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Bill Belichick Is Sick Of Those Stupid Microsoft Tablets

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick, who has never been one to embrace technology, has had it with Microsoft Surface tablets on NFL sidelines. He went on a surprisingly long-winded rant about the devices in today’s presser, where he essentially said that the tablets suck ass and he’s not using them anymore.

Source: deadspin.com

Oh I can’t agree with Belichick more!  Being a fan of Apple products, I am glad to see someone fight back against Microsoft!  I am not saying the league will switch to OS but I do know they are more dependable.  A Surface Table is still a PC!

2015 NFL season opener: New England Patriots host Pittsburgh Steelers

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2015 NFL season opener: New England Patriots host Pittsburgh Steelers

Letterman says DeflateGate “nonsense” during Belichick interview

We enjoyed the hilariously awkward interview with David Letterman and Bill Belichick on Wednesday’s edition of the “Late Show with David Letterman,” which was, as expected, mostly an exercise in frivolity.

But was there actually some breaking news from it?

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As Frank Schwab detailed previously, Letterman and Belichick volleyed around the deflate-gate silliness for a few minutes with the New England Patriots coach not giving the late-night talk show host much.

But Belichick, in what sounded like an attempt at humor, offered one interesting detail to the still-ongoing investigation into what the Patriots did and didn’t know about ball pressure.

“We’re gonna bring you in,” Belichick said to Letterman, “to testify when we get the investigation next month.”

Wait, what? Next month?

It makes some sense that with the Patriots still basking in the afterglow of a Super Bowl title and Belichick and his players embarking in the talk-show circuit — and the NFL combine next week closing fast — that there might not be a lot of time for NFL investigator Ted Wells to get an audience with Belichick, Tom Brady, the “elderly” ball boy or Bill Nye, for that matter.

But goodness, what is the darned hangup here? Looks like we’ll be waiting for a while to find out if the Patriots will be fined. After all, Atlanta Falcons owner Arthur Blank all but admitted that his team pumped in fake crowd noise, Cleveland Browns owner Jimmy Haslam did the same with GM Ray Farmer illegally texting down to the sideline, and we don’t have any resolutions in those cases yet, either.

The difference with deflate-gate? Belichick wasn’t admitting to anything Wednesday night.

But for fun, let’s roll through a Top 10 list — in the Letterman tradition — of our favorite moments from Belichick’s appearance:

10. Belichick clumsily high-fiving band director Paul Shaffer on his way out on the stage.

9. After sitting down, Belichick heard mostly cheers from the audience, with a few scattered boos. “I hear the Jet fans,” he said to Letterman with a smile.

8. Belichick, responding to the Patriots’ AFC title game win over the Indiana-bred Letterman’s Indianapolis Colts: “Well, it was only a 38-point win.”

7. After Letterman segued away from that game, Belichick zinged him a bit. “We get off that Colts subject in a hurry, didn’t we?”

6. Letterman imitating Belichick’s mumbling “We’re onto Cincinnati” statement. Funny stuff.

5. Asked by Letterman about Jonas Gray, the regular-season Colts killer who disappeared down the stretch, and whether he missed a meeting (and pressing on the issue), Belichick didn’t exactly deny it. “Well,” he said, laughing, giving us all we needed to know on that “Fifty Shades of Gray” issue.

4. Do fans and neighbors and armchair coaches offer up fancy plays to Belichick? Perhaps, but the coach made a funny paper-crumpling motion with his hands and said that it’s harder to pass a bill through Congress than for an outsider to wedge their way into the Patriots’ playbook.

3. Do Brady and Belichick hang out outside the facility? Belichick said Brady gave him a “good licking” while playing golf together at Pebble Beach.

2. Letterman making a few funny age jokes, saying Brady is his age (Letterman is 67; Brady is 37) and asking Belichick (who is 62) if he takes 90 seconds in the men’s room, like the ball boy did on that fateful night.

1. Letterman referring to deflate-gate as “horseplay” and doing the whole “you know that I know that you know” routine about what actually happened. Belichick didn’t bite, of course, but it was a fun bit of “Three’s Company”-esque humor.

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Source:  Yahoo Sports

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Bill Belichick, David Letterman talk Deflategate on ‘Late Show’

New England Patriots coach Bill Belichick stopped by David Letterman on Wednesday night to discuss his team’s Super Bowl XLIX win and of course, Deflategate.

Deflategate: The Plot Thickens!

Since 2010, New England Has the Lowest Fumble Rate in the NFL

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One of the many questions surrounding “Deflategate”—the controversy that has engulfed the New England Patriots—concerns what advantage an NFL team would gain from using a deflated football. Numerous players have said a softer ball is easier to grip, and a ball that’s easier to grip is harder to drop

New England coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady both denied ever purposely using footballs that were inflated below the NFL minimum. But on the basis of the allegations, the Count looked at the fumble rate of the Patriots compared with the rest of the league.

New England has had an uncanny ability to hold on to the football for quite some time. According to data compiled by Warren Sharp of Sharp Football Analysis, the Patriots fumble far less than any other team that plays outdoors, where the elements can make the football harder to handle. Beginning in the 2010 season, Patriots players have fumbled (whether lost or recovered) once every 73 touches from scrimmage, which is 52% better than the league average. The next best team is the Ravens, who have fumbled once every 55 touches.

Additionally, according to Stats, LLC, the six players who have played extensively for the Patriots and other teams in this span all fumbled far less frequently wearing the New England uniform. Including recovered fumbles, Danny Amendola, BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Wes Welker, Brandon LaFell and LeGarrette Blount have lost the ball eight times in 1,482 touches for the Patriots since 2010, or once every 185.3 times. For their other teams, they fumbled 22 times in 1,701 touches (once every 77.3).

 

Of course, Belichick is strict disciplinarian when it comes to holding on the football, frequently benching running backs who dare to put the ball on the ground. But other NFL head coaches aren’t exactly cavalier about the practice.

And it’s not only ball carriers who can potentially benefit. Quarterbacks are frequent fumblers when sacked. But while the average passer fumbles once every 7.3 sacks, Brady’s rate is once every 9.1, an improvement of nearly 25%.

 

Source:  The Wall Street Journal

 

 

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