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Best Of Social Media: Preseason Week 2 Patriots vs Titans

Robert Alvarez
August 20, 2019 at 8:44 am ET

After a week of joint-practices together, the New England Patriots squared off with the Tennessee Titans on Saturday night in Nashville.

Check out all of the best sights and sounds from Preseason Week 2.

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Prove yourself season. #GameDay

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My brothers!!!

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Thumbs up. Bow down.

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In the first quarter, onlookers got to watch more promising plays out of the Patriots pass rush and rookie Byron Coward out of Maryland.

The Titans struck first as tight end Delanie Walker hauled in an 11 yard pass from Marcus Mariota.

A successful two point attempt after gave the home team a 7-0 lead.

In the second, another Patriots rookie made it into the highlight reel, running back Damien Harris broke free for a 20 yard gain to setup the tying score.

Brandon Bolden finished the drive and the game was knotted up at 8 all following a successful two point attempt.

The Titans would close the half on a 9-0 run following a Jeremy McNichols 15 touchdown pass from Ryan Tannehill and a defensive safety.

17-8 Titans at Halftime.

In the second half rookie linebacker Chase Winovich continued to impress on defense.

With rookie Jarret Stidham now under center, the Patriots rallied back to cut their deficit to two.

Jakobi Meyers hot preseason continued.

A Nick Brossette one yard run finished the drive.

17-15 Titans after 3

The game remained deadlocked at 17-15 until under 5 minutes to play in the fourth.

Stidham found Damoun Patterson from 23 yards out to give the Patriots their first lead of the night.

The Patriots would go on to win 22-17 and move to 2-0 in the Preseason.

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I always knew you would ride with me.. #Year1 #LFG

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Journey.

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VIDEO: NFL Phone Therapy – A Tale Of Two Teams

Robert Alvarez
at 8:42 am ET

For the first time in 2019, NFL Fan Therapy makes its return to YouTube as Patriots fan Francis and Redskins fan Courtney can’t stop freaking out about how close the season is.

Check out the full video below.

WARNING: NSFW, Language.

For more NFL Fan Therapy videos, check out the FitzyGFY YouTube channel or townienews.com.

Tom Brady Has Some Fun Spraying Rookies With Hose During Practice

Robert Alvarez
August 13, 2019 at 9:06 pm ET

Nobody show this to a certain Philadelphia Eagles lineman, but the New England Patriots had fun on Tuesday.

Towards the end of practice, Quarterback Tom Brady was seen spraying his rookie teammates with a water hose.

The hose was part of a drill meant to teach ball security in rainy and slippery weather conditions.

Before the drill commenced, Patriots staffers soaked the field to create a “slip-n-slide” state.

After the soaking, the rookies began sliding through the grass and diving for footballs while Brady sprayed them with the hose to simulate rain.

The Providence Journal’s Mark Daniels shared a bit more insight;

According to TB12 Sports, the slip-n-slide drill is a tradition in training camp.

Their tweet contained an old photo from 2004 as evidence.

Brady would later weigh in over Twitter with a funny comment that left his fans wanting more.

The Patriots will look to wash away the Titans this upcoming Saturday night down in the music city.

PHOTO: Tom Brady Jabs NFL Over New Helmet Ban

Robert Alvarez
at 8:15 pm ET

Over the course of his NFL career, quarterback Tom Brady has seen a lot of changes as the sport of football continues its attempts to become safer.

However after 20 seasons, it appears Brady found a rule that does really bother him.

On his social media accounts Tuesday, Brady shared a subtle “dig” at the NFL’s new helmet ban policy.

“I think they just didn’t like the way the old helmet was working up in New England” Brady wrote.

Brady’s old helmet, the Riddell VSR-4, is now banned by the NFL.

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Brady was one of 32 players using helmets last season that are now banned by the league and players’ association.”

In 2018, the players were able to use the helmets under a final grace period but will now have to make the permanent change in 2019

Speaking with WEEI’s Greg Hill Morning Show Monday, Brady shared his displeasure for the new helmet he has to wear.

“I don’t really love the one that I’m in, but I don’t really have much of a choice. So I’m just trying to do the best that I can to work with it… “And I hated to put [my old helmet] on the shelf, but that was what they kind of said to do, so that’s kind of what I’m dealing with.”

Brady could potentially be seeing his first game action in the new helmet down in Nashville versus the Titans.

Check Out The Patriots Celebrate The McCourty Twins Birthday’s

Robert Alvarez
at 7:40 pm ET

On Tuesday, twins Devin and Jason McCourty celebrated their 32nd birthday’s together (Devin was born first by 27 minutes) and their Patriots coaches and teammates made sure to celebrate the occasion.

