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Tom Brady campaigns for Richard Seymour to make the Hall of Fame

When Tom Brady is inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame, he hopes to see former teammate Richard Seymour wearing a gold jacket waiting for him. Seymour is one of the Hall of Fame finalists whose case is being voted on today, and Brady wrote on Twitter that Seymour is very deserving. “I would [more]

Tom Brady closing in on 12,000 yards, 80 touchdowns in postseason career

Buccaneers quarterback Tom Brady has rewritten the postseason record book, and in Sunday’s NFC Championship Game he may reach another couple of impressive and unprecedented milestones. Brady only has to pass for 32 yards on Sunday to reach 12,000 yards in the postseason in his career. That’s easily the best in NFL history; Peyton Manning [more]

Jaguars will pick 25th after Rams loss in divisional round

New Jaguars head coach Urban Meyer knew his team had the first overall pick in the draft when he took the job and now he knows where the team’s second first-round pick will fall. Jacksonville acquired the Rams’ 2021 first-rounder as part of the deal for cornerback Jalen Ramsey in October 2019 and it will [more]

Tom Brady to play in 14th conference championship game

Tom Brady has played in 13 AFC Championship Games. Now he’ll play in his first NFC Championship Game. Brady and the Buccaneers advanced to the NFC Championship on Sunday, meaning Brady has lapped the field: He’ll be the starter in his 14th conference championship game, twice as many as any other quarterback in NFL history. [more]

Eagles to interview Josh McDaniels

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels is a candidate for the Eagles’ head coaching job. McDaniels will interview with the Eagles this weekend, according to multiple reports. The 44-year-old McDaniels had a brief and unsuccessful stint as head coach of the Broncos, going 11-17 in 2009 and 2010. But he has been one of Bill Belichick’s [more]

Report: Jerod Mayo is expected to interview for Eagles head coach

The Eagles were a late entry into this year’s head coaching cycle and their search is reportedly expected to include a new name. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that the team is expected to interview Patriots inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo for the opening created by firing Doug Pederson on Monday. It’s the first [more]

NFLPA applauds Bill Belichick’s decision to decline Presidential honor

Mike Florio posed a question on PFT earlier today: How should Bill Belichick’s decision to decline the Presidential Medal of Freedom be received? Hall of Fame golfers Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player accepted the same honor from President Trump at the White House last week, a day after the deadly riot at the Capitol. Belichick [more]

Nick Saban, greatest coach ever or greatest college football coach?

With Alabama coach Nick Saban winning his seventh national championship, there’s no question that he’s the greatest coach in college football history. But is he the greatest coach ever, in any sport? Simms and I had an unplanned debate on the subject earlier today on PFT Live. Saban definitely is the greatest college football coach. [more]

How should Bill Belichick’s decision be received?

The NFL, the New England Patriots, and coach Bill Belichick avoided a disaster by pulling the plug on the planned receipt of the Presidential Medal of Freedom. Belichick deserves credit for realizing that, after last week’s insurrection (tough word, strong word, accurate word), proceeding with a ceremony that had been planned before the events of [more]

Bill Belichick declines Presidential Medal of Freedom

A man known for making great coaching decisions has made a great one away from the football field. Patriots coach Bill Belichick has decided to decline the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “Recently, I was offered the opportunity to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom, which I was flattered by out of respect for what the [more]

Will Bill Belichick go through with the Medal of Freedom ceremony?

Now that the word is out that Patriots coach Bill Belichick is scheduled to receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom on Thursday, the question is whether he’ll go through with it? Per a source with knowledge of the dynamics, the offer was extended before last Wednesday’s events, and Belichick very much wants to accept it. [more]

Jets secure 23rd overall pick with Seahawks loss

The Wild Card round is over and six more spots in the draft order have been secured as a result. One of those spots goes to a team that didn’t play a snap over the weekend. The Jets now know that they will have the 23rd overall pick as a result of the trade that [more]

PGA of America becomes first sports organization to act after Wednesday’s insurrection

Sports leagues and owners have remained conspicuously silent in the four days since an insurrection incited by the president resulted in five deaths and protracted mayhem at the U.S. Capitol. The PGA of America broke ranks to make an unambiguous statement on the situation on Sunday. The organization decided to strip the 2022 PGA Championship [more]

Donald Trump will give Bill Belichick the Presidential Medal of Freedom

Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who openly supported the election of Donald Trump in 2016, will be involved in one of the 45th president’s final official acts — if he’s still in office by then. On Thursday, Trump will award the¬†Presidential Medal of Freedom to Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots declined comment on the matter [more]

Dave Ziegler will remain with Patriots, out of Broncos G.M. search

One name can be scratched off the list of candidates to be the next General Manager of the Denver Broncos. Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports that Patriots assistant director of player personnel Dave Ziegler has withdrawn his name from consideration for the position. He interviewed with the Broncos on Saturday and worked for the [more]

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