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WATCH: The Great Brady Heist – The Story Of Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl LI Jersey

Robert Alvarez
February 18, 2020 at 3:03 pm ET

Back on February 1st, FOX Sports with NFL Films aired a documentary covering the theft and recovery of quarterback Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey from the Patriots locker room.

The documentary shares never before seen Super Bowl surveillance footage and profiles just how the FBI tracked down the memorabilia.

In case you missed it, check out the documentary in its entirety below.

Video courtesy, FOX Sports.

VIDEO: Three Years Ago Today The Patriots Won Super Bowl LI

Robert Alvarez
February 5, 2020 at 4:08 pm ET

“They have completed the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.”

Three years ago today, New England Patriots radio play-by-play man Bob Socci uttered those words following the teams historic 25-point comeback victory over the Atlanta Falcons.

After trailing 28-3 with just under five minutes to play in the third quarter, the Patriots went on an unprecedented 31-0 scoring run, clinching their fifth Lombardi trophy during the first overtime in Super Bowl history.

Relive some of the sights and sounds from the game courtesy of the Patriots twitter account.

https://twitter.com/Patriots/status/1225077745333555205?s=20

VIDEO: The Great Brady Heist – Story Of Tom Brady’s Stolen Super Bowl LI Jersey

Robert Alvarez
February 3, 2020 at 5:00 am ET

On Sunday, FOX Sports aired a documentary chronicling the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey.

In what became a bizarre subplot to the Patriots incredible comeback, check out how law enforcement searched for and recovered an important piece of Super Bowl history.

VIDEO: Trailer Released For “The Great Brady Heist”

Robert Alvarez
December 24, 2019 at 10:52 am ET

Here is a different Patriots television special to bookmark on your DVR recordings.

On February 1st, FOX Sports will air a documentary chronicling the theft of Tom Brady’s Super Bowl LI jersey from his locker following the game and the hunt that followed for law enforcement in Texas.

Check out the first teaser trailer for “The Great Brady Heist” courtesy of NFL Films below.

ICYMI VIDEO: Bill Burr Talks Julian Edelman and Tom Brady In Super Bowl 51

Robert Alvarez
October 25, 2019 at 9:03 pm ET

On Wednesday, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman shared more deleted scenes from his documentary 100% Julian Edelman.

Check out comedian Bill Burr recounting his experience watching Super Bowl 51.

Every Wednesday at 11am EST, Julian Edelman shares new video content over his YouTube channel, which you can check out and subscribe to HERE.

VIDEO: The Patriots Wins Included In The NFL Top 100 Games Of All Time

Robert Alvarez
October 5, 2019 at 11:01 pm ET

On Friday night, NFL Network concluded their list of the top 100 games in the history of the National Football League.

Ten New England Patriots games cracked the list, including seven victories.

Check out the video highlights of the wins all in order below.

Number 8: Super Bowl XLIX

https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/1180289914925019136?s=20

Number 9: Super Bowl LI

https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/1180288714901057537?s=20

Number 15: 2001 AFC Divisional Playoff

https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/1180283459874574336?s=20

Number 20: Super Bowl XXXVI

https://twitter.com/nflnetwork/status/1180279226299084800?s=20

Number 36: 2018 AFC Championship

Number 37: Super Bowl XXXVIII

Number 94: The 1982 “Snow Plow Game”

VIDEO: Malcolm Mitchell Discusses Life After Football In New Short Film

Robert Alvarez
August 22, 2019 at 10:46 am ET

Malcolm Mitchell’s NFL career started with the highest of highs but ended with the lowest of lows.

In 2016, Mitchell finished his rookie season with 32 receptions for 401 yards and four touchdowns in 14 games.

Mitchell capped off his first year with a Super Bowl ring as he helped the New England Patriots capture their fifth championship.

In Super Bowl LI, Mitchell caught six passes for 70 yards, with five coming during their historic comeback.

Over the next two seasons, Mitchell battled a string of knee injuries that sidelined him for good.

Mitchell never saw game action again and was waived by the Patriots in August 2018. He went unsigned.

