Sunday, May 12, 2013
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, quarterback Ryan Mallet and punter Zoltan Mesko held a youth football clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities this week at Harvard University.
The New England Patriots teamed up with AccessSportAmerica this week to participate in a football skills clinic for 150 high school students with disabilities. Patriots head coach Bill Belichick joined quarterback Ryan Mallet and punter Zoltan Mesko instructed the students at Harvard University’s Harvard Stadium on Wednesday, May 8. Belichick, Mallet and Mesko worked with members of the Harvard football team to assist with instruction at skill stations, such as throwing, catching and blocking. AccesSportAmerica is a national non-profit organization, which inspires higher function and fitness for children and adults living with disabilities through high-challenge sports and training.
The New England Patriots took the Texas Christian wide receiver with the 102nd pick in the fourth round of the 2013 NFL Draft.
After using three of their first four draft picks on defense in the first three rounds of the 2013 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots chose to give quarterback Tom Brady another target to throw to with their first pick in the fourth round. The Patriots selected Texas Christian wide receiver Josh Boyce with the 102nd pick (fourth round) of the NFL Draft. Boyce is listed at 5-foot-11, 206 pounds and according to NFL.com, ran a 4.38 40-yard dash. “Josh had a good career at TCU,” said Patriots head coach Bill Belichick. “Really top kid, strong, tough, fast. He’s had good production down there. We had him as a receiver there at the top of the round then we had quite a bit of time on our hands.” Belichick added he liked Boyce’s consistency, …
Saturday, April 27, 2013
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick donned a Watertown Police hoodie – cut at the sleeves - to his NFL Draft press conference Friday night.
Kraft employees have stood as “1 Boston” for those affected by the Marathon bombings and now the New England Patriots have shown they’re “Watertown Strong,” saluting those who answered the call in the massive search for the two bombing suspects last week. On Friday, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick wore a special Watertown Police Department hoodie and a Boston Strong ribbon to his press conference following day two of the NFL Draft, where the Pats selected four players in rounds two and three. Asked why Belichick was wearing the customized hoodie – cutoff sleeves and all – the coach said, “to support the Watertown Police.” “That was an unbelievable job they did,” Belichick said. “I’m sure we all followed it, followed as closely as we …
Friday, April 26, 2013
Former New England Patriots offensive lineman Joe Andruzzi was on the stage of Radio City Music Hall in New York City Thursday for the first round of the NFL Draft
Joe Andruzzi walked to center stage of the NFL Draft at Radio City Music Hall in New York Thursday night expecting to announce the New England Patriots first round pick and present the prospect with a Patriots "617 Boston Strong" jersey. Instead, Andruzzi spoke passionately about his adopted city, Boston and showed all watching from Radio City and around the country on ESPN that Boston remains Strong in the aftermath of the attacks on the Marathon. Andruzzi said Thursday was a day filled with positive energy and excitement as the dreams of playing in the NFL for many college prospects comes true. Andruzzi likened that sense of energy to those in Boston following the Marathon bombings. Andruzzi told the New York crowd Boston and its …
Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Find out why Amendola chose to sign with the Patriots and what he has to say about all those comparisons to Wes Welker.
Fair or not, Danny Amendola will forever be pegged as Wes Welker’s replacement in New England as the former St. Louis Rams wide receiver signed with the Patriots just hours after Welker left Foxborough for Denver. But the new Patriots wide receiver is looking to make his own mark with the Patriots. “First off, obviously I’m really excited to sign and excited for the opportunity and I’m excited to get down to work,” Amendola said after inking a 5-year contract with the Patriots. “I’m ready to get this process rolling and ready to start playing football. About all those comparisons to Wes, I’ve been hearing it for a long time. We went to the same college and I’ve been watching him play for a long time. He’s a great player, he’s been to a lot…
Monday, January 21, 2013
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick told media Monday he expects to return to the team in 2013.
One day after a crushing defeat in the AFC Championship Game, New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked - after 37 years of NFL coaching experience – if he is energized to coach another season. “Yeah, I’ll be here,” Belichick said. “You’ll have to deal with me again next year. I know that’s disappointing for a lot of you. Until I’m told otherwise, I plan on being here.” Belichick’s confirmation in Monday’s end-of-season press conference at Gillette Stadium validates comments made by Patriots team president Jonathan Kraft last month on 98.5 The Sports Hub. Evening show host Adam Jones asked Kraft about the future of Bill Belichick amid speculation that offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels could be in line to replace the …
Monday, January 14, 2013
The New England Patriots will play in the AFC Championship Game for the seventh time under head coach Bill Belichick Sunday when the team takes on the Baltimore Ravens at Gillette Stadium.
On Sunday, the New England Patriots will play in their seventh AFC Championship Game under head coach Bill Belichick and fourth in Foxborough. For Belichick, the NFL’s third most winningest head coach in the postseason, a trip to a conference championship game never gets old. “Of course we’re excited to be heading into the AFC Championship game against the Ravens,” Belichick said Monday. “It’s a great honor, really, to participate in the game; to be playing for the right to represent the AFC the following week.” Standing in the way of the Patriots returning to the Super Bowl for a second straight season and eighth time in franchise history is a familiar opponent in Baltimore. The Ravens defeated the Patriots, 31-30 in Week 3 of the regular…
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
The former Patriots running back is expected to announce his retirement Tuesday at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon beginning at 10:30 a.m.
Tuesday, October 9, 2012
Longtime New England Patriots running back Kevin Faulk is expected to officially announce his retirement from the NFL Tuesday at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon. The Patriots have announced they will be holding a press conference to formally announce the retirement of Faulk, a three-time Super Bowl champion, closing the book on a successful 13-year career - all in New England. The press conference will be held at The Hall at Patriot Place presented by Raytheon starting at 10:30 a.m. in the Grand Hall on the third floor. Robert Kraft, The Kraft Group chairman and CEO, Patriots head coach Bill Belichick and Faulk are each expected to speak during the press conference. Faulk was drafted by the Patriots in the second round of …
Saturday, October 6, 2012
War Room, Moving the Chains, Patriot Reign and Tom Brady vs. the NFL are four books that will fill in the time when no games are being played.
If all the talk on sports radio and TV during the week isn't enough for you, these four sports books will fill any need you have more information about the New England Patriots. "Tom Brady Vs. The NFL" by Sean Glennon: The author makes a case for No. 12 being No. 1 all time. The book tracks Brady from his college experience at the University of Michigan to being a seventh round draft pick by New England up until he found stardom. The first part of the book is about the history of Brady's rise to all-pro status, followed by numbers match-up against other quarterback, Terry Bradshaw, John Elway, Johnny Unitas, Brady's boyhood idol, Joe Montana, Steve Young and Peyton Manning to name a few. Read and let the debate begin. Montana wins the …
Friday, April 27, 2012
New England Patriots have two picks left in the draft after drafting Jones, Hightower.
The New England Patriots took a big step in addressing their pass rush in the first round of the draft Thursday night. Bucking his usual modus operandi, Bill Belichick moved up twice in the round, grabbing Syracuse defensive end Chandler Jones at pick 21 and Alabama inside linebacker Dont'a Hightower at 25. Jones is a bit undersized as a lineman, and may project as an outside linebacker/defensive end in the Patriots' system. Hightower has drawn comparisons to current Pats linebacker Brandon Spikes, and word is he'll take a lot of work from Rob Ninkovich. With two picks remaining in the second round (and in the rest of the draft, for that matter), the Patriots may choose to address their remaining sore spot, the secondary. The elite corners…