Falcons linebacker De’Vondre Campbell did not have a great time in the final minutes of Super Bowl LI.
First, he committed pass interference on Martellus Bennett in overtime, setting up a first-and-goal for the Patriots from the 2-yard-line. Two plays later, he watched as James White ran it into the endzone.
Campbell said after the game that he thought he had made a “great play” on Bennett. Now he’s weighed in on White’s game-winning touchdown.
"I don't think he got in," Campbell said in a Bleacher Report feature that ran this week.
Though the celebration and confetti probably distracted the average viewer at the time, the play was indeed reviewed and upheld.
Tom Brady posted a dual-purpose Instagram video on Sunday morning.
The one-minute video, laid over a track by Dorchester rapper Cousin Stizz, served as both an ad for TB12 Sports Therapy and confirmation (if there was any doubt) that Brady is putting in the time.
The video opens with Brady lying flat on his back in his Chestnut Hill home getting a rubdown on his right shoulder from body coach and TB12 partner Alex Guerrero.
Brady extols the importance of pliability – no man has ever done more for one word than Brady’s done for the word “pliable” – then the piece cuts to a field where Brady – in helmet and shoulder pads – is throwing to Julian Edelman.
It looks like the thing was shot at Pine Manor College. It may have been Thursday.
Beyond the Brady angle is the fact that Julian Edelman is also featured in the video.
Edelman, who also trains with Guerrero, is appealing a four-game suspension PED suspension. Guerrero released a statement reiterating TB12’s “natural, holistic, appropriate and, above all, legal approach to training and recovery for all of our clients” on the same day news of Edelman’s positive test came down.
Despite that and the fact Edelman’s positive test fostered speculation that whatever he tested positive for must have come from TB12, the video is proof Edelman isn’t being shunned by Brady or Guerrero despite the fact the positive test the negative pub it generated.
Patriots first-round draft pick Sony Michel surprised both of his parents with new cars.
Michel told the NBC Sports Boston Camera Guys all about it, saying "It's my obligation to take care of my parents. That's always been my goal, to take care of everything they need from here on out."
Michel posted photos on Friday of his parents posing next to their new rides: