Patriots coach Bill Belichick has a simple solution for the NFL’s often impenetrable rules about which plays can be reviewed on instant replay and which plays can’t: Just let coaches challenge everything. Belichick notes that coaches only get two challenges anyway (and a third if the firs two are successful), so it’s not like coaches…
Tuesday's conference call with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick included some thought-provoking discussion that perhaps finds its way to a competition committee meeting in the near future. It started when Belichick was asked aboutShow More Summary
On Sunday, Houston's Antonio Smith implied the Patriots might have cheated. On Monday, Tom Brady and Bill Belichick responded.
Patriots running back Stevan Ridley was benched after fumbling in the first quarter last week against the Broncos and was inactive on Sunday in Houston, but Bill Belichick says he’s not trying to send Ridley a message. Instead, Belichick says, demoting Ridley to the bottom of the depth chart is simply a matter of putting…
Stevan Ridley of the New England Patriots has recently begun to live up to his preseason-fantasy expectations. Even more recently, he has begun to have a relapse of the dreaded fumblitis, leaving him in coach Bill Belichick’s proverbial doghouse. Show More Summary
A day after Mike Tomlin -- unwittingly or otherwise -- inserted himself into the game, Bill Belichick conceded 'That could easily happen to any of us.'
In last Sunday's incredible comeback win over the Denver Broncos, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady may have named an audible play after his head coach Bill Belichick's girlfriend. Right before his fourth-quarter touchdown pass...Show More Summary
In case you missed it in all the hubbub of holiday travel, there is a fantastic little rumor floating around the Internet that Bill Belichick gave his girlfriend, Linda Holliday, a sweet little gift: her very own Patriots' audible. The...Show More Summary
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- When Patriots coach Bill Belichick arrived at his Wednesday morning news conference, he looked out at the media members in attendance and said, "Happy Holidays. It's a little early but..." What followed was a 21-minute...Show More Summary
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There a kerfuffle in Patriot owner Robert Kraft's box on Sunday night right after the coin flip in overtime. Like most of America, Kraft assumed that the Patriots would take the ball once they won the coin toss, because that's what almost always happens. Show More Summary
The Patriots captains weren’t the only ones surprised that coach Bill Belichick gave Peyton Manning the ball and a chance to win in overtime Sunday night. Add owner Robert Kraft to the list of those shocked by the decision, which turned out to work out, as the Patriots held on for the win over the…
A dog with a long leash has the ability to stray far from the tree. Bill Belichick strayed far from the tree of typical coaching in the New England Patriots' thrilling 34-31 victory over the Denver Broncos, taking the wind instead of...Show More Summary
New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick held his standard day-after-game conference call with reporters and also was on sports radio WEEI today for his weekly segment on the "Salk and Holley Show." Two topics that interested us most...Show More Summary
The Patriots won the coin toss in overtime and Bill Belichick opted to kick. The decision came as a surprise to several of his players.
Bill Belichick won the coin toss and took the wind instead of the ball in overtime last night against the Denver Broncos. It's a gutsy decision that we hadn't seen in 11 years, and Belichick would have gotten torn apart if it backfired. Show More Summary
Yesterday was 11 years to the day that Marty Mornhinweg declared that the Lions would kick off to start overtime. Chicago scored on its first series, and Mornhinweg wasn't Lions coach much longer. Yesterday, Bill Belichick pulled a Marty Mornhinweg, with better results. Read more...
For most of the country, Sunday night was cold. It’s the gateway to a big holiday week and, with the Denver Broncos blowing out the hapless New England Patriots on Sunday night, why not just turn in early? Suckers. Here’s the abbreviated version of what happened: Trailing 24-0 at halftime, Tom Brady and the Patriots […]
After the Patriots won the overtime coin toss on Sunday night, Bill Belichick took the unusual step of taking the wind, instead of receiving the opening kickoff. You could hear Monday morning’s hot sports takes coming: If the Patriots won, it would be, “Belichick is a genius! He knew to take the wind in overtime!”…
FOXBOROUGH, Mass. -- After winning the coin toss before overtime, Patriots coach Bill Belichick made the unorthodox decision to kick off, rather than taking the football and having the chance to score a touchdown on the first drive to win the game. The reason? "The wind, it was a strong wind," he said. Show More Summary