Archive for January, 2019

The Latest: Rams hold practice outside at Falcons’ facility

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Belichick noted that the team has already gotten in five practices since the AFC championship game and will have another full-speed session on Friday. So he opted for the walkthrough Wednesday. "We got a lot out of the walkthrough today and were able to run more plays at a slower tempo," Belichick said.

Steelers legend Hines Ward takes Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger to task for culture

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

ATLANTA — Hines Ward won Super Bowls with the Pittsburgh Steelers and is recognized as one of the key leaders on those championship teams. The Steelers didn't even make the playoffs this year, and Ward thinks it's because the leadership has gone away. In pointed comments to The Yahoo Sports NFL Podcast with Charles Robinson and Terez Paylor, Ward said he's not happy with the drama in Pittsburgh.

Rodney Harrison: ‘Unfair’ to give Tom Brady and Bill Belichick all the credit

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Rodney Harrison: 'Unfair' to give Tom Brady and Bill Belichick all the credit originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com As the Patriots prepare for their ninth Super Bowl, Rodney Harrison believes there remains a lack of respect for the team outside of New England. Thursday on Arbella Early Edition, Harrison discussed how he views the national perception of the Patriots. The former Pats safety also says while Tom Brady and Bill Belichick get credit as the leaders of the dynasty, the supporting cast is somewhat forgotten.

Upstart versus veteran in Super Bowl LIII

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

The New England Patriots' star quarterback Tom Brady meets young, upstart quarterback from the Los Angeles Rams Jared Goff for chance at glory in Super Bowl LIII. Freddie Joyner reports.

From out of work to the Super Bowl: Midseason cuts end up in NFL’s biggest game

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Albert McClellan (59) and Ramon Humber (50) of the Patriots celebrate with Nate Ebner after blocking a punt against Miami. In between that and picking her up at the end of the day, he thought about when and if he'd have another NFL job. The Baltimore Ravens cut McClellan, a seven-year veteran linebacker and starter for their 2012 championship team, twice this season.

NFL: Prepare for battle, NFLPA warns members

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Sounding very much like a lockout by owners is inevitable, NFLPA President Eric Winston told a news conference ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Rams that he had warned players to save their money and get into a gameday mindset. "They've got to know what they are up against, they got to know what's coming and they have to understand, just like in a game, the tactics that are going to be used against them and how to fight against it," said Winston. The current CBA was signed in 2011 after a 132-day lockout.

These stats show Rams probably shouldn’t blitz Patriots QB Tom Brady in Super Bowl

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

These stats show Rams probably shouldn't blitz Patriots QB Tom Brady in Super Bowl originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The best formula to beat the New England Patriots is by pressuring quarterback Tom Brady, but blitzing isn't always the best way to apply that pressure. Brady actually excels against the blitz, and these Next-Gen stats in the tweet below serve as evidence. Brady's best weapon against the blitz is his quick release.

Dont’a Hightower misses Patriots Super Bowl practice with illness

Thursday, January 31st, 2019

Dont'a Hightower misses Patriots Super Bowl practice with illness originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots were missing a key defensive player at practice Thursday. Veteran linebacker Dont'a Hightower did not practice because of an illness. Hightower did not play in last year's Super Bowl due to injury, but he made key plays in the Patriots' Super Bowl XLIX and Super Bowl LI victories.

Rogers Clemens’ son and Jays prospect sues after beating in Houston bar

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Toronto Blue Jays prospect Kacy Clemens and fellow minor-leaguer Conner Capel have launched a civil lawsuit against a Houston bar, alleging they were assaulted by staff members shortly after arriving at the venue on New Year's Eve.

Muzzin skates alongside Rielly in 1st practice with Leafs

Thursday, January 31st, 2019
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Newly acquired defenceman Jake Muzzin skated alongside Morgan Rielly during his first practice with the Toronto Maple Leafs on Thursday.