Any interest the Patriots may have in Matthew Stafford starts and ends with Bill Belichick. Which begs the question: How does the Patriots coach view the Lions QB? Tom E. Curran has some thoughts.
As soon as the Tampa Bay Buccaneers won the NFC title game, Brian Pope went shopping for a Tom Brady jersey to wear when he watches them play in the Super Bowl. One problem: Pope lives in Connecticut. And he isn’t really even a Buccaneers fan — or at least he wasn’t, until Brady left the New England Patriots to make another championship run with Tampa Bay.
Retired N.Y. Giants quarterback Eli Manning never says anything to Tom Brady about their Super Bowl battles. It's Brady who brings it up, Manning says.