Author: @stevea1127

Tom Brady Felt Rusty On Thursday Night

Tom Brady Felt Rusty In His First Preseason Game Tom Brady missed all offseason voluntary workouts but did attend minicamp. Brady also went to training camp a few days early. With Julian Edelman out the first four games of the season, the wide receiving group is struggling to connect with Brady. On Thursday Brady’s time on the field consisted of throwing passes to James White, Julian Edelman, and Chris Hogan. He did not throw a pass to Eric Decker or Cordarrelle Patterson. The connection between Brady and Decker has been especially troublesome, as he’s dropped a lot of passes during...

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Who Will Make the Cut at Running Back

Which Running Backs Will Make The Team It’s no secret the New England Patriots have lots of running backs at the moment. Injuries have plagued the position early on. Newly drafted Sony Michel has a knee injury. According to Jeff Howe of the Athletic Michel had his knee drained earlier this month due to a tear in his meniscus. Running back Rex Burkhead is also dealing with a slight tear in his knee but according to Howe it’s a minor injury and nothing serious. James White seems to be Tom Brady’s go-to guy as we saw on Thursday night...

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Where Was That Performance Six Months Ago from the Patriots?

Patriots-Eagles Super Bowl Rematch in the Preseason Last night was preseason game number two for the Patriots and Philadelphia Eagles. It was a Super Bowl rematch from six months ago, when New England’s defense was awful. However, last night the defense was ready to play. The Patriots opened better with the Eagles than last week when they played the Washington Redskins. Tom Brady started and looked sharp as ever. The 41-year-old quarterback connected with his trusted players on the field the first drive of the game. Brady hit Chris Hogan for the first touchdown of the game. James White also helped move...

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The NFL Should Follow the Examples of Jalen Ramsey and the Patriots

Jalen Ramsey Makes Headlines Jalen Ramsey has been making headlines after a no-holes-barred interview with GQ, holding nothing back. He didn’t care what was coming out of his mouth. Ramsey isn’t sold on the Buffalo Bills pick Josh Allen. Ramsey said “I think [Buffalo Bills draft pick Josh] Allen is trash. I don’t care what nobody say. He’s trash. And it’s gonna show too. That’s a stupid draft pick to me. We play them this year, and I’m excited as hell. I hope he’s their starting quarterback. He played at Wyoming. Every time they played a big school—like, they...

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Tom Brady And Bill Belichick Still Share The Same Goal

Tom Brady Is Frustrated With His Receivers Training camp for the Patriots has been a light workload thus far. This week, Bill Belichick turned up the volume a bit and the receivers were dropping like flies. Tom Brady finished this training camp 152 of 215 (70.7 percent) with three interceptions. In 2016, Brady was 89 of 270 (70 percent) with two interceptions. One key difference- Danny Amendola and Julian Edelman manned the first-team reps last year. Newly-acquired receiver Eric Decker has been having a difficult time connecting with Brady. TB12 said after Tuesday’s practice: “He’s got to use his skillset,...

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What Does Tom Brady’s Latest Contract News Mean For His Future? (@steveA1127)

Brady Gets No Years Added To Contract With the NFL preseason getting underway tonight, the Patriots released some contract news on the 41 year old quarterback. Tom Brady’s contract was not extended past the 2019 season. Brady, according to ESPN’s Adam Schefter, will have “a variety of performance-based incentives to bring him closer to market.” The deal will be completed by Friday. He’s Top Ten In Highest Paid QB’S In The League Tom Brady, after winning the MVP last season, was scheduled to make $15 million this season, $14 million of which in base salary and another $1 million...

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Red Sox Run Away With The American League East

The New Boston Massacre The Boston Red Sox have run away with the American League East. After the come-from-behind victory last night over the New York Yankees, the Red Sox have a commanding 9.5 game lead in the division. The Yankees have lots of injuries and the Red Sox took advantage of it with a four-game sweep. Even with Chris Sale missing his start on Thursday, the Red Sox still got the bats going in a 15-7 win. On Friday and Saturday, the Red Sox would win 4-1. Craig Kimbrel ran into a little trouble in the ninth inning on Saturday....

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A Book About Tom Brady Being Released

A new book is coming out soon on Tom Brady. It gives an inside scoop on what really happened during the deflate-gate saga. That whole drama about the deflation of the footballs in the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts. Tom Brady would play in the Super Bowl two weeks after that and win his fourth ring. The following season he would serve a four-game suspension. That is when we would get a first-hand look at Jimmy Garoppolo. The book, “12: The Inside Story of Tom Brady’s Fight for Redemption” by Casey Sherman and Dave Wedge says Brady offered...

