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Best Of Social Media: Tom Brady Joins Twitter, Scares Fans With April Fools Joke

Robert Alvarez
April 2, 2019 at 6:42 pm ET

On Monday, New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Twitter and decided to make his first tweet an April Fools Day joke that lit the internet on fire.

The tweet set off a variety of funny reactions.

Brady would later admit the first tweet was a bad joke but continued to send out some funny comments to a few other notable people.

At the time of this posting, Brady has already amassed over 320,000 followers, he had 55,700 in the first hour of creating the account.

Once again, what can’t Tom Brady win at?

Best Of Social Media: The Patriots Celebrate Christmas

Robert Alvarez
December 26, 2018 at 4:59 pm ET

On Tuesday, current and former members of the New England Patriots took time to share Christmas messages and photographs over their social media accounts.

Check out some of the best below.

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‘Twas the night before Christmas. Happy Holidays!

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Merry Christmas fam

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Merry Christmas Everyone

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Merry Christmas from the squad!

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Best Of Social Media Week 12: Patriots vs Jets

Robert Alvarez
November 27, 2018 at 11:33 pm ET

The New England Patriots entered their Week 12 matchup with the New York Jets seeking to bounce back from a disappointing loss to the Tennessee Titans two weeks prior.

Following a bye week to recuperate, the team welcomed back offensive weapons Sony Michel and Rob Gronkowski, both of which wound up playing big roles on Sunday.

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Press On

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Onward. #GameDay

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In the first quarter, it was the Jets that struck first, as the Patriots early game struggles continued into another week coupled with costly penalties.

By the end of the quarter, Brady went to his best targets to tie the game at seven all when he found tight end Rob Gronkowski from 34 yards out.

The touchdown was setup thanks to curious decision making from Jets head coach Todd Bowles.

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In the second quarter, Tom Brady re-wrote the record books some more.

The Patriots and Jets traded field goals in the second for a 10-10 tie going into halftime.

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I missed you so much ❤️

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In the third, rookie running back Sony Michel continued his career day and helped setup a go-ahead 32-yard field goal by Stephen Gostkowski. The  Jets quickly responded with a 38 yarder by Jason Myers. 13-13 with five to go in the third.

With the Patriots struggling to find the end zone for the majority of the game, Brady found Edelman to put the Patriots back in front for good at a 20-13 lead.

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Hey @gronk how’d I do? #OutLikeALight

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Entering the fourth with a seven point lead, Michel continued to grind out yards.

With nine to play in the game, Michel found the end zone for the first time on the day to cap off his impressive performance.

The defense handeled the Jets and Josh McCown for the remainder of the fourth, and the Patriots walked out of North Jersey with an 8-3 record following a 27-13 victory.

The win, coupled with a Steelers loss later Sunday afternoon, put the Patriots back in the two seed as they head home to face the Minnesota Vikings at 4:25 next Sunday.

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One down, 5 to go!

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TEAM WIN!!! #patsnation #darkside #trenches

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Best Of Social Media: The Patriots React To Red Sox Winning The World Series

Robert Alvarez
October 29, 2018 at 9:57 pm ET

On Sunday night, the Boston Red Sox clinched the 2018 World Series championship in game five against the Los Angeles Dodgers by a final score of 5-1.

Throughout the game, current and former members of the New England Patriots showed off their support over social media.

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Do Damage. Go Sox.

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Patriots Congratulate Drew Brees For Setting NFL Passing Record

Robert Alvarez
October 9, 2018 at 2:36 pm ET

During Monday Night Football, New Orleans Saints quarterback Drew Brees set the NFL all-time record for career passing yards following a 62 yard touchdown pass to receiver Tre’Quan Smith.

Brees finished the game with a career total of 72,103 passing yards, surpassing Peyton Manning’s 71,940 for first place all-time.

Following the record breaking touchdown pass, current and former Patriots took to their social media accounts to congratulate the future Hall of Fame quarterback.

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Former Patriot Donte’ Stallworth also took time to share  a person story from his first meeting with Brees.

As an added bonus, here is Peyton Manning congratulating Brees for breaking his record.

How The Patriots Successfully Executed A Field Goal With No Timeouts Remaining

Robert Alvarez
September 20, 2017 at 8:03 pm ET

In the seventeen years Bill Belichick has been head coach of the New England Patriots, a key piece to the teams sustained success has been the way Belichick continues to have his team prepared for nearly every type of in-game scenario before it happens or what he refers to it as,  “situational football”.

On Sunday against the Saints, another example of his teams extra preparation showed when they found themselves in a difficult position with just 14 seconds on the clock and no timeouts to use while in field goal range 28 yards out just before halftime.

The previous play was a Tom Brady scramble on a third and nine that setup fourth down while also taking seven seconds off the clock, what resulted was Brady quickly getting to his feet and signaling the field goal unit to get onto the field.

In that short time span the offense swiftly departed the field as the field goal unit came out, they setup, snapped the ball, and Stephen Gostkowski kicked it through the uprights as time expired on the half. Three points.

Precision.

As for how many other NFL franchises would have been able to pull this off its hard to know, but former Patriots wide receiver Donte’ Stallworth chimed in over Twitter to provide some insight as to how the team managed to pull off the kick without running out of time.

Speaking after the game with USA Today’s Henry McKenna, Gostkowski explained what went down on the play.

