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Bill Belichick Praises JuJu Smith-Schuster

Robert Alvarez
December 17, 2018 at 8:55 pm ET

“Team JuJu” gained a new supporter on Sunday night. 

Following his teams first win over the New England Patriots in seven years, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster found himself apart of a memorable postgame moment with head coach Bill Belichick. 

Smith-Schuster caught the eye of Belichick postgame and he shared his excitement from the meeting over Twitter.    

https://twitter.com/TeamJuJu/status/1074484531036471296

In two career games against Belichick’s Patriots, Smith-Schuster has 10 catches for 154 yards. 

He had just four receptions for 40 yards during Sunday’s win.   

ICYMI PHOTO: Julian Edelman Honors Pittsburgh Shooting Victims

Robert Alvarez
at 8:23 pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman wore special cleats during Sunday’s game honoring the victims of the October 27th shooting attack on the Pittsburgh Tree of Life synagogue.  

Edelman shared a photograph of the cleats to his social media accounts

The social media post also contained a caption containing the names of the 11 victims in the attack.    

The cleats were sponsored by the Combined Jewish Philanthropies of Boston. 

https://www.instagram.com/p/BrdJWVeHpwM/

Since the tragedy, Edelman has shown extensive public support for the Jewish community. 

https://twitter.com/Edelman11/status/1060219950755995648

VIDEO: Seabass School Of German Featuring Deatrich Wise

Robert Alvarez
December 14, 2018 at 1:00 pm ET

The New England Patriots were back learning more German this week. 

Former tackle Sebastian Vollmer along with New York Giants tackle Marcus Kuhn brought in defensive end Deatrich Wise to learn some German words and phrases. 

Check out the video below from the Patriots Deutschland Instagram.    

VIDEO: Julian Edelman Grants Fan’s Wish To Play Him In Madden

Robert Alvarez
at 11:28 am ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman continues to make an impact off the field. 

On Tuesday, the Patriots and Make A Wish Rhode Island granted the wish of a young fan who wanted to play a game of “Madden NFL” against Edelman.

Check out the Patriots recap of the special day below.  

VIDEO: NFL Films Looks Back At The “Snow Plow Game”

Robert Alvarez
December 13, 2018 at 2:01 pm ET

This past Wednesday marked the 36th anniversary of another memorable game in the Patriots/Dolphins rivalry.  

The infamous “Snow Plow Game” took place at
Schaefer Stadium on December 12th, 1982.  

To commemorate the occasion, NFL Films shared some footage from the game on their Twitter account. 

PHOTO: Tom Brady “We Keep Going”

Robert Alvarez
December 11, 2018 at 7:43 pm ET

Although many Patriots fans are still trying to process just what went wrong during the teams stunning 34-33 “Miracle In Miami” loss Sunday, the quarterback has already moved onto the Pittsburgh Steelers. 

Speaking on WEEI radio’s Mut and Callahan morning show Monday, 
quarterback Tom Brady doesn’t believe Sunday’s last-second defeat will effect the team the remainder of the season. 

“We’ve had a lot of tough losses over the years,” Brady said. “We’ve lost some pretty important games. What’s the difference of losing by 14 (points) down there or losing by 50 or losing by one. They all count the same, and mental toughness is mental toughness. You’ve just got to realize that lots of things had to go right for them to win, and they did. Give them credit. They made some important plays. We’ve got a lot of football to play. There were a lot of positives from yesterday’s game that we’ve got to use going forward, and will use going forward. Our whole season is ahead of us. Let’s make the most of it.”

On Instagram Monday night, Brady shared a photograph of himself and teammate Julian Edelman and an accompanying caption that read “We Keep Going!!! Next!!!”  

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We Keep Going!!! Next!!! #LFG

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WATCH: Media And Fan Reaction In Real Time To Patriots Stunning Loss In Miami

Robert Alvarez
December 10, 2018 at 5:30 pm ET

The New England Patriots and their fans are still picking up the pieces from Sunday’s loss in Miami. 

