Found November 20, 2011 on The Rap Sheet:
 Ty Law spent most of yesterday at the Museum of Science hosting the first ever “You Can Do The Rubik’s Cube” Tournament. The former Patriots Pro Bowl cornerback really got a kick out of watching students from across Boston solving the popular game cube. He was amazed at how quickly some of the kids worked out the color schemes, manipulated the cube, and solved the puzzle. Kind of like Patriots coach Bill Belichick working the puzzle that is his injury depleted secondary, trying to fill the holes. ”I was very happy for the defense to come up and make big plays and step up when they had guys down,” Law said. ”That’s reminicent of the old defenses. When somebody goes down, it’s time for somebody else to step up. And it wasn’t just one guy, it was a number of guys stepping up. People you never heard of came and filled in and did a great job. So I’m very proud of what those guys did and hopefully they can carry this onto the next game.” (more…)

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...

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...

Five things about the Patriots

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.

Scott Pioli defends Bill Belichick

Scott Pioli’s new team will be in Foxborough to face his old team on Monday night and Pioli is using the occasion to defend the personnel work done by Bill Belichick. During an appearance on WEEI, the Chiefs general manager called criticism of Belichick’s drafting and personnel record “ridiculous.” Belichick has caught some criticism of…

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 [...]

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...

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...

New England Patriots Running the Table to End Regular Season?

On Nov 6th, the New England Patriots 2011 season hit rock bottom. The New York Giants had gotten the best of them yet again, and although it was a close, last second loss on a questionable play, it was very deflating. Especially when combined with the one-sided defeat to the Pittsburgh Steelers the week before, it was rare back to back losses for Tom Brady and company. Then the columns...

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...
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