Of course, Belichick downplays Brady on verge of 400 TDs


Of course, Belichick downplays Brady on verge of 400 TDs

FOXBORO - Is there anything that Tom Brady hasn’t done? In theory, the answer to that question is simple: No. Six Super Bowl trips, four Super Bowl rings, the most TD passes in a single season and a list of other marks that few - if any - in the game’s storied history have accomplished.

Still, there are some statistical milestones that Brady hasn’t quite hit, although one should fall Sunday when the Pats host the Jacksonville Jaguars at Gillette Stadium. With just one more touchdown pass, Brady will add his name to a new list - the 400 TD pass crew. Currently, there are just three members: Peyton Manning, Brett Favre and Dan Marino.

Now you know Brady. He’s always said winning is the only goal, each and every week. Wednesday morning, his coach, Bill Belichick, went down that same road, as you would expect, when asked about Brady being on the verge of 400.

“Look, Tom’s a great player,” he noted, matter of factly. “We’ve all said that plenty of times. I don’t really care about any records this week. We really need to beat Jacksonville. Whatever our team needs to do to beat them, that’s what we need to do. Set records, that’s a very, very low priority around here, other than winning. Winning record is most important. I don’t think he’ll [Tom] care about it, I don’t think I’ll care about it, I don’t think Josh [McDaniels] will care about it. I think whatever helps us win, i think that’s what we care about.”

Well then, so much for giving me something to be excited for.

Kraft reportedly close to investing in Spanish soccer team

Kraft reportedly close to investing in Spanish soccer team

Will Patriots owner Robert Kraft soon match Red Sox principal owner John Henry by investing in a European soccer team of his own?

According to Spanish media reports, Kraft is close to buying a stake in the Spanish soccer club Sevilla of LaLiga. Spanish radio network COPE reports that the sale of a 40 percent share of the team to a "U.S investment group" could come this week.

More from the website SoccerEx:

Kraft, who is chairman and chief executive of the Kraft Group, is apparently leading this consortium, possibly through an investment company called 'Sevillistas Unidos 2020’.

The Patriots were valued at $3.7 billion - the second-most valuable NFL franchise behind the Dallas Cowboys - in the latest Forbes ranking of world sports franchises. European soccer teams hold three of the top five spots.

In 2005, Kraft considered purchasing English Premier League team Liverpool FC, which was purchased by Henry's group in 2010.

The Kraft group also own the New England Revolution of MLS and the Boston esports franchise in the Overwatch League.


Revis votes himself off the island, retires after 11 seasons

Revis votes himself off the island, retires after 11 seasons

After 11 seasons, Revis Island is officially closed.

Former Patriot cornerback Darrelle Revis announced his retirement from the NFL via Instagram on Wednesday, ending his career after 11 years with four teams, including two stints totaling eight seasons with the New York Jets.

"It has truly been an honor to showcase one of my greatest gifts to the world,” Revis wrote. “Today I am closing a chapter of my life that I once dreamed as a kid and I am officially retiring from the National Football League."

Revis, who turned 33 July 14, was a key member of New England’s Super Bowl XLIX winning team that beat the Seattle Seahawks in 2015. Last season, he appeared in six games for the Kansas City Chiefs, including the playoffs, before being released in February.

After being released by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in March 2014, Revis signed a one-year deal worth $12 million to play in New England and earned first-team All-Pro honors in his only season in Foxboro. He then signed a five-year, $70 million contract to return to the Jets in March 2015.

Here's the Jets' statement on Revis' retirement:

While he won his lone championship in a Patriots uniform, Revis found most of his individual success playing for the Jets, who drafted the corner 14th overall out of the University of Pittsburgh in 2007.

A seven-time Pro Bowl and four-time first-team All-Pro selection, Revis’ ability to shut down opponents top receivers one-on-one earned him the “Revis Island” moniker.

Widely considered one of the greatest cornerbacks in NFL history, Revis finished his career with 29 interceptions, tied for 225th all-time, a testament to how much quarterbacks avoided throwing near him.