We talk about the four guys that stood out as stars of the Patriots preseason
We talk about the four guys that stood out as stars of the Patriots preseason

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Dale, Michael, and Jerry react to the just then breaking news that Rob Ninkovich will be suspended for 4 games due to testing positive for a banned substance

[0:02:18] ... announcing and I can't get in Saddam Jerry. Analysts and I would Tom Brady on suspension I'm gonna need. All the. But before you before you guys can that I have something special for you in ...
[0:04:09] ... off your faces sure absolutely why would we want to be happy Rob Ninkovich has been suspended for four games for performance enhancing well. It's law. Why are whites while our Rob Ninkovich will begin serving a four game suspension. Sunday the eleventh the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. I tested positive for a ...
[0:04:57] ... just broken the news. It was Mike recent field gates. That down Rob Ninkovich will be suspended for the first four games I again get back to your question valid question and I don't know the ...
[0:07:07] ... I think I don't know one Ninkovich found out and I think Rodney Harrison was. September 1 right around 1007 alert August 31 2007 somewhere in there. And he's suspended for four games it was just ...

Dale, Michael, and Jerry react to the just then breaking news that Rob Ninkovich will be suspended for 4 games due to testing positive for a banned substance

[0:02:18] ... announcing and I can't get in Saddam Jerry. Analysts and I would Tom Brady on suspension I'm gonna need. All the. But before you before you guys can that I have something special for you in ...
[0:04:09] ... off your faces sure absolutely why would we want to be happy Rob Ninkovich has been suspended for four games for performance enhancing well. It's law. Why are whites while our Rob Ninkovich will begin serving a four game suspension. Sunday the eleventh the season opener against the Arizona Cardinals. I tested positive for a ...
[0:04:57] ... just broken the news. It was Mike recent field gates. That down Rob Ninkovich will be suspended for the first four games I again get back to your question valid question and I don't know the ...
[0:07:07] ... I think I don't know one Ninkovich found out and I think Rodney Harrison was. September 1 right around 1007 alert August 31 2007 somewhere in there. And he's suspended for four games it was just ...

Rooke_JohnThinking out loud … and wondering if the Magic 8-Ball really knows all.

— As the Patriots roster now begins to take its shape for the upcoming season, keep this in mind: Injuries always play a factor. That’s why I find so-called roster projections from the media interesting. No one really knows what the coaches and front-office personnel ultimately will decide.

— Unless they’re like me, and they utilize their Magic 8-Ball, which always has been quick with a response in the past. I asked the 8-Ball what the Patriots roster was going to look like next week, and it replied, “My answer is no.” Makes perfect sense to me.

— So, any Tom Brady sightings in or around Gillette Stadium in the last 48 hours or so? Think the NFL might have some super-secret spies checking out the landscape to see if anyone is, um, taking liberties with the rules?

— Among the players already visited by “The Turk,” Terrance Knighton’s cut from the roster was a bit of a surprise from this corner. I do seem to recall, however, that when his signing appeared imminent, he wasn’t initially thrilled with becoming a “rotational player.”

— Knighton, according to the NFLPA and seconded by our friend and salary cap guru Miguel (his Twitter handle is @capspacev2), apparently did not earn any of his weight-based bonuses in his contract, either. Wonder if that came back to bite him, um, in the, um, you know?

— Barkevious Mingo brings badly needed depth to the linebacking corps, and if nothing else, also brings an automatic spellcheck every time I type his name.

— If you’re wondering about the guy who was flying around MetLife Stadium Thursday night against the New York Giants, Mingo’s story is a familiar refrain — underachieving, young veteran player looking for a clean start and new opportunity. This is how, more than just about anything else, the Patriots have built themselves into a dynastic franchise — identifying hungry players eager to make a name for themselves.

— Oh, and one more thing: They bring in players who also are in their final contractual years, as Mingo is. Make or break is a pretty good attitude to have on your side.

— Why does anyone have a problem with Jimmy Garoppolo not playing in the Giants game? Just because he needs “more work”? Says who? You? If he needed it, he would have been in there. Or In Bill Don’t You Trust Any Longer?

— Consider the players Jimmy G. will have at his disposal for Arizona. He’s never had them — all of them — available in his previous appearances. So, chillax.

— Colin Kaepernick’s decision to sit during the national anthem probably should have been a simple personal choice, without the pomp and circumstance that has come with it. However, it’s easy to criticize those who choose NOT to get involved in social or societal matters, so to that extent I admire his willingness to bring attention to what he perceives as an ongoing problem.

