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Each week this season, we gear up for game day with five facts about the Chiefs' next opponent. •Today: A true dean among the NFL's leadership hierarchy, Bill Belichick is in his 37th season as a coach in the league, 17th as a head coach, and 12th as head coach of the Patriots. He has led New England to a 132-53 regular-season record, four Super Bowls and three championships.

Uh oh, Sabermetricians: Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a thought or two…

This was a nice, random treat from Patriots coach Bill Belichick on Friday. I didn’t want the week to go by without mentioning it. While we wait for the game to start, let’s go back to Belichick getting a question about some teams putting their playbooks on iPads. And in the end, he wound up making fun of technology, himself, and Sabermetrics…. which was awesome. Here we go...

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady Don't Run Up the Score and Other Leftover Patriots Thoughts

Are we really talking about this again? After Tom Brady had the gall to hand a football to Shane Vereen (a guaranteed Hall of Famer who has built a Walter Payton-esque career of overpowering linebackers and scoring dozens of touchdowns per season), the conversation in the football world quickly turned to Bill Belichick, the evil hoodie-wearer who runs up the score on opponents and...

Crass Belichick Runs Up The Score On Another Hapless Opponent

Yay. We finally got a game in which the media can do some good old-fashioned grousing about Bill Belichick (a “prick” according to Fred Toucher) heartlessly running up the score on another hopelessly defeated opponent. The Patriots 34-3 victory over the Kansas City Chiefs last night did not come as easily as the score would indicate. For much of the first half, Romeo Crennel’s Chief...

Belichick targets KC's backup plan

FOXBORO - In the past, Bill Belichick has feasted on plenty of inexperienced quarterbacks. He's tortured quite...

Bill Belichick Conference Call Transcript

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick addresses the media during his conference call on Tuesday, November 22, 2011.

Patriots, Chiefs On Monday Night Stage Tonight

The Patriots take on the Kansas City Chiefs on ESPN’s Monday Night Football tonight. With a win, New England will tie Baltimore, Pittsburgh and Houston with the best record in the AFC. This news is apparently a revelation to both sports radio stations this morning, who I guess had no idea this was possible. Some quick links to get us going this Monday morning: The legend of Scott...

Patriots want to start fast, Chad Ochocinco’s production… and other stuff

Patriots coach Bill Belichick, offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien, and personnel chief Nick Caserio just met with members of the media via a conference call, offering thoughts on beating the Chiefs last night. The topics were varied, from the offense starting slow to Chad Ochocinco’s lack of production to why TE Rob Gronkowski gets so open. Want some highlights? O’Brien on...

Has Bill Belichick Lost His Touch In Making Player Personnel Decisions Since Scott Pioli Left New England?

Patrick Chung. Devin McCourty. Rob Gronkowski. Aaron Hernandez. Brandon Spikes. They're all pretty good players, and they were all drafted after former Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli departed New England in 2009 to become general manager of the Kansas City Chiefs. Since then, the Patriots have also plucked Danny Woodhead off the scrap heap and signed...

Pioli: Criticism of Belichick’s Roster Moves is “ridiculous”

Chiefs general manager and former Patriots vice president of player personnel Scott Pioli was a guest on The Big Show on WEEI radio and he stated that the critiscm that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has received for his personnel decisions is “rediculous.” Since Pioli left the Patriots a few years ago,  Belichick has been [...]

Patriots practice for the final time before the Chiefs game, and Devin McCourty showed up

For the last time before they face the Chiefs on Monday night, Patriots coach Bill Belichick and his team worked out today. They did so in shells on the game field, and that’s where they’ll play on Monday. This is usually the time you can find out who will play in the game, as availability for the last practice often dictates that. What did we learn? Patriots CB Devin McCourty...

Julian Edelman does his best Troy Brown impersonation to help take down the Chiefs

The past month probably hasn’t been too much fun for Julian Edelman. First being a healthy scratch against Pittsburgh. Then being arrested the next day after a Halloween party at a Boston nightclub on groping charges. Edelman, however, has endured, and reinvented himself. We knew he could return punts. He just re-emphasized that tonight with his 72-yard punt return for a touchdown...

Edelman’s punt return TD caps a night of versatility

If there's one thing Bill Belichick likes in his non-superstar players more than anything else, it's the ability to more than one thing at a reasonably high level. That's why he used to flex linebacker Mike Vrabel out as a red zone tight end, and why he had receiver Troy Brown playing cornerback on a Super Bowl team. The latest subject of Belichick's football experiments...

Patriots West: Bill Belichick Old Faces in a New Place

When the Kansas City Chiefs come to town Monday Night, there will be a host of familiar faces that will be on hand. Scott Pioli, Romeo Crennel and Todd Haley have all worked with Belichick. Pioli worked here in New England as Belichick’s personnel man. Crennel and Haley both worked with Belichick with the New York Jets. Crennel also was Belichick’s defensive coordinator here...

Scoring With Fewer Options – Tom Brady is Making the Most Out of the Offense

Tom Brady has been here before, limited options that must produce. Monday night showcased his skill for raising his offense’s level even when they don’t have the talent. Wes Welker and Deion Branch were non factors and Welker has been on lockdown since his hot start of the season. Sadly, Branch looks slow and his quickness, which was his trademark skill, is quickly dissipating...
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