The guys discuss the comments of former NFL Quarterback Mark Brunell, who has been one of the Patriots' most vocal critics

[0:00:14] ... chance in in the world. I'm not gonna assume that your saying Tom Brady is responsible for this by you do believe there was some ill will correct. I do believe I believe rules were broken the balls were clearly deflated somebody deflated the football's. All right how prevalent is that in football. In nineteen years of planning NFL I've I have not heard at one time not one not one time about over inflation. Deflation not one time. Mark Brunell and he wrote ball boy theory and more. You are you handling rogue borrow ball boy are you handling that now as ...
[0:03:17] ... it a running back holding it it's critical to understand that you Tom Brady probably didn't do this for the first time that probably has been a pattern. Yeah I can have a ball deflated it's easier for me to throw because of grip I could throw further. I'll get through a more accurate and listen my experience with I had him at thirteen PSI I was cool with that I was more concerned. About died wanna throw a new ball I do want to be Sheen on and I wanna be able to practice with that a little bit. Haven't rub down but listen this is that with the first game that this has happened to it we've talked about Tom Brady how could be using cold weather environment. Well maybe now we know why guys maybe perhaps we'll be killed why he does ...
[0:05:00] ... I mean it now you can have every quarterback come out now Matt Light it says one day do you have air Roger's doing other illicit. Mean air runners you know one of deflated all he thinks it's easier for him to throw wander over inflated. So what does that mean Mark Brunell does it means it's easier for you to throw depleted boy I think IC says there's no difference. And when you catch a ball whether it's flat or whether it's inflated. Tickets and Hines Ward they're too. That's shaving her may have heard or isn't how you may wanna spend it that's his it helps Tom Brady. Provides a better grip on the football especially in bad weather conditions like rain we and so you wanna deflate the ball because all quarterbacks. We don't have big hands of small hands but to give it to provide a better group form of football you like they're out of the game bulls were inspected directories before the game at half time they were found to be under inflated how did they do it or. From the time period when the referee checks the football yeah. You know you may give the ball to the ball boy and he lifts little hair out of and Tom Brady bills that are like this group are like this and now you're talking about a conspiracy you're talking about several people involved. With the culture of -- you know it's probably only Tom Brady in the ball board because every week before quarterback in NFL they scuff the football and take that new. Fail mop the ...
[0:08:49] ... the deal is what's I hate to admit it marks right. Yeah Hines Ward is right if you break it down as you try to defend it and paint a picture as much as you want ...






Poor Paul. I feel bad for this guy. His Enraged Hockey Dad game is right on point, but he’s surrounded by idiots. First of all, that crazy blonde lady completely backs down once he smashes the glass. Anybody who knows the first thing about humiliating your kids at one of their games knows you never, ever let up. You don’t show remorse or regret. You shatter the glass and ruin the game for everyone, you own it, like my man here. And the lady sitting up the back isn’t helping any with her stupid little sarcastic “Way to go, Paaaul.” Being a crazy hockey parent means you either drive, push or get out of the way.

But as Einstein said, great spirits have always encountered opposition from mediocre minds. You keep doing you, Paul.

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Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.

[0:03:01] ... success. Hatred everything and it goes long then you can't say the Boston Bruins. Well I wouldn't I wouldn't say the Braintree now all mean I would I would polishing the New Jersey doubles and beauty ...
[0:03:34] ... crucial altered our. We go to organizations what is there is there Bill Belichick of theirs is an age shows or somebody that's kind of always under the microscope as far as you know a good successful but kind of known for. Push and push the envelope a little bit. I wouldn't sleep nominations if someone Mike Babcock which turned all of check ask that you don't have any kind of on the everything's a football checking down in terms of the deal scandal learning that. Com now all that I would hope that can't get involved checker Gerson are very surreal world earning college and always trying to push to make thirteen better. Are are true to take chances from Lester Young players because you think he can help make them better. Really understand the art of team building as well also helped. Our coach Mike Babcock in vitro looters are loaded double checked. Yeah require witnessed here but if I said it. Took two minutes of prime be ...
[0:09:38] ... melding that matters get out of it even that even even the Indianapolis Colts are coming out saying it wasn't an issue if he's got to butts kicked but the issue is that you know we ...





In today's Three For All the guys discuss the latest Hope Solo story, Airport Nap Pods, and the crazy Robert Allenby in Hawaii story.

[0:00:47] ... this gigantic theorem on a college. Chalkboard so recently the photo of Matt Damon in Good Will Hunting to a place relevant meetings I appreciate the creativity very much bunkers exit. On Twitter you go for ...
[0:01:57] ... to one of those news that you it was a match adamant. Damon Huard ranked in next room just for your luggage at any other players and those yet to do as an actual hotel room. Right does that but this thing stuck in the middle of the terminal middle of the airport so if you're tired. If you're if you're a long flight delay on my yard grab one of these things but here's an op so here's a here's our work she's kind of flip ...
[0:05:40] ... individuals are extremely credible in the story. All we talked about that Robert Allenby then mr. Robert Allenby mean to get this story I'm sure everybody at this point. It's heard by subtle wider golf tournament he alleges that he ...





