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10/20/2010 - 6:16pm
Harrison: 'Meriweather not a dirty player'

Speaking with Peter King and Ross Tucker on Sirius NFL Radio Wednesday, Rodney Harrison discussed a conversation he had with Brandon Meriweather following the safety's hit on Todd Heap. Meriweather was fined $50,000 by the NFL for the helmet-to-helmet collision.

 

"I asked Brandon, ‘If the NFL fines you a great deal of money or they suspend you, will this change the way you play?' He told me absolutely,” said Harrison. "That’s the message the NFL is sending and I think a lot of players will echo that same sentiment."

 

Harrison, now a pregame analyst for NBC Sports, was asked if he thought Meriweather would learn from this incident and adjust his playing style.

 

"No question,” Harrison said. “Because Brandon Meriweather is not a dirty player. He is a guy that plays hard."

 

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10/20/2010 - 5:58pm
Steven Tyler to sing anthem at B's opener
By: DJ Bean

Aerosmith lead singer Steven Tyler will sing the National Anthem prior to the Bruins' home opener Thursday against the Washington Capitals, the team announced Wednesday. Tyler is in Boston promoting the Bruins foundation, which is beginning a season-long raffle to win a customized Bruins motorcycle. 

 

The Bruins are 3-1 on the season thus far with six points after beginning the season with games in Prague, New Jersey, and Washington, D.C. For more on the Bruins, visit their team page at weei.com/bruins. 


10/20/2010 - 3:08pm
Rask: Goalie controversy talk 'kind of sucks'
By: DJ Bean

Bruins goaltender Tuukka Rask, seemingly the Bruins' No. 1 goaltender entering the year, has played in just one of the team's first four games of the 2010-11 season. Rask started the season-opener in Prague, a 5-2 loss, with Tim Thomas parlaying his start the next day into three straight wins between the pipes for the Bruins. Rask isn't overly concerned with playing time, but the notion of a goaltending controversy in Boston has been disappointing for the young Finnish netminder.

 

"You guys do your jobs, you write [your stories]," Rask told WEEI.com on Wednesday. "We know where we stand. We know what the deal is. Obviously you guys try to create stories and people read you and stuff, but when you talk about goalie controversy, obviously we don't feel that way. It kind of sucks, but there's nothing we can do about it."

 

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10/20/2010 - 2:16pm
Brady: 'It's a dangerous game'

FOXBORO -- Reacting to the whirlwind of controversy in the NFL over helmet-to-helmet and head shots and the league's swift reaction, Tom Brady said Wednesday that the league and its players are trying to walk a fine line. His teammate Brandon Meriweather was fined $50,000 for his hit on Baltimore's Todd Heap while Pittsburgh's James Harrison was fined $75,000 and says he's considering retirement because the league is overreacting. 

 

“To tell you the truth, I didn’t see the play and I still haven’t seen the play," Brady said of Meriweather's hit. "It’s a dangerous game, it really is. I think we all signed up to this game knowing that it’s dangerous. I know Rodney Harrison did too, and I heard some of Rodney’s comments about the style of play. Nobody wants to see anybody get hurt.

 

“That’s not why we play the game, but we also know that the physical nature of...

10/20/2010 - 1:22pm
Pats practice: Edelman, Taylor absent

FOXBORO -- Julian Edelman, Fred Taylor and Jarrad Page were all missing from the open portion of Patriots practice on Wednesday as the team began on-field preparations for the San Diego Chargers this Sunday in Southern California.

 

Edelman suffered a head injury in the second half of Sunday's win over Baltimore while Page sustained a calf injury. Neither player returned. Taylor has missed the last two games since injuring a toe during the game against Buffalo on Sept. 26 at Gillette Stadium. The team practiced on the upper practice fields in sweats and shells. 

 

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