Belichick takes some time off to compete at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Belichick takes some time off to compete at Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Bill Belichick and his club are a little behind in their preparations for the draft. The Patriots coach admitted as much on the morning after his team finished off the greatest comeback in Super Bowl history.

But that doesn't mean Belichick wouldn't take a few days to unwind after the grind of his fifth Super Bowl-winning season in New England.

After the parade in Boston on Tuesday, Belichick was on a plane and to Pebble Beach by Thursday to take part in the Pebble Beach Pro-Am. He and Ricky Barnes were paired together for the fourth time, and it's the second time they've played with Belichick coming off of a Super Bowl win. 

"I always say, if you’d have had the four of us out there today, you’d have thought it was four normal guys who play their weekend game, that BS and all," Barnes told “You could tell there’s the ‘coach’ in him. He always wants someone else who it’s their profession to reassure him. So we (Barnes and his older brother and caddie, Andy) kind of help him out with the yardage and where to go, and he trusts the line.

"But no, it’s total 180 (degrees) from what everybody sees on camera. Good guy’s guy, personable, and pretty much will answer any questions when we’re out there. Because we want to ask as many as he wants to ask us."

The pair shot a two-under 69 in tough weather conditions. They were joined by Rob Oppenheim, a PGA Tour pro, and Bill Perocchi, CEO of Pebble Beach Company -- both New England natives -- to round out the group. 

"It was kind of cool, we talked about a few different plays," Oppenheim said. "I know football and I follow it, I never played it . . . It’s probably like talking to a 30-handicapper about golf. It was great listening to his perspective on what happened in the Super Bowl. That’s an experience and a memory that I’ll never forget."

Belichick's right-hand man Berj Najarian served as his caddy on Thursday but was given a bib with the coach's name misspelled (pictured above). According to Belichick's girlfriend Linda Holliday, things were straightened out by Friday. 

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

Darrelle Revis has court date Thursday on fight claims

New York Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis has a court date next week on criminal charges stemming from a fight after he turned himself in to police and was later released on a non-monetary bond.

Revis faces aggravated assault and other charges alleging he was in a fight with two men last weekend in Pittsburgh. He answered no questions from the media as he turned himself in Friday. He later made an initial court appearance, and his next court date was scheduled for Thursday.

Revis' attorney has said Revis was physically assaulted by a group of at least five people. He said Revis "feared for his safety" and sought medical attention, but he didn't offer details about the severity of Revis' injuries.

Police say the fight started when a man began recording a video of Revis and Revis grabbed his phone and tried to delete it. Two men say they were punched and knocked out.

The New York Jets said through a spokesman they would have no further comment on Revis' situation other than their initial statement that they were aware of the matter and had spoken with Revis. NFL spokesman Brian McCarthy said in an email to The Associated Press that the league was looking into the matter.

Attorney Blaine Jones said Saturday in a text message that while he was hired for the pre-indictment phase of the case, he would not be representing the Jets cornerback going forward.

Revis is due $15 million next season, including a $2 million roster bonus due on the second day of the new league year, March 10.

The $13 million in base salary includes $6 million in guaranteed money, which the Jets would owe him even if they decided to cut him before the deadline.

Revis had a bitter breakup with his agents last year and has no formal representation going forward.

Revis, who is from Aliquippa, was a star at the University of Pittsburgh and was drafted No. 14 overall by the Jets in 2007. He quickly established himself as one of the top players at his position - and in franchise history - while also earning the nickname, "Revis Island" for his penchant for routinely shutting down opposing teams' top receivers. He is in his second stint with the Jets.


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Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

It was a tough rookie season for Cyrus Jones after being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the the 2016 NFL Draft.

Despite struggling in the return game all season and being inactive for the playoffs, Jones will forever the labeled as a "Super Bowl Champion" after his team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

But you won't hear Jones bragging about the victory.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told Childs Walker of the The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

The 23-year-old rookie played in 10 games for the Patriots, seeing 147 snaps on defense. But his struggles in the return game were a talking point for most of the season after he came in with such high expectations as a returner out of Alabama. 

"Honestly, it was hell for me," he explained. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."

Jones has already turned the page on his rookie season saying, there's "no such thing as an offseason" because he "didn't earn it."