|Michael Floyd caught heat for kissing Lombardi trophy, and now he’s responding in more than just 140 characters||02.12.17 at 9:38 am ET|
Michael Floyd’s saga has been well-documented. He was busted for drunk driving (again), released by Arizona, picked up by the Patriots and a couple of months later found himself as a world champion.
Because of the unsavory launching pad for Floyd’s journey, some fans didn’t take kindly to his tweet picturing the wide receiver kissing the Vince Lombardi Trophy after the Patriots’ Super Bowl win.
— MichaelFloyd (@MichaelMFloyd) February 6, 2017
About 16 hours after that post, Floyd felt obligated to respond to those critics.
Damn I just realized ppl are really mad that I got a ring. I thought everyone would be happy for me. Oh well. I'm a champion!!
— MichaelFloyd (@MichaelMFloyd) February 7, 2017
Appearing on ESPN Radio Sunday morning, Floyd addressed the issue once again.
“Random people just say the most crazy things, probably most of them were Arizona people,” he said. “They just think I’m not sorry for what I did, or I disrespected Arizona. All I can say is I made a mistake. I’m sorry for what I did. I’m moving forward. I think some people didn’t want me to be successful. I think that’s just life. I think there are a lot of people out there that don’t want people to succeed. You just have to make the best of it. For me, I got on a team that loved me and I was actually successful.”
Earlier in the interview, which included his former Notre Dame teammate Mike Golic Jr., Floyd also reiterated his the drunk driving arrest that put his story in motion.
“I made a dumb decision to drive,” Floyd said. “I thought I was OK and I fell asleep and I think the whole world knows what happened after that. It’s a dumb decision by an individual, you learn from it and move on.”
|Tom Brady calls into Kirk & Callahan, offers update on mother’s health, what was said to Roger Goodell||02.06.17 at 9:33 am ET|
After getting just a few hours of sleep following his latest Super Bowl victory (having gone to bed about 3 a.m.), Tom Brady called into Kirk and Callahan Monday morning to give a few updates:
– Brady said he had not received a congratulatory phone call from President Donald Trump.
– Regarding what was said when NFL commissioner Roger Goodell came over to shake his hand following the win over the Falcons, Brady said, “He just said congratulations, good game and I said, ‘Thank you.'”
– Brady also talked about the health of his mother, who was in attendance at the Super Bowl after not being able to make the AFC championship game.
Tom Brady on @KirkAndCallahan: Mom's doing better. … Our prayers are with her. She's the best mom in the world. It was nice to win for her
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) February 6, 2017
TB12 on @KirkAndCallahan on his mom: She's not quite through it yet. Hopefully there was healing energy from last night. We love her so much
— Ryan Hannable (@RyanHannable) February 6, 2017
– Brady insinuated he would be giving the car presented to the NFL Super Bowl MVP to running back James White. “What a [expletive] game he had,” added the quarterback.
– Brady insinuated his game jersey was still missing, revealing he also lost it after the Patriots’ last Super Bowl win. “That sucks, but oh well,” he said.
|New York Post gets one last shot at Tom Brady, Patriots||02.06.17 at 12:07 am ET|
A fifth Super Bowl win by the Patriots wasn’t about to put some of their critics in retreat, as was evident by Monday’s New York Post …
— New York Post (@nypost) February 6, 2017
|Clear your calendar: Patriots parade to be held Tuesday morning||02.05.17 at 11:44 pm ET|
The execution should be flawless.
Another season, another parade. For the Patriots, it will be No. 5.
After the Pats’ improbable, 34-28, overtime win over the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, Boston mayor Marty Walsh announced the traditional celebratory parade — with the team being carted through the streets of the city on Duckboats — is scheduled to be held Tuesday, starting at 11 a.m.
The only fly in the ointment is the weather forecast, which is calling for snow right around the time the parade is scheduled. That, however, doesn’t seem to be a deterrent for the city and its planners.
— Mayor Marty Walsh (@marty_walsh) February 6, 2017
|After congratulating Tom Brady, Robert Kraft, NFL commissioner Roger Goodell showered with boos||02.05.17 at 11:12 pm ET|
The Patriots’ fans got their wishes.
First their team claimed in improbable, 34-28, overtime win in Super Bowl LI, and then they got their shot at Roger Goodell.
