Belichick says he'll cozy up to Bills-Seahawks on MNF

Belichick says he'll cozy up to Bills-Seahawks on MNF

Normally, Bill Belichick takes a flamethrower to the notion he'd gain anything from watching an NFL game on regular TV. 

Can't see the secondary, can't see the line play, can't see multiple angles, not as good as the coaches film. 

But when asked during a Sunday conference call if he'd watch Bills-Seahawks on Monday night, Belichick was down. 

"This is kind of a unique situation," he explained. "We’re pretty far ahead on Seattle. We’ve had a chance to work on them all week. We’ve done all their games up through the Saints game, so there’s no more to do, and there won’t be any more to do until Monday night. I think Monday night will be a good opportunity to kind of take a look at the game against Buffalo with a little bit of a blank slate. 

"Buffalo is a team that we know well from just having played against them (a 41-25 Patriots win) and being a division team, so I think when we see what Seattle is doing, we’ll be able to figure out why they’re doing what they’re doing against Buffalo, what they perceive as an area to attack or what type of game plan to utilize," Belichick added. "I think it will be interesting to watch it in reverse – to watch Buffalo, a team that we know well, attack Seattle. We’re a different team than Buffalo, but still, there are certain things that carry over so we’ll be able to watch how they attack Seattle and kind of do it on a timely basis as opposed to going back and looking at it after the fact."

Seattle goes into Monday night with a 4-2-1 record having lost in New Orleans and tied at Arizona the past two weeks. Now they'll host Buffalo and have to go to New England on a short week. Tough stretch.  

"We’ll sort of watch it unfold and picture plays or situations, plays and calls that we’ve talked about making in certain situations, and then when those situations come up, see how it would hypothetically match up against Seattle," said Belichick. "This is a little bit of a different chance to do it. As I said, I think that makes it a little bit interesting, so yes, we’ll watch the game."

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Eagles DE Michael Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

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Eagles DE Michael Bennett charged with injury to elderly paraplegic

Prosecutors in Houston say a warrant has been issued for the arrest of Pro Bowl defensive end Michael Bennett for injuring a paraplegic woman as he tried get onto the field at last year's Super Bowl to celebrate with his brother.

The Harris County district attorney's office says a grand jury indicted Bennett on Friday on a felony count of injury to the elderly.

Authorities say Bennett was a spectator at the game in Houston when he tried to get onto the field immediately after the game to see his brother, Martellus Bennett, a tight end for the Patriots at the time. Prosecutors say he pushed through security personnel, including a 66-year-old disabled woman who had told him to use a different entrance to access the field.

The Philadelphia Eagles earlier this month acquired Bennett from the Seattle Seahawks.


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Robert Kraft flying high school protesters on Patriots' jet

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Robert Kraft flying high school protesters on Patriots' jet

New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft is using the team plane to transport high school students from Parkland, Florida. The plane will take the students from Florida to a rally in Washington, D.C. where they will stage a protest to promote gun reform.

Kraft took action after Arizona Congreswoman Gabrielle Giffords and her husband asked him for help, according to CBS Boston.

The students' organized protests, which are expected to take place nation-wide, come after the shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School which left 17 people dead.

Some students took to Twitter to thank Kraft for the gesture.