Found December 09, 2011 on
FOXBORO, Mass. -- Sunday's game between the Patriots and Redskins will feature a matchup between the only two head coaches with multiple Super Bowl rings. Bill Belichick (five Super Bowl victories, including three as a head coach) and Mike Shanahan (three Super Bowl victories, including two as a head coach) have built a professional relationship over the last few decades, and it has since turned into a strong friendship. They've gotten beers together, and Belichick even hosted Shanahan during the Patriots' training camp in 2009 when Shanahan spent the year out of football. The friendship is particularly noteworthy because of...

Bill Belichick explains how he tells defenders: “If you were a big enough playmaker, you’d have stayed on offense”

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was in rare form this morning during his news conference. He was relaxed and funny, expansive and explanatory. The topic of two-way players came up, and he offered an in-depth look at why players are put on offense or defense. It was pretty funny, too. (Check out this video of his interview) “Let’s put it this way,” Belichick said, only beginning...

Mike Shanahan set to face friend, rival Bill Belichick

When the Washington Redskins welcome the New England Patriots to FedEx Field on Sunday, Coach Mike Shanahan will face Bill Belichick, with whom he has a rather long history. Shanahan and Belichick have faced off both as coordinators – Shanahan offensive and Belichick defensive – in the 1980s and as head coaches in the last decade, and during that time, the two have developed...

Belichick sticks to code of silence

Time to ask Bill Belichick things he doesn't want to hear. It got nasty. "So Bill, with this easy schedule you...

Video of the day: Patriots LB Jerod Mayo talks about defensive improvements and the Redskins

It was kind of an interesting day yesterday, as the Redskins were just as much a topic of conversation as players going both ways. Blame coach Bill Belichick, he started us off on it. And so linebacker Jerod Mayo continued it, discussing his days as a HS running back. That wasn’t all. Check out my video: **In compliance with the NFL’s ridiculous video policy, this will...

Patriots continue to churn bottom of roster

Bill Belichick continues to search for a defense he can trust. The team made a handful of moves on Saturday, once again shaking up the bottom of their roster.  The team placed defensive lineman Jermaine Cunningham on injured reserve and signed Eric Moore. The team also waived safety Sterling Moore and promoted safety Malcolm Williams…

Five things to watch today

LANDOVER, Md. - It was another week for Bill Belichick to spotlight the individual talents of a foe rather than...

Video: Patriots’ Tom Brady Gets Into Shouting Match With Offensive Coordinator

Check out the video. New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady got into a shouting match with his offensive coordinator, Bill O’Brien. In fact, O’Brien had to be pulled away from Brady. The fireworks happened after Brady threw an end-zone interception in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins.   The Pats were up 34-27 with less than seven minutes to go in the...

Don Banks: Saints pass much-needed test with win over Titans; more Snaps

In his Snap Judgments, Dan Banks looks at the Saints' gritty victory over the Titans, the division-winning Texans, Bill Belichick being the voice of reason and more from Week 14.

Week 14 picks (Against the Spread)

JIM RUBERA (Rubera writes for The Spop) Last Week: 9-6  /  Overall: 95-87-4  /  Best Bets: 19-15-3  /  Monday Night: 7-7  /  Against Cincy: 3-8-1 Indianapolis @ Baltimore -16.5 This final score will look a lot like the end of the third quarter of the Pats/Colts game last week before Bill Belichick joked around and put his offensive players on defense just to see what would...
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