New England Patriots Super Bowl Champs

Belichick Steps To Defense Of Brady Regarding Deflategate Controversy

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick doesn’t normally speak at length about any of his players (or coaches). But in Tom Brady’s case, he made an exception, Hayden Bird of the Boston Globe reports.

Asked if Brady put forth any extra effort in the 2016 season, perhaps to do with revenge over the Deflategate controversy and being suspended for four games, Belichick brushed that logic aside. He contemptuously defended Brady’s work ethic in every prior season over the quarterback’s career.

“I think it’s inappropriate to suggest that in Tom’s career he’s been anything but a great teammate, a great worker and has given us every single ounce of effort, blood, sweat and tears that he has in him,” Belichick said at a Monday morning press conference. “To insinuate that this year was somehow different, that this year he competed harder, did anything to a higher degree than he has in the past is insulting to the tremendous effort and leadership and competitiveness that he’s shown for the 17 years that I’ve coached him. It’s been like that every year, every day, every week , every practice. I don’t care if it’s in May, August or January, Tom Brady gives us his best every time he steps on the field.”

Patriots Show the Stuff of Legends; Rally from 25 Down to Win 5th Super Bowl in Wild 34-28 Win Over Falcons

There’s no doubt about it, Sunday night in Houston was by far the greatest game in New England Patriots history, and from all accounts it’s very tough to argue that it wasn’t the greatest NFL game in history.

The game was a celebration of the greatest quarterback ever to play the game, the greatest coach ever to coach it (sorry Vince Lombardi), and the greatest comeback in NFL history (sorry Buffalo Bills).

The Patriots were the favorites on just about every site, including bestbettingwebsites.org.uk, but the end wasn’t a for sure until James White’s overtime touchdown to seal the win.

The Patriots are a team of destiny, and after five Super Bowl wins there’s no questions this is the best team in the last two decades of football.

Tom Brady’s performance puts him in a class of his own. He threw for more yards than anyone in NFL history, completed more passes, and his 19-point comeback in the final quarter showed again the guts that he and the team had in getting the team back in the game.

Not only did he get the team back from down 25, but he also when the game was on the line was able to score two times AND maybe even harder was capping off the two scores with a pair of two-point conversions.

“We all brought each other back,” Brady said on the Fox telecast after the game. “We never felt out of it. It was a tough battle. They have a great team. I give them a lot of credit. We just made a few more plays than them.”

It’s humbling of Brady to say ‘a few more plays,’ but let’s face it, no one had the Patriots winning this game after they trailed it 21-0 and then even at the half 21-3.

Things looked super bleak after the Falcons lead it 28-9, and then after the Pats got it to 28-20, it appeared Atlanta was ready to put the game away when they completed a great pass to Julio Jones, setting them up in field goal range.

That’s when the defense stepped up and came up with a huge 13-yard sack, and then after a hold forced a punt that allowed the Pats again to show their heart to drive downfield to cap off regulation with a drive that again was the stuff of legends.

“It’s going to be a great celebration tonight,” Brady said from the stage. “Thank-you to all of our fans. Everyone back in Boston, New England, we love you. You’ve been with us all year. We’re bringing this sucker home!”

Bringing ‘this sucker home,’ was almost too easy once the overtime started it seemed, and they were able to finish the job, showing how historic this team is.

It’s a fifth title, one that was so deserved, and one that will live forever.

New England Patriots Super Bowl 51 Preview

After Sunday, there will have been 51 Super Bowls in the history of the NFL, and nobody will have played in more of them than the New England Patriots’ head coach, Bill Belichick. Highly regarded around the league and sports world, Belichick is considered by many to be the best head coach the NFL has ever seen pace the sidelines of one of its games. The current Super Bowl Betting Odds according to Sports Information Traders (the worlds number one sports betting service) has the Patriots favored by 3 points and a total of 58.5 points. If Tom Brady is a mission to win 5 rings then now is the time to find out.

A master game planner and defensive minded coach, Bill has won six Super Bowl Championships in his career with the Patriots: Super Bowls XXI, XXV, XXXVI, XXXVIII, XXXIX, and XLIX. None of them more theatrical and climatic then his most recent Super Bowl win, Super Bowl XLIX, as little-known backup Patriots cornerback, Malcolm Butler, made the play of his career by intercepting a pass thrown by Russell Wilson at the goal line as the Seattle Seahawks were on the doorstep of their second Super Bowl win in a row.

Given his six Super Bowl wins in seven total appearances, as well as 14 AFC East Divisional Titles and 11 appearances in the AFC Championship game, nobody has set the mark for consistency in the history of the NFL quite like Bill Belichick has.

