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The PFT PM Week One awards

On Monday, PFT PM debuted as a weekday endeavor on Peacock, NBC’s new and wildly popular streaming service. On Tuesday, we handed out awards for Week One of the 2020 season. Offensive player of the week, defensive player of the week, coach of the week, and rookie of the week were all unveiled, with Michael [more]

Seattle Mariners home game postponed due to poor air quality

In five days, the Seahawks host the Patriots in Seattle. Tonight, the baseball game between the Seattle Mariners and San Francisco Giants was postponed, due to poor air quality from wildfires. The teams will now play on Wednesday and Thursday night in San Francisco. The Air Quality Index in Seattle currently reads 235. The NFL [more]

Patriots signing Nick Folk to 53-player roster

The Patriots began the season-opening work week with two kickers on their practice squad and none on their 53-player roster. They called up veteran Nick Folk before Sunday’s game against the Dolphins. Folk now will remain on the active roster, and not go back to the practice squad, Ian Rapoport of NFL Media reports. The [more]

After running 15 times on Sunday, Cam Newton not concerned about the toll

In his first game as the Patriots’ quarterback, Cam Newton ran the ball 15 times for 75 yards. Newton has always been a strong runner, but 15 carries is a lot for anyone, and durability has been a particular concern for Newton in the last couple years. But Newton brushed those concerns off this week, [more]

Josh McDaniels on guard against offense being too predictable

Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels knows that Sunday’s win over the Dolphins saw their offense do “some things we really haven’t done much of around here for a long time,” but he insisted on Tuesday that the team’s overall approach hasn’t changed. Quarterback Cam Newton ran the ball 15 times, which McDaniels said was a [more]

Patriots adding Jake Dolegala to practice squad

The Patriots are adding an extra arm to the mix. According to Tim Graham of TheAthletic.com, the Patriots are signing Jake Dolegala to their practice squad. Dolegala spent 2019 with the Bengals, making the team as an undrafted rookie from Central Connecticut. He was waived as they cut to 53 this year. The Patriots have [more]

Bill Belichick on Russell Wilson: “We’ve had a lot of trouble with him every time we’ve played him”

Bill Belichick has faced Russell Wilson three times since he took over as quarterback of the Seattle Seahawks in 2012. The fourth meeting between the two will come this Sunday night in Seattle and Belichick knows they have a massive challenge ahead in handling Wilson and the Seahawks. “We’ve had a lot of trouble with [more]

Kyle Shanahan doesn’t rule out signing Mohamed Sanu

Brandon Aiyuk has a hamstring injury. Deebo Samuel has a broken foot. The 49ers missed them in Week One. Running back Raheem Mostert led the 49ers with four catches for 95 yards, and tight end George Kittle caught four passes for 44 yards. Kendrick Bourne was the team’s leading wideout with two catches for 34 [more]

Bruce Arians surprised Tom Brady didn’t play better, expects a bounce-back

Bruce Arians showed Sunday night he isn’t afraid to criticize Tom Brady publicly. The Buccaneers coach did it again Monday. Brady went 23-of-36 for 239 yards with two touchdowns and two interceptions, one of which was returned for a touchdown. It was not what Arians, Bucs fans or perhaps anyone expected out of the GOAT. [more]

Bill Belichick on new-look offense: “We always try to do what’s best for the team to win”

New year, new quarterback, and new offense for New England. On Monday, Patriots coach Bill Belichick was asked during a press conference to discuss whether, as it appears, the team ripped up its offensive playbook and constructed a new one. “We always try to do what’s best for the team to win,” Belichick said. “Everything [more]

Tom Brady extends pick-six streak to three

In 2014, Tom Brady famously said he’ll retire when he sucks. While he’s still a very long way from that category, Brady has accomplished a feat typically reserved to those who do. As noted by ProFootballReference, Brady has become the first quarterback since Matt Schaub and Blaine Gabbert (Brady’s current backup) in 2013 to throw [more]

David Andrews “extremely grateful” to be back on NFL field

Patriots quarterback Cam Newton got a lot of the spotlight during Sunday’s win over the Dolphins because he was returning from last year’s foot injury and playing his first game for New England, but he made sure to share some of it with the guy snapping him the ball. After Newton’s second rushing touchdown of [more]

Bruce Arians isn’t afraid to criticize Tom Brady publicly

Patriots coach Bill Belichick rarely if ever criticizes his players publicly. Buccaneers coach Bruce Arians has shown time and again that he won’t shy away from doing so. On Sunday, Arians wasn’t bashful when assessing the two interceptions thrown by his new quarterback, Tom Brady. “One was a miscommunication between he and Mike [Evans],” Arians [more]

Brian Flores: Ryan Fitzpatrick had “some spurts,” but we can’t turn ball over

The Dolphins drafted quarterback Tua Tagovailoa with the fifth overall pick in April and his presence guarantees there will be thoughts about when he’ll move into a starting role until the moment it happens. Such thoughts will be greater on days when the Dolphins lose and/or Ryan Fitzpatrick plays poorly. The Dolphins lost 21-11 to [more]

Belichick honors Fritz Pollard on his visor

As part of the league’s ongoing effort to speak out against racism, NFL players are permitted to put a name on their helmets, and Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined in that effort. Belichick chose Fritz Pollard, the NFL trailblazer who was the league’s first black coach, and put Pollard’s name on his visor. Belichick, an [more]

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