• Patrick Graham’s NFL career started by hanging up on Bill Belichick

    Patrick Graham’s NFL career started by hanging up on Bill Belichick

    Patrick Graham had just been hired as the defensive line coach at the University of Toledo when Bill Belichick was on the other end of the line offering him a job as a Patriots defensive assistant. “And he hung up on him,” Duane Brooks told The Post. “He thought it was a prank.” It was …
  • NFL is back: Ten intriguing storylines as season kicks off

    NFL is back: Ten intriguing storylines as season kicks off

    With the beginning of every NFL season, there’s always a laundry list of issues and storylines to watch. The 2020 NFL season is no different … except it features even more compelling plots due in large part to COVID-19. With the full-schedule kickoff Sunday, here’s a look at my top-10 storylines as season begins: 1. Does …
  • ‘Rude awakening’: Who will win the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick divorce?

    ‘Rude awakening’: Who will win the Tom Brady-Bill Belichick divorce?

    Name a more compelling on-field subplot to the 2020 NFL season than following what happens in New England without Tom Brady and what happens in Tampa with Brady. You can’t. Because there isn’t anything more fascinating. How will Bill Belichick and the Patriots power on while playing without Brady under center for the first time …
  • Gisele Bündchen blew up over Bill Belichick’s treatment of Tom Brady

    Gisele Bündchen blew up over Bill Belichick’s treatment of Tom Brady

    Gisele Bündchen always has husband Tom Brady’s back. In the wake of the Patriots’ 2018 Super Bowl loss to the Eagles, the supermodel allegedly joined Brady for a meeting with team owner Robert Kraft, where the topic of discussion was head coach Bill Belichick’s treatment of the franchise quarterback, as detailed in Jeff Benedict’s new …
  • The seriousness of Tom Brady’s 2018 playoff thumb injury revealed in ‘The Dynasty’

    The seriousness of Tom Brady’s 2018 playoff thumb injury revealed in ‘The Dynasty’

    Author Jeff Benedict explores the greatest contemporary sports dynasty of our time, the New England Patriots, in his upcoming book “The Dynasty,” which releases Tuesday. This excerpt is from Chapter 42, “Threading the Needle,” which highlights QB Tom Brady’s hand injury leading into the Jan. 21, 2018, AFC Championship game. On the Wednesday before the …
  • Tom Brady sounds thrilled to be away from Bill Belichick

    Tom Brady sounds thrilled to be away from Bill Belichick

    Tom Brady doesn’t sound like he’s missing Bill Belichick much. In fact, he seems downright giddy to be teaming up with Bruce Arians in Tampa Bay with the Buccaneers. “It’s my 30th year of playing football, including high school, and it’s the first time I’ve ever had an offensive head coach,” the future Hall of …
  • Cam Newton gets first dose of Bill Belichick-style praise

    Cam Newton gets first dose of Bill Belichick-style praise

    Welcome to Tom Brady’s world, Cam Newton. New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick doesn’t hand out praise very easily. Not for six-time Super Bowl champions and not for former MVP quarterbacks who have not yet been through a padded practice under his watch. But what does Belichick think of Newton so far? “Cam’s a hard-working …
  • Ominous Cam Newton-Bill Belichick warning from player who knows both well

    Ominous Cam Newton-Bill Belichick warning from player who knows both well

    Cam Newton won the Heisman Trophy, a national championship, an NFL MVP, an NFC Championship. Bill Belichick has what Newton’s missing, holding more Super Bowl rings than any person on the planet. But Kyle Love — Newton’s former teammate in Carolina, who also played under Belichick in New England — doesn’t believe the quarterback can …
  • The growing number of Patriots opt-outs is fueling conspiracy theories

    The growing number of Patriots opt-outs is fueling conspiracy theories

    Bill Belichick always has a plan. After inside linebacker Dont’a Hightower, right tackle Marcus Cannon, safety Patrick Chung, running back Brandon Bolden, fullback Danny Vitale and lineman Najee Toran all opted out of the 2020 NFL season amid coronavirus concerns, things began to look bleak for the Patriots season. But a league executive who spoke …
  • Bill Belichick ‘caught’ slamming footlong sandwich for Subway

    Bill Belichick ‘caught’ slamming footlong sandwich for Subway

    Thanks to all @WTNH TMZ like sports reporters (my kids friends w/phones) on the ground! @MarkusIndeck catching Bill Belichick taking on a @SUBWAY footlong during a commercial shoot in Branford today! Not sure how many takes! pic.twitter.com/4iBnjDuuDu — John Pierson (@JPPierson) July 14, 2020 Bill Belichick is getting over the Tom Brady divorce with some …