Bill Belichick

Bill Belichick

Silverman: NFL Should Have Come Down On Belichick, But It Failed Once Again

Why didn’t the NFL follow its own precedent and decide to sit down the head coach for four games?

05/13/2015

Tom Brady (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Brady Suspended 4 Games, Patriots Fined $1 Million For Roles In ‘Deflategate’

The NFL came down hard on its biggest star and its championship team, telling Tom Brady and the Patriots that no one is allowed to mess with the rules of the game.

05/11/2015

Tom Brady

NFL Finds That Patriots Employees Probably Deflated Balls

An NFL investigation has found that New England Patriots employees likely deflated footballs and that quarterback Tom Brady was “at least generally aware” of the rules violations.

05/06/2015

Bill Belichick and David Letterman on February 12, 2015. (Credit: CBS)

WATCH: Letterman, Belichick Playfully Discuss Deflategate On ‘Late Show’

“I know you know exactly what happened,” Letterman said. “You know I know you know, and what it was was some kind of horseplay. Am I right?”

02/12/2015

Julian Edelman of the New England Patriots catches a three-yard touchdown pass in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during Super Bowl XLIX at University of Phoenix Stadium on Feb. 1, 2015 in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images)

AP: Patriots’ Edelman Cleared To Play After Hit Appeared To Leave Him Groggy

The Patriots top wide receiver was leveled by Seahawks safety Kam Chancellor after a 21-yard completion with just under 11 minutes left in New England’s 28-24 win over Seattle on Sunday night.

02/02/2015

Seahawks quarterback Russell Wilson (Photo by Otto Greule Jr/Getty Images); Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Keidel: Old Adage Will Again Be Proven True — Seahawks Win With ‘D,’ Ground Game

All Super Bowls need a gridiron narrative, and this one has a few. We have the Patriots’ pyrotechnic offense against Seattle’s wrecking ball defense, red zone efficiency, turnovers, and New England’s quest to stop Marshawn Lynch.

01/31/2015

Julian Edelman #11, Tom Brady #12 and Rob Gronkowski #87 of the New England Patriots warm up during the New England Patriots Super Bowl XLIX Practice on January 29, 2015 at the Arizona Cardinals Practice Facility in Tempe, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Silverman: With ‘Deflate-Gate’ On Hold, Pats Will Win Fourth Super Bowl

The Pats will survive this epic battle by a 27-24 margin. They will rollick in confetti and Belichick and Brady will rejoice with their fourth Lombardi Trophy.

01/30/2015

Umpire Carl Paganelli holds a ball after a play during the 2015 AFC Championship game between the Indianapolis Colts and New England Patriots at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro, Mass., on Jan. 18, 2015. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

NFL: Ref In AFC Title Game Inspected Footballs Properly; ‘Officiating Is Not Part Of The Investigation’

This week, each team gets 54 footballs — many are given to charity after brief game usage — and all of them will be taken into custody by the NFL on Friday after the Seahawks and Patriots have prepared them.

01/29/2015

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots lies on his back after being sacked by defensive end Justin Tuck #91 of the New York Giants in the third quarter during Super Bowl XLII on February 3, 2008 at the University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona. (Photo by Donald Miralle/Getty Images)

Giant Memories: Patriots Not Dwelling On Last Super Bowl Loss In Arizona

The road to perfection reached a dead end in the Arizona desert. Now the New England Patriots are back where a Super Bowl championship — and an unbeaten record — barely eluded them seven years ago.

01/29/2015

Spike Lee (Photo by Ron Hoskins/NBAE via Getty Images), Patriots coach Bill Belichick (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Spike Lee On ‘Deflate-Gate': ‘Where There’s Smoke, There’s Fire’

The filmmaker — a passionate NY sports fan — said he may attend the Super Bowl on Sunday in Arizona. And he will be rooting for Russell Wilson’s Seattle Seahawks.

01/29/2015

Quarterback Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots speaks with the media on January 28, 2015 in Chandler, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Keidel: Love Or Hate The Patriots, We Need Them In The NFL

To a man, woman and child, you will miss them. We need New England, or someone like them, even if we don’t like them.

01/28/2015

Tom Brady #12 of the New England Patriots talks with head coach Bill Belichick prior to the 2015 AFC Championship Game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium on January 18, 2015 in Foxboro, Massachusetts. (Photo by Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Change.Org Petition Calls For Immediate Disqualification Of Patriots

This is an extreme response to “Deflate-gate,” but no one can say it doesn’t have support.

01/28/2015

Patriots owner Robert Kraft addresses reporters at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)

Jared Max: Deflatriots Suddenly Getting High And Mighty Doesn’t Pass Sniff Test

I see enough evidence to merit charges. Odds on a conviction are high, I believe. I don’t care who pulled the trigger — or the pin, in this case.

01/28/2015

Russell Wilson #3 of the Seattle Seahawks addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day Fueled by Gatorade inside U.S. Airways Center on January 27, 2015 in Phoenix, Arizona. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

‘Deflate-Gate’ A Non-Issue With Reporters, Patriots And Seahawks On Media Day

Patriots owner Robert Kraft’s pre-emptive strike the previous night took the issue of air pressure in footballs on Super Bowl media day and, well, deflated it.

01/27/2015

Tom Brady of the New England Patriots addresses the media at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day inside U.S. Airways Center on Jan. 27, 2015 in Phoenix. (Photo by Rob Carr/Getty Images)

Keidel: Leave It To Belichick, Brady And Kraft To Play Patriot Games

The NFL’s worst nightmare is a New England victory this Sunday. It will cast a pall over the playoffs, and stain the sacred Lombardi Trophy.

01/27/2015

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