Patriots report, prepare for 4 games without Brady

FOXBOROUGH, Mass. (AP) The New England Patriots are getting ready for the season - and the prospect of playing their first four games without quarterback Tom Brady. The Patriots reported for training camp on Wednesday. Brady can take part in practice and the preseason, but he will miss the first four regular-season games. That's his punishment for his part in what the league found...
Via Associated Press
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Belichick: Brady is not going to lose his starting job

Bill Belichick typically gives reporters as little information as possible when it comes to discussing strategy, but he is making an exception in the wake of Tom Brady’s four-game suspension to begin the season. At his introductory training camp press conference on Wednesday, Belichick told reporters that backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo is not going to take Brady’s job no...
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Patrick Chung Isn’t Worried About Jimmy Garoppolo Stepping Into Tom Brady’s Shoes

The New England Patriots will be without starting quarterback Tom Brady for the first month of the 2016 season, but in one of the most Patriots comments ever, one of their starting safeties isn’t even slightly worried. Patrick Chung caught up with NESN’s Courtney Cox at the No Backing Down Gala on Friday and gave his thoughts on the man stepping in for Brady, third-year QB Jimmy...
5 days ago  |  Discuss

Can the New England Patriots survive their first four games without Tom Brady?

Tom Brady’s decision to drop his fight against the NFL in the two-and-a-half-year Deflategate battle means that the New England Patriots will be without their eventual Hall of Fame quarterback for the first four games of the upcoming season. For a team that has missed the playoffs only three times in the last 16 years, the four-game absence could have a major impact on their eventual...
Via The Comeback
7 days ago  |  Discuss

Matt Ryan: Deflategate will not affect Brady's legacy

Whether he deserves it or not, Tom Brady is going to have a four-game suspension on his resume when his playing career comes to an end. Will that negatively impact his legacy? Matt Ryan doesn’t think so. TMZ recently caught up with Ryan to get his opinion on Deflategate. When asked specifically if it puts a stain on what Brady has accomplished, Ryan defended the Patriots quarterback...
Via Larry Brown Sports
9 days ago  |  Discuss

Tom Brady announces he will accept Deflategate suspension

Tom Brady has decided to accept his four-game suspension and move on. In a Facebook post Friday morning, Brady announced that he will give up his legal battle against the NFL. “I’m very grateful for the overwhelming support I’ve received from Mr. Kraft, the Kraft family, coach Belichick, my coaches and teammates, the NFLPA, my agents, my loving family and most of all, our...
Via Larry Brown Sports
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Trump VP-pick Pence made unoriginal Deflategate joke

Donald Trump on Friday ended all the mystery and speculation by naming Indiana governor Mike Pence as his running mate. Now, we’re not going to dig in and break this down from a political standpoint. But there is a slight sports connection, a New England sports connection to this pretty big news. As Indiana governor, Pence of course supported one of the state’s most prominent...
12 days ago  |  Discuss

Simmons: ESPN had Stephen A. Smith leak info to smear Brady

Stephen A. Smith was one of the first people in line to blast Tom Brady on Wednesday after the New England Patriots quarterback’s latest suspension appeal was denied. Guess which of Smith’s former coworkers has come to Brady’s defense? Bill Simmons, of course. Here’s what Smith had to say about the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denying Brady’s request for a rehearing...
Via Larry Brown Sports
13 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Brady likely to appeal suspension to Supreme Court

After having his petition to the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals denied Wednesday, Tom Brady’s only remaining option is to take his case to the U.S. Supreme Court. And it sounds like that’s exactly what the New England Patriots quarterback intends to do. Brady is expected to appeal his four-game Deflategate suspension to the nation’s highest court, NFL Media’s Ian...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

Brady's latest Deflategate appeal denied by Second Circuit Court

The U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals on Wednesday denied a petition by New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to have his four-game Deflategate suspension reheard en banc. An image of the Second Circuit's denial of Tom Brady's petition is very brief but very to the point: — Michael McCann (@McCannSportsLaw) July 13, 2016 Brady’s only recourse...
15 days ago  |  Discuss

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