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  • newK.J. Wright on Dan Quinn: “In this business, you always want guys to reach the top”

    K.J. Wright on Dan Quinn: “In this business, you always want guys to reach the top”

    It’s widely assumed Seahawks defensive coordinator Dan Quinn will become the Falcons’ head coach after the Super Bowl. Asked Thursday how Seattle’s players viewed Quinn’s potential departure, outside linebacker K.J. Wright offered a reasoned view of life in the NFL, noting it’s only rational to take opportunities for advancement when they are presented. “In this…
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  • newSean Taylor highlights could be on Bobby Wagner’s Saturday agenda

    Sean Taylor highlights could be on Bobby Wagner’s Saturday agenda

    On the night before Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks Pro Bowl middle linebacker Bobby Wagner might pass the time by watching some clips of standout defenders of seasons past. And Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles, too. “I’m going to chill and probably watch some Ray Lewis, Sean Taylor highlights,” Wagner said Thursday, according to an interview transcript…
    - 5 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:12pm -
  • newStatus quo for Seattle’s injury report as all practice fully

    Status quo for Seattle’s injury report as all practice fully

    Two of the Seahawks’ defensive stars appear to be coming along well as they deal with injuries suffered 10 days ago in the NFC title game. Cornerback Richard Sherman (elbow) and free safety Earl Thomas (shoulder) both practiced fully on Thursday, according to the injury report. It’s the second straight full workout of the week…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:11pm -
  • newAkeem Ayers added to injury report

    Akeem Ayers added to injury report

    The Patriots’ injury report grew by one name on Thursday. Linebacker Akeem Ayers (knee) was a limited participant in the club’s second practice of Super Bowl week. He was not on the club’s initial injury report released Wednesday. The 25-year-old Ayers has recorded 22 tackles and four sacks for New England since being acquired from…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:37pm -
  • newJoe Montana thinks Tom Brady ordered footballs to be deflated

    Joe Montana thinks Tom Brady ordered footballs to be deflated

    Tom Brady has said many times this week that Joe Montana was his childhood hero. Brady probably won’t be thrilled with his favorite player’s thoughts about Deflategate. “If I ever want a ball a certain way, I don’t do it myself,” Montana said, via the Boston Globe. “So, somebody did it for him. But I…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:00pm -
  • newProp Challenge, Day VII — Will there be a safety in the Super Bowl?

    Prop Challenge, Day VII — Will there be a safety in the Super Bowl?

    Leading up to Super Bowl XLIX, we’ll take a closer look at one proposition bet per day, something we’ve dubbed PFT’s Prop Challenge. Here’s the idea: we present a prop, do some light analysis, then let you decide which side to take — hypothetically, of course. (Previous examples are at the bottom of this post.)…
    - 9 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:53pm -
  • newLeGarrette Blount doesn’t deny that he tried to get back to New England

    LeGarrette Blount doesn’t deny that he tried to get back to New England

    One of the main non-#DeflateGate questions this week relates to whether any sort of winking and/or nodding occurred in connection running back LeGarrette Blount’s release from the Steelers and return to the Patriots. Carolyn Manno of NBCSN’s Pro Football Talk asked Blount directly — and pointedly — about whether Blount is bothered by the suspicion…
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:10pm -
  • newProFootballTalk: Do your job’ has carried Patriots to Super Bowl XLIX

    ProFootballTalk: Do your job’ has carried Patriots to Super Bowl XLIX

    Rob Gronkowski, Vince Wilfork and Brandon LaFell discuss Bill Belichick’s motto to “do your job” and what it means to this Patriots’ team.
    - 11 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 4:17pm -
  • newAustin Collie joins CFL’s B.C. Lions

    Austin Collie joins CFL’s B.C. Lions

    Austin Collie is headed to the Canadian Football League. Collie, the former Colts, 49ers and Patriots wide receiver, has signed with the British Columbia Lions, the team said Thursday. A Hamilton, Ontario native, the 29-year-old Collie has caught 179 passes for 1,908 yards and 13 TDs in five NFL seasons, with the bulk of his…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:57pm -
  • newNFL didn’t log the PSI of each Patriots football

