Bill Belichick: We’ll take it day by day with Antonio Brown

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Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wasn’t willing to answer questions about wide receiver Antonio Brown on Sunday night or Monday morning because Brown was not yet officially a member of the team.

Brown’s signing became official on Monday afternoon and that meant Belichick had to come up with a different approach on a Tuesday conference call. It will be a familiar answer to anyone who has heard Belichick discuss the signing of a new player over the years.

“Take it day by day. We haven’t practiced yet,” Belichick said, via Tom Curran of NBCSportsBoston.com. “We’re going through information with him like we would any new player. Get out on the practice field and after Wednesday we’ll talk about Thursday and see how it goes.”

Belichick was later asked what makes him confident that Brown won’t prove to be as disruptive as he was in Oakland or Pittsburgh. He said he wasn’t in either of those places and referenced another wideout who went from the Raiders to the Patriots with questions about how he’d fit in New England.

“It’s the same thing you guys said about Randy Moss when we brought him in,” Belichick said.

The Moss acquisition wound up working out well for the Patriots. This week will begin to answer the question of whether the Brown move will have a similar result.

132 responses to “Bill Belichick: We’ll take it day by day with Antonio Brown

  1. Patriots looked scary good against the Steelers. Add in Antonio Brown to the mix, and the rest of the NFL is trembling in fear. God have mercy on the Dolphins.

  2. kcsam76 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 am
    I hope Clown wrecks their franchise.
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    How? You are a clown for thinking such a ting. Seriously, how could he? I want to hear your theories. Should be very entertaining.

  3. kcsam76 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 am

    I hope Clown wrecks their franchise.
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    I hope Tyreke Hill destroys the Chiefs. Shameful that they employ him.

  4. “I hope Clown wrecks their franchise.”

    Says the guy who cheers for a player that punched his then pregnant girlfriend in the stomach and has since engaged in serial domestic abuse.

    You’ve got nothing but a slippery slope to stand one with your pronouncement

  5. Old Grumpy Bill will really be tested by AB ME Brown. But never count old cheating Bill out because he would cheat on cards with his mother if need be and the fanboys would go wild. Brown and his karma will catch up with Cheating Bill you watch….and whine the Patriot way.

  6. At least now Brown has a reasonable contract the Pats can trade, unlike Oakland. If AB records a talk with Belichick to MyFace, Instaface, or Yearbook, etc they can ship him to an NFC team like Seattle or Philadelphia and get a decent pick for him.

  7. People underestimate BB even after 20 years. They don’t always work out. Difference between BB and other coaches is that the second AB acts like an idiot, he’s outta there and the team will continue to work.

    It’s true that Chad Johnson didn’t work out but he was already done as a top athlete and wasn’t a very smart guy football wise, so he didn’t have success there.

    Randy Moss had a monster year and then was shipped out when he declined.

  8. If it works out that’s just frosting on the cake. Anyone who watched the World Champs dismantle the Steelers knows the Pats are just fine if it doesn’t work out!
    Seems to me posters are just jealous their team wasn’t able to sign him!

  9. kcsam76 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 am
    I hope Clown wrecks their franchise.
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    Of course you do, then maybe your sorry team might have some relevance.

  10. endtimesparty says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:31 am

    Brian Flores knows New England well and the Fins are fighting for dignity. Plus it’s a game btw division rivals. So don’t expect a blowout.
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    All of that and the game is in Miami where the Pats seem to struggle any time of year.

    These guys are professional athletes. Hard to imagine that the Dolphins will lay down and quit again like they did against a good, but not that good, Ravens team.

  11. Brown will conform to the Patriot Way. He’s been in one Super Bowl, after the 2010 season, and caught one pass for a one-yard gain. The Steelers lost that Super Bowl to the Packers, so Brown does not have a Super Bowl ring. He wants one. He’s 31 and if he behaves, he will play with Tom Brady for three years and his chances for a ring are excellent. So he’ll behave.

  12. I think anyone hoping that AB will disrupt the team or hurt the Pats in any way is kidding themselves. This is Moss/2007 all over again. This is going to be a very, very hard team to beat.

    Antything could happen, but I see a 7th trophy coming. The never ending story. Seems like a drag to go through another season just to watch that again, but I’ll be good if the Bills can keep improving and at least contend.

    Note to Pats fans: the chess/checkers analogy is played. How about Trivial Pursuit/Parchesi?

  13. gonna have to take it day-by-day, coach. guy is a ticking time-bomb.

    and really, after watching the sun night debacle not even sure you need him. easy to move on.

  14. endtimesparty says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:31 am
    Brian Flores knows New England well and the Fins are fighting for dignity. Plus it’s a game btw division rivals. So don’t expect a blowout.

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    I would love to be your bookie

  15. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.

    15 5 Rate This

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    He was? He quit on the Raiders. It’s the exact same thing. Bad environment, poor leadership, etc.

