No one knows what Tom Brady and Bill Belichick want in a wide receiver more than Troy Brown.



Wes Welker told the Boston Herald on Wednesday that he feels that he does not deserve a contract extension. The wide receiver -- who is eligible for free agency after the 2011 season -- said his performance in 2010 did not justify a new deal from the Patriots.

 

"I think everybody wants a new deal, but I wouldn't say anything I did this past year would warrant one or anything like that," Welker told the Herald. 

 

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Speaking to the Boston Herald, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker said that he did regret executing a press conference leading up his team's game against the Jets in which he made numerous references to feet in a perceived attempt to mock New York head coach Rex Ryan. The interview session resulted in Welker being benched for the first series of the teams' playoff game in Foxboro.

 

Learning from losses. It’s something the Patriots have done each season since Bill Belichick has been in charge down in Foxboro. For a championship-driven franchise, falling short of a Super Bowl title is a bitter pill.



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Bengals head coach Marvin Lewis was asked by the Boston Herald on Monday if he thought the Patriots would make a play for free agent receiver Chad Ochocinco.

 

"Belichick's smarter than that," said Lewis, who coached Ochocinco in Cincinnati for the last eight seasons.

 

Jets coach Rex Ryan, in a press conference the day after his team's season came to an end in the AFC championship game, said that his team is close to its stated goal of winning a Super Bowl after making it to the NFL's final four for two straight seasons. He suggested that the Jets need to figure out how to do more than just beat the Patriots, feeling that New York has handled its business against its foremost AFC East rival, but has lost the division (and thus been left without a bye or home playoff games) because of its performance against other teams.

 

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady was named a unanimous choice for The Associated Press 2010 NFL All-Pro Team, the second time in his career Brady has named as an All-Pro.

 

Brady, who passed for 3,900 yards with 36 touchdowns and just four interceptions in 2010, was joined on the All-Pro Team by guard Logan Mankins and linebacker Jerod Mayo. Mayo led the NFL with 193 tackles and Mankins was a dominant force on the offensive line in his nine games played this season. It was the first selection for both players. 

 

Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to break down the NFL conference championship games and talk about the Super Bowl.