    NFL didn’t log the PSI of each Patriots football

    What was the precise PSI of each of the 12 footballs the Patriots’ offense used in the AFC Championship Game? We’ll probably never know. NFL head of officiating Dean Blandino confirmed today that the NFL didn’t log the exact PSI of each football. According to Blandino, when officials inspect footballs to see if they’re properly…
    - 12 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:30pm -

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  • new5 Signs New England Is Super Bowl Ready
    Have you ever asked yourself what it would be like to live in a city that’s constantly bracing for a Super Bowl?
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:23pm -
  • newDemaryius Thomas Likes Patriots In Super Bowl
    Demaryius Thomas recently told the NFL Network's Michael Irvin which team he likes to win the Super Bowl.
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:08pm -
  • newOfficials adjusting for ineligible receivers
    The Patriots’ use of eligible and ineligible receivers will be more clearly pointed out to defenders before the play in Super Bowl XLIX, Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll said. Even so, the Patriots’ tactic has caused additional game planning for the Seattle defense.
    - 10 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 4:58pm -
  • newMarshawn Lynch Finally Talks to the Media
    Sports reporter Conan O'Brien has unlocked the Beast Mode cheat code.
    - 16 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:55am -
  • newTop Five Quarterbacks in Giants History
    The Giants Beat examines the Top five quarterbacks in the storied history of the New York Giants. Find out what signal-caller is atop the list of Big Blue greats.
    - 20 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:18am -
  • Super Bowl XLIX Preview: Patriots v. Seahawks
    The 14-4 Patriots matchup with the 14-4 Seahawks in a rare matchup between the two best teams in football. Can the Patriots passing offense get into rhythm vs. the top rated Seahawk pass defense? Can the Seattle offense overcome a smart and opportunistic New England defense? Let’s answer the Weekly Five to determine the 2014 NFL Super Bowl Champion.
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jan 15, 5:30pm -
  • Revis vs. Sherman: Who’s the best?
    Super Bowl XLIX will feature two of the best cornerbacks in the game, even if their styles are different. The cornerbacks, coaches and teammates all weighed in on the discussion this week.
    - 1 day ago, 28 Jan 15, 3:55pm -
  • Super Bowl Forecast: Really, Really Hot!
    FOX 10 News Phoenix's weatherman had ice in his veins as he described weather that will destroy all of humanity on Super Bowl weekend.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 12:42pm -
  • Rating the "Leaked" Ads of Super Bowl 2015
    We're taking the guesswork out of which ads to sit through, and which ads to use as an excuse to visit the potty.
    - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 11:01am -
  • Super Bowl XLIX: Media day madness
    Media day brings out everything from mascots to cheerleaders and even a man dressed in a barrel. If it’s not hype, it’s not the NFL.
    - 2 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 3:57pm -

