One of Belichick’s defensive game plans already is on display in the Hall of Fame, from his days as a New York Giants defensive coordinator in Super Bowl XXV. The one he and defensive play caller Brian Flores designed for the Patriots’ 13-3 victory over the Rams on Sunday night may soon join it. One year after the Patriots allowed 41 points in a Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, they yielded the lowest output in a Super Bowl in 49 years. … [Read more...] about ‘The best to ever do it’: How Bill Belichick outcoached Sean McVay in the Super Bowl
Although multiple reports indicate Gronkowski is expected to return to New England in 2018, any reassurance has been quickly challenged by subsequent reports claiming he has yet to make a decision. Opting for early retirement as well as possibly getting traded have both been floated as potential outcomes for the two-time Super Bowl champion. … [Read more...] about What’s going on with Rob Gronkowski and Bill Belichick?
Belichick: “I’m focused on doing the best I can for the 2018 New England Patriots. That’s my job. That’s what I’m going to do. That’s what I’ve always done in the past. Every day I’ve coached here, I’ve done the best that I could for this football team. I’ll continue to do that. Right now my focus is on the 2018 season. Not 2017, not 2014, 2007, not 2004, not 2001, not 2000. I’m not focused on any of those seasons. They’re done.’’ … [Read more...] about Read the exchange between Bill Belichick and Dan Shaughnessy about Malcolm Butler’s benching
Guerrero’s involvement with the Patriots has reportedly been a point of contention between Belichick and certain players who visit the TB12 Sports Therapy Center (e.g. Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski). Last December, Belichick reportedly stripped Guerrero of several privileges, including a seat on the team plane and game day credentials. Guerrero is allowed to treat only Brady out of his office at Gillette Stadium, while others interested in receiving treatment must visit him elsewhere. … [Read more...] about Bill Belichick reiterates Alex Guerrero is not a member of the Patriots’ staff
Vrentas reports the trade was likely the result of Belichick’s respect for both Shanahan and his father as well as his belief that Garoppolo would do well under Shanahan’s system. According to multiple reports, the Cleveland Browns offered the Patriots more for Garoppolo than the 49ers, but Belichick elected to pass. … [Read more...] about Bill Belichick texted Jimmy Garoppolo after each of his starts with the San Francisco 49ers