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Thu, 22 Jan 2015 06:56:09 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Thursday, Jan. 22, that he was "completely and totally unaware" of any measures taken to deflate footballs in the AFC Championship game.
Tue, 02 Sep 2014 10:12:56 -0700
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (knee) status for Week 1 has not been determined, according to head coach Bill Belichick. "I'm glad that Rob's optimistic about this situation," Belichick said. "We'll go through the week of practice and take a look at everything, everybody, and see where everybody's at and try to do what we feel like is best for the team. With all due respect to Rob -- I'm glad he feels the way he does -- but, in the end, we'll have to make the decision we feel like is best for the team and we'll do that as we go through the week."
Fantasy Tip: This could be Belichick being cautious with the team's plans for Week 1, but it is worth monitoring Gronkowski's practice status throughout the rest of the week. If Gronk is healthy and active in Week 1, he should be started.
Sun, 24 Aug 2014 01:34:18 -0700
New England Patriots DE Chandler Jones earned praise from coach Bill Belichick for his play in the Friday, Aug. 22 exhibition game. "He's a versatile player and he's very conscientious to try to do whatever we ask him to do and playing in all those different spots," Belichick said. "He's a very athletic player with good length, good playing strength so he has a lot of versatility athletically, he has a lot of versatility mentally."
Fantasy Tip: If you are earning praise from the usually quiet Belichick, chances are you're doing something right. Jones is viewed as a rising star in many circles, and if your league drafts IDP's then you may want to keep an eye on Jones as someone to pick up.
Sun, 17 Aug 2014 06:41:14 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles CB Cary Williams apologized to New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick for comments he made about the Patriots in the offseason. "I told him that I was sorry," Williams said. "I told him I respect him as a man, I respect him as a coach, I respect him as a GM. And I respect the organization. I told him I said something out of emotions, and I didn't mean that....You try to use anything to fire yourself up. I let my emotions get the best of me. I said some things I kind of regret."
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 12:40:27 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said the team had a productive week of practices against the Philadelphia Eagles prior to their matchup Friday, Aug. 15. Belichick said it was as productive a week as any they've had in training camp.
Sat, 16 Aug 2014 06:16:11 -0700
New England Patriots CB Malcolm Butler drew praise from head coach Bill Belichick for his play in the team's second preseason game. "He competes hard," coach Bill Belichick said. "I'd say he's played a lot of snaps in these first two games and gotten a lot of snaps in practice [and] he competes hard every day."
Thu, 19 Jun 2014 09:23:34 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick allegedly has a copy of the New York Jets' playbook from Alabama head coach Nick Saban, who is a close friend of Jets head coach Rex Ryan. Cleveland Browns head coach Mike Pettine, who was the Jets defensive coordinator from 2009 to 2012, was the one that said Belichick might have a copy of the team's playbook. "It didn't shock me because Rex would give them out like candy anyway," Pettine said. "He gave one out to Saban and I was like, 'Don't you know Saban and Bill are pretty good friends? I have a feeling it's going to end up in New England.'"
Sat, 10 May 2014 05:41:57 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick denied any knowledge about a rumored scouting report on Cleveland Browns QB Johnny Manziel that was property of the Patriots and leaked onto the internet. "Well, I hate to admit this, but I don't think I've been online in a couple days or weeks or whatever, so that's not really an important thing to me," Belichick said. "I don't even know what's online, and what isn't online, but I would say we probably have - I can't even imagine - 10,000 pages of information. There's no way I'd sit up here and tell you that I've read it all. I've read a fraction of it, but we have a ton of information on all the players that are in the draft. What's online, you should go talk to the geniuses that are online. I don't know. MyFace, YourFace, InstantFace, go talk to whoever you want that does that stuff. I don't know."
The document hasn't been confirmed to be legit.
Wed, 22 Jan 2014 14:43:50 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he does not think CB Aqib Talib (knee) will need surgery for a knee injury suffered in the AFC Championship game.
