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Feeling the Draft

Maye needs to learn how to be an NFL QB Bill Belichick’s assessment of Patriots’ draftee Drake Maye was that the kid is sort of OK, but needs work. Since none of his review was punctuated with a robust snort, ol’ BB left some room for a fresh assessment as warranted. “This is a kid who can make all the throws,” Belichick said during his draft night gig with Pat McAfee. “He just needs to be more consistent. Of all the quarterbacks, he was the lowest rated in-the-pocket thrower. “Drake compares himself a lot with Josh Allen. We’ll see about ...

April 26, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Drake Maye, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

March 23, 1983

March 23, 1984 It wasn’t around for long, but no one could accuse the United States Football League of not trying to win the hearts and minds of gridiron fans. Take the New Orleans (formerly known as the Boston) Breakers. Head coach and general manager Dick Coury solicited fans to send him suggestions for expanding his team’s playbook. Predictably, most went far beyond proposals to modify 3 yards and a cloud of dust. Coury said an average of 20 plays per week landed in his mailbox, and he had used three. Fans whose plays are chosen to run in ...

March 23, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, History, NFL|0 Comments

Belichick on GoatCast?

Manning wants Coach Hoodie on "GoatCast" Floating down a lonesome stream of consciousness, hoping Peyton Manning can persuade Bill Belichick to bring his winning smile to Manning’s Omaha Productions show, the GoatCast … Alex Cora is said to have one of two pitchers in mind for Opening Day: Nick Pavetta and Brayan Bello. The Red Sox’ American League East competitors aren’t quite shaking in their boots. For ballclubs nurturing hopes for season-long success, the choice is simple: The Ace gets the ball. Since the Red Sox don’t have an ace, it goes to the veteran who has a lifetime record ...

March 8, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

Survey says …

NFL players slam Pats in survey Even in February, even with the Celtics looking unstoppable, and the Bruins groping for a way to start winning again, and the Red Sox reconfiguring deckchairs on their completely sinkable club … The post-dynasty Patriots sneak back into the spotlight.  Make that a searing, unforgiving spotlight. In a survey on work environments and player facilities taken by the NFL Players Association, the Patriots landed at No. 29. That puts them three rotten steps ahead of the worst of the worst. Don’t offer any empty alibis. They didn’t get hip-deep in the sludge because Bill ...

March 1, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, Jerod Mayo, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments

Hail to the champs

Settle down, Patriots fans Common knowledge has rendered its assessment of Sunday’s Super Bowl (aka The Big Game, as they say in commercials not blessed by the National Football League): Kansas City didn’t win, San Francisco choked. This common conclusion is particularly well rooted in these parts. Punctuating Chiefs 25, 49ers 22 (OT) with an asterisk protects the Patriots’ dynasty, and Tom Brady’s superiority. Or so it is alleged. Why do the Patriots and Brady require rhetorically armed guards? They don’t. What happened then and what we are seeing done now are related in that they both happened in the ...

February 12, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, NFL, Patrick Mahomes, Patriots, Tom Brady|0 Comments

Farewell from Coach Hoodie

  Belichick opens up ... just a bit Occasionally players will say farewell, free of any buffers, after playing for one team for a long time. Since career stops are often measured in minutes these days, defining “a long time” depends on whoever is doing the waving. It’s rarer, but not unheard of, for coaches to make such a to-do over leaving a job. For one thing, coaches don’t typically dictate the end of their tenure, and there has to be at least a smidgeon of resentment in his soul. Then there is Bill Belichick. His good-bye to the Patriots ...

February 5, 2024|Categories: Bill Belichick, NFL, Patriots|0 Comments
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