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Best Of Social Media: Sights And Sounds From The Patriots Championship Parade

Robert Alvarez
February 8, 2019 at 3:00 pm ET

On Tuesday the New England Patriots concluded their Super Bowl celebrations with a championship parade through the streets of Boston.

For the twelfth time since 2001, the 2018 New England Patriots became the latest Boston “Big Four” sports team to be honored with a duck boat rolling rally.

Check out all of the best social media postings from the Patriots, media, and fans below.

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Can I call you Gronky too??? @gronk

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6 #StillHere

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Still Dreaming

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Boston. You are insane. #LFG

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How. Do. We. Feel.

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#mvp #flashthat #slimeseason

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All the way live. #champs

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Rookie and the Vet

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World Champs!

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PHOTOS: Patriots To Wear Special Cleats For NFL “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign

Robert Alvarez
November 30, 2018 at 10:39 am ET

During Week 13 of the 2018 NFL season, players and coaches around the league will be participating in the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.

According to the NFL, “My Cause My Cleats gives NFL players the opportunity to personalize their cleats and raise awareness for the charities and foundations they passionately support. The initiative also gives players a platform to share their stories and why the causes are important to them.”

On Sunday afternoon against the Minnesota Vikings, more than a dozen players and coaches on the Patiots will wear their customized cleats and sneakers.

In total 19 Patriots players and head coach Bill Belichick will participate in the campaign.

Here is the full list of players and their foundation/cause of choice.

[Courtesy CBS Boston and PatsPulpit]

David Andrews (Warrior Dog Foundation)
Tom Brady (Best Buddies & The Ellie Fund)
Rex Burkhead (Team Jack Foundation)
Adrian Clayborn Brachial plexus injury awareness
Phillip Dorsett Depression and anti-bullying
Nate Ebner (Fuel Up To Play 60)
Stephon Gilmore Depression and anti-bullying
Lawrence Guy (My Life My Choice & Show Your Soft Side)
Duron Harmon (Autism Speaks)
Brian Hoyer (MSPCA-Angell)
Dont’a Hightower (One Family Inc.)
Chris Hogan (Headstrong)
Jacob Hollister (American Foundation for Suicide Prevention)
Devin McCourty (Players Coalition)
Jason McCourty (Embrace Kids Foundation)
Sony Michel (Earthquake In Haiti Relief)
Derek Rivers (Jar Of Hope)
Matthew Slater (International Justice Mission)
Kyle Van Noy (Van Noy Valor Foundation)

A few Patriots shared photos and video on their social media accounts but you can also check out the Patriots website for a full photo slideshow of all the cleats.

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For more information, check out nfl.com/mycausemycleats

Best Of Social Media: Preseason Week 2 Eagles vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
August 18, 2018 at 11:52 am ET

The Patriots entered week 2 of the preseason with a little extra “hype” surrounding their matchup with the defending Super Bowl champion Philadelphia Eagles.

While the game wasn’t going to be a true “rematch” of the defeat back in February, there were enough reminders of the Super Bowl thanks to the Eagles fanbase.

Quarterback Tom Brady, who didn’t see any action against the Redskins a week ago, was reportedly expected to play the entire first half, and he didn’t disappoint.

Here we go again!! @patriots

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“No one ever drowned in sweat.” – U.S. Marine Corps. #GameDay

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The Patriots, after forcing a three and out to start the game, Brady immediately kicked the offense into gear with some help from James “Sweet Feet” White

Brady, a perfect five for five on the opening drive, found Chris Hogan for the games first points.

7-0  Patriots early in the first.

In what would become a recurring theme throughout the night, the Patriots defense made Eagles quarterback Nick Foles uncomfortable, and quickly off the field.

A Stephen Gostkowski 37-yard field goal put the Patriots up 10-0  after one quarter of play while Tom Brady looked as smooth as ever.

At the start of the second quarter, the good feelings were brought to a halt, when rookie tackle Isaiah Wynn was carted off the field with an ankle injury.

