"I think the team just focused on Tennessee and I think it'll be the same thing next week," New England defensive captain Devin McCourty said after the Patriots shrugged off all the bye-week buzz around the team and pounded the Titans 35-14 in Saturday night's AFC divisional playoff.
Patriots owner Robert Kraft will sit down with head coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady to "clear the air" of any lingering tensions, Ian Rapoport of the NFL Network reported.
He made two things quite clear: He was impressed by a Tennessee team that advanced in the postseason with a comeback win over Kansas City on wild-card weekend and, maybe most important, he was onl
"We've dealt with some non-Tennessee subjects here over the last few days," the Patriots coach said. "At this point I'm all in on Tennessee. I'll answer any questions about the Titans but that's it."
ESPN's Seth Wickersham wrote that "some players and staffers noticed that Brady seemed especially excited, hollering and cajoling."
"Absolutely," Belichick said.
ESPN published a report on Friday, citing multiple sources within the organization and NFL stating that there is tension inside the franchise between Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and owner Robert Kraft.
The hit left Goodwin on the field for several minutes before he was carted off the field.
San Francisco quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo threw for 292 yards and two touchdowns along with two interceptions. San Francisco running back Carlos Hyde rushed for 90 yards and two scores.