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Trent Brown shuts down 'all the bullcrap people say' about New England

Trent Brown shuts down 'all the bullcrap people say' about New England

Don't believe everything you hear.

That's the lesson Trent Brown learned after he was traded to the Patriots in April. The 6-foot-8, 359-pound offensive tackle joined New England expecting to win, but was also aware of the negative comments about the organization made by other players around the league.

Ex-Patriots defensive end Cassius Marsh said he "hated" his time with the Patriots and that they don't have any fun. Eagles offensive tackle Lane Johnson made headlines during OTAs when he said, “All these guys talking about ‘I’ll take the rings. OK. You can have your rings. You can also have f***ing 15 miserable years."

But in Brown's first year with New England, the 25-year-old found out those criticisms simply aren't the reality.

"Of course I knew you got a chance to win here," Brown told reporters. "But the main thing that popped in my mind was all the bullcrap that people say about this place. And I've always been a man that forms my own opinions, and when I got here I quickly found out that it's nothing like anybody says.

"It is fun here. The guys in the locker room enjoy each other, everybody in the facility enjoys each other, and to play for each other every time we touch the field is a great feeling. There's no selfishness in the locker room, no egos, everybody is just one."

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Patriots release statement in response to Bengals' videotaping allegations

Patriots release statement in response to Bengals' videotaping allegations

The New England Patriots have released an official statement in response to the Cincinnati Bengals' allegations of videotaping their sideline.

The statement explains that a three-person video crew was sent to Cleveland for the Bengals-Browns game to film a feature on the Pats scouting department for Patriots.com's "Do Your Job" series.

The Patriots acknowledge that their failure to inform the Bengals of the taping was an "unintended oversight" and admit the video crew unknowingly broke league rules by filming the field from the press box. They also echoed head coach Bill Belichick's statement that the team is independent of the production crew.

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Read the full statement below:

The NFL currently is investigating the matter, but this appears to be a giant misunderstanding based on what Belichick and the Patriots organization had to say.

The Patriots (10-3) will visit the Bengals (1-12) for their Week 15 matchup on Sunday.

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Tom Brady addresses boos from Patriots fans: 'They have every right'

Tom Brady addresses boos from Patriots fans: 'They have every right'

It had been quite a while since the Gillette Stadium crowd booed their beloved New England Patriots. After all, the Pats rode a 21-game home win streak into Sunday's game vs. the Kansas CIty Chiefs.

But the boos were loud and clear at the end of the first half with the offensive sputtering and the Patriots trailing 20-7. In his Monday appearance on Westwood One with Jim Gray, quarterback Tom Brady shared his thoughts on the harsh reaction from the fans in Foxboro.

"Well that's part of being in sports is everybody's got a chance to cheer you or boo you," Brady told Gray. "There's been plenty of times where they've been cheering us and again, you take the good with the bad. They have every right to boo when we're not playing the way that we're capable.

"For me, I'm focused on what I've got to do to go in there and do a better job. We've been through it before, it won't be the last time and that's OK it doesn't hurt our feelings."

Does Brady hear the boos?

"Yeah, you have 70,000 people out there. It's pretty loud," Brady said with a laugh. "But, you know, that's what fans do."

If anyone understands the lofty expectations that come with playing in New England, it's No. 12.

The Patriots will visit the Cincinnati Bengals for their Week 15 matchup, so fortunately they won't have to worry about the boo birds from their own fans on Sunday. If they return home after falling to a 1-12 team, however, that'll be a different story.

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