It was then reported on Friday that Wynn tore his achilles and will miss the entire 2018 season.

The defense continued to make big plays, as newcomer Adrian Clayborn forced a strip sack that was recovered by rookie Ja’Whaun Bentley and returned 54 yards for a touchdown.

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17-0 Patriots at the 12 minute mark of the second quarter.

Brady was in midseason competitive form.

WARNING, Language.

With 6:29 to go in the second quarter, the Eagles got on the scoreboard by way of a four yard touchdown pass from Nate Sudfeld to Shelton Gibson.

17-7 Patriots.

The new additions continued to shine on Thursday night, as wide receiver Cordarrelle Patterson showed off his speed.

The catch and run led to a Gostkowski 49-yard field goal to bump the lead to  20-7 with 3:46 to go in the second.

James White and the offensive line aided Brady with another touchdown under two-minutes in the half.

At the Half the Patriots found themselves up 27-7 as Brady’s impressive night came to a close.

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In the second half, the young Patriots defense continued to impress as rookie Christian Sam came up with an interception.

The turnover led to Cordarrelle Patterson’s first touchdown as a Patriot from backup Brian Hoyer.

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34-7 Patriots at the 10:27 mark in the third quarter.

Midway through the third, the Eagles offense put together consecutive scoring drives for the first time all night, with Sudfeld finding Richard Rogers and Rashard Davis to bring the score to 34-20 after three quarters.

In the fourth quarter, Gostkowski nailed 29 yd field goal and that would be it for the scoring as the Patriots would go on to win their second preseason game of 2018 by a final score of 37-20 on an all around impressive showing by both sides of the ball.

Respect.

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A sweet shout out from @sweetfeet.

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Back to the practice field. Good win last night! @jwhiteprod thanks for pic

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Year 8

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Best Of Social Media: Preseason Week 1 Redskins vs Patriots

Robert Alvarez
August 12, 2018 at 4:18 pm ET

Thursday night marked the New England Patriots first preseason game of 2018.

Checkout some of the best sights and sounds over social media from the teams come from behind victory over the Washington Redskins.

It’s Game day #LETSGOOO @tombrady #Gameday

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It was an ugly first quarter for the Patriots offense as they failed to get much going.

The Redskins took a 10-0 lead after a quarter of play.

In the second, Redskins quarterback Colt McCoy continued his hot start, and Washington added to their lead. 17-0 midway through the quarter.

With the clock winding down on the first half, backup quarterback Brian Hoyer finally found rhythm and the Patriots got on the board heading into the half following a 52 yard Stephen Gostkowski field goal. 17-3 Washington.

Heading into the locker room at halftime, head coach Bill Belichick was in regular season form when he was asked about his teams first half performance.

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The Patriots came out firing to open the second as running back Jeremy Hill tallied the teams first touchdown of the new year and cut the deficit to 7 at 17-10.

In the fourth quarter the Patriots still found themselves trailing by seven, but newly signed wideout Cordarrelle Patterson hauled in his highlight catch to put the patriot in position to tie the game.

2018 Undrafted free agent Ralph Webb found the end zone to get the Patriots back in the game, however they weren’t looking to tie.

Hoyer again found Webb for a successful two–point conversion attempt and their first lead of the night. 18-17 Patriots.

With under four minutes to go in the game, the defense stepped up as Geneo Grissom scooped up a loose football and nearly scored.

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Ralph Webb again found the end zone to seal the comeback victory for the Patriots.

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Starting off the preseason with a W.

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Dear Lord I thank you felt good to be back out there again

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Turning what I love into a career, now that’s a dream come true

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The 2018 New England Patriots On Social Media

Robert Alvarez
August 2, 2018 at 6:03 pm ET

The following list is a reference point for the 2018 New England Patriots social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat, and YouTube.

