It just wouldn’t be a Super Bowl weekend for the Patriots without somebody leaking a potential bombshell story. It’s like the press has this special kit stored away that they break out at times like this labeled “EMERGENCY DISTRACTION SUPPLY: OPEN IN CASE OF NEW ENGLAND IN SUPER BOWL.”

So it wasn’t enough for Woody Johnson to tell the world he wants Darrelle Revis back in the middle of the season. Now we’ve got Rex Ryan openly lusting after Revis on the morning of Super Bowl. Look, it’s no secret Revis is the girl Ryan never got over. That he’s Ryan’s One That Got Away. His Great White Buffalo. And the fact Shrex is utterly incapable of giving up on thinking about him and moving on with his life of 4-12 seasons is obvious.

But in what universe is it OK for teams to be leaking this stuff? Any day on the calendar, but especially when said Object of Desire is prepping for the biggest game of his life? We’ve got the NFL being run by this drone – The CommissionerBot 2000 – who’s programmed to prattle on and on about some inconsequential nonsense like the PSI of the ball in a 38 point blowout, while doing nothing about the fact that the best franchise in his league plays in a division that’s become Tampering Central. The AFC Cheats.

Why is somebody from the league office not on the phone right now asking Adam Schefter where he’s getting this from? Why isn’t the same Brute Squad that is breaking down footage of Timmy the Towel Boy’s potty break in Ryan’s office right now demanding to know if he said this? What bigger priority do they have right now than one of the five most important players in the most important game of the century is being messed around with on game day morning?

I mean, why do I even need to point out that Darrelle Revis is NOT a free agent? You can say he’s got a bad cap hit for next year. You can assume his contract is onerous and the Patriots will want to redo it. But why? Who’s to say they won’t do anything? That they’ll just be content to keep him and that he’ll happily spend next season playing in New England sleeping on a giant pile of gold? That is 100% up to the Patriots, not to the Jets or Bills. And they have no more right to openly covet thy neighbor’s cornerback right now than they do to tell Schefter they want Richard Sherman or Kam Chancellor.

But nothing will be done about this. You know it, I know it, the NFL and Rex Ryan know it. Because nothing is considered wrong when it’s done against the Patriots, pure and simple. The league is supposed to be really serious about enforcing the rule against tampering. But the way more important rule is the anti-Patriots double standard.

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Richard Sherman has been talked about all week along with Earl Thomas, Kam Chancellor and all the big named Seattle defensive players - how do the Pats attack such a talented group? Price says perhaps LaFell or Amendola underneath or on screens...or do the Pats try to run the ball more? The guys discuss the best way to use Gronk today and what Seattle will do to negate him. Steve and Chris say they won't do anything different than they normally do aka double team Gronk.

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[0:02:42] ... to. Avoid with city. Having to after Richard Sherman you'll your Olympic Tom Brady. Two number is healthy respect for combo thing he has a year. Yeah I think you look at it as an area ...
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[0:07:19] ... us later on in the show. Which takes up until 2 o'clock Christian Fauria will join us as well more from Steve and Chris on the West Coast it's acts Sports Radio WEEI. ...






Greg, DeOssie and Price discuss how Russell Wilson and Marshawn Lynch will look to attack the versatile Pats D. Can the Pats contain Wilson and not let him attack with the read/option?

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By the time Super Bowl Sunday arrives, I’ve seen all the panels of analysts previewing the game I can stand. Not to mention the previews of panels analyzing the game or analysis of previewers panelizing the damn thing.

So I turn instead to the internet and search for the best Patriots Pump Up video I can find. This was my favorite. The Muhammed Ali clips at the beginning brought me to tears and the Julian Edelman-to-Danny Amendola pass brought me to ecstasy. This is two-tissue Patriots Porn.

Let’s kick this thing off already.

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Greg get's Steve and Chris' perspective on the events and parties of the week. They both think Arizona is a great site for the game. Then the guys get into the historic perspective on this SB and if the Seahawks are the best opponent the Pats have ever faced in this game.

