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The Bill Belichick trade turns 20 on Monday

When Tom Brady met Robert Kraft in 2000, the sixth-round rookie said to the billionaire owner of the Patriots, “I’m the best decision this organization has ever made.” That’s debatable, and the debate could be settled, starting this year. Three months before using a sixth-round pick to get Brady, they used a first-round pick to [more]

Tom Brady campaigns for Troy Polamalu for the Hall of Fame

Former Steelers safety Troy Polamalu is one of the finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame, and before the final vote is taken on Saturday, a longtime opponent is putting in a good word for him. Patriots quarterback Tom Brady released a statement explaining just how tough an opponent Polamalu was. “One key to [more]

Yes, you can bet that the 49ers will blow a 28-3 lead (but you shouldn’t)

The number of Super Bowl prop bets is limited only by the creativity of those devising them. For Super Bowl LIV, the folks at PointsBet have plucked a fairly low piece of low-hanging fruit in crafting a prop wager that calls back to Super Bowl LI. Via David Purdum of ESPN.com, the odds of the [more]

Player attitudes make it easier for Kyle Shanahan to keep the team accountable

For as complicated as football can be, at its core it’s very simple. Blocking, hitting, tackling. And in an age of limited blocking, hitting, and tackling during practice, there’s a premium to be placed on players who can and will embrace blocking, hitting, and tackling during games. The 49ers have players who can and will [more]

Report: Patriots hire Jedd Fisch from Rams

Jedd Fisch has joined the Patriots’ coaching staff in a yet to be determined offensive capacity, Jim McBride of the Boston Globe reports. Fisch was the Rams’ senior offensive assistant the past two seasons, adding assistant offensive coordinator to his job title for 2019. He spent the 2017 season as offensive coordinator at UCLA. Fisch [more]

Antonio Brown posts bail, sprints away from jail

Despite playing only one game in 2019, Antonio Brown hasn’t lost any of his speed. Brown, wearing what appeared to be a track suit underneath an aqua dress suit, literally sprinted from the jail after bonding out. TMZ.com has a report and a video on Brown leaving jail. The former NFL receiver bolted down the [more]

Tom Brady has jokes, Eli Manning knows he’s not really joking

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was among the people sending along his well-wishes to retiring Giants quarterback Eli Manning. And he wishes the day might have come sooner. Brady joked that Manning’s two Super Bowl titles (which came at the Patriots’ expense) were still on his mind. Congratulations on your retirement, and a great career Eli! [more]

Yes, Eli Manning will get to the Hall of Fame

On November 25, 2007, Eli Manning looked like anything but a Hall of Famer. On the heels of a four-pick performance in a 41-17 home loss to Minnesota, real questions were emerging regarding whether he should even get a second contract with the Giants. Barely two months later, Eli became the Super Bowl MVP, fueled [more]

Judge orders mental health evaluation for Antonio Brown

After Antonio Brown turned himself into the Broward County authorities on Thurday night, his attorney said that there would be a bond hearing on Friday morning. Brown made that appearance in front of judge while wearing handcuffs and, per multiple reports, was granted bail despite arguments from prosecutors that he should be held in custody. [more]

Bond hearing for Antonio Brown on Friday morning

Antonio Brown turned himself in to police in Broward County on Thursday night after an arrest warrant was issued for him on charges of burglary with battery, burglary of an unoccupied conveyance and criminal mischief. Brown didn’t have a comment for reporters on his way into the Broward County jail, but his attorney Eric Schwartzreich [more]

Antonio Brown turns himself in to Broward County police

Antonio Brown is now in police custody after turning himself in at the Broward County Jail on Thursday night, according to multiple reports. TMZ was the first to report Brown had surrendered to police following an arrest warrant issued for an incident stemming from an altercation with a moving truck driver on Tuesday in Hollywood, [more]

Stephon Gilmore hopes to take home Defensive Player of the Year

Only five cornerbacks ever have won the NFL’s Defensive Player of the Year, with Charles Woodson in 2009 the most recent. Stephon Gilmore hopes to join the exclusive club. “It’s pretty cool. That’s a big award,” Gilmore told Jeff Howe of TheAthletic.com. “The award speaks for itself, a lot of hard work, a lot of [more]

Jimmy Garoppolo: I’ll try to transfer Tom Brady’s approach to my game

49ers quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo hasn’t played in the Super Bowl before, but he had a good view of two of them when he was Tom Brady‘s backup in New England. Garoppolo also had a good view of all the preparation that went into getting wins in both of those trips and he shared some of [more]

Robert Kraft: “We plan to” keep Tom Brady

The Patriots and Tom Brady may be heading for a divorce. From the perspective of owner Robert Kraft, that won’t be happening. Asked on the street by TMZ.com whether the Patriots will be keeping Brady for a 21st season, Kraft said, “We plan to.”Surely, Kraft wants to. And he has said that he’d prefer retirement [more]

Speaking from experience, Joe Namath thinks Tom Brady should stay in New England

Joe Namath is so associated with the New York Jets that most fans under the age of 45 probably don’t know that he ended his career in 1977 with the Los Angeles Rams. Namath looks back on his forgettable final season with regret, and he urges Tom Brady not to follow in his footsteps. Namath [more]

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