By Jon Fucile
There have been various reports that Bill Belichick uttered some profanities after the Patriots beat the Jets on Sunday.
First of all these reports seem off because they indicate Bill was excited, which we all know is physically impossible.
Seriously, Bill, you dont look like youre happy. Show us your excited face!
Oh, right. Sorry, Bill.
Because we have to censor everything ever these days, all the reports quote Bill as saying S___ my d____ in the locker room which left the rest of us to ponder what an excited Bill Belichick might have said.
Sue my duck!
Perhaps Bill has a pet duck and was challenging the Jets to sue it if they hate losing so much.
Swallowed my dog!
Reportedly, someone asked Bill why he was so mad at Rex Ryan and Bill informed everyone that Rex swallowed his dog. Rex is awfully husky these days.
Shot my dog!
Look, Bill may be kind of a jerk in press conferences with his snarky remarks and one word answers, but he hardly seems like an animal abuser and we doubt he would let someone abuse his dog! Although, the way he always abuses the Bills and Dolphins does indicate his potential tendency towards violence against animals we suppose.
Spank my dimpled butt!
Hey, if Bill is so quiet in public he must have some kinky private life right?
Slap my donkey!
No idea what Bill might have been talking about on this one. This one is just weird.
Damn you FCC. Now well never know what he really said.
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. -- On Wednesday afternoon, Dave Dombrowski was asked what else he might be searching for to complete his roster.
Dombrowski, noting that Travis Shaw had been dealt away in the trade that brought the Red Sox reliever Tyler Thornburg, said the Red Sox could use another utility infielder to compete with left-handed-hitting Marco Hernandez.
On Thursday morning, Dombrowski found a familiar body in the unlikeliest of places.
The Sox selected Josh Rutledge from the Colorado Rockies in the Rule 5 draft. Rutledge, who was once obtained in exchange for outfielder Shane Victorino, spent parts of two seasons with the Red Sox, posting a slash line of .276/.338/.358 with a homer and 13 RBI in 67 games.
He missed most of last season with a knee injury and was outrighted by the Sox last month, becoming a free agent. He signed a minor league deal with the Rockies, but was unprotected by the Rockies and made available in Thursday's draft.
"We always liked him,'' said Dombrowski. "He thought his opportunity to play at the big league level was better [in Colorado]. But it was a situation for us, we looked at our club and we thought we might need a right-handed [hitting] utility infielder. We looked over the list and we like what he can do for our ballclub. So he was on obvious choice for us.''
Rutledge will compete against Marco Hernandez to become another bench player to team with Brock Holt on the Red Sox roster.
Deven Marrero is also a righthand-hitting infielder, but his strength is defense and he's yet to prove he can hit major league pitching.
"I'd rather have someone [competing] who can swing the bat a little bit more,'' said Dombrowski. "I think [Rutledge] lines up to be on our club. We'll see what happens in spring training, but we know him, we like him. There looks like there's a path for him.''
Drafting Rutledge cost the Red Sox just $50,000 and he must remain on the team's 25-man roster all season or, be offered back to the Rockies and placed on waivers.
The Sox also lost two players in the Rule 5 major league draft. The Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim chose right-handed pitcher Justin Haley, while the Baltimore Orioles chose outfielder Aneury Tavarez.
Terrell Suggs keeps doing his best to pump air into his one-sided “feud” with Tom Brady.
Ever since Brady begged for a flag on Suggs after a benign hit back in 2009, Suggs has made it his mission to speak truth to the perceived power of Brady.
“Everyone just seems to worship the guy so much,” he once said. “Not me, though.”
So, Suggs has called basically derided Brady as a crybaby and occasionally called into question the validity of the Patriots championships.
It’s clearly all for show. When Deflategate was at its height in June of 2015, Suggs said of Brady, “The guy is a winner. He’s won with whatever kind of personnel that he’s had. So I don’t think [Deflategate] really tarnished it … Everybody needs something to write about and needs something to talk about. It’s always something. I’m leaving that alone.”
This week, Suggs smirkingly refused to use Brady’s name when discussing the Patriots leading up to Monday night’s game.
Asked about Brady earning his 201st win as an NFL starter, Suggs said, "He's pretty good. Like I said, wins are wins and numbers are numbers. Numbers don't lie. He's pretty good."
Suggs went on, avoiding Brady’s name. It’s something he’s done in the past for whatever reason. But he’s also been complimentary of the Patriots and Brady as well, saying that, when it’s done, there will be three quarterbacks in the conversation for best-ever: Montana, Unitas and Brady.
The only time Brady’s verbally stepped out against Suggs and the Ravens is in response to their barbs. In 2010, Brady stated that the Ravens, “Talk a lot for beating us once in nine years.”
Brady also chastised Ravens coach John Harbaugh – now there’s a guy who whines! – after the 2014 AFC Divisional Playoff Game when the Patriots snookered the Ravens with intricate formations. That’s about it for return fire.