Category Archives: Patriots Twitter

PHOTOS: Patriots Players Share Well-Wishes To David Ortiz

Robert Alvarez
June 10, 2019 at 7:57 pm ET

On Sunday night, the sports world was rocked by news that former Boston Red Sox Designated Hitter David Ortiz was shot in the back at a bar.

Ortiz was at Santo Domingo’s Dial Bar Lounge in his native Dominican Republic.

The man who shot Ortiz was identified by local police as Eddy Feliz Garcia.

Garcia reportedly was captured and beaten by a crowd of people at the bar before his arrest.

Ortiz is expected to make a full recovery from the attack and will return to Boston for more treatment at Massachusetts General Hospital.

The investigation into the cause of the shooting remains ongoing.

A few Patriots sent well wishes to the future baseball hall of famer over social media.

PHOTO: Danny Shelton Shares His Appreciation For Patriots Following New Contract

Robert Alvarez
May 21, 2019 at 9:05 pm ET

2019 continues to be a turnaround year for defensive tackle Danny Shelton.

After being benched for four of the final eight games, Shelton turned in his best performance during Super Bowl LIII.

Shelton helped the Patriots defense shut down the Los Angles Rams running game.

The Rams wound up averaging just 3.4 yards a carry by the end of the night.

Check out some of Shelton’s Super Bowl impact courtesy of CLNS Media’s Evan Lazar.

On Monday, the New England Patriots elected to bring back Shelton on a one-year deal as first reported by ESPN’s Field Yates.

Shelton thanked the Patriots for the new opportunity on Instagram while also revealing he will be a father later this summer.

Congratulations to Danny and family!

PHOTO: Todd Gurley Struggles To Cope With Super Bowl Loss, Wears “Anti-Boston” T-Shirt

Robert Alvarez
at 8:25 pm ET

At the time of this posting, its been 107 days since the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams for their sixth Super Bowl title.

With the parties, celebrations and parades long over, the Patriots have already begun turning the page to 2019 and are looking ahead to Tom Brady’s favorite ring…”The Next One”.

As for the Super Bowl loser Los Angles Rams, it appears at least one of their players is struggling to move on from the defeat three months later.

Check out the shirt running back Todd Gurley is wearing in his latest Instagram post.

https://twitter.com/WAD1980/status/1130574064010059776

Yep…it’s not exactly the most complementary of clothing.

The “Anti-Boston” post doesn’t appear to be bothering the Patriots however, take a look at who “liked” the photo.

For the record Todd, that accent you’re making fun of just received some national praise.

PHOTOS: Chris Long Retires From The NFL

Robert Alvarez
at 7:45 pm ET

Over the weekend, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end and former New England Patriot Chris Long formally announced his retirement from football.

Long played 11 seasons in the NFL, eight with the St. Louis Rams, one with the Patriots, and two with the Eagles.

On Instagram Monday, Julian Edelman shared a funny congratulatory message, sharing a locker room photo from 2016 of Long wearing an eerily similar mask of Edelman’s face.

“Going to miss this guy being in the league. He was Great teammate, and even better example of how to be a pro. His ability to be involved with the community is second to none. The father he is and family man he is everything! He made the game more fun. All this said, still my second favorite Long. Love ya bubs and congrats on an amazing career!” Edelman wrote in a caption.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BxqIGB0Hs9U/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

Kyle Van Noy also shared his congratulations.

Speaking with NBC Sports’ Peter King, Long reflected back on his time with the Patriots, mainly head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady.

“In New England, I learned so much about football. I always thought I was a smart player, even though I never thought about anything but the six inches in front of my face. In New England, I was forced to learn so many schematic concepts. In my career playing football, nobody asked me to do as much as Bill Belichick did. I might be 3-technique, or a linebacker, or a linebacker dropping into coverage more than ever, or playing inside more than ever. I’ll always remember how much I learned watching Bill in practice. He can coach any position as good as any position coach in league. He can walk around the field and stop drills and coach each position—at the highest level. And the quality of the dudes. Solid men. The right kind of people.

