Posted tagged ‘Tom Brady’

Tim Tebow agrees to stay in the AFC East and joins the Patriots

June 10, 2013

VIA ESPN:

20130607-tebow-samsonite-350This picture on the left is what everyone will be seeing at New England’s minicamp tomorrow morning.

Tim Tebow, the three year player out of Florida, has played two seasons with the Denver Broncos and last season with the New York Jets.  “Tebow Time” prospered in Denver 2011 leading his team to the playoffs and pulling off a miraculous overtime win over Pittsburgh but in New York, Tebow’s time was over once he arrived at Jets camp.

But the 25 year old still expects to play at the quarterback position and will compete with Ryan Mallett in training camp for the spot at backup quarterback behind Tom Brady, the star of the franchise.

While this may seem like a crazy move, it is actually the best move for Tebow moving forward. Tim will reunite with Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was the Broncos‘ head coach when Denver traded into the first round to draft the Heisman Trophy winner in 2010.

So Tim Tebow could be used at different positions on the New England roster and could even line up at tight end now that Rob Gronkowski will be sidelined for a period of time due to his recent forearm and back injuries.

Bill Belichick values versatility in his players, having used wide receivers Troy BrownJulian Edelman and Matthew Slater at defensive back when injuries hit that position.

While the circus may be headed to New England in 2013, the media monstrosity may be minimized by Belichick, who keeps a tight lid on players’ interactions with reporters.

In the end, Tebow has a new life but that life could change in one week or one year. This journey will be interesting to follow and I am excited to see how it pans out. He could be one of the best role players in the game or he could ride the bench all year.

Start that clock again because “Tebow Time” is now ticking in Foxborough.

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Belichick made the call to let Manningham have his night

February 9, 2012

Via ESPNBoston:

Bill Belichick dared the New York Giants to throw to Mario Manningham and paid the price.

Before the Giants final game-winning drive in Super Bowl XLVI, the New England Patriots coach told his team not to get beat by receivers Victor Cruz and Hakeem Nicks.

“This is still a Cruz and Nicks game,” Belichick was heard saying in audio recorded for NFL Films. “I know we’re right on them. It’s tight but those are still the guys. Make them go to Manningham, make them go to (Bear) Pascoe. Let’s make sure we get Cruz and Nicks.”

The Giants started the drive at their own 12-yard line with 3:46 left in the game and trailing 17-15. On the first play, Giants quarterback Eli Manning dropped a perfect pass down the sidelines to Manningham who somehow made the catch and got two feet down for a 38-yard gain.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was also miked for NFL Films and after watching the replay of the grab, he said “He caught it.”

The Patriots challenged whether Manningham was in bounds. They lost, the Giants were in business and went on to score the go-ahead touchdown. The Patriots actually allowed Ahmad Bradshaw to waltz into the end zone with about a minute left so they would get the ball back.

Before the score, Patriots Jerod Mayo and Vince Wilfork are overheard telling players in the huddle: “We gotta let them score, got to let them score.”

(Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)

The Patriots had been forced to give up the ball after receiver Wes Welker failed to make a tough catch that would have given the Pats a key first down as they tried to eat up the clock.

Referee John Parry, talking to another official, was caught on tape saying of the Welker play: “That was the game.”

Among other interesting audio released by the league, Giants players were trying to figure out the health of Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski. He had suffered a high ankle sprain in the AFC title game and didn’t appear to be at full speed in the Super Bowl.

In the third quarter, Giants linebacker Michael Boley says: “Hey, 87’s a (expletive) decoy, he’s a decoy. .. He’s about to be outta here.”

I think everyone knew that Cruz and Nicks were going to be players the Patriots wanted to stop but I don’t think they expected Manningham to go off like he did in the fourth quarter. Also, I really liked that they got commentary of the referee’s saying that the game was over after that Welker missed catch. That’s something fans wouldn’t expect from referee’s to talk about the game while it is happening. I guess they knew something special would happen. Well something special did happen, The Giants won their second Super Bowl over the Patriots…

David Tyree thinks he is watching the 2008 Giants all over again

January 24, 2012

Via TheGiantsBeat:

(H. Darr Beiser, USA TODAY)

In his years as the Giants’ top special teams player and miracle-making wide receiver, David Tyree had never had trouble expressing himself. But when he saw Lawrence Tynes’ overtime kick split the uprights Sunday in San Francisco, he was left dumb-struck.

“I might have been just as speechless as I was when we won the Super Bowl four years ago,” he said in a conference call Tuesday. “To actually see this thing coming to fruition.

“I don’t think anything happens by accident. We’ve always got the storylines of what happened four years ago. You can look at revenge. You can look at the progression.”

So many parallels. Miracle catches — Tyree’s ball-to-helmet with Rodney Harrison draped all over him, and Hakeem Nicks‘ Hail Mary grab in front of two Packers defenders. Eli Manning vs. Tom Brady; Giants-Patriots. The Road Warrior theme.

“It’s impossible to ignore,” Tyree said.

Also impossible to ignore was Nicks’ catch in the conference semifinal that decisively changed the momentum of that huge win over the Packers. Tyree said it had much the same effect as his catch had against the Patriots.

