With the AFC East title wrapped up, Patriots coach Bill Belichick wouldn't tip his hand as to whether or not he would rest his starters in the regular-season finale against the Texans in Houston on Sunday. "I think there’s always a fine line about doing what’s best for your team. You want to make the best decision, but it isn’t always clear cut," Belichick told "The Big Show" on his weekly appearance Monday afternoon. "We’ll see how it goes this week. We just want to make sure that we make the corrections from the Jacksonville game, try to improve in the areas that we need to get ironed out, and things that we did well, make sure that those are re-emphasized and re-inforced. And continue to do those and we’ll prepare for this week as we get into Houston. We’ll continue to do that tonight and tomorrow." To listen to the complete interview, click...
Despite residing in different divisions, the Patriots and Colts will face each other for the eighth straight year during the 2010 regular season. For the first time since 2006, however, the rivarly will take place in Gillette Stadium. That realization -- along with more information about the 2010 schedule -- came in the aftermath of the Patriots’ clinching the AFC East on Sunday.
The Patriots will host the Baltimore, Green Bay, Indianapolis, Cincinnati and Minnesota at Gillette Stadium, as well as the traditional division games against Buffalo, the New York Jets and Miami. The 2010 road opponents are Pittsburgh, Chicago, Cleveland, Detroit and San Diego, as well as the traditional road stops against AFC East opponents the Jets, Bills, Dolphins. The complete schedule will be unveiled in the spring.
Patriots running back Sammy Morris checked in with the Dale & Holley show Monday morning and weighed in on the Colts pulling their starters in their first loss of the season yesterday, ending their run at an undefeated campaign. Morris sympathized with first-year Colts coach Jim Caldwell. "If coach Caldwell decided to play his starters and one of those guys got hurt, then he'd be an idiot," Morris said. "But he pulled them, so now they're saying that he quit. It's a Catch-22. There's no winning that. ... You try to keep the end goal in perspective without forsaking what's going on now, which is a difficult task."
As for the Patriots' approach to Sunday's game against the Texans, Morris deferred to his coaches. "Whatever the coaches decide is how I'm going to approach it," he said. "I have trust in our coaches that whatever they decide will be the best for the team."
Patriots defensive lineman Ty Warren made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Monday morning. Warren talked about the team's upcoming game against the Texans and whether the Patriots would play their starters after already having clinched the AFC East title. "Ultimately, that's the coach's decision to make," Warren said. "But in no way, shape or form do we plan on just laying down just because."
Warren also commented on the Colts losing yesterday for the first time this season after pulling Peyton Manning in the third quarter. That left the Patriots as the only team to post a 16-0 record in the regular season. "I can't say that a smirk didn't come on my face there, and for the Saints a week ago," Warren said. "Looking at the game yesterday, I don't think there's a player on that team that didn't want to go 16-0. ... Peyton looked like he was about to cry."
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's victory over the Jaguars. "It feels good to win like that," he said. "It's been a long time since we had a real convincing win, and I thought we played well in all three areas of the game. I think that gives everyone really a lot of confidence of what we're capable of here in these meaningful games. It was a great performance all the way around."
Brady also talked about the Colts' undefeated season coming to an end with Sunday's loss to the Jets, a game in which Indianapolis started pulling its starters in the third quarter. "I watched a little bit of it yesterday, and I think every team has a different philosophy," Brady said. "They made their decision, and it's hard to argue with those guys. They've got a great coach. I just saw bits and pieces of the game. I hate seeing the...
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