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  • newThursday's Sports In Brief (The Associated Press)
    The number of recorded concussions dropped 25 percent during the regular season, according to the NFL, even as injury reporting and trips to injured reserve list rose overall. Data released by the league showed there were 111 concussions in games during the 2014 regular season, down from 148 in 2013, and 173 in 2012, a 36 percent drop over that three-year span. This follows repeated changes by the NFL meant to cut down on blows to the head, including reduced practice time and rules protecting defenseless receivers and barring leading with the crown of the helmet. PHOENIX (AP) - NFL officiat…
    - 1 hour ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:46am -
  • newVinovich survives health scare to referee Super Bowl (The Associated Press)
    One moment Bill Vinovich was lifting weights to stay in shape for the NFL season, the next he was on a hospital bed overhearing doctors say the next 48 hours would determine if he would live. Three years later, he will be the referee at Sunday's Super Bowl in Arizona. It was April 2007, right after tax season when Vinovich, a certified public accountant, was bench-pressing as part of preparations for his fourth season as an NFL referee. A CAT scan revealed Vinovich had suffered an aortic dissection, a tear inside the interior wall of the descending aorta, the major artery that carries blood…
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 1:14am -
  • newDoug Baldwin headlines group of unheralded receivers (The Associated Press)
    Doug Baldwin led the Seattle Seahawks in catches and yards receiving. He ranked 42nd in the NFL in both categories. So after Baldwin had six catches for 106 yards in the NFC championship game against Green Bay, he directed one of his rants toward Sanders. ''That's just what 'pedestrian, average, mediocre' receivers do.
    - 2 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:48am -
  • newBusinesses stay clear of using Super Bowl name (The Associated Press)
    For most people, the game Sunday between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks is the Super Bowl. Tyler Ellis, whose Coney Island Grill is located within the downtown Super Bowl Central village, is selling souvenir tie-dye shirts. The Facebook page for the central Phoenix location offers recipe ideas for ''your Big Game party.'' Signs at American Airlines ticket counters in Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport greet travelers with ''Welcome to the big game.'' American Airlines spokesman Casey Norton said though it is the official airline for the Arizona Super Bowl Host Committee,…
    - 3 hours ago, 30 Jan 15, 12:08am -
  • newProsecutors: Ex-NFL star Hernandez's DNA ties him to slaying (The Associated Press)
    Prosecutors laid out what they called compelling forensic evidence - Aaron Hernandez's DNA on a marijuana cigarette shared with the friend they say he killed - as the ex-NFL star's trial got underway. Jurors were to hear more testimony Friday in the case against the former New England Patriots standout, whose lawyers portrayed him as a man with ''the world at his feet'' and no reason to kill. With his ex-teammates about to play in the Super Bowl, Hernandez listened intently to Thursday's opening statements. Lloyd's bullet-riddled body was found in an industrial park near Hernandez's North A…
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  • newSuper Bowl Picks (Rotoworld)
    Jeff Baldwin and Jeremy Wardwell are going head-to-head during the NFL playoffs picking against the spread.
    - 4 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:45pm -
  • newSeahawks seek to topple Patriots dynasty in Super Bowl 49 (AFP)
    Tom Brady and the scandal-tainted New England Patriots will aim to strike a blow for the old order in Super Bowl 49 on Sunday as they face a formidable Seattle Seahawks team bidding to forge a dynasty. After a build-up dominated by the "deflategate" saga, the Patriots are determined to puncture the dreams of a Seahawks outfit chasing back-to-back Super Bowls for only the eighth time in history. The last team to accomplish the feat were the Patriots, whose 2004-05 titles capped a glorious run of three wins in four seasons. Brady piloted the Patriots to all of those victories, and now vies to…
    - 7 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:15pm -
  • newPatriots-Seahawks Preview (The Associated Press)
    It's been a decade since Tom Brady and Bill Belichick guided the New England Patriots to back-to-back Super Bowl victories. Now, the NFL's winningest quarterback-coach tandem tries to prevent the Seattle Seahawks from becoming the next team to accomplish that feat. In the process, Brady looks to become the third quarterback to win four titles Sunday when the Patriots and Seahawks meet in Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium. There are two remaining,'' said Brady, who will become the first quarterback to start six Super Bowls.
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:07pm -
  • newNFLPA vows to fight league's new personal conduct policy (Reuters)
    By Steve Keating PHOENIX (Reuters) - The National Football League Players Association will do all it can to prevent the NFL's newly-imposed personal conduct policy from being implemented, the union's leaders said on Thursday. NFLPA President Eric Winston and Executive Director DeMaurice Smith were in defiant form ahead of Sunday's Super Bowl, both saying they will resist any proposed changes to the collective bargaining agreement (CBA) signed in 2011. The players union filed a grievance last week against the NFL over the new personal conduct policy that was unanimously approved by team owne…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:40pm -
  • newHow the NFL convinced Michael Jackson to perform at Super Bowl XXVII (SportsDash)
    Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots could be the most watched edition in the game's illustrious history. Cheap seats at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Ariz. are going for $8,500 . But the NFL's championship wasn't always so grand. Way back when, it took some convincing by the league to get The King of Pop to show up. In a truly captivating read, Sports Illustrated's Austin Murphy recounts the evolution of the Super Bowl's halftime show. Murphy specifically notes Michael Jackson's involvement in Super Bowl XXVII being a game-changing moment in how t…
    - 8 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:23pm -

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  • new2014 Super Bowl: Patriots and Seahawks Practice Reports; Akeem Ayers Limited

    2014 Super Bowl: Patriots and Seahawks Practice Reports; Akeem Ayers Limited

    Reporting from Thursday's practice before the Super BowlPool reports for Super Bowl week are provided by Jarrett Bell of USA Today (Patriots) and Peter King of Monday Morning Quarterback (Seahawks).PatriotsTEMPE, Ariz. - You might expect to see Bill Belichick in his signature hoodie at any given practice.On Thursday, as the New England Patriots conducted their second practice of the week since arriving in Arizona for Super Bowl XLIX, it was team owner Robert Kraft sporting a hoodie on the sideline.Kraft donned a sweatshirt during the latter half of the 1-hour, 56-minute session as…
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  • newPatriots Offensive Line Loves Crosswords