“Beyond the catch, what I liked about it was it was more about momentum than it was about the catch,” Tyree said. “I can say the same thing about my catch. Everybody says to me, ‘When you made that catch, I knew the Giants were going to win the game.’ When Hakeem Nicks made that catch, that probably took about 80 percent of the wind out of those Green Bay fans.”

There could be more heroics forthcoming on Feb. 5 at Lucas Oil Stadium in Indianapolis. Tyree, now retired at age 32, will be watching, probably in wonderment at how familiar it all looks.

The way this team has been playing feels like the 2008 Giants and the 2011 Packers. David Tyree is one of the all time greatest Giants just for that one play in Super Bowl 42. Now in Super Bowl 46 it could be the same story for the Giants but this is a completely different team that they will see this time around. Tyree was already speechless and in a few weeks he could even be awe struck…

Is Mark Sanchez a model or a quarterback?

August 18, 2011

New York Jets quarterback, Mark Sanchez has led his team to the AFC championship two years in a row. He also has been on the cover of men’s magazine, GQ,  for two years and has been taking hits from his coaches and teammates about being a “pretty boy.” New right tackle Wayne Hunter knows he has to do his job if Sanchez is going to keep his marketability level high enough for the glossy magazines.

“Mark’s a pretty boy, a California pretty boy,” Hunter said. “I can’t get him hit too many times or else he won’t be on the cover of anything.”

 To read more on what other players say in the article, CLICK HERE

I have to agree with Wayne Hunter on his quarterback. Yes, Sanchez has been doing his job and brought his team to the AFC Championship but No, he should stop being on the covers of magazines and focus on the cover of his quarterback playbook. Sometimes players don’t realize the significance being on a cover of a magazine or being on television every single day. One thing for sure is that it is distracting in the huddle and it can affect the chemistry of the team. When Center Nick Mangold talked about Sanchez in his white pants during a huddle in practice I laughed but was disturbed at the same time. These guys are supposed to be talking football, not clothing styles. But hey, if Mark loves to do it and the Jets keep winning no one will complain. Unless you don’t beat Tom Brady and the Patriots…

Does this math equation work? Eli Manning = Tom Brady

August 16, 2011

(Pinkus/Getty)

The New York Giants quarterback, who does have a Super Bowl MVP award to his name, said on “The Michael Kay Show” on ESPN New York 1050 on Tuesday that he considers himself to be a top quarterback who belongs in the same class as New England’s Tom Brady.

“I consider myself in that class and Tom Brady is a great quarterback, he’s a great player and what you’ve seen with him is he’s gotten better every year and he started off winning championships and I think he’s a better quarterback now than what he was, in all honesty, when he was winning those championships,” Manning said Tuesday. “It’s funny, you say well he won championships, but the team, but I think know he’s grown up and gotten better every year and that’s what I’m trying to do. I kind of hope these next seven years of my quarterback days are my best.”

                                                           To read the whole article, CLICK HERE

…I think Tom Brady is not only great but ELITE, Eli. If I am Eli Manning, you cannot even compare yourself to Tom Brady let alone your own brother Peyton Manning. Let me put it this way sports fans, Eli Manning has thrown 113 career interceptions in 6 full seasons and Brady has thrown 103 in 9 full seasons. Not to mention 261 touchdowns for Tom Brady with a completion percentage of 63% and a rating of 95.2. On the other side, Eli has 156 TD and only completes 58% with a rating of 80.2. While these are different numbers based on different situations, the bottom line however is that Eli Manning has put himself up against a wall this year. He now has to back his words up and play as good as one of the best who only threw 4 picks last season compared to his own 25 picks. As a Giants fan, I do love Eli and what he did in those two months of playoff time to bring home a title to New York. However, he cannot be seen as elite until he can prove to me that the Giants can make it to the Playoffs every year, he can win an MVP award, He can make a guy like Victor Cruz turn into a star in the making, and he can win another Super Bowl title. If he can do that, I can say he is at the stage of where Brady is at an above average player. As of right now in the year 2011, he is  very very average…

New Sports Illustrated cover!

January 18, 2011

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This cover is priceless and I thought you should all look and comment on it. Thoughts? Include your own Caption? Have fun with it fans…

Justin Bieber Mocks Tom Brady’s Hair

October 14, 2010

Similar Hair Style??

Via ESPNBoston:

Even Justin Bieber is making fun of Tom Brady‘s hair.

The New England Patriots quarterback’s long locks have been mocked for resembling that of the teen pop sensation — and now Bieber himself is piling on.

In a video posted by Bieber late Wednesday, he raps: “Sacked like a sacker. Call up Mr. Brady. Tell him to leave his hair to the guy who sings ‘Baby.'”

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…I find this hilarious. Bieber who is just a kid, is making fun of Tom Brady who has been an All-Pro football player for so many years. I understand that they both have the same hair style, but I am just so shocked and disheartened at the fact that a young kid like Bieber would mock a much older guy like Tom Brady. To me it is hilarious but at the same time disrespectful. I am no Tom Brady fan as many people know, but I will say that this kind of stuff is really what pop culture and our society really deals with everyday. I hope Tom Brady gets an apology from Justin in the near future. If he doesn’t, then I think this is just plain wrong. Funny like a bunny, but wrong. Let’s see how Justin and Tom handle this in the next few days…