  16. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am

    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.
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    You are right. Randy Moss was taller, faster but had a worse work ethic on the field

  17. kcsam76 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 am
    I hope Clown wrecks their franchise.
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    I am sure i speak for a good portion of The Greatest Franchise in NFL History’s Fanbase when I say there is no wrecking to be had. In other words Patriot Fans are literally “playing with house money” at this point. Those of us that sat in Sully Stadium in 20 degrees to witness 4 wins a year will likely go to our graves soon, satisfied. Thank You.

  18. I don’t think AB is as dumb as he appears.

    The act worked to get off the Steelers.

    He repeated it to get away from the Raiders.

    He either tows the line in NE, or he is gone. It’s his call.

    The difference is I think he WANTS to play in NE, and the Steelers wouldn’t trade him to NE. I think he orchestrated this whole deal to get where he wanted to be. If so, he is a lot smarter then he appears.

  19. Vasteelerfan says:

    September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Old Grumpy Bill will really be tested by AB ME Brown. But never count old cheating Bill out because he would cheat on cards with his mother if need be and the fanboys would go wild. Brown and his karma will catch up with Cheating Bill you watch….and whine the Patriot way.

    Get a life or get back on the meds, or both.

  20. “… so Brown does not have a Super Bowl ring. He wants one.”

    Really? Last year with his team needing a win to stay in playoff and Super Bowl contention, he walked out on them.

  21. He said what he always says but the media expects a different answer. The best thing is BB won’t be bullied by the media.

  22. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.

    15 5 Rate This

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    He was? He quit on the Raiders. It’s the exact same thing. Bad environment, poor leadership, etc.

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    Brown quit on two teams in a year, is selfish, and engineered his own release via social media. Oh, and the leadership in Oakland or Pittsburgh was not the issue. So yeah, it is different.

  23. AB’s 2020 TEAM OPTION contract is a AB pacifier for him to behave or see ya. Only time will tell. In the 5 weeks of filming of HARD KNOCKS, AB only practiced with the team 4 days out of 5 weeks.

  24. The difference will be that Belichick and the Patriots don’t play with the media. Oakland relished in the drama. Mayock thought he was still on TV, not being a GM. If Brown misbehaves, you won’t hear threats from Belichick and you won’t see the coddling of a “star” player. He’ll say little to nothing, and treat him as one player out of 53, as always. Brown will be a model player or he will sit. It’s a well-calculated $9m gamble for arguably the best receiver in the league (on the field). I’m betting the chatter about him will turn from off-field drama to on-field heroics rather soon.

  25. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.ab like moss before him needs to be around top level coaching and other world class players to feel challenged and get the most out of him bill knows this.

  26. starenvy says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Shadiest franchise in sports history. Always something fishy going on

    0 2 Rate This

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    Umm, I don’t think selfish, greedy and shortsighted franchises elsewhere means NE does something “fishy”.

    They’ve been taking other poorly run teams’ malcontents for 2 decades. Heck, BB started building the 2001 team with Bryan Cox.

  27. starenvy says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Shadiest franchise in sports history. Always something fishy going on. The only shade is from the haters and the things always going on is called winning super bowls😉🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

  28. Get a life or get back on the meds, or both.

    Thanks for responding in a way indicating the truth in my comment bothers you…..made my day. You fanboys will be surprised what AB can do both on and off the field. He has a very big ego and a very small brain like the fans in NE so you fanboys will eat up his antics. And this business of people hating the Pats don’t flatter yourself…..they jst hate the arrogant ignorant fan base. Off to take my meds and enjoy retirement hope you enjoy your day working in the food chain as a worker Bee.

  29. kcsam76 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 am
    I hope Clown wrecks their franchise

    Such a dumb comment

    How’s he going to wreck the franchise

    AGAIN for the TENTH time IF HE DOESNT CONFORM HE WILL BE CUT

    what part of that is so hard for you to understand?

  30. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:53 am
    Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.

    15 5 Rate This

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    He was? He quit on the Raiders. It’s the exact same thing. Bad environment, poor leadership, etc.

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    Brown quit on two teams in a year, is selfish, and engineered his own release via social media. Oh, and the leadership in Oakland or Pittsburgh was not the issue. So yeah, it is different.
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    At least get your facts straight. He quit on the Raiders this year. The Steelers were last year in 2018. The funny thing is the Steelers still won that game. If they made the playoffs I bet you he would have suited up. You need to get the Pats off your brain. It’s dumbing you down quite a bit.

  31. Vasteelerfan says:

    September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Old Grumpy Bill will really be tested by AB ME Brown. But never count old cheating Bill out because he would cheat on cards with his mother if need be and the fanboys would go wild. Brown and his karma will catch up with Cheating Bill you watch….and whine the Patriot way.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    TOM BRADY OWNS your SORRY Steelers

  32. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:09 am
    Get a life or get back on the meds, or both.