    Patriots Offensive Line Loves Crosswords

    Offensive linemen do pretty weird things. Here's the Patriots big men and their favorite hobby.Move over Green Bay Packers, with Settlers of Catan. The New England Patriots have a hobby that is sure to thrill.ESPN's Mike Reiss caught rookie tackle Cameron Fleming working on a crossword puzzle during media day. That said, Fleming is quite literally a rocket scientist, so this hobby wouldn't be too far off the mark.As it turns out, crossword puzzles are kind of a thing for the offensive line. TheFootballGirl.com notes a really interesting backstory to the Patriots downtime:The cross…
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  • new2014 Super Bowl: Patriots Thursday Quotes

    2014 Super Bowl: Patriots Thursday Quotes

    The Patriots are mostly done with their media obligations and can now just focus on football. Here are their final thoughts.Cornerback Brandon Browneron Seattle wide receiver Doug Baldwin: "I think he is the quickest receiever in the game, honestly, hands down."on if the New England secondary has its own nickname:"No name required."Cornerback Darrelle Revison what sets quarterback Tom Brady apart: "His desire to be so competitive, I’ve never seen it. You could put him in the category of Michael Jordan, Magic Johnson, just some of the great athletes in this world and I’m t…
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  • newSuper Bowl prop bets 2015: Full list of Rob Gronkowski prop bets

    Super Bowl prop bets 2015: Full list of Rob Gronkowski prop bets

    Rob Gronkowski is the best weapon at Tom Brady's disposal. As such there are plenty of opportunities to win some money on him in Super Bowl 49 prop bets. We break them all down.Super Bowl 49 will feature a broad range of proposition bets that allow fans to wager on specific events within the game. There will be entertainment based props including National Anthem length, halftime show songs and number of times deflated is mentioned during the broadcast. However, there are quite a few very football specific prop bets to consider.One proposition bet that is getting a lot of play is total…
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  • new2014 Super Bowl: The Patriots and Seahawks on Second Half Lock Down

    2014 Super Bowl: The Patriots and Seahawks on Second Half Lock Down

    The two Super Bowl teams are great at stopping their opponents in the second half. How good are they?The New England Patriots have allowed a mere 22 second half points since Colts offensive tackle Anthony Castonzo scored a second half touchdown, over eight games ago. This includes the 10 second half points that the Ravens scored in the divisional round. In all, the Patriots defense is allowing less than a field goal per game over the equivalent of half a season.These games have come against the likes of Matthew Stafford and the Lions, Aaron Rodgers and the Packers in Lambeau, Phillip R…
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  • newBryan Stork Has Eaten Logan Mankins' Soul

    Bryan Stork Has Eaten Logan Mankins' Soul

    The Patriots rookie center is one tough sonnuvagun and he's exactly what New England wants on the offensive line."We called [Florida State offensive line coach Rick Trickett] the day of the draft and said, ‘What’s the deal with this guy?’ because [center Bryan Stork] had a few injuries in college," New England Patriots offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo said. "Rick said, ‘He’s one of the toughest guys you’ll ever meet. Get him on your side, and he’ll run through a wall for you.’ It’s played out exactly like he said it would."The Patriots knew that All Pro guard L…
    - 19 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 8:00am -
  • newNew England Patriots Links 1/29/15 - Super Bowl XLIX: Day 4

    New England Patriots Links 1/29/15 - Super Bowl XLIX: Day 4

    Daily News and Links for 1/29/15TEAM TALKPaul Perillo finds WR Brian Tyms excited and ready to contribute in the Super Bowl, :when it's my time I'll be ready."Andy Hart Wednesday Super Bowl Notes: Rob Gronkowski is healthy and appreciative of a return trip to the Super Bowl; More.Briana Palma shares some player selfies from Media Day. Wednesday Pressers: Bill Belichick (17.25 min. video) and Vince Wilfork (16.27 min. video)Patriots Media Access RoundupMedia Access Roundup 1/28.Patriots Today - Looking ahead to Seahawks. (2.39 min. video)LOCAL LINKSJeff Howe says the Patrio…
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  • newNew England Patriots Super Bowl History: Super Bowl XLII

