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Fired Cleveland Browns GM Mike Lombardi reunited with Bill Belichick in New … – The Plain Dealer

The Plain DealerSources told cleveland.com that the discord between the two contributed to the demise of both. Lombardi, who had been with the Browns for only 13 months, was replaced in Cleveland by Ray Farmer, who was promoted from assistant general manager.Patriots Hire Mike LomardiESPN (blog)New England Patriots announce hiring of former Cleveland Browns GM […]

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Super Bowl ‘picks’ not only about odds but play calls – USA TODAY

USA TODAYDENVER — John Lynch watched the AFC Championship Game live at Sports Authority Field at Mile High on Sunday and didn’t notice anything remarkable about Denver Broncos. receiver Wes Welker colliding with the New England Patriots’ Aqib Talib …Aqib Talib injury: Patriots CB has no structural damage in kneePhilly.comBelichick: Wes Welker’s hit a ‘deliberate’ […]

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Belichick: Wes Welker’s hit a ‘deliberate’ attempt to injure Aqib Talib – SportingNews.com

SportingNews.comPatriots head coach Bill Belichick isn’t one to say much that qualifies as newsworthy at his press conferences, affairs which usually consist of brief, nondescript answers and little in the way of openness. But if you, in his opinion, cross the line, that apparently …Andre Carter calls Wes Welker’s pick play ‘nasty’Boston GlobeJohn Fox: Broncos […]

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Andre Carter calls Wes Welker’s hit on Aqib Talib ‘nasty’ and ‘intentional’ – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldAndre Carter is on the same page with Bill Belichick when it comes to the topic of Wes Welker’s hit that knocked Aqib Talib out of yesterday’s AFC Championship. Earlier today, Belichick blasted Welker, calling his hit on Talib “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.Hate Sherman’s rant? It’s got nothing on Belichick’s Welker […]

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Bill Belichick rips Wes Welker for hit that ended Aqib Talib’s AFC Championship – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldWelker knocked cornerback Aqib Talib out of yesterday’s AFC Championship Game while contacting him during a pick route. Welker went low on Talib to block him out of Demaryius Thomas’ lane, and Talib suffered a knee injury that forced him out of the …Wes Welker Was Denver Broncos’ Motivational Speaker Before AFC …NESN.comAFC Championship […]

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First Bong Bowl? Big game matchup highlights NFL’s anti-pot stance – USA TODAY

USA TODAYBong Bowl. Reefer Bowl. Stoner Bowl. These names are emerging leading up to this year’s Super Bowl matchup between the Denver Broncos and the Seattle Seahawks. Colorado and Washington are the only two states with legalized recreational marijuana …Monday Observations: Broncos’ title hopes hinge on ‘Pot Roast’ KnightonCBSSports.comPatriots coach Bill Belichick had no answers […]

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Pats’ reservoir of miracles finally comes up empty – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldALL DONE: Coach Bill Belichick runs off the field after the Pats’ loss to the Broncos in the AFC Championship Game yesterday. 1. Monday, January 20, 2014. PrintEmail Comments. By: Jeff Howe. DENVER — The dogged underdogs finally ran out of time.Peyton Manning one win from capping amazing comebackNew York Daily NewsSuper matchup: Conference […]

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Game within a game: Bill Belichick vs. Peyton Manning – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldTom Brady and Peyton Manning are clearly, and rightfully, the focal points of today’s AFC Championship Game in Denver. But there are many other subplots that will factor into who emerges as the conference’s representative in Super Bowl XLVIII in New …Hot Reads: AFC, NFC decide Super Bowl teams (watch)SportingNews.comNarrative is overblown in Manning-Brady […]

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AFC championship game: Broncos vs. Patriots preview – Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles TimesAlthough this is only the third postseason meeting between New England and Denver, it’s the 15th time during the regular season or postseason that Tom Brady and Peyton Manning have been on opposite sides. The Patriots are 10-4 in those games, most of …Bill Belichick brilliantly kept Patriots afloat despite key personnel lossesNewsdayTom […]

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Unheralded players help Pats – Boston.com

Unheralded players help PatsBoston.comFOXBOROUGH — On paper, this New England team doesn’t measure up to others Bill Belichick has taken to AFC championship games. On the field, though, unheralded players replacing missing stars filled major roles to get the Patriots to where they are … and more …read more Source: NFL – AFC Game News […]

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Capsule for AFC championship game – Boston.com

Boston.comSTREAKS, STATS AND NOTES — New England overcame 24-0 halftime deficit on Nov. 24. … Patriots coach Bill Belichick 7-10 vs. Broncos. … Game marks 15th meeting between Brady and Broncos QB Peyton Manning. Brady leads 10-4, including 2-1 in …NFL: Patriots’ Brady returns to practiceSan Jose Mercury NewsBroncos’ John Elway expects Peyton Manning back […]

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The Edge: Brady vs. Manning – ESPN

ESPNFOXBOROUGH, Mass. — New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady downplayed missing Wednesday’s practice with an illness, saying it felt good to get back on the field with his teammates Thursday in anticipation of the AFC Championship Game.Peyton Manning ranks Bill Belichick as greatest coach in NFL historyLos Angeles TimesTom Brady on illness: ‘It was nothing, […]