This past March, Mitchell formally retired from the NFL.

On his Instagram Tuesday, Mitchell opened up about his post playing career with part one of “Treasure Box”, a short film directed by himself.

The film details Mitchell’s unexpected “break up” from football and the game’s impact on his life.

Mitchell has found success as a children’s book author in retirement while continuing to do work with his “Read With Malcolm” child literacy program.

Be sure to check back for part two of Malcolm’s story.

PHOTOS: Chris Long Retires From The NFL

Robert Alvarez
May 21, 2019 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.

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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).

Malcolm Mitchell Reflects Back On Time With Patriots

Robert Alvarez
February 21, 2019 at 8:50 pm ET

Malcolm Mitchell continues to show love and appreciation for the New England Patriots.

On Twitter this week, Mitchell sent out tweets reflecting back on his short, but memorable time in Foxborough, calling the Patriots one of his “guardian angels”.

The tweets come on the heels of an injury grievance he filed against the Patriots back in September.

Mitchell was cut in August 2018 without an injury designation, so he didn’t receive any of his $630,000 season salary and is seeking full recoupment.

His NFL career started strong, finishing with 401 yards receiving on 32 receptions and four touchdowns in 14 games played in 2016.

Mitchell also had a key role in Super Bowl LI, hauling in six of his seven targets for 70 yards during the historic comeback. Five of those receptions came in the fourth quarter.

His biggest play of the game came on a 12-yard catch that resulted in a first down on third-and-11.

The reception helped set up a touchdown and two-point conversion that trimmed the Patriot deficit to 28-20.

Since his promising rookie season Mitchell has battled knee injuries, including one that sidelined him the entire 2017 season.

His injury history dates back even further to his time at the University of Georgia.

Mitchell tore his ACL in 2013 and suffered another knee injury in 2014.

The Patriots elected to cut ties with Mitchell when it became apparent his knee issues were going to linger into 2018.

“He did everything he could. It’s unfortunate it didn’t work out…I don’t know how he could have put in any more than he did,” head coach Bill Belichick said last August.

ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss caught up with Mitchell in his native Valdosta, GA before Super Bowl LIII.

“I’m still motivated, I’m still encouraged, I’m recovering — the last surgery totaled out to be No. 10, and it takes a little while to come back from it,” Mitchell told ESPN.com. “But I am working my way back. And I’ll be back.”

Despite the legal matters and recovery process, Mitchell still keeps in touch with old teammates and holds no ill feelings towards the franchise that drafted him.

“I still have New England in my heart. I think I always will, Jonathan Jones and I were great friends even before we ended up on the same team. On New Year’s, I texted everyone, from Devin McCourty, to Matthew Slater, to Tom, to Julian [Edelman]. I know Danny [Amendola] isn’t on the team any more, but we still talk. It’s fun. Duron Harmon has been a huge encouragement. So I try to keep those relationships. There’s no reason they shouldn’t be there.”

During his time away from the football field, Mitchell remains active in the community as an advocate for the importance of reading, including an author of multiple children’s books.

With four wide receivers hitting free agency this off season, perhaps the Patriots haven’t seen the last of Malcolm Mitchell.

VIDEO: Georgia Dome Collapse Set To Super Bowl Winning Touchdown

Robert Alvarez
November 21, 2017 at 7:29 pm ET

On Monday, the Atlanta Falcons officially closed the book on their history at the Georgia Dome with a controlled demolition of the facility after 25 seasons of calling it home. In 2017, the franchise moved into “Mercedes-Benz Stadium”, a brand new state of the art facility.

But that isn’t the point of this blog.

A Patriots fan on reddit saw the collapsing stadium as a perfect excuse to bring back memories of Super Bowl LI when the Falcons themselves collapsed after leading 28-3.

So why not set the demolition video to background audio of Joe Buck’s call of James White’s game winning touchdown in overtime? Yes. Perfection.

WARNING: NSFAtlanta Falcons Nation.

Georgia Dome Collapse (w/SB winning TD call) from Patriots

[h/t to r/Patriots Reddit user tallpaleandhandsome]