A Quick Slants Life, part 2


A Quick Slants Life, part 2

By Adam Hart

Tom E. Curran is the first Quick Slants host to be mic'd up for an entire two weeks of the production season. You've seen Part 1, and now it's time to complete the journey with this CSNNE.com exclusive.

A Halloween party, struggles motivating the crew, technology issues, a disdain for 'punks' and using literature to circle the wagons. Maybe Curran and Bill Belichick have more in common than anyone could have thought.

If you don't get all the references, watch for re-airings of A Football Life: Bill Belichick on NFL Network. Some clips from the documentary can be found on NFL.com.

Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem


Some Patriots kneel, others stand and link arms during national anthem

FOXBORO -- The Patriots took different approaches as the National Anthem played on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Many, including safety and captain Devin McCourty, took a knee. Others stood and linked arms. 

On the opposite sideline, it appeared as though every member of the Texans stood on the sidelines and linked arms. 

Those joining McCourty on a knee included Stephon Gilmore, Malcolm Butler, Lawrence Guy, Johnson Bademosi, Alan Branch, Brandon King, Malcom Brown and rookies Deatrich Wise and Adam Butler. 

Among those linking arms were Tom Brady, Phillip Dorsett, Cassius Marsh, Matthew Slater, David Harris and Dwayne Allen.