On the Not Sunday podcast with Ryan Hannable this week, CBS' Jay Feely, who is also a friend of Tom Brady, joined to preview Saturday's Patriots-Titans game, but also to discuss the recent ESPN story, which reported a power struggle between Brady, Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. Then again, that was before the Titans were somehow able to defeat the Kansas City Chiefs on Saturday.
He also is 6-0 against Mike Mularkey-coached teams.
In a joint statement last week, all three men brushed aside any insinuation of strife at the top of one of the NFL's jewel franchises.
"We've dealt with some non-Tennessee subjects here over the last few days", said Belichick. "We still have work to be done, including this week, but I am looking forward to the journey".
"I know you want to report on things that are inaccurate and unattributable, and I'm not interested in responding to all those random, and in a lot of cases, baseless comments", he said. So, we try to go out, execute at a high level like it's a game day, try to play as hard, try to play as aware as we can.
Patriots receiver Danny Amendola hasn't noticed any change in Brady. George says only repetition will help Henry get better at picking up blitzes and understanding his assignments.
It's hardly going out on a limb by saying that the Tennessee Titans have zero chance of winning on Saturday night in Foxboro. Opponents always have to be prepared for the up-tempo, no-huddle attack, which has the potential to be lethal with quarterback Tom Brady.
"This is a playoff game. So no, I just assumed the worst". The victor of this game will move to the AFC title game against either the Pittsburgh Steelers or the Jacksonville Jaguars. The Titans have the youngest in 24-year-old Marcus Mariota.
Considering that 35 Titans were in the first National Football League playoff action of their careers, it would be hard to deliver a better debut effort than coming from 18 down at halftime to win on the road.
"I can pretty much tell you he is very disappointed", Mularkey said of Murray. It's really going to come down to execution. Like you're not going to be motivated to prove an article wrong.
Brady has seen this type of defense often when Dick LeBeau was with the Steelers.
New England has gone 9-1 against the spread in its last 10 games as a favorite, covering three times as double-digit chalk in the team's previous six.
Belichick touched on Titans quarterback Marcus Mariota's running style, while also adding that his touchdown pass to himself last weekend was a "tremendous" play.
Brady isn't taking anything for granted.
"In 18 years, I've never celebrated when someone has been traded, been cut", Brady said on his weekly appearance on Boston radio station WEEI. "You're out there, you're in the position to succeed". The team's really relying on you. The running back got into the end zone 6 times this season.