The NFL commissioner was caught on camera immediately after the comeback win going over and shaking the hand of Tom Brady. He then took to the podium, where the Patriots fans in attendance in Houston drowned out Goodell’s congratulatory speech with boos until he finally handed the Vince Lomboardi Trophy over to Patriots owner Robert Kraft.
— FOX Sports: NFL (@NFLonFOX) February 6, 2017
Brady and Belichick laughing while Goodell is drowned out by boos pic.twitter.com/QTcusYKPV6
— Ollie Connolly (@OllieConnolly) February 6, 2017
Once he had the Lombardi Trophy in hand, Kraft called the Patriots fifth Super Bowl win, “unequivocally the sweetest.”
|Sean Salisbury throws out not-so-crazy idea of J.J. Watt, Texans’ No. 1 pick for Jimmy Garoppolo||02.01.17 at 10:34 am ET|
— Kirk and Callahan (@KirkAndCallahan) February 1, 2017
This might have been the best Jimmy Garoppolo trade proposal yet.
Appearing on the Kirk & Callahan show from Radio Row in Houston, Sean Salisbury dropped this idea when it came to finding fair value for the Patriots’ backup quarterback …
The Texans send defensive lineman J.J. Watt and their No. 1 pick to the Patriots for Garoppolo.
“I can go 2-14 with J.J. Watt. You’re never going to go 2-14 with a Tom Brady, Matt Ryan or Jimmy Garoppolo,” Salisbury said. “Now you get a disrupter on defense who is coming off injury and you’re not really sure. [Jadeveon] Clowney has become the best defensive player on the Texans, at least that’s the way people are talking. They need a quarterback and [Houston head coach Bill] O’Brien knows Jimmy. … You’re going to get to the playoffs because of your defense and lose because of your quarterback.” (Garoppolo trade talk is at 24 minute mark of audio posted below.)
Watt, who is coming off of back surgery and missed most of 2016, is signed through 2021, with cap hits of $14 million in 2017, $15 million the next three seasons, and $17.5 million in 2021. The dead cap number, however, is just $6 million in 2018 and $2 million in ’19. (For all the contract details, click here.)
The Texans own the 25th overall pick in the upcoming NFL draft.
After soaking in the initial shock and awe of the idea, it might not be all that crazy.
|Tom Brady Jr. tells Kirk & Callahan he has banned Tom Brady Sr. from talking to media||01.30.17 at 8:46 am ET|
With less than a week until Super Bowl LI, Tom Brady is clamping things down.
In his weekly appearance on the Kirk & Callahan Show Monday morning, the Patriots quarterback explained his approach to dealing with the media in the days leading up to Sunday’s championship tilt. Included in the plan is to not let his father, Tom Brady Sr., to grant anymore interviews.
Brady Sr. made news over the weekend by criticizing NFL commissioner Roger Goodell during an interview with San Francisco television station WKRON. (To read more about the quarterback’s father’s comments, click here.)
“I’ve banned my Dad from talking, so he’s no longer available to the media,” Brady said with a chuckle.
“I love my Dad. As any parent knows how much you love your kids. My Dad has been my best friend my entire life. He’s always been my No. 1 supporter. Hopefully he’s at the game cheering me on. He’s great man and I love him to death. He’s taught me everything about life. Certainly about how to be a father because he’s been the best one a son could ever ask for. I try to pass those things on to my kids because he was so supportive of not only me but my three sisters were all great athletes in their own right. My mom, they’re still married after close to 46 years. I’ve been very, very fortunate.”
Besides Goodell, the hottest topic when it comes to Brady will perhaps be his relationship with President Donald Trump.
According to the QB, that is also a subject that he does not plan on elaborating on.
“I certainly don’t intend on talking about any politics or political matters,” Brady said. “My focus is on football. That’s where it should be and that’s where it will be all week.”
Brady offered insight as to how he will be handling Media Day, which takes place Monday night. At the event, he will be required to answer questions at a podium for upwards of 45 minutes.
“It’s a lot of questions,” he said. “If you let it, it can be a distraction and it can actually take away from a lot of energy you’re trying put not he game. That is something that is very outside your normal week of preparation. Every extra minute I can get to prepare, that’s what I’m going to use. That’s just part of the situation. I’m glad we’re dealing with it because that means we’re part of this game. But at the same time, you don’t want to let it be a distraction and take away your prep for the game.”
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