Saturday, May 18, 2013
Former Patriots offensive tackle Matt Light on head coach Bill Belichick: "He rarely smiles, but he does laugh."
Former Patriots offensive lineman Matt Light was at Southeastern Regional in Easton Wednesday morning promoting his nonprofit, the Light Foundation. Light took time to mingle with some students and talk about the upcoming cornhole tournament at Gillette Stadium to support his foundation.
Saturday, May 11, 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 8th. 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.
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 …
Monday, March 18, 2013
Owner George Bentley shares his life experiences and how he came to set up shop in Foxborough.
George Bentley, the owner of George’s Barber Shop, has been in Foxborough for more than 15 years but he’s well-versed in many professions. “I did all kinds of things,” he said. Bentley said he had been a bar owner in Costa Rica during the mid 1970s and then worked on rigs for Exxon doing exploratory drilling for uranium. It was there that he saw a particular barber shop in Wyoming that made him think drilling was not what he wanted to do with his professional life. “It struck me as a nice way to make a living,” he said. “When I was in Wyoming, I went to a barber shop and said some day when I settle down that’s what I’m going to do.” Bentley, originally from Weston, said he went to barber school after drilling and has been doing it ever …
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 …
Sunday, September 2, 2012
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick called Friday's preseason roster cuts the "hardest part of the job" but is necessary in putting the most competitive football team on the field to win in the NFL.
Sunday, September 2, 2012
New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick touched on a number of subjects during Sunday's press conference, including Friday's roster decisions, the trade for St. Louis Rams' wide receiver Greg Salas, the possible returns of receivers Deion Branch and Jabar Gaffney and the season opener against the Tennesse Titans next week. "The last couple days were as usual busy days relative to the roster, of course also trying to get our preparations for Tennessee tightened up and all that," Belichick said. "I’ll just say with all the roster decisions that there were obviously some decisions that took some time to figure out and work out and in the end everything that we did was what we thought was in the best interest of the football team. That …