Belichick on why Brady would have to be a goalie in lacrosse: 'Can't run'


Belichick on why Brady would have to be a goalie in lacrosse: 'Can't run'

Ever wonder where some of the top players on the Patriots roster would fit on a lacrosse field? No? Well, Bill Belichick has.

In an interview with, Belichick was asked how he might use some of his best football players if they were to take up Belichick's other favorite sport.

Tom Brady, for example, would simply have to play in net.

"Put him in the goal," Belichick said. "He can't run. He can't run, can't dodge. Can't run."

Rob Gronkowski, on the other hand, could have some potential as a goal-scorer, Belichick said.

"If I could teach him any stick work, I'd put him at crease attack," Belichick explained. "Let him go out, clear out, and just let him go to the goal."

Julian Edelman, one of the quickest and toughest athletes on the Patriots, could also find a home on the lacrosse field, according to Belichick.

"Yeah, he'd be a good midfielder," Belichick said. "Good midfielder."

The interview, conducted by Paul Carcaterra, covers a range of topics when it comes to the sport of lacrosse and Belichick's history with it. 

The Patriots coach remembers scaling fences to watch college lacrosse games near where he grew up in Annapolis, Maryland. He recalls playing a variety of positions between his time at Phillips Andover Academy and then Wesleyen University. He also recounts what it's been like to watch his daughter, now the head coach for the women's lacrosse team at Holy Cross, in her new job. 

Even for those Patriots fans who have no interest in lacrosse, it might be interesting for them to hear Belichick talk about his background in the sport and how his two loves -- lacrosse and football -- crossover. (For example, Belichick delves into why he believes lacrosse legend Paul Rabil could have been an NFL strong safety.) 

You can watch the entire interview here

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Report: Patriots special teams ace Slater visiting Steelers

Patriots seven-time Pro Bowl special teamer Matthew Slater is in Pittsburgh on Saturday making a free-agent visit to the rival Steelers, according to an ESPN's Field Yates.

Slater, who turns 33 in September, has spent the past 10 seasons in a New England. The special teams captain and one of the leaders in the locker room signed a one-year, $1.8 million contract extension in 2016.

The Patriots lost special teamer Johnson Bademosi to the Texans in free agency on Friday but signed special teamers Brandon Bolden and Brandon King just before the free agency period began.

More to come...

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Brady tests his 'Brady Bunch' knowledge on NPR

Tom Brady has been making the media rounds lately with "Good Morning America" and "The Late Show with Stephen Colbert" appearances this past week to promote his "Tom vs. Time" series and TB12 Method book. On Saturday, Brady was a phone-in guest on NPR's "Wait, Wait...Don't Tell Me" for their "Not My Job" segment. 

Before a mostly cheering live audience in Hartford and after a discussion of the benefits and drawbacks - mostly drawbacks - of tomatoes and strawberries, plus an assessment of the intelligence of most defensive coordinators, Brady settled in to handle three questions about the world's second-most famous Bradys, the family from the classic sitcom - "The Brady Bunch".

Click here to listen and see how he did.