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10/05/2010 - 12:30pm
Wilfork on D&H explains anger toward media

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork stopped by for a visit with the Dale & Holley show Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. Wilfork did not take questions from the media following Monday night's win over the Dolphins, showing his disgust with the reporters' apparent lack of faith in his team. He explained his feelings on Dale & Holley.

 

"From what we've done and where we've been; this is seven years for me here," Wilfork said. "I don't think I've ever seen everybody like that go against us. I'm not living in the past. That's reality. That's real. I'm the last one to pay attention to the media and what the media says and all that, but you know what? At some point, [the game predictions] will come by my desk, or it will come by with me, somebody will put it up around the facility.

 

"At first I saw it, but I really didn't pay it no attention. I was like, 'OK, some stats they're putting up.' When I...

10/05/2010 - 9:22am
Brady on D&C: 'Showed what we're made of'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, just hours after the team's impressive, 41-14 victory over the Dolphins in Miami. "This was a big game," Brady said. "We put a lot into this game. We put a lot of preparation into it. ... There's a lot of questions and doubts about our team. As a team, we really showed what we're made of."

 

Brady and coach Bill Belichick were visibly excited toward the end of the game, showing more emotion than fans were used to seeing. Brady said part of the display had to do with the team finally getting a victory on the road. "It's been a long time since we've had a big win on the road," he said. "And that doesn't matter if it's last year or last night. You love winning on the road. And that's something that we didn't do this year. When you finally get that win, there's a lot of emotion that's built up for a long time."

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10/05/2010 - 7:48am
Mashup: Contador faces more scrutiny

According a new report, Tour de France winner Alberto Contador tested for high levels of a chemical that is found in plastic IV bags. Contador, who last month blamed tainted beef for the existence of high levels of the banned drug clenbuterol, has yet to come up with an explanation for the existence of a plasticizer in his urine.

 

Also in France, the Knicks, one of three NBA teams playing in Europe this preseason, plan to take photos at the Eiffel Tower in Paris despite recent alleged terrorist threats. A league spokesman said that additional security measures have been taken to protect the Knicks, as well as the Lakers and Timberwolves.

 

Read more about those stories, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.


10/05/2010 - 12:35am
Chung: 'Opportunity came, so I took it'

Patriots safety Pat Chung blocked two kicks and returned an interception 51 yards for a touchdown in the Pats' 41-14 victory over the Dolphins Monday night. Chung blocked a punt that led to a Patriots touchdown and later blocked a field goal that Kyle Arrington returned for a score. "That's something coach saw," Chung said of the blocked kicks. "We practiced everything that happened in that game. We executed the way coach drew it up."

 

On his interception return, "I was shocked at first and then, being in the right spot at the right time," Chung said. "When opportunity comes, it's too late to prepare. Opportunity came, so I took it."

 

For more updates from the game, visit the It Is What It Is blog. For more Patriots news, go to weei.com/patriots
 

 

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10/05/2010 - 12:10am
Belichick: 'A good day for fantasy football'

Speaking after his team's 41-14 rout of the Dolphins Monday night in Miami, Patriots coach Bill Belichick insisted the players believed they could turn in such a performance, although he believed others might have doubted them.

 

"No, I wasn't that surprised, but I guess everybody else is," Belichick said when asked if he was surprised his team was able to put up 35 second-half points. "You make plays, you score points. You don't make it, you don't score them." After pointing out that the Patriots have now won three of their last four games in Miami, Belichick continued, "I think our team is confident we can win. I know we don't do it every time, but we think we can."

 

The victory was unique considering the Patriots were the only team in NFL history to score touchdowns on a blocked field goal return, kickoff return, run, pass and interception return, and have a blocked punt to go along with...

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