June 11, 2013 |
IF NEW ENGLAND coach Bill Belichick really hates the way Tim Tebow plays, he has a funny way of showing it. The Patriots reportedly are signing the former Jets and Broncos quarterback to a contract and expect him in minicamp today. ESPN.com and NFL.com, citing league sources, reported the news yesterday, the same day the Patriots announced they had released backup quarterback Mike Kafka. The websites reported Tebow was being brought in to play quarterback. CBSSports.com, however, citing a source, reported that he will play tight end. Tom Brady is, of course, the starting QB. His backup is Ryan Mallett.
February 6, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - Tom Brady's two long incompletions in the final minutes, and several missed chances throughout the game cost the New England Patriots a chance at another Super Bowl victory. It also resulted in their second loss to the New York Giants in the big game in five seasons, 21-17, last night. "We just came up a little bit short," Brady said. "There were some missed opportunities out there. It was a very hard-fought game. We fought 'til the end. I'm very proud of that.
January 31, 2011 |
HONOLULU - Even Mr. Humorless himself, Bill Belichick, took time on Sunday to speak to Michael Vick. Before the Pro Bowl turned into a 55-41 NFC rout, as Vick was warming up throwing passes to Atlanta Falcons receiver Roddy White, the New England Patriots coach crossed the field at the 50-yard line, approached Vick, and shook his hand. Belichick spoke to the Eagles quarterback for at least a minute, a one-way conversation toward the end of which Vick draped an arm around Belichick's shoulder in a gesture that let observers know that whatever Belichick was saying, it had meaning and Vick appreciated it. It seems everyone within the tight-knit National Football League community is pulling for Vick.
January 30, 2012 |
INDIANAPOLIS - They're baaaacck. Tom Brady and Bill Belichick have returned to the Super Bowl, and once again the New England Patriots quarterback and head coach are a victory away from adding their names to the record books. They've already made their mark in the NFL, obviously, and will set at least another at kickoff by becoming the starting quarterback-coach tandem with the most Super Bowl appearances, with five. But Brady and Belichick struck out at matching the four Super Bowl titles of quarterbacks Joe Montana and Terry Bradshaw and coach Chuck Noll the last time they made it to the NFL final.
August 13, 2013 |
Cary Williams says he wants to bring nastiness to an Eagles defense that is not feared around the NFL. That became clear last week against the New England Patriots, the cornerback said. Williams was benched early during Tuesday's scrimmage when he got into a physical altercation with Patriots wide receiver Aaron Dobson. The former Raven said that the Patriots came into the NovaCare Complex with attitude and that he and his former teammates in Baltimore would have handled the situation differently than the Eagles.
September 16, 2007 |
Is it just me, or did Roger Goodell come off looking like the shill for the NFL owners that many players in the league have always thought him to be when he opted not to suspend Bill Belichick on Thursday? In Goodell's opinion, Belichick cheated, or at least oversaw a team that was cheating, last Sunday when a team official videotaped the New York Jets' defensive signal callers. Goodell had the camera and the tape, and what he saw convinced him that the Patriots - i.e., Belichick - were cheating.
January 5, 1995 |
Now stepping up to the NFL karaoke machine and belting out a few bars of "My Way," the dedicated but dour, self-assured but oft-misunderstood head coach of the Cleveland Browns, Mr. Bill Belichick. "My job is to win. I'm not worried about popularity contests or whatever," said Belichick, 42, who takes his surprising Brownies into Three Rivers Stadium for an AFC division playoff game Saturday against the rough, tough Pittsburgh Steelers. So there is your cue. Ridicule him for his apparent lack of a sense of humor, or for his flat, computer-programmer monotone.
April 18, 1995 |
Eagles coach Ray Rhodes recently warned Cleveland coach Bill Belichick not to rule out a rerun of last year's draft day. Before last year's draft, Belichick didn't see Rhodes as a threat. Rhodes was the defensive coordinator of the San Francisco 49ers, who held the 23rd pick. The Browns were picking ninth. "I was at the workouts, next to Belichick at Notre Dame, sitting there with a late draft pick," Rhodes said. "Belichick was drooling over Bryant Young, saying, 'Ray, I'm going to draft this guy. I love him. I've got to draft this guy.' And on draft day, I jumped ahead of him (to No. 7)
November 28, 2011 |
Andy Reid never ceases to amaze Bill Belichick. Nearly 7 years ago, the Patriots coach was absolutely dumbfounded as he stood on the sideline of what was then called Alltel Stadium in Jacksonville during the waning minutes of Super Bowl XXXIX and watched Reid's Eagles, who were trailing by 10 points at the time, stroll down the field on a time-consuming 13-play drive as if they were on a leisurely sunset walk along the beach. "Have I got the score right?" Belichick asked his assistants up in the booth via his headset.
January 17, 2008 |
This is not what Randy Moss wanted. Not this week, with his team a win away from a Super Bowl berth and two wins away from an unprecedented undefeated season. He did not want to be a . . . distraction! The D word is the scarlet letter of coach Bill Belichick's world, the worst possible thing you could do to interfere with preparation, which is the only thing that has mattered week after week as the undefeated New England Patriots have run roughshod over the rest of the NFL. At 17-0 entering Sunday's AFC championship game against San Diego, the Patriots have shattered some of the game's biggest offensive records, and Moss - acquired from the Raiders through a trade last February - has been a big part of the reason.