Patriots safety Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show Monday to talk about the bye week and the team's upcoming game against the Ravens. Meriweather said that it was business as usual with the Randy Moss trade and that he had not heard anything about an alleged altercation between Moss and Tom Brady.
"It was a team decision, and that was the decision they made," Meriweather said of the trade. "I really didn't have anything to think about. It is what it is."
Meriweather said Moss was a big help to him, offering advice and support despite playing on the opposite side of the ball. "To me, he was a great teammate," Meriweather said. "He was a really, really good teammate. When I first started going through problems, he was the first one to come talk to me. He told me to keep my head up and just focus on the small things and get better. He was always the person that always...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the team won’t alter its approach to game-planning because Randy Moss is no longer around.
In a Monday afternoon conference call with reporters, Belichick said that even though Moss has been traded to Minnesota, “I think we’ll still be using the same playbook.”
“We’ll go through the same process we go through every week, which is looking at the team we are playing and look at what our options are and try and come up with the best game plan that we can against them. I don’t think it’ll be any different,” Belichick said.
“I mean, we have guys that go in and out of the lineup from week to week based on injury or whatever the circumstances are. It’s not that unusual to game plan with a player one week and then without him next week and then with him the following week. I think we’ll still be using the same playbook....
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork checked in with the Dale & Holley show as he does every week as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Wilfork called Moss a "great teammate," adding: "[Everybody in] the locker room loved him. There aren't too many people that don't like him."
As for why Moss was traded, Wilfork said: "Classic case of business being business. Sometimes you forget about the business part of it. But that's all it was about."
Wilfork said he saw no signs that Moss let his disappointment with his contract situation affect his dealing with the team or play on the field. "It didn't seem that way to me," he said.
Despite the loss of Moss, Wilfork said he still has confidence in the Patriots. "I love our chances," he said. "I don't feel any different from minicamp to now."
Following this past weekend's bye...
On a conference call with reporters Monday afternoon, Patriots coach Bill Belichick dismissed a report from CBS analyst Charley Casserly that said Tom Brady and Randy Moss were involved in an altercation in the days leading up to the trade of Moss to Minnesota.
“That’s news to me,” Belichick said of Casserly’s report, which said the two players had to be separated.
“The week before Moss was traded, Tom Brady and Randy Moss went toe-to-toe and had to be separated,” Casserly said on the CBS pregame show on Sunday. “One of Brady’s problems with Moss was his behavior as a Patriot. One of the things overheard was Brady telling Moss, ‘You’ve got to cut your beard.’ And Moss counters, ‘You’ve got to get your hair cut. You look like a girl.’”
There is some history between Casserly and Belichick. Casserly reported on Jan. 3, 2010, that...
With athletes' bad behavior a repetitive theme recently, we decided to look through the archives for stories about local stars who had run-ins with the law. For Monday's LEEInks List, we've got 10 memorable occasions of Boston athletes of the last three decades who were arrested. Check it out at the LEEInks blog.
Greg and Chris talk more offseason happenings with the Pats and their plans. They talk about some of the free agents toward the bottom of the list with Stevan Ridley and Dan Connolly. Price thinks that Connolly could end up back with the Pats and Ridley elsewhere (Cowboys?), but Greg thinks they both could be back. They also chat about the departure of VInce Wilfork and what he meant to the organization, the re-signing of McCourty and more.
The very first airing of the offseason edition of NFL Sunday gets underway with Greg and Chris delving into the free agency period and how the Pats made out. Of course they lost Revis to the Jets, but what else went on? Greg isn't over the loss of Revis yet and the guys discuss what went into that whole ordeal. Price is looking forward to the additions of Chandler and Cadet. They also get a call from Mike Petraglia and get his thoughts on the Pats offseason moves.
We talk to Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News about his column today which basically accuses the Patriots of sour grapes for asking the league to enforce their own rules against tampering.
Brow Buff's Sam Packard and Ben Kichen break down Marcus Smart's unfortunate ball tap, debate leadership in the Celtics locker room, and rehash the great Kevin Love to Boston rumors.
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Mut, Tomase, and Bradford kick things off talking about Shane Victorino taking offense to people reading into some comments he made about trading for Cole Hamels. They also discuss Blake Swihart and how soon he could be up if Christian Vazquez starts the season on the DL.
Joe Kelly joined the Hot Stove show where he talked about being ready for his next spring training start after a biceps ailment forced him out of his last outing, he talks about his NCAA brackets and how teammate Wade Miley has a perfect bracket still.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase kick off this weeks show by talking to Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly about his biceps recovery, getting ready for the season and his NCAA brackets. They then talk about the Red Sox depth at closer with Koji Uehara questionable for the start of the season.
Jack Edwards of NESN joins Dale, Michael and Jerry. With 9 games left the Bruins don't have much if any margin of error, and Jack knows it.
DJ, Joe and Pete talk more playoff scenarios in hour 2 and if the Bruins can get in, they'll be a very dangerous team... to the point where DJ thinks teams would much rather face the Senators and are doing their best to oust the Bruins from the equation. It's become apparent now more than ever that Chiarelli probably needed to pull the trigger on a deal for a defenseman at the trade deadline. Also. Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun joins the boys to discuss the Hamburglar and the Senators and Bruins being neck-and-neck for a playoff spot.
With the Senators hot on the tail of the Bruins for a spot in the playoffs, Bruce Garrioch from the Ottawa Sun calls into Sunday Skate. He talks about "the Hamburglar" craze sweeping through the league as goalie Andrew Hammond has really stepped up for Ottawa. They discuss playoff chances, the fans' reaction in Ottawa and more.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Darrelle Revis' comments on his contract offer from the Patriots.
The guys opened the show by discussing the rumored profanity laced tirade by Bill Belichick.
Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins the show to talk about the struggling Bruins, the play of Zdeno Chara, and the future of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli
Rich Cimini of ESPN New York joined the show to talk about the ongoing tampering scandals between the Jets and the Patriots.
Christian does not impress the high school girls hockey team.
Dale and Michael discuss the collective egg laid by the Celtics against the Heat, and how the Bruins turnaround better begin tonight if they want it to begin at all.
We wrap up the day with the best in sound and more...
We discuss Shane Victorino's call-out of another local radio show, and debate the merits of Victorino's claims.
Chris Price joins Mut to talk about how Revis will heat up the Jets-Pats rivalry next season
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Mikey, Mut, and Lucy are talking about all things New England sports, the Red Sox spring training, more Darrelle Revis and Jets talk, and some Bruins mixed in.
Mike Mulloy joins Chris in the studio to talk Raw and Wrestlemania.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and College Hockey News’ Adam Wodon preview this year’s NCAA regionals and take a look at the chances for each of the Boston-area teams in the field. They also discuss BU’s Jack Eichel, Harvard’s Jimmy Vesey and the Hobey Baker Award.
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