Bill Belichick tells Adam Thielen to shut the f--- up

Ross Houston
December 4, 2018

Thielen also said he won't hold a grudge toward Belichick for the words the coach hurled at him.

"Patriots have been just completely out-clock-managed here at the end of this first half", said Zolak afterward (the clip was replayed on Monday morning on 98.5 The Sports Hub's "Toucher & Rich"). The Vikings tried some misdirection here, but Dont'a Hightower sniffed it out and dropped Cook for a two-yard loss.

'I just thought the play was cheap, ' Thielen told reporters.

Facing a third and one in their own territory with 2:14 left in the second quarter, the Patriots opted to run a direct-snap sweep with running back James White. "There's still nearly a quarter left, and I think maybe instead of continuing to do what we've been doing to get us back in the ballgame, we might have tried to do too much, probably, in a lot of spaces". "I didn't make the plays I needed to". "I have some thoughts on things, but I'm not going to share them". He said it fired up his Patriots teammates.


"Once you tick him off, he'll explode", Patterson said of Thielen. "We all know our role and we embrace it". The extra time gave the Patriots a chance to decide whether they would like to challenge a play that gave the Vikings a first down, according to the Boston Herald. He recapped the preceding plays, including Rob Gronkowski's catch on second down, and the Vikings' successful challenge of the spot of the ball (setting up third and short).

Cousins went to work in the two-minute offense, opening Minnesota's drive with completions of 24 and 23 yards to Stefon Diggs and Kyle Rudolph.

He hit the mark on a 5-yard scramble in the first quarter.

Richardson said playing from behind all game was one reason.


Never considered a mobile quarterback, it took Brady 19 years and 265 games to reach the 1,000-yard milestone. "That's what I'm most excited about", Brady said, seeming a little bemused. So he can hate me all he wants, and I'm still going to be the same person I am. Only 12 times this season have the Vikings had runs of 15 yards or more.

Vikings: CB Trae Waynes was evaluated for a concussion in the second quarter and ruled out for the rest of the game.

At the same time, Patriots safety Patrick Chung was down on the field with injury, and Thielen seemed to be complaining about Chung being down, preventing the Vikings from snapping the ball to keep the Patriots from challenging.


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