The guys give their immediate reaction to the Bill Belichick Deflate-Gate Press Conference

[0:01:44] ... don't I don't sit Detroit doubled doctoring a football. You know having Tom Brady have it's certain ball in practice or play with a certain ball but that was cautiously immaterial to anything that matters right. ...
[0:02:53] ... Yet everywhere up at Syracuse right now. Every media class their show bill Belichick's press conference how to deflect how to not answer tough questions how to move fought on. What they're doing that that I ...
[0:03:52] ... frankly what just happened there was genius at work what does. If Bill Belichick takes to hit for this. What happens. Or he can't suspend break we're right here about people saying well maybe maybe craft fires them. Maybe does a coach and assemble maybe it's just been diverted dry year next year maybe it was a first round draft pick if Bill Belichick is found guilty. If Tom Brady's found guilty. You will find move on in a fine. And move on. Here's the thanks Tom supposed to speak tomorrow at ...
[0:06:52] ... bus went you can envision. Bill Tom Robert Jonathan and room. And Tom Brady's not political wool are you kidding me now I got it he knew they'd they'd they are promising. They pay you all ...






Friend of the show Jerod Mayo joins the guys to talk about Christian's past drops, the growth of Collins and Hightower, and the rest of the Patriots defense.

[0:00:04] ... three from Peter McGuire won it talks in hockey but we're talking Super Bowl right now with the Seahawks and patriots a lot going on strutting down obviously but. Now the chance for up for us ...
[0:02:42] ... inflatable lord over inflated ball which is in the case. Like an Aaron Rodgers. I don't know why can't vote. And that's a little bit you can outrage in the iron. You know it doesn't mean ...
[0:04:01] ... in Iran right you know at the plate keeping yourself. You know. Jereme Perry around the right note it is the. Hey you know part of the at Baltimore given a lot of people talking about ...
[0:05:08] ... Adams Richards always key but is it even more so with this Super Bowl game against the Seahawks. To contain the run given how important marsh colleges to their office. Definitely you know and then also ...






Mike Florio joins the guys to break down the Bill Belichick press conference and the rest of the Deflate-Gate controversy.

[0:00:44] ... it's reported five you'll hear it after dale holiday. Demands the Maloney Christian Fauria particularly move that the vote 13 fourth solo. And it has got our shot understand that they did it on purpose to ...
[0:01:25] ... I I don't know that. The NFL is gonna buy that if Tom Brady says I didn't know whether any rules against how little there there had to be in a football and with that we ...
[0:02:20] ... at Talladega that happen always to make it Mike is that. If Tom Brady comes out just falls on the sorts analysts school for Phelan told tickle open air out whatever is pleads ignorance and just takes the blame. In 08 Tom Brady may be it's fine if Bill Belichick takes the blame to maybe get suspended maybe a first round pick second time offenders ...
[0:03:24] ... said my number one job is protecting the integrity of the game Troy Vincent the executive VP of football operations on my radio show PF do you live earlier this week saying this is about the ...






Reports say John Harbaugh ratted the Patriots out to the Colts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

John Harbaugh gives Bill Belichick the “Fredo, I know it was you” hug before ratting him out to the Colts. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

IIWIIOn the heels of the Deflategate controversy comes a report from Fox Sports’€™ Jason La Canfora that some members of the Ravens felt that the footballs they used to kick and punt were not properly inflated during their playoff loss to the Patriots at Gillette Stadium on Jan. 10.

The report credits league sources as questioning the balls after the Ravens’€™ kicks and punts were not traveling as far as usual.

The balls used for the teams’€™ offenses are treated differently than the ones used for the kicking game.

An NFL spokesman told Fox that he had no knowledge of the Ravens filing a complaint.

Well there you have it. The sore loser meter on this Deflategate horsecrap just went from 7.5 to 11.

John Harbaugh called for the Waaamublance after being straight up outsmarted, out thought and out strategized by Bill Belichick in the divisional playoff and it left him with two choices — either take it like a man, go home, read the rule book and work hard in the offseason to make himself a better coach, or he could take the whiny little snot way out, dialing up the Colts and offering to help them because his feelings were so hurt.

And you know what? I love this. Bring it. Embrace the hate. No one team in the AFC can beat a healthy Patriots team so they have to team up. Teams that are supposed to be enemy combatants are joining forces because they know they need a mob of coaches conspiring together to come close to Belichick’s next level thinking.

Remember Pushgate last year? Nobody thought for one second Rex Ryan was smart enough on his own to figure out the Pats‘ field goal unit was bending the rule there. He’d gotten tipped off by his brother Rob in New Orleans, who’d got beaten by the Patriots the week before. Hell, John Harbaugh had Jim Harbaugh on the sidelines with him and still couldn’t match wits with Belichick. These other, lesser coaches are forming alliances like Batman villains because they know they have no other chance against his superior football intellect.