    Thanks for responding in a way indicating the truth in my comment bothers you…..made my day. You fanboys will be surprised what AB can do both on and off the field. He has a very big ego and a very small brain like the fans in NE so you fanboys will eat up his antics. And this business of people hating the Pats don’t flatter yourself…..they jst hate the arrogant ignorant fan base. Off to take my meds and enjoy retirement hope you enjoy your day working in the food chain as a worker Bee.

    0 1 Rate This

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    Did you just call NE, a place where there are 5 billion colleges in a 5 mile sq radius of one another, and with some of the best hospitals in the world, “small brained”.

    That’s hilarious coming from a fan of a low IQ franchise like Pittsburgh that never adjusted past the 1970s steel mills.

    Absolutely hilarious.

    BB’s IQ is 3 times that of Rooney/Colbert and Tomlin combined.

  33. patsarticlemustpost says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:10 am
    Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:53 am
    Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.

    15 5 Rate This

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    He was? He quit on the Raiders. It’s the exact same thing. Bad environment, poor leadership, etc.

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    Brown quit on two teams in a year, is selfish, and engineered his own release via social media. Oh, and the leadership in Oakland or Pittsburgh was not the issue. So yeah, it is different.
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    At least get your facts straight. He quit on the Raiders this year. The Steelers were last year in 2018. The funny thing is the Steelers still won that game. If they made the playoffs I bet you he would have suited up. You need to get the Pats off your brain. It’s dumbing you down quite a bit.

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    Since you can’t argue a point without taking a personal shot at me, I’m not going to try. Enjoy Antonio Brown.

  34. kcsam76 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:22 am
    I hope Clown wrecks their franchise.

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    “I hope something happens out of this that makes it so that the Chiefs might at least stand a chance”

    Fixed it for you.

  35. raiderspy1 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:00 am

    AB’s 2020 TEAM OPTION contract is a AB pacifier for him to behave or see ya. Only time will tell. In the 5 weeks of filming of HARD KNOCKS, AB only practiced with the team 4 days out of 5 weeks.
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    The option acts the same way the void years does in Brady’s contract. It’s how NE gets Brown’s salary cap hit of 5.7 million for 2019 which is less than Edelman’s.

  36. DID the Moss signing work out well? I seem to recall they rode him hard for one season and kicked him to the curb.

  37. Angel Valle says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:08 am
    starenvy says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Shadiest franchise in sports history. Always something fishy going on. The only shade is from the haters and the things always going on is called winning super bowls😉🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆🏆

    Don’t forget to add the little thingies that look like stars ***

  38. Randy Moss was a football player first, with a perfect ego. Antonio has crossed the rubicon with ego problems and there’s no coming back from that level of entitlement.

  39. cuda1234 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:26 am
    DID the Moss signing work out well? I seem to recall they rode him hard for one season and kicked him to the curb.

    Actually he was there for 3 seasons and when he went off track tears the end of the 3 rd season they traded him.

  40. I have to side with Brown. Elliot missed the whole training camp (skipped practice etc) and the Cowboys never issued any fines. That’s the superstar status he was expecting. Oakland played games with him (good cop/bad cop)and while many of us agree with their fines, superstars just don’t get treated equally.

  41. patsarticlemustpost says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:10 am

    Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:53 am
    Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.

    15 5 Rate This

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    He was? He quit on the Raiders. It’s the exact same thing. Bad environment, poor leadership, etc.

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    Brown quit on two teams in a year, is selfish, and engineered his own release via social media. Oh, and the leadership in Oakland or Pittsburgh was not the issue. So yeah, it is different.
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    At least get your facts straight. He quit on the Raiders this year. The Steelers were last year in 2018. The funny thing is the Steelers still won that game. If they made the playoffs I bet you he would have suited up. You need to get the Pats off your brain. It’s dumbing you down quite a bit.

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    Well, it is a fact that he no showed for 2 teams within the last 12 months, which is clearly what that guy meant by “in the last year.” Hard to call someone on facts when you let your bias determine the message.

    I think it was all a ploy to get to New England, even when it all started in Pitts. They wouldn’t trade him to NE then for a better return, so his super agent figured out a way to make it happen anyway. He pulled an NBA style “pick your next team” move in a league designed to not allow that to happen.

    These CBA discussions will get interesting because you know team owners are going to try to stop what AB just did ever happening again. This league has pride in it’s “parity”… so I am sure they will fight tooth and nail to end the nonsense.

  42. cuda1234 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:26 am
    DID the Moss signing work out well? I seem to recall they rode him hard for one season and kicked him to the curb.

    1 1 Rate This

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    He had a very good season with Cassel in 2008 and a solid season with Brady in 2009, so your memory is horrible.

    BB knows then to do the kicking to the curb and that won’t change here…

  43. “At least now Brown has a reasonable contract the Pats can trade, unlike Oakland. If AB records a talk with Belichick to MyFace, Instaface, or Yearbook, etc they can ship him to an NFC team like Seattle or Philadelphia and get a decent pick for him.”

