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Tom Brady, Jamie Collins, Stephon Gilmore make PFF's Team of the Week

Tom Brady, Jamie Collins, Stephon Gilmore make PFF's Team of the Week

The New England Patriots were dominant against the Miami Dolphins in their 43-0 Week 2 victory. And they are getting quite a bit of recognition for their strong performance.

Three members of the Patriots were named to Pro Football Focus' Team of the Week for their strong effort against the Dolphins. They were quarterback Tom Brady, linebacker Jamie Collins, and defensive back Stephon Gilmore.

These players getting the nod is certainly not a surprise, especially Gilmore. Arguably the league's best cornerback, Gilmore earned a player rating of 92.6, good for the highest of any player on the Team of the Week. Per PFF, he allowed a passer rating of just 12.5 on throws his way and, of course, he had an excellent pick-6 during the contest.

Collins matched Gilmore's pick-6 and then some against the Dolphins. He led the team in tackles with 5, got 0.5 sacks and 1.5 tackles for loss, and was able to log two interceptions including the pick-6. He looks rejuvenated in his second stint with the Patriots and should continue to serve as an athletic playmaker for their defense.

As for Brady, he led a steady offensive attack on Sunday, putting up a 124.7 passer rating while completing 20-of-28 passes for 264 yards and two touchdowns. While the offense didn't start clicking in full until the second half, Brady was still steady as ever and didn't make many, if any, mistakes outside of some disconnects with his new weapon, Antonio Brown.

The three Patriots on PFF's Team of the Week definitely deserved the nods for their solid play, but they won't think much about the accolade. They'll be more focused on their upcoming Week 3 meeting with the New York Jets as they look to start the season 3-0.

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Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Say it ain't so: Rob Gronkowski, in Lakers gear, dances in halftime show in L.A.

Could Rob Gronkowski rub it in a little more?

In the morning, Gronk's "big announcement" was that he'll be going to the Super Bowl - not with the Patriots, but as the host of "Gronk Beach" in Miami, the site of SB54. Thus ends the comeback, at least for this season.

He later joked that Pats were just "missing some 6-6, 260 [pound] guy...They're missing that guy for sure."

To top it all off, at night, Gronk donned Lakers purple and gold and was part of a halftime dance show with the Laker Girls at the Staples Center in Los Angeles where New England's least favorite NBA team was taking on the Oklahoma City Thunder. 

Gronk showed off his moves with talk show host James Corden and tennis great Venus Williams.

Enjoy your retirement, big guy. Think he'll stick around and rock some Celtics green Wednesday night at Staples when the C's face the Clippers? 

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Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

Should we read anything into Tom Brady 'liking' Antonio Brown's Instagram apology?

So, Tom Brady (and other Patriots) "liked" an apology post from former-teammate-for-11-days Antonio Brown on Instagram?

What's it mean?

That was the subject of a heated debate on Boston Sports Tonight among DJ Bean, Tom Curran, Michael Holley and Danielle Trotta.

It was Curran and Holley who were at odds over whether we should be reading anything into the social media vagaries on any athlete.

Holley: "For whatever reason, lots of players get into it. Lots of celebrities get into it...not because we [the media] are broken, but because that's how they communicate. And we would be reckless if we didn't follow it."

Curran: "It's reckless to vest any perception or presumption into it."

Watch the full discussion here:

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