PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Did Belichick take shot at Jets with 'another team' remark?

There is no love lost between Bill Belichick and the Jets, and it appears the Patriots coach gave us a subtle reminder of that during a training camp press conference on Wednesday.While speaking before his team’s joint practice with the Texans, Belichick was asked about his relationship with Houston defensive coordinator Romeo Crennel. The two coaches worked together for years...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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ESPN apologizes for offending some with fantasy football auction

ESPN apologized in a statement sent Tuesday for airing a fantasy football auction that some found to be offensive because of their feeling that it was too similar to a slave auction.Teams in fantasy football leagues are often formed in one of two ways: via a draft system, where participants select players one at a time, or via an auction, where participants are given a “salary...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Rob Gronkowski says he'd pay $69K to wear No. 69 jersey

Rob Gronkowski has made it clear he has a sophomoric, frat-boy-like affinity for the number 69. And now comes word that he’s willing to plunk down a substantial sum of money to don the No. 69 jersey in an NFL game.The New England Patriots tight end recently appeared on Bleacher Report’s “The Simms and Lefkoe Podcast.” During the interview, Gronkowski was asked what lengths...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
21 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady opens up about mother’s battle with cancer

New England Patriots Tom Brady opened up about his mother Galynn’s recent battle with cancer, referring to the long ordeal as “a challenging time for my family.”Brady’s mother was unable to make it to any Patriots games last season until she was present at NRG Stadium to witness the team’s historic 34-28 comeback victory in Super Bowl LI over the Atlanta Falcons in overtime...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
23 hours ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots Roster Breakdown: Safeties

To sure up an already impressive secondary, the New England Patriots have a talented group of safeties that are capable of providing the team with help over the top. Lead by veteran Devin McCourty, the Patriots are set up to have another impressive year in pass coverage. There will be plenty of opportunity for young talent to contribute this season, and it will be interesting to...
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1 day ago  |  Discuss

AFC East preview: Can anyone dethrone the Patriots?

New England has had a stranglehold on the division since Tom Brady took over as starting quarterback in 2001. The Patriots have only lost the division twice during the Brady era (2002 and 2008) and have an incredible 47-13 record against division opponents over the past decade.The path to a title in this division clearly runs through Gillette Stadium. And well, that spells bad news...
Via The Sports Post
2 days ago  |  Discuss

New England Patriots position review: Tight ends

Since the turn of the century, the importance of the tight end position in the NFL has increased significantly.  In today’s NFL, tight ends are as versatile as ever.  Not only are they expected to catch the ball, but they are also expected to block as well as any offensive lineman in the league.  They need to be strong, fast, and agile. The New England Patriots have done well...
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2 days ago  |  Discuss

Patriots first NFL franchise to purchase team planes

The New England Patriots set a new bar for NFL luxury when they became the team to first purchase their own airplane.According to ESPN’s Darren Rovell, the Patriots not only bought one, but two Boeing 767 airplanes complete with the team’s red, white and blue logo. The planes reportedly come equipped with first-class seating throughout. Even better, some of the seats completely...
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7 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady turns jersey inside out to hide Nike logo

Tom Brady has made only a few media appearances thus far during training camp, and you may have noticed that the New England Patriots quarterback tries to turn his jersey inside out before going in front of the cameras. Why is that, exactly?Brady isn’t trying to start a new fashion trend. While he hasn’t come out and said it, that is his way of hiding the Nike swoosh on his practice...
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 days ago  |  Discuss

The Patriots will be special and annoying as all get-out

The Patriots are set to embark on a season where they are not only expected to repeat as champions, but possibly be undefeated. It’s seldom been a great time lately to be tired of the Patriots, but 2017 seems like a worse time than most.This week, the Pats were super irritating because they had to let everyone know that they needed to rig up a special new space for their fifth...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss

Kurt Warner enters the Hall as the GOAT of perseverance

Toward the end of his career, in the days he was cementing his enshrinement in the Pro Football Hall of Fame by guiding his second franchise to a Super Bowl, it was somehow possible to forget just how improbable Kurt Warner’s rise to NFL stardom had been a decade prior. Coming into 1999, the St. Louis Rams were hardly expected to be of much consequence, let alone one the most memorable...
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13 days ago  |  Discuss
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