Bill Belichick may be forced to get hilariously creative to fill his quarterback slot

Perhaps the universe had a more severe punishment in mind for the New England Patriots than what the NFL had in mind initially, when they brought the Deflategate shenanigans to a close by curbing Tom Brady for the first month of the 2016 campaign. Because after just 2.5 weeks of NFL football, the Patriots are limping towards the week 5 return of their future Hall of Fame signal caller...
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Five takeaways from Patriots’ 27-0 win over Texans

A short week and a rookie quarterback were no issue for the New England Patriots, who rode a dominant all-around performance and a turnover-free start from Jacoby Brissett to beat the Houston Texans on Thursday night. Here are five takeaways from New England’s 27-0 win over Houston: 1. Patriots pull off the impossible Head coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh...
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Report: Rob Gronkowski has good chance to play vs. Texans

The New England Patriots may be without Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo for Thursday night’s game against the Houston Texans, but at least tight end Rob Gronkowski has a chance to make his 2016 season debut. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Gronkowski is a game-time decision and has a good shot at suiting up. #Patriots  TE Rob Gronkowski (hamstring), who sat out the first...
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Brady-less Patriots an underdog at home to Texans

OUCH! Pretty much across the board, NFL teams are feeling the pain from key players getting hurt. Pro Picks was damaged by some of those injuries in Week 2, as well. On Thursday night, a team likely down to its third-string quarterback, a rookie no less, takes on a club that in the offseason signed its new QB to a sweet $72 million, four-year contract. Yep, the Patriots figure to...
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Bill O'Brien gives insight on emergency QB Julian Edelman

FOXBORO, Mass. — If the New England Patriots go into their Week 3 matchup against the Houston Texans with just one healthy quarterback in rookie Jacoby Brissett, it seems Julian Edelman, while playing wide receiver, will actually be the emergency signal-caller. Edelman and head coach Bill Belichick wouldn’t confirm that, but former Patriots executive Michael Lombardi tweeted...
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Brady on 'Fake Brady' mask: ‘Creepiest thing I’ve ever seen’

Tom Brady, like most people who have laid eyes on it, has been left profoundly disturbed by the “Fake Tom Brady” mask that has become a haunting sensation early on in the NFL season. The disconcertingly lifelike and startlingly realistic mask first made its appearance when the New England Patriots traveled to Glendale to take on the Arizona Cardinals in Week 1. He's here...
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Jacoby Brissett would be first black QB ever to start for Patriots

Believe it or not, Jacoby Brissett already has written his name into the New England Patriots record books. He could add another line Thursday night. Brissett, a rookie third-round pick out of N.C. State, entered Sunday’s game against the Miami Dolphins as the Patriots’ backup quarterback behind Jimmy Garoppolo while Tom Brady sits out his four-game suspension. But when...
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WATCH: Tom Brady's son goes deep at the "Big House" in Michigan

We’re sure Tom Brady is itching to rejoin his New England Patriots teammates, but he’s certainly making the most of his newfound downtime. As his team prepares for a Week 2 matchup against the Miami Dolphins, the suspended Patriots quarterback and University of Michigan alum made the trip out to Ann Arbor, Mich., where he’ll be his alma mater’s honorary captain Saturday...
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Tom Brady planning to work out with Wes Welker

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady is forbidden from working out with or even talking football with any of his coaches and teammates during his four-game suspension, so he’s calling on one of his former favorite targets to go through some reps with him this weekend. In an interview with the “Joe Rose Show” on WQAM in Miami Friday, Welker said he is going to be in the...
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Tom Brady on anthem protests: 'I always choose to stand'

Tom Brady will not be on the New England Patriots’ sideline for the first month of the NFL season. But if he was, he’d be standing for the national anthem. Asked in an Esquire Q&A for his opinion on the recent protests put forth by Colin Kaepernick and several other NFLers, Brady said he always stands during the anthem but respects those who choose not to. “I always...
10 days ago  |  Discuss

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