    If Brown gets in trouble with the Pats, no team is trading for him. The Pats will eat their 9 million in guarantees and he’ll be cut. For two main reason, one it will be his third team in less than a full season that he has been cut/traded from because of his unwillingness to follow rules. Secondly because he can be had for less than what the Pats paid him and he will have little market at that point. Why give up picks for damaged goods you can rent for cheap.

  44. starenvy says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Shadiest franchise in sports history. Always something fishy going on


    Yeah it’s fishy when they sign a free agent

    It happens every off season.

    Free agency starts at 4 at 4:06 guys are signed.
    Same thing happened here
    But since it’s the Patriots, CRYBABIES got to CRY.

  45. Vasteelerfan says:

    September 10, 2019 at 11:09 am

    Get a life or get back on the meds, or both.

    Glad I made your day. BTW if I was a food chain worker I would be sure to leave some “special sauce” in your little man’s hamburger. Also, enjoy your “retirement” in the windowless, padded room.

  46. “That’s hilarious coming from a fan of a low IQ franchise like Pittsburgh that never adjusted past the 1970s steel mills.”

    Hmm. That’s an interesting take. Maybe read up a little bit.

  47. I’m not a fan of the Pats, Steelers or Raiders so I have no skin in the game. But for sheer entertainment value, I sincerely hope the clown show continues. Give me all the chaos and turmoil.

  48. The rap on Moss was he dogged it on a lot of plays and they thought he couldn’t run anymore(like RHarrison). Got him for a 4th, had him for 3 yrs(1 record breaking), and got back a 3rd. Super fun 3 yrs

  49. jman967 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:39 am
    “That’s hilarious coming from a fan of a low IQ franchise like Pittsburgh that never adjusted past the 1970s steel mills.”

    Hmm. That’s an interesting take. Maybe read up a little bit.

    0 1 Rate This

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    What, when Brady was hurt in 2008, that’s Pitt’s last SB win? lol

    You may want to read up on Brady’s career numbers vs Pitt, especially at home, and how the Pats own the Steelers.

    The Steelers do well in a poor division and against mediocre or bad teams. Great. What a Cap ERa legacy!

  50. Robert “Handy Man” Kraft

    Since you can’t argue a point without taking a personal shot at me, I’m not going to try. Enjoy Antonio Brown.
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    That is is equivalent of you taking your ball and going home crying all the way. I am going to enjoy Brown. Enjoy crying on every Pats article. I know us Pats fans do.

  51. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:28 am
    Randy Moss was different. Horrible comparison.

    #########

    Horrible comparison? The comment came from a guy who coached Randy Moss and knows him personally and has competed against AB. More importantly is one of the great football minds of our era.

    You sit on your couch or hide behind a computer and watch football on TV.

    Excuse me, but I think I will take Bill Belichick’s educated and knowledgeable opinion vs. your opinion which is based on simple emotion.

  52. Vasteelerfan – maybe retirement is not good for you. This gives you way too much time to focus on the Patriots. I would say root for another good team but your handle says otherwise. Out of curiosity, how many posts have you made the last 4 days on Pats articles? I will take the over of 50.

  53. “What, when Brady was hurt in 2008, that’s Pitt’s last SB win? lol

    You may want to read up on Brady’s career numbers vs Pitt, especially at home, and how the Pats own the Steelers.

    The Steelers do well in a poor division and against mediocre or bad teams. Great. What a Cap ERa legacy!”

    Or the whole post of mine, about Pitt never recovering from the Steel Mills. I know history isn’t excatly a strong suit of yours, but maybe you should put down bong and get reading.
    Or at least focus on comprehension first. Baby steps.
    P.S. It’s cute that you guys finally got to hang that 6th banner. Ours has been up over a decade now. Welcome to the neighborhood.

  54. That’s hilarious coming from a fan of a low IQ franchise like Pittsburgh that never adjusted past the 1970s steel mills.

    Absolutely hilarious.

    BB’s IQ is 3 times that of Rooney/Colbert and Tomlin combined.

    You can have lots of colleges and universities in Boston but if you don’t use what you are taught in a logical manner its just a wasted education which you represent very well. It’s obvious you cling to a 40 year old impression of smokestacks and steel mills but your ignorance reveals itself when you don’t recognize the many outstanding hospitals and universities in Pittsburg. Paining with an ignorant broad brush is your claim to fame.oh wait aren’t you the CEO who claimed AB would never be signed by Grumpy Old Cheating Bill….yes you are! LOL

  55. endtimesparty says:9 10, 2019, 10:31am
    “Brian Flores knows New England well and the Fins are fighting for dignity. Plus it’s a game btw division rivals. So don’t expect a blowout.”

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    I agree. The Pats always have problem playing against Miami. I see a win by the Pats but not a blowout.