Mon, 20 Jan 2014 06:18:20 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was unhappy with Denver Broncos WR Wes Welker after he ran into Patriots CB Aqib Talib (ribs) in the AFC Championship game, which led to Talib's injury. "It was a deliberate play by the receiver to take out Aqib. No attempt to get open," Belichick said. "I'll let the league handle the discipline on that play, whatever they decide. It's one of the worst plays I've seen"
Wed, 15 Jan 2014 02:04:48 -0800
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick did not dismiss the possibility of K Stephen Gostkowski assuming the punting duties once again, or a free agent punter being added if P Ryan Allen (shoulder), who injured his right shoulder in the Colts game, is unable to go. Speculation is Belichick would add a punter.
Thu, 14 Nov 2013 09:36:31 -0800
New England Patriots RB Shane Vereen (wrist) was on the practice field Thursday, Nov. 14, and is gradually increasing his workload in practice. "It's good to have him back on the field," coach Bill Belichick said Thursday before practice. "This will really be an opportunity for us to evaluate this week kind of where he is, give him some harder assignments and see how he's doing. He's been able to be active and participate but I'd say it will be a higher level competition for him this week on the practice field. As it should be, gradually escalate the intensity of it and see how it goes."
Sun, 20 Oct 2013 06:38:40 -0700
New England Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski's (forearm, back) availability will be decided by head coach Bill Belichick. Gronkowski has been given medical clearance to play.
Thu, 12 Sep 2013 17:06:17 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick's contract was set to expire after the 2013 season, but sources are saying that he will stay on much longer. "He'll be coaching for a long time," the source said.
Tue, 20 Aug 2013 11:08:54 -0700
New England Patriots WR Danny Amendola (undisclosed) is being listed as day-to-day by the team with an undisclosed issue, according to head coach Bill Belichick
Tue, 13 Aug 2013 09:14:54 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick indicated Monday, Aug. 12, that there is a "competitive situation" for the starting job between Ps Ryan Allen and Zoltan Mesko. Allen has practice squad eligibility if he is unable to win the job outright. Mesko is also the holder for extra points and field goals, which might work in his favor.
Sun, 28 Jul 2013 22:57:00 -0700
New England Patriots LB Dane Fletcher (knee), who missed all last season with a knee injury, is on the field and in workouts. "I don't think he's had any physical limitations to what we've done," Patriots coach Bill Belichick said.
Thu, 06 Jun 2013 13:01:36 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick denied a report that stated he hated free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) as a football player. "Every single player has strengths and weaknesses but regardless of that, for anyone to have represented that is the way I feel about Tim Tebow is completely untrue, baseless and irresponsible," Belichick said. "It is unfortunate that something so inaccurate was reported."
Thu, 09 May 2013 07:17:00 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick "hates" free-agent QB Tim Tebow (Jets) as a player, according to a source. Another source was asked if Tebow had a chance to join the Patriots as a backup. "No chance. Plus they wouldn't like the circus that comes with it," the source said.
Fri, 03 May 2013 13:25:56 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaneers head coach Greg Schiano and his assistant coaches are scheduled to visit with New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and his assistants next week to discuss coaching topics and techniques.
Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:37:50 -0700
New England Patriots S Adrian Wilson said that the Patriots were his first choice in free agency. Wilson said that when a coach like Bill Belichick calls you, you answer that call. Wilson said that Belichick was very up front with what the expectations will be.
Mon, 18 Feb 2013 05:41:08 -0800
The Minnesota Vikings have said they are not interested in trading WR Percy Harvin; however, that may not stop the New England Patriots from placing a phone call. Head coach Bill Belichick has been intrigued with Harvin since his college days at Florida. Harvin even felt the Patriots would draft him. "I'm real familiar with (Belichick)," Harvin said. "He came down a bunch of times to talk to me, talk to the (Gators) team, talk to (quarterback Tim) Tebow. I've heard a lot of things (about the 2009 draft). I think if Minnesota had passed, they would have taken me."