(NOTE: Most Snapchat account links only available within app and are not listed publicly)

Ryan Allen 

David Andrews

Ja’Whaun Bentley

Braxton Berrios

Brandon Bolden

Tom Brady

Kenny Britt

Rex Burkhead

Marcus Cannon

Patrick Chung

Adrian Clayborn

Duke Dawson

Phillip Dorsett

Eric Decker

Nate Ebner

Julian Edelman

Danny Etling

Trey Flowers

Marquis Flowers

Mike Gillislee

Stephon Gilmore

Rob Gronkowski –

Lawrence Guy

Duron Harmon

Dont’a Hightower

Jeremy Hill

Chris Hogan

Jacob Hollister

Brian Hoyer

Cyrus Jones

Jonathan Jones

Ted Karras

Harvey Langi

Brandon King

Devin Lucien

Shaq Mason

Jason and Devin McCourty

Sony Michel

Malcolm Mitchell

Cordarrelle Patterson

Derek Rivers

Elandon Roberts

Eric Rowe

Christian Sam

Danny Shelton

Joe Thuney

Vincent Valentine

Kyle Van Noy

LaAdrian Waddle

James White

Deatrich Wise

Isaiah Wynn

2018 Patriots Training Camp Primer – Quarterbacks

Steve Balestrieri
June 21, 2018 at 1:44 pm ET

The Patriots head into training camp in just a few weeks, the OTAs and minicamp are over and the team has a 90-man roster ready to go. They’ll tweak this a bit as we go on but this group should remain pretty intact to start thru the beginning of training camp. As a lead-in to the beginning of camp, we’ll break down the positions and give our take on who is a lock, a near lock for the 53-man roster and who is on the bubble. So first up are the quarterbacks

Sorry to say, this column is strictly football, so if you’re looking for analysis of body language, the subliminal messages by Gisele or TB12 that may have been sent on social media or the butterfly effect that the Dalai Lama breaking wind in Tibet and the effect it will have on the Patriots this season, you can save yourself the time now.

So… who is locked in and who is on the bubble?

Roster Locks: Tom Brady
The Patriots are so fortunate that every year since early in the 2001 season, they know who their starting QB is and have the luxury of knowing that he is more than capable enough to take them to the promised land.

In 2017, the 40-year old quarterback had an MVP season, completing 385 of 581 passes, (66.3 %), for 32 TDs and just 8 INTs. He led the Patriots offense to 394.2 yards per game, #1 in the NFL and to 28.6 points per game, #2 in the league.

In the playoffs, Brady went 89 of 139 (64%) for 1132 yards with 8 TDs and 0 INTs. He brought the Patriots back in another big 4th quarter comeback in the AFC Championship Game against the Jacksonville Jaguars leading to a third Super Bowl appearance in four years. Against the Eagles, Brady went 28-48 (58.3%) for a Super Bowl record 505 yards with 3 TDs and 0 INTs.

However, every season we deal with the inevitable question of “when will Brady begin to show his age and slow down? Answer: It doesn’t look like it anytime soon. Which is why I have zero issues with Brady taking the OTAs off this season.

Consequently, lost in the all the “Hatfield – McCoy Feud” storyline is the fact that perhaps Brady feels at his age that he wants to limit the wear and tear on his arm and may have been feeling fatigued at the end of last season. That very possible scenario got little to no play this spring.  

If that is the case, I have zero problems with it and neither should anyone else. He’s more than earned that right. But for the record, would I rather see #12 QBing the team during the spring workouts? Of course, especially with the new faces here on the roster. So, we’ll see how all of this works out, but if you’re expecting (hoping) to see a significant drop off in Brady’s production, you may be disappointed.  

