Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

A tradition unlike any other: Bill Belichick shuns another NFL off-season media session (Shutdown Corner)

Monday, March 27th, 2017
Earlier this month, as general managers and head coaches from nearly every other NFL team met with reporters at the league scouting combine, the coach of the reigning Super Bowl champions, as is generally his M.O. at the combine, opted not to chat. On Tuesday, as the coaches of the 16 AFC clubs gather for the annual breakfast with reporters as part of the league’s spring meetings, Bill Belichick will once again be absent. On Sunday night, Jeff Howe, the New England Patriots beat reporter for the Boston Herald, tweeted that Belichick has a “scouting conflict” on Tuesday morning and wouldn’t be meeting with media.

NFL draft profile: No. 32 — Florida CB Quincy Wilson, confident gambler with size (Shutdown Corner)

Sunday, March 26th, 2017
Shutdown Corner is counting down the top 50 prospects in the 2017 NFL draft with a scouting report, quotes from NFL evaluators and a projection where they might be drafted. Key stat: In 37 college games (24 starts), Wilson allowed a total of 57 catches for 616 yards, per Pro Football Focus. Florida CB Quincy Wilson occasionally was overshadowed in a talented Gators secondary.

Brady jerseys back with White House-bound Patriots (AFP)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the NFL's New England Patriots, who will make their fifth visit to the White House next month, officials said. The FBI announced that jerseys worn by Brady in New England's 2015 and 2017 Super Bowl triumphs and recovered earlier this month were delivered to the team's headquarters in Gillette Stadium. Brady discovered his jersey missing in the locker room shortly after leading New England to the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history to defeat Atlanta in overtime in January.

Brady's Super Bowl jerseys returned to New England Patriots (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Tom Brady's stolen Super Bowl jerseys are back with the New England Patriots. The jerseys worn by Brady during this year's Super Bowl and the 2015 Super Bowl were returned to Gillette Stadium Thursday, the FBI announced. Brady's 2017 jersey went missing from the Patriots' locker room after the team's win over the Atlanta Falcons on Feb. 5, touching off an investigation stretching from Boston to the Mexican border.

Sleep well, America: Tom Brady's Super Bowl jerseys are officially back in New England (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
On Thursday, officially, we could put an end to the case of Tom Brady’s missing Super Bowl jersey (but don’t stop brainstorming that Mauricio Ortega documentary, that thing will be gold). The FBI posted a picture of Brady’s jerseys from Super Bowls XLIX and LI back at Gillette Stadium, alongside the Patriots’ five Lombardi Trophies.

NFL officials will no longer go 'under the hood' but use tablets for replay reviews instead (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
The NFL said that officials will no longer go watch replay reviews “under the hood,” but use sideline tablets instead. This is part of the NFL changing the replay review process. The review will be centralized, with NFL vice president of officiating Dean Blandino ultimately having the final say in the call.

Bennett rips NFL celebration 'training video' (AFP)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Green Bay Packers tight end Martellus Bennett has vowed to skip an NFL instructional video aimed at explaining the do's and don'ts of on-field celebrations. Bennett, a member of the New England Patriots' Super Bowl-winning team last month, branded the proposed NFL training video "a waste of time".

White House sets date for Patriots' visit, the first championship team to visit President Trump (Shutdown Corner)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
White House press secretary Sean Spicer announced on Thursday that the Patriots will visit President Donald Trump in the White House on April 19. A White House trip is one of the perks that goes to teams who win sports championships, but this trip seems a little different.

Column: Brady's stolen jersey saga proves grime doesn't pay (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Martin Mauricio Ortega was OK with the first part, but apparently not the second. The one-time Mexican media executive and part-time memorabilia seller is the only suspect named so far in the overheated investigation into who stole Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey. There's already plenty of damning video out there, much of it helpfully provided by NFL broadcast partner Fox .

Column: Brady's stolen jersey saga proves grime doesn't pay (The Associated Press)

Thursday, March 23rd, 2017
Martin Mauricio Ortega was OK with the first part, but apparently not the second. The one-time Mexican media executive and part-time memorabilia dealer is the only suspect named so far in the overheated investigation into who stole Tom Brady's Super Bowl jersey. There's already plenty of damning video out there, much of it helpfully provided by NFL broadcast partner Fox .