Last year, despite a career high in receiving yards, Edelman’s play had slipped by year’s end. During the regular season, he led the NFL with a whopping 13 drops. Maybe that was the result of injury, maybe that was the result of overall workload resulting from four Super Bowl appearances in the five previous years, maybe it was the result of … age.
Mazz gets into the latest back-and-forth over money between players and owners in Major League Baseball. Have the two sides finally reached a magic number?
Earth to baseball: you’re losing us. And the fact that you’re losing us now should tell you something. Now make of this what you will, but I recently asked, on Twitter, the simple question of whether people wanted baseball to return in 2020. A whopping 60 percent basically said no.
What union? Tony Massarotti explains why MLB is all about the stars when it comes to money and the negotiations for how to pay players in 2020.
In terms of off-court impact, Michael Jordan has few peers. And if Tom Brady really wants to be in that conversation, he's still got a long way to climb.
With all due respect to Duchene, who has every right to voice his concerns, this is, in a word, impossible. There is risk. There will continue to be risk. If it’s "no risk" that Duchene and the players want, then there will be no games.
In the midst of a global pandemic, certain rules make all the sense in the world. Others don’t. Outside the foul lines and between innings? The more the better. But if were going to go through all these measures … isn’t the point so that players can play the game on the field without significant limitation?
Bill Parcells showed up and gave the Patriots instant credibility, and football in New England hasn’t been the same since. That's why whoever denies him the Pats Hall of Fame needs to get over themselves.
With Tom Brady gone and the Patriots entering a new era at quarterback, the 2020 season will show us how problematic Brady's attitude was at the end.
With golf courses expected to open soon in Mass., people can finally get back to what should have always been a compromise for the coronavirus shutdown.
Last season, during Tom Brady’s final year in New England, the Patriots ranked 10th in the NFL in cash spent at the quarterback position with slightly more than $24.5 million according to spotrac.com. But as of Monday, the Patriots had dropped all the way to 30th in the NFL, ahead of only the Jacksonville Jaguars and Cincinnati Bengals
In the end, here’s the ultimate point: if Rodgers had been performing to his capability in recent years, the Packers probably wouldn’t have drafted any quarterback in the first round. They wouldn’t have needed to. Maybe the Patriots felt the same way about Brady.
Was this all a way to back the Bengals into a corner? Again, maybe yes and maybe no. But at the moment, it certainly doesn’t seem if Cincinnati has anywhere else to turn.
Here's Mazz on Rob Gronkowski's decision to request a trade to the Buccaneers, which shows the real reason he initially retired two years ago.
The end for Michael Jordan in Chicago felt similar for Tom Brady in New England: the star player tussling with the general manager over respect and power.
Here's Tony Massarotti of the Felger & Mazz show from 98.5 The Sports Hub on his collage of press credentials in his career, and the memories he made.
Garoppolo started two games for the Patriots – two – and got a 449-word sonnet on his way out the door. Brady won six Super Bowls and got what amounted to a form letter.
I don’t know about you, but I can’t decide which I’m more surprised about: that MLB wants to resume in May, or that it's actually thinking forward.
So here’s the question: if and when MLB finally gets around to issuing the report on the 2018 Red Sox, will Cora now be subject to greater discipline than either Luhnow or Hinch, who could each be back in the game as soon as next year?
Opening Day lineups always have had a certain appeal. So under the circumstances, I thought I’d give you the best baseball lineup I could assemble.
Translation: the pandemic and its effects would have major free agency ramifications for a player who has been intent on going to the market from seemingly the day he set foot in the big leagues. And while the likelihood is that Betts would choose a one-year contract and hit the market when all economies are healthier, could the offer like the one the Red Sox presented him last spring be back in play?
David Price (and those like him) makes his $31 million annually, fully guaranteed, and takes an eternity between pitches. And then, when the notion of the pitch clock comes up, he doesn’t merely hold on to the ball. They hold on to the ball and defiantly tell you that they have no intention of changing, directly spitting into the face of the person who matters most: you.
By Tony Massarotti, 98.5 The Sports Hub If we’re being honest, this is not how anyone envisioned it, least of all Bill Belichick, who started preparing for the departure of Tom Brady almost six years ago. That’s when Belichick selected Jimmy Garoppolo in the second round of the NFL draft while essentially telling us that…
Along the way, of course, there was always the possibility he would leave. Maybe even there was the probability. And yet, as news of Tom Brady’s departure broke this morning, there was s suddenness that felt, well, final.
We've lost sports before. Just never all at once. And now, the sports world is left waiting for the time our favorite teams and leagues come back - which would mean that America has coronavirus under control and the world is reasonably healthy.