However, there are some legitimate questions to ask this year. How will Brady deal with the loss of

  • his top two wide receiver targets from last season, (Cooks, Amendola)
  • New England’s top running back option from last season (Dion Lewis), and finally
  • his starting left tackle of the past six years, (Nate Solder)

Unlike nearly every other quarterback in league history, Brady has shown an ability to adapt to change. 2018 will likely not be any different. On a positive side, the Patriots get back Julian Edelman (albeit after a possible 4-game suspension), picked by Jordan Matthews this spring and drafted the dynamic Sony Michel who should be a big factor in both the running and passing games. And the best tight end in the game Rob Gronkowski is healthy and ready to go.

I watched Brady at minicamp and saw no drop off in his game, nor any indications that he was “mailing it in”, (a familiar question this spring). He looked like the Tom Brady we’ve all come to expect and to see and he looked like Tom Brady….meaning excellent.

Near Roster Locks: Brian Hoyer, Danny Etling

Hoyer came back to New England in the fallout from the Jimmy Garoppolo trade with the 49ers last fall. He was released to make room for Jimmy G. and then quickly signed back with New England as Brady’s backup.

Hoyer is who he is at this point in his career. He’s not a great QB and is limited in the things that he can do. But he knows the offense very well and he has the confidence of the coaches that he can get the job done if the situation arises where he has to step in. .

Etling is a rookie who is still trying to learn the Patriots offense and find his rhythm with it. He has a long way to go. With his limited snap load in training camp, do we expect him to push Hoyer for the backup spot on the roster? Very doubtful.

But the Patriots made an investment in him this spring, albeit a 7th rounder (219th overall). His job this summer is to show enough progress to justify keeping him around this season and to learn the offense enough to push Hoyer out next summer as the backup. I think he’s already shown enough to justify that. He’ll probably get very acquainted with the clipboard this fall, but I think he’ll stick.

With Brady sitting out the majority of the spring workouts, Hoyer was getting a ton of reps and looked a bit arm fatigued by minicamp. With both he and Brady getting up there in age, having Etling around will help him learn the system and keep their workloads down to an acceptable amount.

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Wednesday Patriots Notebook 5/23: Edelman Looks Ready to Go

Ian Logue
May 23, 2018 at 10:09 am ET

We’re on to Wednesday, so here’s a quick rundown of this morning’s top stories.

He’s Back – One bright spot coming out of OTAs on Tuesday was the return of Julian Edelman, who spent all of last season sidelined after suffering a knee injury during the preseason.

According to most reports Edelman looked as strong and quick as ever, appearing to be back to his explosive shifty self during his limited time on the field.  Edelman only took part in individual drills but from how it went, it’s good news for a player who has quietly proven to be one of New England’s most important assets in the Patriots’ offense and the fact he looks this strong is certainly a good sign.

The veteran receiver was also celebrating his 32nd birthday on Tuesday, which marked Edelman’s second straight day of participation after he also took part in Monday’s workout.

Having spent a full season away from the game, Edelman told USA TODAY’s FTW recently that he tried to maximize the time with mental reps and spend time with his daughter, but remained focused on getting himself back on the field.

“You just have more time to watch the game and your teammates and you pick up on little things that you might not see when you’re playing. I also have a daughter so it gave me more time to spend with her, which is always good. But it showed me how much I love football, and that not playing it sucks.”

No Mitchell Tuesday – One day after reports of Malcolm Mitchell being out catching passes, the third-year receiver wasn’t spotted during Tuesday’s practice.

That’s a bad sign for a player who at this stage should be recovered from his injury but may still managing something.  Mitchell showed tremendous toughness during his rookie season after dislocating his elbow during the preseason but despite reports that had him potentially lost for a prolonged period of time, Mitchell was back in action by Week 1 of the regular season.

Given his toughness and his desire to be on the field, the fact he’s not will be something to keep an eye on.  Social media posts toward the end of last season seemed to indicate he was hoping to make it back, but unfortunately, that never happened.  But if he continues to miss time over the next couple of weeks, it potentially sets a concerning precedent heading into training camp.

Mitchell told Mike Reiss back in February that he was looking forward to getting back to work.

