January 9, 2013 |
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. - To hear Bill Belichick glumly address reporters on Monday, you'd think the Houston Texans blew New England out in the regular season - and not the other way around. "There were several things in that game that went our way, but I don't think that's really that significant at this point," the Patriots coach said in a conference call. "I don't think you can overanalyze that game. " The Patriots beat the Texans, 42-14, on Dec. 10, when Tom Brady threw four touchdown passes.
January 14, 2004 |
If not for a goal-line stand in November, perhaps the Indianapolis Colts would be hosting the New England Patriots in the AFC championship game. Instead, Peyton Manning and the Colts will have to go into coach Bill Belichick's backyard when the former division rivals meet on Sunday afternoon. All that's on the line is a date in Super Bowl XXXVIII against either the Eagles or Carolina Panthers on Feb. 1 in Houston. New England, which owns the NFL's best record and a 13-game winning streak, is seeking its second Super Bowl title in three years under Belichick.
February 1, 2015 |
PHOENIX - Rodney Harrison remembers watching the Eagles hooping and hollering before Super Bowl XXXIX and thinking that the first-timers would be gassed in the Jacksonville, Fla., humidity by the fourth quarter. "I remember pregame warm-ups, they're coming out and you see Brian Dawkins and all those guys and all the energy," Harrison said. "You see them jumping around hitting each other, and we're just kind of laid back, chilling, [saying], 'Look at these fools over there. They're going to wear themselves out.' "And you saw Donovan [McNabb]
November 1, 2007
SHAME on Patriots coach Bill Belichick for running up the score in his team's 52-7 rout of the Redskins. With a comfortable lead in the second half, Belichick left star QB Tom Brady in the game along with talented receiver Randy Moss. There's a saying that applies to Belichick: "What goes around comes around. " Matt Engel Wilkes-Barre, Pa.
December 4, 2015 |
WHEN SAM BRADFORD walked off the field, carrying his left arm at an awkward angle, the Eagles were 4-4, and were holding a 16-13 third-quarter lead over the visiting Miami Dolphins. This week, Bradford will get back behind the wheel and try to drive the team out of a 4-7 ditch, at the 10-1 New England Patriots. The Eagles last won at New England in 1987. So. Welcome back! "Obviously, the last two weeks have been tough, but I think our effort and energy at practice this week has been great . . . It would be easy for us to hang our heads and get down and go through the motions out there, but that hasn't been the case at all," said Bradford, who told reporters he expects to play this week, barring any sort of setback.
January 17, 2016 |
AS WE WAIT to see how new Eagles coach Doug Pederson's Chiefs fare in Saturday's AFC divisional matchup against the Patriots, we can kill some of the time by pointing out that Andy Reid's assistants have outperformed Bill Belichick's assistants when they've moved on to head-coaching gigs. And, really, by pointing this out, all we are doing is killing time. In general, the branches off a coaching tree struggle to blossom. That because coaches in general tend to fail, which is why NFL owners hire new ones every year.
November 21, 2005 |
Steve Belichick, the father of New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, died Saturday night of heart failure at the age of 86. "I coached this game with a heavy heart," Bill Belichick said after yesterday's 24-17 win over the Saints. "My dad passed away. I found out about it the middle of last night. " The elder Belichick, an Ohio native, played fullback with the Detroit Lions in 1941 and was an assistant coach at Navy for 33 years. He played college football at Case Western Reserve, and also coached at North Carolina, Vanderbilt and Hiram.
September 4, 2007 |
Kyle Eckel received a call, almost out of the blue. It wasn't just any call, nor did it come from just anyone. The call for the two-time MVP of the Army-Navy game, who played for Episcopal Academy, was a personal invitation from New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. Eckel cleared waivers after being released by the Miami Dolphins on Friday, and Sunday evening got the call from Belichick to see if he had any interest in playing for the Patriots. The Pats have always liked Eckel.
February 10, 1994 |
Cleveland Browns owner Art Modell says his team's future rests firmly with coach Bill Belichick. After a second consecutive 7-9 season following a 6-10 season, Modell said yesterday he is optimistic about the team's direction under Belichick and predicted that fans who might have soured on the Browns "will be back when we start to win. " Modell said he is trying to look beyond the midway point of last season, when the Browns were 5-3 and...
September 16, 2011 |
SOME BRONCOS fan are apparently planning to shell out $10,000 to rent billboard space in an effort to convince coach John Fox to replace quarterback Kyle Orton with Tim Tebow. Fans could be heard chanting "Tebow! Tebow!" in the second half of Monday night's loss to the Raiders. But the next day, Fox said Orton would remain the starter. "We were sitting around after Fox said he didn't hear the chants for Tebow, and we figured if he's deaf, we hope he's not blind," fan Jesse Oaks told the Denver Post . Oaks said he and seven friends were planning to use the money to go to the Super Bowl in Indianapolis, but decided instead to "better our team.