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There's been a lot of chatter surrounding the Patriots this week in light of their loss to the Steelers, and the mailbag was loaded with questions. Let's get right to them. Thanks to everyone who participated. Do you think Bill Belichick and the Patriots would benefit from an official defensive coordinator? If so, do they have any options? --@turtledip, via Twitter It's a fair question, and I'm not sure if there's a correct answer either way. Bill Belichick was in charge of the defense last season, and they certainly improved over the course of the year and even showed a...

Belichick paid player to start fights

Chad Eaton, who played for the Patriots from 1996-2000, recently admitted that Belichick would tell him to mix it up by saying "It's time" when practice was going slowly. Eaton would then find some money in his locker.

Former Patriot says Belichick paid him to start fights in practice

By Mike McDermott

Bill Belichick on Chad Eaton's Claim: 'I Don't Remember'

A mini-stir was generated Friday morning, after former NFL linebacker Chad Eaton said in a Dayton Daily News story that Bill Belichick used to pay him to start fights in practice to provide a spark for the team. That practice, if true, would obviously violate a few rules, namely that you can't pay players extra money for anything. Belichick briefly responded Friday to the claim...

Did Patriots Belichick pay player to start fights in practice?

He’s either crazy or crazy like a fox.New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been accused of paying a player to start fights in practice.Former NFL defensive lineman Chad Eaton told the Dayton Daily News, that when he … [visit site to read more]Did Patriots Belichick pay player to start fights in practice? - The Jet Press - The Jet Press - A New York Jets Fan Site...

Coughlin, Belichick to meet again

There may not be a coach Bill Belichick dislikes more than Rex Ryan, a guy who regularly takes shots at the Patriots' coach in his unceasing quest to beat his AFC East counterpart.

Bill Belichick Dodges Array of Questions From Reporter Assigned to Cover Julian Edelman Story

FOXBORO, Mass. -- Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was bombarded Wednesday by a series of questions about Julian Edelman's arrest for indecent assault and battery. Staying true to form, Belichick shrugged off the inquiries from an ambitious television news reporter whose lone assignment was to pepper Belichick about Edelman. It was slightly awkward, particularly since neither...

Revelations about Secret Life of Bill Belichick

DATELINE: HUMOR! New England Patriots guru, man behind the curtain, genius of the gridiron, and top secret operative, Bill Belichick had the wizard’s curtain pulled back for a few seconds in the days before the Patriots meet the New York Football Giants. Insights and information about Coach Belichick are usually hard to find, yet more than a few nuggets emerged on Friday....

Belichick paid player to start fights?

Former NFL defensive lineman Chad Eaton added to the growing mystique of Bill Belichick's coaching prowess, saying the coach would pay him on the side for starting fights during practice.

newenglandpatriotsuk: Tom Brady & Bill Belichick are...

newenglandpatriotsuk: Tom Brady & Bill Belichick are currently tied with Dan Marino & Don Shula for and NFL RECORD most wins by a Quarterback/Head Coach tandem with 116.


The Patriots are still Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, and they were 14-2 in 2010 before getting Rex-slapped in the playoffs by the Jets. It is what the Ravens did in the playoffs the year before, what the Giants did to the Patriots in the Super Bowl.

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...

Giants’ D-Line Primed and Pointed at Brady

Patriots’ coach Bill Belichick know a few things about great defenses having been in the Giants’ DC during Lawrence Taylor’s heyday. Yesterday, he held nothing back when talking about the Giants’ current pass-rushers: Osi Umenyiora, Justin Tuck, Dave Tollefson, Mathias Kiwanuka and the rising Jason Pierre-Paul.. “Most times a team may have one player that is the caliber...

Patriots tackle chilly practice as they creep closer to date with the Giants

That Patriots appear to be in good health heading into Sunday’s game with the New York Giants. Colleague Ian Rapoport, who made the trek to the upper practice fields behind Gillette Stadium, to watch the first part of practice, indicated linebacker Dane Fletcher (thumb) was missing.  Earlier, during his session with the media, Patriots coach Bill Belichick indicated Fletcher’s...

Churning the Roster: Has Bill Belichick’s Revolving Door Gone Too High Up the Roster

Bill Parcells used to love to try to get the best 53 players on his roster. So constantly tweaking the bottom of the roster was a usual habit. Bill Belichick brought the same philosophy to New England and used it effectively to win three super bowls. However, when is enough is enough? Hines Ward stated that he felt the Pittsburg Steelers didn’t need him against the Patriots...

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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