“I’m feeling great,” said Mitchell. “This offseason will be big. Obviously, I missed all of last season and I won’t shy away from the importance of making sure I’m ready when we start OTAs.”

Hopefully, we’ll see him back out there soon.

Quarterback Situation is Less Than Desireable – If ever there was a season to hold your breath each time Tom Brady takes a big hit, it’s hard not to argue this will be it.

According to most reports, Brian Hoyer didn’t have his best performance on Tuesday and was erratic, misfiring on quite a few throws along with turning the ball over.  Danny Etling reportedly had a limited amount of attempts, and some reports did feel he actually looked better than Hoyer.  However, the biggest knock was the fact he reportedly looked tentative, which is to be expected given his status as a rookie in just his second workout with the team.

But this current depth chart is essentially a placeholder until either Etling develops or they bring in another player.  Hoyer’s time has long since come and gone and it was his familiarity with the system and previous tenure that sparked his return following the team’s decision to move Jimmy Garoppolo during the 2017 regular season.  He was here because he knew the system and it was a quick fix following Garoppolo’s departure to provide seasoned depth behind Brady.

The biggest problem this season is that should Brady be lost, Tuesday’s practice was a reminder that it’s definitely going to be shaky until someone eventually emerges behind New England’s starting quarterback.  With the team heading into this season with their 41-year old signal-caller, one can only hope he goes out and puts up another incredible year as a distraction to the fact there’s no longer someone even close on the roster that can fill his shoes should they find themselves without him.

KEION CROSSEN MAKES SOME NOISE – It’s a little too early to get excited about unknowns making plays, but newcomer Keion Crossen did a good job of setting the bar high for himself during Tuesday’s workout

According to reports, Crossen came up with a huge end zone interception on a pass from Brian Hoyer to James White, showing terrific athleticism both on that play and on others during the session.

The seventh-round pick out of Western Carolina was also involved in several pass break-ups, which now makes him a player to keep an eye on as he’ll now be forced to prove that he’s ready to build on his early success.

 

New England Patriots Draft Profile, Luke Falk, QB Washington State

Steve Balestrieri
March 27, 2018 at 8:30 am ET

Falk Has a Quick Release, Pocket Presence, and Accuracy

As the 2018 NFL Draft draws closer we’ll profile some of the players that may be on the Patriots radar or that we feel would be a great fit.

The Patriots, after trading Jimmy Garoppolo at the deadline last season are back looking for an eventual successor to Tom Brady. While Brady showed no signs of slowing down last season, he’s going to be 41 this August and it is just a matter of time before he finally begins to show his age.

Brian Hoyer is just a journeyman, backup and while they can rely on him to hold the fort down for a week or two in an emergency, he doesn’t have the skill set or the longevity to be the solution. So, after trading Jimmy G. because they couldn’t afford both he and Brady in 2018, they’re back to square one.

Everyone is expecting the Patriots to dip into the draft this year to find a possible Brady succession plan. But Belichick and Caserio are under no compulsion to do it this year. If they don’t like any of the quarterbacks this spring, they can roll the dice and go with Hoyer for another year but it does put off the inevitable and then, whoever they do draft would lose out on valuable learning time and getting a comfort level in the offense.  

Luke Falk from Washington State, is, in our opinion an intriguing option for the Patriots. He’s got the size (6’4, 225-pounds) that they like and at times he has the look of a polished finished product, delivering dimes all over the field, under heavy pressure. But there are other times, where he’s maddeningly inconsistent, where he seems to process things too long and throws almost nonchalantly into coverage.

Falk has a good but not great arm, and can the short, intermediate and deep throws down the field. He has shown that he can put good touch on the ball and is very accurate. The ball comes out of his hand quickly and has very good pocket awareness and can slide in the pocket to buy time.

One thing he’ll have to learn is to take snaps under center, something Mike Leach’s offenses at WSU never do. He does a good job at times manipulating the defense with his eyes and can look a safety off his throws. Despite his perceived lack of arm strength, Falk isn’t afraid to throw into tight windows.