[0:00:21] ... in the media senator out there as we get you ready for Super Bowl 49 in and before I get to all the other. You know on important aspects of Super Bowl week in all the unimportant stuff like trains in the game in game plan and who's gonna win all that stuff. It's ...
[0:07:13] ... all the reviews from a couple of years ago it's a great Super Bowl city if people never bend their. Everything is within. And all of 45 block radius everything is right there including the stadium in the middle of the city. That's up for a large reasons recent what made it such a great suitable city it's a Smart thing I didn't realize that everything without Glendale. Last time that's just that's it there's nothing out in Glendale nothing that is like having you know at the Super Bowl in Foxborough thing. Let's play everything NFL experience all the parts are put everything in Foxborough right put everything in Boston part of it in downtown Phoenix. And then you go play game on sun. The only thing within me that posters say you the other fellow won't be fooled do that would they did a great job in hosting a great Super Bowl. You're absolutely right it's everything's we're in the area but they had exceptional weather big Cuba camp put in me. Into that ...
[0:08:41] ... everything that's that needed to. It is wrong to have a great Super Bowl they should do with their all time. This is pretty close what should get what get a label in that here here's ...
[0:10:10] ... on him and at. If I remember correctly and I do the Super Bowl from room. He 98 and one thing the 99 was an idea the Saint Louis thanks Tennessee so although the storm that was there yeah and that's a reason why Atlanta hasn't gotten that sense but. They're building a new blow stadium dominated my guess is they will get a Super Bowl in the upcoming years as well. The show hoping they do to lose one win. They say they've reward joy or pride or the only prize the other rule. And go the other broke well but builders stadium you so publicly on sought New Yorkers auden Jacksonville you saw it. You know Detroit and Minnesota's Dennis Melissa Leo Leo and I mean Detroit hosting them. Then the Detroit goes through Super Bowl was. It's just it was sound correct to me and forget the ideas that'd that'd colleges open your mind it just doesn't sound. Doesn't sound attractive I would bet that those Detroit. Since the suitable to his two goals and I've vote peacefully noble. Yep so. You guys talk about ten to one ratio of of seahawk fans to illegally to patriot fans. What's been the general vibe this week not from fans because we all know that seahawk fans of the Seattle and patriot fans or pick the patriots but from a the general media consensus and and NFL consensus. Anybody or people. Leaning one way or ...






The boys discuss the past, present and future of the career of one Pete Carroll and how he turned things around.

[0:00:32] ... a great moves and in the history in the felt like our Bill Belichick. As Pete Carroll earlier this week during his press conference. They think that was from Friday. With the bill ballot check its ...
[0:01:22] ... and a very good. As I said before the break not a Super Bowl winning coach necessarily but a very good NFL coach did you think he added and I'm. I think he's a great example ...
[0:03:11] ... played for that I knew instantly were. Above and beyond the norm Bill Belichick stands out as the first coached but he looked evidence OK disguise completely different. Tom Coughlin was another guy won the voice on the BC not only storm in the rose. Us on the BC. Even as a ...
[0:07:46] ... things get tough. The first guys they're gonna go after the coat winter weather's so Estrich troopers when they feel like they're not be appreciated. When they feel like they're not getting paid when they feel ...






The guys discuss what radio row looks like after a huge week in Phoenix, ticket sales and major story lines this week leading up to the actual game.

[0:00:24] ... on this week about the challenges. The days leading up to the Super Bowl in. Getting ready getting prepared for Super Bowl 49 of which we have the national broadcast right here on Sports Radio WEE idol kicked things off. Just after. 63430. A ...
[0:06:26] ... the Seattle fans bottles and you cut. You know peace in Ramallah patriot fans in Boston fans jamming I know you say it's it's ten to one group there's still a decent amount and you don't the match up as a whole whether it's on the field or all the stuff floating around off the field. This is about as intriguing although all the Super Bowl is I can think of in the in the last ten or fifteen years. Yeah I I I agree Ria because you're ...
[0:07:36] ... how we Seattle and trying slowdown Robert tells ski and you know Tom Brady and did the special teams it's just it's there's there's literally about fourteen or fifteen individual matchup you can point to win this team. They could all to believe determine who wins a. And then you also have that contrast in coaching styles even mow. Having played for both Pete Carroll and Bill Belichick I can tell you the ball very bright football. Pete Carroll. When recorded the jets. Struck me as a as a very ...
[0:09:34] ... guys thought the peak hour could be successful not a not necessarily Super Bowl winning coach but just a successful coach at the NFL level will take a break we'll come back. More with Chris and Steve audit radio row in Phoenix will. Sprinkling your phone calls as well as well the course of the morning into the afternoon where whipping until 2 o'clock eastern time gets you ready. For the Super Bowl would get the national broadcast right here of Sports Radio WEEI this is FL Sunday exports radio WEEI. ...