— But did anyone stop to think that his message might actually have had more of a positive impact instead of instant ridicule if he actually had been, shall we say, a hotter commodity on the field? It’s one thing for the Muhammad Alis of the world to stand up and be counted, because we’ll all notice a world champ.

— But for a team’s backup quarterback (and that’s what he is right now) to stir the drink? Doesn’t make the issue any less of a societal problem, but facts are facts. We all pay better attention to the games’ stars.

— Work on your own problems, Kaep. Then come back to us later with society’s problems, if you must. Or, at least come up with a better personal PR staff and listen to that group the next time you want to stir the pot.

— I asked my Magic 8-Ball what Kaepernick should do next. It replied, “Ask again later.” That’s a good answer.

— We’re another step closer to one of two things — the elimination of the NFL preseason altogether, or QBs wearing belts with flags on them (or skirts? Sorry, ladies) so they can’t be hit. Already, QBs and other players who can’t have contact wear red “non-contact” jerseys in practices.

— And then comes along the case of Vikings signal-caller Teddy Bridgewater, who ripped an ACL merely dropping back to pass in practice. Not a game, not a game, not a game. We’re talkin’ ‘bout practice. What’s next? Bubble-wrapping these guys?

— And still, Tim Tebow can’t get a job on a football field. So now he’s taking to baseball, holding his very open audition for scouts this week. He looks good, runs well and actually swings the bat OK, according to those who watched. But his throws? Let’s put it this way: He throws a football better. And we know how that’s worked out for him lately.

— The Magic 8-Ball had a different take on Tebow, when I asked if he would sign a pro baseball deal: “It is decidedly so.” Mark it down, you heard it here first.

— It’s still in our DNA to complain about the Red Sox around here. Blame the Curse of the Bambino, an 86-year title drought or just a simple willingness to challenge authority as we have in New England. So a simple tweet this week about the bullpen being bad was met with, “We’re only two games out,” as a response.

— Dammit, we’re getting too complacent around here. Where’s the fire? Where’s the passion? Just sayin’.

— Examining the positives, the play of Rick Porcello and Dustin Pedroia has been exceptional, and Pedey has not simply been on fire of late, he’s been torrid. Porcello is the de facto ace of the pitching staff, the first in the majors to 18 wins this year, and his signing has been (in retrospect) one of former GM Ben Cherington’s best moves.

— Pedroia? An 11-for-11 streak at the plate, just one hit away from tying a major league record this past week, tells you he’s got gas left in his tank.

— But the bullpen? For all of the positives that Dealer Dave Dombrowski has brought into recreating a contender in Boston after two last-place finishes, for the life of him he cannot seem to figure out bullpens. Add to this mix John Farrell’s repeated eighth-inning head-scratchers (Clay Buchholz in set-up? Really?) and you know things are tough when 87-year-old Koji Uehara is your savior.

— That is, when he’s healthy. Healthier, rather.

— Got this nugget from the Providence Journal’s Tim Britton this week: In their 13 August losses, the Red Sox led in the sixth inning or later in eight of those. If not for the bullpen’s ineptitude, the Sox might have matters under control in the AL East, instead of merely being “contenders.”

— Remember the first rule of baseball: You can never have enough good pitching. And yes, I also thought it was, “There’s no crying in baseball.” But I stand corrected.

— Asked how the Red Sox bullpen will finish out the year, the Magic 8-Ball said, “Don’t count on it.” Seriously. That’s what it said. I’m still laughing about it.

— Whatever happened to Jonathan Papelbon’s alleged Red Sox return? Man, he must really be bad if he can’t crack this pen.

— September call-ups, anyone? Yoan Moncada, with not even a dozen games at third base in the minors, gets thrown into the fire. What about outfielder Chris Marrero, who was named an International League All-Star, leading the Pawtucket Red Sox in hitting, home runs and RBIs? Cousin Deven, a shortstop and the Sox’ first-round pick in 2012, got the call, but no Chris when Friday’s call-ups were announced.

— Not for nuthin’, but Chris Marrero was an IL All-Star in July and was named the IL’s top player after hitting an eighth-inning home run to clinch the win over the Pacific Coast League. He also won the Triple-A Home Run Derby, in case you missed it. If you can’t keep the other teams from scoring runs, maybe you need bigger bats?