“We’ve been practicing that probably once a week ever since I’ve been here,” Gostkowski said Monday. “It was nice to actually run it because you run it in practice all the time, and you’re like, ‘Ah, this is never going happen.’ And I used to say that jokingly. But it’s one of those things you’re glad that you did practice it because when you get in that situation, everything’s hurried up. You know that you’ve done it before, and you can do it without freaking out when the circumstances change.” 

“Even though it was a short field goal, it’s one of those plays that will stick out compared to a normal kick,” Gostkowski said. “I’m just glad that we did it successfully after the hundreds of hundreds of times we’ve practice that.”

The end result was three additional points the Patriots were able to add to the scoreboard before halftime. Needing all they could get against a potent Saints offense, the mastermind of head coach Bill Belichick continued to find ways to play chess while the rest of the league plays checkers. It is very clear that no situation is ever viewed as “never going to happen” in the eyes of Belichick.

Situational Football.

Best Of Social Media: Week 2 Patriots vs Saints

Robert Alvarez
September 18, 2017 at 10:13 pm ET

Heading into Sunday’s Week Two matchup with the New Orleans Saints, the New England Patriots were seeking to rebound following the surprising loss at home to the Kansas City Chiefs to open the season.

The game featured a rare head to head between two of the games greatest quarterbacks of the new millennium in Tom Brady and Drew Brees, with Brees owning a 3-1 record against Brady coming into Sunday.

In the first quarter, the Patriots offense came out firing on all cylinders as for the first time in Brady’s career, he threw for three touchdown passes in the first period, the first of which to new running back Rex Burkhead.

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Tight end Rob Gronkowski, who was lost for the season after Week 8 a year ago with a back injury, returned to his rightful place on the football field after hauling in his first touchdown pass off the season, with a thunderous spike to cap it off. It was Gronkowski’s 69th career receiving touchdown.

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With 21 seconds to go in the quarter, Brady connected to Chris Hogan to expand the lead.

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The quarter closed with an eye popping stat line for the 40 year old quarterback and  not a cliff in sight.

 

After one quarter of play the Patriots led 20-3.

In the second, Brees got the Saints their first touchdown of the game with a quick drive downfield to cut the lead to 10 at 20-10 and then looked on the verge of scoring again before cornerback Malcolm Butler made a key pass breakup to force a field goal.

The Patriots needing a response with the score down to 7 at 20-13, Brady took advantage of the Saints struggling defense and got into position for Mike Gillislee inside the red zone for his fourth rushing touchdown of the season.

The Patriots would tack on a field goal just before halftime after executing the perfect hurry up field goal unit to get the kick off before the clock expired.

The Patriots had 16 seconds and no timeouts remaining to get the job done.

Former Patriots wide receiver Dont’e Stallworth shared some insight into just how the team prepares for these types of situations.

At the half the Patriots led 30-13.

In the second half, the scoring frenzy died down significantly as the Patriots offense could only muster two additional field goals in the third and fourth quarter as multiple pieces to the attack got banged up with injuries, most notably this scare with tight end Rob Gronkowski.

What first appeared to be his back, was later clarified as a groin injury, Gronkowski didn’t return as a precaution.

Rex Burkhead, Phillip Dorsett, Eric Rowe and Chris Hogan would also endure minor injuries in the second half.

Of course Twitter acted accordingly to the increasing injury news.

Despite players dropping like flies, the Patriots defense continued to clamp down on the Saints offense, allowing just one “garbage time” touchdown with five minutes to go in the fourth quarter.

The Patriots would overcome the injuries and win in convincing fashion by a 36-20 score as they earned their first win of the 2017 season.

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Social Media Reacts To Julian Edelman’s Season-Ending Injury

Robert Alvarez
August 27, 2017 at 8:41 pm ET

The news of New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman tearing his ACL rocked Patriots Nation, his teammates and the NFL this weekend.

Following developments that Edelman would in fact miss the entire 2017 NFL season to recover, many current, former and other players from around the league took to their social media accounts to wish him well and a speedy recovery into 2018.

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GRIT…GRIND…HEART…JE11 -Dmac

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Even the Boston Police department shared a get well message, as “Chip and Dale” will be unable to fight crime together this season.

In Case You Missed It: Tom Brady Paid Practice Players for Interceptions

Robert Alvarez
October 6, 2015 at 10:44 pm ET

On Tuesday morning a report came out that Miami Dolphins starting quarterback Ryan Tannehill’s frustration with the teams 1-3 start has now boiled down to him taking out his anger on the practice squad members.

The following is from an article published by Aaron Wilson of the National Football Post and Houston Chronicle:

“On Saturday during practice, Tannehill, after a couple of practice squad players forced turnovers, Tannehill made negative comments toward them, including saying: “Enjoy your practice squad paycheck, enjoy your practice squad trophy.” Sources say this has been going on for the past few weeks as the practice squad players have been intercepting Tannehill and frustrating the former Texas A&M wide receiver turned quarterback. Philbin told the practice squad players to take it easy on Tannehill to not affect the young quarterback’s confidence.”

Former New England Patriots wide reciever Donte’ Stallworth took note of the controversial remarks by Tannehill and revealed over Twitter that his former quarterback Tom Brady did just the opposite and created paid incentives to help practice squad and “look team” guys if they were able to intercept his passes in practice.