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The violent play that caused Belichick to walk away from football

Bill Belichick was a sophomore at Wesleyan when a dangerous practice tactic left the future Patriots coach injured and fuming.

Joel Kimmel

What was source of friction between Brady and Belichick?

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Matt Patricia: We're not building the Patriots, we're building the Lions

Detroit's first-year head coach cherishes the experience he had with Bill Belichick, but he knows he needs to forge his own style and identity.

The Belichick effect on Matt Patricia from those who played for both

Former Lion and Patriot Sterling Moore isn't surprised to see similarities between the two coaches, comparing it to how 'Kobe emulates MJ.'

Bruschi says Patricia 'may have a little bit of an advantage' when facing Belichick

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Carson Wentz setting bar high for debut versus Colts

The Eagles quarterback doesn't plan on favoring his surgically repaired knee, and Doug Pederson won't "coach scared" to protect the franchise QB.

Sam Darnold's next challenge: Short week and 'Star Wars-type blitzes'

As the Education of Sam Darnold continues, the Week 3 chapter should be known as "The Rush Job for The Rush Job."

No worries now for G-Mo: Packers' Geronimo Allison emerges

Geronimo Allison has earned the respect of his teammates and looks from his quarterback because of his work ethic and knowledge of the offense.

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Tomlin: 'Discipline involved' for Antonio Brown's absence

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Le'Veon Bell saga 3.0: Protecting future money, fantasy fallout, more

From potential insurance policies to suffering fantasy owners, Bell's stalemate with the Steelers goes beyond the field as it moves into Week 3.

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