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01/03/2011 - 3:53pm
Suggs: Bengals taunted me about Brady

Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs, who is well known in New England for his dislike of the Patriots and Tom Brady, apparently also does not like players who admire Brady.

 

Suggs did not receive a penalty for his smack to the head of Bengals receiver Jerome Simpson in Baltimore's 13-7 win Sunday, although the league undoubtedly will take a look at the play. According to Suggs, the reason for his hit was because of what Simpson said about the Patriots quarterback.

 

"He came saying Tom Brady was his favorite quarterback," Suggs said with a laugh. "So, it was instantly beef. It was rap beef, though, it wasn't street beef."

 

On the play leading up to the confrontation, Suggs was demolished on a block by Bengals offensive tackle Andrew Whitworth, who pushed Suggs back, knocked off his helmet, flattened him and then landed on top of him. While Suggs was on all fours, Simpson picked up Suggs'...

01/03/2011 - 2:03pm
Rask expected to start for Bruins
By: DJ Bean

According to reports out of Toronto, Tuukka Rask was the first Bruins goaltender off the ice at their morning skate, suggesting the 23-year-old will be the B's starting goalie when they take on the Maple Leafs. 

 

Rask made his 10th start of the season on Saturday, allowing three goals to the Sabres on 16 shots in the first period before getting pulled. This technically marks the first time this season that Rask has started two games in a row. Tim Thomas has played in the last eight games, seven of which he started. 

 

Rask is 2-7-1 this season. For more on the Bruins, visit weei.com/bruins


01/03/2011 - 1:53pm
Wilfork on D&H: Browns started turnaround

As part of WEEI's Patriots Monday, defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show, one day after the Patriots closed out the regular season with a 38-7 domination of the Dolphins.

 

Wilfork was flagged for a personal foul during Sunday's game but only had time for a brief explanation from the referee who made the call. "He said something about me hitting to the head," Wilfork said. "I don't know if I did or didn't. I've seen a little clip of it and it didn't seem like I did. I don't know. I don't know. The only thing I can continue to do is play ball.

 

"I don't think it was anything dirty from my part. When I went in, I didn't intend to hit him in the head. … We know how everything is with protection of players. A rule is a rule. So, if I did hit him in his helmet, we'll have to take it up with the league. It really didn't bother me as much. But a penalty...

01/03/2011 - 12:56pm
Meriweather on D&H: No respect for D

Patriots defensive back Brandon Meriweather checked in for his weekly chat on the Dale & Holley show page Monday as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.

 

Asked how he would spend the bye week before the Patriots' playoff opener, Meriweather said: "Just trying to get better. It's a time where you focus even harder now. You've got to take your game up a notch. You just try to focus on the little things and let your body heal."

 

Despite the recent success of the Patriots defense and his selection to the Pro Bowl, Meriweather said the defensive unit continues to be overlooked. "We will never get the respect we deserve. And that's just the truth," he said. "You know it, I know it. We could have the best defense in NFL history, and we would never get the respect we deserve."

 

Pressed as to why he feels that way, he responded: "Because this team is still offensive-friendly. It...

01/03/2011 - 9:57am
Esiason on D&C: Steelers a threat to Pats

Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Patriots and the NFL.

 

Following the Patriots' rout of the Dolphins on Sunday, Esiason said Tom Brady will get his vote for MVP. "I do believe he's playing his best football of his career," Esiason said. "Even the years that he won the Super Bowl and even the year they went 19-0 and went to the Super Bowl. To me, this was by far his best season, especially in the last six games. ... Brady has been on another level since the Cleveland game."

 

Added Esiason: "I would not be surprised if he wins the award going away, probably 95 to 5 percent of the votes [for Michael Vick]."

 

However, for Coach of the Year, Esiason said he's likely to pass over Bill Belichick in favor of the coach of the Buccaneers. Said Esiason: "Raheem Morris, 10-6, they're not...

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