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Spotlighting The Patriots Issues At Wide Receiver

Patriots Lack Wide Receiver Depth The New England Patriots have a really weak wide receiver group heading into the season. With Julian Edelman out the first four games of the season, It will be up to Chris Hogan and a bunch of average receivers to step their game up. Danny Amendola had 659 yards last season and two touchdowns. That is more than the current receiving core today, excluding Julian Edelman. Phillip Dorsett had zero touchdowns and just 194 yards last season. Chris Hogan had five touchdowns and 439 yards. Cordarrelle Patterson had zero touchdowns and 309 yards. Riley McCarron was...

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Belichick: Drafting The Next Quarterback Who Will Never Start For Him

Did Bill Belichick Draft The Next Quarterback For The Patriots? Just like Theo Epstein in baseball, Bill Belichick could’ve been the first coach ever to draft two quarterbacks to have Hall of Fame careers. Epstein built a team with the Red Sox and won the World Series in 2004, erasing an 86 year curse. He then went to Chicago and built a World Series team there, erasing a 108-year curse. Belichick drafted Brady in 2000 and has won five Super Bowls with him. Belichick then drafted Jimmy Garoppolo and saw the same attitude Brady had when he arrived in Foxborough: the...

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Brady Talks Relationship With McDaniels, Chemistry With Receivers (@steveA1127)

In a series of recent interview, Tom Brady has addressed topics such as his relationship with Josh McDaniels, Bill Belichick, and his new core of wide receivers. Brady Does Not Like The Boston Globe It was an offseason unlike any other for Tom Brady. The QB had some time with his family, traveled the world, and worked on getting ready for another football season. Tom Brady did interviews this offseason with Oprah Winfrey and Jim Gray. In those, he hinted that the end is coming sooner rather than later. Also, he pleaded the fifth when asked if he felt...

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Malcolm Butler Has No Bad Blood with Bill Belichick (@steveA1127)

People Need to Get over the Malcolm Butler Super Bowl Benching Via SI.comPeople still can’t get over why Malcolm Butler didn’t play in Super Bowl LII. Last week, Bill Belichick was asked about benching Malcolm Butler in the Super Bowl, but he wasn’t having any part of that question. Belichick is strictly focused on the 2018 NFL season. Whatever happened in the past is in the past. However, Malcolm Butler is one of the reasons they won Super Bowl XLIX. Without that historic interception by Butler to end the game, Brady wouldn’t have gotten his fourth Super Bowl ring. Last...

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BSE at Patriots Training Camp (@steveA1127)

 Boston Sports Extra At Patriots Training Camp The Patriots had day four of training camp yesterday morning. Throughout the practice the Patriots did a lot of 11-on-11 drills. The Patriots were in full pads for the second day of training camp. Rookie running back Sony Michel went untouched on 20 and 30 yard dashes as well. Julian Edelman Looks Great Julian Edelman still looks good coming off his ACL injury. Edelman will miss the first four games of the season due to his suspension. During today’s practice, though, Cordarelle Patterson made the catch of training camp so far. Eric Rowe was...

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Patriots Football Is Back (@steveA1127)

The Patriots Have A Successful Day One Of Training Camp Patriots Training Camp day 1 part 2 https://t.co/ouE61oJ2Z3 — BostonSportsExtra.com (@BosSportsExtra) July 26, 2018 The New England Patriots began training camp today. The crowd was massive and got there early to see the Patriots on the field for the first time in 2018. Bill Belichick spoke this morning about day one of training camp. He told the media, “Well, it’s a long day. It’s a big day. We have a lot of opportunities today to get better. Hopefully, we can maximize all of them or as many as possible....

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Bill Belichick Won’t Answer Anything From Past Seasons

Bill Belichick Won’t Answer Questions From Last Season #Patriots Bill Belichick Doesn’t Budge When Asked About Malcolm Butler’s Super Bowl Benching: https://t.co/OamnKhi9nf pic.twitter.com/txahSqCqTU — WBZ Boston Sports (@wbzsports) July 25, 2018 Bill Belichick is ready for another football season to start. Training camp begins Thursday and he’s in midseason form with his press conferences. Belichick will never answer questions from previous seasons or talk about past players. When asked about the Malcolm Butler Super Bowl benching, he replied, “I’m focused on doing the best that I can for the 2018 Patriots.” Boston Globe sports columnist Dan Shaughnessy asked and...

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Tom Brady Will Be Ready To Dominate This Season (@steveA1127)

Tom Brady Has Entered The Building Tom Brady has reported to training camp early. The GOAT is coming off an interesting offseason in which he skipped all of the voluntary workouts. Brady has been spending more time with his family and training his own way with Alex Guerrero to be ready for the season. He is likely very happy that Josh McDaniels is back and also that no quarterback on the roster is a threat to take his job. There was question if Brady would holdout because of a contract. But that isn’t happening and he’ll be ready to...