As one notable football player turned broadcast analyst, Troy Aikmen suggested this week, the NFL should maybe consider renaming the trophy that they hand out to the winner of the Super Bowl every year from the Lombardi to the Belichick. While that will almost certainly never happen, he’s still very likely to have the Coach of the Year award named after him when he retires, and he no doubt deserves it given his domination of the league during his career.

In a time of parity in the NFL, where every team has a legitimate shot at the tital each year, and salary cap restrictions in place to contain sustained success, Bill Belichick and his New England Patriots have found a way to defy the odds and put together a dynasty in this era of the NFL that isn’t very conducive to such perennial contenders.

Bill Belichick and his unmatched success with the New England Patriots is only half of the story. Belichick has had some help during his time coaching in Foxborough, most notably that of his quarterback, Tom Brady.

A sixth round draft pick that shocked the world when he grew from a late round nobody to arguably the greatest quarterback to ever play in the NFL. After having an average career playing quarterback at Michigan and even having to play as a backup for part of his college career, nobody could have predicted what Tom Brady would amount to just a few year after leaving Michigan.

If there’s an argument to be made for the Lombardi trophy being renamed to the Belichick, then there should also be an equally strong argument for renaming the Super Bowl MVP award after Tom Brady. Among his four Super Bowl titles, Tom also has three Super Bowl MVPs and two NFL Regular Season MVP crowns. His 207 wins in the NFL, from both the regular season and the playoffs are the most ever won by a quarterback in history. He has a career passer rating of 97.2 and has thrown for over 61,000 total yards.

It’s hard to imagine anyone stopping the duo of Brady and Belichick, but in Super Bowl 51 they’ll meet the best offense they’ve faced all year lead by Falcons’ quarterback Matt Ryan who is having an MVP caliber season of his own. The Falcons offense has been putting up big number all year and has barely been contained at all up until now, but giving Bill Belichick two weeks to prepare for anyone always evens the playing field. It should be another instant classic this Sunday when Bill Belichick and the New England go for their 7th Super Bowl title.

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This year’s camp will feature numerous players from the Patriots! The camp will be held at UMASS-Lowell in Lowell, MA from July 9-12, 2017.

We also offer different programs at our camp locations for players wanting more specialized training. These options are below.

Passing, Receiving, and DB Academy – July 7-9th

Former Patriots OL Max Lane and DL Jarvis Green – Lineman Academy – July 8-9, 2017

Mike Hollis Kicking, Punting, and Long Snapping Camp – July 9, 2017

Go to www.FootballCamps.com for more information!

How Much Is A Ticket For Super Bowl LI?

How much is a ticket for Super Bowl LI?

The first thing to point out is that it’s never cheap to attend Super Bowl but if you are a genuine fan you may want to push the boat out and make sure that you get to see your team playing live. This year, when The Atlanta Falcons face The New England Patriots in Houston on 5 February it’s expected that the Patriots will have more fans in attendance.

If you are a fan of either team you may be content with watching the game at home, or at the local bar. You can even check out some licensed Super Bowl betting sites to make the experience more exciting. If this is not good enough you may be interested in getting a ticket to attend the event in person. Let’s take a look at some of the prices you should be prepared to pay.

Club Level Premium seats

If you want to get an excellent view of play, then you may want consider buying tickets for seats in sections 309/310 or 337/338. These are the premium seats at Club Level and you will find yourself situated on the 50-yard line. As you can imagine, this will afford you an exceptional view of your team’s performance. Although these are not the most expensive tickets you can buy they are not cheap either. You can expect to pay around $9,000 for a ticket.

Club level corner seats

If you want to opt for Club Level seats but a premium ticket is a little too expensive then you may want to consider purchasing a corner seat in sections 304, 315, 332 or 343. Make no mistake though, these tickets are still going to cost you a significant chunk of cash. You can expect to pay approximately $4,750 for one of these tickets.

Seats that provide the best value

Most fans want to get the best value for their money when they attend Super Bowl. If this applies to you then it’s worth considering buying a ticket for a seat in sections 604, 612, 630 or 638. A ticket for a seat in one of these sections will set you back around $3,000. You will get to watch the action from the Upper Level Sidelines.

Cheapest available tickets

If you are a fan of either of the Super Bowl teams, and your main concern is attending the game, you should take a look at the cheapest available Super Bowl tickets. You should find that you can purchase a ticket for a seat in the Upper End Zone for around $2,700.

