Evaluating the New England Patriots first two draft picks

The New England Patriots did not draft until No. 83 overall in the draft, electing to trade down from No. 72 overall with the Tennessee Titans. This move was a classic for Bill Belichick, knowing that his target player was going to be available at No. 83, that being defensive end/outside linebacker Derek Rivers. Then coach/general manager Belichick traded up to No. 85 overall to...
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Adam Schefter reminds everyone Jimmy Garoppolo is not getting traded

If the New England Patriots end up trading Jimmy Garoppolo before the start of the 2017 season, no one is going to look worse than Adam Schefter.Schefter, one of the most respected reporters in sports, has been saying for months that there is zero chance the Patriots will trade Garoppolo. With speculation still swirling leading up to the draft that the Cleveland Browns or some other...
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Five teams most likely to make a trade in the NFL Draft

The NFL Draft is always full of surprises. From the picks themselves to the wildly unexpected trade deals, it’s nearly impossible to predict what will unfold in the draft. Of course, that’s what makes it so much fun for fans and analysts alike.Every year, there seem to be a handful of trades no one saw coming. Teams either look to move up to acquire a specific talent or they...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Belichick on Hernandez’s suicide: ‘Every piece of it, tragic’

The football world woke up to some shocking and sobering news on Wednesday morning. Former New England Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, serving a life sentence after a murder conviction, committed suicide by hanging himself in a prison cell.As players, fans and others around the NFL world attempt to understand what exactly happened, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick had some...
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10 days ago  |  Discuss

Devin McCourty hopes Patriots are interested in brother Jason

Brothers Devin and Jason McCourty have never had the chance to play with each other in the NFL, but with the Tennessee Titans releasing Jason on Thursday, the door is now open — in theory.Devin McCourty, a safety for the New England Patriots, said he hoped that his team was interested in the services of his brother, a cornerback.“I’m excited for him,” Devin said Friday, via...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Belichick addresses Deflategate, Aaron Hernandez in interview

Bill Belichick has yet to speak with reporters since the NFL league year opened last month.But the New England Patriots coach did recently sit down for a lengthy and wide-ranging interview with Suzy Welch of CNBC’s “Power Lunch,” a segment of which was released online Thursday morning.The interview touched on everything from Belichick’s coaching roots to the Patriots’ Super...
16 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots seeking ways to configure stadium to hang fifth Super Bowl banner

When the New England Patriots opened Gillette Stadium in 2002, they left space for four Super Bowl banners, not expecting to need any more than that.Now that Tom Brady, Bill Belichick, and co. have won their fifth in 15 years, the team is trying to figure out where to put the new marker. According to ESPN’s Mike Reiss, the Patriots are currently contemplating ways to accommodate...
Via Larry Brown Sports
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Marvin Lewis expected to head into 2017 as a lame duck

When the Cincinnati Bengals signed Marvin Lewis to a contract extension following the 2014 season, it threw a lot of people for a loop. Why would Cincinnati extend a head coach that had failed to lead the team to a playoff win in six tries over the course of 12 seasons?Even after losing in the playoffs that in 2015, Cincinnati would go on to give Lewis a vote of confidence heading...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Belichick served subpoena, but didn’t show at Hernandez trial

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was reportedly served a subpoena in the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial earlier this week. He was supposedly on the defense team’s list of witnesses.In a strange development, Belichick himself didn’t show up to testify. That’s actually some pretty big news right there. Judges themselves usually don’t respond kindly to potential...
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22 days ago  |  Discuss

Bill Belichick wears perfect South Florida attire for Miami's Pro Day

Bill Belichick sure looks like he’s enjoying life, one pro day at a time.The New England Patriots coach continued his pro day tour ahead of the 2017 NFL Draft with a Wednesday afternoon visit to Miami, one day after he skipped the NFL’s annual coaches breakfast for Florida’s showcase.And he dressed pretty appropriately for a March trip to South Florida. No shoes, no problem...
March 29, 2017  |  Discuss

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