Patriots cornerback Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show Monday morning and explained why he didn't start in Sunday's loss to the Jets. "The coaches were doing whatever they felt was best for the team at the time," he said. "I haven't been myself in practice. The coaches wanted to show me just because I went [to the Pro Bowl]. I still have to come and play. Basically, that was my fault that I'm not on the field as much."
Meriweather admitted to not heeding the coaches' instructions, leading to his demotion. Explained the cornerback: "I was trying a lot of things in camp just to see if they worked. And they weren't. Instead of me stopping trying them and doing exactly what I was coached, I kept trying them."
Consistency is Meriweather's other key concern. "I can't be a Pro Bowl-caliber player on one play and then a practice squad-caliber player on another play," he said.
Meriweather said the fault for Sunday's loss lies solely with the players. "I think it was all on us," he said. "We were missing tackles. We were just not playing aggressive like we were in the first half. In the first half we were playing aggressive, we were hyped up, we were having fun. In the second half, it just seemed like we were dead. We weren't having fun, we weren't cranked. We weren't doing anything that got us success in the first half."
Meriweather said he calls himself the "party-starter" because he likes to make the big play that gets the defense going. Asked why his team didn't seem to want to party Sunday, he said: "We wanted to start the party, I just think everybody was waiting for somebody else to start it."
Asked if confidence will be an issue for teammate Darius Butler, who got burned on a couple of big plays vs. the Jets, Meriweather said not to worry. "Apparently, y'all don't know Darius Butler," Meriweather said. "He's very confident on his own. That's one person I can always say he's going to keep his head about water without any help."
The guys chat about the potential of a loss tonight and if they'd be "OK" with it. Is 16-0 the end-all, be-all?
Fauria calls the guys to talk about the game and why he is one of the few that feels that the Pats can win tonight. He just doesn't think Osweiler is ready for the challenge. Also, we get the inactives and Chris' final thoughts on the game.
A lot of fans and analysts talk about Josh McDaniels as the next head coach to come from New England, but Greg and Chris discuss how great Matt Patricia has been. What are his future prospects in the game of football?
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.