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Pats Pulpit 11 hours ago

Bill Belichick in Rare Company as NFL Head Coach

Bill Belichick is about to enter his sixteenth season as Patriots head coach. He's in rare company. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick just completed his 15th season as head coach of the franchise. He has four Super Bowl victories as a head coach, plus two more appearances. His streak of top seasons is unprecedented in the salary cap era and he's a first ballot Hall of Fame lock the moment he decides to retire. His tenure with New England is truly unique. Belichick is the 13th head coach in NFL history to spend 15 seasons as head coach with one franchise, and ten others are Hall...

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NFL Sunday - the offseason edition - with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price -- HOUR #2 -- 3-29-15

Greg and Chris talk with Mike Reiss from ESPN Boston in hour 2 of NFL Sunday to discuss a variety of offseason happenings with the Pats and throughout the league. Greg and Chris also get into the NFL Draft and where Mariota and Winston will go.

NFL Sunday - the offseason edition - with Greg Dickerson and Chris Price -- HOUR #1 -- 3-29-15

In the first hour of the show, Greg and Chris discuss the news coming out of the owners' meetings this week and rule changes. Belichick's blow-up over the league not wanting to spend on endzone cameras was well documented and the guys react. They also talk about the Jets ridiculous tampering charges, free agents still lingering out there, where Stevan Ridley will land and the RB position in New England. Dickerson and Price briefly discuss the adventures of Tom Brady before being joined by WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk all things Pats in the offseason.
Boston Globe 17 hours ago

Tom Brady Plays Some Pickup Basketball With Michael Jordan

No big deal, just two of the greatest pro athletes of all time getting in some run in the Bahamas.
Denver Post Mar 28, 2015
Watch: Tom Brady post video of cliff jump, scares Patriots fans

Watch: Tom Brady post video of cliff jump, scares Patriots fans

New England Patriots star quarterback is enjoying his time away from the football field this off-season.

Tom Brady opens it up with dive

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady looks like he's having an enjoyable offseason. In a post on his personal Facebook page Saturday morning, Brady showed video of himself taking a big jump into the water during a recent trip to Costa Rica. He added the following comment: "Never doing that again! #AirBrady The jump is estimated at about 40 feet.
Boston Globe Mar 28, 2015

Tom Brady Goes Cliff Diving and Patriots Nation Loses Its Collective Mind

Boston Sports Legend and Patriots star quarterback Tom Brady -- the man with the golden arm -- took a feet-first dive off a rocky cliff into the water below as shown in a 41-second video posted to his Facebook page Saturday morning.

Rodney Harrison's thoughts on AFC East

NBC studio football analyst Rodney Harrison co-hosted the “Under Center” program on NBC radio on Friday and here were a few sound bites of note on New England and the AFC East: Patriots and pass-catchers. “The only thing I was a little disappointed in is that they really didn’t upgrade at the wide receiver position. I knew they wouldn’t pay Darrelle Revis, and that’s just part of Bill Belichick’s DNA; he’s not paying a cornerback $16 million per year.

Closer look at Jonathan Freeny's contract

A closer look at linebacker Jonathan Freeny's contract with the New England Patriots, in addition to some thoughts on what he might bring the team from a brief film review: Term: 1 year Base salary: $850,000 Signing bonus: $150,000 Salary cap charge: $1 million The 6-foot-2 Freeny projects as a possible core special teams player, and this deal is reflective of that. As a restricted free agent, the Dolphins could have tendered him at the lowest level at around $1.

Ranking Patriots roster by positional need

In the ever-evolving picture of the New England Patriots' roster, here is one viewpoint of the top areas from a need perspective at this time: 1. Guard. Starting left guard Dan Connolly remains a free agent and starting right guard Ryan Wendell, who didn't elevate to that spot until Week 5 of the 2014 season, enters the final year of his contract. Josh Kline and Jordan Devey are next on the depth chart, with Chris Barker and Caylin Hauptmann in the developmental pipeline.

Weekly Patriots chat recap

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicked off at 11 a.m. ET, can be recapped here, and included some of the following topics: 1. Revisiting the NFL's annual meeting and the vibe around Bill Belichick and the Patriots. 2. Patriots, Jets and tampering. 3. Draft thoughts and why a defensive tackle like Florida State's Eddie Goldman could fit the bill. 4. Revisiting cornerback Darrelle Revis' remarks about the Patriots not being in the ballpark of what he was looking for financially.

One view of Patriots' free-agent approach

Mike Sando of ESPN.com's Insider puts together his initial thoughts/grades on each NFL team's free-agency moves, tapping the analysis of scouts and front-office personnel. It's always an enjoyable read. As they were last year, these grades will be revisited in the coming months and adjusted so corrections can be made. For example, the Buccaneers were widely lauded as having the best free-agent approach at this time in 2014. Fast-forward to 2015 and they are picking No.

Weekly Patriots chat at 11 a.m. ET

Every Thursday on ESPNBoston.com, there is a Patriots chat. Today's chat kicks off at 11 a.m. ET and questions can be asked in advance. Catch up then.

Closing Patriots' notebook on NFL meeting

PHOENIX -- Closing the book on the NFL’s annual meeting with a few leftover thoughts and notes: 1. The league’s rule change to restrict the usage of eligible receivers as ineligible was obviously a direct result of Bill Belichick’s strategy from the playoffs. I look forward to seeing what Belichick has up his hoodie sleeve in the 2015 season that forces the NFL to make another change. Arguably no one knows the too-big-for-its-own-good rule book better than Belichick, who it sometimes seems is operating on a higher level than his coaching peers.
Boston Herald Mar 26, 2015
Patriots Notebook: Change afoot to push back PATs

Patriots Notebook: Change afoot to push back PATs

PHOENIX — Not all of Bill Belichick’s rule proposals fell by the wayside this week at the league meetings in Arizona.The NFL membership committee spent more than a half-hour yesterday discussing ways to increase the difficulty of extra points. The Patriots proposed a rule to move the line of scrimmage for the kick to the 15-yard line to add some competitiveness to a play that has become increasingly viewed as ceremonious.After the discussion, the league decided to table the vote for about a month.

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