Although a painful conclusion for New Englanders, the wild finish did provide some entertaining fan and media reactions that made their rounds on the internet.  

If you were upset at the outcome, you weren’t alone. 

WARNING: NSFW, Language. 

The 985 The Sports Hub radio call of the final play also provided some disbelief and shock by the broadcast team of Bob Socci and Scott Zolak. 

VIDEO: Sony Michel “The Create-Design-Inspire Plan”

Robert Alvarez
December 8, 2018 at 11:00 am ET

The Players Tribune released a new story featuring New England Patriots running back Sony Michel on Thursday.

“New England Patriots rookie Sony Michel shares his passion for hip-hop and his plan to share his voice with the world after football. This is his Create-Design-Inspire plan for retirement.”

Check out Michel’s future planning in the video below.

Devin McCourty Named Patriots Nominee For 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award

Robert Alvarez
at 10:15 am ET

On Thursday, the New England Patriots formally announced safety Devin McCourty as the teams nominee for the 2018 Walter Payton Man of the Year Award.

The award recognizes an NFL player for outstanding community service activities off the field, as well as excellence on the field, all 32 NFL teams selected a nominee Thursday.

McCourty earned the nomination for his yearly holiday initiativesjuvenile criminal justice reform efforts, and his partnership with the Embrace Kids Foundation to create the “Tackle Sickle Cell” campaign which has provided support and awareness for families whose loved ones suffer from sickle-cell disease and helping raise money to research for a cure.

McCourty credits the upbringing from his mother as to why he gives back as much as he does.

“I give back because my mom instilled it in me. She showed me the way by having a good heart and giving back to people,” said McCourty in a press release. “She was a nurse and growing up I knew in life that I wanted to do something to give back to people. It’s so much more gratifying when you can give to others and see the effect you have on them. Anyone can take a gift, but to take the time out and do something special for someone, it’s a great honor.”

Patriots Chairman and CEO Robert Kraft also shared high praise for McCourty’s selection.

“We are very excited to nominate Devin McCourty for the NFL’s Walter Payton Man of the Year Award,” said Kraft . “He has been a special part of our organization for nine seasons, not only for what he’s been able to do on the field, but for the way he’s been able to positively impact those in our communities. Devin is a natural leader and his genuine commitment to helping others is inspiring.”

As a nominee, McCourty will wear a special Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year helmet decal through the end of the 2018 season in recognition of his accomplishments on and off the field.

The 2018 winner will be announced on February 2nd 2019, the day before Super Bowl LIII at the “NFL Awards” show in Atlanta, GA.

During his Thursday press conference, McCourty was presented with a plaque by Robert Kraft commemorating his nomination.

For more information about the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award, checkout nfl.com/manoftheyear.

Dolphins Head Coach Adam Gase Impressed With Josh Gordon’s Progress

Robert Alvarez
at 10:14 am ET

The comeback tour of New England Patriots wide receiver Josh Gordon continues to impress the opposition as the team pushes through the final month of the 2018 regular season.

This past Sunday against the Vikings, Gordon hauled in his third touchdown reception from quarterback Tom Brady this season.

Miami Dolphins head coach Adam Gase discussed what he noticed about Gordon’s New England progress in his Wednesday conference call with the media.

“He’s more comfortable,” Gase said. “He knows the offense better than what he knew it that week, you know, he seems like he’s healthy. I mean, I don’t know, you know I’m sure everybody in the NFL is banged up a little bit. I know he was coming off an injury at that time. He’s a tough guy to defend. He can catch the ball at all levels, he can stretch the field, he can work underneath and in the quick game. He makes some incredible catches. He’s just a tough guy to deal with.”

Over nine games as a Patriot, Gordon has logged 34 receptions for 605 yards and three touchdowns.

Quarterback Tom Brady has also targeted Gordon eight times over the past two games, Gordon is a perfect eight for eight in receptions.

On Instagram Thursday, Gordon shared a photograph from Sunday’s win with a motivational caption.

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Know why you do it.. Tap in..

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