Category Archives: Patriots Twitter

VIDEO: Bill Belichick Shares COVID-19 Public Service Announcement

Robert Alvarez
April 1, 2020 at 5:26 pm ET

Head coach Bill Belichick became the latest member of the New England Patriots to do a special coronavirus public service announcement this week.

“We are all in this together, thank you to our heroic medical professionals, doctors, nurses, medical workers, and others who are selflessly and courageously doing their job to take care of others in need”, Belichick said.

Take a listen to Belichick’s full message courtesy of the Patriots Twitter page below.

The Patriots have been active in their support of first responders and frontline workers for the past few weeks, pushing a #TogetherWhileApart social media campaign.

Check out a few additional thank you’s and words of encouragement from other members of the organization.

 

Watch Tom Brady Diagram A Play In Throwback Twitter Video

Robert Alvarez
at 3:07 pm ET

Some throwback footage from early in Tom Brady’s career surfaced on social media this week.

Have you ever wanted a look inside the football mind of the NFL’s greatest quarterback ever? Now’s the chance.

Check out the following archived footage shared by WBZ-TV sports producer Joe Giza of a 2006 Tom Brady diagramming a play for host Steve Burton.

PHOTO: N’Keal Harry Ready To Silence The Critics In 2020

Robert Alvarez
March 30, 2020 at 4:17 pm ET

New England Patriots wide receiver N’Keal Harry has heard enough from the critics and doubters.

Although the 2019 first round pick had a challenging rookie season that saw him miss the first ten games with an injury and haul in just 12 receptions for 105 yards and two touchdowns, he’s not lacking the confidence and ready to breakout in 2020.

On his social media accounts Saturday, Harry shared a photo accompanied by a message to those doubters that read “quick to talk but let’s see how quick they’ll be to bite that tounge #LFG”

 

On Sunday, ESPN shared a graphic over social media asking “Which Will Be The Next Sophomore Superstar?”.  Harry was curiously left off the list.

 

Along with a new quarterback tossing him the ball, the Patriots as a team will also be viewed as an underdog by many heading into 2020, but it appears Harry is using all of it as motivational fuel for himself too.

Bill Belichick Shares Statement Following The Release Of Stephen Gostkowski

Robert Alvarez
March 25, 2020 at 6:49 pm ET

A week after losing their longest tenured player in Tom Brady, the Patriots officially released their second longest on Monday, kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

Head Coach Bill Belichick wrote a special statement praising his starting placekicker of 14 seasons.

Gostkowski brought stability back to the kicking position after replacing a legend in Adam Vinatieri.

In 2006, Gostkowski was drafted in the fourth round (118th overall) out of the University of Memphis.

A four time Pro Bowl selection, a three-time Super Bowl champion in six appearances, Gostkowski is the Patriots all-time leading scorer and holds an NFL record with 479 consecutive extra points made.

During his Patriots tenure, Gostkowski made 87.4 percent of his field goals, for fifth-best all time.

The Patriots shared a special Gostkowski “thank you” highlight video over social media Wednesday.

 

By cutting Gostkowski who was set to enter his final season under contract, saves the Patriots $2.64 million in salary-cap space, with $1.4 million in dead money.

After a revolving door at placekicker in 2019 following Gostkowski’s hip injury that ended his season early, the Patriots will be back in the market seeking his replacement in the upcoming April draft.

VIDEO: Devin and Jason McCourty’s Best Plays From 2019

Robert Alvarez
March 24, 2020 at 8:00 pm ET

The McCourty twins will be reuniting in the Patriots backfield for a third consecutive season in 2020.

Back on March 15th, Devin signed a two-year, $23 million contract extension to remain in Foxboro likely the remainder of his career.

Devin’s twin brother Jason signed a two-year, $10 million contract extension a year earlier in 2019.

Take a look back at the twins best plays from 2019 below.

REPORT: Patriots To Make “Subtle” Uniform Changes For 2020

Robert Alvarez
at 4:55 pm ET

Its been an offseason of change for the New England Patriots and you can now add team uniforms to the list.

According to multiple reports, the Patriots will be making a change to the jerseys, but not a dramatic one.

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss shared the scoop on Twitter Tuesday morning.

The Patriots will join seven other NFL franchises that’ll be making uniform modifications per Joe Reedy of the AP. The Rams and Chargers each unveiled logo changes this week.

Earlier this month, Julian Edelman referenced the upcoming changes over social media.

According to Reiss, the “subtle changes” will be formally announced over social media “in the coming months” but could be expected by the draft in April.

Throwback Thursday: Check Out Early Tom Brady Coverage From Local Boston Television

Robert Alvarez
March 19, 2020 at 7:00 am ET

On April 16th 2000, the New England sports scene and Patriots franchise was forever, albeit-unknowingly changed forever.

With the 199th pick overall in that years draft, the Patriots selected quarterback Tom Brady out of the University of Michigan. You know the rest of the story from there.

On Twitter this week, WBZ-TV Boston’s Executive Producer Jim Harrington shared some classic footage over the course of 2000 and 2001 that covered Tom Brady’s rise to an NFL roster spot.

The highlight reel starts with Brady’s drafting and ends with news of him making the final roster in 2001.

Take a look below at the first times WBZ’s sportscaster’s referenced Tom Brady on air.

Video courtesy, WBZ-TV CBS Boston and @jejharrington

Julian Edelman Shares Heartfelt Video Farewell To Tom Brady

Robert Alvarez
March 17, 2020 at 8:57 pm ET

Julian Edelman feels all your sadness today Patriots Nation.

On his social media accounts Tuesday, Edelman posted a video tribute to Tom Brady featuring a montage of clips the duo together set to Whitney Houston’s “I Will Always Love You”.

Take a watch below.

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#ThankYouTom

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For the first time in his NFL career, Edelman will be without Brady as his quarterback for a full season. The QB/WR duo spent ten seasons together and won three Super Bowls.

A short time later, Brady wrote “Love you Jules” in the Instagram comment section.

Social Media Reacts To Tom Brady’s Departure From The Patriots

Robert Alvarez
at 6:08 pm ET

On Tuesday morning, quarterback Tom Brady shocked the sports world when he announced his goodbye from the New England Patriots after 20 NFL seasons.

At the time of this posting, Brady has not made an official decision on where he’s playing next.

Following his announcement, reaction to the news began flooding in from all corners of New England and the football community over social media.

Check out all the tributes and thank you’s from teammates, coaches, rivals and other prominent figures below.

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Family.

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It’s been an honor, brother. @tombrady

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Go win another one, my friend.

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VIDEO: Devin McCourty Signs Two-Year Extension To Remain With Patriots

Robert Alvarez
March 16, 2020 at 5:30 pm ET

The McCourty twins will remain together in Foxboro for another season.

On the “Double Coverage with the McCourty Twins” YouTube channel Sunday, Devin announced he will be resigning with the Patriots on a two-year deal.

According to NFL Network’s Ian Rapoport, Devin signed a two-year deal worth $23 million, with $17 guaranteed.

Devin mulled retirement leading up to Super Bowl LIII, but the extension all but guarantees he’ll remain a Patriot until the end of his career.

A key piece to the Patriots defense since his drafting in 2010, Devin’s durability has also been remarkable over his career, he hasn’t missed a game since 2015.

In addition to three Super Bowl rings, Devin has earned two Pro Bowl selections and three Second-team All Pro honors over his 11-year career.