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Patriots QB Tom Brady 'ready' for Super Bowl title defense in new Twitter photo

Patriots QB Tom Brady 'ready' for Super Bowl title defense in new Twitter photo

New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady certainly has enjoyed his offseaason, but if his latest tweet is any indication, the six-time Super Bowl champion is ready to immerse himself in preparing for the 2019 NFL season.

Brady posted a photo to Twitter on Wednesday with a caption that illustrates his readiness for New England's upcoming Super Bowl title defense.

No team has repeated as Super Bowl champions since Brady and the Patriots accomplished the feat in 2003 and 2004. New England defeated the Los Angeles Rams 13-3 in Super Bowl LIII for its sixth championship in franchise history back in February.

The Patriots lost several key players this offseason through free agency and retirement, including defensive end Trey Flowers and tight end Rob Gronkowski. That said, the Patriots do have 12 picks (tied for the most of any team) in this week's 2019 NFL Draft, so reinforcements are on the way.

Besides, when you have Brady at quarterback and Bill Belichick as head coach, that's really all you need, right? 

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Terrell Owens 'would love to talk to (Antonio Brown) personally'

Terrell Owens 'would love to talk to (Antonio Brown) personally'

Antonio Brown is no longer a member of the New England Patriots and declared that he is done with the NFL in a tweetstorm on Sunday morning. But it seems that the NFL might not quite be done with him.

There have been rumors that several teams would be interested in signing Brown pending his legal situation. And now, one of the best receivers in the NFL history, Terrell Owens, is expressing an interest in talking with him amid his recent issues on and off the field.

"I would love to talk to (Antonio Brown) personally," Owens said recently, per Jennifer Lee Chan of NBC Sports Bay Area. "We all go through life and we are going to make mistakes. They are going to be things that we look back upon. I am sure he will get to that point in his life but he has to do what’s best for himself. I understand to a degree what he’s doing and what’s going on with him."

Owens, of course, had numerous run-ins with his coaches and the media over the course of his NFL career. His flamboyant personality and propensity for showboating did get him an excess of media attention, so from that perspective, he understands Brown.

Owens would go on to say that anything he shares with Brown would be "private" and that he viewed Brown as innocent until proven guilty.

"If I share anything with Antonio it will be in private," Owens said. "Antonio is a good friend of mine it is unfortunate what is going on. I will say the guy is innocent until proven guilty just even with everything that has transpired with him."

We'll see if anything comes out of Owens' attempts to connect with Brown. Either way, Brown is no longer with the Patriots after his antics and it remains to be seen if another NFL team will actually be willing to take a chance on him.

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Phillip Dorsett believes he caught the target/reception streak-ending pass vs Jets

Phillip Dorsett believes he caught the target/reception streak-ending pass vs Jets

Phillip Dorsett came into Sunday's matchup with the Jets holding a Patriots franchise-best streak of consecutive targets caught. Developing trust with Tom Brady is paramount for any receiver on this team, and if Dorsett's 23-target reception streak proved anything, it was that Brady could trust him. 

Dorsett extended his streak to 26 straight targets caught with two short gainers and a 25-yard touchdown against the Jets, but the streak ended in controversial fashion during the third quarter. 

Attempting to convert on third down, Brady threw a low pass to Dorsett that the wide receiver managed to corral for a first down. However, the pass was called incomplete and the ruling was upheld after further review. 

After the game, Dorsett explained how he thought he made the catch, but he was more upset the ruling cost his team a third-down conversion. 

Dorsett finished with six catches on the day for 53 yards and a touchdown, increasing his impressive season totals to 13 catches for 187 yards and three touchdowns. As Dorsett and Josh Gordon continue to come into their own with Brady, the Patriots offense should find the task of replacing Rob Gronkowski a bit easier.

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