Mon, 28 Jan 2013 05:10:13 -0800
Baltimore Ravens impending free-agent FS Ed Reed will likely hit the market this offseason. The New England Patriots appear to be a favorite to sign Reed if he tests free agency, as head coach Bill Belichick is a big fan of his.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 08:14:04 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick confirmed he'd return in 2013.
Mon, 21 Jan 2013 07:13:36 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick refused to discuss the future of the team's free agents, including WR Wes Welker, during his season-ending press conference Monday, Jan. 21. "Now's not the time for that," Belichick said.
Mon, 14 Jan 2013 05:26:02 -0800
The New England Patriots have played in eight AFC Championship Games, going 7-1, including 5-1 with QB Tom Brady and head coach Bill Belichick.
Fri, 23 Nov 2012 19:21:24 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick reached 200 wins following the Week 12 victory over the New York Jets Thursday, Nov. 22. He is the eighth coach in NFL history to reach the milestone.
Mon, 12 Nov 2012 14:02:22 -0800
New England Patriots CB Aqib Talib has personally met with head coach Bill Belichick, and the process of learning the new system has already begun.
Wed, 07 Nov 2012 04:03:09 -0800
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan was voted the most overrated coach in the NFL, according to an anonymous midseason players poll. Of the 103 players from 27 teams who were polled, 35 voted for Ryan. New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick finished second with 16 votes, while Philadelphia Eagles head coach Andy Reid finished third with nine votes. "His coaching style is over the top," said an AFC offensive player. "Some of the things he does in front of the cameras are way over the top. You put that with the New York media and he has a pretty big reputation, I guess."
Thu, 25 Oct 2012 08:27:45 -0700
The New England Patriots had interest in St. Louis Rams RB Steven Jackson prior to his draft year in 2004. Just days before the 2004 NFL Draft, in which the Patriots held both the 21st and 32nd overall picks, the team acquired RB Corey Dillon from the Cincinnati Bengals. If the Dillon move hadn't come to fruition, the Patriots may have ended up with Jackson. Head coach Bill Belichick said he visited Jackson before the draft. "I went out there and met with him, and spent pretty much a whole day out there," Belichick said. "He was a very impressive individual. Obviously (a) big, strong kid that runs well, catches the ball very well. Very good in the passing game. I think he's probably a little underrated in that area. Good in blitz pick-up, a smart guy."
Thu, 18 Oct 2012 04:24:00 -0700
New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan acknowledged Wednesday, Oct. 17, that New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is a better head coach than him. Ryan said their Week 7 game against the Patriots better not boil down to coaching. "If it's just between Bill Belichick and me, he's going to win that battle, I recognize that," Ryan said.
Tue, 16 Oct 2012 12:19:42 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said New York Jets QB Tim Tebow is a valuable player. "We saw him play last year. He quarterbacked that team to the playoffs, (the) Denver (Broncos)," Belichick said of Tebow. "In addition to some of the quarterbacking things, he's done a lot of other things with the Jets, so, yeah, of course he's a valuable guy."
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 14:45:57 -0700
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker clarified comments made about head coach Bill Belichick after the team's Week 5 win, saying he was trying to make a joke when he said "Yeah, it's kind of nice to stick it in Bill's face once in a while."
Mon, 08 Oct 2012 06:40:52 -0700
New England Patriots WR Wes Welker said he was happy with his 13-catch effort in Week 5, at the same time taking a shot at head coach Bill Belichick. "Yeah, it's kind of nice to stick it in Bill's face once in a while," Welker said. "So this is definitely a good one." Welker's role in the offense was limited earlier in the season.
Sat, 29 Sep 2012 06:08:31 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said TE Kellen Winslow was released earlier this week due to personal reasons. "We talked about several different things," Belichick said. "At the end of that discussion, I felt that it was best that we release Kellen for personal reasons. So that's what we did."
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 10:25:16 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick has been fined $50,000 for impermissible physical contact with an official for his incident in Week 3.
