Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

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.

Celtics coach Brad Stevens gives simple take on why Patriots are a ‘juggernaut’

Wednesday, August 21st, 2019

The New England Patriots have provided the rest of the NFL a blueprint for how to establish consistent success, and they've done the same for the other professional sports teams in Boston. It's a theme Celtics head coach Brad Stevens focused on when asked Wednesday on WEEI's "Ordway, Merloni and Fauria" what makes the Patriots so successful. You can tell that thing is a juggernaut.

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.

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.

Why Patriots’ Damien Harris is worth drafting in your fantasy football league

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Running back is the most important position in fantasy football, and having enough depth at the position is critical to winning your league. A name to keep an eye on and strongly consider drafting is Damien Harris of the New England Patriots. Harris was a third-round pick of the Patriots in April and played well in Saturday's preseason win over the Tennessee Titans.

Former Patriots WR Malcolm Mitchell releases emotional short film on post-NFL life

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

Malcolm Mitchell's life after football has not been easy. Mitchell, as a rookie, played an important role in the team's historic Super Bowl LI comeback win over the Atlanta Falcons with six receptions for 70 yards. Mitchell released Tuesday part one of a short film named "TREASURE BOX." It highlights his life after football, and Mitchell is very honest in the film.

New “Madden NFL 20” update prevents Tom Brady from retiring after 2019 season

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

New England Patriots fans who enjoy playing the franchise mode in the "Madden NFL 20" video game will approve of the latest update to the game. EA Sports announced Tuesday the details of its latest title update that is now live, and it includes Patriots quarterback Tom Brady. Patriots QB Tom Brady will now be prevented from retiring at the end of the first season, based on his recently signed contract If you're not familiar with franchise mode, it allows you to play a real season(s) and serve as the general manager, coach and player of an NFL team.

Fantasy football 2019: These stats show Josh Gordon makes Tom Brady’s value much higher

Tuesday, August 20th, 2019

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady stepped up when it mattered most in 2018 and led his team to another Super Bowl championship, but he was not an elite fantasy football player last season. Brady still threw for 4,355 yards with 29 touchdowns and 11 interceptions. It was a down year (by his lofty standards) statistically for Brady, but he wasn't exactly in a great situation.