Rodney joined the show and re-iterated the point that the Jerod Mayo injury, although "devastating," is an obstacle that coach Belichick can overcome. He also had a lot of thoughts about Brandon Browner and what he needs to do to get on the field.
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“Dillard’s has got some pretty good stuff,” Fauria noted.
“What is this guy doing?” Merloni asked. “You play in the NFL. You go to Dillard’s. What is it, just for the rush? Just to see if you can get away with it?”
Said Benz: “That’s a weird combination, too, the underwear and cologne. Was he expecting a big night and he just didn’t have his wallet, and he couldn’t go out with whoever it was without the underwear and cologne?”
– Esquire magazine named 40-year-old Penelope Cruz the Sexiest Woman Alive in its current issue.
“Now, I’m a fan,” Benz said. “Definitely in the top echelon, top tier. Maybe even a second-liner. But first-line power play? MVP? Penelope Cruz? Really?”
Explained Fauria: “If somebody is sexy, if they have a lot of sex appeal, it doesn’t necessarily mean looks. It’s how they carry themselves. Maybe it’s how they dress, maybe they’re funny. Because there’s a lot of ugly, goofy-looking guys that have hot women. It has nothing to do with their looks, because their sex appeal is their charm. . . . The fact is they’re not basing this on looks. Because if they’re basing it on looks, I could walk down the street, I could go right now, walk out of this radio station and I could find 10 in New York City that are twice as hot as Penelope Cruz.”
As Coach Belichick alluded to during the Dale and Holley show yesterday, the injuries sustained to LB Jerod Mayo and RB Stevan Ridley were NOT minor. Both players will likely be out for the rest of the season. Current and former players have dubbed him "The Tom Brady of the defense." MFB talk about how difficult it will be to replace him.
Hernandez had been confined to his cell at the Bristol House of Correction for 21 hours per day, but the former Patriots tight end was moved three months ago to Nashua and now is in general population, Suffolk Sheriff Steven Tompkins told the Herald.
“This bothers me more than Ebola right now,” Callahan said, adding: “He gets to sleep late, work out, watch football. Is that a vacation or is that prison?”
Suggested Dennis: “They should be made to listen to it on the radio.”
“Even the gays have something to offer the Pope,” Dennis said.
“What about the guys who threw condoms at the bishop in New York outside of church. Do they have something to offer?” Callahan asked.
Replied Minihane: “If I’m a homosexual and I grew up in the Catholic church, I’d be awfully angry at them, too, wouldn’t you be, if you’re a practicing Catholic? … They’ve turned their back on you. They’ve said it’s a sin for years and years and years.”
TUESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB playoffs: Cardinals at Giants, 4:07 p.m. (FS1; WEEI-AM)
MLB playoffs: Orioles at Royals, 8:07 p.m. (TBS; WEEI-AM) NHL: Sabres at Hurricanes, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN)
College football: Louisiana-Lafayette at Texas State, 8 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: Exhibition, United States vs. Honduras, 8 p.m. (ESPN)
Soccer: European Championship qualifying, Denmark vs. Portugal, 2:30 p.m. (ESPN2)
Soccer: European Championship qualifying, Germany vs. Ireland, 9 p.m. (FS1)
AROUND THE WEB:
– Florida State coach Jimbo Fisher lauded the ability of reigning Hesiman Trophy winner Jameis Winston to “compartmentalize things,” keeping his focus on the field despite the controversy surrounding him. That’s good news for the Seminoles, because the off-field issues don’t appear to be ending anytime soon.
The company, James Spence Authentication, posted on its website more than 950 items autographed by Winston. Fisher said he believed Winston when the QB told him he did not sign items for money.
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Meanwhile, Winston reportedly has been notified that a formal hearing will be held to determine if he broke the school’s code of conduct related to an allegation of sexual assault in December 2012. The state already declined to press charges in that case due to inconsistencies and flaws in the evidence.
Sadi Fisher on Monday: “This country is based off being innocent until proven guilty, not guilty ’til you’re proven innocent. There is no victim because there was no crime. We’re convicting a guy over things that are not true, based on evidence.
“There’s facts of the case and what the reports are. Public opinion wants to do what they do. They don’t get what they want. … We believe in him, 100 percent.”
– Controversial Bengals linebacker Vontaze Burfict is drawing the ire of Panthers players for his behavior in Sunday’s 37-37 tie, when he was penalized for two personal fouls and escaped punishment despite twisting the ankles of two Carolina players after tackles.
“There is no place in the game for a player doing extra stuff,” said Panthers coach Ron Rivera, who indicated he will send the league video of Burfict’s actions.
Burfict, who was not drafted last year out of Arizona State due in part to his history of behavioral issues but made the Pro Bowl as a rookie, twisted the ankles of quarterback Cam Newton and tight end Greg Olsen, both after Carolina touchdowns.
“I think the punishment needs to go beyond a fine,” Olsen said. “Guys like that don’t learn from that stuff.”
Burfict missed the previous two games after being concussed in each of Cincinnati’s first two games. Bengals coach Marvin Lewis said he was concerned about Burfict being too hyped to play, although he did not address the player’s misdeeds.
Olsen said Burfict is “a hard-nosed player” who needs to be reeled in by the league.
“At some point if the NFL wants to say it really cares about guys’ safety, they need to start putting guys out for weeks, because me and Cam are lucky we weren’t out for weeks, or Kelvin [Benjamin] isn’t out for weeks,” Olsen said. “If you’re going to start putting guys on other teams out, then the ramifications need to equal that.”
Goodell, who will be joined by other NFL officials, is looking for a more effective policy and the ability to hand out punishments more quickly.
“We’ve had meetings with the union, we’ve discussed alternatives,” Goodell said last week at the owners meetings. “We discussed alternatives internally well in advance of this. We’ve been looking at it over the last year or so. Are there different alternatives that would make it more efficient or effective?”
The union wants a neutral arbiter to decide player conduct issues, while Goodell is hesitant to give up his right to oversee all cases.
“I come back to the point and I can’t get past it: Our game is worse off because Roger has held all this power,” Winston said. “Instead of collectively bargaining a personal conduct policy, instead of bringing in the players, it is, ‘We know best and you don’t.’
“The game is worse off because of choices they have made. We’re hoping they will recognize there are flaws in the system.”
ON THIS DAY TRIVIA (answer below): On Oct. 14, 1975, the Red Sox lost Game 3 of the World Series to the Reds, 6-5, in 10 innings. The game is remembered in Boston for a controversial play in the 10th in which which Sox catcher Carlton Fisk made contact with which Reds player who had dropped a bunt in an effort to move the eventual winning run to second base?
QUOTE OF THE DAY: “We love those guys, we play for those guys, we win for those guys, the guys that don’t have the opportunity to be out there with us. Those are our brothers. We work with those guys. Nobody works harder than Jerod and Stevan. Nobody loves the team and football more than those two guys. We’re going to go out there and play our best for them.” – Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, during his weekly Monday appearance on Dennis & Callahan, on injured teammates Jerod Mayo and Stevan Ridley
‘NET RESULTS (mobile users, check the website to see the videos): From a high school football game in Texas, Hebron brings nine players into a tight formation behind the kicker, but one player quietly stays by the sideline, and he retrieves the onside kick against Allen.
TRIVIA ANSWER: Ed Armbrister
SOOTHING SOUNDS: Thomas Dolby was born on this day in 1956.
Patriots head coach Bill Belichick sits down with us on a Patriots Monday after the Patriots handled business and beat the Bills to take over the lead in the AFC East, but may have lost Steven Ridley and Jerod Mayo for the entire season.