take a Scientist to Sense a Shift in Momentum

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    Heading into the Super Bowl, an us-against-the-world theme is emerging for the New England Patriots.
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  • N.F.L. Roundup: In Phoenix, the Seahawks Push Distractions Asid…

    N.F.L. Roundup: In Phoenix, the Seahawks Push Distractions Aside

    nytimes.com 12 hours ago
    As 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.
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  • No need to worry about any football deflating issue at the Supe…

    No need to worry about any football deflating issue at the Super Bowl

    yahoo.com 13 hours ago
    The 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 …
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  • Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s …

    Jim Irsay compliments Patriots, says he’s “confident” in NFL’s investigation

    profootballtalk.com 13 hours ago
    While 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…
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  • Rob Gronkowski favored to score a touchdown in Super Bowl 49

    Rob Gronkowski favored to score a touchdown in Super Bowl 49

    profootballtalk.com 15 hours ago
    We’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…
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  • Seahawks' view on Patriots' distraction

    Seahawks' view on Patriots' distraction

    ESPN.com 15 hours ago
    PHOENIX -- 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…
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  • Patriots' Browner Gets a 2nd Chance at a Super Bowl Ring

    Patriots' Browner Gets a 2nd Chance at a Super Bowl Ring

    nytimes.com 17 hours ago
    Brandon 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.
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  • Even QVC Is Making Jokes About The Patriots' Footballs

    Even QVC Is Making Jokes About The Patriots' Footballs

    deadspin.com 19 hours ago
    Shut it down. All that can be said about Ballghazi has been said.Read more...
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  • Does Bill Belichick's science pass muster?

    Does Bill Belichick's science pass muster?

    ESPN.com yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    During 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…
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  • Julian Edelman says Bill Belichick's words about team are meani…

    Julian Edelman says Bill Belichick's words about team are meaningful

    ESPN.com 19 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, 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…
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  • Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriots

    Akeem Ayers: Titans did me a favor trading me to Patriots

    profootballtalk.com 20 hours ago
    Akeem 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…
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  • W2W4: New York Jets in the Pro Bowl

    W2W4: New York Jets in the Pro Bowl

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    If 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…
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  • Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice before trip

    Patriots have perfect attendance at final practice before trip

    ESPN.com 21 hours ago
    FOXBOROUGH, 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…
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  • Jets making a couple of hires in personnel department

    Jets making a couple of hires in personnel department

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Hue Jackson thought he was “right fit” for Bills head coach

    Hue Jackson thought he was “right fit” for Bills head coach

    profootballtalk.com 23 hours ago
    Bengals 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…
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  • Video - Serena: 'I Would Love To Be A Linebacker' 01:21

    Serena: 'I Would Love To Be A Linebacker'

    Jan 26
    Serena 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.
  • Video - Bill Nye Deflates Patriots 00:25

    Bill Nye Deflates Patriots

    Jan 25
    Bill Nye talks about Bill Belichick's explanation for the Patriots' underinflated footballs.
  • Video - Sport Science: Deflategate 02:29

    Sport Science: Deflategate

    Jan 25
    As the Deflategate debate rages on, we turn to John Brenkus and the "Sport Science" team for some scientific perspective.
  • Video - OTL Deflategate Talkback 06:58

    OTL Deflategate Talkback

    Jan 25
    Bob Ley hosts a discussion on Deflategate with ESPN Business Analyst Andrew Brandt and USA Today NFL columnist Jarrett Bell.

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