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VIDEO: McCourty Twins Have Funny “Twinning Moment”

Robert Alvarez
September 26, 2018 at 9:22 am ET

When the New England Patriots reunited twins Jason and Devin McCourty this offseason, it was expected that a variety of twin jokes and pranks would follow but nobody could have for-seen what went down on the NBC Sports Boston program Quick Slants Monday night.

While watching the latest episode hosted by the McCourty’s and Tom E. Curran, a viewer noticed the twins hand motions were in “perfect synchronization” with each other while they spoke.

One of the brothers caught wind of the moment, and replied with some laughing and crying emojis after the show.

VIDEO: Tom Brady “It’s Not One Thing. It’s Everything.”

Robert Alvarez
at 9:21 am ET

For the first time since 2012, the New England Patriots find themselves 1-2 through three regular season games.

However despite the uncharacteristic start, quarterback and team leader Tom Brady isn’t giving up on his 2018 team.

On Instagram Tuesday, Brady shared the following hype video with some familiar old soundbites during a time the team faced similar adversity.

“It’s not one thing. It’s everything,” Brady is heard saying to his teammates during their Super Bowl LI comeback.

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“Three games into the season, we’re not throwing in the towel. I would never do that. That’s not what this team has been about. That’s not what this organization’s all about. We’ve got to work harder. We’ve got to work smarter. We’ve got to work tougher. We’ve got to execute better. We’ve all got to look at ourselves and figure out what we’ve got to do to correct the problems, because obviously, there’s a lot of them.” Brady told WEEI’s Kirk and Callahan Monday.

Although the 2018 edition of the Patriots is dealing with more than that of two years ago, with both sides of the ball struggling, Brady is showing once again there is nobody better to lead a team back to where its expected to be than him.

VIDEO: @FitzyGFY Presents “Instant Pats Fanalysis: Episode 1”

Robert Alvarez
September 11, 2018 at 3:26 pm ET

New England Patriots superfan Fitzy hits the tailgates outside of Gillette Stadium for reactions following the teams 27-20 week one victory over the Houston Texans.

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Best Of Social Media: Week 1 Texans vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
at 3:23 pm ET

At long last the New England Patriots season opener arrived on Sunday against the upstart Houston Texans and young quarterback Deshaun Watson, who just a year earlier, gave the Pats a thriller at Gillette Stadium.

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GAME DAY MOOD!

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In the first quarter, the new look Patriots defense made an immediate impact, with the help of a healthy Dont’a Hightower.

The Patriots scored first, as tight end Rob Gronkowski logged his first Gronk spike of 2018.

7-0 Patriots.

Before the end of the quarter, the Texans scored a Ka’imi Fairbairn 42 yard field goal to cut the deficit to 7-3.

To open the second, the Patriots offense continued to look crisp, as quarterback Tom Brady found James White for a 12 yard touchdown and a 14-3 lead.

Deatrich Wise and the Patriots defense continued to step up, bowling strikes along the way after sacks.

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Stephon Gillmore continued to keep Watson out of the end zone.

Just before the half, Gronk caught one of the more bizarre balls you’ll ever see.

The catch setup Phillip Dorsett’s first touchdown of the year and a 21-6 halftime lead.

In the third quarter, Brady and Gronk continued to connect deep. With this reception leading to another Gostkowski field goal and a 24-6 lead.

With under two to play in the third, the Texans finally found the end zone when Alfred Blue ran it in from the one on Watson’s first successful drive of the afternoon. 24-13 Patriots after three.

In the fourth quarter, Doresett continued to impress, setting up another Gostkowski field goal to extend the lead to 27-13.

Nursing a two touchdown lead, return man Riley McCarron made things interesting following a muffed punt that lead to a Bruce Ellington five yard touchdown reception from Deshaun Watson. 27-20 Patriots.

So with the Texans down just seven, Ryan Allen and the special teams unit delivered as Houston was unable to tie the game and the Patriots would go on to win week 1 27-20.

 

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PHOTO: Tom Brady “We Are The Storm”

Robert Alvarez
September 8, 2018 at 8:00 pm ET

On the eve of the home opener against the Houston Texans, quarterback Tom Brady is back sharing inspirational messages over social media.

Over his Instagram account Saturday night, Brady shared an image of himself doing his trademark “lets go!” along with teammates Joe Thuney, Rob Gronkowski, and Stephon Gillmore making appearances.

Their photographs were accompanied by a graphic that reads “We Are The Storm.”

“Fate whispers to the warrior, you cannot withstand the storm… the warrior whispers back…,”  the photograph caption states.

Entering his 19th professional season , Brady and his “storm” continues to show no sign of letting up.

