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Jimmy G wired for sound leading game-winning drive is nightmare fuel

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Jimmy G wired for sound leading game-winning drive is nightmare fuel

If there’s one thing sports fans do too much (especially in Boston), it’s exaggerate intangibles. To sports fans, a loss means you didn’t try enough, a player you like is a good guy and an opponent is a disgraceful human being. 

This isn't good for Pats fans, because you’re going to watch Jimmy Garoppolo wired up during Sunday’s game-winning drive and think he’s god. 

This video confirms what should be Patriots fans’ worst fears: that Jimmy Garoppolo was put in this earth to look beautiful and win football games. 

During the two-minute drill, he’s so methodical. He’s determined, yet composed. Also, handsome. Before it, he’s so confident. He’s telling guys who have been there a hell of a lot longer than six weeks how to handle the moment. Not only is he that team’s best player, he’s in charge. 

The best moment comes when he’s talking to wide receiver Marquise Goodwin on the sidelines prior to the drive. He gives Goodwin some ideas based on what he's seen from the defense, then, after telling him to “just feel it out” gives the moment that would be considered what the great Jerry Thornton calls "Patriots porn" if it were uttered by Tom Brady. 

“Be a football player.” 

Except it’s not Patriots porn because Jimmy Garoppolo is a 49er. That can't feel good.

It shouldn’t even need to be said that Brady is obviously the better player right now and could very well win New England two or three more Super Bowls that Garoppolo might not have. That doesn’t mean that Pats fans should feel good about trading a player like Garoppolo. They should be nervous about it and this video doesn’t help. 

Kraft quick to show support in wake of Weymouth officer's death

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Kraft quick to show support in wake of Weymouth officer's death

Tragedy struck the city of Weymouth Sunday morning when police officer Michael Chesna was killed in the line of duty and New England Patriots owner Robert Kraft was quick to offer his condolences.

According to WCVB, Kraft stopped by the Weymouth Police Department Headquarters around noontime on Sunday and gave them “words of encouragement.”

Chesna, 42, was killed responding to a call regarding an erratic driver near South Shore Hospital and words of support have been quick to come from all corners of the state, and beyond.

“His death is a senseless tragedy & I ask you to keep his family in your thoughts and prayers,” said Gov. Charlie Baker via Twitter.

Police have identified a suspect in the shooting as 20-year-old Emanuel Lopes from Weymouth has been taken into police custody.

Chris Long doesn't put stock in Brady-Belichick drama. "It took everything to beat them."

Chris Long doesn't put stock in Brady-Belichick drama. "It took everything to beat them."

In an interview with The Big Lead, Philadelphia Eagles defensive end Chris Long spoke on the drama surrounding Tom Brady and Bill Belichick

It's safe to say he doesn't put much stock into it

I just think any NFL team, any NFL locker room under a lot of stress over a year period, there are going to be storylines people can choose to kind of blow out of proportion or not pay attention to. I think everyone’s going to pay attention to sometimes really small issues. Whatever people are alluding to going on up there hasn’t affected their play, it hasn’t affected their bottom line. It hasn’t affected how they executed on Sundays. 

Long played with the Patriots during the 2016 season and won Super Bowl 51 with them before signing a two-year contract with the Eagles. The Eagles then went on to beat New England in Super Bowl 52. If anyone outside of the Patriots' locker room has an idea of the culture inside the past two years, Long has to be one of them. 

It took everything for us to beat them. It took a heroic performance by Nick Foles and we had to play our best game. So while everybody likes to always point to the Patriots as being under duress or there’s some drama in the locker room, there’s drama in every locker room that you could blow out of proportion. They’re just on top and those stories sell because they’ve been so great.

ESPN's Seth Wickersham released a story detailing some of the issues that arose in New England over the past few years in January, and with Brady missing almost all of the Patriots' voluntary workouts last month, some have started to wonder whether this is the end for one of both of Brady-Belichick. 

While their hasn't been much public acknowledgement from either side about the drama, but Long certainly doesn't see much substance to the noise. 

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