  56. patsarticlemustpost says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:53 am
    Robert “Handy Man” Kraft

    Since you can’t argue a point without taking a personal shot at me, I’m not going to try. Enjoy Antonio Brown.
    ——————–

    That is is equivalent of you taking your ball and going home crying all the way. I am going to enjoy Brown. Enjoy crying on every Pats article. I know us Pats fans do.

    ======

    No. You’ll look at this as a win. I look at it as not having the ability to have a sensible argument about the comparison of two football players. You lost when you resorted to name calling. That’s what people who have no counter argument do.

    Time will tell with brown. I still contest that the situations (and the two players) are very different.

    For the record, have no issues with the Pats. I have issues with them rewarding a talented head case for terrible, self-serving behavior.

  57. The Moss acquisition worked out well for the Patriots?
    No, the Moss acquisition worked out well for Moss.

    2007- Moss sets the record for TD receptions in a season. The Patriots went 16-0 (18-1) losing in the Super Bowl.

    2008 – Moss gets 1008 yards and 11 TDs. Brady was injured in the first game and didn’t play the rest of the season. The Patriots go 11-5 and miss the playoffs.

    2009 – Moss gets 1264 yards and 13 TDs. He surpasses TO for 2nd most TDs in a career. The Patriots go 10-6 and lose in the wildcard round.

    2010 – Moss does not feel wanted, asks for trade after game 1. The Patriots trade Moss to the Vikings after 4 games. The Patriots finish the year 14-2 and lose in a the divisional round.

    Moss did well in New England, The Patriots won a bunch of games but got nothing to show for it.

  58. Flash1287 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:37 am
    starenvy says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:52 am
    Shadiest franchise in sports history. Always something fishy going on


    Yeah it’s fishy when they sign a free agent

    It happens every off season.

    Free agency starts at 4 at 4:06 guys are signed.
    Same thing happened here
    But since it’s the Patriots, CRYBABIES got to CRY.
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    Actually this one took several hours. Likely AB wanted Pats (because it does look that way) but they let other teams make their pitches (we know the Seahawks at least chatted on it and Im sure everyone got a ‘make a pitch’ invitation. If there was a huge disparity between what the Pats would offer and another team that would have been considered Im sure. But I suspect all the Pats needed to do was be in the neighborhood.

  59. directdriver says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:12 pm
    endtimesparty says:9 10, 2019, 10:31am
    “Brian Flores knows New England well and the Fins are fighting for dignity. Plus it’s a game btw division rivals. So don’t expect a blowout.”

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    I agree. The Pats always have problem playing against Miami. I see a win by the Pats but not a blowout.

    ———————-
    Also agree. Its way to obvious that the Pats should win this going away. In other words all the makings of an early season trap game.

    And its not like the highly improbable hasn’t happened before. Even the last matchup was a classic example of what can and does happen.

  60. My only take based on Sun night, they have a slew of decent receivers already. Plus their number one draft pick who is supposed to be outstanding will be coming back in six to eight weeks. Thus, not a lot of footballs to go around for at least two divas maybe three on that team.
    If Brown ain’t getting all the action he may become an issue down the road.Just sayin…..

  61. Robert “Handy Man” Kraft – “For the record, have no issues with the Pats. I have issues with them rewarding a talented head case for terrible, self-serving behavior.”
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    Look at your handle. Sure you have no issues with the Pats. Sorry I hurt you feelings but I pointed out a fact that Brown did not quit on two teams this year like you said. You have some mighty thin skin. State facts and nobody will call you names.

  62. “Shadiest franchise in sports history. Always something fishy going on’

    Signing a free agent who happens to be the best WR in football is now shady.

    The Patriots have officially broken all of your brains.

    Seek help.

  63. This comment thread…

    Pats fans are so weirdly defensive and sensitive. You’re going to go 16-0 and win the super bowl. The season is done already. Maybe chill a little.

  64. “It’s the same thing you guys said about Randy Moss when we brought him in,” Belichick said.

    ******************************************************************************

    Lol. If Bill’s comparing the insanity level of Moss vs Brown, he’s in for a rude awakening.

  65. kilgoretrout2 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 1:02 pm
    This comment thread…

    Pats fans are so weirdly defensive and sensitive. You’re going to go 16-0 and win the super bowl. The season is done already. Maybe chill a little.
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    The Pats are going to have a hell of a team with or without Brown. I would not call Pats fans sensitive. The Pats fans simply make comments to the same true and tired posts that the Pats need do something nefarious to be a successful franchise. If anyone is sensitive its the people who we call haters because all they do is whine about the Pats. That is the sensitive group you should target. I think we are definitely chill. What is there not to be chill about?

  66. “This comment thread…

    Pats fans are so weirdly defensive and sensitive. You’re going to go 16-0 and win the super bowl. The season is done already. Maybe chill a little.”

    When insane conspiracy theorists are spouting their ever increasing insanity it is a bit difficult to not respond.

