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Tom Brady: I don’t know what the future holds

During the pregame show before Monday night’s game between the Patriots and Jets, Adam Schefter of ESPN noted that Tom Brady‘s contract is up after the 2019 season and that he’s put his house in Massachusetts up for sale. Schefter went on to say that Brady is “setting it up to move on,” although there’s [more]

Brady to the 49ers in 2020 can’t happen, can it?

When trying to identify potential fits for Tom Brady in 2020 if, as some think, he’s destined to leave the Patriots, I left out one team that maybe should have been included. The 49ers. Yes, they have a quarterback. They also have everything else that would give a quarterback like Brady a chance to win [more]

If Tom Brady leaves the Patriots, where would he go?

Ever since the Patriots and quarterback Tom Brady agreed to a contract extension that isn’t really a contract extension and Brady put his house in Boston up for sale, some have been speculating that Brady won’t be back in New England next year. On Monday night, ESPN’s Adam Schefter did more than speculate that 2019 [more]

Patriots cut Jordan Richards after signing Justin Bethel

The Patriots are cutting core special teams player Jordan Richards after coming to terms with Justin Bethel, Field Yates of ESPN reports. Richards joined the team Oct. 2 and played 59 special teams snaps in three games. Richards was with the Falcons last season, starting 12 games. The Patriots drafted him in the second round [more]

Patriots signing Justin Bethel

The Patriots added a piece to their offense on Tuesday by trading for wide receiver Mohamed Sanu and they added a piece to their special teams later in the day. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team has signed former Cardinals, Falcons and Ravens cornerback Justin Bethel. Bethel visited the Patriots on Tuesday, [more]

Browns sign Eli Ankou off Jacksonville’s practice squad

The Browns have signed defensive tackle Eli Ankou to the active roster from Jacksonville’s practice squad. Ankou is in his third NFL season out of UCLA. He originally signed with Houston as an undrafted free agent in 2017. Ankou has appeared in 11 career games with the Jaguars. He has made 19 tackles and 1.5 [more]

Elandon Roberts becomes the latest Patriots two-way player

The Patriots have a rich history of using defensive players on offense, and offensive players on defense. On Monday night, linebacker Elandon Roberts became the latest Patriots two-way player. With two fullbacks lost to season-ending injuries, Roberts lined up at the position on several occasions during Monday night’s 33-0 win over the Jets. “[W]e’ve practiced [more]

49ers, Patriots defenses allowing less than 150 passing yards a game

Not since 1980 has an NFL team made it through a 16-game season while allowing less than 150 passing yards a game. This year, two defenses are on pace to do it. Through Week Seven, the 49ers’ defense is allowing 133.5 passing yards per game and the Patriots’ defense is allowing 148.4 passing yards per [more]

Falcons get a windfall for player who had fallen out of favor

It’s been a bad year for the Falcons. The best thing that happened to the 1-6 franchise arrived earlier today, when Atlanta finagled a second-round pick for receiver Mohamed Sanu. With Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley the top two options in the passing game both now and in the future, Sanu became expendable. To unload [more]

Greg Schiano missed a chance to coordinate an all-time great defense

The Patriots have, at least based on their first seven games, one of the best defenses in NFL history. But they don’t have a defensive coordinator. That’s because Greg Schiano, who was briefly hired to be the Patriots’ defensive coordinator, resigned in the offseason for personal reasons. If Schiano were still on the job, he’d [more]

Patriots trade for Mohamed Sanu

The Patriots won easily against the Jets on Monday night and have a historically good point differential through seven games, but that’s not stopping them from making a move to add talent to the team. According to multiple reports that have been confirmed by PFT, the Patriots have agreed to a deal with the Falcons [more]

Tom Brady will keep throwing it to Jakobi Myers, if he’s the open guy

Teams that aren’t the Patriots often get caught up in the urgency to throw the ball to a specific receiver. Teams that are the Patriots have a much more simple approach, one that isn’t tied to feeding any one specific pass-catcher. That’s the gist of quarterback Tom Brady‘s comments after Monday night’s 33-0 win over [more]

In NFL’s 100th season, Patriots dominating like no team since NFL’s first season

The Patriots’ 33-0 win over the Jets on Monday night was the latest in a series of blowout victories that has the Patriots dominating like no team in the last 99 seasons. In fact, the 7-0 Patriots have outscored their opponents by 175 points this season. That’s the highest point differential through seven games since [more]

Sam Darnold states obvious: “It was a rough night out there”

Sam Darnold was seeing dead people. Believe it or not, it wasn’t just the Jets offense. The Jets quarterback had a forgettable night for many reasons, but being caught by ESPN microphones saying he was “seeing ghosts” was near the top of the list, as he followed up on a brilliant game against the Cowboys [more]

Belichick exploited “loophole” in NFL rules to run extra time off the clock

With the Patriots leading 33-0 in the fourth quarter on Monday night, they took a delay of game penalty with their punt team on the field. After the Jets declined the penalty, the clock started again, and the Patriots’ punt team waited until they were about to get another delay of game, then false started. [more]

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