Let 2018 begin.

New England Patriots Announce 2018 Team Captains

Robert Alvarez
September 7, 2018 at 6:17 pm ET

With the 2018 regular season set to begin in three days, the New England Patriots selected their six team captains.

As first reported by the Boston Globe’s Jim McBride on Thursday the captains are as followed.

QB Tom Brady

OC David Andrews

RB James White

SS Patrick Chung

FS Devin McCourty

ST Matthew Slater

For the first time in their Patriots careers, James White and Patrick Chung have been selected captains while Tom Brady is selected for the 17th straight season dating back to his first in 2002.

McCourty and Slater have earned the honor every year since 2011.

Tight end Rob Gronkowski, Linebacker Don’ta Hightower, and safety Duron Harmon were removed from serving as captains.

During his Friday press conference, head coach Bill Belichick praised the 2018 group and newest captains Chung and White.

VIDEO: Fitzy’s Wicked Pissah Kickoff-Cast

Robert Alvarez
at 11:51 am ET

Week one has finally arrived.

New England Patriots superfan Paul “Fitzy” Fitzgerald is back with a brand new webcast as the team opens up 2018 on Sunday against the Houston Texans.

WARNING: NSFW, Language.

WATCH: “Tom vs Time” Epilogue

Robert Alvarez
September 5, 2018 at 6:18 pm ET

After a surprise teaser drop Tuesday, Tom Brady and director Gotham Chopra released an epilogue that concludes the Tom vs Time documentary series.

“After 18 years in the NFL, Tom Brady has done it all. Now, after an off-season spent in search of his conviction, Tom looks ahead to his 19th season season at age 41. Win or lose, Tom’s mind is always on the next game.” 

Check out the full video below.

Epilogue

After 18 years in the NFL, Tom Brady has done it all. Now, after an off-season spent in search of his conviction, Tom looks ahead to his 19th season season at age 41. Win or lose, Tom’s mind is always on the next game.

Posted by Tom vs Time on Wednesday, September 5, 2018

If you’d like to watch the previous six episodes, checkout the official Tom vs Time Facebook page.

VIDEO: “Tom vs. Time” Returns With Surprise Epilogue

Robert Alvarez
September 4, 2018 at 7:44 pm ET

Although six months have passed since the final episode of Tom vs Time, it appears Tom Brady and director Gotham Chopra have a little more to share.

On Facebook Tuesday, Chopra released a teaser trailer on the documentaries Facebook page for a new epilogue that will provide some additional answers to the dramatic final interview in the last episode.

According to an interview with Sports Illustrated’s Jenny Vrentas, Chopra had the following to say about the end of episode six that left him and his viewers wanting more.

“The sound guy, me, the [director of photography]—everyone was like, Oh, wow, that’s pretty dramatic,” said Chopra. “And then, like a month later, he’s having a good time; he’s happy, and he’s excited. I think he had done some postseason meetings with his coaches and the owner, and he was starting to get pumped for the new season.”

Chopra felt a cinematic epilogue was the best way to end the series while also stating “no serious thought was given to making a second season of Tom vs. Time.”   

As for the potential of Brady announcing his retirement during the epilogue, Chopra provided some relaxation for fans.

“I don’t want to give it away, but I can at least sort of remove the suspense…It’s not like he ever says this is his last season, or anything like that.”

The full, five-minute, video will be shared on the Tom vs Time Facebook page at 12pm on Wednesday.

As a lead up, a special watch party of Episode Two of Tom vs Time will also occur on Brady’s official Facebook at 8pm Tuesday.

Epilogue Trailer

Win or lose, Tom Brady’s mind is always on the next game. Catch the epilogue of Tom vs Time on 9/5 at 12PM ET.

Posted by Tom vs Time on Friday, August 31, 2018

 

ICYMI: Marquis Flowers Thanks Patriots Organization Following Release

Robert Alvarez
at 3:27 pm ET

On Saturday the New England Patriots hit the 4pm deadline to trim their roster from 90 to 53.

Unfortunately for linebacker Marquis Flowers, he was one of those cuts.

Following the news, Flowers took to his Instagram account to thank the Patriots and fans for their support during his brief time in Foxboro.

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Flowers, a sixth round pick of the Cincinnati Bengals in 2012,  saw significant playing time in 2017 for the Patriots following injuries to Dont’a Hightower and Kyle Van Noy.

He finished the season with 32 tackles and 3.5 sacks in 16 games with two starts while playing in all three Patriots postseason games.

On Monday, Flowers reunited with his old defensive coordinator Matt Patricia, signing with the Detroit Lions.