Long later went on to say, “Tom Brady blew me away. Who’s the most famous athlete of our generation: Tom Brady? LeBron? Messi? Ronaldo? Serena Williams? Maybe I haven’t been around enough to know how the biggest stars really act. But Brady is a normal guy. When I got there, here comes Tom. ‘Hey Chris, I’m Tom, nice to meet you.’ Well, yeah, I know you’re Tom. A lot of people want to hate him for all the success, and I understand how you can dislike the Patriots, but I cannot understand how you can dislike Tom.”

Long walks away from the NFL with 70.5 sacks, 10 forced fumbles and 338 tackles and two Super Bowl rings (New England 2016 and Philadelphia 2017).

Kyle Van Noy Takes To Twitter To Defend Patriots Secondary

Robert Alvarez
May 18, 2019 at 2:52 pm ET

Linebacker Kyle Van Noy continues to go after the critics and defend his Patriots teammates.

On Twitter Thursday, FOX Sports posed the following question to its followers;

“Which NFL team has the best secondary?”

After gaining fan responses, the FOX Sports account then narrowed it down to four teams, the Los Angeles Chargers, Baltimore Ravens, Chicago Bears, and Cleveland Browns.

Seeing the Patriots absent from the final choices, Van Noy swooped in to back his team with the perfect “mic drop” tweet.

Despite winning their sixth Super Bowl championship, the Patriots continue to find new forms of motivation.

Dont’a Hightower Voices His Excitement For Return Of Jamie Collins

Robert Alvarez
at 2:35 pm ET

The New England Patriots brought back a familiar face this past week, signing linebacker Jamie Collins to a one-year contract.

A 2013 second-round draft pick of the Patriots, Collins was a key member of the Super Bowl XLIX championship before a trade to the Browns on Halloween in 2016.

Following news of the signing, Collins shared his excitement in an exchange with linebacker Dont’a Hightower over Twitter.

https://twitter.com/j_collins91/status/1129154082206306304?s=20

ICYMI VIDEO: Julian Edelman Graduates From College

Robert Alvarez
at 2:10 pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman has accomplished many things over the course of his life and now can add college graduate to his resume.

Last weekend Edelman completed his degree from Kent State University nearly ten years after leaving the school for the NFL.

He graduated with a bachelors degree as an integrated studies major.

Check out some video highlights from Edelman’s special day courtesy of the Patriots team cameras.

Leading up to graduation, Edelman shared the backstory behind his efforts to complete his education and Tom Brady saw an opportunity for a little laugh.

PHOTOS: Julian Edelman and Tom Brady Continue Offseason Workouts

Robert Alvarez
at 2:10 pm ET

So far spring 2019 hasn’t been the nicest of weather in New England but for Tom Brady and Julian Edelman its the perfect training conditions.

On their social media accounts Friday, Brady and Edelman shared photos of their private workouts as they prepare to defend their Super Bowl title this fall.

No sun? No problem.

No days off.

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VIDEO: Rodney Harrison’s Top Patriots Plays

Robert Alvarez
at 1:58 pm ET

On May 6th, safety Rodney Harrison was selected to be the 29th member of the New England Patriots Hall of Fame.

On Twitter, the team paid tribute to Harrison with a highlight reel of top plays from his Foxborough tenure.

Check out some of the best below.

Harrison will join offensive tackle Leon Gray in an induction ceremony outside The Hall at Patriot Place on July 29th.

VIDEO: Bruins Pay Homage To Patriots “Still Here” Motto Following Conference Championship

Robert Alvarez
at 1:25 pm ET

The good times keep rolling on for New England sports fans.

100 days after the Patriots Super Bowl LIII championship duck boat parade, the Bruins punched their ticket to the 2019 Stanley Cup Finals on Thursday.

On their flight back to Boston, defenseman Charlie McAvoy decided to recreate Tom Brady’s now infamous “Still Here” Instagram video.

Check out the Bruins edition of “Still Here” below.