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New England Patriots Links 10/02/09 - Brady, Moss Join NFL In Raising Awareness For Breast Cancer

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<em>Randy Moss wears pink gloves during Monday's practice in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness week.</em>
Randy Moss wears pink gloves during Monday's practice in recognition of Breast Cancer Awareness week.

Frank Gifford on Bill Belichick, from the new book, "Then Madden said to Summerall..."  The Best NFL Stories Ever Told"

"I think Bill Belichick is the best coach in the game today and has been for a long time. He gets beat up a lot because he's not the most personable guy. He doesn't do a lot of politicking. He never has. But as far as I'm concerned, he's the finest coach. He's a coach's coach, is what he is. Most of them are psychologists, or think they are. And then they let a staff of 24 do the rest of it. Not Belichick. He coaches the team."

Christopher Price notes after the jobs he’s handled over the first three weeks of the regular season, it appears New England found a worthy successor to Rodney Harrison in Brandon McGowan.

Last week against Atlanta, he handled tight end Tony Gonzalez, delivered a crushing hit on quarterback Matt Ryan and generally made life difficult for the rest of the Falcons offense.

"I think the more he’s played, the better he’s played," Belichick said of the former Chicago safety, who was signed by the Patriots as a free agent on May 5 and has far exceeded expectations. "And the more impact he’s had on the game, the more you want him in there. And he’s done a good job."

Mark Farinella reports Tom Brady wore a pair of pink highlighted cleats and Randy Moss a pair of pink receivers gloves at practice yesterday.  They join more than 100 players across the NFL wearing pink in support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month.

"Cancer affects everybody in some way," Moss said in a press release. "If I can do something to help people out, to raise awareness and help raise money, well, that's what it's all about. I want to make a difference."

"I haven’t been affected (by breast cancer) in my family, but it’s for awareness," Moss said to Karen Guregian. "That’s what it’s for, so I’m happy to help, and I’m going to give ’em hell (with these gloves)."