— No one has more guts than TNT NBA reporter Craig Sager, by my current estimation. Sager has battled leukemia for the past two years, and this week underwent a rare third bone marrow transplant. Fewer than 1 percent of all transplant patients have a third procedure. Sure hope the third time is the charm.

— And while we’re at it, can we get some positive thoughts and vibes together for my buddy Statbeast? He’s begun his own round of experimental treatments in his fight with the “Big C,” and it’s my hope the power of positivity wins out over all.

— Statbeast sez his chemo-induced baldness this summer has accomplished at least a couple of positives, as he sees it. One, he now can officially audition for Blue Man Group. Two, he’s going to be completely honest at the DMV when he renews his driver’s license and they ask for his hair color. It’s now “invisible.”

— Is it just me, or is the Big 12 expansion circus playing out a little like the next episode of “The Bachelor”? Jeez. There were 20 candidates to start, and this past week the list was publicly winnowed to a Dirty Dozen. East Carolina even issued a press release saying it didn’t get a rose. Or something close to that.

— UConn is, for now, still in the Big 12 process. The smart money on invites continues to point toward BYU and Houston, with Cincinnati waiting in the wings. If UConn was smart, however, it would be past this already and working on a realistic, reasonable solution to all of the conference commotion.

— Back to the Big East, Part II? The Magic 8-Ball isn’t bullish on the Huskies. When asked if UConn would return to the Big East, the reply was, “My sources say no.” So, that’s that.

— Good news for URI basketball fans, and for star guard E.C. Matthews. He’s been cleared for all basketball activities, after tearing an ACL in the opening minutes of last year’s season opener. The hype is beginning to build in Kingston, and official Top 25 recognition is coming, too. Now, can the Rams live up to all of the attention and anticipation?

— The first Ed Cooley Radio Show for the upcoming hoop season will roll out Thursday night. The show will tape for a live audience on the Providence College campus, where basketball and hockey season-ticket holders will have their preseason get-together. The show tapes at 5:30 p.m. and will air on 103.7 WEEI-FM at 7 p.m.

— Former Brown and All-Ivy League center Cedric Kuakumensah signed a professional contract with the Redwell Gunners Oberwart of the Austria-A Bundesliga. Kuakumensah set the Ivy standard for career blocked shots (311) while averaging 14 points and almost 10 rebounds per game last season, and joins a team that won its league championship a year ago in the Austrian League.

— Preseason expectations always are high at Providence, especially when it comes to Ray Treacy’s cross-country teams. PC’s women’s team is ranked No. 3 in the country by the USTFCCCA (U.S. Track & Field and Cross Country Coaches Association), behind New Mexico and Colorado. The PC men are ranked 21st in their preseason poll.

— He overcame leg cramps and served 12 aces in the process, and Rhode Island’s Jared Donaldson then came up with the biggest wins of his young professional career this week at the US Open Tennis Championships. The 19-year-old knocked off 12th seeded David Goffin of Belgium in four sets, and then beat 32nd-ranked Viktor Troicki in the second round.

— Donaldson, ranked 122nd in the world, needed three wins in the US Open qualifying tournament just to get into the main draw. The win over Goffin is Donaldson’s first over a top 30-ranked player in his pro career. Instead of playing in junior events, he’s trained in Argentina (since he was 14) largely against older players — and the regimen is beginning to pay off. He’s now in the third round of the US Freakin’ Open.

— I’ve always had a hard time grasping the significance of the PGA Tour’s “playoffs,” but that’s what we have this week at TPC Boston in Norton, Massachusetts, for the Deutsche Bank Championship. Playing for the FedEx Cup, which was won by Jordan Spieth last year, the top 125 players during the season advance to the playoffs, and the field is whittled to the top 100 for this week. After playing at TPC Boston, only the top 70 move on.

— OK, so it isn’t the NFL postseason, or even the NBA or NHL. But I understand why the PGA Tour got into the business of postseason play. To generate interest (and income) in the sport as football season kicks off and baseball season gears up for its own postseason. It gets tough trying to wedge a little golf into the autumn mix.

— Did you have a Magic 8-Ball as a kid? Do you still have one? Developed by the Mattel toymaker in the 1950s, the functional component on the inside of the ball — the floating answer disc that gives accurate, inaccurate or improbable answers — was invented by Albert Carter, whose mother was a Cincinnati fortune-teller. The forerunner of Mattel’s Magic 8-Ball was called a Syco-Seer, a clear, iridescent crystal ball that was marketed and sold in the late ’40s. When the Syco-Seer flopped, a Chicago billiards company came to the rescue with the idea of the black 8-ball that tells all. Or, sort of tells all. The rest, as the saying goes, is history. When asked about its own future, my 8-ball said, “Reply hazy, try again.”

