Patriots notes: Bill Belichick and company being forced to adapt on the fly during unprecedented season

It’s been a tumultuous week-plus for the New England Patriots and it looks like this whirlwind is going to continue as the club battles with positive COVID-19 tests. They first felt the wrath of the virus leading up to their Week 4 matchup with the Kansas City Chiefs after Cam Newton Read more

Bill Belichick gives Patrick Mahomes a compliment the Patriots coach doesn’t give often

Bill Belichick couldn’t help himself when asked to discuss Patrick Mahomes‘ outstanding “Monday Night Football” performance for the Kansas City Chiefs, a night Mahomes threw for four touchdowns and rushed for another while becoming the fastest quarterback to reach 10,000 passing yards in NFL history (34 games).  In typical Belichick Read more

2020 NFL Draft: Bill Belichick explains why Patriots didn’t select QB after losing Tom Brady

The New England Patriots had 10 picks in the 2020 NFL Draft, a perfect opportunity for the franchise to select a quarterback in the post-Tom Brady era. Instead, Bill Belichick passed on selecting a signal caller — leaving New England with just Jarrett Stidham and Brian Hoyer as the quarterbacks Read more

Patriots draft safety Kyle Dugger: Bill Belichick fills sneaky need, adds heir to Patrick Chung

It’s all right if you were scratching your head when the Patriots selected safety Kyle Dugger out of Lenoir–Rhyne. After all, the 6-foot-1, 217 pounder played his college ball at the D-II level, so he wasn’t as accessible to the common college football fan as the likes of fellow safely Read more

Bill Belichick perfectly explains what makes the Patriots special when asked about how to replace Tom Brady

It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the impact that Tom Brady has had on Bill Belichick’s career. In 25 seasons as an NFL head coach, Belichick has a 249-75 record (including the postseason) with Brady as his starting quarterback. His record is a 55-65 when someone other than Read more

NFL competition committee adds two rule change proposals, including one to address a Bill Belichick strategy

Bill Belichick shed light on an NFL loophole that allowed him to milk more time off the clock near the end of the Patriots’ prime time win over the Jets last season. In a twist of irony, Titans head coach Mike Vrabel — who played for Belichick during the 2000s Read more

Scott Pioli doesn’t think Bill Belichick and Cam Newton could coexist: ‘It seems like oil and water’

Cam Newton is still available in free agency, and the New England Patriots need a quarterback. New England appears ready to roll into the 2020 season with Jarrett Stidham as its quarterback, not even entertaining the possibility of signing Newton — even as a backup.  Scott Pioli, the vice president Read more

Was it Bill Belichick or Tom Brady? Brady leaving the Patriots will address the longest running NFL debate

One of the longest-running sports bar conversations — a hypothetical that many believed would never come to fruition — is now about to be settled. Team Brady or Team Belichick. Who ya got? The dynamic duo, at the very heart of the Patriots dynasty going back nearly two decades together, Read more

Tom Brady leaving the Patriots will address the longest running NFL debate: Was it Bill Belichick or Brady?

One of the longest-running sports bar conversations — a hypothetical that many believed would never come to fruition — is now about to be settled. Team Brady or Team Belichick. Who ya got? The dynamic duo, at the very heart of the Patriots dynasty going back nearly two decades together, Read more