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Bill Belichick Regrets Jimmy G Trade? Coach Gives Reporter Death Stare

1/19/2018 7:01 AM PST
Breaking News

With Tom Brady nursing a mysterious hand injury just days before the AFC Championship, a reporter asked Bill Belichick if he regrets trading away Jimmy Garoppolo

Holy God, does Bill look angry. 

Belichick was at the podium talking to the media Friday morning ... when he was asked multiple questions about how the Patriots are preparing for Sunday with regard to Tom's injury. 

Bill wasn't having any of it ... especially when the Jimmy G question came up. 

Of course, Tom's super talented backup QB was traded away to the 49ers toward the end of the season. Now, Brady's #2 is Brian Hoyer -- who's just not Garoppolo. 

Watch the clip ... think Belichick actually does have regrets? 

James Harrison I Got A Custom AK-47 ... Say Hello To My Little Friend!!

1/16/2018 3:20 PM PST

This is a first ... a star athlete with his own CUSTOM AK-47!!

That athlete would be Patriots LB James Harrison -- who showed off his new piece on social media on Tuesday.

He's dubbing it the "Deebo Draco" ... Draco being a smaller version of the classic AK.

Ain't the first time we've heard about Harrison's love affair with guns ... remember that 'Confessions of an NFL Hitman' feature back in the day??

Unclear if this is a scare tactic for the Jaguars ... but, the bottom line -- don't mess with Deebo.

Jerome Bettis Only 1 Team Can Upset the Patriots

1/16/2018 9:40 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Here's some Super Bowl real talk, courtesy of Steelers legend, Pro Football Hall of Famer and SB40 champ Jerome Bettis -- who we got outside Poppy in L.A.

Fact -- Tom Brady and the Patriots are heavy favorites to win it all. 

Also fact -- There's 1 team in the field that's got the goods to pull off an upset ... but "it's gonna take a big effort," according to The Bus. 

And, good news for fans -- that matchup's coming sooner rather than later (hint, hint).

Broncos' Bradley Roby I Know How to Stop Blake Bortles ... And So Does Belichick

1/16/2018 8:00 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Blake Bortles is no joke ... despite what Jadeveon Clowney thinks -- so says Broncos DB Bradley Roby who thinks the Jaguars QB has a real shot to beat the Patriots. 

He's just gonna have to outsmart one of the greatest minds in the history of professional football to do it ... Bill Belichick

Roby picked off Bortles for a TD when they squared off last year (as he was quick to remind us!) -- and says Belichick will be just as prepared when they square off on Sunday. 

Still, Roby thinks Bortles has a real shot to establish himself as an elite QB if he can outduel Tom Brady ... but it ain't gonna be easy. 

We also asked Roby about visiting his former Ohio State teammate, Ryan Shazier -- and it seems everyone's still super optimistic about the injured linebacker's future. 

Tom Brady I Didn't Run Garoppolo Out Of New England

1/9/2018 8:28 AM PST
Breaking News

Tom Brady says he "loved" Jimmy Garoppolo -- and absolutely did NOT strongarm the Patriots into trading him to the 49ers because he felt Jimmy was a threat. 

TB12 went off about the allegations during an interview with WEEI's "Kirk & Callahan" -- essentially calling BS on the ESPN article that described a major rift in the Patriots organization. 

When asked specifically if his fitness guru/business associate, Alex Guerrero, refused to treat Garoppolo and even locked him out of Brady's training facility, Tom responded, "It is so far from the truth that I know."

He also shot down several other points from the article -- including having a fractured relationship with Bill Belichick and being pissed over not winning a team award. 

Brady says he's had great relationships and continues to stay in touch with all his previous backups -- from Jimmy G to Matt Cassel -- and anyone saying otherwise is "completely wrong."

Barstool Founder On ESPN Report: 'Everyone's Trying to Take Down the King'

1/8/2018 8:59 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

The bombshell ESPN report detailing a rift between the top guys in the Patriots organization is a "non-story" designed to distract the team from another title ... so says Barstool Sports founder Dave Portnoy

"Everyone's always trying to take down the king," Portnoy tells TMZ Sports

FYI, Portnoy is a massive Pats fan -- but he's clearly not concerned about the alleged infighting

He does however reveal the one guy who should go if push comes to shove between Brady, Belichick and Robert Kraft (Hint: It ain't Brady). 

One more thing ... Portnoy is a hardcore pizza connoisseur (you've probably seen his Barstool Pizza Reviews) -- so we had to ask which pizza joint is the BEST in the Big Apple.

No, it ain't Sbarro ... 

Anthony Jeselnik 'I Take Great Pleasure' ... In Alleged Patriots Drama

1/5/2018 11:44 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Comedian Anthony Jeselnik is a HUGE Steelers fan ... so how does he feel about the ESPN report claiming Tom BradyBill Belichick and Robert Kraft are beefing behind the scenes?

