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…

NFL combine: What we’ll be watching – ESPN (blog)

ESPN (blog)Teams are not required to, but nearly every NFL team provides either its head coach or general manager for a question-and-answer period in the media room during the combine.…

Brian Hoyer: I want to be Cleveland Browns’ No. 1 QB – NFL.com

NFL.comBut in Cleveland Browns time, Hoyer’s ascension to the starting job seems like a generation ago. Hoyer tore his ACL in October. Since then, the coaching staff, general manager and…

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…

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…

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.…

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…

5 takeaways from the 2013 Patriots season – Boston.com

Boston.comDENVER — With an offensive explosion by the Broncos — and a key defensive injury — the Patriots’ hopes of a Super Bowl title were dashed Sunday against a team…

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…

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.…

AFC Championship preview: Patriots at Broncos – Boston.com

Boston.comBill Belichick and Tom Brady have an opportunity to guide the Patriots to their sixth Super Bowl berth together while trying to realize their fourth championship, a journey that has…

Peyton Manning vs. Tom Brady a battle of who needs it more – New York Daily News

New York Daily NewsIt was Bill Parcells, who always had a lot of good lines and still does, who once said that when a game looks even, bet the team…

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…

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…

NFL playoffs 2014: Success follows four masterful coaches toward Super Bowl – SportingNews.com

NFL playoffs 2014: Success follows four masterful coaches toward Super BowlSportingNews.comIt might be because there’s almost nothing left to say about exactly how stellar this quartet of coaches is —…

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…

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…

Five keys to shutting down Peyton Manning and the Broncos – FOXSports.com

FOXSports.comBrendon Ayanbadejo played for the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens last season. He details how to defend Tom Brady in five key steps. Seven of the last 12 Super Bowls…

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…

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…

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…

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…

Patriots beat Colts, advance to AFC Championship Game – NBCSports.com

NBCSports.comFor the eighth time in the Bill Belichick/Tom Brady era, the Patriots are heading to the AFC Championship Game. New England kept it on the ground to beat Indianapolis on…

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…

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…

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…

Schedule for 2014 NFL postseason – Boston Globe

Boston GlobeJim Davis/Globe staff. LeGarrette Blount got a hug and a smile from Patriots coach Bill Belichick. The Patriots will face the Chiefs, Colts, or Bengals in the divisional round…

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.…

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,…

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…

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…

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.…

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,…

Tim Tebow, New England Patriots QB: Read Option, Twitter Reaction

Tim Tebow’s now a New England Patriots Quarterback, and all that after Pats Head Coach Bill Belichick allegedly said he “hates Tim Tebow.” This blogger thinks Tim Tebow can offer…

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.…