Belichick on Brady's 200th: 'The quarterback's job is to win'

Belichick on Brady's 200th: 'The quarterback's job is to win'

EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Bill Belichick knows how lucky he is to have a quarterback who has done his job as well, and for as long, as Tom Brady has. 

On Sunday, Brady earned his 200th victory, tying Peyton Manning for the most wins by any player in NFL history. 

"That says a lot about him and what he's been able to do for this franchise," Belichick said after beating the Jets, 22-17. "That's what it's all about. That's what a quarterback's job is is to win. He's done a great job of that. I think today is a good example of not turning the ball over, some good situational plays that came up that don't show up in the stat sheet, like the fourth-and-one offside, things like that, that are plays that you need for your team to win. 


"Tom does a good job of that. He's a good situational football player. The quarterback's job is to win. He's won a lot. That's good. I'm glad he's our quarterback."

Brady admitted after the game that it wasn't his best performance, and he seemed to be relieved to be through with a week that was both mentally and physically taxing. He missed two days of practice as he received extra treatment for a knee issue and -- either because of the time off or because of his physical limitations -- wasn't as sharp as he's been week-to-week since returning to action off of a four-game suspension to start the year. 

He did, however, come through with game-changing plays, as Belichick noted.

* He went 6-for-9 for 83 yards and a touchdown during his team's second-to-last drive to take the lead.

* He barked a cadence in the third quarter on fourth-and-one from the Jets 18-yard line to get Muhammad Wilkerson to jump offsides and give the Patriots a fresh set of downs.

* He served as the gentlest lead-blocker in the history of football, setting what looked like a moving screen pulled from a youth basketball game as LeGarrette Blount reversed field and ran for 10 yards.

* He fumbled a play-fake to Julian Edelman, quickly scooped the ball off the ground, and found Malcolm Mitchell in the back of the end zone for a score.

There were throws he missed, plays he'd like to have back, hits he would've liked to avoid. But he did enough. He went 30-for-50 for 286 yards and two scores. And he won. 

"He did a good job," Belichick said. 

It's a job he's done as well as anyone else in the history of the league. 

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots RB Danny Woodhead announces retirement

Former Patriots running back Danny Woodhead has announced his retirement after 10 years in the NFL.

The 33-year-old took to Instagram to make it official.

10 years! Wow, God had crazy plans for a small little kid from North Platte, NE! It’s been a wild ride and feel so blessed He allowed me to do what I loved for so long. But now it’s time to say goodbye to the game I love. First, I want to thank my Lord and Savior Jesus Christ! Without Him my career wouldn’t have been possible. He blessed me with the gifts and He paved the way. All I had to do was follow His plans for my life, and His plans were crazy awesome! Next, I want to thank my wife who has been by my side since freshman year of high school. She has been a rock through all the ups and downs. Sis, Willy, Mae Mae, and Hopie your daddy is going to be home a ton more and I can’t wait! Thanks to my Dad and Mom for always supporting me and showing me that God is first, then everything else will fall into place. Ben, Joel, and Anna thanks for preparing me for the NFL in our backyard games growing up. The dreaded in-laws Steve and Suzie for always being there for me. Chris Gittings (agent) you’re the best and thankful your my brother/uncle! Thank you Jets, Patriots, Chargers, and Ravens! Thanks to all my head coaches (Bob Zohner, Brad Smith, Bill O’Boyle, Eric Mangini, Rex Ryan, Bill Belichick, Mike McCoy, and John Harbaugh) who believed in me! To my rbs coaches (coach skiles, coach reiners, Jimmy Raye, A Lynn, Ivan, Ollie, Ridge, and Thomas) thanks for putting up with me. Thanks to all my teammates from high school till now. Without you guys I never would’ve become who I was as a player. To all my olinemen, you guys deserve the credit for anything that I received credit for. I thank you for helping make my career. To all the trainers, team docs, strength coaches, chiropractors, massage therapists, physical therapists, body gurus thanks for making sure I was on the field. To all the people who made my life easier at the facility (ops, pr, equipment staff, cafe workers, custodians) thanks and your work doesn’t go unnoticed. And how could i forget all my fans?! You’re the best and have always felt the love and support! I’m sure I’ve forgotten a few but know that I’m thankful for everything everyone has done on my journey.

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Thursday, it was reported the Patriots reached out to Woodhead for a possible reunion. 

The last two seasons have been challenging for him, as he dealt with season-ending injuries in both 2016 with the Chargers and 2017 with the Ravens.

Woodhead finishes his career with 2,238 yards rushing, 2,698 yards receiving, 15 rushing touchdowns and 17 receiving touchdowns.


NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

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NBC Sports Boston Breakfast Pod: C's win despite injuries, Pats make additions

1:20 - Despite throwing a depleted roster out there, the Celtics were able to get back in the win column vs. the Magic. Michael Holley and Tommy Heinsohn break down the win.

6:17 - Finally, the Patriots have done something! On Friday night it was reported that New England signed defensive end Adrian Clayborn as well as running back Jeremy Hill. Tom Curran, Alex Giaimo and Ben Volin discuss the impact these additions will have on the team.

11:05 - While the Celtics were able to pull out the win on Friday, the team did announce that Marcus Smart is expected to miss six to eight weeks after undergoing thumb surgery. A. Sherrod Blakely expresses his optimism on Smart’s return for the playoffs.