Bill Belichick compares signing Chris Long to Corey Dillon, Randy Moss

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Bill Belichick likes finding players on other teams who are sick of losing, and bringing them to New England to win.

Belichick said that the latest such player, Chris Long, reminds him of some of the other veteran players who have come over from bad teams and then joined the Patriots and bought into the system immediately because they wanted to win.

“They realize how special it is and makes them realize it a little bit more,” Belichick said. “It is similar to what we had with Corey Dillon when he came from Cincinnati. Randy Moss when he came from Oakland. Bryan Cox when he came from Chicago. Guys that weren’t with great teams and had success here and they brought an energy to the team that from a veteran player was unique and special.”

Long only won 33 games in eight seasons with the Rams. He’s already won 16 games in his first season with the Patriots, and he can win No. 17 at Super Bowl LI.

“Some of these players that have been with the Patriots for a while have had a lot of successful seasons and won a lot of games. Chris hasn’t. I think he appreciates winning a lot,” Belichick said.

That’s a powerful pitch Belichick can make to veteran free agents coming from bad teams: Come to New England and you’ll win.

102 responses to “Bill Belichick compares signing Chris Long to Corey Dillon, Randy Moss

  1. Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is. Not even close in terms of impact, then again Don Shula might have been right.

  2. Anyone else think that when Brady retires, so will Belichick?

    If so, I wonder if Josh McDaniels is waiting for that open slot as Pat’s new head coach.

    Just a thought.

  3. I think BB is both doing a little marketing here, and trolling his good friend (sarcasm intended) and former Rams Head Coach Jeff Fisher.

  4. “only won 33 games in eight seasons with the Rams. He’s already won 16 games in his first season”

    Well that kind of says a lot right there.

  5. So sayeth Belichick ahead of his 9th – NINTH – coaching SB (2 DC, 7 HC). It’s not just the winning itself but playing for probably the greatest ever coach and with arguably the greatest ever QB.

    And despite what the salty haters like to pretend, the Pats are also one of the cleanest organizations (a camera 2yds out of place for 15 minutes of 1 game in 2007 after the rules were refined).

    And one of the classiest organizations – how often do you hear them bad mouth other teams or players? Never. And how often do former Pats (players or coaches) complain about the Pats? In Belichick’s 17yrs I can think of one player (arguably, Moss) and one staffer (Mangini) but who both later apologized/regretted).

    And Kraft is one of the more player-friendly owners.

    And that, as much (if not more) than just the winning, is why so many players like NE.

  6. One more reason for the jealousy and faux “scandals”…

    Owners and GMs cannot stand this fact.

    I wonder what the next Goodell-induced made up scandal will be to cheat the Pats?

    If he tries it again too soon, it will probably look even more obvious than what he did to cheat them with previous lies and concocted “scandals”.

  7. wib22 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 3:48 PM

    Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is. Not even close in terms of impact, then again Don Shula might have been right.
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    Shula is too bitter from jealousy to be right about anything related to Bill Belichick.

  8. “Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is”

    Yeah, all those pro bowlers and other good players he’s drafted show he’s a terrible GM, right?

    Oh and the players like Dillon, Long, Moss, Welker and others he’s picked up as cast off from other teams have done nothing here.

    I guess the constant reloading through the draft and FA that’s kept them one of the last 4 teams standing in 11 of his 16 seasons here, and only getting to the Super Bowl a mere 7 times shows he just doesn’t get it when it comes to personnel.

    SMH

  9. Being willing to play for less in order to win is a sort of litmus test in New England. If you’re not willing to take a little haircut in pay, it’s more likely that you won’t be unwilling to sublimate your own ego for the betterment of the team. I love players like that.

  10. streetyson says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM
    So sayeth Belichick ahead of his 9th – NINTH – coaching SB (2 DC, 7 HC). It’s not just the winning itself but playing for probably the greatest ever coach and with arguably the greatest ever QB.

