Don't Ask Bill Belichick If It's Time To Think About His Quarterbacks

The Patriots were bad, bad, bad last night, getting beaten soundly on both sides of the ball in a 41-14 road thumping at the hands of the Chiefs. But a good part of the attention is naturally going to settle on Tom Brady, who's been so consistently great over the course of his career that this season's very real slump… » 9/30/14 9:27am 46 minutes ago

Patriots Screw Panthers, Claim Their Sixth-Round Rookie Running Back

Panthers running back Tyler Gaffney injured his left meniscus last Friday, so his rookie season's already done. Normally, Carolina would place him on injured reserve, but because teams still have 90-man rosters at this point of the season, injured players have to clear waivers before they can be shipped to IR. No one… » 7/28/14 7:05pm 7/28/14 7:05pm

Aaron Hernandez Evidence Includes 33 Pages Of Texts With Bill Belichick

Documents made public today reveal some of the evidence that prosecutors have turned over to Aaron Hernandez's defense in the Odin Lloyd murder case. Among them, interviews with Patriots higher-ups and whole mess of text messages exchanged between Hernandez and Bill Belichick in the months leading up to Lloyd's death. » 7/14/14 3:20pm 7/14/14 3:20pm

"MyFace, YourFace, InstantFace": Belichick Talks Manziel Scouting Report

Bill Belichick has gone full Drunk Uncle. In a press conference after the second night of the NFL Draft, Bill Belichick talked a lot about the Jimmy Garoppolo selection, but he also addressed the leaked scouting report on Johnny Manziel and his response was equal parts dismissive and nonsensical. "What's online, you… » 5/10/14 12:05pm 5/10/14 12:05pm

Bill Belichick: Wes Welker Intentionally Took Out Aqib Talib

New England's top cornerback was removed from the equation early in the second quarter, when, sticking to Demaryius Thomas on a crossing route, he was hit low by Broncos WR Wes Welker and left with a knee injury. Belichick was his usual circumspect self after the game: "That was a key play in the game...He's a key… » 1/20/14 9:39am 1/20/14 9:39am

Patriots Asked About Smoking Weed While In Denver

The Patriots are on the road this week in Denver to play the Broncos in the AFC Championship game, so let's talk about drugs. Denver is in Colorado, where (like Washington, host to the NFC Championship) the recreational use of marijuana is legal. On Friday, multiple Patriots, including Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and… » 1/18/14 3:40pm 1/18/14 3:40pm

Wall Street Journal: Bill Belichick Smiled Seven Times This Season

Patriots coach Bill Belichick is a mumbling, taciturn grump when it comes to speaking with media. But what about those rare instances when he doesn't look like he'd rather be anywhere else? A visibly happy Belichick is a rarely occurring natural phenomenon, like a blue moon or Halley's Comet. Fortunately, someone… » 1/09/14 8:58pm 1/09/14 8:58pm

NFL: Jets Should Have Been Called For Same Pushing Penalty As Pats

There was a lot of bitter back-and-forth between the Jets and Patriots about last week's controversial overtime pushing penalty. At first, Bill Belichick didn't seem to know what the penalty was. (He made a big deal about the "second level" in the pushing penalty—"We weren't on the second level when we pushed him,… » 10/27/13 12:15pm 10/27/13 12:15pm

Bill Belichick Says The Jets Also Pushed. Did They?

Lots of controversy—fun, silly controversy—over the overtime penalty on the Patriots that may have cost them Sunday's game at the Jets. Tackle Chris Jones was flagged for pushing teammate Will Svitek into the offensive line, negating a missed field goal. The first conspiracy theory was that the NFL had retroactively… » 10/23/13 1:02pm 10/23/13 1:02pm

No, The NFL Did Not Quickly Change The Rulebook To Screw The Patriots

America, say hello to Rule 9.1.3(b)(2). One of the NFL's newest rules, enacted this offseason in the name of player safety, controversially won the game for the Jets by giving them a second chance after a missed field goal. It was called correctly, but a misinterpretation of the rule by Bill Belichick, and a… » 10/21/13 8:51am 10/21/13 8:51am