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Jimmy Garoppolo Sees Himself as the Underdog (@stevea1127)

Bill Belichick Saw Tom Brady in Jimmy Garoppolo Bill Belichick saw something special in Jimmy Garoppolo from the beginning. Whispers around Foxborough from the moment Garoppolo was drafted claimed he had the same attitude that Tom Brady had when he was drafted. That drive that everyone was better than him and he was the underdog. Bill Belichick loved that in Brady and he loved it in Jimmy Garoppolo too. The relationship with Kyle Shanahan played also a part as to why Belichick sent Garoppolo to the 49ers. Belichick has a lot of respect for Garoppolo and wanted to give him the...

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Jimmy Garoppolo On His Time With The Patriots

Jimmy Garoppolo Discusses His Time In New England Jimmy Garoppolo recently had an interview with Bleacher Report. Throughout the whole interview, Garoppolo sounds a lot like Tom Brady. Garoppolo talked about the competitiveness between him and Brady. There were times after practice when Brady and Garoppolo would play the bucket game, which consists of landing a football in a trash can in the back corner of the endzone. Garoppolo told Bleacher Report ” There would be days where one of us would win and you wouldn’t talk to the other for a little while,” Jimmy says. “We’d be fine the next day,...

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Tom Brady Had A Say In Bringing Back Josh McDaniels (@steveA1127)

The Bizarre Offseason There is no question that this offseason for the Patriots has been the most bizarre offseason in 18 years. It began immediately after the Super Bowl up until Tom Brady skipping OTA’s. It was reported last week by Greg Bedard of the Boston Sports Journal that Belichick is upset that Robert Kraft is intervening in football decisions. Then, it was reported by Karen Guergian of the Boston Herald that Brady had a say in bringing back Josh McDaniels. Brady Overstepping His Boundaries? Guergian wrote “As for Belichick, he is reportedly irritated because he believes Brady tugged on (owner) Robert...

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Julian Edelman Will Not Appeal His Suspension

Julian Edelman Won’t Take Further Action Julian Edelman will not take any further action and appeal his four-game suspension. He will be out for the first four games of the season. This is a blow to the Patriots offense to begin the year with the loss of Amendola. Tom Brady will have to rely on other players to step up and make plays. Chris Hogan, Malcolm Mitchell, and Rob Gronkowski will have to be key parts to the offense to begin the year. Julian Edelman was popped for a PED substance following the injury to his torn ACL. Alex Guerrero...

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From 2000 To Today: A Dynasty In Peril? (@steveA1127)

2000 Was A Great Year In New England I was eight years old when Tom Brady was drafted in 2000. When the Patriots drafted Brady in the sixth round pick (199th overall), nobody outside of New England thought this run would last 18 years. The Patriots have won five Super Bowls and have been to eight of them from 2001-2017. From the beginning, Robert Kraft has let head coach Bill Belichick run the football operations. From letting players go no matter how good they are, Belichick always has said he does what’s best for the team, not for an...

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Tom Brady Will Miss Danny Amendola (@steveA1127)

The Patriots Will Be Missing An Offensive  Weapon With training camp starting a week from today we’ll get our first look at the Patriots on the practice field. It’s been an interesting offseason and a very quiet month in Foxborough. No Day’s Off turned into taking the last two days of OTA’s off and we’ll see everyone on July 26th. Tom Brady though could have a difficult time to begin the season. With Julian Edelman out the first four games, Brady will be missing his other weapon, Danny Amendola. Amendola took more money and went to the Miami Dolphins this...

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Gronkowski Will Be At Training Camp (@steveA1127)

Training Camp Begins Next Thursday Training Camp begins next week and Rob Gronkowski will be reporting on time according to ESPN. First of all, as long as Tom Brady is playing quarterback, Gronk will be looking for his passes.   There really wasn’t a question that Brady would be back this season. The retirement rumors and his contract issues about money were true. However, he needed to think about his future and hold tight for Brady’s so-called decision. After the dirt-bike press conference nonsense, he had a meeting with Belichick where Belichick gave him an ultimatum. Gronkowski then got his...

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Grading Alex Cora In The First Half Of The Season (@stevea1127)

Alex Cora Has The Attention Of His Players The 68-win Boston Red Sox are going into the All-Star break with the best record in baseball. Most of the credit goes to the manager, Alex Cora. The former second baseman comes into his first year managing the Red Sox and has complete control of the clubhouse, despite the injuries that continue to stack up. The Red Sox have virtually the same team as last year, but the difference is so obviously the manager. John Farrell wasn’t connecting to his players like Alex Cora is right now. Cora has complete control of...

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The Boston Red Sox At 60+ Wins (@steveA1127)

It’s Been a Boring Baseball Season This baseball season has been boring in terms of competition. The Boston Red Sox are currently 63 -29 and have the best record in baseball. Boston has been killing bad teams, which is great. However, the Red Sox are 12-11 against playoff teams. They are 4-5 against the New York Yankees and 2-2 against the Houston Astros. Are these 63 wins a joke? No, but questions can be raised about if they can beat the Yankees in the playoffs. The Red Sox Are Crushing the Bad Competition The Red Sox are 6-0 against the Los Angeles...

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