    I’d say the strange behavior is from this crew of misfits who have spent the better part of a decade creating Pat’s related screen names and displaying their derangement in every Pat’s thread. It is seriously the same group of people who have been doing this for many, many years.

  67. Flash1287 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:11 am
    Vasteelerfan says:

    September 10, 2019 at 10:30 am

    Old Grumpy Bill will really be tested by AB ME Brown. But never count old cheating Bill out because he would cheat on cards with his mother if need be and the fanboys would go wild. Brown and his karma will catch up with Cheating Bill you watch….and whine the Patriot way.

    Ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha ha

    TOM BRADY OWNS your SORRY Steelers

    ————–

    Yup.

    6-0 at home
    21 TDs
    0 Ints

    I’d say that is the very definition of “owned”

  68. Did the steelers score a TD yet? You can include practice. Let me guess.. No.

    You steelers fans turn on players Almost as fast as the players do. Remember the days when those yellow flags were waving for that “cancer” you speak of. Let me guess, you burned his jersey.

  69. thefox61 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm
    The Moss acquisition worked out well for the Patriots?
    No, the Moss acquisition worked out well for Moss.

    2007- Moss sets the record for TD receptions in a season. The Patriots went 16-0 (18-1) losing in the Super Bowl.

    2008 – Moss gets 1008 yards and 11 TDs. Brady was injured in the first game and didn’t play the rest of the season. The Patriots go 11-5 and miss the playoffs.

    2009 – Moss gets 1264 yards and 13 TDs. He surpasses TO for 2nd most TDs in a career. The Patriots go 10-6 and lose in the wildcard round.

    2010 – Moss does not feel wanted, asks for trade after game 1. The Patriots trade Moss to the Vikings after 4 games. The Patriots finish the year 14-2 and lose in a the divisional round.

    Moss did well in New England, The Patriots won a bunch of games but got nothing to show for it.

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    Those are better results than my sorry team has had for decades…… I’d take that

  70. endtimesparty says:
    September 10, 2019 at 10:31 am
    Brian Flores knows New England well and the Fins are fighting for dignity. Plus it’s a game btw division rivals. So don’t expect a blowout
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    BWAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAAAAA HAAAAAA HA HA….. too funny

  71. Robert “HandyMan” Kraft says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:22 pm
    patsarticlemustpost says:
    September 10, 2019 at 11:53 am
    Robert “Handy Man” Kraft

    Since you can’t argue a point without taking a personal shot at me, I’m not going to try. Enjoy Antonio Brown.
    ——————–

    That is is equivalent of you taking your ball and going home crying all the way. I am going to enjoy Brown. Enjoy crying on every Pats article. I know us Pats fans do.

    ======

    No. You’ll look at this as a win. I look at it as not having the ability to have a sensible argument about the comparison of two football players. You lost when you resorted to name calling. That’s what people who have no counter argument do.

    Time will tell with brown. I still contest that the situations (and the two players) are very different.

    For the record, have no issues with the Pats. I have issues with them rewarding a talented head case for terrible, self-serving behavior.

    4 4 Rate This

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    Did you have this same reaction when Oakland traded 2 picks gave the enabled primadonna all that guaranteed money?

    Hmm?

    Something tells me ya didn’t.

  72. thefox61 says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:29 pm

    The Moss acquisition worked out well for the Patriots?
    No, the Moss acquisition worked out well for Moss…
    ——————-
    I’d say since they made it to the SB, it did work out very well, can’t win them all and give the Giants credit.

  73. armlesshippy says:
    September 10, 2019 at 1:11 pm
    “This comment thread…

    Pats fans are so weirdly defensive and sensitive. You’re going to go 16-0 and win the super bowl. The season is done already. Maybe chill a little.”

    When insane conspiracy theorists are spouting their ever increasing insanity it is a bit difficult to not respond.

    I’d say the strange behavior is from this crew of misfits who have spent the better part of a decade creating Pat’s related screen names and displaying their derangement in every Pat’s thread. It is seriously the same group of people who have been doing this for many, many years.

    6 0 Rate This

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    Yep.

    Those that suffer from PDS (Patriots Derangement Syndrome) have been suffering for many years. It may even be more than a decade, really.

    Goodell was hired by the Jets owner Woody Johnson after NE won 3 SBs in 4 years.

    Not a coincidence that this lashing out and subsequent lack of accountability.

  74. TheCommish says:
    September 10, 2019 at 12:24 pm
    Tampering. Lies. Cheating.

    #ThePatriotWay

    3 11 Rate This

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    Myths.Delusion.Framning.

    – The Goodellian Way

  75. Ever since they canceled “searching for Bigfoot” the haters do not have nothing to do. I, for one, like the haters. They have proven time and time again that the theory of evolution is a myth.

