Keidel: If Patriots Dynasty Indeed Comes Crashing Down, Blame BradyIt turns out Brady is no longer employee No. 12, but now TB12, a hybrid quarterback, celebrity and brand with tentacles that have snaked into the organization, with deleterious results.
LISTEN: 'The Afternoon Drive' Gets Worked Up Over Bill Belichick's Possible Departure From PatriotsThe explosive ESPN report suggesting there could soon be some sort of divorce between Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady in New England was the hot topic on Friday's "The Afternoon Drive With Carlin, Bart and Maggie."
Patriots Dispute Report Of Fractured Relationship Between Kraft, Belichick, BradyThe Patriots are firing back following an explosive ESPN report that suggested simmering tensions between owner Robert Kraft, coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady could lead to a split after this season.
Silverman: Nobody Wins In Brady Vs. NFL MessThe more Tom Brady stands his ground, the less honorable he looks. The harder the league presses for its punishment, the more it tears down one of its greatest stars.
Keidel: As Evidenced By The Circus Up In Foxboro, Success Corrupts EveryoneTom Brady knows this is more than PR or PSI. It's about legacy, which is probably as precious to him as a Lombardi Trophy. He should have thought of that a long time ago.
Kraft Regrets Not Appealing, Says He Was 'Wrong To Put Faith' In NFLNew England Patriots owner Robert Kraft says he was wrong to trust the NFL in the deflated footballs case and that he regrets not appealing the penalties against the team.
Silverman: The Patriots' Dynasty Has Started To CrumbleThe three-headed partnership of Bob Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady may go on for one more year, but that’s about all that is left for this team.
Keidel: The NFL And The Public Are No Longer Listening To The PatriotsThe buck stops with Kraft, and he wants no more of it. He was apparently appalled that we're still talking about "Deflategate" four months after the controversy splashed across every front page.
Kraft: Patriots To Accept NFL's Punishment For Role In 'Deflategate'Now that Patriots owner Robert Kraft is not appealing his team's punishments in the deflated footballs scandal, only his quarterback's challenge remains.
Patriots' Kraft: 'Tom Brady Has Our Unconditional Support'Tom Brady and the Patriots are preparing for a fight. The reigning Super Bowl MVP will appeal his four-game suspension, his agent said, in the wake of the "Deflategate" report.
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.
Patriots Owner Robert Kraft: Aaron Hernandez Told Me He Was InnocentNew England Patriots team owner Robert Kraft testified Tuesday that his former star tight end Aaron Hernandez told him he was innocent when asked if he was involved in a June 2013 killing.