I wouldn’t have it any other way because what this latest development proves is what I’ve been saying from the beginning. This is a witch hunt, brought about by one thing and one thing only, and that is resentment for the Patriots success. No one gives a tinker’s damn when Aaron Rodgers admits to playing fast and loose with the NFL’s air pressure specs. No one’s calling for him to be discount double suspended. Mike McCarthy‘s not on the cover of every tabloid in the nation or the top story on Drudge. Rob Johnson admits to bribing ball boys to tamper with 100 Super Bowl balls in 2003 and Warren Sapp‘s not on TV doubting the validity of his own ring. Jerome Bettis isn’t calling the championship Buccaneers “felons.”

But this is the Patriots we’re talking about. So a couple of PSIs — the football equivalent of doing 45 in a 40 zone — gets treated like a multi-state bank robbing spree. And the real crime they committed here is the unpardonable sin of beating everybody, including a snitch like John Harbaugh. Like I said, I do love it. But a people should know when they are conquered.

Embrace the hate.

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A few random thoughts after watching the Bill Belichick Deflategate press conference:

— First the obvious: He is pissed. This is post-losing-to-the-Jets level Mr. Angry Eyes Bill, and well it should be. He’s coming off one of the most complete and impressive playoff wins in the NFL in a decade, heading to the Super Bowl and here he is — back against the wall fighting off the zombie horde of media to talk about the air in the football? He is seething. And only the fact that he’s the most media-savvy football coach ever kept this from being a future Coors Light ad.

— This will come as no surprise, but I believe him when he says he knew nothing about this until Monday. The Belichick we sat with on Dale & Holley Monday afternoon was nowhere near the rage monster this Bill was. To put in visual terms, Patriots Monday Bill was about here *hand at chest level*, Thursday presser Bill was here *hand at eye level*. No one in the Patriots organization wants to see him here *hand over head*.

— I love the part about how he doesn’t give a damn how hard the football is to hand. That was the perfect defense. As Bill Parcells used to say, “Give players an excuse to lose and they’ll take it every time.” Why on God’s green field turf would a coach who pours water on the ball in practice on a sunny day and practice in arctic temperatures with a perfectly nice practice bubble right next door obsess over how many PSI the ball is?

— That Gillette Flexball ad was the best product placement of all time.

— The knee jerk take from most people in the immediate aftermath was he was throwing Tom Brady under the Jerome Bettis. I take it more as he was telling the truth. He didn’t know. Why would he? He had 99,000 problems Sunday and air pressure wasn’t one of them. I’m glad he didn’t do the perfunctory “As the head of football operations this is all on me”… “Success has many fathers but failure is an orphan”… “Buck stops here” nonsense. Because it’s BS. And it would have just thrown red meat to the jackals who are calling for his head, and possibly cost the Patriots some draft picks. If it was Brady, he’ll get a fine (which he can afford) and have to suffer through a lecture by Roger Goodell, which is punishment enough. If this was all the fault of some equipment guy — well I’m sorry for him but the world needs ditch diggers too.

— Some of my favorite Belichick moments in his whole career are times like this when engages the deflector shields on reporters. Particularly the “real” news types. Like the time that pompous anchorman came to the first day training camp 2013, introduced himself, gave his hard news curriculum vitae and asked about Tim Tebow and The Hooded One just repeated, “Here to help our football team” line until everyone packed their TV trucks and went home. This was reminiscent of that. These empty hairdos are used to dealing with political flaks who have to kiss their asses. They have no idea how to handle a guy who gets his power from winning, not good press.

— That said, “I told you everything I know” and “I have no explanation” are good. But neither have the simple, concise brilliance of “We’re onto Cincinnati.”

— The grandstanding hack who thought he was getting in a good zinger with, “What do you say to critics who are challenging your character, which seems to go well beyond the sport of football?” should find himself a safe house or a relative close by. Lay low for a while.

— Part of me still wishes he’d gone all wrestling heel manager on everybody. “Footballs? We don’t care about your footballs! We don’t care about your air pressure! We crushed the Ravens! We broke the backs of the Colts!  If they’re too stupid to figure out how to beat us, what am I supposed to do? Coach them too? Do you think this brain thing is a gimmick? And Sunday, February 1 we’re gonna do the same think to those pukes from Seattle at University of Phoenix Stadium! Ticket are on sale now! Be therrre!” — Billy “The Brain” Belichick. But I’m a victim of Belichick’s respect for the game I guess.

— The circumstances around this presser aren’t anywhere near what they were on the Aaron Hernandez one, obviously. But I have to say his performance was right up there with that one. He has really refined his technique over the years. I can’t wait to see how good he is with his next major scandal press conference.

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