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WATCH: Ryan mocks Belichick during press conference

Buffalo Bills head coach Rex Ryan isn’t afraid of putting himself out there and taking a chance. Usually it happens on the football field, but Monday it came in front of the Buffalo media in a news conference, when he tried out his new Bill Belichick impression. Sometimes risks don’t pay off. Ryan probably expected uproarious laughter. He got crickets. It happens to the best...
Via NESN.com
1 hour ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan: ‘If Belichick’s playing quarterback, we’re coming after him.’

All it took was one win for Rex Ryan to get his grudge-match swagger back. The Bills (1-2) broke into the win column Sunday with a 33-18 victory at home over the Cardinals. Next up is a trip to New England to face the rival Patriots. It’s anyone’s guess who the Patriots’ quarterback will be, but Ryan is ready for anyone. “Look, I can sit back and say I don’t care who plays...
Via The Sports Daily
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: McDaniels plans to leave Pats, pursue head-coaching job

No member of the New England Patriots organization has improved his own stock more this season than Josh McDaniels has. McDaniels’ innovative and ever-changing offensive game plans have helped New England maintain its status as one of the NFL’s top teams even without star quarterback Tom Brady, who has one week remaining on his four-game Deflategate suspension. The Jimmy...
Via NESN.com
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Brady Or Belichick: Who Is More Important?

Since 2001, no team has dominated the NFL like Bill Belichick's Patriots. The team has been one of the most consistent winners in the history of the sport ever since Belichick paired with Tom Brady en route to one of the most improbable Super Bowl upsets in history. Even with that fairy tale beginning, this season's 3-0 start has to be in the running for the most magical performance in...
Via The Sports Quotient
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski’s new Nike shoes have a neon green heel with ‘Gronk’ in them

If you were to imagine what a Rob Gronkowski shoe might look like, it probably would look pretty similar to what Nike is actually just releasing. My @NikeTraining shoe drops tmw! Grab the Nike Zoom Train Toranada 'Gronk' at 10am ET on https://t.co/k0VVcZbBOn pic.twitter.com/hPtsXomGYg — Rob Gronkowski (@RobGronkowski) September 23, 2016 The new Nike Zoom Train Toranada...
Via The Comeback
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New England Patriots face big quarterback decisions in 2017

Bill Belichick (CC BY-SA 2.0) by Keith Allison The New England Patriots would have been fearing the worst for the start of their 2016 season after quarterback Tom Brady’s four-game suspension for the deflategate scandal was reinstated. The four-time Super Bowl champion opted not to take his fight to the Supreme Court, allowing the NFL to claim victory in the matter and leave the...
Via The Scores Report
10 hours ago

Patriots Three-Sixteenths Through 2016 Review

Come on. I mean, 3-0? Sure, most fans hoped for it, but to see it happen the way it has happened has been a real trip. Yes, here the Patriots sit after coming back to win in Arizona, outlasting the Dolphins at home, and besting the Texans in every phase of the game last Thursday night. Each an impressive win in its own right, even disregarding the players who missed time on the field...
Via Boston Sports Media Watch
10 hours ago

New England Patriots: What we learned about Jacoby Brissett

The New England Patriots led by rookie quarterback Jacoby Brissett, defeated the Houston Texans on Thursday night 27-0. Brissett was drafted in the third round by the Patriots in the last NFL draft out of North Carolina State. With Tom Brady being suspended for the first four games, and Jimmy Garoppolo being injured in the first half against the Miami Dolphins, Jacoby Brissett was...
Via isportsweb.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Pats' QB for Week 4 still up in the air

The New England Patriots could be headed into Week 4 with both of their available quarterbacks injured. But coach Bill Belichick doesn't seem fazed. He deferred comment Sunday on the status of both Week 3 starter Jacoby Brissett and Jimmy Garoppolo until later in the week, as the Patriots prepare to host the Buffalo Bills next Sunday. ''Well we'll give our injury report on Wednesday...
Via Associated Press
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Report: Garoppolo 'making progress,' could be ready Week 4

The New England Patriots are running out of options at quarterback with Tom Brady suspended and both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett hurt. Fortunately, both of their backup quarterbacks have a chance to be healthy in time for next weekend’s game against the Buffalo Bills. ESPN’s Adam Schefter reported on Sunday that Garoppolo is “definitely making progress” with his...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patriots defensive coaching staff getting things done in wake of Tom Brady’s absence

