Tyke Tolbert has landed in the Big Apple.
Per a league source, Mike Klis of 9News reports the former Broncos wide receivers coach has accepted the same position with the New York Giants, replacing Adam Henry.
Tolbert, 50, was among six assistants purged from Denver’s staff at year’s end. He had been with them since 2011, surviving multiple regime changes, and was well regarded by players and media alike. He played a key part in developing Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders into top-flight wideouts.
In New York, Tolbert draws the task of tutoring Odell Beckham Jr. — a spectacular if not controversial pass-catcher — as well as Sterling Shepard, Dwayne Harris and a pair of ex-Broncos, Hunter Sharp and Kalif Raymond.
Tolbert is the second coaching addition made by new Giants head man Pat Shurmur. On Tuesday night, the team hired James Bettcher as its defensive coordinator
BOSTON – The New England Patriots’ “Blitz for Six” begins Saturday against the Tennessee Titans, but Tuesday morning, however, the focus remains on ESPN and its report saying there is a rift between the coach, the owner and the quarterback.
On Tuesday morning, Tom Brady fired back.
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He was on ‘Kirk and Callahan’ on WEEI and called into question many of the claims made by the reporter, including that he cheered the trade of Jimmy Garoppolo, calling that a “poor characterization.”
Brady also talked about his relationship with Coach Bill Belichick and said they have accomplished a lot together.
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“You know, Coach Belichick has been such a great coach and mentor,” he said. “And I certainly could never accomplish anything in this sport without everything he’s taught me. I’ve been so lucky to play for this team.”
Brady also addressed one of the more bizarre claims in the article that he was upset that he hadn’t been awarded the “Patriot of the Week” award this season.
Brady said it’s hard to even answer that claim and there’s no basis to it.
Belichick also refuted much of the ESPN report during an interview Monday saying he has a great relationship with both Robert Kraft and Brady.
Belichick also said it’s his intention to be the coach of the Patriots next year.