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Bill Belichick offers classic Belichickian quote about cold weather and Chargers

10 days ago   |   By Yardbarker

New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was his typical dry self when asked about the frosty weather that is expected in Foxborough when the Los Angeles Chargers arrive for the Divisional Round. “They're a good football team,” Belichick said, per Zack Cox of NESN. “We're playing the Chargers. We're not playing the weather. Whatever it is, it is.” Belichick's words are true and are also a compliment to a Chargers team that won on the road in the Wild Card playoffs in Baltimore. And if Belichick thinks his team has an edge over the Chargers, he is not inclined to admit it. “I don't...
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Kyler Murray To Patriots? CBS Sports Predicts New England Drafts Oklahoma QB

10 days ago   |   By NESN

Kyler Murray hasn't even officially declared for the 2019 NFL Draft and the Oklahoma quarterback already is the heir apparent to Tom Brady.
Well, not really. At least, not yet.
The 2018 Heisman Trophy winner wowed college football fans by accounting for 54 total touchdowns and leading the 12-2 Sooners to a berth in the College Football Playoff. Murray, who was drafted by the Oakland Athletics last summer, was expected to join them in spring training, but now he reportedly could test the NFL waters.
With Murray reportedly expected to throw his hat into the ring before Monday's deadline...
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Todd Bowles decides to join Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay as his new defensive coordinator

10 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Former New York Jets coach Todd Bowles agreed to join the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to be their defensive coordinator. Todd Bowles, recently fired as the New York Jets head coach, had an interesting choice. If Bowles wants to be a head coach again, he had to be a coordinator again first.
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Hunter Henry, three others listed as questionable for Chargers

10 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Tight end Hunter Henry is on the active roster, but the Chargers aren't ready to rule him in for Sunday's game against the Patriots. Henry has been listed as questionable for what would be his first appearance of the season. The Chargers activated from Henry from the physically unable to perform list this week after
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Why Mike Florio Believes Rob Gronkowski Has Lost ‘Joy For Football'

10 days ago   |   By NESN

ProFootballTalk's Mike Florio said a couple of weeks ago he believes Rob Gronkowski would have retired after last season had the New England Patriots defeated the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII. He also expressed doubt over the Patriots tight end returning for the 2019 campaign.
On Friday, Florio doubled down on his assessment, wondering whether Gronkowski truly enjoys playing football anymore after what he's been through physically and mentally in his nine-year NFL career.
“I don't know what's up with Gronk. He seems to have really lost his joy for football,” Florio said Friday on...
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Patriots sign center Jake Eldrenkamp to reserve/future contract

10 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

Patriots sign center Jake Eldrenkamp to reserve/future contract originally appeared on nbcsportsboston.com The New England Patriots announced several roster moves on Tuesday, but it wasn't their only transaction of the week. UPDATE : The Patriots have added another player on a reserve/future contract, per ESPN's Mike Reiss.
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Sony Michel's Ball Security Hasn't Been An Issue After Post-Draft Fretting

10 days ago   |   By NESN

FOXBORO, Mass. - After the New England Patriots selected running back Sony Michel in the first round of the 2018 NFL Draft, you would have thought he fumbled every other time he touched the ball at Georgia.
Michel's concerns with ball security even silenced some of the shock that New England actually drafted a running back in the first round. And yes, Michel did fumble a lot in college for a Patriots running back - 12 times in 658 total touches to be exact, equating to once every 55 times he had the ball in his hands. He fumbled twice in 165 total touches as a senior.
And after all of that...
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Olly Stone: Warwickshire bowler signs new contract until 2022

10 days ago   |   By BBC

Warwickshire and England fast bowler Olly Stone signs a new contract, keeping him at Edgbaston until the end of 2022.
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Why Nick Wright Believes Patriots' Dynasty Will End With Loss Vs. Chargers

10 days ago   |   By NESN

On Sunday, the New England Patriots will begin their quest for a third straight Super Bowl appearance and a fourth in the last five.
While Tom Brady and Co. view Sunday's AFC Divisional Round tilt with the Los Angeles Chargers as the beginning, one outspoken sports pundit believes the battle with the Bolts will be remembered as the end.
Nick Wright and Cris Carter discussed the matchup Friday on FOX Sports 1's “First Things First,” with Wright proclaiming this Patriots-Chargers game would be remembered as the day New England's reign over the NFL ended.
This weekend will be remembered by...
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Colin Cowherd explains how luck has affected the careers of Tom Brady and Philip Rivers