    And despite what the salty haters like to pretend, the Pats are also one of the cleanest organizations (a camera 2yds out of place for 15 minutes of 1 game in 2007 after the rules were refined).

    And one of the classiest organizations – how often do you hear them bad mouth other teams or players? Never. And how often do former Pats (players or coaches) complain about the Pats? In Belichick’s 17yrs I can think of one player (arguably, Moss) and one staffer (Mangini) but who both later apologized/regretted).

    And Kraft is one of the more player-friendly owners.

    And that, as much (if not more) than just the winning, is why so many players like NE.

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    You are right thats why players like to come here. But you also perfectly summed up exactly why some guys hate the Pats so much. the sheer reality of the things you point out is antagonistic for how it drains hope from someone that wants a different team to be on top, and that leads to resentment.

  11. OldDurtyBird says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:20 PM
    Sure Belicheat…another HOF candiate..ROFLMAO

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    Roll around on tn the floor all you want. He had the HOF in the bag long ago. Everything he is doing now is just gravy.

  12. Bill Belchick has one thing and one thing only going for him in this Super Bowl ,,,he’s not facing Tom Coughlin and the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS !

  13. wib22 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 3:48 PM
    Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is. Not even close in terms of impact, then again Don Shula might have been right.
    =================

    I guess the Shula thing at the end tells us we should find that humorous but really chipster, what does the rest of that even mean?

  14. To the haters, look at your roster and try to figure out what underutilized high draft pick or aging veteran will be in a Patriots uniform next year. So much for time catching up with the Patriots.

  15. Wow, Bill has really opened up this year with the media. I wonder if he wins number 5 this Sunday (he will), if he walks away?

    BTW, 28 Pat players were either undrafted or drafted in rounds 5-7. That is inctedible. Bill is GOAT.

  16. The problem with someone who cheats is you never know if they still are cheating or not. Take for example….plenty of ex players and coaches on Texans staff. Do they let Belichick in to set up cameras where to film walk throughs for the Falcons? I mean on of the assistants was just wearing a Tom Brady mask attending patriot activities. These are things you don’t know and why it is important to kick a cheater out of the league when breaking the rules. As we all know he has a past for cheating and going farther than just bending the rules.

  17. streetyson says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM

    So sayeth Belichick ahead of his 9th – NINTH – coaching SB (2 DC, 7 HC).

    Actually it is his 10th Super Bowl

    He was DC in NE when they went in 96……most people miss this one

  18. Can someone please remind me how many rings Randy Moss won with the Patriots?

    This strategy worked well with Haynesworth and Ocho Cinco too.

  19. wib22 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 3:48 PM

    Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is. Not even close in terms of impact, then again Don Shula might have been right.

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    how? Long’s contract was fairly reasonable and was third on the team in sacks. And by all accounts he had a huge impact as a mentor to the young linemen on the team. Not an All-Pro year, but he wasn’t paid like one.

  20. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:34 PM
    Bill Belchick has one thing and one thing only going for him in this Super Bowl ,,,he’s not facing Tom Coughlin and the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS !

    Some folks have that and only that to hang their hat on.
    Kind of sad really.

  21. If you want too make a lot of money, go to the Dolphins.

    If you want to make more money than most people make in their lifetimes, and have your time playing football actually mean something, go to the Patriots.

    If you go to the Patriots, and you can’t cut it, you’ll go to the Cardinals or the Browns.

  22. jchipwood says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM
    The problem with someone who cheats is you never know if they still are cheating or not.

    You’re right, we don’t know if Shula is still cheating, but he probably is.

  23. The genius of Belichick is seeing the potential in players on bad losing teams. Some of these guys can become good players once again with better coaching and simply learning to do the job that the coach has set for them. When Chris Long first entered the NFL up near the top of the Draft, he was a good player who knew how to win. Getting the opportunity to play for New England is a privilege and Chris knows it.

  24. Shula lost a lot of big games however did finish his perfect season and never lost even with a very old backup QB.
    Belicheat’s great 2007 defense choked away his almost perfect season against an average Giants team.

