Belichick calls Sunday Brady's 'best game' of season


Belichick calls Sunday Brady's 'best game' of season

By Danny Picard Staff Reporter Follow @dannypicard
FOXBORO --Tom Brady finished Sundays win with 226 passing yards whilecompleting 16-of-30 attempts for two touchdowns. Each stat marked his lowesttotals of the 2011 season in each of those categories.

Still, Patriots coach Bill Belichick called it hisquarterbacks best game in a press conference on Monday at Gillette Stadium.

Tom did a good job too, said Belichick, without even beingasked a question about his QB. I thought this was maybe Bradys best game, interms of some of the checks he made, some of the adjustments, where he wentwith the ball, his decision making, and his overall management of the game.

I mean, obviously hes played well, but I thought he reallydid a good job Sunday.

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Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'


Ohio State LB on Belichick: 'When you first meet him, you're scared'

Even for some of the nation's top athletes, confident 20-somethings with the rest of their (perhaps very lucrative) lives ahead of them, there's a feeling you just can't shake when Bill Belichick walks into the room. 

"When you first meet him, you're scared," said Ohio State linebacker Raekwon McMillan, per WBZ. "He's quizzing you. It's like a little test. But after you get done with the test, the quiz or whatever, drawing up the defense, it's pretty cool. They're real down to earth people. Really cool."

Belichick was spotted at Ohio State's pro day getting a closer look at McMillan and his teammates on Thursday. He then headed off to Ann Arbor, Michigan for the Wolverines showcase Friday.

During various scouting trips across the country, the Patriots appear to be showing significant interest in the incoming class of linebackers. Belichick spent some extra time with Vanderbilt's Zach Cunningham -- who's projected to be a first-rounder -- at his pro day. The team reportedly scheduled a meeting with a speedy linebacker from Cincinnati. And Matt Patricia caught up with Notre Dame linebacker James Onwualu once his workouts finished up on Thursday. 

As for McMillan, the 6-2, 240-pounder was a second-team All-American and a first-team All-Big Ten choice. He's instinctive, but there's some question as to whether or not he has the strength to hold up inside at the next level.

PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial


PODCAST: Dan Wetzel on the Aaron Hernandez double-murder trial

Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court. 

After speaking with Wetzel, Curran has Tim Rohan of on to discuss his day with ESPN NFL Insider Adam Schefter.

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