Posts Tagged ‘New England Patriots’

Report: Patriots to add Alabama assistant as special teams assistant

Friday, February 21st, 2020

The Patriots reportedly have made a signing as NFL free agency approaches. New England will add Alabama assistant Joe Houston as an assistant special teams coordinator, according to Bruce Feldman of The Athletic and FOX Sports. SOURCE: #Alabama staffer Joe Houston will become an assistant special teams coordinator with the #Patriots.

Report: Patriots hire Joe Houston as assistant special teams coach

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Alabama head coach Nick Saban and Patriots head coach Bill Belichick have a well-documented friendship and that may have helped one of Saban's assistants make a move to New England. Bruce Feldman of TheAthletic.com reports that Joe Houston is joining the Patriots as an assistant special teams coach. Houston was a special teams analyst for the Crimson Tide last year.

Giants will benefit from ex-Patriot Judge’s winning mentality – Solder

Friday, February 21st, 2020

Nate Solder knows all about the New England Patriots' winning culture and feels that will rub off on the New York Giants following Joe Judge's appointment as head coach. The Giants last month hired former New England special teams coordinator Judge to succeed Pat Shurmur following a disappointing 4-12 campaign. Judge was part of three Super Bowl-winning teams on Bill Belichick's staff, though his new role with the Giants is his first as a head coach.

Patriots legend Tedy Bruschi perfectly sums up dilemma facing players in CBA vote

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The NFL made headlines Wednesday when it was reported that a proposed collective bargaining agreement would alter the league's playoff format by adding a seventh qualifying team in each conference. In the proposal is a 17-game regular season and a three-game preseason. The current format, of course, has a 16-game regular season and four preseason games.

Why Kyle Long wants to see 49ers sign Tom Brady in NFL free agency

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Should he decide to leave the New England Patriots in NFL free agency, Tom Brady will have no shortage of options of where to suit up for the 2020 season. Given the right situation in which he's surrounded by a stout line and dynamic playmakers, Brady can put up elite numbers and lead another team -- should he choose to leave New England -- to the Super Bowl. While the Raiders, Tennessee Titans, Los Angeles Chargers and Chicago Bears are the teams commonly thrown around as landing spots for Brady, former NFL offensive lineman Kyle Long wants to see TB12 head to a different team out west -- the 49ers.

Under new playoff format, Steelers would have had four more playoff appearances in past 10 years

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

With the NFL and NFL Players Association closing in on a new CBA that will expand the playoffs from 12 teams to 14, it's tempting to consider how seven teams per conference would have played out if seven teams per conference had previously been in place. The biggest winners would have been the Steelers, who would have made the playoffs in 2019, 2018, 2013, and 2012 as the seventh seed in the AFC. Losing out in an environment of expanded playoffs would have been the Patriots.

Rob Ninkovich warns of Patriots domino effect if Tom Brady leaves in free agency

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The New England Patriots will be worse off in 2020 if Tom Brady leaves in free agency. The 42-year-old quarterback is one of several key Patriots players who will become free agents on March 18, including safety Devin McCourty and linebackers Kyle Van Noy and Jamie Collins.

Rob Ninkovich: If Tom Brady leaves, it gets harder to lure players to Patriots

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

The Patriots have been able to remain one of the top teams in the league for a couple of decades, largely based on the presence of Bill Belichick and Tom Brady. Former Patriots linebacker and ESPN analyst Rob Ninkovich told Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald that if Brady leaves, it could trigger an exodus of free agents and make it harder to lure new guys in. In years past, the Patriots have been able to get guys at a bargain, because it's an older veteran, a guy who's looking for a Super Bowl, for a playoff run.

Patrick Chung on Tom Brady uncertainty: “It’s just something we can’t control”

Thursday, February 20th, 2020

Safety Patrick Chung is under contract with the New England Patriots for the 2020 season. Fellow safety and special teams standout Nate Ebner is not under contract with the Patriots but wants to be back with the team this fall. Brady is set to hit the free agent market next month and there is a non-zero chance that process will result in the Patriots legend taking his first snaps for a team located outside of New England in 20 years in the NFL.

Nate Ebner wants to stay with Patriots as free agency looms

Wednesday, February 19th, 2020

The New England Patriots have some key players set to enter free agency this offseason. Obviously, Tom Brady will take most of the attention, but the team has some important special teams players set to hit the open market as well. Notably, Matthew Slater and Stephen Gostkowski will be available.