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PATRIOTS RUMORS & GOSSIP

Joe 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...
Via Sportsnaut
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

Joe 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 More The post Joe Montana pins blame for ...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
2 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFLPA 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...
Via Sportsnaut
4 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron 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
Via Larry Brown Sports
5 hours ago  |  Discuss

NFL, 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...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Aaron Hernandez Witness List For Murder Trial Is Star Studded

Aaron Hernandez prosecution's witness list has been released for the Odin Lloyd murder trial, and it is a star studded group of individuals.
Via Gamedayr
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Belichick, 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...
Via NESN.com
10 hours ago  |  Discuss

Super Bowl XLIX should smash TV viewership record yet again

For 11 out of the past 13 years, the Super Bowl has seen an increase in viewership, culminating in the record 111.5 million people that tuned in for last year’s game.  Eventually, the list of the most watched programs in American television history will be nothing but Super Bowls as the game competes only with previous incarnations of itself for the top spot. The growth of...
Via Awful Announcing
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Tom 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 More The post Tom Brady posts pic...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
11 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rex Ryan on another Super Bowl fire alarm at Pats hotel: Bill Belichick probably did it

Rex Ryan on another fire alarm at the Patriots hotel: Bill Belichick probably did it himself. “Let’s face it: Belichick probably did it himself,” said Ryan from the ESPN TV set in Phoenix. “He’s the one that pulled the thing and created a different story. Those things happen. You try to prepare your team in the offseason – training camps and all that kind of stuff. Would...
Via Bob's Blitz
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

15 amazing Super Bowl XLIX stats

It’s No. 1 vs. No. 1 when the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks conclude the 2014 NFL season in Super Bowl XLIX this Sunday....
Via Athlon Sports
12 hours ago  |  Discuss

Fire alarm at Patriots’ hotel goes off for second time in three days

NFL Media’s Kimberly Jones is reporting that for second time in three days, the fire alarm at the New England Patriots’ team hotel has gone off in the middle of the night. The most previous interruption of Patriots players’ nighttime rest reportedly came at approximately 5 a.m. local time, according to an NFL.com report. There...Read More The post Fire alarm goes off at Patriots’...
Via Sportress of Blogitude
13 hours ago  |  Discuss

Where did Seahawks, Patriots find their Super Bowl players?

The popular trend of the football offseason will be the rebound of the Big Ten. Ohio State won the national championship, and Jim Harbaugh is...
Via Athlon Sports
15 hours ago  |  Discuss

Rob Gronkowski and Marshawn Lynch battle it out ‘Mortal Kombat’ style (VIDEO)

With the Patriots and Seahawks set to face off Sunday in Super Bowl XLIX, Conan O’Brien came up with a great idea to bring the two together. The two football players played “Mortal Kombat X” while O’Brien beatboxed—which Lynch seemed to thoroughly enjoy....
Via The Sports Daily
1 day ago  |  Discuss

WATCH: Marshawn, Gronk play Mortal Kombat with Conan

Marshawn Lynch, Rob Gronkowski and Conan O’Brien boast three very interesting personalities and when those three played a game of Mortal Kombat X, the conversation went to the only place that it could: Lipitor. The two players that will face off on Sunday joined the eccentric talk show host for a brief matchup in the Article found on: Next Impulse Sports
Via Next Impulse Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Former NFL QB Jeff Blake: Everyone deflates footballs

The way Jeff Blake tells it, the New England Patriots wouldn’t be doing anything out of the ordinary if they were intentionally deflating footballs. Blake, who spent 13 seasons in the NFL and made the Pro Bowl once during his six seasons with the Bengals, says every team let air out of the footballs when...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Report: NFL investigators to consult physicist on Deflategate

  Bill Belichick said it himself: He isn’t the Mona Lisa Vito of deflated footballs. But an Ivy League physicist probably is pretty close.   Apparently that’s the thinking of the NFL-appointed investigators looking into the New England Patriots’ DeflateGate controversy, as they have reached out to the Columbia University physics department for help in understanding...
Via NESN.com
1 day ago  |  Discuss

5 X-factors for Super Bowl XLIX

Super Bowl XLIX between the New England Patriots and Seattle Seahawks overflows with dramatic storylines and features fascinating characters that...
Via Athlon Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

NFL Analysis: New England Patriots’ Moneyball Style Backfield

LeGarrette Blount #29 of the New England Patriots runs for a touchdown in the fourth quarter against the Indianapolis Colts of the 2015 AFC Championship Game at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Mandatory Credit: ESPN/Getty Images) The New England Patriots’ backfield is a spectacle. The very makeup of it is a testament to Bill Belichick’s football genius. From top...
Via The Sports Journal
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Watch reporter deflate 12 footballs in 40 seconds (Video)

The most recent report in the "DeflateGate" scandal reveals that a video exists allegedly showing a New England Patriots locker room attendant taking the team's 12 game balls into the bathroom for 90 seconds prior to the AFC Championship game. This would seem to be the only timeframe where a Patriots employee could have deflated the 12 footballs, but many wonder if that would even...
Via Holdout Sports
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Keys to victory for the Patriots in Super Bowl XLIX

As if by fate, the New England Patriots made it through the AFC in 2014 and now have a chance, as the last “dynasty” in the NFL, to stop what could be the coronation of the newest dynasty when they square off against the Seattle Seahawks in Super Bowl XLIX. New England’s road to Arizona was an easier one than Seattle’s, beating the Baltimore Ravens and Indianapolis Colts...
Via Sportsnaut
1 day ago  |  Discuss

Gronk reads erotica, sings Katy Perry at SB Media Day

Super Bowl XLIX Media Day got off to a slow start, and then New England Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski took the podium. That’s when the fun began. Gronkowski entertained reporters and fans from start to finish. No one expected him to read a line from the erotic novel, A Gronking to Remember, but that’s exactly what he did. “In front of the entire country, Gronk’s spikes...
Via The Sports Daily
2 days ago  |  Discuss

As Patriots prepare for Super Bowl, it’s easy to forget about Aaron Hernandez

Ed Note: This post originally appeared on This Given Sunday. On Thursday, the New England Patriots will participate in their second-to-last full practice in advance of Super Bowl XLIX in Phoenix. And while they do that, the murder trial will begin for a man who played a key role in helping them win playoff games only two years ago. But what’s most amazing about the fact that the...
Via Awful Announcing
2 days ago  |  Discuss
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