Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

Bill Belichick has running back Sony Michel wearing No. 51 in practice

Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Bill Belichick doesn’t like the NFL telling him what to do, right down to the jerseys his players wear in practice. Two years ago, the NFL ordered Belichick to stop having players practice in numberless jerseys, as he had been doing in Organized Team Activities.

Figuring out the awkward Brady-Belichick-Patriots dance

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

Stunning as it may be, the decision of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to stay away from Organized Team Activities isn’t really surprising. Regardless, he’s not present for the critical third phase of the offseason program, which as Brady himself said five years ago lays the foundation for training camp, which in turn lays the foundation for the regular season, and so on. In an effort to understand the situation, we invited Tom Curran of NBC Sports Boston to join Wednesday’s PFT Live.

LeBron Vs Jordan Vs Kobe: Who Is King of the Playoff Comebacks?

Wednesday, May 23rd, 2018

The Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed they will not relinquish their grip on the Eastern Conference without a fight, after drawing level in the series against Boston thanks to another superb performance from LeBron James. The triple ring-holder scored 44 points on Monday night, shooting 60.7 percent from the field as the Cavs beat the Celtics 111-102 on home court to tie the series at 2-2. LeBron has now scored 40 or more points in six of the 15 games he’s played in this postseason and has passed the 30-point barrier in a playoff game against Boston an astonishing 22 times.

Observations from Patriots OTA practice No. 2

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Patriots are officially one fifth of the way through their OTA practices for the spring of 2018, meaning it's early. * Maybe it was a subtle nod to the fact that two captains, Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady, were still missing from workouts. Belichick is famously meticulous in his preparation, even when it comes to public relations.

Albert Almora Jr. knows he doesn’t need to sell the Cubs to ‘cousin’ Manny Machado

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Albert Almora Jr. has known Manny Machado all his life. The Cubs would have to acquire Machado in a trade this summer, but they undoubtedly wouldn't do that unless they thought they could sell him on staying here long-term when he reaches free agency after the 2018 season.

Patriots’ Belichick ignoring absentee Brady during organized team activities

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

Until practices are mandatory, the obligatory response to questions about absentee quarterback Tom Brady are to be expected from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Tuesday morning Belichick said, "I'm not going to talk about the people that aren't here," when asked if he's spoken to Brady. Neither were expected Tuesday or until the mandatory minicamp for the Patriots from June 5-7.

NFL, players agree to $90 million social justice pact

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The NFL and its Players Coalition officially established a partnership to commit at least $90 million for efforts and programs combating social inequality. The partnership aims to bring players, teams and other groups together for a focused purpose, including a community improvement program that was agreed to in principle during the Fall League Meeting. NFL owners voted during league meetings in Florida in March to implement a local matching funds component to the social justice initiative with the Players Coalition.

NFL, players agree to $90 million social justice pact

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The NFL and its Players Coalition officially established a partnership to commit at least $90 million for efforts and programs combating social inequality. The partnership aims to bring players, teams and other groups together for a focused purpose, including a community improvement program that was agreed to in principle during the Fall League Meeting. NFL owners voted during league meetings in Florida in March to implement a local matching funds component to the social justice initiative with the Players Coalition.

NFL, players agree to $90 million social justice pact

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The NFL and its Players Coalition officially established a partnership to commit at least $90 million for efforts and programs combating social inequality. The partnership aims to bring players, teams and other groups together for a focused purpose, including a community improvement program that was agreed to in principle during the Fall League Meeting. NFL owners voted during league meetings in Florida in March to implement a local matching funds component to the social justice initiative with the Players Coalition.

Eagles to visit White House but attendance ‘individual decision’

Tuesday, May 22nd, 2018

The Philadelphia Eagles confirmed they will visit President Donald Trump at the White House next month but head coach Doug Pederson said Tuesday it would be left to individual players to decide whether they wished to attend. The White House confirmed last week that an invitation had been extended to the Eagles to attend what has become a traditional reception of the Super Bowl champions hosted by the president at 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue. The Eagles' ranks contain several prominent figures from the NFL player protest movement, and some including safety Malcolm Jenkins and defensive end Chris Long, have already indicated they planned not to attend.