“New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft revealed the real story behind a 2005 meeting with Vladimir Putin, during which the Russian president pocketed his Super Bowl ring, worth more than $25,000. Kraft, at the time, claimed the diamond-encrusted bauble was a gift, but he now admits Putin stole it, and the White House intervened when he demanded it back.”
“This move is not about 2013 — it’s about reuniting Tebow with McDaniels, who traded up to draft Tebow 25th overall in 2010, and seeing if they can reignite the Tebow spark. The two didn’t have a full season together in Denver (McDaniels was fired 12 games into the season), but they spent a lot of time working on Tebow’s throwing mechanics and play recognition that summer.
… “Just redshirt him, sit him out a year,” NFL Network’s Daniel Jeremiah said. “Let this guy work and develop in darkness. He hasn’t had a chance to just do that.””
As the Patriots coach walked off the MetLife Stadium field, he threw his arm around his son, Stephen, and added an exclamation mark to the Patriots’ 37-16 victory over the Jets.
The NFL had the Jets and Patriots mic’d up for last week’s epic game. It’s another fantastic edition of their Sound FX feature. It’s well worth a watch.
Wicked 45-3 was Wicked Classy..
Jon Stewart’s message for the New England Patriots
"Classy Pats" doing the NY Jets’ airplane during 45-3 in Foxborough on December 6, 2010.
"I think the embarrassing part came after the game with some of the classless guys that they have on their football team. There was a lot of classless [behavior] on the football field after the game. You have to expect that from some of the guys over there.
You could see some of the class from some of the veteran guys. The ones with class, I shook their hands. The other ones, they don’t deserve my nor my teammates’ congratulations, for them to act like that. You can tell they’re not used to being in this position.” - Pats’ wide receiver Deion Branch
Fox Sports’ Jay Glazer unearths film of the Patriots setting up a “Sal Alosi” type wall vs the Jets.
Plus, details of the inspirational Dennis Byrd speech given to the team yesterday.