"I take great pleasure (in it)," Jeselnik told TMZ Sports.

But the former "Last Comic Standing" host ain't saying it's game over for New England.

In fact, he told us a little infighting is common with great teams like Michael Jordan's Bulls ... and he fully expects Brady and co. to keep kickin' ass.

"I wouldn't be surprised if they won 10 more Super Bowls."  

Rob Gronkowski Roasts Tom Brady You're Nothing Without Me!

1/5/2018 10:23 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Not even Tom Brady was spared from Rob Gronkowski's comedy crosshairs in his Showtime stand-up special ... with the Patriots tight end joking TB12 would be a Super Bowl loser without Gronk!

It's all in good fun ... but still pretty funny to hear Gronk take on Brady during his set in "Unsportsmanlike Comedy with Rob Gronkowski," which debuts Friday. 

Among the highlights ... Gronk says he's never been to Tom's mansion, clowns Tom's diet and jokes about maybe playing until he's 40 one day, just like Tom. 

Timing couldn't be better, right? 

Ex-Patriots TE Jermaine Wiggins There's No Breakup ... It's All Lies!

1/5/2018 8:34 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

He personally knows all 3 guys ... and now former Patriots tight end Jermaine Wiggins says reports of trouble between Brady, Belichick and Kraft should be met with "both middle fingers up."

Wiggins not only won Super Bowl XXXVI with the Pats -- but he still does sports radio in Boston and is very close with the Patriots organization. 

So, we asked what his thoughts were on the ESPN report about drama and dissension in New England ... and Wiggins slammed it with the velocity of a Gronk spike. 

Tom Brady, Belichick, Kraft Call BS on ESPN Report

1/5/2018 8:18 AM PST
Breaking News

Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Robert Kraft have united to call BS on an ESPN report that their relationship has been fractured ... calling the report "unsubstantiated."

In a joint statement, the 3 most powerful members of the Patriots organization said:

"For the past 18 years, the three of us have enjoyed a very good and productive working relationship. In recent days, there have been multiple media reports that have speculated theories that are unsubstantiated, highly exaggerated or flat out inaccurate."

"The three of us share a common goal. We look forward to the enormous challenge of competing in the postseason and the opportunity to work together in the future, just as we have for the past 18 years."

"It is unfortunate that there is even a need for us to respond to these fallacies. As our actions have shown, we stand united."

Robert Kraft Chillin' in Hollywood Hours Before Bombshell ESPN Report

1/5/2018 6:01 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Pats' owner Robert Kraft was chattin' with TMZ Sports and hanging with fans hours before ESPN published a report about alleged issues with Tom Brady and Bill Belichick ... but Kraft didn't seem worried. 

In fact, he was smiling and letting a hotel valet take pics with his Super Bowl ring at Chateau Marmont on the Sunset Strip ... and endorsing Steph Curry and Diddy as future NFL owners. 

Of course, over in Bristol, ESPN was finalizing a report alleging a fractured relationship between Brady, Belichick and Kraft ... and questioning if the legendary dynasty has reached "the beginning of the end."

As for the report, ESPN essentially says the 3 are having major disagreements over Tom Brady's personal trainer, Belichick's coaching style and the future of the Patriots franchise. 

Kraft obviously knew the report was coming ... but didn't seem fazed one bit. 

Rob Gronkowski I'm a Comedian Now ... On Showtime!

1/3/2018 8:34 AM PST
Breaking News

Ladies and gentlemen, give it up for the comedic stylings ... of Rob Gronkowski

The New England Patriots tight end -- who's dabbled in comedy before -- is launching his own comedy special called, "Unsportsmanlike Comedy with Rob Gronkowski" ... which debuts Friday on Showtime.

Gronk will do some stand-up -- and host a handful of other comedians including John Caparulo and ex-SNL cast member Finesse Mitchell

Looks like there will also be some chicks dressed as refs ... if refs wore striped bathing suits. 

Gronk roasted David Ortiz last year in Boston ... so, he's got some experience

Remember to tip your waitress. 

Jonathan Vilma Pats Only Signed Harrison for Intel

12/29/2017 12:07 AM PST
EXCLUSIVE

Jonathan Vilma ain't mincing words when it comes to the Patriots' James Harrison pickup ... saying Steelers intel is "definitely" the only reason Deebo's in New England. 

"(Bill) Belichick doesn't need their playbook -- he's like 5-0 against them," Vilma told TMZ Sports at LAX. "What he needs is just the little things."

Jonathan gave us some examples of what those things might be ... and we gotta say, the Saints legend sounds like he knows what he's talking about.

But don't get it twisted -- JV ain't throwing shade on Harrison for making the move ... and he told us why Harrison is still gonna go down as an all-time great in Steel City.

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