Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show on Monday, and he was blunt in answering why the team lost to the Browns on Sunday. "They came to play. We didn't. There's nothing else you can say," Meriweather said. "They executed in all three phases of the game, we didn't."

 

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly Patriots Monday appearance on the Dale & Holley show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's 34-14 loss to the Browns.

 

"A high school probably could have beaten us yesterday," Wilfork said. "You know what, it started at practice. We went all week with mistakes where we shouldn't have been making mistakes. Things that we were doing, we shouldn't have been doing it. That's the way we played, mistake after mistake, being out of position, not being able to tackle."

 

NBC Sports football analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to dissect the Patriots' 34-14 loss to the Browns.

 

Esiason said it's clear that the Browns are not that bad and the Patriots aren't as good as many people were saying leading into the game. Said Esiason: "This is what you call a 'corrector' in the eyes of the NFL. … Maybe the Patriots, they're not the best team in the NFL at this point."

 

Tom Brady told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that he recently signed a contract to endorse Under Armour after his deal with Nike expired in the summer. The deal includes a financial stake in the 14-year-old Maryland company.

 

"Under Armour's everything I was looking for," Brady said. "It's cool. It's fun. It's what so many of the kids are wearing, and I like to try to stay cutting-edge. I like the company. I think we've got a lot in common. We both want to stay hungry, stay humble.''

 

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday Morning for his weekly chat as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Brady said the Pats did not take the Browns lightly before Cleveland rolled to a 34-14 victory Sunday.

 

"Believe me, we knew we were in for a dogfight," he said, adding: "We were prepared. We were forewarned 50 times last week. We've got to take the coaching better, and get back to playing the way we need to play."

 

The game was out of reach, but Peyton Hillis was running.



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A visibly-frustrated Tom Brady was harassed all afternoon and held to 19-of-36 passing for 224 yards and two touchdown passes to Aaron Hernandez in a 34-14 loss to the Browns in Cleveland. 

 

"We were out of sync all day," Brady said. "That's a good way to put it. We just didn't have a good day at the office." 

 

According to ESPN's Adam Schefter, the Patriots would have been interested in re-signing wide receiver Randy Moss if he cleared through waivers and was not claimed by the Tennessee Titans. Schefter writes that the reason the Patriots didn't put in a waiver claim for Moss was that since they had the NFL's final waiver claim, they could simply let Moss pass through and re-sign him as a free agent, thereby not being obligated to play the balance of the $3.38 million the wideout was still owed.

Bill Belichick met with the media following the Patriots 34-14 defeat to the Browns in Cleveland, a loss that dropped the Patriots to 6-2 on the season. 

 

"They [Browns] did everything better than we did, in every single thing you can measure," said Belichick. "They were clearly the better team. They deserved to win, it was an outstanding performance. We didn't do the things we needed to do to win, or really be competitive, so that was the result of the game. Obviously we have got a lot of work to do."