Bill Belichick believes Josh McDaniels is NFL’s best offensive coordinator

Bill Belichick believes Josh McDaniels is NFL’s best offensive coordinator More The fact that Bill Belichick is Josh McDaniels’ biggest fan is no surprise to anyone. The best example of that might be the fact that the notoriously self-righteous head coach hired McDaniels back as an offensive assistant for their 2011 playoff run, even though he’d spent that regular season with the St. Louis Rams. McDaniels has remained with the team since, and just as it appeared he had moved on again, Belichick and Kraft managed to reel him back in. So while Belichick isn’t normally the most effusive boss, if you’re going to convince someone to give up their shot at a head coaching gig, you better have some seriously nice things to say about them.

If criticism is what Mayfield seeks, there’s one franchise that is a magnet for it. Mayfield has been one of the few quarterback prospects to openly court the Cleveland Browns and even called them an incredible situation. If Mayfield is truly a solar panel transferring negativity into productivity, he’ll have plenty of that with the Browns, who have been the Kansas Jayhawks of the NFL for the better part of two decades.

Wright figures to join the team as a slot receiver who can pair with Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs in the Vikings’ top three-receiver set. He caught 59 passes a year ago with the Bears, playing mostly in the slot, and had his best season in 2013 with the Titans, when he caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards.

The 28-year-old receiver had visited the Chiefs last week, before making a trip to Minnesota to meet with the Vikings. His addition comes a week after the team released Jarius Wright to clear salary cap space; Kendall Wright, who turns 29 in November, gives the team another weapon for new quarterback Kirk Cousins.

Fifty-one of Wright’s 82 targets came while he was lined up as a slot receiver last season, according to Pro Football Focus. He caught 41 of those passes in the slot with just one drop, good for an 80.4 catch rate that was the highest in the league from the position.

Oh, no. I’m still nervous. I’m nervous right now. It’s just part of being an athlete. I think it’s more fun. Not really nerves, just excited for things to get going.

Legacy of Bill Belichick, Tom Brady untarnished by Super Bowl 52 loss

Bill Belichick and Tom Brady were denied a sixth Super Bowl championship together.

But that does not diminish at all what they’ve been able to accomplish over 18 seasons in New England.

Belichick and Brady have won five of their eight Super Bowl appearances. Belichick is the only coach in NFL history with five Super Bowl titles, and one of only three head coaches to win five NFL titles. The other two? Hall of Famers George Halas and Vince Lombardi.
He’s not wrong and there could be more to come.

The 65-year-old coach and 40-year-old quarterback were asked about their futures during Super Bowl week and both vowed to return next season. There will be changes — coordinators Josh McDaniels and Matt Patricia are both expected to take head coaching jobs, and tight end Rob Gronkowski is contemplating retirement at the age of 28. But the Patriots still have talent on both sides of the ball and should get a healthy Julian Edelman back at receiver next season.

The two teams combined for 673 yards in the first half. Brady was over 400 yards before the end of the third quarter and threatened the all-time mark for passing yards in any game, held by Norm Van Brocklin (554)..

The Eagles marched down the field on the opening series, but settled for a field goal despite a great catch by Torrey Smith, who finished with five receptions for 49 yards.

1. Eagles running backs made the difference — Philadelphia’s trio of Jay Ajayi, LeGarrette Blount and Corey Clement combined for 265 yards of offense to lead the Eagles offense. Blount ran for 90 yards on 14 carries, including a 21-yard touchdown in the second quarter.

At 42, after nine years in the NFL, running back Brandon Gold “wakes up in pain, sometimes hardly able to move.” When he went for an MRI, the doctors asked, “What kind of car accident were you in?”patriots_175_2e6af4b0f1be0855-180x180