Chandler Jones continues to impress

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Chandler Jones continues to impress

Patriots linebacker Jerrod Mayo on rookie defensive end Chandler Jones: "That's our closer."
The rookie has made an impact on his teammates in camp and he's also impressed CSNNE.com Patriots insider Tom E. Curran and "SportsNet Central's" Mike Giardi, who discussed Jones' progress, and that of the Pats' defense, at training camp.
"It's very interesting to watch him sprint up the field, then take to get to the quarterback," Curran said.
"They had a bunch of Swiss Army knives before," Curran said of the Pats versatile defenders. "This is a guy who does one thing."
And that's get to the quarterback. The rookie "is way farther along" than the Patriots had hoped, Curran said.
In fact the whole defense seems to have made progress from last year's group.
"They're swarming to the ball and playing with incredible enthusiasm," Curran said. They're also making it tough on the Pats' offense in practice.

Belichick on Tomlin's a-hole comment: 'As you know, I'm not on Snapface'

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Belichick on Tomlin's a-hole comment: 'As you know, I'm not on Snapface'

Bill Belichick, you'll be surprised to hear, said he was not tuning in to Antonio Brown's Facebook Live stream of the Steelers postgame locker room celebration Saturday night.

Asked about Pittsburgh coach Mike Tomlin calling the Patriots "a**holes" -- comments which were broadcast to the world via Brown's Facebook account -- Belichick sounded like someone who couldn't be bothered. 

It's a tone he has taken in the past when discussions turn to social media. 

"As you know I'm not on Snapface and all that so I don't really get those," Belichick told WEEI's Dale and Holley show with Michael Holley and Rich Keefe. "Not worried too much about what they put on InstantChat."

Tom Brady reacted to Brown using his phone in that manner during an interview earlier in the day on WEEI. He told the Kirk and Callahan show that, "That's against our team policy. I don't think that would go over well with our coach."