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Mac Jones on Bill O’Brien as OC: It’s been really good, it’s been normal

There were instances during the 2022 season where quarterback Mac Jones expressed outward frustration with the Patriots offense.That should change in 2023 with Bill O’Brien back with New England as the club’s offensive coordinator.Speaking to the media on Wednesday, one word Jones used to describe how things have been with O’Brien so far was “normal.” [more]

Bill Belichick: I wouldn’t say offense is starting from scratch under Bill O’Brien

After last year’s failed offensive coaching experiment, the Patriots brought back Bill O’Brien to be the team’s offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach.O’Brien last coached for the Patriots in 2011, when he held the same title. He’s back after stints with Penn State, the Texans, and Alabama to lead the club’s O.In his Wednesday press conference, [more]

Are the Patriots interested in DeAndre Hopkins? Bill Belichick won’t say

Receiver DeAndre Hopkins is a free agent, able to sign with any team at any time. Any coach is permitted to comment on Hopkins, at any time.But they don’t have to.Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked on Wednesday about whether his team is interested in Hopkins.“Yeah, I’m not gonna on players that aren’t on this [more]

Bill Belichick agrees with thoughts of John Harbaugh, Andy Reid on kickoff changes

The rarely chatty (except when asked about some obscure aspect of football history) Bill Belichick was not very chatty about the recent changes to the kickoff rule.Still, in the limited words Belichick uttered, his point was clear.Asked by reporters on Wednesday about the adoption of the college fair catch rule, which gives the receiving team [more]

Troy Aikman on Tom Brady playing in 2023: “I wouldn’t rule anything out”

Of the various quarterback options available to teams that might need one, now or in the not-too-distant future, free agent Tom Brady is the best choice, without question. The only question is whether he’ll change his mind about not playing.Hall of Famer Troy Aikman isn’t predicting Brady will play, but Aikman also isn’t predicting Brady [more]

Antonio Brown didn’t play for the Albany Empire, after all

Folks who bought tickets to Saturday night’s Albany Empire game expected to see owner/receiver Antonio Brown. They didn’t.Via WNYT-TV, Brown did not play. The official reason is that the paperwork on his physical didn’t come through in time.That seems a little convenient, and maybe even a little untrue. How hard is it to pass a [more]

Buying a portion of the Raiders will complicate Tom Brady’s path back to the field

Tom Brady has agreed to purchase a piece of the Raiders. The deal must now be approved by at least 24 of 32 owners.With Raiders quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo recovering once again from yet another surgery, some are wondering whether Brady could eventually play for the team he’s poised to partially own.An unnamed source has floated [more]

Agent claims NFL teams have “genuine interest” in Antonio Brown

Receiver Antonio Brown last played an NFL football game in early 2022, when he was basically fired on the field.His agent now claims that NFL teams are interested in hiring him.“He is exploring the right fit,” agent J.R. Rickert told Rickert called the interest “genuine.”It’s confusing, for a couple of reasons. First, Brown made [more]

Bill Belichick was reportedly fined $50,000 for offseason meeting violation

The Patriots lost a pair of OTA sessions due to a violation of the offseason rules. Patriots coach Bill Belichick lost a little walking-around money.Per multiple reports, the league fined Belichick $50,000 for the infraction.As PFT reported earlier in the day, the problem was caused by a meeting. An observer from the NFL Players Association concluded [more]

Antonio Brown says he will play for the Albany Empire on Saturday

Antonio Brown expects to become pro football’s first owner-player since George Halas on Saturday.The former NFL receiver owns the Albany Empire of the National Arena League. He will play for the team in a game against Fayetteville.Brown ran one route at Thursday’s practice, Griffin Haas of WTEN reports. Afterward, Brown told reporters he plans on [more]

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