The Early Lead: Bill Belichick


Posted at 11:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014

Why Bill Belichick called out Wes Welker over Aqib Talib hit

Accusation by Patriots coach reportedly is based in extreme dislike of Broncos wide receiver.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:57 AM ET, 01/21/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Denver Broncos, New England Patriots, Wes Welker

Posted at 09:51 AM ET, 01/20/2014

Bill Belichick calls out Wes Welker for hit on Aqib Talib (GIF)

Patriots coach says hit by his former player in AFC championship game was “one of the worst plays I’ve seen.“

By Cindy Boren  |  09:51 AM ET, 01/20/2014 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL playoffs, Wes Welker

Posted at 11:54 AM ET, 12/02/2013

Tom Brady dismisses Antonio Smith’s spying accusation

Texans defensive end said of New England adjustments that “either teams are spying on us or something’s going on.“

By Cindy Boren  |  11:54 AM ET, 12/02/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Antonio Smith, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 06:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013

Bill Belichick on non-call: “Talk to the league office”

New England Patriots coach is moving on, preparing for Peyton Manning and the Denver Broncos.

By Cindy Boren  |  06:00 PM ET, 11/19/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 09:36 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Tim Tebow has Robert Kraft “rooting for him” to make Patriots roster

Quarterback will get a chance to make his case in New England's preseason finale.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:36 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, NFL, Robert Kraft, Tim Tebow

Posted at 08:11 AM ET, 08/28/2013

Aaron Hernandez was heavy drug user on verge of being cut by Patriots, Rolling Stone reports

New story details how an "affable" kid ended up being charged with murder.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:11 AM ET, 08/28/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 08:00 AM ET, 08/27/2013

Tim Tebow survives first cuts, focuses "on today"

Quarterback will get his best chance at a New England Patriots roster spot Thursday night.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:00 AM ET, 08/27/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Josh McDaniels, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 08:09 AM ET, 08/23/2013

Tim Tebow watches in Patriots' loss with his future on the line

Roster cuts are looming next week and QB hasn't impressed in two preseason games.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:09 AM ET, 08/23/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL, Tim Tebow

Posted at 10:33 AM ET, 08/09/2013

Bill Belichick tells Tim Tebow "just be ready" tonight

In his first game with the New England Patriots, just about anything could happen with the QB.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:33 AM ET, 08/09/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, NFL, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013

Wes Welker says he "put up with" Bill Belichick in New England

Wide receiver says "it's just the way" the New England coach is.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:02 AM ET, 08/08/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Tom Brady, Wes Welker

Posted at 03:34 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Aaron Hernandez hearing: Prosecutors granted continuance

Former Patriots player makes first court appearance since June 28.

By Cindy Boren  |  03:34 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL

Posted at 02:20 PM ET, 07/24/2013

Bill Belichick on Aaron Hernandez: "It's a sad day, really a sad day on so many levels"

Patriots coach addresses murder charge against former tight end for the first time.

By Cindy Boren  |  02:20 PM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:15 AM ET, 07/24/2013

Aaron Hernandez is focus of grand jury hearing on 2012 murders, report says

Tom Brady says, "I've moved on," but Hernandez may face more trouble.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:15 AM ET, 07/24/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Aaron Hernandez, Bill Belichick, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 02:16 PM ET, 07/22/2013

Tom Brady: "I still have plenty of chances" to win Super Bowls

QB admits it's hard to win the NFL title, but says Patriots "have a shot every year."

By Cindy Boren  |  02:16 PM ET, 07/22/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:55 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow: Bill Belichick won't talk about Tebowing or much else

New England Patriots coach won't say how the team's newly-signed player will be used.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:55 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL, onfaith, Tim Tebow

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 06/11/2013

Tim Tebow signs with Patriots; will this work?

Bill Belichick offers the quarterback what may be his last shot in the NFL.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 06/11/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, NFL, onfaith, Tim Tebow, Tom Brady

Posted at 10:29 AM ET, 03/13/2013

Bill Belichick holds a Twitter Q & A (but don't get used to the idea)

Patriots coach, who once said "I don't do Twitter, My Face," took questions via his girlfriend's account.

By Cindy Boren  |  10:29 AM ET, 03/13/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, NFL

Posted at 07:41 AM ET, 01/21/2013

AFC championship: Belichick says no to CBS

Shannon Sharpe rips New England Patriots coach for walk-off.

By Cindy Boren  |  07:41 AM ET, 01/21/2013 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady

Posted at 11:26 AM ET, 12/17/2012

Colin Kaepernick vs. Tom Brady: This one goes to the 49ers

In a wild Sunday night game, the San Francisco 49ers get past New England 41-34.

By Cindy Boren  |  11:26 AM ET, 12/17/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, Colin Kaepernick, Tom Brady

Posted at 08:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012

Tom Brady makes an MVP statement as Patriots crush Texans

The Patriots, with Tom Brady doing what he does on Monday night games, closed within a game of the Houston Texans in the playoff race.

By Cindy Boren  |  08:21 AM ET, 12/11/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Tom Brady

Posted at 09:46 AM ET, 11/20/2012

Rob Gronkowski: Bill Belichick explains why he was still in the game

After a great deal of second-guessing, New England Patriots Coach Bill Belichick explains just why tight end Rob Gronkowski was still in the game with a big lead.

By Cindy Boren  |  09:46 AM ET, 11/20/2012 |  Permalink  |  Comments ( 0)
Tags:  Bill Belichick, New England Patriots, Rob Gronkowski