Found October 17, 2012 on Football Nation:
In the latest episode of “Football Nation Today,” Alex talks about the biggest stories around the NFL through a third of the season. 1st Down: Alex speaks with Chris Warner, a contributor to and  Is the lack of an elite team in the NFL this year due to increased parity, or mediocrity?  The Patriots are 3-3, as are the other three teams in the AFC East.  How much blame does Bill Belichick shoulder for the lack of defensive progress with the Patriots over the past several years?  Plus, are the great successes the rookie quarterbacks enjoying a product of their abilities, or the changed landscape of the league? 2nd Down: The Cleveland Browns have officially changed ownership, and Mike Holmgren is out as team president.  Alex looks back at Holmgren’s disappointing tenure in the Browns’ Front Office, and whether the environment he worked in was conducive to success.  Speaking of success, the Eagles are once again falling short of it.  Defe...

Bill Belichick praises Tim Tebow

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick praised Tim Tebow on Tuesday and considers the New York Jets backup quarterback to be very valuable.“Yeah, absolutely. There’s no question about it,” Belichick said via The New York Daily News. “We saw him play last year. He quarterbacked that team to the playoffs in Denver and in addition to some of the quarterbacking things, he’s...

Bill Belichick (via Silverman’s Best: Patriots vs....

Bill Belichick (via Silverman’s Best: Patriots vs. Seahawks - 10/14/2012)

Bill Belichick on WEEI - 10/15/2012

Bill Belichick on WEEI - 10/15/2012


With the Jets and Patriots set to do battle on Sunday afternoon, Rex Ryan had high praise for New England's head coach Bill Belichick.

Ryan: Belichick 'best coach in league'

Maybe Tim Tebow is rubbing off on Rex Ryan. The usually blustery Jets coach sounded unusually humble Wednesday when discussing Gang Green's upcoming game against AFC East blood rival New England. Ryan called the Patriots' Bill Belichick "the best coach in the league'' - though he didn't concede anything in the teams' Sunday showdown in New England....

Sanchez vs. New England Patriots

Florham Park, N.J.: Let's not waste time about how "big" or "important" this game is for the New York Jets.  We get it, it's New England.No need for Rex Ryan and Bill Belichick comparisons, or how Rex speaks as if him and Belichick will be on the field taking snaps on Sunday.Let's point out something that, may be obvious, but at the same time, isn...

How to lose a football game in three simple steps: Brought to you by the 2012 New England Patriots

Tom Brady and the New England Patriots choked away a game in Seattle on SundayIt’s very easy to write the book on how to win football games in the NFL. By following the common rules of good football such as “manage time wisely” or “be more physical than the opposition”. It is a lot harder to write the other book. THat’s the book on how to lose football games and, of course...

Rex Ryan admits Bill Belichick is the better coach

Shortly before the season began, Rex Ryan ruffled a few feathers by declaring himself the best defensive mind in football, eschewing the likes of Bill Belichick and Dick LeBeau. When it comes to being a head coach, however, he admits there’s no contest. “If it was just between (Bill) Belichick and me, he’s going to win that battle,” Ryan said, via “I don’t...

Tim Tebow to play RB against New England Patriots

New York Jets Coach Rex Ryan is not ruling Tim Tebow out as running back when they match-up against the New England Patriots this weekend and is actually leaning towards using him in that role. [..]

If the New England Patriots had drafted Tim Tebow

In an alternate reality, are Tom Brady and Tim Tebow teammates?A few weeks before the 2010 NFL draft, Florida quarterback Tim Tebow met and had dinner with the head coach of the New England Patriots Bill Belichick. Thanks to Belichick’s relationship with then Florida head coach Urban Meyer, he routinely met with and drafted many of their players. This meeting was different, at...

Is A Super Sports-Betting Upset Brewing?

As the parties prepare for oral argument in NCAA v. Christie, lawyer Theodore Olson is looking a lot like Bill Belichick in Super Bowl XXXVI.

State Of The AFC East: Who Will Come Out On Top?

I sit here, still stunned from an unbelievable Sunday in the 2012 season of the NFL. I can't lie to you, I suddenly have serious doubts about the New England Patriots and their fate in a somewhat less than predictable season in both conferences, not just the AFC. Bill Belichick put it this way in a post game interview on WEEI: "...we didn't do a good job in any area...

With missed opportunities, Patriots drop to 3-3

A missed field goal in the final seconds against Arizona. A game-winning kick by the Ravens as the clock ran out. And now a 46-yard touchdown pass that gave the Seattle Seahawks the lead in the final minutes. The Patriots are 3-3 after their third close loss on Sunday. In all three games, New England had a second half lead - twice leading by two scores in the fourth quarter. Coach...

Blaming Bill Bellichick for Secondary Woes?

So, last night over at, they came out with a great 2,000+ word diatribe titled, Blame For Patriots Secondary Starts at Top in which he blames Bill for the woes back there. I highly recommend you reading it; it's very good. However, I am going to give you a little review here, as well as provide some opposing viewpoints. As always, follow me @CultOfBelichick1...
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