Found May 03, 2013 on AFC East Daily:
The New England Patriots announced their busload of rookie free agent signings Friday, adding 19 to the roster in preparation for offseason workouts.And while many of those 19 have a legitimate shot at being on the roster come September, it's two rookies from north of the border that coach Bill Belichick thinks have the upper hand at the moment.Belichick spoke with the media Friday after the official announcement free-agent signings and was asked whether he thought former CFL stars Armond Armstead and Jason Vega — who were signed back in January — had a leg up on the competition due to their previous professional experience. Belichick acknowledged the two were at an advantage at the moment, but for a much more obvious reason."I think the fact that they’ve been here for a couple weeks probably puts them ahead," Belichick said. "Just that they’ve been around our offseason program, been doing drills with the coaches this week. The previous two weeks have been really ...

New England Scarlet Knights? Belichick's Love Affair with Rutgers

The New England Patriots had seven picks in this year's NFL Draft and Bill Belichick used three of his seven picks on Rutgers Scarlet Knights players. Belichick added a fourth when he signed undrafted free agent cornerback Brandon Jones after the draft had ended. Why, though, did Bill Belichick invest so much of his draft on players from a program that only went 9-4 in a relatively...

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Coach Bill Belichick and Greg Schiano are good friends. This is pretty well known. Their friendship might be leading to a little bit of an unorthodox meeting between the two coaching staffs this off-season though. SI: Although the two coaching staffs will be squaring off in Week 3 of the 2013 regular season, the friendship and bonds shared by New England head coach Bill Belichick...

Bill Belichick feels like they received good value by acquiring LeGarrette Blount

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick feels like they got some good value by trading Jeff Demps to the Buccaneers for Legarrette Blount, according to Mike Reiss of “We felt like we got good value for Blount. He’s a guy that we basically gave up [Jeff] Demps for, and Demps, I’d say, is less of a proven player and there were some other issues with...

Bill Belichick Go Soft Because of a Girlfriend? So Says Asante Samuel!

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has developed one heck of a reputation over the years. Few can win like he has. No one has been able to take players perceived as malcontents and turned them into what appeared to be respectful, productive players like he can. There isn't a player, coach, executive--anyone--that has mastered the art of saying something while saying...

Bill Belichick praises LeGarrette Blount trade

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BB thinking about cutting off his sweatpants now instead of his...

BB thinking about cutting off his sweatpants now instead of his sleeves? He must be in offseason mode. Not buying the “short legs” excuse, Coach. sportingnewsarchive: New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick shows off his white socks and upper shins after speaking during a news conference at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass., Friday, May 3, 2013. (Michael Dwyer/AP)

Patriots Will Hold Joint Practices With Tampa Bay Buccaneers During Preseason

Bill Belichick‘s relationship with Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano just continues to expand. After news that Belichick would host Schiano and some of his staff on a visit to New England next week surfaced earlier on Friday, now it appears that the two will also hold joint practices during the preseason as well, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. The...

Robert Kraft: Pats got ‘first-round choices in second and third round’

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft believes this years draft “wound up very well” for the Patriots despite trading their first-round pick to the Minnesota Vikings for four later picks. Kraft, fielding questions from reporters during the Patriots introduction of their top draft pick, Jamie Collins, was asked from a fans perspective

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Asanta Samuel Says Bill Belichick Made Practices Easier Because He Was Whipped by Girlfriend

Asante Samuel might be in Bill Belichick‘s doghouse after this one. Samuel, who played for the Patriots from 2003 through the 2007 season, offered a little insight into the head coach’s personal life during an appearance on Dan Le Batard is Highly Questionable on Thursday, even saying that at one point Belichick was whipped. The Falcons cornerback reflected back on one story...

"We felt like we got good value for Blount. He’s a guy that we basically gave up Demps..."

“We felt like we got good value for Blount. He’s a guy that we basically gave up [Jeff] Demps for, and Demps, I’d say, is less of a proven player and there were some other issues with Jeff. With LeGarrette, he’s been a productive player. He didn’t play as much last year with the emergence of [Doug] Martin down there, so I can certainly understand that Tampa was in. We felt...

Patriots’ Versatile Offseason Acquisitions Allow Team to Bring Multiple Schemes, Coverages on Defense

Some of the Patriots’ 2013 acquisitions could bring the team’s defense back to its glory days. Prior to 2011, Bill Belichick was known to run a complex hybrid defense that included 3-4 and 4-3 looks, zone coverages and man coverages. But a lockout leading up to the 2011 season, and a 2012 roster that was full of new and inexperienced players, forced the team to simplify on defense...
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