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Quick Slants The Podcast: What happened on the Patriots' final possession?

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Quick Slants The Podcast: What happened on the Patriots' final possession?

Is it time to question Tom Brady's decision-making after the Patriots' ill-fated final possessions in their loss to the Steelers? Tom E. Curran and Jerod Mayo discuss that and more on Quick Slants The Podcast.

1:30 - Review of the Patriots lose to Steelers. The game was called tight by the refs. Dependability by players becoming an issue?

3:09 - Josh Gordon was not in on the final play of the game. Hear from Josh McDaniels on why Cordarrelle Patterson was in the game over him.

5:45 - What’s was going on with Tom Brady’s throwing while falling away on the final set of downs in the Steelers game?

8:40 - James White has not been getting the ball recently. Listen to McDaniels explain why this has been the case.

10:10 - Bill Belichick defended Tom Brady decision-making on the throws he made in the final few plays of the game.

13:20 - Is the play calling getting stale for the Patriots?

16:00 - Patriots are what they are at this point. But is it possible for them to improve, especially with stopping the run?

20:00 - Level of confidence for the Patriots playing at home vs. on the road.

22:00 - Mayo: There is nothing you can say as a captain to get teammates to play better

23:45 - Comparing the 2009 team to this current Patriots team

27:55 - What is the current attitude of Patriots players?

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Bill Belichick hugging every Patriot after Chiefs win is great content

Bill Belichick hugging every Patriot after Chiefs win is great content

We've already seen some pretty great footage from inside the New England Patriots' locker room following their AFC Championship Game win over the Kansas City Chiefs on Sunday.

But the Patriots' videographers caught the rarest of scenes: Bill Belichick doling out warm embraces like candy bars.

The team released its official "behind the scenes" video Tuesday of the visiting locker room celebration at Arrowhead Stadium, and it's worth a full watch.

The best part comes just 20 seconds in: Belichick standing at the door of the locker room, gleefully (by his standards) giving bear hugs to every Patriots player and coach as they walk in.

This is completely normal behavior after you've won the AFC title game as a road underdog, but it's an emotional side of the grizzled head coach that fans rarely see.

Belichick kept an even keel in a postgame speech to his players, however, congratulating them on a terrific win but reminding them that their Super Bowl LIII matchup with the Los Angeles Rams "will be tougher than this one -- but that's the way it's supposed to be when you're going all the way through."

Hey, the man speaks from experience.

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