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Bill Belichick earns career coaching win No. 300 as Patriots beat Browns

Bill Belichick earns career coaching win No. 300 as Patriots beat Browns

Bill Belichick reached a special coaching milestone Sunday against the team that gave him his first head coaching job.

The New England Patriots head coach earned his 300th career win (regular season and playoffs combined) in Week 8 when his team beat the Cleveland Browns 27-13 at Gillette Stadium. Belichick now has 269 career regular season wins and an NFL record 31 playoff victories on his Hall of Fame résumé. 

He joins legendary coaches Don Shula of the Miami Dolphins (347 wins) and George Halas of the Chicago Bears (324) as the only members of the 300-win club.

Belichick first became a head coach in 1991 when the Browns hired him after he won two Super Bowls as the defensive coordinator of the New York Giants. Ironically, his first ever head coaching win was a Browns victory over the Patriots at the old Foxboro Stadium in 1991.

Belichick's tenure with the Browns ended in 1995 before owner Art Modell moved the team to Baltimore. Belichick's next head coaching job came with the New York Jets in 2000, but he held the position for less than 48 hours before resigning and ultimately landing the Patriots for the 2000 season. In 19-plus seasons in New England, Belichick has won nine conference championships and a record six Super Bowl titles. His Patriots teams have won 10-or more games in 17 of his 19 seasons in charge.

The 67-year-old coach shows no signs of slowing down, and it wouldn't be surprising if he moved to the top of the career win leaderboard by the time he retires.

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Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Watch Rob Gronkowski's wild intro as WrestleMania 36 host

Rob Gronkowski may be done with football, but he continues to find ways to entertain us on our television screens.

The former New England Patriots tight end is hosting WrestleMania 36 this weekend alongside WWE star Mojo Rawley. And as one would expect, Gronk brought the energy to start off the two-night event.

“[WWE] picked the right guy [to host WrestleMania], because I know how to start a party on a Saturday night and end it 30 hours later," Gronk quipped in his introduction.

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Between the WWE and his various other ventures, Gronkowski seemingly has been everywhere these last few weeks. He appeared on SmackDown, was revealed as White Tiger in "The Masked Singer," and participated in a virtual beer pong tournament for coronavirus relief.

In other words, retirement seems to be treating the future Pro Football Hall of Famer well.

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Stephon Gilmore seems to think covering new Bills WR Stefon Diggs will be 'light work'

Does New England Patriots cornerback Stephon Gilmore think covering new Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs will be "light work?" 

It certainly seems that way. Gilmore defended Dallas Cowboys wide receiver Amari Cooper after former Bills and New York Jets head coach Rex Ryan called Cooper a "turd" on ESPN's "Get Up."

The 29-year-old called Cooper one of the "toughest receivers in the league to cover," but when a fan responded saying Diggs will be tougher, another fan said he'd be "light work" and Gilmore liked that tweet. 

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Will Diggs really be that difficult for the Defensive Player of the Year to handle? It's tough to say, but Diggs put up some impressive numbers with the Minnesota Vikings before being traded to the Bills.

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In five seasons with the Vikings, Diggs has 4,623 yards and 30 touchdowns -- he's had 1,000-plus yards receiving in back-to-back years and has never played a full 16-game season. On the other hand, Gilmore had six interceptions last season with two touchdowns, 44 solo tackles and a fumble recovery. 

With the Patriots and Bills set to meet at least twice next season, it'll be interesting to see how things shake out.