    New England Patriots Super Bowl History: Super Bowl XLII

    The Patriots had their chance at perfection and came up just short of it.With Super Bowl XLIX on the horizon, we take the time to look back at the New England Patriots' past seven Super Bowls. Today, we continue the series with the Patriots' sixth appearance on the game's biggest stage – Super Bowl XLII. In 2006, two years after their last Super Bowl appearance, the Patriots lost the AFC Championship Game in Indianapolis. One thing became clear during that game: a wide receiver depth chart consisting of players like Reche Caldwell or Chad Jackson would be insufficient to get the t…
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    • newThe Numbers: Seattle has slipped slightly
      The 2014 Seattle Seahawks are a formidable team in all phases of the game, but not quite the physical and statistical buzzsaw that milled Peyton Manning and the Broncos into sawdust last year in Super Bowl XLVIII.That’s good news for the Patriots on Sunday.
      - 4 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:44pm -
    • newPatriots Notebook: Bill’s take? Roger that
      CHANDLER, Ariz. — Bill Belichick raised some eyebrows last week when he compared Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson’s elusiveness to Hall of Famer Roger Staubach.Staubach thought Belichick was right on the money, though.
      - 4 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:39pm -
    • newKey matchup: Darrelle Revis vs. Doug Baldwin
      The Patriots and Seattle Seahawks meet on Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX. One of the key matchups will pit Patriots cornerback Darrelle Revis against Seahawks wide receiver Doug Baldwin.Key Stat: Quarterbacks targeting Revis this season are 35-of-81 (43.2 percent) for 545 yards, three touchdowns, five interceptions (three for Revis) and a 52.8 passer rating. Since Week 8, QBs are 17-of-50 (34 percent) for 262 yards, two touchdowns, four interceptions (two for Revis) and a 32.3 passer rating.
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    • newSeahawks Notebook: Pete Carroll throws flag on Patriots’ ploy
      PHOENIX — Seahawks coach Pete Carroll intimated yesterday that Nate Solder’s touchdown reception in the Patriots’ 45-7 win over the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC Championship Game was incorrectly officiated.Carroll, who has been in touch with league officials about the issue of the Pats’ use of ineligible and eligible receivers, said the team pulled a fast one, but not by the book.
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    • newSteven Hauschka kick-started by soccer
      PHOENIX — Steven Hauschka’s first experience of competitive, organized football had its rough spots.The Needham native, who played soccer in high school under legendary coach Don Brock, came out for the Middlebury College football team at the coaxing of his best friend and roommate, Scott Secor, a defensive back on the team.Hauschka, then a sophomore, had the leg, but his feel for the actual game was unpolished.
      - 4 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:24pm -
    • newBuckley: Embrace the power of the dark side, Bill Belichick
      PHOENIX — Maybe it’s time for Bill Belichick to do the world a favor and become the sports villain everyone wants him to be.He could start by borrowing from the Oakland Raiders’ logo and start wearing an eye patch.He could leak to the media — “Paging Chris Mortensen!” — that he keeps a derringer wrapped around his right ankle.
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    • newNFL says no log kept on football PSI levels
      PHOENIX — The NFL’s investigative team might have a difficult time finding hard evidence to fault the Patriots for using under-inflated footballs in the AFC Championship Game.Vice president of officiating Dean Blandino said yesterday the referees do not log the PSI level of the footballs when they are gauged before or during a game.
      - 5 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:08pm -
    • newBill of goods
      Belichick’s resume• No team has a winning record against the Patriots in his tenure.• Almost two-thirds of the NFL — 23 teams — lost their last matchup with the Patriots.• Seventeen teams — more than half the league — currently have losing streaks of multiple games to the Patriots.• 6 AFC championships• 3 Super Bowl titles• 12 AFC East titles• NFL-record 21 postseason wins
      - 5 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:58pm -
    • newBorges: No question, Bryan Stork student of the game
      CHANDLER, Ariz. — Dave DeGuglielmo had an inkling all along how seriously rookie center Bryan Stork took his trade but the proof came three starts into what had, to that point, been a difficult season.
      - 5 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:52pm -
    • newRob Gronkowski: All-Pro comedian, too
      CHANDLER, Ariz. — After Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski rumbled through, outraced, soared over and outright embarrassed a half dozen Colts for a 26-yard touchdown in Week 11, the human action figure bopped back to the sideline and Gronk’d his teammates, too.They were fired up because Gronkowski treated those opposing dudes like a real-life pinball machine, but the unanimous first-team All-Pro had the Pats cracking up more than anything. They said he was breathing like a hyena with his eyes bulging out of his skull before asking everyone a bunch of questions.
      - 5 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:47pm -

