Mailbag time and the folks aren't real pleased with my 10-6 prediction for the Patriots in 2010. And I don't get it.



The Patriots announced the signing of two more players this afternoon, seventh-round picks Kade Weston (defensive lineman) and Zac Robinson (quarterback). Weston, a defensive lineman from Georgia, was selected by the Patriots in the seventh round of the 2010 draft with the 248th selection overall, while Robinson, a quarterback from Oklahoma State, was selected by the Patriots 250th overall.

One man's guess as to how the 2010 season will play out in New England ….

Week 1: Home vs. Bengals



Seahawks coach Pete Carroll talked to the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, and one of the biggest topics of conversation was the NCAA sanctions against Carroll's previous employer, USC, and how Carroll believed that the Trojans were hurt by the actions of just one person (Lloyd Lake, who bestowed gifts on Reggie Bush in an effort to represent him) rather than it being an issue within the university.


According to's Adam Schefter Patriots wide receiver Randy Moss has hired Joel Segal as his new agent Thursday, according a league source. Moss, who is entering the final year of his contract, fired his longtime agent, Tom DiPiero, in the spring. The 33-year-old proceeded to interview numerous candidates before settling on Segal, who also represents Patriots Gerard Warren and Brandon Tate. For more Patriots news see the team page at




Wide receiver Terrell Owens said Wednesday morning he’d “definitely be open” to playing for the Patriots. The 36-year-old wide receiver, currently a free agent, told WJMN Radio he’d welcome an opportunity to play in New England.

“I’d definitely be open to that,” said Owens, who played with the Bills last season and caught 55 passes for 829 yards and five touchdowns.

Multiple reports indicate the Patriots have signed seventh-round pick Brandon Deaderick to a four-year contract. (UPDATE, 4:44 pm: Sources have confirmed that Deaderick has indeed signed a four-year deal with New England.) In his four-year career with Alabama, the 6-foot-4, 287-pound Deaderick started 31 of 44 career games, and accumulated 82 total tackles and 8.0 sacks. Deaderick was taken 247th overall, one of three seventh-round picks by the Patriots. Deaderick's deal is reportedly worth $1.83 million dollars, and included a signing bonus of just over $40,000.

Multiple sources have told the Patriots were one of 20 teams in attendance today in Provo, Utah for the workout of BYU’s Harvey Unga. Unga, BYU’s all-time leading rusher, withdrew from the school in the spring, citing an honor code violation, and decided to enter the NFL’s supplemental draft, scheduled for July 15.

The 6-foot, 237-pound Unga rushed for more than 1,000 yards in each of his first three seasons with the Cougars. For his collegiate career, he gained 3,455 yards and scored 36 touchdowns.

For a guy who suffered an absolutely horrific knee injury in the regular-season finale against the Texans in January, Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker looked surprisingly nimble in workouts this spring. He was limited, but was still able to participate in practice for large stretches of time — his usual MO involved working with the team through stretching and opening drills before retreating from sight when situational drills began.

Speaking on the Fenway Park field prior to the Red Sox' game against the Orioles Saturday night, Bill Polian, the president of the Indianapolis Colts, spoke on what might await teams such as the Colts and Patriots when it comes to the challenges that will come with attempting to re-sign their superstar quarterbacks.