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01/21/2013 - 11:07am
Belichick: 'Deal with me again next year'

FOXBORO — The longest tenured coach in the NFL announced Monday that he would be back for a 14th season as head coach of the Patriots in 2013.

“I’ll be here,” Bill Belichick announced toward the end of his season-ending press conference with the media at Gillette Stadium. “You’ll have to deal with me again next year. I know that’s disappointing for a lot of you. Until I’m told otherwise, I plan on being here.”

As for the accomplishments of his team following a season-ending loss in the AFC championship, Belichick said there was plenty to be proud of.

“We won 13 games,” Belichick said of the 13-5 mark his team posted in 18 games. “We’re playing in the AFC championship game. Not a whole lot of teams are saying that. Our production.”


01/21/2013 - 11:00am
Belichick on loss: 'It was a crash landing'

FOXBORO — Bill Belichick summed up the mood inside Gillette Stadium a day after the Patriots’ season came to an end with a 28-13 loss to the Ravens in the AFC championship.

“That’s the NFL. The last game, you play a game this time of year, you’re either [in] euphoria or it’s a crash landing,” Belichick said. “And for us yesterday, it was a crash landing. A year ago at this time, it was the other feeling.

“It’s one or the other. There’s no in between and there’s certainly no soft landing. The season is suddenly [over]. The season that is very much alive and with great hopes and expectations and energy suddenly crashes and it’s over. That’s the way it is and way it’s going to be for every team but one this year. That’s the NFL. It’s not going to change.

“That’s the way it is. Unfortunately, that...

01/21/2013 - 10:17am
Brady on D&C: 'A bad night to have a bad night'

Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning, following Sunday’s 28-13 loss to the Ravens that ended the Patriots’ season one game short of the Super Bowl.

“We just didn’t make many critical plays, the ones that really could have gotten us over the hump. It was just poor execution on our part. It was just a rough night,” Brady said. “There’s other games where we haven’t executed as well, but your margin of error is different when you’re playing the best teams. Baltimore’s always a tough game for us. Even when we play our best, it’s a tough game. They play very well. We just couldn’t get enough going and string together enough good plays to score touchdowns when we needed to.”

Added Brady: “We’re capable of playing so well, but we just weren’t able to do it yesterday. It’s just a bad night to have a bad...

01/21/2013 - 8:59am
Esiason on D&C: 'Patriots are a better team'

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning to talk about the Patriots’ 28-13 loss to the Ravens in Sunday’s AFC championship game.

“There’s something else going on here,” Esiason said of the Ravens’ emotional playoff run. “I still believe that the Patriots are a better team. But those words probably ring hollow to a lot of people this morning, simply because the Ravens, in the second half especially, really played a whale of a football game.”

Added Esiason: “I understand there’s a frustration that you lose a home game, especially when you’re 67-0 at halftime if you’re Tom Brady, and somehow you inexplicably lose this football game a beat-up older Ravens football team that really, in my estimation, when I look at it, I’m still a little bit surprised that this...

01/21/2013 - 7:51am
Mashup: Te'o grants interview to Katie Couric

Welcome to Monday’s Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories from our news wire.

MONDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NHL: Jets at Bruins, 1 p.m. (NESN) NHL: Red Wings at Blue Jackets, 7:30 p.m. (NBCSN) NBA: Pacers at Grizzlies, 1 p.m. (ESPN) NBA: Nets at Knicks, 3:30 pm. (NBATV) NBA: Spurs at 76ers, 7 p.m. (TNT) NBA: Lakers at Bulls, 9:30 p.m. (TNT) College basketball: Cincinnati at Syracuse, 3:30 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Oklahoma State at Baylor, 5:30 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Georgetown at Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Bethune-Cookman at Savannah State, 7:30 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: Southern at Alabama A&M, 9:30 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: Texas at Oklahoma, 9:30 p.m. (ESPN)

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