Dickerson and Price kick things off on NFL Sunday discussing how we can finally get into the nuts and bolts of the game. They talk a little about deflategate and how that will effect the game if at all and get into huge matchup that this game is.

[0:00:42] ... buddy Steve DeOssie Chris price Tom Carney will join us later on Christian Fauria is well have a whole. Misch washing as we look back at the weaker of the two weeks that was we'll look back at the season. That was as well with a patriots in the NFL of course. Looking ahead to the 630. Approximate kick off in Glendale Arizona Super Bowl 49 between the patriots. And the Seattle Seahawks let get this thing started. By bringing in Chris Wright who Louise. Radio row were on radio row. In Phoenix and now assumed Steve DeOssie will join us and we'll look everything up Chris how are you. Not eight to a reporter dropped to a great thank you. 'cause you week. It's been crazy but it's been fun I mean this is what the Super Bowl should be it should feel a little extra height should be a little extra excitement. It should be you know if you ...
[0:01:57] ... don't forget about the run up between the conference championship in the Super Bowl. In even if we didn't have to talk about a hundred way to football that took it feel like they're in the ...
[0:03:41] ... are you start to participate darker. Don't know it outside if you're. Super Bowl cocooned Chris it it dissipated around here in and everywhere outside the Phoenix Glendale Scottsdale area right I think it all really ...
[0:05:58] ... State FiOS is gonna join us are a little bit later on Christian Fauria Tom current our regulars. Here on NFL Sunday that's and this sort of bittersweet because. Not only is that the pregame show with a pre pre game show to the Super Bowl Super Bowl 49 we gotta get you ready. This morning and into this afternoon or tonight's game is also the finale it is also the final. Are NFL Sunday for the season and it's things like this this season has as obsolete. Flown by. Chris we talked about the season flying by and we go all the way back to the beginning. Remind me and refresh my memory. And what was your Super Bowl pick before the season. And and where you after that infamous Kansas City game. We are your opinions lie on this team. ...






WEEI.com's Chris Price joins Christian live from Phoenix to give his final thoughts on Super Bowl XLIX.

[0:00:11] ... chance to really get your election. Before we go to full on Super Bowl coverage tomorrow. And for the past two weeks lot of people have been out in Arizona. Bringing you all of the action ...
[0:00:57] ... and it was relatively quiet country then I have another super six Super Bowl I've never seen a community. Role in all. Around the stadium and in. In just in the greater Phoenix area like that ...
[0:01:58] ... brilliant and I always hate the best moment. And Paul in the Super Bowl always electrical charger literally in the middle fortunately or average or or you know. Air and in number five or go off ...
[0:03:24] ... you sort of look back at some of the patriots more recent Super Bowl. Performances in the you know it's not exactly been Evan exactly the lighting the score so I see an all lot of ...






The Obnoxious Boston Fan from Boston.com joins Chris from Las Vegas to give us insight on small bets people make throughout Super Bowl XLIX, and what tomorrow's game means for Tom Brady's legacy.

[0:00:00] ... Patriots getting separate Super Bowl 49. Joining me from Vegas. In notches Boston man it's bill Spiro is real OB app on Twitter which Abbott and bill. ...
[0:01:17] ... year they had a 119. Point seven million dollar take on the Super Bowl week in which was a record. And I think to the fact that this Seattle destroyed Denver they took in about 70% ...
[0:02:37] ... been here forever. And what they told me about that is on Super Bowl week. A lot of the sharps back off they bad early and then they just sort of step away so. I think ...
[0:04:14] ... through a box score fought through an official league staff. So like Tom Brady's completions verses Dwyane Wade points. Exactly and it was one that I noted in my story. Kevin Doran points tonight Burris. Ron longest catch tomorrow in ...