Following the morning practice, the team huddled up on the field to sing a surprise rendition of “Happy Birthday”.

Julian Edelman, Kyle Van Noy and Ben Watson later tweeted out individual birthday wishes.

The McCourty’s will now make their way to Nashville for a homecoming of sorts for Jason as their team squares off with the Titans on Saturday night.

Best Of Social Media: Preseason Week 1 Patriots vs Lions

Robert Alvarez
August 12, 2019 at 6:43 pm ET

For the first time since their sixth Super Bowl championship back, the New England Patriots returned to game action in their preseason opener out in the Motor City.

Check out some of the best sights and sound from social media over the course of the game.

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Year 2… #mybrotherskeeper

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Go time.

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In the first quarter, the Patriots new-look defense showed their presence early.

Quarterback Brian Hoyer hooked up with rookie N’Keal Harry for a highlight first catch as a Patriot.

The Patriots offense got on the board first as receiver Maurice Harris hauled in a 14 yard touchdown reception from Hoyer.

7-0 Patriots after one quarter of play.

In the second quarter, Hoyer continued his hot start, finding Jakobi Meyers for his first of two touchdown hauls on the night.

The Patriots defense continued to pressure the Lions and John Simon forced a fumble in the process.

Rookie Jarrett Stidham entered the game for Hoyer and the offense continued to shine as Meyers again found the end zone.

20-0 New England at the half following a missed two-point conversion attempt.

The stats were ugly for Matt Patricia’s Lions.

Kicker Stephen Gostkowski missed a 37 yard field goal before the half…or was it Stephen Gostowski?

Don’t tell Lions fans it’s just a preseason game.

In the second half the Patriots picked up right where they left off, extending their lead to 28-0 early in the third quarter. A second two-point attempt was good.

One Lions fan had some unfortunate explaining to do after the game.

After three quarters and a four touchdown lead there was plenty of praise to go around for the 2019 Patriots debut.

Stephen Gostkowski tacked on a field goal to open the fourth quarter to push the lead to 31-0 and the Patriots defense did the rest to close out the evening.

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Well… that escalated quickly

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The Patriots would go on to win their preseason opener by an impressive 31-3 final score.

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Just another day in the office Game 1 ✅

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✋🏾☝🏾.

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VIDEO: Watch Julian Edelman Pie Himself In The Face To Support Patriots Fan

Robert Alvarez
August 10, 2019 at 4:00 pm ET

On Twitter Friday, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman pied himself in the face for a great cause.

Edelman took part in the “pie face challenge” for Gatroparesis Awareness Month.

The challenge was first created by Lynn, MA native and Patriots fan Andrew Belliveau in 2016.

Speaking with Boston’s CBS affiliate WBZ, Belliveau shared what went through his mind when he first saw Edelman’s tweet.

“I mean I was left speechless and I was jumping up and down and just celebrating. Just to see that he took time out of his day and thought about me and the cause, you know? It truly shows how much of a heart he has.”

In previous years, members of the Boston Red Sox and local New England media personalities have participated in the challenge.

Edelman didn’t stop there, he also challenged quarterbacks Tom Brady and Baker Mayfield along with former teammate Danny Amendola to step up and pie themselves next.

For more information or if you would like to help raise awareness, check out Belliveau’s Facebook page or on Twitter.

A Collection Of Highlights From The Patriots Visit To The Pro Football Hall Of Fame

Robert Alvarez
August 9, 2019 at 12:35 am ET

Last week the New England Patriots made a brief stop in Canton Ohio to visit the Pro Football Hall of Fame before their week in Detroit to play the Lions.

Take a look back at some video and photos from the inspirational field trip through a few players social media accounts.

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ICYMI VIDEO: MovieTyme with Julian Edelman

Robert Alvarez
at 12:10 am ET

Julian Edelman made his return to YouTube this summer and apparently has decided to review movies.

Check out Jules alongside teammate Sony Michel as they share their thoughts on “Once Upon A Time In Hollywood”.

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A Look Back At The Sights and Sounds From Ty Law’s Hall of Fame Induction

Robert Alvarez
at 12:05 am ET

Last Saturday night, former New England Patriots cornerback Ty Law was formally inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, Ohio.

Take a look back at Law’s special night with some sights and sounds shared over social media.

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A few old teammates and some current Patriots made the trip to support Law on his big night.

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Congrats @officialtylaw on the HOF #earned

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