Hopefully, our guide to Super Bowl ticket prices has been useful. If you really want to turn attending the game into a truly memorable occasion you could consider investing in a 400-level suite for $358,000. This is probably going to be out of the budget range for most people but you may just be able to afford one of the less expensive options we have featured in this article.

Tom Brady’s Dad Slams Roger Goodell Over Suspension Earlier This Year of His Son

If the Patriots can come out and win Super Bowl LI a week from tomorrow, it will be the ultimate slap in the face to NFL Commish Roger Goodell after he went out of his way to make sure New England quarterback Tom Brady sat the first four games of the season for his supposed role in the Deflategate saga from two years ago.

Many think the Pats will win the game next week, as even w88sport still has New England as a solid three-point favorite to win, but that’s not stopping Bradys’ dad from speaking out.

Brady’s pop went out of his way to slam Goodell in an exclusive interview with Bay Area television station KRON, even using the word ‘witch hunt’ in the interview.

“(Goodell) went on a witch hunt and went in way over his head and had to lie his way out in numerous ways and the reality is that Tommy never got suspended for deflating footballs,” Brady Sr. said.

“He got suspended because the court said that he could, Roger Goodell could do anything he wanted to do to any player for any reason whatsoever. That’s what happened. The NFL admitted they had no evidence on him.”

The NFL did state that there was no evidence, but there was already so much backlash for the AFC Title game a few years back, it was almost they were forced and went out of their way to make sure Brady was punished.

Goodell seems to love to try and put popular players under the radar, not only handing down a suspension on Brady, but a few years back suspending Steelers hard-hitting linebacker James Harrison, making him sit for a game in 2011 after a couple hits that knocked quarterbacks out of action.

Brady came out of the suspension on fire, throwing for 3,554 yards this season with an amazing 28 touchdowns with two picks, and was masterful in the two playoff wins over the Houston Texans and Pittsburgh Steelers.

If he can come out with that same energy against the Atlanta Falcons next week, the Pats again are going to be hoisting a trophy, and there’s no doubt that Brady will be even closer to having a bust in Canton at the Pro Football Hall of Fame.

His dad is right about the witch hunt, and Goodell is going to end up with egg on his face when the Pats take home another title next weekend.

Steelers vs Patriots Thursday AFC Title Game Injury Report

PITTSBURGH STEELERS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
PITTSBURGH STEELERS
Practice Report
DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
Wednesday RB Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), K Chris Boswell (illness), S Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related), LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
Thursday RB Le’Veon Bell (not injury related), TE Ladarius Green (concussion, illness), LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps)
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), TE Ladarius Green (concussion), S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
Thursday LB Vince Williams (shoulder)
FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday LB James Harrison (shoulder, triceps), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
Thursday K Chris Boswell (illness), LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle), S Sean Davis (shoulder), C B.J. Finney (illness), WR Darrius Heyward-Bey (illness), DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle), QB Zach Mettenberger (illness), RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
Practice Report
LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
Wednesday WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee)
Thursday WR Danny Amendola (ankle), TE Martellus Bennett (knee), RB Brandon Bolden (knee), LB Dont’a Hightower (knee), WR Chris Hogan (thigh), WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee), DE Jabaal Sheard (knee)

Texans vs Patriots Thursday Injury Report

HOUSTON TEXANS at NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS on Saturday
HOUSTON TEXANS
 
Practice Report
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday G Jeff Allen (ankle), DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), S Quintin Demps (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee), CB Johnathan Joseph (calf), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB John Simon (chest)
  Thursday CB A.J. Bouye (groin), S Quintin Demps (hamstring), WR DeAndre Hopkins (knee), LB John Simon (chest)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday CB A.J. Bouye (groin), T Chris Clark (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep), S Andre Hal (foot), LB Brian Peters (foot), QB Tom Savage (concussion)
  Thursday G Jeff Allen (ankle), T Chris Clark (ankle), DE Jadeveon Clowney (elbow, wrist), LB Brian Cushing (ankle), TE Ryan Griffin (quadricep), S Andre Hal (foot), CB Johnathan Joseph (calf), LB Whitney Mercilus (knee), LB Brian Peters (foot), QB Tom Savage (concussion)
 
NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS
 
Practice Report
  DID NOT PARTICIPATE IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday RB LeGarrette Blount (illness)
  Thursday RB LeGarrette Blount (illness)
 
  LIMITED PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
  Thursday WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
 
  FULL PARTICIPATION IN PRACTICE
  Wednesday WR Danny Amendola (ankle), QB Tom Brady (thigh), CB Cyrus Jones (knee), WR Matt Slater (foot)
  Thursday WR Danny Amendola (ankle)