  76. I get it…. an incredible powerhouse team just got a generational style talent for basically nothing…… that would tick me off too if I was a fan of any other of those 31 Organizations……without doubt that talent comes with high risks & we all won’t know how it will end up until later….I’m hoping it works out great but only time will tell….
    I will say this though….. after the league & media have done their absolute best to discredit anything & everything the Patriots do & have done (including STEALING HIGH ROUND DRAFT PICKS) I am enjoying the Karma that the Patriots Organization keeps inflicting on those that help create this monster of a team….. THAT I THANK YOU FOR, SINCERELY!!!!

  77. The Patriots have reduced your once proud franchises into piles of trash. Now their fans are searching for any morsel that will sustain them until their favorite time of the year… Draft weekend. Pitiful how they grovel, saying I remember when. How happy they get when they win one game in a row. But I enjoy watching grown men cry.

  78. I do like Belichicks approach. No fancy press conference no nothing! Follow the rules and work your ass off then maybe you can stay here.

  79. We all know who vasteel is. He still gets the 90% thumbs down he’s always gotten. Only now, he’s so gutless he has to hide behind a new username. Same old useless bile. Yawn.

  80. “Pats fans are so weirdly defensive and sensitive. You’re going to go 16-0 and win the super bowl. The season is done already. Maybe chill a little.”

    There’s no guarantee the Pats will do either of those things. KC is still a pretty damn good team with a hellaciously good QB. And the NFC teams have a history of coming to play against the Pats in Super Bowls, and not one of their SB wins has been easy or a blowout. Several have turned on single plays aka Tyree’s helmet catch, Butler’s INT, Edelman’s incredibly acrobatic catch with 3 defenders all over him.

    They still have to play the games, injuries happen, unexpected bounces happen. The Pats are 1-0 with high hopes, that’s all they are at the moment

  81. “AB’s 2020 TEAM OPTION contract is a AB pacifier for him to behave or see ya. Only time will tell. In the 5 weeks of filming of HARD KNOCKS, AB only practiced with the team 4 days out of 5 weeks.”

    Not really it was a way to spread his 9 million bonus over two years instead of one. Beneficial to the team not Brown

  82. “How much money was given or promised to AB (or friends of AB) outside of the contract by the friends of the Patriots?”

    How long do you think it would take its way for any people who received such payments to open their mouths on social media?

    And do you really think Belichick would give AB blackmail material like that to have over him and the team?

    SMH delusional

  83. @Vasteelerfan – if Mike Tomlin spent as much time preparing his team as you do commenting on Patriots’ threads the Steelers might actually win a game or two this season

  84. Another underhanded no integrity play by two underhanded no integrity groups. No surprise, and regardless of the results, no one really takes them seriously anyway.

  85. It’s up to AB at this point. His antics aren’t going to change BB or the way the patriots are run. Odds are, he knows very well that the organization isn’t going to put up with his “stuff” and it’s going to be fly right, or see ya. His career is likely over if he can’t work it out with the Patriots – if a STRONG organization can’t deal with him, who else would want to step up? Pats have already shown that they don’t NEED him.

  86. AB doesnt want to be a football player. He just wants to win a SB.
    That may or may not work in New England.
    If the NE experiment works, THe Patriots WILL win another SB and AB will be able to play another year in NE.

    If it doesn’t, AB’s out of football for good. And BB is on to the next.

  87. nflhofcounts says:
    September 10, 2019 at 4:12 pm
    Another underhanded no integrity play by two underhanded no integrity groups. No surprise, and regardless of the results, no one really takes them seriously anyway.
    __________________________

    What the hell did I just read? I think it was a slam on AB and the Pats but I am not sure.

  88. @Vasteelerfan – if Mike Tomlin spent as much time preparing his team as you do commenting on Patriots’ threads the Steelers might actually win a game or two this season

    4 2 Ra

    Sounds like a comment from a toddler…..come on Francis you can do better. And you Dolphin fanact is very transparent.

    See the attention AB brings to the Cheetahs…….enjoy its just starting.

  89. patsarticlemustpost says:
    September 10, 2019 at 1:08 pm

    I think we are definitely chill. What is there not to be chill about?

    **************************************************************************

    If by “chill” you mean doing things like commenting on articles that have literally nothing to do with the Pats and only making Pats-related comments, I agree — extremely chill.

    Or, if you mean “chill” as in generating laughable conspiracy theories about how everyone else is out to get the Pats, I agree again — even more chill.

  90. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 4:38 pm
    @Vasteelerfan – if Mike Tomlin spent as much time preparing his team as you do commenting on Patriots’ threads the Steelers might actually win a game or two this season

    4 2 Ra

    Sounds like a comment from a toddler…..come on Francis you can do better. And you Dolphin fanact is very transparent.

    See the attention AB brings to the Cheetahs…….enjoy its just starting.
    _________________________

    The attention is nothing new. Look at all the attention we get from a retired guy like yourself. Calling a team “Cheetahs” is not on toddler level? Keep drooling over the Pats retired one. So if you are retired I am guessing you are at least half a century old. Isn’t it kind of childish to whine about the Pats all the time? Keep it up because we like the tears just like the 33-3 whooping.

