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New England Patriots: Rookie Preseason Grades

Bill Belichick values... wel... value both in the draft and free-agency. Who better takes advantage of cast-offs (think LeGarrette Blount) than the genius himself? The New England Patriots are certainly no worse-off than any other team in the league, despite criticism, often harsh at times, that his draft decisions are less-than-stellar. Some in New England even question his genius...
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Weekly Rewind: Garoppolo; Belichick’s worst cuts; Brady’s pissed; Tim Wright

In case you missed it: Columns from the cover32 universe to catch up on anything and everything from the New England Patriots this week. New England Patriots - How did Jimmy Garoppolo do in the Patriots’ preseason finale? (READ) - A brief history of Bill Belichick’s most cold-blooded cuts. (READ) - How’d Tom Brady react when he heard Logan Mankins was traded? (READ) - What...
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New England Patriots: In Bill We Trust

The holding line for New England Patriots fans for a more than a decade has been the title of this article. Trust in Bill Belichick. Keep the faith. The Hoodie knows, he always knows. Stars have come and gone. Richard Seymour, one of the Patriots’ best (and only, at the time) pass rushers traded to the Raiders in his prime. Wes Welker, one of the most beloved players in team history...
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Bill Belichick: ‘I Don’t Know Anything About Soccer,’ Not Even Rules

Call the sport of soccer “unlucky,” because it lacks a fan in Bill Belichick. The New England Patriots head coach was asked about the the New England Revolution’s acquisition of Jermaine Jones, for some reason, and the normally staid coach supplied one of the the great passive-aggressive responses. Basically, Belichick admitted that he knows the Patriots and the Revs play in...
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Don't bother asking Bill Belichick a soccer question

Don’t ask Bill Belichick — head coach of the New England Patriots — his opinion on Jermaine Jones signing with the New England Revolution. Bill Belichick doesn’t care about the New England Revolution. Bill Belichick doesn’t care about soccer. Bill Belichick cares about winning football games. Love this answer from Belichick the other day when asked about the NE Revolution...
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Matt Cassel does a great imitation of Bill Belichick (Video)

Vikings quarterback Matt Cassel was a guest on the Dan Patrick Show on Tuesday and was asked to do an imitation of Patriots head coach Bill Belichick,  who he played for early in his career. var ACE_AR = {Site: '898551', Size: '468060', CallType: 'IFRAME'}; Loading... ZergNet The post Matt Cassel does a great imitation of Bill...
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Poll: Bill Belichick NFL’s Best Head Coach, According To League Insiders

Bill Belichick hasn’t hoisted the Lombardi Trophy in more than a decade, but he’s still the man when it comes to NFL head coaches. polled 30 “league insiders” asking who they thought was the NFL’s best head coach, and the New England Patriots head man landed at the No. 1 spot on the list. Using a tier system, Belichick got the most “first-tier votes” with 28...
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Bill Belichick Thinking Ahead By Starting Jimmy Garoppolo In Preseason Finale

Bill Belichick could have avoided a lot of controversy by starting fourth-year backup quarterback Ryan Mallett in the New England Patriots’ preseason finale against the New York Giants. The Patriots head coach’s eye towards the future led to his decision to start rookie quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo instead of Mallett or starter Tom Brady, however. “I think in this case it...
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Patriots could release RB Stevan Ridley?

Last year, the New England Patriots’ top two rushers were Stevan Ridley (178 rushes for 773 yards and 7 TDs) and LeGarrette Blount (153 rushes for 772 yards and 7 TDs). Ridley spent some time in coach Bill Belichick’s doghouse due to a case of fumbilitis, but with Blount scampering off to the Pittsburgh Steelers […] The post Patriots could release RB Stevan Ridley? appeared...
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Patriots’ Blowout Win A Precursor For 2014 Despite Bill Belichick’s Caution

FOXBORO, Mass. — Bill Belichick can deny that the New England Patriots’ 30-7 win on Friday night was a sign for things to come in 2014, but he isn’t fooling anyone. The Patriots first-team offense and defense dominated the Carolina Panthers — a playoff team that New England famously lost to last season in devastation fashion — and they didn’t even have a full arsenal...
9 days ago  |  Discuss
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