Found November 14, 2013 on Ex Pats:
One of the more persistent rumors about the Patriots during the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady era is that it will end simultaneously. The popular thinking goes that when Bill retires, Tom retires or that when Tom finally hangs up the cleats, Bill hangs up the clipboard. They will then both presumably ride off into the sunset together while an orchestral score booms from Gillette. When asked about that possibility, Tom Brady had this to say, per the Patriots twitter feed: No matter how it goes down, we Pats fans should cherish every moment of the Brady-Belichick era, because no matter how it ends, it won't last forever. Do you think that Tom Brady and Bill Belichick retire from the NFL at the same time?

One team I could see claiming Ed Reed is the Patriots

The Houston Texans released Ed Reed today after going public and stating why he felt the team lost. “We were outplayed and outcoached” is what Reed said after the Texans latest lost. @ESPNStatsInfo: The Texans released 9-time Pro Bowl safety Ed Reed. Including the playoffs, Reed has 70 career interceptions, 5th-most in NFL history. One […]

New England Patriots: Week 11 Preview, Prediction

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Tom Brady had to struggle at every level just to make it to the NFL; he joined the New England Patriots in 2000 as the 199th selection in the draft. Though expectations were low, he made good as soon as the opportunity presented itself, to become one of the greatest quarterbacks ever to play the game.Cam Newton came with high expectations as he declared for the draft in 2011 following...

GIF: Northern Ilinois’ Mascot, Diesel, High-Fives Cheerleader After Huskies Score

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Tom Brady Says Dolphins’ Bullying Scandal is ‘Their Issue,’ Says Character of Patriots’ Locker Room Has Keyed Success

The Dolphins’ bullying scandal has led to a leaguewide concern over similar issue in locker rooms around the NFL. The Patriots apparently don’t have such a problem. Tom Brady is the singular voice of the Patriots’ players, and he was sympathetic toward the Dolphins’ current situation during an interview with WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan on Tuesday morning, but he couldn...

Bill Belichick Stonewalls on Possible Ed Reed Talk

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Belichick Says Vereen and Talib Will Ramp Up This Week in Practice

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Carolina Panthers: Week 11 Panther Predictions

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Rob Gronkowski's Football 101 Women's Clinic Featured Dance-Off and "Gronkinis"

While Tom Brady was off on some beach getaway, Rob Gronkowski spent his week off in a decidedly Gronk-like fashion: by hosting a football clinic for women which featured "Gronktinis" and a dance off. Because it ain't no party without a Patriots tight end dougie-ing the night away. And yes, "Gronktinis" are apparently a real thing: ...

The Patriots are underdogs against Carolina

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Chiefs And Broncos Begin Gauntlet For AFC West Supremacy

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2013 Fantasy Football: Week 11 Start/Sit and Daily Fantasy Strategy

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