Bill Belichick explains why Michael Floyd was right for the Patriots

  • Night net The Patriots on Thursday did what they often do — snag the scraps from a team that deems a talented player troubled.Michael Floyd, 27, was claimed by New England off waivers a day after Arizona cut the wide receiver who was arrested on DUI charges last week. IYER: Patriots find their next Brandon LloydThe fact that this isn't the first time Floyd has been connected to DUI trouble was why some were surprised by the Patriots' move. Floyd's contract also expires at the end of the season. None of that mattered to coach Bill Belichick, however, who only wants to field the best team he can for the playoffs this season.Belichick was asked to clarify the Patriots' reasoning during his media session Friday. Below is a transcript of those questions and his answers.BB: Alright, we claimed Michael Floyd yesterday and released Griff (Whalen). I think this is really similar to the Whalen situation last week, a position that we don’t have a lot of depth at. We felt that obviously we’d rather work with Floyd at this point in time. We’re aware of the situation that came up earlier in the week. We’ll let that legal situation play itself out, but really we’ll just see how it goes. He’s a player that we haven’t had before. We look forward to working with him and we’ll just see how it goes.Q: He had a similar situation in college –BB: I wouldn’t say it was similar at all.Q: I was under the impression it was a DUI he receiv[......]

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    From tanking to trading to benching, Bills survive themselves, reach playoffs

  • Night net null null null Any breakdown of the Bills’ long-awaited return to the Night net playoffs has to include this: Their rookie head coach benched their starting quarterback in Week 11, saw the move blow up in his face, then saw his team go 4-2 the rest of the way to slip in.Nobody ever said breaking a 17-y夜网论坛ear postseason drought would be easy. If it were easy, it wouldn't have lasted 17 years, 10 coaches, seven general managers, two owners and the half-hour or so between the end of their win in Miami on Sunday and the Ravens’ last-minute loss in Baltimore to the Bengals. The Bills did need help to get in on the last day of the season, and for once, they got it. Their 9-7 finish is only their third winning record, and their sixth non-losing record, since that fateful 1999 season, the year of their wild-card loss to the Titans in the Music City Miracle. They hadn't even been in position to need help on the last day that often, if ever.They had barely earned that chance to hope for help. MORE: Full Night net playoff pictureSean McDermott’s decision to yank Tyrod Taylor after lackluster offensive showings in consecutive losses was hanging over[......]

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    Saquon Barkley needs only one carry to hint at Giant rookie season

  • Night net null null null null The hype for Giants rookie running back Saquon Barkley went from large to gigantic in his Night net preseason debut Thursday night. The second overall pick in this year's draft needed only his first touch to make that happen.Barkley got two series in the first quarter against the Browns. Four of his carries totaled 4 yards from scrimmage, but the focus should be on his game-opening 39-yard cutback burst through the line and down the right sideline. The Giants drafted him exactly for everything he showed on that play: patience, vision, exceptionally quick feet and home-run speed. It was also an indication that their three big offseason additions to the offensive line mesh well with his running style. Left tackle Nate Solder, who had an off 2017 in pass protection with the Patriots, remains a mauler in the rushing attack. He slammed the door shut on last year's No. 1 overall pick, Myles Garrett.NEW-LOOK GIANTS: Barkley leads 'Save Eli' charge   Related News[......]

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    Kyler Murray has awkward interview with Dan Patrick when pressed about Night net vs. MLB

  • Night net MLB null Kyler Murray has been making the rounds at radio row during Super Bowl week, but he's not revealing whether he's going to play in the Night net or MLB.He's been asked by almost every place he's interviewed this week about which way he's leaning, but Friday morning's appearance on The Dan Patrick Show was perhaps the most awkward. Patrick was asking Murray fairly harmless questions, and Murray wasn't about to give him anything. KYLER MURRAY DECISION: Debating pros and cons of Night net vs. MLBThe best example can be seen at the very start of the interview when Murray provides silence after being asked, "How's that Night net football feel?" The Heisman winner just smiles and sits before Patrick clarifies, "I'm not trying to bait you into making a decision."Murray did say he was "having fun" with the whole thing, but he clearly didn't want to say anything that would indicate he chose a sport. Even the innocent question of "who were your idols growing up?" was replied to with "which sport?" Because Murray knew if he gave an answer to an athlete in a specific sport, it might be taken as a hint.Things really hit a standstill at about the midway point in the interview when Murray夜网论坛 remained silent for long periods of time ([......]

