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Playing the first of three games in an 11-day span Bill Belichick decided to rest many of the Patriots starters, including Tom Brady, Wes Welker, Rob Gronkowski, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork and many more. The end result was a 27-17 loss to the Eagles on Monday Night Football in an ugly, sloppy game. The Eagles played their starters into the third quarter where at that point they were going against the second and third string Patriots defense.
The big story coming out of the game was Michael Vick being injured on his sixth play of the game. The quarterback injured his ribs after taking a hit from Jermaine Cunningham. X-rays were negative, but he did not return. Patriots safety Patrick Chung was also injured, reportedly injuring his shoulder, but it isn’t very serious.
Patriots defense answers few questions against Eagles- Chris Gasper (subscription required) says with a lot of the starters being held out it is difficult to see how well the defense really is after they have stood out in...
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TAMPA, Fla. His team has only played two preseason games, but new Tampa Bay head coach Greg Schiano has already raised the caliber of play to championship levels at One Buc Place.
Of course, he pulled it off Wednesday morning with a little help from the New England Patriots and his longtime mentor, three-time Super Bowl winner Bill Belichick.
Schiano invited the elite NFL team...
The New England Patriots defense gave up a lot of yards last night in their preseason game against the Eagles, should this be cause for concern? Belichick’s defense could stop Eli Manning from driving down the field in the super bowl last season and now they couldn’t stop the Eagles from putting 27 points on the board to defeat the Patriots in last nights preseason game. This...
The Patriots have been fairly busy as of late. The defending AFC champions have begun a rather treacherous schedule, starting with their Monday night showdown in Foxboro on Monday with the Eagles. They're now in Tampa Bay for a pair of joint practices with the Buccaneers before another preseason tilt with the Bucs on Friday night. Their 10-game torture stretch gets wrapped up...
When Bill Belichick was coaching the Browns back in the mid-1990s, he had his sights set a defensive tackle from Miami named Warren Sapp. That is, assuming you believe Sapp’s recollection of his exchange with the three-time Super Bowl champion head coach. During an appearance on the “The Scott Van Pelt Show,” Sapp talked about a short meeting he had with Belichick following...
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick made the decision not to dress 18 of his starters for Monday night's game against the Philadelphia Eagles.
ESPN reports that Patriots quarterback Tom Brady left Gillette stadium well before the game even started.
The Patriots will turn around with little rest and play Friday night at Tampa Bay. Just one of the scheduling mistakes the...
Warren Sapp recently relayed a story about how he claims then-Browns coach Bill Belichick informed him that the coach wanted to draft him so badly that Belichick had an erection.
If the point of a book tour is to gather as much media attention as possible, Warren Sapp is succeeding at that. He might be looking crazy while doing it, but any press is good press I suppose.
Besides not letting go that his Twitter source was wrong about Jeremy Shockey being the Saints Bounty Snitch, he said some interesting things about Patriots coach Bill Belichick.
As former NFL defensive tackle Warren Sapp makes his rounds to promote his recent book, he made an appearance on The Scott Van Pelt Show on ESPN Radio.
Sapp ended up telling ESPN Radio that Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told him he wanted to draft him so badly that he had an erection. Belichick at the time was with the Browns and said that their general manager...
It's more than just a party now because of season-indicating trends and omens to observe in the first half...and because rookie and free agent jobs are on the line in the second half. Moreover, Bill Belichick has just made it interesting by allegedly pulling some of his big-name starters (like Tom Brady) out of the game. This is yet another bold example of Belichick's devilish...
Warren Sapp, currently on a media blitz to promote his new tell-all autobiography, Sapp Attack, relayed an interesting story about how he was informed of the level of arousal he caused in then-Cleveland Browns head coach Bill Belichick, apparently by the mad genius-turned-Patriots coach himself. According to Sapp, Belichick had a hard-on — supposedly literally — [...]
The Patriots aren't happy with their offense -- that's a bit of a surprise. In a game featuring two of the NFL's most high-powered offenses, and two of it's all-time great quarterbacks, suffice to say a 7-6 victory is not the way New England probably envisioned their preseason opener against the New Orleans Saints to pan out. Granted it was just the preseason and...
With another game looming Friday, Bill Belichick chose not to play his stars in Monday night’s tune-up against the Eagles. This meant a lot of snaps for many of the bubble guys competing to make the team. The backups got good experience playing against the Philadelphia starters, some of whom played into the third quarter.UP:Deion BranchWith Brandon Lloyd, Wes Welker and Jabar Gaffney...
With a rigorous stretch of three games in 10 days Bill Belichick has opted to sit out a slew of Patriot veterans in tonight’s preseason contest against Philadelphia. The list of inactives include Tom Brady, linebacker Jerod Mayo, tight ends Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, receivers Wes Welker and Brandon Lloyd and defensive lineman Vince [...]
There was plenty of interest across the NFL in Olympian sprinter Jeff Demps. When all the dust was settled, though, it was the Patriots who wooed the University of Florida product into signing on the dotted line to give Bill Belichick and the Pats their newest toy. It's just the latest move in the Belichick Era in which the Patriots prove once again that they are willing to give...