Morning Sports Update: Patriots reportedly fire offensive line coach Dave Deguglielmo

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Dave DeGuglielmo no longer works with the New England Patriots.
Dave DeGuglielmo no longer works with the New England Patriots. –Matthew J. Lee/The Boston Globe

The Patriots fired their offensive line coach after Tom Brady was hit more Sunday than any other quarterback this season, Isaiah Thomas and the Celtics beat the Wizards, 116-91, and the Bruins beat the Flyers, 3-2, on Brett Connolly’s game-winning goal.

Patriots reportedly fire offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo: “The Patriots fired offensive line coach Dave DeGuglielmo on Monday after two seasons with the team, according to a source familiar with the situation.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Brad Stevens says Isaiah Thomas has ‘nice swagger about him’ after rout of Wizards: “But I think Isaiah is pretty consistent with regardless of who we’re playing and how he approaches every night. That’s what makes him good. You can’t average or do what he’s doing on a nightly basis if you don’t have the humility to show every single night. So he’s got a nice swagger about him but he also respects the game and respects everybody. But certainly he’s excited to play against guys like John Wall.’’ (


Tim Hasselbeck says failed two-point conversion was ‘100 percent error’ by Tom Brady: “Tom Brady’s final play of the postseason was a mistake, according to ESPN analyst Tim Hasselbeck.’’ (

Kelly Olynyk has been on fire shooting 3-pointers: “This is becoming more than a trend or hot streak. This is becoming the way Kelly Olynyk plays.’’ (The Boston Globe)

Claude Julien gives Brett Connolly ice time; Connolly returns the favor with a game-winning goal: “Boston Bruins coach Claude Julien held Brett Connolly out of Saturday night’s game as a healthy scratch, but afterward, he made one point very clear: He’s not close to giving up on the slumping winger, subpar statistics be darned.’’ (

Patriots center Bryan Stork channels his inner Belichick in end-of-season interview: “Bryan Stork is on to next year.’’ (

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