Archive for the ‘New England Patriots’ Category

Boston coaches explain what makes Bill Belichick, Patriots successful

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Bill Belichick has enjoyed unprecedented success as head coach of the New England Patriots for the last two decades, leading his team to six Super Bowl titles in nine appearances over that span. Red Sox manager Alex Cora, Celtics head coach Brad Stevens, and Bruins head coach Bruce Cassidy can't help but marvel at the 67-year-old's ability to get his teams to buy in each and every season. The trio appeared on "Dale & Keefe" as part of the WEEI/NESN Jimmy Fund Radio-Telethon on Wednesday to discuss what makes Belichick and the Patriots so great.

Patriots dominate Pro Football Focus’ ranking of top rookies in preseason

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

One of the most encouraging developments through the first two weeks of the preseason for the New England Patriots has been the impressive performance of their rookie class. Pro Football Focus on Wednesday released its ranking of the top 10 offensive and defensive rookies from the first two weeks of the preseason and three Patriots players made the list. Jarrett Stidham came in at No. 3 among offensive players.

Realistic expectations for Demaryius Thomas in the Patriots offense

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Activating Demaryius Thomas off of the physically unable to perform list Tuesday was a bit of a curious move on the part of the Patriots. Thomas, 31, tore his Achilles at the end of what was a "down" season for him with the Broncos and Texans. To put that in perspective, Thomas is pulling in less guaranteed money this year than second-year linebacker Christian Sam ($181, 495), recently-acquired tight end Eric Saubert ($227,388) and rookie punter Jake Bailey ($288,980).

Ex-Patriots RB Shane Vereen is now a FOX college football analyst, per report

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Add Shane Vereen to the list of former New England Patriots players to find a second career in broadcasting. FOX has hired the ex-Patriots running back as an analyst covering college football games this season, the New York Post's Andrew Marchand reported Monday. According to Marchand, Vereen will join the broadcast team of Justin Kutcher and Petros Papadakis.

New NFL schedule study finds Patriots have easiest road to Super Bowl LIV

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

New England Patriots Based on our formula, the team with the easiest road to Super Bowl LIV is the New England Patriots, which probably won't come as a surprise to anyone, because the Patriots seem to have the easiest road every year. Although it seems like a vast NFL conspiracy to keep the Patriots on top, the fact of the matter is that we really just need to blame the Jets, Bills and Dolphins for not being competitive at all over the past 20 years. Anyway, we should probably just all save ourselves some time and go ahead and pencil them the Patriots in for the Super Bowl.

Philip Rivers thinks Tom Brady among the best, but not for obvious reason

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Philip Rivers is willing to admit that Tom Brady's better than he is. During an interview on the Dan Patrick Show, Rivers pointed to the end of Super Bowl XLIX, when it was Patriots cornerback Malcolm Butler's interception that sealed the win for New England over the Seahawks. “I remember thinking when the Patriots beat the Seahawks, when they had that interception against the Seahawks and that gave them what, their [fourth] championship?” Rivers said, via Matt Vautour of Masslive.com.

Robert Kraft addresses role in facilitating Jay-Z, NFL partnership

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

Robert Kraft did, in fact, play matchmaker to help Jay-Z partner with the NFL. Jay-Z's entertainment company, Roc Nation, recently brokered a deal with the NFL to lead the league's music and entertainment efforts as it enters its 100th season. In an interview Wednesday on WEEI's "The Greg Hill Show," Kraft confirmed he helped get the ball rolling on that deal by setting Jay-Z up with the NFL.

Ex-Patriots WR Dontrelle Inman signs with Chargers

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Dontrelle Inman has found a new home in free agency. Well, not exactly "new," but you get the point. Two days after requesting his release from the New England Patriots, the wide receiver signed with the Los Angeles Chargers according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network.

NFL Power Rankings roundup: Where do Patriots stand entering Week 3 of preseason?

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

The New England Patriots are getting healthy and deeper at the right time, particularly at the wide receiver position. Super Bowl LIII MVP winner Julian Edelman recently passed his physical and was removed from the non-football injury list. Demaryius Thomas returned to practice Tuesday at Gillette Stadium and was activated from the PUP list.

Tom Brady continues to excel at Twitter, makes Super Bowl LII joke

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

We're in the trust tree here' On Tuesday, Brady posted a photo of himself at practice, his hands up to catch a football. Caption: “I know your [fantasy] drafts are coming up so I need to let all of you know I'm a PPR threat now. Then he added a second tweet: “We're in the trust tree here, so no Super Bowl 52 jokes please.