  25. elmerbrownelmerbrown says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:34 PM
    Bill Belchick has one thing and one thing only going for him in this Super Bowl ,,,he’s not facing Tom Coughlin and the NEW YORK FOOTBALL GIANTS !


    You’re right. He’s not facing the Giants. Umm. I’m not sure what else to say.

  26. wib22 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 3:48 PM
    Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is. Not even close in terms of impact, then again Don Shula might have been right.

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    Don Shula won a single SB. He can’t carry BB’s jock.

  27. It was actually 39 wins in his first 8 seasons.

    Steven Jackson was 44 in 9 years.

    Barry Sanders won 78 in 10 years, with five trips to the playoffs, and people wept for him.

    Just remember there are players who had it a lot worse.

  28. jchipwood says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM

    The problem with someone who cheats is you never know if they still are cheating or not. Take for example….plenty of ex players and coaches on Texans staff. Do they let Belichick in to set up cameras where to film walk throughs for the Falcons? I mean on of the assistants was just wearing a Tom Brady mask attending patriot activities. These are things you don’t know and why it is important to kick a cheater out of the league when breaking the rules. As we all know he has a past for cheating and going farther than just bending the rules.-
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    Please. Just keep being you. You complete me.

  29. streetyson says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM
    So sayeth Belichick ahead of his 9th – NINTH – coaching SB (2 DC, 7 HC).
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    Isn’t it 10? I think Bill was an assistant to Parcells when the Patriots went to the 1997 Super Bowl against the Packers (though I do try to forget that one – Damn Desmond Howard).

  30. The same Don Shula that while under contract with the Colts signed anther contract with the Dolphins ? That Don Shula ?

    That’s how he earned the title of “Double Dealing Don Shula” !
    Oh Ya he’s clean !

  31. exinsidertrader, apparently you have paid too much attention to the NFL, lately, because the Bengals have had nice winning seasons and been to the playoffs for 6 of the last 8 years. I know that’s not up there with New England, but it doesn’t qualify as terrible, either.

  32. Anyone else think that when Brady retires, so will Belichick?

    If so, I wonder if Josh McDaniels is waiting for that open slot as Pat’s new head coach.

    Just a thought.

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    Why is this being downvoted so much? Jeez Pats homers are so triggered.

  33. jchipwood says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM
    These are things you don’t know and why it is important to kick a cheater out of the league when breaking the rules.
    ===================

    But then you wouldn’t have had Shula and your ’72 fish.
    Fun fact: The original 1st round draft pick punishment was for the Dolphins/Shula tampering. But then in the world according to chipster Shula didn’t have anything to do with the contract that he negotiated and signed.

  34. This article speaks to yet another example of Belichick doing something right and better than any other coach in the league. And I see that has really upset some guys.

  35. motleytrap says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:01 PM
    It was actually 39 wins in his first 8 seasons.
    ====================

    33, The number seemed off to me too. I checked his game logs. He missed 6 wins when he was out with injuries.

  36. streetyson says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM

    And despite what the salty haters like to pretend, the Pats are also one of the cleanest organizations (a camera 2yds out of place for 15 minutes of 1 game in 2007 after the rules were refined).

    _______________

    If only this was true for you. But yeah, whatever help you believe they are a “Clean” organization. So they weren’t wrongfully recording teams from 2000-game one of 2007? Rams walk through wasn’t recorded? The thousands of hours Goodell destroyed because it would truly ruin the public’s perception of the NFL for the better half of a decade never happened? I appreciate what they do, so you can call me whatever you want. And if they were as good as advertized they wouldn’t need to pull these kind of stunts, but they do. Goodell saved your franchise from seriously being the Black Sox of the NFL. If he dropped the hammer at the time, he could have banned Bill for life and stripped you of the three chips you had won. Something tells me things would be a lot different now if that happened. But hey, keep up the good work cheering for your team and pretending everyone is suspicious because of Goodell. The guy is a toolbag, but he’s the best thing that ever happened to the Patriots. Bet that.