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Sick Tom Brady misses New England Patriots practice, but Bill Belichick won’t … – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsFOXBOROUGH — Four days before the AFC Championship Game, they all but declared a state of emergency in Massachusetts: Tom Brady did not practice. Of course, New England has no chance to beat Peyton Manning and the Broncos on Sunday if Bill …‘Omaha’ to benefit Peyton charityESPNExplaining Peyton Manning’s ‘Omaha’ call: How […]

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Brady sits Pats practice because of illness, shoulder – USA TODAY

USA TODAYFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — The New England Patriots are taking Tom Brady’s absence from practice in stride. Four days before the AFC championship game against the Denver Broncos, the star quarterback missed practice Wednesday because of illness …QB Tom Brady not spotted at Patriots practiceMiamiHerald.comPeyton Manning says Bill Belichick will ‘go down as the […]

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LeGarrette Blount is a force again as Patriots run over, around, and past Colts – Boston.com

Boston.comWhen Bill Belichick praises LeGarrette Blount — something that is becoming as familiar from the coach during Patriots postgame media festivities as the phrase “all three phases” — he is always quick to cite a victory over the Falcons in Week 4 as an important …Patriots unleash a beastABC NewsSecondary does a first-rate job on […]

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Patriots coach Bill Belichick views Colts quarterback as a thoroughbred – Enterprise News

Enterprise NewsIn just his second season in the NFL and at 24 years of age, the Indianapolis Colts’ Andrew Luck is, in Bill Belichick’s opinion, “one of the top quarterbacks in this league already.” The Patriots head coach began preparing in earnest for Luck and the Colts …Patriots draw Indianapolis, LuckThe Union LeaderPatriots will host […]

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Patriots set to face Colts in AFC divisional round – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick can prepare his players to stop Andrew Luck now that they’re set to play the Indianapolis Colts in the AFC divisional round. The teams will meet Saturday night at Gillette Stadium.Patriots will host Colts in divisional roundBoston HeraldPatriots Need Some Good Luck Against ColtsPatsFans.comHilton a […]

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Blount lifts Pats to bye with 34-20 win over Bills – NorthJersey.com

NorthJersey.comFOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) — Before trading for LeGarrette Blount, Patriots coach Bill Belichick spoke with one of his talent evaluators. Cornerback Aqib Talib. The players were teammates with Tampa Bay the past three years, so Belichick wanted some …Pats a dangerous team in wide-open AFCBoston HeraldPatriots have built team in diverse waysThe Providence JournalLeGarrette Blount’s […]

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Live: Patriots must win to secure bye – Boston Herald

Boston HeraldNew England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick comes out to survey the conditions before a game against the Buffalo Bills at Gillette Stadium on Sunday December 29, 2013. BcrF5QaCQAASgDz.jpg. Photo by: Unknown. 1. 2. Sunday, December 29, 2013.What to watch for as the Patriots host the BillsBoston.comManuel, Johnson out for Bills, McCourty for PatsWashington […]

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NFL says ‘no evidence’ shows rule changes have increased injuries – Boston Herald

Boston Herald(Foxboro, MA, 12/24/13) Bill Belichick walks onto the field in the bubble for the Patriots walk through practice. Tuesday, December 24, 2013. Staff photo by John Wilcox. 1. Thursday, December 26, 2013. PrintEmail Comments (0) …Bills-Patriots CapsuleWashington PostBill Belichick’s key to success: Never be satisfiedBoston GlobeNFL Cheat Sheet: With playoff scenarios galore, here’s who […]

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Belichick Says Limits on Practice Are Adding to Injuries – New York Times

New York TimesPublished: December 25, 2013. Patriots Coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted N.F.L. rules shortening off-season practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries. Enlarge This Image. Gail Burton/Associated Press.Through setbacks, Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and the New England Patriots …Washington PostBelichick questions NFL offseason workout limitsSI.comPatriots […]

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Bill Belichick blames injuries on NFL offseason workout limits – USA TODAY

USA TODAYORCHARD PARK, N.Y. (AP) — Patriots coach Bill Belichick is blaming recently instituted NFL rules shortening offseason practice time for what he claims to be an increasing number of player injuries. “I’m in favor of total preparation for the players for the …Patriots notebook: New England can clinch a bye with winNorwich BulletinThrough setbacks, […]

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How ‘Lone Survivor’ truth trumped Hollywood – USA TODAY

USA TODAYLOS ANGELES — Mark Wahlberg and retired Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell can share a chuckle now about Luttrell’s fears of bringing his deeply personal tale Lone Survivor to Hollywood. “I was worried that (filmmakers) were going to have people swinging from …Bill Belichick orchestrates team trip to see ‘Lone Survivor’Boston Herald4 Clips From Peter […]

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Bill Belichick is glad he doesn’t have to coach against Nick Saban – USA TODAY

USA TODAYIt’s well-known that Bill Belichick and Nick Saban are good friends. It makes sense — they share a passion for football, have no time for silly press conference questions, enjoy golfing and sometimes pick each other’s brains about coaching. During a New …Bill Belichick orchestrates team trip to see ‘Lone Survivor’Boston HeraldBill Belichick effusive […]

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Bill Belichick: New England Patriots Head Coach Post Super Bowl Quotes

Compared to Tom Coughlin, Eli Manning, and Tom Brady, and pretty much everyone else, New England Patriots Head Coach Bill Belichick is a man of few words for the media. That was especially true after the Pats lost to the New York Giants 21 to 17 in Super Bowl XLVI. If you have doubt about […]