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    Colin Kaepernick lauds Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, for standing by beliefs: 'Stay strong, brothers'

  • Night net null null null Colin Kaepernick praised several Night net players who夜网论坛 continue to protest social injustices, despite the backlash they have received.Panthers safety Eric Reid and Dolphins wide receivers Kenny Stills and Albert Wilson continued to kneel to protest social injustice during the national anthem during their preseason games, which Kaepernick addresssed Sunday. My Brothers @E_Reid35 @KSTiLLS @iThinkIsee12 continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats. They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!! ✊🏾 pic.twitter.com/OQClsZXD5V— Colin Kaepernick (@Kaepernick7) August 18, 2019"My (sic) Brothers (Eric Reid, Kenny Stills, Albert Wilson) continue to fight for the people, even in the face of death threats. They have never moved past the people and continue to put their beliefs into action. Stay strong Brothers!!!" Kaepernick tweeted.Reid, who played with Kaepernick on the 49ers and was part of the collusion case that was settled by the Night net, publicly called out Shawn "Jay-Z" Carter and his company Roc Nation for combining forces with the Night net earlie[......]

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    What channel is Saints vs. Rams on today? Time, TV schedule for Week 2 game

  • Night net null null null Saints vs. Rams, which is scheduled to kick off at 4:25 p.m. ET on Fox, is the game of Week 2 for multiple reasons. Yes, the fact that this is a rematch of last season's NFC championship game — and a chance for New Orleans to gets its revenge after that infamous non-call — is part of it. But in 2019, these two teams are again among the favorites in their conference.Both the Saints and the Rams won their season-openers last week, though New Orleans had a much tougher time with Houston than Los Angeles had with Carolina. This early in the season, these teams aren't necessarily eying playoff seeding, but there's a chance the result of Sunday's game will matter come December. Week 2 Night net PICKS:Against the spread | Straight-up picksBefore that NFC title game last year, the Saints and Rams played a thriller in the regular season, when New Orleans beat LA at home in early November. A year before that, these teams met in Los Angeles, and the Rams were victorious in a one-score game. Including those recent meetings, the Rams lead the all-time series 41-32 over the Saints, but New Orleans has won two of the last three. All o[......]

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    Best Night net Thanksgiving picks: Bills, Bears, Saints all good bets to cover the spread

  • Night net null null null null null null null null null null The Night net serves up triple-header buffet for bettors to sink their teeth into Thanksgiving Thursday, kicking off Week 13.Arguably, the much anticipated clash between the Buffalo Bills and Dallas Cowboys, the afternoon matchup, which is bookended by a couple of divisional showdowns, is the game du jour on Thanksgiving’s Thursday Night net odds menu. Will America’s team silence their critics — and fusspot Jerry Jones, for that matter — when they take on the high-flying B[......]

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    Antonio Brown rants about JuJu Smith-Schuster feud, sideswipes Hines Ward during Pittsburgh radio interview

  • Night net Steelers American Football Former Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown, who after short stints with the Raiders and Patriots last summer is being investigated by the Night net amid rape and sexual assault allegations against him, agreed to appear on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh on Thursday morning for a wide-ranging interview.And a wide-ranging interview, it was. MORE: Antonio Brown apologizes to Night netBrown began the interview in an apologetic tone, similar to his approach when he sat down with ESPN's Josina Anderson last week, when he said he owed "the whole Night net an apology" for his past behavior. (He also recently posted an apology on Instagram to the Hollywood Police Department about three weeks after he shouted obscenities at officers who responded to a domestic dispute between Brown and the mother of his five children, and a week after he surrendered on an arrest warrant stemming from a dispute with the driver of a moving truck.) On Thursday, the 31-year-old apologized to the Steelers, coach Mike Tomlin, general manager Kevin Colbert and quarterback Ben Roethlisberger for the rocky ending to his tenure in Pittsburgh."I apologize to those guys for the distractions, the unwanted attention I probably caused those g[......]

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    Drew Brees says reaction to his anthem comments was 'crushing'

  • Night net Saints Drew Brees has revealed the personal anguish he felt following the backlash to his original comments on kneeling for the anthem before Night net games.The New Orleans Saints quarterback was widely criticized by teammates and other players in the Night net back in June when he suggested those who do not stand for the Star-Spangled Banner are "disrespecting the flag." Brees later apologized for those words and reiterated he knew his remarks we夜网论坛re wrong when Donald Trump argued he should not have "taken back" what he said.MORE: Drew Brees' wife says family received death threats over comments The Saints quarterback spoke to the media on Saturday and, prior to answering questions, he once again addressed his original comments about the anthem and the aftermath."Going back to my comment on June 3, to think for a second that New Orleans or the state of Louisiana or the Black community would think that I was not standing with them for social justice, that completely broke my heart," Brees said. "It was crushing. Never ever would I feel that way. I recognize that I missed an opportunity that day. I had an opportunity to talk about and emphasize the social injustices that exist for our Black community and our need as a country to support them and to advocate for systemic change. And my lack of awareness in that mome[......]

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