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Bill Belichick Publishes Thanks to Patriots Fans

'We experienced some amazing moments,' former coach writes

(Newser) - After 24 seasons as Patriots head coach, Bill Belichick thanked New England fans on Sunday in print for their dedication, their passion, and even their "creative play suggestions." Belichick, whose tenure ended last month, took out a full-page ad in the main news section of the Boston Globe...

Post-Belichick, a New Head Coach for NE Patriots

Jerod Mayo, assistant coach who has also played for team, is Patriots' first Black head coach

(Newser) - The man set to replace Bill Belichick to lead the New England Patriots is someone Belichick knows well. He's also now the team's first Black head coach, as well as the National Football League's youngest. The NFL reports that team owner Robert Kraft has handed coaching responsibilities...

Tom Brady Sings Praises of His Old Coach

Calls Bill Belichick NFL's best ever

(Newser) - Tom Brady and Bill Belichick were the most successful coach-quarterback partnership the NFL has ever seen, winning a record six Super Bowls together with the New England Patriots. Now that Belichick has parted ways with the team , Brady, who left the Patriots in 2020 , is sharing a tribute to his...

Belichick: 'I'll Always Be a Patriot'
Interesting Number
for Belichick: 14
the rundown

Interesting Number for Belichick: 14

He is close to all-time record for NFL wins as he leaves the Patriots

(Newser) - Bill Belichick and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft swear it was mutual. In a news conference Thursday, the pair spoke of the decision to part ways after 24 years. "I'll always be a Patriot," Belichick said, per WCVB . "I look forward to coming back here,...

On 'Black Monday,' All Eyes on Belichick

After dismal season, Patriots coach sounds like he wants to stay in the job

(Newser) - The NFL regular season is in the books, and one of the biggest questions on "Black Monday"—the day when coaches' heads often roll—is one that would have been unthinkable not too long ago: Will the Patriots fire Bill Belichick? The 71-year-old's once-powerful team just wrapped...

Witness: Guy Who Died at Patriots Game Got Punched First
After Patriots
Fan Dies at
2 Charged

After Patriots Fan Dies at Stadium, 2 Charged

Men were charged with assault and battery, disorderly conduct

(Newser) - Two Rhode Island men have been charged with assault and battery and disorderly conduct in connection with the recent death of a fan at a New England Patriots game, the AP reports. John Vieira, 59, and Justin Mitchell, 39, both of Warwick, RI, were charged after investigators said they punched...

Bill Belichick Becomes a Meme in His Worst-Ever Loss

Patriots get blown out by 35 points

(Newser) - Just how bad was Sunday's loss for Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots? The legendary, and legendarily stoic, coach became an "instant meme" for frustration, reports NESN . Cameras caught Belichick covering his eyes on the sideline during the 38-3 loss to the Dallas Cowboys, and the jokes...

Robert Kraft Has One Last Request of Tom Brady

Patriots owner wants QB to sign a one-day contract and retire as a Patriot

(Newser) - Might Tom Brady un-retire again? Maybe, but not to take the field once more. New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft suggested Thursday on CNN that Brady sign a one-day contract so he could retire as a Patriot. "Not only do I want it, our fans are clamoring for it,...

Is It the 'Dumbest Play in the History of Football'?

Patriots lose to Raiders on an improbable final play

(Newser) - The NFL weekend saw the biggest comeback in league history , as well as what most are calling the craziest ending to a game all season. In fact, a post at ProFootballTalk calls it "one of the most unbelievable, inexplicable plays in NFL history." With 3 seconds left and...

Guy Pretends to Be Patriots Player, Swindles Super Bowl Ring

Which he then sold fraudulently

(Newser) - A New Jersey man has agreed to plead guilty in a convoluted fraud scheme involving Super Bowl rings. It all started in September 2017, the year the New England Patriots won Super Bowl LI, when Scott Spina, 24, sent an Instagram message to a former Patriots player who had left...

