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Patriots Talk: Tom Brady is Voted The No.1 Player on The NFL Top 100 of 2017

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Patriots Talk: Tom Brady is Voted The No.1 Player on The NFL Top 100 of 2017

Many predicted that New England Patriots [Quarterback] Brady would make the final 10 players on the NFL Top 100 list this year. The NFL Top 100, throughout its time has been the only list exclusively made from the players throughout the NFL.  Throughout his time, since 2011 till last year, Brady has never been rated outside of the Top 5 on this list.

It’s incredible to realize how players even after all these years all acknowledge Brady has the best of the best. Just as the title suggests, Brady has for the first time since 2011 gained the top slot on the NFL Top 100 at No.1. In many ways, it would seem very odd considering that Brady had given the league a 4 game head start due to the Deflategate suspension that was repealed last summer.

The Patriots QB since 2001, has reclaimed his throne as the greatest player (according to the players) in the NFL in 2017, but many players and fans agree despite Brady deserving the No.1 spot especially after his miraculous comeback performance in Super Bowl LI, this list seemingly was flawed on many fronts. While players have much more keen understanding of other players, it is a apparent that the list had alot of mixed opinions across the board.

Despite, no Patriots fans having any issue with Brady being No.1 on the list, Falcons fans are once again are feeling robbed as NFL MVP Matt Ryan only made No.10 on the list. (the lowest that the NFL MVP has ever placed on the list) Denver Broncos [Linebacker] Von Miller being voted No.2 despite his team not making the playoffs (especially over Defensive Player of the Year, Khali Mack). Rookie Ezekiel Elliott being voted No.7 over No.9 Le’veon Bell (although, Bell missed several games due to the league’s policy on Marjiuana).

There is much about this list that even as a sports fan I would argue is vastly undervaluing several key players. Nonetheless, NFL Top 100 always has been about the players saying who is the best among them. And this year, the majority of players believe that Tom Brady deserves to be hailed as the best among them in 2017. The quick recap version of the 2017 list can be seen below.

 

 

 

 

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Patriots Talk: Josh McDaniels And The Colts Wouldn’t Have Worked Out

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A Case of Behind The Scenes

 

 

Josh McDaniels and the Patriots thought their time to depart after their tough loss in Super Bowl 52 was unavoidable. However, not only did Josh McDaniels get extended, but its been many rumors that Robert Kraft had contacted McDaniels literally hours before he was suppose to take off Tuesday for Indianapolis.

 

It’s difficult to know anything within the Patriots’ organization as they have remained firm in not explaining what goes on behind closed doors. However, multiple sources over at ESPN for the past week since the story broke out about McDaniels’ abrupt decision to not become the Indiapolis Colts Head Coach. The way things broke down was that Kraft and Bill Belichick got together and sat down with McDaniels. With Defensive coordinator, Matt Patricia going to Detroit, this seemed like a desperation move to maintain the coaching staff from the previous season.

 

However, according to ESPN writer Mike Reiss, there was more to the situation then just that. In one of his articles regarding the McDaniels’ decision, he stated:

 

Belichick offered to include McDaniels on more of the inner workings of the organization, from roster construction to financial/salary-cap related considerations. That was viewed as “extremely valuable” to McDaniels. Ownership also endorsed it as a way to extend Belichick’s influence on the organization in future years, although no assurances were given to McDaniels that he would succeed Belichick. McDaniels, who a source confirmed got a significant raise, has privately said in the past that he did not want to be the coach who succeeds Belichick. Although he since may have changed his mind, McDaniels knows Belichick, after five Super Bowl victories, will be a hard act to follow.

Beyond financial and professional stability, McDaniels also was thinking of his family. He wanted a long-term commitment from the Patriots so his four children, ages 12 to 3, would be able to attend the same schools over the next several years. The transient life of a coach doesn’t always make that possible.

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Former NFL Official Claims Eagles Used Illegal Play To Win Super Bowl

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Did you have doubts that the Eagles lined up correctly on the Nick Foles touchdown catch?

Well, you are not the only one with a former analyst now claiming that Philly was indeed lined up illegally on the play.

Appearing on the Talk of Fame Network, former head of officiating and FOX rules analyst Mike Pereira said the Eagles were in fact lined up illegally.

“I know the league came out and said that it’s a judgment call, which it is,” Pereira said, via Pro Football Talk. “The down judge, who was the one that [the play] was on his side of the field, they felt that it was his judgment, and [receiver Alshon Jeffrey] was close enough. Well, he wasn’t. They lined up wrong.

“Not only that, it’s a trick play. And if you’re going to run a trick-type play, then you have to be lined up properly. You could either have six men on the line, or you could have an ineligible number lined up at the end of the line, which was the case. I know what the league has said, but they would have been a lot more comfortable if they would have called an illegal formation.

“We always use a yard [within the line of scrimmage], maybe a yard-and-a-half. But that’s two [yards], and even a little bit beyond two. It’s kind of one of those that has no effect on the play. I get it. But they didn’t line up properly. And it really should’ve been called.”

Bottom line is it was simply a judgment call be the officials, might have been the completely wrong judgment, but based on what we know about Super Bowl LII the New England Patriots were never going to win the game. The Malcolm Butler benching paired with Doug Pederson‘s mindset of keeping his foot on the gas and exposing New England’s weaknesses were the reasons the Patriots lost the game, not this particular play.

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Boston Herald Runs Ron Borges’s Tom Brady Hoax Story

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Thursday night Boston Herald reporter Ron Borges penned a story with this headline “Tom Brady wants to get paid like Jimmy G, or he’ll skip OTAs”. A headline and a story that was uncovered as a hoax on Friday.

The Kirk and Callahan show on WEEI revealed that one of their texters pretended to be Tom Brady’s agent Don Yee when texting Borges. The texter dubbed “Nick in Boston” informed Borges that Tom Brady intended to sit out New England’s preseason workouts unless he was paid like Jimmy Garoppolo who signed the largest deal in NFL history on Thursday.

K&C tweeted out the screenshots of texts with Borges outing the story as a complete and utter hoax.

Borges story was actually refuted right off the bat on Thursday night with both NBC Sports Boston and NESN claiming the story held no truth.

As for Borges, this is not his first major failure as a reporter. Since the Herald ran the story they are now looking into the matter.

Overall tricking Borges isn’t a great thing to do. Lying about someone’s identity is never nice with some reporters coming to the defense of Borges. But it is hard to have sympathy for a “journalist” that failed to check his sources and run with a story with only one source confirming of a major story.

Either way, there is no truth to a Brady holdout.

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