— Oh, and I asked again (as per its earlier request) about what Colin Kaepernick should do next. The new reply: “Outlook not so good.” OK, now I’m creeped out a little.

— Dave from Quincy, Massachusetts, posted on Facebook this week, on the passing of former Patriots center Dr. Bill Lenkaitis: Hopefully makes younger Pats fans go back and look at the history … the Pats had some fun, damn good teams and players in the old days. Dave: No doubt about it. Dr. Bill actually became Dr. Bill by attending dental school at the University of Tennessee in his offseasons, and Lenkaitis served as the team dentist while still an active player, continuing his Foxboro practice for several years thereafter. Drafted by San Diego in 1968 after playing at Penn State, Lenkaitis played for New England from 1971-81, starting 119 of his career 151 games. The 1978 offensive line on which he started helped New England rush for an NFL-record 3,165 yards, which still is the NFL single-season team record today, and the team won the AFC East Division for the first time. Lenkaitis passed away at the age of 70 on Aug. 27, and several of his former teammates were present at the funeral — including Hall of Famer John Hannah, Shelby Jordan, Pete Brock, Steve Grogan and Steve Nelson.

— Interested in having your questions on local Rhode Island sports (and yes, that includes the Patriots, Red Sox, Bruins and Celtics) answered in a somewhat timely fashion? Send ’em to me! It’s your chance to “think out loud,” so send your questions, comments and local stories to jrooke@weei.com. We’ll share mailbag comments/Facebook posts/tweets right here! Follow me on Twitter, @JRbroadcaster, and on Facebook, www.facebook.com/john.rooke.

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Blog Author: 
John Rooke
The 2010 Steelers had to deal with the suspension of Ben Roethlisberger. That team went 2-2 with Charlie Batch and Dennis Dixon filling in.

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In Tom Brady's final game before his suspension begins, he played the entire 1st half vs. the NY Giants, behind a line full of backups.


I’m not going to read too much into the fourth preseason game, given that the major goal every year is to not get anyone important injured and most of the playing time goes to guys who’ll never wear shoulder pads again unless men’s fashion goes the way of 1990s women’s suits. As usual, whatever I say here is just impressions, not conclusions. I don’t need to be reminded later about how wrong I am on any of these. Believe me, the memories of my Zach Sudfeld love and Taylor Price crush are still fresh in my memory.

— To the people who talk like every snap Tom Brady takes in a meaningless game is a dangerous, reckless, tempt of fate and the football equivalent of climbing Trump Tower with suction cups that serves no purpose other than to drive up sales of Paxil, witness the first couple of Patriots possessions. The lack of timing. The absence of any kind of rhythm. A football offense is a ridiculously complex machine with a lot of moving parts. You can’t just roll Brady out there under center after the Buffalo game in October and assume the whole contraption will be humming. If the reps Brady had Thursday night are irrelevant, why do they have minicamps and OTAs in the spring? Or to put in Bill Belichick’s words, which to the surprise of no one I thought said it perfectly, “I don’t know how you get better at playing football without playing football.”

— That said, you have every right to be furious that Brady was still playing on the train tracks in the last fauxball game when he should have been safely on the sidelines in a clean uniform with his arms folded making small talk with Julian Edelman instead. But direct your anger at the tyrant sitting on the golden throne in the monument to wretched excess Hebrew slaves built for him up in Scarborough, Maine. He created this mess. Belichick is just doing what he has to do.

— Think about this. As we speak, Brady is banished from the Patriots’ facility. He has to gather his personal effects and leave the premises, like a fired employee. Or a Gotham City official being exiled out onto the ice by Scarecrow. I mean, what is even the etiquette on this? Does security escort him out? Does he make a farewell speech? Do his teammates chip in for an Amazon gift card? Is there a Hallmark for the occasion? “Sorry you got screwed over by a power-hungry idiot to make himself look tough.” I know this has been in the works for the better part of two years. But now that it’s actually happening, it’s surreal.

