Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Eagles face Patriots again, this time in preseason

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

It's not exactly a Super Bowl rematch, especially in the preseason. Wentz expects to participate in 11-on-11 drills next week, but it's uncertain whether he'll be ready for the season opener. The Eagles host the Atlanta Falcons on Sept. 6.

How to draft the most maddening fantasy football team of 2018

Wednesday, August 15th, 2018

Sure, you could try to win your fantasy football league this year. But look, you probably won't. So wouldn't it be more fun to drive everyone in your league a little bit crazy? Here's how: Draft a team full of the NFL players everyone loves to hate. Now

Tom Brady sidesteps whether he still plans to play until he’s 45

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

On Tuesday morning, Tom Brady told WEEI that he hopes to be with the Patriots “next year and hopefully beyond.” That means he’ll play at least until he’s 43. “You know, I think you always have short-term goals and long-term goals and this year’s the one I’m focused on and obviously I want to play for a long time so I’ve said that for a while,” Brady said. Brady, in my view, has pointed to 45 in the past because he doesn’t want to ever have a farewell year, for plenty of reasons.

Decker may get benefit of the doubt early on as he transitions to Patriots offense

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Eric Decker had a rough early portion of practice on Monday. From experience, adjusting to the Patriots system has you thinking about what to do SO MUCH, that you lose concentration on routine things. Decker, who has some background in the offense thanks to his time under Josh McDaniels in Denver, says he's getting close.

Eagles fan trolls Patriots fans with a billboard outside Gillette Stadium

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Philadelphia Eagles fans are continuing to celebrate the Super Bowl victory they waited more than a lifetime for. A Massachusetts-based Eagles fan raised $5,000 on GoFundMe to put up a billboard about a mile outside of the Patriots’ home stadium. An Eagles fan living in Massachusetts raised money to have an Eagles billboard put up outside of Gillette Stadium.

Patriots’ Brady expects to play on Thursday

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday he "absolutely" plans on playing against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Brady was held out of the Patriots' preseason opener against the Washington Redskins last week with what was reported to be a minor back injury. You just always have little things you're working through -- that's part of football season -- but I feel really good," Brady told sports radio WEEI.

Patriots’ Brady expects to play on Thursday

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady said Tuesday he "absolutely" plans on playing against the Philadelphia Eagles on Thursday. Brady was held out of the Patriots' preseason opener against the Washington Redskins last week with what was reported to be a minor back injury. You just always have little things you're working through -- that's part of football season -- but I feel really good," Brady told sports radio WEEI.

Tom Brady not talking contract, expects more years in New England

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

There was a lot of talk about Patriots quarterback Tom Brady‘s contract last week when word broke that the team added $5 million in incentives to his deal, but he wasn’t saying much about it on Tuesday. Brady was asked about his contract during an appearance on WEEI Tuesday morning and said only that he’s happy to be a member of the Patriots. “I’ve never talked about my contract and that’s never been the top priority for me, as you guys know,” Brady said, via Mike Reiss of ESPN.com.

Tom Brady expects to play on Thursday night

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady didn’t play against Washington last week, but it looks like he will be back in the lineup for this week’s preseason game against an NFC East opponent. Brady was on WEEI Tuesday morning and said that he “absolutely” plans to play against the Eagles on Thursday night. There was a report that Brady didn’t play last week because he was dealing with a sore back, which he didn’t directly confirm or deny while saying that he’s feeling well right now.

Eric Decker: Drops “something I obviously have to address”

Tuesday, August 14th, 2018

Wide receiver Eric Decker didn’t sign with the Patriots until early August so he didn’t have offseason practices to round into form ahead of training camp. Decker’s dropped several passes in practices, including three during Monday’s session, and said the lack of time on the field isn’t something to blame for the rough spots. It’s something I obviously have to address,” Decker said, via the Providence Journal.