The New England Patriots and the rest of the world knew the absence of Tom Brady would affect the team, but after three games, the top performers have been on the sidelines. The game plans for the first three games have lefy many marvelling at how a team can lose so much in personnel, but continue to play at the highest level, especially the defense. “Let me tell you, man, Bill’s...
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Patriots’ Brissett has thumb sprain, not a tear – injury ‘not deemed to be a serious one’

Some sort of good news out of Pats Nation as third string QB Jacoby Brissett has only a sprained thumb and not a tear as previously reported. Brissett was thrust into active duty when primary backup Jimmy Garoppolo suffered a shoulder injury in the second half against Miami in Week 2. The rookie since has acquitted himself nicely, setting up an opportunity to go 4-0 without the...
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Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Perhaps the universe had a more severe punishment in mind for the New England Patriots than what the NFL had in mind initially, when they brought the Deflategate shenanigans to a close by curbing Tom Brady for the first month of the 2016 campaign. Because after just 2.5 weeks of NFL football, the Patriots are limping towards the Week 5 return of their future Hall of Fame signal caller...
Via Yardbarker
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jimmy Garoppolo could be ready for Week 4

The New England Patriots fortunately have 10 days to sort out their quarterback situation. In the meantime, it is encouraging that quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo might be ready to play in Week 4 against the Buffalo Bills, per ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Patriots also believe QB Jimmy Garappolo has chance to be ready for Buffalo in week 4, per source, but still too early to say for sure...
Via Sportsnaut
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick sarcastically praises Patriots' Color Rush unis

As you might know, Bill Belichick doesn’t have a lot of patience for non-football matters, whether that’s banners, media narratives, social media or uniforms. The New England Patriots head coach was asked Friday about the color rush uniforms his team wore Thursday night, and if they brought back bad memories of a similar blue-on-blue combination they wore in a 2002 loss. “Yeah...
Via NESN.com
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Jay Feely says NFL will not change kickoff rules this season

In the midst of a New England Patriots blowout victory over the Houston Texans on "Thursday Night Football," CBS dropped a bombshell. Jay Feely, who is CBS’ kicking expert (because apparently that’s a thing), said during the third quarter of Thursday’s broadcast that the NFL will not change the kickoff rule it implemented this season that moves touchbacks to the 25-yard line...
Via The Comeback
3 days ago  |  Discuss

Julian Edelman’s dad scouts son’s QB ability

Julian Edelman might have to play quarterback for the Patriots Thursday night against the Texans. If that happens, Edelman’s father told ESPN.com what to expect. Frank Edelman coached his son in youth football all the way to high school, and he sounded like a coach just as much as he did a father when assessing his son’s ability to play quarterback. “Can Jules do it? Yeah...
Via The Sports Daily
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Jacoby Brissett to start Thursday for the Patriots

The New England Patriots will reportedly be going with rookie third-round pick Jacoby Brissett at quarterback against the Houston Texans Thursday night. I'm being told Jacoby Brissett will start at QB for #Patriots tonight. Jimmy Garoppolo will be active, but dress as his backup, per source. — Courtney Fallon (@CourtneyFallon_) September 22, 2016 This shouldn’t be considered...
Via Sportsnaut
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Report: Garoppolo will be active as backup QB, Brissett to start

Jimmy Garoppolo could be available as a backup quarterback on Thursday night, but the New England Patriots are reportedly planning to start rookie Jacoby Brissett. Courtney Fallon of NFL Network reports that Brissett will get the start despite being active. The Patriots are said to have confidence that Brissett can run the same offense as Garoppolo after what they saw in the preseason...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Gronk reportedly telling teammates he will play

The New England Patriots have labeled Rob Gronkowski a game-time decision for Thursday night’s showdown with the Houston Texans, but the star tight has reportedly told teammates he plans to play. Ben Volin of the Boston Globe considers Gronkowski “likely” to suit up and notes that he has told others in the locker room that his 2016 season debut will come against Houston. ...
Via Larry Brown Sports
4 days ago  |  Discuss

Thursday web roundup: New England Patriots

New England Patriots vs. Texans: Musket Fire RoundtableListen in as three of the Musket Fire staff talk Patriots vs. Houston topics such as the backup quarterback situation, the Houston defensive … NFL Odds, Start Time: Houston at New England PatriotsThe New England Patriots are hosting the Texans on NFL Thursday Night Football. The game is scheduled for an 8:25 p.m. start time...
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4 days ago  |  Discuss
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