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      • newFive potential heroes of Super Bowl XLIX
        The Super Bowl is almost here. Already. Man, this season flew by, didn’t it? The likely reason for this was the fact that 2014 represented one of the more action packed, drama-filled seasons from start to finish that we’ve seen in years. Heck, after the first week, the Green Bay Packers, New England Patriots, Dallas Cowboys and Indianapolis Colts were 0-1. Of course, we all know what happened (or didn’t happen) in the playoffs leading up to Sunday’s final game.Will we see a legendary game cap off what could be looked at as a legendary season? If so, which players are looking to cem…
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      • newJoe Montana: Tom Brady had to have ordered deflated footballs
        Joe Montana isn’t buying the defenses from Tom Brady and Bill Belichick as they relate to the “deflategate” controversy. Montana, who won four Super Bowls with the San Francisco 49ers, believes the Patriots’ footballs in the AFC Championship Game could only have been underinflated at the direction of Brady. “If I ever want a ball...Read More
        - 8 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:52pm -
      • newJoe Montana Indicates Tom Brady Had to be Behind Deflation of Footballs
        Former NFL quarterback Joe Montana would know better than anyone what goes on behind the scenes as it relates to the under-inflation of footballs prior to the games themselves.The four-time Super Bowl winner, a player many consider the best quarterback in the history of the game, had some interesting comments regarding Deflate-gate (via Boston Globe).If I ever want a ball a certain way, I don’t do it myself. So, somebody did it for him. But I don’t know why everybody is making a big deal out of trying to figure out who did it. It’s pretty simple. If it was done, it was done for a reas…
        - 9 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:21pm -
      • newJoe Montana pins blame for Deflategate on Tom Brady
        Joe Montana essentially stated it is his belief that if there’s anyone behind the entire “Deflategate” scandal, it can only be one person: Tom Brady. According to Montana, there’s only one person who would be allowed to authorize the manipulation of game balls, and that person is the quarterback. “If I ever want a ball...Read MoreThe post Joe Montana pins blame for ‘Deflategate’ on Tom Brady appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
        - 9 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 6:12pm -
      • newNFLPA boss: No Deflategate interviews until after SB
        This shouldn’t come as much of a surprise. NFLPA Executive Director DeMaurice Smith indicated in a media session with reporters on Thursday that the league will not be interviewing players regarding Deflate-gate until after the conclusion of the Super Bowl. With only a few days remaining until Super Bowl XLIX between the Seattle Seahawks and New England Patriots, interviews would act as an even larger distraction for players on the Patriots. And in reality, that would be unfair to the team as a whole.Patriots quarterback Tom Brady had previously indicated that he didn’t expect to hear f…
        - 11 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 4:19pm -
      • newAaron Hernandez’s DNA found on bullet casing, joint near body
        The Aaron Hernandez murder trial for the death of Odin Lloyd got underway Thursday in Bristol County, Mass., with both sides giving their opening statements. In his opening statement, Bristol County Assistant District Attorney Patrick Bomberg listed all the evidence that ties Hernandez to the crime, and it seems to be pretty strong. According to...Read More
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      • newNFL, officials, Carroll disagree on ineligible player rules
        PHOENIX — Somewhere, Bill Belichick is cackling.The New England Patriots head coach continues to confuse the entire NFL over his ineligible-receiver formation.Seattle Seahawks head coach Pete Carroll mistakenly announced during his Thursday news conference that the NFL had a new signal to identify the New England Patriots’ ineligible players.NFL VP of officiating Dean Blandino clarified later in the day that the signal was introduced prior to the AFC Championship Game.“The official points at the player, ‘It’s 47,’ he waved his arms like an incomplete pass signal, then pointed…
        - 13 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 2:11pm -
      • newWatch: Rob Gronkowski Shares his Spike Technique
        It’s the last of the NFL media days and the players are really running out of things to talk about with the reporters. Looking for something to ask New England Patriots’ tight end Rob Gronkowski, a reporter asked him if there is a technique he uses for spiking the football.Basically, Gronk said there’s no real technique other than winding up like a pitcher and spiking the ball to the ground. He also indicated sometimes there are good spikes and sometimes there are bad ones.Gronk also explained he wasn’t allowed to spike the football in college. So if he gets the opportunity in the NF…