  37. nhpats says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:59 PM
    wib22 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 3:48 PM
    Shows a bit how flawed belichick the gm is. Not even close in terms of impact, then again Don Shula might have been right.

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    Don Shula won a single SB. He can’t carry BB’s jock.
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    You write this all the time and your wrong everytime.

  38. As a Patriots fan I get a kick out of watching unheralded guys like Jonathan Jones make plays on special teams, a veteran with decreased playing time like Amendola move the chains on third down, a rookie linemen like Valentine drop a back for a loss in the redzone, and aging veterans like Blount run over a safety or carry a crowd of opposing players on his back.

  39. I don’t get people who continue to insist that Belichick is a “bad GM” – apparently because he doesn’t follow the approved path of transforming high picks to star players. The purpose of the Belichick system is to win games. It’s not to elevate players solely based on their draft position. Some high draft picks do well. Some don’t. Belichick figures that once everybody is in camp, playing time will go to whoever is playing best at the time.

    People get that the Pats have won 12+ games seven years in a row, right?

    Terrible GM!

  40. OldDurtyBird says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:58 PM
    Shula lost a lot of big games however did finish his perfect season and never lost even with a very old backup QB.
    Belicheat’s great 2007 defense choked away his almost perfect season against an average Giants team.

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    So you are soeaking of Shulas great season.

    But for BB you are picking out one of his 6 superbowl seasons with the Pats and trying to make it sound like losing in the SB constitutes a bad year. If it does thats a high bar no other coach can ever dream of reaching.

  41. .
    The Patriots traded Chandler Jones and his salary demands to Arizona for a second rounder, which they then flipped to New Orleans for a third and fourth. With the draft choices they chose starting LG, Joe Thuney and contributing WR, Malcolm Mitchell. . To replace Jones they signed Chris Long at half the price of Jones, which was then used to sign Chris Hogan.

    At the end of the day, the Patriots exchanged Chandler Jones and received Thuney, Mitchell, Long and Hogan without affecting their salary cap.
    .

  42. jchipwood says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM
    The problem with someone who cheats is you never know if they still are cheating or not. Take for example….plenty of ex players and coaches on Texans staff. Do they let Belichick in to set up cameras where to film walk throughs for the Falcons? I mean on of the assistants was just wearing a Tom Brady mask attending patriot activities. These are things you don’t know and why it is important to kick a cheater out of the league when breaking the rules. As we all know he has a past for cheating and going farther than just bending the rules.

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    Wow, being a Dolphins fan messes up the head that much huh?

  43. Hey lippy51 you can say all you want but you and I know it’s true ! In my best di niro ,,,,,,lil bit ,,,,,lil bit,,,,lil bit there lip51 !!!

  44. superpatriotsfan says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:07 PM
    Anyone else think that when Brady retires, so will Belichick?

    If so, I wonder if Josh McDaniels is waiting for that open slot as Pat’s new head coach.

    Just a thought.

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    Why is this being downvoted so much? Jeez Pats homers are so triggered.

    ————————-

    Thats actually Pats haters down voting it. They are anxiously awaiting those retirements. The idea of the winning still continuing is pretty harsh on them to consider.

  45. OldDurtyBird says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:58 PM

    Shula lost a lot of big games however did finish his perfect season and never lost even with a very old backup QB.
    Belicheat’s great 2007 defense choked away his almost perfect season against an average Giants team.
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    Oh well. Shula is still bitterly jealous of Bill Belichick.

  46. The Patriots effort may go for naught if the game officials are briefed as though this was Wrestlemania. May, but perhaps not. Pats 37 Falcons 26.

  47. jchipwood says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM
    The problem with someone who cheats is you never know if they still are cheating or not. Take for example….plenty of ex players and coaches on Texans staff. Do they let Belichick in to set up cameras where to film walk throughs for the Falcons? I mean on of the assistants was just wearing a Tom Brady mask attending patriot activities. These are things you don’t know and why it is important to kick a cheater out of the league when breaking the rules. As we all know he has a past for cheating and going farther than just bending the rules.