Wed, 26 Sep 2012 05:42:18 -0700
The NFL will announce Wednesday, Sept. 26, a fine for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, according to a source with knowledge of the situation. Belichick grabbed an official shortly after Week 3.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 12:07:24 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said he tried to get an official's attention after the final play of the team's Week 3 game because he wanted a better explanation on the field goal that was ruled good after seeing his players say it was no good.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 08:14:22 -0700
The NFL only is looking at a possible fine for New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick after he touched an official following Week 3 and not a suspension, according to a league source.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 05:29:25 -0700
The NFL will review an incident in which New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick grabbed an official following a Week 3 loss. Belichick said he does not believe he will be fined for the incident.
Mon, 24 Sep 2012 04:36:38 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick grabbed an official as he was leaving the field following Week 3, in what looked like an attempt to speak with him. The official never broke stride, ignoring Belichick's grasp and continuing off the field. Belichick was frustrated with the number of penalties called in the game. "I'm not going to comment about that," Belichick said. "You saw the game. What did we have, 30 penalties called in the game?"
Wed, 12 Sep 2012 08:14:30 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Arizona Cardinals WR Larry Fitzgerald could arguably go down as one of the league's all-time great receivers. "He does everything well. He's a great, great receiver; will go down as one of the all-time greats and might end up being the best one ever, I don't know," Belichick said. "He has size, quickness, ability to separate and gets open, exceptional hands ... It's very hard to defend him. It's very hard to find him and then it's very hard to defend him."
Wed, 29 Aug 2012 05:22:16 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick may not hesitate to play QB Tom Brady and the rest of the starters a few series in the preseason finale Wednesday, Aug. 29.
Sun, 01 Jul 2012 19:20:27 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick is considering a joint practice in Florida with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers around the road preseason game with the Bucs Aug. 24. The reasoning might be conditioning-based, as the Patriots open the regular season Sept. 9 against the Tennessee Titans in Nashville. The game-time temperature in the Titans' past three home openers have been 76 degrees (54 percent humidity), 77 degrees (45 percent humidity) and 77 degrees (83 percent humidity).
Wed, 02 May 2012 07:30:28 -0700
Updating a previous item, Baltimore Ravens head coach John Harbaugh called New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to explain comments he made about the team's championships being stained. Harbaugh released the following statement through the Ravens. "While on the 98 Rock show this morning to talk about the run to honor O.J. Brigance and raise funds for ALS research, I answered a question about playing within the rules and referred to the perception that the Super Bowl championships won by the Patriots and Saints have a stain. My reference was to the perception out there that came as the result of the league's actions. I could have been more clear that I was referring to those viewpoints. I totally believe that the Patriot and Saint coaches and players earned those championships. Bill (Belichick) and Sean (Payton) both know that. There has been some distortion about what I said ..."
Thu, 29 Mar 2012 08:39:30 -0700
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels are attending Alabama's Pro Day Thursday, March 29.
Fri, 03 Feb 2012 07:53:44 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said Friday, Feb. 3, he is not thinking about retiring should he capture another Super Bowl title. Belichick still enjoys his job. "I enjoy all the aspects of the job," Belichick said. "I enjoy the team-building, the drafting, the free agents, team acquisitions - those kind of things. I enjoy bringing in the young players and working with guys who haven't been in the NFL and teaching them the basic fundamentals in how to become a professional football player for the New England Patriots. And I enjoy working with the veteran players, the Tom Bradys and the Vince Wilforks and the Wes Welkers and all those kind of players that can do really special things because of their not only talent, but experience. And I enjoy the competition on a weekly basis. Not just on Sundays, but the preparation leading up into the game. So I enjoy all of it. It beats working."
Thu, 02 Feb 2012 05:46:12 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said assistant coach Matt Patricia calls the defensive plays.
Mon, 30 Jan 2012 05:53:41 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick helped convince the Tampa Bay Buccaneers to hire Greg Schiano as their head coach. Belichick has conviction about Schiano because he knows him well. The two have spent time together during the offseason.
Mon, 23 Jan 2012 05:30:39 -0800
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and QB Tom Brady are the first coach-quarterback combination to win five conference championships in the Super Bowl era.