The NFL’s Opening Night took place on Monday as the Rams and Patriots invaded State Farm Arena for a night mixed with football and some levity.
The Rams made the most news after defensive back Nickell Robey-Coleman’s comments regarding Tom Brady’s age kicked off a bit of a storm. Robey-Coleman was on the floor as part of the Los Angeles contingent but was soon ushered away by Rams media relations staff when things began to get too hectic.
Rob Gronkowski says he will be taking his time to decide his playing future. Gronk also said he and his teammates have embraced the team’s critics more this season. Devin McCourty also will contemplate his football future after the season.
The Boston Globe offers a look at Brian Flores’ journey through football.
NESN.com says Josh Gordon is in a rehab facility in Florida, where the Patriots are paying for his treatment and have plans for him in the future.
The Athletic says the fact that the Rams won the offseason makes their appearance in the Super Bowl even more surprising. Here’s a look at Brady’s bunch of receivers.
ESPN.com chats with the mother of the Patriots twin defensive backs Devin and Jason McCourty and explains how they got to the Super Bowl.