He’s had very good production for four years with Mike Leach’s Air Raid offense and now needs to make the leap at the next level

Pros:

– Quick, compact throwing motion

– Accurate passer

– Very good on timing patterns

– Works the whole field

Cons

– Been beat up with no protection

– Arm strength is inconsistent

– Footwork needs to be worked on.

What his Role Will Be:

Falk will be under no rush to hit the field. He should be the third QB on the roster and focus on learning the offense, trusting in his offensive line, which was bad at WSU.

Will his Role Change from Year 1-2?

Yes, in Year 2 he should be ready to challenge Hoyer for the backup job and start getting a handle on how to run the offense quickly and efficiently.

How Many Downs Can He Play?

N/A

What Current Player on the Roster Will He Replace?

No one, they’ll probably keep three QBs on the roster again and for this year, Brian Hoyer will be the backup

What is his ST Value?

None

Conclusion:
NFL.com’s Lance Zeirlein in his profile wrote, “Tall, rhythm passer with good natural accuracy and years of quality production who is much more comfortable working the perimeter and against man coverage.”  

He is a dyed in the wool, unabashed lover of all things Tom Brady. His teammates joke about how he tries to emulate everything Brady does, down to his film study and preparation. Falk even bought the TB12 book and said that he was trying to drink more water and eat better. He could do a lot worse in his choice of who to pattern himself after.

Falk is prepared to land anywhere but one gets the feeling where he’d really like to end up. “If I landed in New England, I would just be a sponge with everything that he’s [Brady] done. He is the greatest of all-time, there’s no doubt about it. It would be a really cool experience.”

And Falk isn’t ready to assume the mantle of a full-time NFL starter, so holding the clipboard for Brady and soaking everything up and learning from the side of your idol may not necessarily be a bad thing…at all.

Falk has some things to work on in his game, and working with Brady and Josh McDaniels may be a great match. He has the talent to get his foot in the door. Can he take his game to the next level and beyond like Brady has done? That’s the $64,000 question for the Patriots and Bill Belichick.

But he’s a very good developmental prospect who has a high football I.Q. was a four-year starter on his college team and has very good accuracy. Falk has good pocket awareness and will be a nice fit with the Patriots if the situation avails itself and he’s taken in this upcoming draft.

Falk has a nice highlight reel tape from Cade Stone and can be seen here: 

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PHOTOS: Patriots To Wear Special Cleats For NFL “My Cause My Cleats” Campaign

Robert Alvarez
November 30, 2017 at 12:16 pm ET

During Week 13 of the NFL season, players and coaches around the league will be participating in the “My Cause My Cleats” campaign.

According to the NFL, “My Cause My Cleats gives NFL players the opportunity to personalize their cleats and raise awareness for the charities and foundations they passionately support. The initiative also gives players a platform to share their stories and why the causes are important to them.”

The Patriots official team Instagram shared a glimpse into the designs and causes members of the team will be promoting on Sunday against the Buffalo Bills.

(A special thank you to Tyler Sullivan @TylerSully of CBS Sports for the screenshots)

https://twitter.com/zeus30hightower/status/935566227916886026

For more information, check out www.nfl.com/mycausemycleats

ICYMI VIDEO: Brian Hoyer “I’m Coming Home”

Robert Alvarez
November 7, 2017 at 12:16 pm ET

Following the news last week that the New England Patriots signed Brian Hoyer to a three year contract to be Tom Brady’s backup quarterback for a second time, a highlight video of Hoyer’s career made rounds over Patriots Nation social media in an effort to welcome him back after his first stint in Foxboro from 2009-2011.

The video comes from Twitter user NE Drew (@UltraHokage) who compiled Patriots specific Hoyer highlights set to the song “Coming Home” by hip hop artist Diddy in a parody of the similar videos made for basketball star Lebron James during his return to Cleveland in 2014.