Miami Dolphins Hire Patriots Assistant Brian Flores

New England Patriots defensive playcaller Brian Flores will lead the Miami Dolphins into a new era as their head coach, the team announced Monday.

Dolphins general manager Chris Grier, in charge of his first coaching search, sought someone who believed in some of his same methods on how to build a contender.

He decided on Flores, the 37-year-old Patriots de facto defensive coordinator who started his career the same way as Grier — as a New England scout. That Patriots connection likely played a significant role as the Dolphins seek a way to dethrone their longtime rival.

Gronkowski Coy on Future After Super Bowl Win

New England tight end Rob Gronkowski refused to be drawn on his future after winning yet another Super Bowl with the Patriots..

Gronkowski, 29, said before the Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday that he was considering retirement from the NFL.

However, the three-time Super Bowl champion was unwilling to discuss his future after the victory.

“It’s about celebrating with my team-mates and that decision will be made in a week or two down the future,” Gronkowski told a news conference.

“Tonight it’s about celebrating with my team-mates and that’s what I’m worried about.

Brady Wins Sixth Super Bowl Ring

Quarterback Tom Brady became the first player in NFL history to win six Super Bowls, as the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII on Sunday night.

Brady finished the night 21-of-35 with 262 yards and one interception and helped set the Patriots up for their only touchdown with a 29-yard completion to tight end Rob Gronkowski.

It was Brady’s sixth game-winning drive in the fourth quarter or overtime of the Super Bowl. No other quarterback has more than six game-winning drives in the postseason since 1970.

Bill Belichick Wins Sixth NFL Title

Bill Belichick joined exclusive company in the pro football coaching community Sunday night when the New England Patriots defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII.

Halas won six NFL titles with Chicago in 1921, 1933, 1940, 1941, 1946 and 1963 while Lambeau’s Green Bay teams were champions in 1929, 1930, 1931, 1936, 1939 and 1944.

Belichick, who has long had a deep appreciation for the history of the football, was asked what it means to him to now be linked with Halas and Lambeau, and other all-time greats.

Julian Edelman named Super Bowl LIII MVP

In a season that opened with a four-game suspension, New England Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman closed a championship run as the MVP of Super Bowl LIII.

In a tight-fisted defensive affair, Edelman did some roll-up-the-sleeves work on offense, with 10 catches for 141 yards in the Patriots’ 13-3 win over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Points were hard to come by for both teams in the lowest-scoring Super Bowl of all time, and as the Patriots put together one touchdown drive in the game, Edelman was the consistent go-to guy on offense.

The Patriots Way

The Patriots are always unpredictable in the NFL Draft.  They trade draft spots to move up to take players no one expects and they take players in later rounds that turn out to be some of the greatest to ever play the game.  It’s the Patriots way.

Patriots Free Agency Fiesta

As the Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski is fond of saying, yo soy fiesta.  This may be what all the Patriots are saying after a rash of free agent signings that only make the team better than it already was and some of them on the cheap.

The team signed former Bengals defensive lineman Jonathan Fanene to a three year deal earlier this week.  They then signed former Colt Anthony Gonzalez bolstering an already outstanding receiving corps.  Then, they added former Bronco and Ram Brandon Lloyd  and on the cheap.

Assigning Blame

In sports, as in life, when a team fails it becomes everyone’s job to assign blame.  There has to be a reason why they lost.  It has to be someone’s fault.

The sports media assigns blame one by one so that they have enough stories to fill 24 hours of programming and writing.  The players blame so it doesn’t fall on them.  The player’s wives blame so it doesn’t fall on their spouse. On and on it goes down the list until eventually everyone is to blame.  And in truth, everyone is to blame.  Teams win and lose as teams, not individuals.

Down To This

If you have read any of my previous writes, you know I am a fan of the New England Patriots and have been for many, many years.  So, this is a big weekend for me.

For the last 2 weeks, I have not watched any coverage of the game at all.  No sports media talking heads.  I have avoided Twitter.  I have kept my Facebook time to a minimum.  I just did not want to hear all the haters hating.  It’s just what happens when a team like the Patriots is in the big game.  The haters are many and the only way to further a story is to make the Patriots the underdog, make Tom Brady struggling, talk ad nauseum about Gronkowski’s ankle injury.  But in reality it doesn’t matter.

Super Rematch

I have deliberately not watched any sports media coverage this last week, nor will I this week.  I don’t want to hear every day about how this is a rematch or what happened last time.  This is this time.

The Giants and Patriots are both two very different teams now.  They have different players in many positions and their games are played very differently.  It’s not as if the same teams from 4 years ago are going to play in the Super Bowl next Sunday.  Yes, the quarterbacks are the same and a few of the players are the same, but many things have changed since that time.