Colin Cowherd explains how luck has affected the careers of Tom Brady and Philip Rivers

10 days ago   |   By Fox Sports

Colin Cowherd breaks down how luck has played a huge role positively for Tom Brady on the New England Patriots and negatively for Philip Rivers on the Los Angeles Chargers.
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Sean Payton: Home-field advantage has to do with talent level of your team

10 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Patriots coach Bill Belichick downplayed the benefits of home-field advantage when he met with the media on Friday and you might expect a different view from Saints head coach Sean Payton. Payton's teams are 5-0 at the Superdome in the postseason as opposed to 1-5 when playing on the road and they've won 70 percent
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Seahawks fire head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle

10 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The Seahawks have elected to fire head strength and conditioning coach Chris Carlisle after nine seasons with the franchise. The move was first reported by Brady Henderson of ESPN.com and confirmed to PFT by a league source. Carlisle first joined a Pete Carroll coaching staff at USC in 2001 when Carroll was hired as head coach of the Trojans.
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Dan Enos Reportedly Named Miami Offensive Coordinator

10 days ago   |   By Bleacher Report

Alabama Crimson Tide quarterbacks coach Dan Enos is reportedly being hired as the Miami Hurricanes' offensive coordinator under new head coach Manny Diaz. Pete Thamel of Yahoo Sports first reported the update Friday...
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Bill Belichick Downplays Cold, Travel Ahead Of Chargers Game: ‘Not Playing The Weather'

10 days ago   |   By NESN

FOXBORO, Mass. - Temperatures in the 20s and high teens are expected for Sunday's divisional-round playoff game between the New England Patriots and Los Angeles Chargers.
Considering the Chargers play their home games in balmy Southern California, those conditions should favor the Patriots, right?
After all, New England has been dominant in cold weather during the Tom Brady/Bill Belichick era, going 23-4 in games with a kickoff temperature below 30 degrees. Chargers quarterback Philip Rivers has started just four such games in his 15-year NFL career, losing three.
Don't tell that to...
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Hurricanes tab Bama QB coach Enos as new OC

10 days ago   |   By ESPN

Alabama quarterbacks coach Dan Enos is headed to Miami, where he will join Manny Diaz's staff as the Hurricanes' new offensive coordinator.
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Is Weather Really Going To Matter That Much For Patriots-Chargers Game?

10 days ago   |   By NESN

Remember at the start of the week when we all thought there might be 3 to 5 inches of snow hitting Foxboro on Sunday afternoon? That was fun.
But as anyone who's spent more than a day in New England should know that just because the forecast says something one day that the weather will follow suit.
Forecast talk, however, remains a prevalent storyline ahead of the Patriots' AFC divisional round clash with the Los Angeles Chargers at Gillette Stadium on Sunday afternoon.
The flakes are unlikely to fly, but it will be chilly. The current forecast calls for doesn't see the thermometer...
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Bill Belichick: I don't think home field is any advantage

10 days ago   |   By Pro Football Talk

Patriots coach Bill Belichick does not want his team thinking it will have an easy time at home on Sunday against the Chargers. Asked today what makes playing at home advantageous, Belichick said nothing. “I don't think it's any advantage. Last week three of the road teams won. The advantage is to the team that
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Opinion: Minnesota Timberwolves firing Tom Thibodeau marks end of an NBA era

Opinion: Minnesota Timberwolves firing Tom Thibodeau marks end of an NBA era

10 days ago   |   By USA Today

After Tom Thibodeau was fired by the Timberwolves, the days of a team hiring the same person to coach and lead the front office are over.
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This Stat Doesn't Bode Well For Patriots' Chances Of Beating Chargers

10 days ago   |   By NESN

The New England Patriots have played in seven consecutive AFC Championship Games, facing a laundry list of subpar AFC teams in the divisional round over the years.
That trend stops Sunday when the No. 5 seed Los Angeles Chargers head to Gillette Stadium. LA is the most complete team the Patriots have faced this season and might be the best team in the AFC despite missing out on the AFC West title by virtue of tiebreaker loss to the Kansas City Chiefs.
Still, the Patriots had a first-round bye and the Chargers must travel a whole six hours via private jet to New England so surely Bill...
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Could Sunday be last time we see New England Patriots QB Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and tight end Rob Gronkowski together?

10 days ago   |   By Yahoo Sports

The "Good Morning Football" crew discusses what Sunday's game means for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Tom Brady and tight end Rob Gronkowski.
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