Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

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.

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.

Bill Belichick: Jason McCourty’s picked things up well

Monday, August 13th, 2018

A report this weekend placed cornerback Jason McCourty on the Patriots roster bubble as he’s done most of his work with the second team and may not offer the special teams value that the team looks for in reserve players. McCourty did not play at all in last Thursday’s preseason opener and Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked about him during a Monday press conference. Belichick said McCourty has “picked things up well” and that “it’s been good” before answering a question about why the veteran didn’t play against Washington.

After six stops in less than a year, Lucien working hard to stick with Pats

Monday, August 13th, 2018

Thursday's preseason opener wasn't a showcase for the Patriots wide receivers by any stretch. Also impressive was the block he threw on running back Ralph Webb's first touchdown when he got into a Washington defender and walked him through the end zone, sealing the edge for Webb. "We were taught to make sure we leave one," Lucien explained, referring to the process of selecting a defender to block and leaving the other for the back to beat 1-on-1.

Matt Patricia’s attention to detail goes beyond the end zone

Monday, August 13th, 2018

While not every Bill Belichick lieutenant has left New England and found success as a head coach, Matt Patricia has taken over an already decent Lions team and brought a few classic Patriots traits. According to Peter King of NBC in Football Morning in America, one of the first things Patricia noticed about the team’s indoor facility was that the practice fields lacked fixed goalposts.

Report: New contract appears to hint at the fact Tom Brady could play in 2019

Sunday, August 12th, 2018

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady’s contract indicates he could play through 2019. At age 41, Tom Brady is entering his 19th season in the National Football League. According to a report from the Boston Globe’s Ben Volin on Saturday, Brady’s new contract could indicate he will not only be playing through this year’s 2018 season, but he will also play in 2019.