• NFL, networks keep glorifying and justifying showboating

    NFL, networks keep glorifying and justifying showboating

    How much space is left behind us before we fall off and forever disappear? Can’t be much. Even before the current rush to alienate the fair-minded and logical, let us never lose sight of what TV has always done to remove the sport from our sports. While front-and-center folks such as Cris Collinsworth and Kirk …
  • Tom Brady’s Buccaneers debut did not go that well

    Tom Brady’s Buccaneers debut did not go that well

    Tom Brady has pulled off a few historic comebacks over two decades with the New England Patriots, but the six-time Super Bowl champion could not complete another in his ballyhooed debut with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. Brady’s pick-six to former Giants cornerback Janoris Jenkins early in the second half put the Bucs in a 17-point …
  • Tom Brady wanted to join Saints if Drew Brees was retiring

    Tom Brady wanted to join Saints if Drew Brees was retiring

    It appears Tom Brady’s first choice was a different NFC South team. As he walked away from the New England Patriots after 20 NFL seasons and six Super Bowls, Brady was interested in replacing Drew Brees with the New Orleans Saints if Brees, 41, was going to retire and begin his post-playing career with NBC …
  • The Tom Brady, Bill Belichick divorce is about to feel very real

    The Tom Brady, Bill Belichick divorce is about to feel very real

    Sometime after 4:25 Sunday afternoon, 43-year-old Tom Brady will trot off the sideline at the Superdome, and tremors will be felt in the Tampa Bay area and as far away as Foxborough, Mass., and all across New England. Hearts will be racing in Tampa, because Brady’s mere presence has filled to the brim a long-suffering …
  • ‘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 …
  • Cam Newton helping Patriots move on from ‘dour’ Tom Brady

    Cam Newton helping Patriots move on from ‘dour’ Tom Brady

    Who said the Patriots would miss Tom Brady? That may change once they actually play a game without one of the best quarterbacks of all time, but their honeymoon phase with Cam Newton appears to still be going strong as they enter the first week of the season. “I think, honestly, it’s been a match …
  • Cam Newton is the winner of the Patriots’ starting QB gig

    Cam Newton is the winner of the Patriots’ starting QB gig

    The New England Patriots officially will start the “Life after Tom Brady” era with Cam Newton at quarterback. Bill Belichick informed the Pats during a team meeting Thursday morning that Newton, the former NFL MVP, has been named the team’s starting signal caller, according to multiple reports. Brady, of course, signed with the Tampa Bay …
  • 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 …
  • Possible Leonard Fournette landing spots after surprising Jaguars release

    Possible Leonard Fournette landing spots after surprising Jaguars release

    The Jacksonville Jaguars are doing everything possible to make sure they lack teeth. Running back Leonard Fournette was waived Monday morning in a move that will fan the flames of tanking allegations. The news comes one day after the Jaguars traded their top defensive player, disgruntled pass-rusher Yannick Ngakoue, to the Minnesota Vikings for two …
  • 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 …