Tom Brady Has Now Beaten Every NFL Team

Including his old one

(Newser) - Tom Brady brought two decades of touchdown passes, victories, and championships to New England. He returned Sunday night and reminded his former team what they’re missing. Brady rallied the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to a 19-17 victory over the Patriots on a rainy Sunday night, with Ryan Succop hitting the...

After 20 Years, the Real Tom Brady Is Surfacing
After 20 Years,
the Real
Tom Brady
Is Surfacing

After 20 Years, the Real Tom Brady Is Surfacing

'I feel like I'm just coming back to life,' he tells Jason Gay of the 'Wall Street Journal'

(Newser) - Tom Brady is getting a lot of attention this week, given that he returns to New England to play the Patriots on Sunday for the first time since leaving for Tampa Bay. But one of the more interesting pieces is an interview he gives to Jason Gay of the Wall ...

Before New Season, a Big Surprise From Patriots

New England cuts veteran QB Cam Newton, who was brought in to replace Tom Brady

(Newser) - NFL teams are trimming their rosters ahead of the new season, and the New England Patriots just dropped the biggest surprise so far: New England cut veteran quarterback Cam Newton, who had been brought in last season with the impossible task of replacing Tom Brady. The Boston Globe and ESPN...

'Hero' NFLer Saves Elderly Woman From Sexual Assault
NFLer Was Walking in a Public
Park. Then, Screams for Help
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NFLer Was Walking in a Public Park. Then, Screams for Help

Patriots lineman Justin Herron, bystander helped stop attempted sexual assault on elderly woman

(Newser) - Police are calling NFL player Justin Herron a hero after he intervened to save an elderly woman from an attempted sexual assault. The 25-year-old, who just wrapped up his rookie season with the New England Patriots, was walking in a public park in Tempe, Ariz., on Saturday when he heard...

Brady Tells Patriots Fans: 'I Wouldn't Change Anything'

Next Sunday, star will make first Super Bowl appearance in another uniform

(Newser) - Playing in a Super Bowl is old hat for Tom Brady, but New England Patriots fans might find his appearance next Sunday hard to watch. The star quarterback assured them Thursday that they're not forgotten, NESN reports. Calling his tenure with the Patriots "incredible," Brady said, "...

Trump Will Bestow High Honor on Bill Belichick

Patriots coach to receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

(Newser) - President Trump may have lost his voice on social media, but he's aiming to maintain a high profile this week nonetheless. For one thing, he will present one of the nation's highest civilian honors—the Presidential Medal of Freedom—to New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick, reports Politico...

NFL on Broncos- Patriots Game: Nope.

Game postponed indefinitely on account of COVID

(Newser) - The NFL has postponed the Denver-New England game indefinitely due to another positive coronavirus test with the Patriots. That game, originally scheduled for Sunday, had been moved to Monday night. A person familiar with the situation says the Patriots have closed their facility again after the positive test result, while...

Player on Infected Team Makes a Bold Statement

The New England Patriots and Tennessee Titans have fresh COVID infections

(Newser) - Tennessee will not be returning to the team's facility Wednesday after two more players tested positive amid the NFL's first COVID-19 outbreak, and the New England Patriots now have canceled practice through Thursday amid reports that a third player has tested positive for the coronavirus, the AP reports....

'Welcome to Tom Brady's New Reality'

3 takes on the future Hall of Famer's 'humbling' start

(Newser) - If you missed Tom Brady's big debut Sunday as a Tampa Bay Buccaneer, you didn't miss much in terms of a Brady performance. He threw two interceptions as the Bucs lost in New Orleans to the Saints, 34-23, reports the AP . "I made some just bad, terrible...

Tom Brady's Replacement: Patriots Make a Big Move

Cam Newton signs with New England

(Newser) - New England won't have Tom Brady behind center next season, but they will have a big-name quarterback after all. Cam Newton has signed a one-year deal with the Patriots, according to a host of outlets from ESPN to Sports Illustrated . The 31-year-old Newton starred with the Carolina Panthers for...

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