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10/07/2010 - 1:15pm
Francona on D&H: 'Tek's true colors showed'

Terry Francona joined Dale & Holley to take one last look at the 2010 season as well as look back at 2004 after the recent 30-for-30 documentary about the American League Championship series. The manager was asked about his decision to lift Jason Varitek during the season's final game so he could get an ovation from the Fenway crowd.

 

"I thought Tek's true colors really showed this year," Francona said. "Things didn't work out the way he expected them to. Going all the way back to when we acquired Victor [Martinez], this guy had a lot of chances to either want to go somewhere else or not show his leadership, and all he did was get better. He got more vocal. He got more open. He communicated. I just wanted him to have a chance to let the fans show their appreciation." 

 

On the bullpen, Francona said that the price tag was simply too high to make a trade at the deadline. "I thought we were...

10/07/2010 - 12:47pm
Four missing from start of Pats practice

FOXBORO — According to multiple reports, the following players were not at the start of practice this afternoon for the Patriots: cornerback Terrence Wheatley, offensive lineman Nick Kaczur, running back Fred Taylor and defensive lineman Mike Wright. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.


10/07/2010 - 12:19pm
Belichick explains Moss trade

FOXBORO — Talking about the trade of Randy Moss Thursday morning, Patriots coach Bill Belichick denied that there was a single incident that led to the decision to trade Moss. He also called the report that there was an incident on the plane coming back from Miami a “total fabrication,” and added, “There was never any incident or discipline problem with Randy. There never has been one with me in four years.”

In a press conference that lasted just over six minutes, Belichick said Moss was “really a pleasure to coach,” and he “enjoyed having him on our team.” He also mentioned that the deal was not related to money.

“When I spoke with Randy yesterday morning, our conversations, consistent with what they’ve been over the last four years, were honest, open and very forthright,” Belichick said. “We talked about a lot of things which I will keep between Randy and...

10/07/2010 - 11:52am
Carter: 'Randy makes everyone better'

Cris Carter, who played with Randy Moss in Minnesota, joined Dale & Holley to talk about Moss and the trade that sent the receiver back to the Vikings. Carter said he wasn't surprised by the move. "I thought it would be Randy's last year [with New England], so the alternative is to trade him," he said. "I think it's a better deal for New England to trade him then to let him walk and not get anything for him."

 

Carter called Moss the best deep threat in the history of football. "That one thing that he does, he's done it better than anyone who's played football," Carter said. "There's no other deep threat like Randy Moss in the history of football. Randy Moss is the best deep threat that football has ever seen. I don't care if you like him. I don't care if you think he plays 80 percent of the time. I don't care if you don't like what he wears, how he wears his hair, that's a fact. The rest of the stuff is...

10/07/2010 - 10:40am
Pats re-sign Ojinnaka, add QB to prac. squad

The Patriots announced that they have re-signed offensive lineman Quinn Ojinnaka and also signed quarterback Brett Ratliff to the practice squad. Ojinnaka was acquired from the Falcons in August and then waived Sept. 30. He has played in 39 games and started 12 in his four-year career.

 

Ratliff has spent time with the Jets, Brown and Jaguars. The Jags released Ratliff last week.

 

For more Patriots news, visit the team page at weei.com/patriots


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