    _ _ _

    Pats in the Super Bowl again must really be killing you.

  48. OldDurtyBird says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:05 PM

    Didn’t Shula win back to back Super Bowls losing only 2 games in 2 years?
    Don’t think Belicheat has come close to that.
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    Shula had some wonderful achievements early in his career, and no one can take away the perfect season, but the man also cheated his way out of the Colts gig, watered the field to slow down the Jets, benefitted for years being on the competition committee and was a poor 2-5 in SBs overall and over the last 10 years of his Dolphin tenure achieved squat despite having Dan Marino under center.

  49. It’s the system folks. That’s the only way you can explain other teams cast-offs having success with the Patriots. Ninkovich, Vrabel, Long. Even making superstars out of low round draft picks like Butler and Brady. If anyone is still doubting the Patriots system then I don’t know what other evidence you need.

  50. Hey lippy51 you can say all you want but you and I know it’s true ! In my best di niro ,,,,,,lil bit ,,,,,lil bit,,,,lil bit there lip51 !!!

    —-

    Are you OK sir? Are you having a stroke? It sounds like you’re having a stroke.

  51. Hey lippy51 you can say all you want but you and I know it’s true ! In my best di niro ,,,,,,lil bit ,,,,,lil bit,,,,lil bit there lip51 !!!
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    If I’m being honest, the thought of another Giants Super Bowl scares me a bit. Just not sure how it’s relevant to the Chris Long article above.

  52. Stat boys look at how many games his TEAM won, and not that he’s a high character player.

    Losers, all of you.

  53. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:39 PM

    It’s the system folks. That’s the only way you can explain other teams cast-offs having success with the Patriots. Ninkovich, Vrabel, Long. Even making superstars out of low round draft picks like Butler and Brady. If anyone is still doubting the Patriots system then I don’t know what other evidence you need.
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    OK – it’s the “system”. What does that mean exactly?

  54. billiquid says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:15 PM

    So they weren’t wrongfully recording teams from 2000-game one of 2007?

    Correct

    Rams walk through wasn’t recorded?

    Correct

    The thousands of hours Goodell destroyed because it would truly ruin the public’s perception of the NFL for the better half of a decade never happened?

    Correct again.

    Now you know why Patriots fans hate serial liar Goodell so much.

  55. billiquid says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:15 PM

    So they weren’t wrongfully recording teams from 2000-game one of 2007? -> Nope, none of the recording done by any of the teams was wrongfully done. Because all recording was legal right up to game 1 of 2007. Its still legal (and everyone is doing it) but the camera cant be on the sidelines any more.

    Rams walk through wasn’t recorded? -> Nope, that story was proven to be made up. The reporter that put it out admitted that he had. He retracted and apologized but still wound paying dearly for that mistake.

    Hope this helps.

  56. @jchipwood

    Do they let Belichick in to set up cameras where to film walk throughs for the Falcons?

    Ahhhhh, Chippy–your ridiculous agenda of hatred never disappoints.

    The Patriots never filmed walkthroughs. This fact won’t matter to you though because you won’t retain it, so I don’t know why I even bother.

    How’s the Dolphins offseason going? I’m counting down the months until I hear chatter that Suh is just going to crush that pesky Tom Brady again….

  57. lip51 in full disclosure I will not be rooting for the Pats in this years Super Bowl for reasons you would not think Falcon where my high school team Ryan went to school about 5 miles from my house and by nature I usually root for the underdog unless they are just a very unlivable team but when it’s all said and done a player like Long is one of the good guys in the NFL and it’s small things like that , that will help me deal with a Pats win Iam just being honest and Iam sure you can appreciate that

  58. vancouversportsbro says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:27 PM
    Well of course he looks good when his coach knows the other teams formation and offense before the snap. Helps him strategize and put Long in good situations.
    ________________________
    Does Vancouver have a football team? I know what the formation will be and I am not a coach. Want to know how? Watch the game and when the team with the ball lines up in “formation”, that is the formation.

