Garoppolo on his Instagram being hacked: 'Whoever did it was pretty slick'

Garoppolo on his Instagram being hacked: 'Whoever did it was pretty slick'

On March 10, in the wee hours of the morning, Jimmy Garoppolo sent Patriot Nation into a social media spasm. His rarely used Instagram account posted a photo of Garoppolo holding the Lombardi Trophy, but the caption was a farewell.

“So grateful for my time in New England. Peace out Boston.”

Had Garoppolo been traded, as many expected could/would happen this offseason? Or had his account been hacked? Patriots players were liking the post, which appeared to give the rumor of a deal legs. But that got shut down quickly by Garoppolo’s agent. Don Yee, who chose option B, the hack. 


Tuesday, after a mandatory mini-camp practice, the Pats 25-year old backup quarterback was asked what the heck happened? He stuck to the original story.

“I was as surprised as you were,” he told a large throng of media members. “I woke up to about 50 text messages and was confused because I don’t really do much on social media and then, yeah, got it taken care of and everything. Whoever did it was pretty slick to figure out my password like that.”

Slick indeed. Now stay off the social media, or at least have Tom Brady's people show you how to create an indecipherable password, Jimmy.


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.