  91. The attention is nothing new. Look at all the attention we get from a retired guy like yourself. Calling a team “Cheetahs” is not on toddler level? Keep drooling over the Pats retired one. So if you are retired I am guessing you are at least half a century old. Isn’t it kind of childish to whine about the Pats all the time? Keep it up because we like the tears just like the 33-3 whooping.

    Hey dude I am a 73 year old veteran with time on my hands. Lighten up dude Cheetahs shouldn’t offend you unless its hits a nerve in you that its true, but relax its ok for an insecure person like yourself. Telling the truth is hardly whining and yes the Steelers got a whooping by a much better team. But its just a game…..nothing more nor less. The sun comes up again and you move on. The Steelers are entertainment not an an identity like the Pats are for you…..now who is the toddler? Have a great day….

  92. There was a time, not too long ago, when it would have been beneath Steeler fans to devote their precious time to trolling Patriots articles. That was when Steeler fans still believed that the Steelers were equals with the Patriots. Both teams having earned 6 championships.

    Now most of the memories of Steeler championships have been forgotten along with ancient history. The recent blow-out Patriot win must have some Steeler fans worried that the Patriots will get to 7 before the Steelers can. Now Steeler fans have no choice but to troll along with the fans of several of the pathetic teams.

  93. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 4:38 pm

    See the attention AB brings to the Cheetahs…….enjoy its just starting.

    ———————————————————————
    I’m bet that the intelligent Steeler fan who posted a video on the popular online video website would never call the Patriots “Cheetahs”.

    That video can be found by searching for the following title: “DEFLATE GATE & WHY SCIENCE SAYS THE PATRIOTS DID NOT TAMPER WITH FOOTBALLS”

  94. Vasteelerfan says:
    September 10, 2019 at 5:41 pm
    The attention is nothing new. Look at all the attention we get from a retired guy like yourself. Calling a team “Cheetahs” is not on toddler level? Keep drooling over the Pats retired one. So if you are retired I am guessing you are at least half a century old. Isn’t it kind of childish to whine about the Pats all the time? Keep it up because we like the tears just like the 33-3 whooping.

    Hey dude I am a 73 year old veteran with time on my hands. Lighten up dude Cheetahs shouldn’t offend you unless its hits a nerve in you that its true, but relax its ok for an insecure person like yourself. Telling the truth is hardly whining and yes the Steelers got a whooping by a much better team. But its just a game…..nothing more nor less. The sun comes up again and you move on. The Steelers are entertainment not an an identity like the Pats are for you…..now who is the toddler? Have a great day….
    __________________

    I am insecure? Don’t project your issues on me. I hope at 73 I am not crying about another sports teams. I did all my crying when the Yankees were the best back in the 90s – when I was young. Then I grew up and recognized they were freaking awesome. Best luck in retirement.

  95. The Patriots bag of tricks:
    – filming opponents
    – steroids
    – deflating footballs
    – sex slave massages
    – interfering with sideline headsets
    – concussing opposing players on purpose
    – murder
    – player contract tampering*

    *New!

  96. Belichec doesn’t care about character like they tell us he does. All he cares about is this, cam that boy run fast and can he catch? Oh he can, ok get him some cleats.

  97. The Patriots bag of tricks:
    – filming opponents – (every team, games are televised)
    – steroids – (every team, patriots the least amount)
    – deflating footballs – (science & hidden PSI data say weather)
    – sex slave massages – (“sex slave” is a lie)
    – interfering with sideline headsets (disproven countless times)
    – concussing opposing players on purpose (another lie)
    – murder (1 person horrible decisions, nothing to do with a team)
    – player contract tampering* (free agent signing, crybabies)
    *New!

  98. – concussing opposing players on purpose (another lie)

    ”””””””””””””

    Gronk took a cheap shot hit to Tre White’s head after he picked off Brady in Buffalo on December 3, 2017. Gronk served a one game suspension against Miami the following week. Look it up…

    Where’s the lie? You’ve been discredited.

  99. 315judman says:
    September 10, 2019 at 8:32 pm
    – concussing opposing players on purpose (another lie)
    ”””””””””””””
    Gronk took a cheap shot hit to Tre White’s head after he picked off Brady in Buffalo on December 3, 2017. Gronk served a one game suspension against Miami the following week. Look it up…
    Where’s the lie? You’ve been discredited.
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    Can’t discredit unless you can prove that the intent was to concuss.

    Anyone intentionally trying to concuss would hit the other person in the head.
    Just watched the video again and Gronk didn’t touch his head.

    Intentional concuss is what happened to Ben Watson by Panthers Eric Reid during the preseason game. Because Eric doesn’t believe in the 1st amendment and Watson has said something in social media.

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