Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Jaguars reward Marrone & Coughlin with two-year extensions

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

The Jacksonville Jaguars have handed two-year extensions to head coach Doug Marrone, executive VP of football operations Tom Coughlin and general manager Dave Caldwell. Marrone led the Jaguars to a 10-6 record and an appearance in the AFC Championship Game, where they lost 24-20 to the New England Patriots, in his first full season in charge in 2017. "The decision to extend the contracts of Tom, Dave and Doug isn't so much a reward for last season, which no doubt was impressive, as it is to recognise their importance to our football team this coming season and for years to follow," Jaguars owner Shad Khan said in a statement.

David Harris announces his retirement

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Linebacker David Harris says he has played his final snap in the NFL. The veteran spent last season with the Patriots after being released by the Jets and released a statement announcing his retirement from the NFL through his agency on Friday. “After 11 years of having played the greatest team sport at its highest level, it’s now time for me to announce my retirement from the NFL,” Harris said.

Hernandez’s fiancee sues to protect assets of home sale

Friday, February 23rd, 2018

Aaron Hernandez's fiancee has sued the estates of three men the former New England Patriots player was charged with killing in an effort to ensure their daughter benefits from the sale of the ex-NFL star's home. The families of Odin Lloyd, Daniel de Abreu and Safiro Furtado have filed wrongful-death lawsuits against Hernandez's estate. Should they win, money from the mansion's sale could be used to pay damages. The Boston Herald reports that Shayanna Jenkins Hernandez's suit filed on behalf of their 5-year-old daughter requests a trial to determine whether Aaron Hernandez's declaration of homestead remains in effect. The Massachusetts Homestead Act protects up to $500,000 of a property's equity

NFL: Veteran kicker Vinatieri signs with Colts for further year

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Adam Vinatieri has signed a new one-year deal with the Indianapolis Colts as he prepares to enter his 23rd season in the NFL. The 45-year-old kicker, the oldest player in the league, started out with the New England Patriots in 1996 and won three Super Bowls before leaving in 2006 for the Colts, where he won a fourth Vince Lombardi Trophy at the end of his first season. Twelve years on, Vinatieri is still going strong, kicking 29 of 34 field goals in 2017 for a success rate of 85.3 per cent. He also made 22 of 24 extra point attempts as the Colts finished 4-12 in the AFC South.

Eagles’ ‘Philly Special’ has its roots in small-town South Carolina

Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

One of the most iconic plays in Super Bowl history – the Eagles’ “Philly Special” trick play used on fourth-and-goal against the New England Patriots – was born as “Detroit,” but not in Detroit. Via a story by The MMQB’s Robert Klemko, it was born on a dirt baseball field in West Columbia, S.C. by a man named Hunter Spivey. In 2011, Spivey was at a new school, Gray Military Academy (now Gray Military Academy), and was in charge of building the football program from scratch.

Russian rivals almost certain to decide women’s gold medal

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

A true figure skating rivalry requires surpassing skills, intriguing back stories, and significant rewards on the line. Throw in a friendship, and Russians Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova hit all the marks — just as they do on the ice. The teenagers stood 1-2 after the women's short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Barring a collapse by one of them, something that would be tantamount to the New England Patriots going winless, they will finish with gold and silver after Friday's free skate. Indeed, this could be a skating showdown for the ages, better even than the Battle of the Brians in 1988, or Lipinski-Kwan in 1998. Or the ice-melting classic in the free dance earlier this week. Don't

Russian rivals almost certain to decide women’s gold medal

Wednesday, February 21st, 2018

A true figure skating rivalry requires surpassing skills, intriguing back stories, and significant rewards on the line. Throw in a friendship, and Russians Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova hit all the marks — just as they do on the ice. Don't expect the 15-year-old Zagitova or the 18-year-old Medvedeva to back off an inch.

Russian rivals almost certain to decide women’s gold medal

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

A true figure skating rivalry requires surpassing skills, intriguing back stories, and significant rewards on the line. Throw in a friendship, and Russians Evgenia Medvedeva and Alina Zagitova hit all the marks — just as they do on the ice. The teenagers stood 1-2 after the women's short program at the Pyeongchang Olympics. Barring a collapse by one of them, something that would be tantamount to the New England Patriots going winless, they will finish with gold and silver after Friday's free skate. Indeed, this could be a skating showdown for the ages, better even than the Battle of the Brians in 1988, or Lipinski-Kwan in 1998. Or the ice-melting classic in the free dance earlier this week. Don't

Jesse James glad Eagles won, so his catch/non-catch wasn’t decisive

Tuesday, February 20th, 2018

“I don’t feel like I gave them a Super Bowl with that,” James said of the Patriots, via Josh Moyer of the Centre Daily Times. With that one incomplete, Ben Roethlisberger‘s interception two plays later paved the way for the Patriots to earn home field advantage en route to the Super Bowl.

Birdman Coughed Up the $200,000 He Owed AR-Ab for the Super Bowl Bet

Monday, February 19th, 2018

Birdman has finally made good on a Super Bowl bet with Philly rapper AR-Ab. Needless to say, Ab put his money on his hometown Philadelphia Eagles, while Birdman went for the favored New England Patriots. Shortly after the Eagles snatched the title from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, Birdman deleted all of his social media posts that documented the bet, while AR-Ab boasted about the winnings that were coming his way courtesy of Mr. 5 Star himself.