It’s been over three months since the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to beat the Falcons, 34-28 in overtime of Super Bowl LI, but the halftime scene is still fresh in Martellus Bennett’s mind.

Gisele Bundchen will likely have a major say when Tom Brady retires. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)When Tom Brady actually retires is anyone’s guess.



There was a chance the McCourty brothers could join forces in the Patriots secondary with Devin’s brother Jason being a free agent, but it won’t happen.

Jason McCourty signed with the Browns this week. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

Jason McCourty signed with the Browns this week. (Troy Taormina/USA Today Sports)

There was a chance the McCourty brothers could join forces in the Patriots secondary with Devin’s brother Jason being a free agent, but it won’t happen.

Jason signed a two-year deal with the Browns this week, but appearing on Good Morning Football on Thursday, he said there was mutual interest between he and the Patriots. The only issue was it wasn’t a fit given the players the Patriots already have.

“I think there was definitely mutual interest,” McCourty said. “Me and Devin have never hid the fact that us playing together would be a dream come true. My mom kind of has hinted at that since we both got into the league. She knows it would be a lot easier only having to travel to one city during the season.

“I think there was definitely mutual interest, but to be honest, the Patriots are kind of set at cornerback. They have a lot of talent in that room. There really wasn’t room for me. Me and Dev talked about that and that’s just the way of the league. I’m excited about the opportunity I have in Cleveland to work with those guys.”

This could have been more likely if Malcolm Butler was not on the roster because as it stands now, at cornerback the Patriots have Stephon Gilmore, Butler, Cyrus Jones, Eric Rowe, Jonathan Jones and Justin Coleman.

Jason would be battling for the third cornerback spot, where in Cleveland he likely will be a starter.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable
Martellus Bennett explained the Super Bowl LI halftime scene in a recent interview. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

Martellus Bennett explained the Super Bowl LI halftime scene in a recent interview. (Bob Donnan/USA Today Sports)

It’s been over three months since the Patriots overcame a 25-point deficit to beat the Falcons, 34-28 in overtime of Super Bowl LI, but the halftime scene is still fresh in Martellus Bennett’s mind.

New England trailed 21-3 at the half, and then 28-3 in the early stages of the third quarter.

Bennett, who is now a member of the Packers, detailed the halftime scene in an interview with Inc.com.

“It took that collective group of guys to be together to come back,” Bennett said. “We came into the locker room at halftime, and there was no bickering, there was no bitching, there was no complaining, there was no moaning. There was no throwing chairs. There was none of this epic ‘We’re going to come back,’ Rudy, Remember the Titans-type speech. There was none of that TV [expletive]. But when you looked around the locker room, you didn’t see anyone that was discouraged. You didn’t see doubt in anyone’s eyes. And that’s like all 53 guys — you looked around and you could see that everybody was determined to figure out what they could do to help us win.”

Added Bennett: “So we went back out there at halftime — we got up, coach gave all the coaching points, all the changes. I was like, ‘Alright, coach. This is the plan you have, coach. I trust you. This is what you think is going to win. That’s exactly what we’re going to do.’ And I’m going to do my part, my small equation of the 11 that is on the field at the time. [We] put our hands up, [and said], ‘Hey, this is going to be written in the history books. Patriots on three. One, two, three, Patriots, break.’ And the rest is history.”

Bennett finished the game with five catches for 62 yards.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

Tom Brady has been a fan of Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics of late, as the Celtics won every game against the Bulls after his social media post prior to Game 3 in the first round.

Before the Eastern Conference finals, Brady posted a similar post to social media except he didn’t just wish the Celtics luck. He wished the Cavs and LeBron James luck as well.

Tom Brady has been a fan of Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics of late, as the Celtics won every game against the Bulls after his social media post prior to Game 3 in the first round.

Before the Eastern Conference finals, Brady posted a similar post to social media except he didn’t just wish the Celtics luck. He wished the Cavs and LeBron James luck as well.

Brady posted a picture of Thomas and James with the caption: May the best team win! Good luck! You earned it! @isaiahthomas @kingjames @celtics @cavs @tb12sports

Interesting. Maybe the best players in each sport just root for one another regardless of who they are going up against.

Here is the post.

May the best team win! Good luck! You earned it! @isaiahthomas @kingjames @celtics @cavs @tb12sports

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Ryan Hannable

On CBS This Morning Wednesday, Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Tom Brady, revealed the quarterback has had concussions over the course of his ca

The NFL says they have no record of Tom Brady having a concussion. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)

The NFL says they have no record of Tom Brady having a concussion. (Steve Mitchell/USA Today Sports)

On CBS This Morning Wednesday, Gisele Bundchen, the wife of Tom Brady, revealed the quarterback has had concussions over the course of his career, including one last season.

The only issue with this is Brady has never been listed on any injury report with a concussion in his 17-year career.

The NFL responded to Bundchen’s comments with a statement. It said the NFL has no record of Brady having any sort of concussion, but will continue to gather more information from the team and Brady.

The statement reads: We have reviewed all reports relating to Tom Brady from the unaffiliated neurotrauma consultants and certified athletic trainer spotters who worked at Patriots’ home and away 2016 games as well as club injury reports that were sent to the league office.

There are no records that indicate Mr. Brady suffered a head injury or concussion, or exhibited or complained of concussion symptoms. Today we have been in contact with the NFLPA and will work together to gather more information from the club’s medical staff and Mr. Brady. The health and safety of our players is our foremost priority and we want to ensure that all of our players have and continue to receive the best care possible.

Blog Author: 
Ryan Hannable

The Patriots are always looking to find depth no matter what time of the year.