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Patriots coach Bill Belichick pokes fun at social media in Myles Garrett incident reaction

Patriots coach Bill Belichick pokes fun at social media in Myles Garrett incident reaction

Cleveland Browns defensive end Myles Garrett ripping off Pittsburgh Steelers quarterback Mason Rudolph's helmet and hitting him over the head with it in Thursday night's game is the talk of the NFL world Friday morning.

Therefore, it was no surprise New England Patriots head coach Bill Belichick was asked about the incident during his press conference before Friday's practice.

UPDATE (Friday, Nov. 15 at 12:12 p.m. ET): Garrett has been suspended indefinitely by the NFL. He will miss the rest of the 2019 season and any Browns playoff games.

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Here's the exchange between Belichick and ESPN's Mike Reiss:

Reiss: "This morning, just based on the game last night, a big topic of discussion on social media..."

Belichick (smiling): "Oh, really?"

Reiss: "...was Browns player Myles Garrett swinging his helmet at Mason Rudolph. Knowing that everyone's talking about players, do you address that with them?"

Belichick: "We've addressed that. We've addressed that multiple times."

Reiss: "Anything with this specific situation?"

Belichick: "Well, every situation is different. There's no two that are the same. We can go back and look at 50 of these through the years, some type of fighting or ejections -- they're all a little bit different. I wouldn't say that it's like offsides penalties, there are a lot of different things that happen and different situations, so forth and so on. Fundamentally, I told players what we should do in those situations, how we should handle them, and I think they've done a good job."

Reiss: "It's pretty normal for you to go on your SnapFace first thing every morning?"

Belichick (smiling): "Pretty much. See what happened, check it out, absolutely. Interact with everybody, see what they think, get my opinions out there. I don't want to get left behind on that. Then brush my teeth."

Another SnapFace reference in a Belichick presser! Belichick poking fun at social media never gets old.

The Patriots played Garrett and the Browns in Week 6 at Gillette Stadium, where New England earned a 27-13 victory after forcing four turnovers. Garrett tallied four tackles and one sack of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the loss.

The Patriots will play the Philadelphia Eagles in Sunday afternoon's Week 11 matchup at Lincoln Financial Field.

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That 617 Life Podcast: Who made who? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady

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That 617 Life Podcast: Who made who? Bill Belichick or Tom Brady

The people's court is now in session. The topic of debate: Who made who, Bill Belichick or Tom Brady?

The two New England Patriots greats will always be inextricably linked for the success they've had in creating the Patriots dynasty. Together, the duo has won six Super Bowl titles and has overseen the most dominant two-decade stretch in NFL history.

Still, the question of who is chiefly responsible for the team's success has long been a debate among the New England faithful. And this week, Shanda, Cerrone, and Leroy take a deeper dive into the case for both sides on the latest episode of "That 617 Life Podcast".

Cerrone kicks off the "trial" by defending Brady, arguing that his on-field play and his arrival to the team snapped the Patriots out of the funk that they were in for most of the early part of their franchise's existence.

[The Patriots] were the team that nobody wanted to use in TecmoBowl. Now, for everybody in America, you're cheating if you use Tom Brady in Madden.

Furthermore, from Cerrone:

There's teams in the NFL over the past 20 years that still haven't defeated Tom Brady. Still, over 20 seasons. There are organizations and fan bases that still have not seen a victory in front of Tom Brady.

As for the case for Belichick, Leroy laid out a simple case for Belichick and called him "possibly the greatest coach in sports history."

Hear more of the trial and thoughts on the latest Boston sports stories on the latest episode of the "That 617 Life Podcast", which drops every Friday as part of the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

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Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

Report: Patriots expected to re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday

It's no longer a mystery who will kick for the New England Patriots vs. the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

The Patriots are expected to officially re-sign Nick Folk on Saturday, according to Ian Rapoport of NFL Network. Folk was released by the team and replaced with Kai Forbath prior to last week's game vs. the Houston Texans after undergoing an appendectomy.

In three games with the Patriots this season, Folk has made seven of nine field goals and all three extra-point attempts. 

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