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The New England Patriots and head coach Bill Belichick made all-world receiver Wes Welker skip an offensive series in a playoff game for making a few jokes, so you might think there'd be a standard of discipline established in Foxboro. You'd be wrong. Julian Edelman, just six days removed from indecent assault and battery charges for allegedly groping a woman, was back to receive the first punt of the day. And the second. And the third. And the fourth, fifth, sixth and seventh. He even got a pass thrown his way in the waning seconds of the 24-20 loss. In...

Coverage isn’t sole problem

When Bill Belichick said last week that the play of the Patriots cornerbacks against the Steelers wasn’t “at the top of the list’’ of problems the defense had in that game, it raised some eyebrows.

Which Former Patriots Assistant Coach Would You Most Like to See Return to Bill Belichick's Staff?

Romeo Crennel did not enjoy a huge deal of success after leaving New England, posting a record of 24-40 in four seasons in Cleveland. Say this for Crennel, though: Of all the former Bill Belichick assistants to leave town, he's one of the few that didn't leave scortched earth in his wake. Not many of Belichick's former disciples can make the same claim. Eric Mangini and...

Loss to Giants tough for Pats to swallow

FOXBORO, Mass. -- His words were short and measured as always. But even Bill Belichick couldn't mask the frustration simmering beneath the surface.

Belichick: Rotation, not spat, why Albert Haynesworth sat

FOXBORO - Coach Bill Belichick did his best to explain Albert Haynesworth's disappearing act Sunday, saying the...

Patriots Loss A Sign Of Things To Come

The New England Patriots dropped a close one in Foxboro today, the first home loss for the Flying Elvii since the invention of the internal combustion engine. The Patriots gave up 80 yards in 1:21 on the final drive by the NY Giants, the final go ahead score coming with :15 seconds left. The game showcased some decent defense by the Pats, but it also exposed their weakness: If Tom...

Giants Fans Show Up in Droves at Gillette Stadium for Game Against Patriots

FOXBORO, Mass. -- While the events of Feb. 3, 2008, remain the low point of many Patriots' fans lives, it remains the greatest moment for Giants fans. That was clearly evident early Sunday afternoon at Gillette Stadium, where fans sporting Giants jerseys were everywhere. The range of the Giants' jerseys covered several eras. There were several old-school Lawrence Taylor jerseys...

The New England Patriot Version of the Hindenburg Crashes

DATELINE: HUMOR! Albert Haynesworth, the eighth wonder of the world according to Bill Belichick, has now proven to be the biggest folly since Netflix became Quikster for half a day. After going two rounds on the sidelines with his coaches in the third quarter of Sunday’s game, Albert Haynesworth discovered that Bill Belichick plays rope-a-dope better than anyone since Muhammad...

How A Comedian Helped Birth The "F-You" Patriots

Back in September 2007, the Patriots were caught taping the Jets' defensive signals on the sideline. This was week one, after the Patriots beat the Jets, 38-14. The next 15 games—all of which the Patriots won—were blowouts a lot like that, but with a venomous edge. In his new book, War Room, which hits stores tomorrow, former Boston Globe...

Albert Haynesworth next in line

We all called it a low-risk, high-reward move by Bill Belichick. That's what bringing aboard Albert Haynesworth...

Who's to Blame for the Patriots Secondary?

Is it Bill Belichick for letting talent go? Is it the players he’s kept? Or is the coaching staff of the group, led by Defensive Backs Coach Josh Boyer and Safeties Coach Matt Patricia? Let's look at a little history. When Belichick came on in 2000, he brought his protege Eric Mangini along with him, who would serve as his DB Coach. Mangini flourished in his work with the...
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