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Report: 'All signs point to' Matt Patricia being named Giants coach

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Report: 'All signs point to' Matt Patricia being named Giants coach

If they can't get Bill Belichick, they'll apparent settle for one of his assistants.

The New York Daily News reported Wednesday that "all signs are pointing to" the Giants hiring Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia as their new head coach. Click the link to read the complete story.

Patricia had been rumored to be a front-runner for the Lions' coaching job, but the Daily News reported Patricia-to-Detroit is "not a done deal  . . .  In fact, there are indications he prefers the Giants to the Lions."

For the past few days, talk has swirled that the Giants reportedly were going to be a landing spot for another member of the Pats' coaching staff: The head man himself. Belichick, whom ESPN reported was having issues with both owner Robert Kraft and quarterback Tom Brady, was said to be interested in returning to the Giants, a team where he served as an assistant coach from 1979-90 and for whom he retains a great deal of affection. But Belichick stated categorically on Monday that he plans to return to the Patriots in 2018, and the Daily News speculated "it could mean a lot to Belichick and to his legacy for Patricia to take over and turn around his former team."

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Did Tom Brady fire back at 'dad bod' comments via Twitter?

Did Tom Brady fire back at 'dad bod' comments via Twitter?

Was Tom Brady, via his TB12 center Twitter account, firing back at those who took shots at his "dad bod" as seen in recent paparazzi photos?

Check out the pinned tweet at the top of TB12's Twitter 

It's no doubt in response to what GQ called "#TorsoGate"

He's come a long way from the 2000 NFL combine before he was made the 199th pick overall:

Brady's TB12 Method famously touts pliability, eschews weight training and promotes what some see as an untraditional diet for an elite athlete - remember him eating a strawberry with Stephen Colbert this past winter?

The soon-to-be-41-year-old (Aug. 3) Patriots quarterback will apparently have an early start on getting into football shape. He plans to be at training camp ahead of Wednesday's veteran reporting date. 

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