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Belichick urges Patriots to be on time despite weather

With the Northeast bracing to be bombarded with snow, the government in Massachusetts asked people to stay off the roads. Many schools and business closed in advance.

The New England Patriots are not one of those holed up to wait out the storm.

Like I saw that on ESPN. I knew not to come late, he said of the coverage in 2009. I found a couple nice places that are about 15 or 20 minutes away my rookie year and I was like ‘Nah, I’ll do the three minutes away.’ I think guys know that. You see it. You see that around the league when you’re in college. Your season is usually over by now except for a couple teams so you’re following that. Everyone follows the NFL when you play in college so guys know. You know here is the one place where no matter what time of the year it is, if it’s not going well you’ll get fired. Like I always say, the goal every day is not to get fired. So guys know that.

The best part of this story is none of the major outlets — Boston Globe, Boston Herald, ESPN, WEEI — even quote Belichick talking about his rigid attitude toward weather excuses. They don’t need to. The message is so ingrained in the Patriot Way that players know exactly what the coach thinks without a word being spoken.

The 24-year-old ran two red lights before being pulled over and was eventually booked on the following nine charges, which include two felonies.

The arresting officer detailed in the arrest report how Anderson verbally threatened the officer’s wife while in the back of his cruiser. (Warning: Arrest report contains vulgar language)

He continued [to] make other verbal threats towards my family, officer Jonathan B. Hennessy wrote. Based on his statements it was clear that he intended to sexually assault my wife. He also began to brag about how much money he has and how all I was doing was trying to do is ‘ruin his fun.’

Friday marked Anderson’s second arrest in nine months. He was booked in May after pushing a police officer during a dispute at a music festival in Miami.

Anderson had a breakout season on the field for New York in 2017 catching 63 passes for 941 yards and seven touchdowns.patriots_003_0a18f6101cdee080-180x180

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Uffsides NFL Week 12 preview: Panthers vs. Dolphins

After back-to-back wins over the Niners and Patriots, the Panthers are the new media darlings of the NFC, but a trip to Miami may be tougher than it looks — the Dolphins have won two of three since the Richie Incognito scandal blew up, and their defense is formidable. Matt Ufford and the Uffsides crew preview Week 12’s games and make their picks.

New England Patriots – Kyle Van Noy, Linebacker, BYU: Kyle Van Noy has dropped off a bit since his incredible bowl game to end his junior season. What remains intriguing about Van Noy is his ability to fit into a few different defensive alignments. Bill Belichick will certainly value Van Noy’s versatility and could use some extra depth at linebacker given Jamie Collins’ struggles this season.

The Browns tried to have Armanti Edwards run a read option play on Sunday and it did not go so well. With a little less than seven minutes left in the first quarter, Armanti faked the handoff to one running back, pulled it and ran wide to his left.

But when confronted with a host of Bengals defenders, he appeared to lose his nerve. Rather than pitch it to the other running back along side him or lower his head and take what he could get, Edwards decided a quick back peddle was in order to try to lessen the force of the hit he was about to take. It was frigging hilarious! I kinda wonder if Edwards had to change his game pants at halftime. After a gain of zero on second-and-5, I doubt we will see that play again from the Browns, at least not with Edwards running.

New Orleans Saints – Kony Ealy, Defensive End/Outside Linebacker, Missouri: Michael Sam has stolen the headlines at Missouri, but Kony Ealy has more potential at the next level. Ealy is as strong as an ox but is comfortable moving around in space. Don’t be surprised if NFL teams want to experiment with Ealy at outside linebacker in pre-draft workouts. He would fit in nicely with New Orleans.
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Tyrann Mathieu and Sean Payton speak out about New Orleans in the wake of Will Smith’s shooting

Emotions are running high for NFL players and coaches following the tragic shooting death of former Saints star Will Smith Saturday night in New Orleans. Louisiana native Tyrann Mathieu and Saints head coach Sean Payton spoke out about some of the issues surrounding Smith’s death.

Mathieu, the former embattled LSU star, opened up both Sunday and Monday about the limited opportunities that kids in New Orleans are given to succeed in things other than music or sports.

“And it’s time for me to speak up. It’s time for me to reach out and to let these kids know ‘Hey, you don’t have to be a football player. You don’t have to be a rapper to make it out of those situations.’ What you have to have is motivation and you have to have drive,” Mathieu said, on a local radio show.

The fifth-year option was implemented in the most recent version of the collective bargaining agreement established in 2011. The CBA dictates that rookies must sign four-year deals and provides the possibility for teams to pick up the option for a fifth season for first-round selections. The salary established for the fifth year is fully guaranteed in the event of injury.

Vaccaro had a strong rookie season in New Orleans, finishing 2013 with eight pass deflections, one interception, one sack and a forced fumble. He was benched briefly during a 2014 season in which the New Orleans defense struggled mightily across the board, finishing the season 31st in the league for total offensive yards allowed per game with 384. Vaccaro started all 16 games for the Saints last season, contributing three sacks, five pass deflections and a forced fumble.

Which team is expected to draft him?

Unsurprisingly, the New England Patriots are reportedly interested in snatching up Rob’s younger brother. The Pats met with him at the Senior Bowl in January and kept close eyes on him at the Combine. In addition to Rob, the Patriots also signed Dan in 2011, though he didn’t last a full season.

The Denver Broncos, who signed both Chris and Dan, may also be a fit for him. Last month, Gary Kubiak spoke about his desire to add a fullback.

“There will be some [fullbacks] on the roster,” Kubiak said, via Broncos.com. “Hopefully we have a couple going into camp and we can get back to some of those two-back things. Those guys are hard to come by. They really are. I think in the draft this year there are a few guys. I’m excited about that. We’d like to have one of those guys be a part of our roster.”

Given the war of words between the Broncos and Patriots in recent months — Rob said in January that Broncos players like to “give low blows” — it would take the term “sibling rivalry” to the next level if Glenn were to start his NFL career in Denver.