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.
November 7, 2007 |
Take that, Bill Belichick. Don Shula, coach of the only NFL team to have a perfect season, the 17-0 Miami Dolphins of 1972, yesterday complimented the 9-0 New England Patriots. "They've got a real shot at doing it," said Shula, asked if the Pats could finish unbeaten. "They're capable. They make it look easy. " But . . . "The Spygate thing has diminished what they've accomplished," Shula said. "You would hate to have that attached to your accomplishments. They've got it. " Shula implied that if Belichick's team finishes unbeaten, the achievement will be tainted.
January 23, 2005 |
Bill Belichick doesn't smile. He doesn't smirk. The Patriots coach wears a perpetual grimace. In some ways, his personality represents the blustery winters of New England. "He was the dreariest coach you could imagine," recalled former Giants linebacker Harry Carson, who played under Belichick on Bill Parcells' 1986 Super Bowl team in New York. "We called him Captain Sominex because he put us to sleep with his delivery. " People say they haven't seen Belichick smile much since the Patriots won their second Super Bowl last year, although a 21-game winning streak provided ample opportunity.
October 8, 2010
Thumbs up To Patriots coach Bill Belichick, who once again proved why he's the smartest man in the NFL. With the 33-year-old Randy Moss in the final year of his contract, Belichick decided that the seven-time Pro Bowl wide receiver's declining play - he's got just nine catches in the first four games - and his increasingly bad attitude over the team's disinterest in giving him a new deal, were sufficient reasons to trade him to the desperate Vikings....
June 7, 2013 |
ONE OBLIGATION as head coach at the University of Oregon used to be a big weekly midweek luncheon attended by some of the football program's most ardent alumni and supporters. It required a trip of about 1 1/2 hours each way, some handshakes, a little speech, a brief Q-and-A. I say used to be, because Chip Kelly put an end to it during his tenure there. Instead, he attended the luncheon via videophone, gaining 3 hours of planning, film viewing. What he didn't gain was any goodwill from those ardent supporters, but if we have learned anything about the man thus far, it is that Chip Kelly is not too keen on Dale Carnegie.
January 27, 2000 |
Bill Belichick yesterday dropped his antitrust lawsuit against the NFL, a day after a judge refused to free him to negotiate to coach other teams. Belichick lost his attempt to gain a temporary restraining order against NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue's ruling that keeps him from coaching another team without the New York Jets' permission. U.S. District Judge John Bissell ruled that Belichick could only blame himself for his quandary after quitting the Jets. "It made sense to withdraw the case and assess our position," Belichick lawyer David Feher said.
December 1, 2001 |
New England Patriots receiver Terry Glenn said he will appeal his latest suspension after missing practice in a dispute with coach Bill Belichick over a hamstring injury. Glenn told the Boston Globe he was willing to drop all his grievances against the Patriots if he can go to another team. "I don't need a big contract," said Glenn, whose five grievances include one to regain the signing bonus the team withheld. "I'd rather be happy than make a lot of money. I'm not happy here.
February 4, 1997 |
He doesn't wear a tough-guy attitude on his sleeve, own a toothy grin or fill a room with his personality. But Pete Carroll, like Bill Parcells before him, knows the rules with New England's football team right now: win. Carroll, 45, was introduced as Parcells's successor by team owner Robert Kraft yesterday at Foxboro Stadium. He comes to the Pats from the San Francisco 49ers, the NFL franchise Kraft envies most. "We've got to win and we've got to win right now," said Carroll, who was the 49ers' defensive coordinator.
June 7, 1996 |
It was a stretch to say Steffi Graf and Arantxa Sanchez Vicario won their semifinal matches at the French Open in Paris. It was more a case of Jana Novotna and Conchita Martinez losing them. Novotna performed an act of self-destruction, and Martinez faded out in a pair of error-filled matches yesterday. Graf and Sanchez will meet for the third time in the French Open final. Graf, the defending champion and four-time winner, needed just 67 minutes to complete a 6-3, 6-1 victory over No. 3 Martinez.