August 12, 2009 |
In the NFL, as with most professional sports nowadays, many players migrate from one team to another. So when a player faces a former team, there usually is not the awkwardness that, say, Hall of Fame defensive back Ronnie Lott felt the first time his Oakland Raiders played the San Francisco 49ers. "It's a business," Eagles cornerback Asante Samuel said. "You signed up with somebody [else] and you move on. That's how it goes. " Last off-season, Samuel left the New England Patriots when he signed a multimillion-dollar contract with the Eagles.
November 30, 2001 |
The nameplate was gone from Terry Glenn's locker. Only an ankle brace was inside - no warm-up clothes, no uniform. One day after going to practice with headphones but no helmet, the New England wide receiver was suspended yesterday for one game by coach Bill Belichick. His absence could last longer. "You have to ask him," Belichick said when asked if Glenn will rejoin the Patriots on Monday, after the suspension ends. Glenn wasn't available to answer that question and "will be off the premises until next week," Belichick said.
August 28, 2002 |
Running back Jamal Anderson won't be part of the New England Patriots' immediate plans, after all. A day after Anderson's agent said a deal was all but done, coach Bill Belichick said Anderson won't be on the roster. Belichick refused to get into specifics about the decision, but said of the oft-injured back, "I don't quite think he was ready. " "Maybe it will change, and maybe it won't," Belichick said. Belichick said Anderson agreed with his decision. "He took the physical, and after watching him and talking to him, we both felt this was the right thing to do at this time," Belichick said.
February 5, 2005 |
While they might play different styles against different opponents in different conferences, Bill Belichick said his New England Patriots weren't likely to be surprised by the Eagles tomorrow. "We've played the Eagles almost every year, either in the preseason or in the '03 regular season," Belichick said yesterday in his final news conference before Super Bowl XXXIX. "We have a familiarity with the team, as they do with us. " With two weeks between the conference championships and the Super Bowl to prepare, the detail-obsessed Belichick and his staff have had ample time to study every nuance of the Eagles' season.
January 31, 1997 |
Despite broadcast reports to the contrary, the New York Jets never presented a formal proposal of two second-round picks and $1 million in cash or any other firm offer to New England for permission to hire Patriots coach Bill Parcells, the Boston Globe reported. Negotiations were expected to resume today, with part of the drama revolving around an expected decision within 48 hours by Parcells concerning whether he will come back to coach the Patriots despite his problems with the owner or sit out the season.
January 14, 2000 |
The attorney representing former New York Jets coach Bill Belichick said it is against the law for the NFL to enforce Belichick's contract with the Jets because it would make him jobless. "We believe the law is very clear in these circumstances," attorney Jeffrey Kessler said yesterday after a hearing before NFL commissioner Paul Tagliabue in New York. "The [team] could not prevent an employee from going elsewhere, essentially because it would totally deprive him of his livelihood.
January 22, 2000 |
Any NFL team that wants to employ Bill Belichick this year must pay the New York Jets to get him. While commissioner Paul Tagliabue didn't completely rule in favor of the Jets yesterday, he did uphold their rights to Belichick through the 2000 season. Tagliabue ruled Belichick breached his contract, which has three years remaining, when he resigned as coach of the Jets on Jan. 4 and cannot work for another team this year without the Jets' approval. "Taken as a whole, the contract and the related memoranda constitute an agreement that Mr. Belichick would be the Jets' head coach except when Mr. [Bill]
November 11, 1991 |
The first impression that Antone Davis left on Cleveland coach Bill Belichick was a lasting one. Last spring, Belichick and Browns executive vice president Ernie Accorsi were touring college campuses, scouting prospects for the NFL draft. Naturally, they visited the University of Tennessee to check out Davis and fellow offensive tackle Charles McRae. Belichick took Davis on the practice field and asked the 6-4, 325-pound tackle to hit him. Davis thought Belichick was joking.
January 31, 1991 |
Now that former San Francisco 49ers coach Bill Walsh has turned them down, the Tampa Bay Buccaneers plan to talk to former Eagles coach Buddy Ryan about their vacant head-coaching job. Ryan is one of two candidates scheduled to be in Tampa, Fla., this week for interviews, Phil Krueger, assistant to the president of the Buccaneers, told the St. Petersburg Times yesterday. The other is New York Giants defensive coordinator Bill Belichick. Ryan could not be reached for comment last night.