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FOXBORO, Mass. -- Bill Belichick's consistency will continue to be a major asset for the Patriots as they prepare for Saturday's playoff opener against the Broncos. Ever unwavering, Belichick has stayed on course this week. The storylines are everywhere, from Tebowmania to the franchise's three-game postseason losing streak, and the playoff hype has been unavoidable with a much larger media contingent at Gillette Stadium. Yet, Belichick has stuck to his routine, keeping his players' focus bound between the painted lines on the field. "His ability to stay focused to the nth degree and do that repetitively, week in and week...

A chipper Patriots coach Bill Belichick says, “Everybody’s excited to play”

Patriots coach Bill Belichick was in a good mood today. In fact, it was about as good a mood as I’ve seen him in a while. Does that mean he likes the way his team has prepared? That he thinks they are ready? Maybe. No game face today. Belichick was expansive and interesting, and we’ll make sure to get to his comments — in full — later. But for now… Some highlights? “It’s...

Belichick Effusive Today At Presser

Deion Branch got some love from Belichick today. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick must have had a good week of practice at Foxboro. Today, he was not his usual grumpy "we're just trying to to get ready for Denver" self. He was expansive in his answers, and glowing in his praise of veterans on his team, notably, Deion Branch.Hoodie was asked about what...

Patriots, Belichick Say Hell No to the Magic Show

Last week I picked the Steelers over the Broncos, and even though I’m picking the Patriots this week, never again will I cross reference religion during a football prediction.  If you bet against the almighty, you’ll lose every time. With all the hoopla surrounding Tim Tebow, it seems like fans are getting used to mentioning Tim Tebow and the Second Coming in the same sentence...

Defensive Showdown In Baltimore: Divisional Round Prediction

Just a reminder that all Tebow does is win. Unfortunately, he looks to run into a buzz saw in New England this week. No one would be more embarrassed with a loss coming off a bye to the Tebownator than Bill Belichick. Overall: 21-13-1 Last Week's Predictions: Detroit +10.5 at New Orleans: LOSS This was looking like a great pick through three quarters. In...

Belichick: Branch possesses "exceptional" skills

By Carolyn ThorntonThere are good players. There are great players. Then there are exceptional players. Deion Branch belongs in the third category, according to Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The veteran wide receiver possesses intangible qualities, such as great timing, that really can't be taught. "Deion's a very instinctive receiver," Belichick said. "He...

Tim Tebow, Denver Broncos will see their playoff road end at New England, predicts Dennis Manoloff (SBTV)

Plain Dealer reporter says Bill Belichick will find a way to bottle up the Denver offense this weekend.

Bill Belichick Hiring of Josh McDaniels A Week Before the Broncos Playoff Game is Raising Eyebrows

The paint had not even dried on the Broncos’ upset victory over the Steelers in Sunday’s wild-card game at Mile High when an email from the Patriots media relations staff was distributed announcing Josh McDaniels would be rejoining their coaching staff, effective immediately. The move, a classic bit of Bill Belichick intrigue, raised some eyebrows considering McDaniels, who was...

Tom Brady Says Patriots 'Got Off to a Good Start' Tuesday

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick really set the tone for the week Tuesday when the team returned to Gillette Stadium. They had perfect attendance at practice for the first time all season, and they were in pads for the first time since Dec. 7, which made it clear that the postseason message was strong, and it was clear. After three and a half days off, the Patriots...

Broncos unconcerned about McDaniels reunion, but are Pats crossing the line?

In 2007, the Spygate scandal cost Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots three-quarters of a million dollars, a first-round draft pick, and a great deal of credibility. Belichick hadn't just skirted the line between winning within the rules and doing whatever it takes — he obliterated it. The extreme possibility that he was far from the only coach engaging in video subterfuge...

Josh McDaniels gets foes talking

Bill Belichick yesterday referred to new hire Josh McDaniels as a "good asset" for the remainder of the season....

Woody Paige: NFL should put kibosh on Josh McDaniels' return to New England Patriots

Hoodie and The Blowfish are back together again. Josh McDaniels is reuniting with Bill Belichick for "I Spy: The Second Sequel."
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