    What the heck does this mean: “Well of course he looks good when his coach knows”??

    Who’s coach?? Belichick the GM’s coach who would be Coach Belichick??

    Stick to hockey vancouversportsbro, or should I say stick to rioting? Still sore over the BOSTON BRUINS kicking the snot out of the Sedin brothers and the Canucks, I see!?

  59. carloswlassiter says:
    Jan 31, 2017 6:02 PM
    patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:39 PM

    It’s the system folks. That’s the only way you can explain other teams cast-offs having success with the Patriots. Ninkovich, Vrabel, Long. Even making superstars out of low round draft picks like Butler and Brady. If anyone is still doubting the Patriots system then I don’t know what other evidence you need.
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    OK – it’s the “system”. What does that mean exactly?

    ————————-/

    It means Belichick might not be the loser haters like to pretend he is.

  60. ariani1985 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 6:42 PM
    Good for long, teams like the Raiders, browns and lions should fold and leave this great league!

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    Browns will get it at some point.

    Lions did make the playoffs this year, not sure why you are acting like they are a waste.

    Not sure why you pick on the Raiders either. They got bit by some bad luck at the very end this year. But before that happened they proved that they are very much a team on the rise. Had they not gotten bit it would have been interesting indeed to have seen them play the Chiefs and if they won that the Patriots. (Or would they have played the Steelers on the way? That too would have been interestimg)

  61. terrier92 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM

    streetyson says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM
    So sayeth Belichick ahead of his 9th – NINTH – coaching SB (2 DC, 7 HC).
    ————
    Actually it is his 10th Super Bowl. He was DC in NE when they went in 96……most people miss this one
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    Thanks terrier92 – Ah! Sorry! of course, I forgot that one – 10th! Or to put it another way almost 20% of all SBs. Incredible.

  62. carloswlassiter says:
    Jan 31, 2017 6:02 PM

    OK – it’s the “system”. What does that mean exactly?
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    Excellence.

  63. .
    @elmerbrown

    What part of, ” We’re on to Cincinnati” don’t you understand? Patriots fans are disinterested in previous seasons and previous Super Bowls. It doesn’t matter because win or lose, they’re in the past. Whatever the result on Sunday, I can guarantee you that minutes after the final gun, Patriots Nation will be on to free agency and the draft.

    PS – if you really want to get under the Patriots fan’s skin by bringing up ancient results from long ago seasons, I’d go with the 52-0 beatdown the Chargers laid on them in the 1963 AFL Championship Game. The whole region is still reeling!
    .

  64. I can’t believe there are still people (how many years later now?) that aren’t just trolling or joking, but serious and with a straight face who say things like “they taped practice” or “they taped STL walkthrough.”

    Do you realize that immediately invalidates anything else you say and voids any credibility you have to discuss NE? It was PROVEN false, a lie by a disgruntled former employee named Matt Walsh. Retractions were printed and apologies written and aired. SMH Whatever helps you sleep at night I guess, kids.

  65. billiquid says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:15 PM

    The thousands of hours Goodell destroyed because it would truly ruin the public’s perception of the NFL for the better half of a decade never happened?
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    You want to know what ruins the public’s perception of the NFL? Here’s just a few:

    Bad refereeing.

    An arbitrary, duplicitous, and lying NFL commissioner.

    NFL teams that take a stand against domestic violence, and then sign a guy that has a long history of beating his wife, cover up for a guy that knocked his fiance out cold in an elevator, then proceed to give both of those guys a slap on the wrist.

    The NFL lying about concussions, and trying to buy scientific studies about concussions.

    A concussion protocol that has so far been unable to properly deal with players that exhibit some of the most obvious signs of a concussion.

    An NFL league office that refuses to fairly and equally punish players and teams.

    All that and more have been going on for longer than the better half of a decade.

