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

Texans’ firing of Bill O’Brien preceded by arguments with J.J. Watt and defensive coordinator, per report

/ USA TODAY Sports The end of Bill O’Brien’s tenure as head coach/general manager of the Houston Texans was curious in many different ways, and a recent report indicated that it might have been tumultuous behind closed doors. According to Aaron Wilson of the Houston Chronicle, O’Brien got into an Read more

NFL Week 5 odds, picks: Jaguars upset Texans after Bill O’Brien’s firing, Russell Wilson cooks in prime time

Another week, another round of picks from yours truly. With a quarter of the way through the 2020 regular season, we’re sitting in the green with our week-to-week selections, both on the moneyline and against the spread. Week 4 threw a number of curveballs at us as Steelers-Titans was postponed 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

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self, football coach Les Miles taking pay cuts amid COVID-19 crisis

Kansas basketball coach Bill Self and football coach Les Miles joined the flood of major college coaches taking pay cuts amid the COVID-19 crisis on Monday when Kansas announced its top two coaches and Athletic Director Jeff Long will take 10% salary reduction for the next six months. The top Read more