NBC: Adrian Beltre is a headcase

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NBC: Adrian Beltre is a headcase

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Thank you, HardballTalk.com.

I had no idea that Adrian Beltre was such a freak. I remember seeing him shake off teammates' congratulatory dome-daps last season with the Sox, but to have each instance on video and lined up all nice-like.... Tremendous.

Link: Ta-da! Don't touch The Beltre

I love the quotes from Beltre and his new Rangers teammates, compiled by HBT.

Josh Hamilton: "You can tell we get him to a point where he might lose it and then we back off. You dont want it to come to a point where he doesnt want to come to work because he feels tormented. I have to get to know him better, but that days coming."

"Tormented"? Really? Having his head touched is torment? I don't know. He does seem to get absurdly uncomfortable, but that's a strong word.
Note: Three words people need to stop abusing: Epic, asinine, proverbial. As George Carlin wrote, "Proverbial is now being used to describe things that dont appear in proverbs. For instance, "the proverbial drop in the bucket" is incorrect because "a drop in the bucket" is not a proverb, its a metaphor. You wouldnt say, "as welcome as a turd in the proverbial punchbowl," or "as cold as the proverbial nuns box," because neither refers to a proverb."

Beltre on Victor Martinez, provocateur: "Sometimes I thought about killing him. But I thought about it. I have a family so I didnt."

Ha-haaa.... That's a joke, right? Or is Beltre really warning us all that, if he didn't have a wife andor kids, he would have murdered V-Mart because of a noogie?

Maybe Beltre's collisions with Jeremy Hermida and Jacoby Ellsbury weren't accidents.

Oh, whoops! I just broke your ribs. BET YOU'RE NEVER GONNA TOUCH MY HEAD AGAIN.

Just something to think about.

Jets lose, Patriots guaranteed 1st place in AFC East when Brady returns

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Jets lose, Patriots guaranteed 1st place in AFC East when Brady returns

When Tom Brady returns to the Patriots following his four-game suspension, his team will be in sole possession of first place in the AFC East.

That became the reality as soon as the Jets fell to the Chiefs in Kansas City on Sunday, 24-3. The Jets committed eight turnovers in the loss to fall to 1-2. 

The Bills and Dolphins each won their first games of the season on Sunday, taking down the Cardinals and Browns, respectively. 

With the Patriots record at 3-0 following their win over the Texans on Thursday night, and with all three of their AFC East rivals sitting on just one win thus far, even if Bill Belichick's club was to fall to Rex Ryan and the Bills in Week 4, it would still be alone atop the division.

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Surely the Patriots would like to have a zero in the loss column when Brady returns. Regardless, to be in first place when Brady's Deflategate punishment is finished -- and having achieved that mark with two different starting quarterbacks -- has to be a point of pride for the organization . . . and a source of agita for those who doled out the punishment.

Rex Ryan: 'If Belichick's playing quarterback, we're coming after him'

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Rex Ryan: 'If Belichick's playing quarterback, we're coming after him'

Must be Bills week. 

After Rex Ryan's club put together an impressive win at home over the Cardinals, 33-18, it wasn't long before the Bills coach was yapping about the Patriots and their coach Bill Belichick.

Ryan was asked about the quarterback situation in New England since both Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett are dealing with injuries at the moment. Who might the Bills see when they visit Gillette Stadium?

"Look, I can sit back and say I don’t care who plays quarterback, cuz I know (Tom) Brady ain’t," he said. "I don’t care who plays quarterback; Steve Grogan can play quarterback. If Belichick’s playing quarterback, we’re coming after him. I promise you that."

There's no indication yet as to whether or not Garoppolo or Brissett will be unavailable for Week 4. When asked about his level of concern when it came to his quarterbacks, Belichick didn't say much during a conference call on Sunday

Ryan, like the rest of us, will probably have to wait for the Patriots to release an injury report before he learns about the status of either young passer. And until then, he'll have to prepare for both.