        - 16 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 10:45am -
      • newBelichick, Brady can't imagine Hall of Fame without Seau
        CHANDLER, Ariz. — If Junior Seau isn’t elected into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday, then Tom Brady and Bill Belichick will have an issue with the selection committee.Seau played four seasons with the New England Patriots from 2006 to 2009, appearing in 38 games, recording 4.5 sacks and 121 tackles.Seau is a first-time Hall of Fame finalist this season, and Belichick can’t imagine that he won’t be elected.“Well, it would mean it a lot. It’s obviously got to happen,” the Patriots head coach said Thursday at the team’s hotel. “I can’t imagine having a Professiona…
        - 17 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 9:38am -
      • newTom Brady posts pic of himself dressed up as Joe Montana, circa 1983 (photo)
        Tom Brady has become a social media force to be reckoned with as it relates the “Throwback Thursday” game this season. The New England Patriots quarterback took to Facebook and posted a photo of his six-year-old self dressed up as his boyhood idol, Joe Montana, presumably for Halloween. “I’ve been preparing for Sunday since 1983!...Read MoreThe post Tom Brady posts pic of himself dressed up as Joe Montana, circa 1983 (photo) appeared first on Sportress of Blogitude.
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      • newKraft: In our next lives, people might want to be Gronk
        Robert Kraft knows how great Rob Gronkowski's life is on and off the football field. The New England Patriots owner said many people might want to be the All-Pro tight end "in our next lives."
        - 20 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 7:11am -
      • newSecond fire alarm in three days goes off at Pats' hotel
        For the second time in three nights a false fire alarm went off at the New England Patriots' hotel. Was Rob Gronkowski able to sleep through the ruckus again?
        - 21 hours ago, 29 Jan 15, 5:43am -
      • How Patriots turn other teams' trash into treasure
        After four underwhelming years in Carolina, wideout Brandon LaFell broke out big time this season in New England. How do the Patriots do this over and over with players nobody else wants?
        - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 1:00pm -
      • One Preview: Brady, Lynch hold keys to victory in SBXLIX
        While Tom Brady chases history, Marshawn Lynch will be counted on to keep the ball out of the Patriots quarterback's hands as the Seahawks go for back-to-back Super Bowl triumphs.
        - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 10:09am -
      • Tom Brady battling cold, eating garlic, watching film
        In addition to preparing for a Super Bowl battle with the Seahawks on Sunday, Tom Brady admitted Wednesday that he's fighting a cold that traveled with him to Phoenix.
        - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 8:21am -
      • Pats' Blount says he didn't orchestrate Steelers exit
        LeGarrette Blount's release from the Pittsburgh Steelers and signing with the New England Patriots was a quick turn. The running back said he didn't orchestrate getting cut so he could rejoin the Pats.
        - 2 days ago, 28 Jan 15, 6:33am -
      • Jimmy Garoppolo: Tom Brady's 'ready to roll'
        Patriots rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo had nothing but praise for Tom Brady during Media Day. "He's a very down-to-earth guy," said the second-round passer. "A regular guy and we get along great."
        - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 2:29pm -
      • Bennett: Kam would knock Solder into next week
        Michael Bennett said he's not worried about covering Patriots tackle Nate Solder, who scored a touchdown last week, in pass coverage. The Seattle defensive lineman has Kam Chancellor to back him up.
        - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 12:40pm -
      • Josh McDaniels: We're not going to avoid Sherman
        Many shy away from Richard Sherman on the field, but Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels said he won't avoid the All-Pro Seattle cornerback during the Super Bowl on Sunday.
        - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:45am -
      • Patriots' Jamie Collins prefers flying below the radar
        Patriots linebacker Jamie Collins went from a part-time rookie starter to an All-Pro candidate this season. Collins passed on the opportunity for self-promotion during Super Bowl Media Day.
        - 3 days ago, 27 Jan 15, 11:24am -