— Without a doubt the breakout star was Barkevious Mingo. As I said on the air, I don’t know what to make of this guy’s career thus far. He was drafted in Cleveland to play along with Paul Kruger in Ray Horton’s 3-4 and showed little. Then the Browns hired Mike Pettine and his branch off the Buddy Ryan coaching tree. That stacked linebacker set with an emphasis on the front seven bringing pressure from all angles. And Mingo did even less. Then Horton took over again, still with no results. Horton has said he likes big guys who can run and little guys who can hit. Which is a great philosophy. I just don’t know which applies to Mingo. Is he a 220-pound big nickel safety? A 240-pound defensive end? His athleticism is unmistakable and I’m dying to see what The Hooded One can do with that raw material. But on a small sample size against guys who’ll spend Labor Day weekend filling out job applications, the results so far are spectacular.

— Three plays into his Patriots pretend-football career, Mingo had a tackle, a strip sack (negated by a penalty) and a forced fumble. And I vowed then to do whatever I can to make his name into an adjective. “His effort on that play was positively Barkevious.”

— But the last preseason game is all about the guys in the middle of the depth chart, the bottom of roster and the bubble boys. This is their “New England’s Got Talent.” And a few of them stood out. I’m particularly impressed with Anthony Johnson, who seems to have that versatility to give you pressure on passing downs from the inside then slide out to that “under” tackle to get the weakside offensive tackle one-on-one. He’s got kind of ‘tweener size, more Dominique Easley than Akiem Hicks. But I’m looking forward to seeing him in that Pats defensive tackle rotation.

— D.J. Foster looked great in the passing game. Obviously that 30-yard TD on the wheel route was exactly how you choreograph it. But he had no chance when handed the ball and told to run between the tackles, which has been a weakness for this team’s third-down backs really since Danny Woodhead. Still, I’d like to see him make the roster, at least until Dion Lewis makes it back.

— The final spots will, as always, be determined by special teams ability. Which makes Brandon Bolden a mortal lock and is bad news for Foster. Another teamer who has absolutely shown up in all these is Kamu Grugier-Hill. Enough so that I can easily see him beating out either of the backup linebackers, Elandon Roberts and Ramon Humber. The more you can do …

— A lot will be made of the 58-yard touchdown Cyrus Jones gave up. But to these untrained, bloodshot eyes, that wasn’t on him. He had the receiver shaded to the outside to take away the sideline and seam route and funnel him toward the middle. Vinnie Sunseri was the single high safety who took an angle like a 90-year-old trying to back into a parking space and got torched. Jones has been all right. Far from perfect. But competitive. And I wouldn’t hate to see him in that third corner spot ahead of Justin Coleman, who’s been way closer to Darius Butler than Malcolm Butler.

— In the third tight end competition between the guy whose name sounds like a charity fishing tournament and the one whose sounds like a Civil War naval battle, A.J. Derby has beaten Clay Harbor. Easily. Unless the McOffense really requires a run-blocking road grader at that spot — and the Pats have options like Cameron Fleming and James Develin for that — I don’t see any way they pass on Derby. I’ll keep trying to remind myself about the aforementioned Zach Sudfeld, but I can’t wait to see this kid getting single coverage from linebackers while teams put all their resources on Rob Gronkowski and Martellus Bennett.

— There’s a small, nagging voice in my head telling me Bennett might be a guy whose effort kind of comes and goes at times. For the time being, I’m going to ignore that voice and listen to the one that says, “Have a glass of Scotch and watch another ‘Daredevil.’ ”

— What a damned shame Bennett and Foster both fumbled. It just goes to show what happens when the team isn’t allowed to take air out of the footballs illegally. But they’ll come to learn the importance of taking care of the ball on this team as they’re handcuffed to a pipe and gone over with a car battery in the “Fumblers’ Room.”

— Most of Trey Flowers’ reps went to Geneo Grissom. Which to my mind puts him in the elite company of the starters on both sides of the ball. I kept hearing good things about Grissom last year and how people in the organization were looking forward to his all-important “second-year bounce.” But Flowers is the one who made it.

— Simply put, I had low expectations on Jacoby Brissett. And he has looked as well as I could have let myself dare hope. Yes, he’s not there yet and won’t be for a while. But these last two games for him were like that moment when Hermione Granger shows up for the Tri-Wizard Tournament in a gown and you realize she’s going to be gorgeous when she’s grown up. Brissett has a long way to go. But you can see him getting there.

— Leave it to the Giants to ruin another perfect season.

Blog Author: 
Jerry Thornton
Tanguay and Butch light up the phone lines with Colin Kaepernick talk in the final two hours of Friday's show.

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Gary Tanguay and Butch Stearns keep the QB talk going into the 8am hour on a Patriots Friday.

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