  66. OldDurtyBird says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:05 PM

    Didn’t Shula win back to back Super Bowls losing only 2 games in 2 years?
    Don’t think Belicheat has come close to that.
    ==================================
    Belichick won back to back SBs, winning 28 games and losing 4 games. Your ‘phins won 26 games and lost 2. Yea, right, not even close.

  67. With a win Sunday, Chris Long would be half way to doubling his win total (in 1 year) as a Ram (8 year career).

    He has to feel good about the decision to join the Patriots, too.

  68. The patriots are insufferable and full of themselves. I hope the Falcons take them down a peg.

  69. greenlargo says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:23 PM
    superpatriotsfan says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:07 PM
    Anyone else think that when Brady retires, so will Belichick?

    If so, I wonder if Josh McDaniels is waiting for that open slot as Pat’s new head coach.

    Just a thought.

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    Why is this being downvoted so much? Jeez Pats homers are so triggered.

    ————————-

    Thats actually Pats haters down voting it. They are anxiously awaiting those retirements. The idea of the winning still continuing is pretty harsh on them to consider.

    _______________________

    Wasn’t a jab at the Pats by any means. I’m a big fan of them, huge fan of Brady.

    Just curious of Pats’ opinions because they’d know more than me. To me, Belichick has nothing else to prove.

  70. lip51 in full disclosure I will not be rooting for the Pats in this years Super Bowl for reasons you would not think Falcon where my high school team Ryan went to school about 5 miles from my house and by nature I usually root for the underdog unless they are just a very unlivable team but when it’s all said and done a player like Long is one of the good guys in the NFL and it’s small things like that , that will help me deal with a Pats win Iam just being honest and Iam sure you can appreciate that

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    Nice. Hopefully it will be an exciting game.

  71. fballguy says:
    Jan 31, 2017 8:27 PM

    Pats fans are dreading the day Brady and Belicheat retire. Back to the real world for those bandwagon jumpers.
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    How sad is it that the opposition has given up any hope of ever beating them and now just hopes they retire.

  72. orange and blue own the nfl says:
    Jan 31, 2017 8:11 PM

    Too bad he won’t get a ring, just like Moss.
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    Ooooh. A bold prediction from the same Bronco fans who thought they could repeat with an insurance salesman at QB.

  73. patsfan4lifesbchamps says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:39 PM
    It’s the system folks. That’s the only way you can explain other teams cast-offs having success with the Patriots. Ninkovich, Vrabel, Long. Even making superstars out of low round draft picks like Butler and Brady. If anyone is still doubting the Patriots system then I don’t know what other evidence you need

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    Evidence? How about week #4? Brady wasn’t in uniform and the Patriots got shut out. I guess the “system” was serving a suspension.

  74. streetyson says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:12 PM

    So sayeth Belichick ahead of his 9th – NINTH – coaching SB (2 DC, 7 HC).

    Actually it is his 10th Super Bowl

    He was DC in NE when they went in 96……most people miss this one
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    You are right but he was the defensive backs coach

  75. docsmith54 says:
    Jan 31, 2017 5:27 PM
    The Patriots effort may go for naught if the game officials are briefed as though this was Wrestlemania. May, but perhaps not. Pats 37 Falcons 26.

    ———————————————————————————–The Falcons still need to sell the overpriced Personal Seat Licenses to their new stadium. A Falcons Super Bowl win would help sell many of those PSLs. In the past 10 years the Colts, Cowboys, Jets, Giants, 49ers, Vikings and Falcons all had good seasons or success in the postseason in the 2 seasons leading up to their new stadiums.

  76. Ya gotta love it! Now Brady is crying about a question from a 7 year old! Fact! He is playing the media for sympathy better than Beethoven ever played the keys. Pats are a complete farce!

  77. jchipwood says:
    Jan 31, 2017 4:46 PM
    The problem with someone who cheats is you never know if they still are cheating or not.

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    You are correct Chippy…..Shula cheated to come to the Dolphins….everything he did after that was tainted…. Perfect season…..tainted. SB win…..tainted. Everything……tainted.

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