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01/17/2011 - 12:00pm
Belichick: 'Uncertain' future with CBA

FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick and the Patriots now have to wait for a new collective bargaining agreement to be worked out before moving forward with several veteran players such as Logan Mankins and Matt Light. The Patriots coach admitted that this off-season is a little different simply because they will have to wait to see what the rules and guidelines are for signing players, both their own and free agents. 


"So, rather than try and get too far ahead of ourselves on things like that with our current players, we'll wait and give that some time and see exactly what are the rules of the off-season, if there is no collective bargaining agreement," Belichick said. 


The current collective bargaining agreement between the NFL and NFL Players Association expires March 3, with no new deal on the horizon. If the two sides don't reach agreement before then, the players will not be allowed to attend team-related...

01/17/2011 - 11:11am
Brady on D&C: We wanted to 'shut them up'

Tom Brady checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning for his final weekly Patriots Monday appearance of the season. Brady completed 29-of-45 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Jets that ended New England's season.


Brady, who flatly denied rumors that he was sick, said he gave up trying to go to sleep at about 2 a.m. "I'm sure a lot of guys were pretty restless," he said. "I was certainly one of them. It was just a rough night, a rough day. Certainly, we had much higher expectations. We just didn't get the job done. Obviously, it was a great regular season but we didn't win the game that mattered most."


Added Brady: "Believe me, I was wracking my brain all night last night realizing all the different things that I wish I would have done better. ... They pretty much played without any errors. We made our fair share."...

01/17/2011 - 9:50am
Esiason on D&C: Brady 'just wasn't right'

Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about the Patriots' 28-21 loss to the Jets on Sunday in the AFC playoffs.


Esiason said Tom Brady's inability to match his play of the second half of the regular season was the thing that stood out to him. "Tom Brady was off," Esiason said. "I don't know what was wrong with him yesterday. I don't know if he had the flu, he had the cold, or whatever it was. He just didn't look like the player that we have seen in the last eight weeks at any point in that game."


Added Esiason: "He just wasn't right. There was something — I don't know if he wasn't feeling right or wasn't comfortable, or if it had anything to do with the Wes Welker [punishment]. I don't know."


Esiason did not support Bill Belichick's decision to hold out Welker on the offense's opening...

01/17/2011 - 8:54am
Brady to appear on D&C at 9 a.m.

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady will make his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday at 9 a.m. Brady completed 29-of-45 passes for 299 yards and two touchdowns with one interception in Sunday's 28-21 loss to the Jets. He appeared confused at times by the Jets defense. "We have seen him before," Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis said of Brady. "We saw it in the first game when we played him. In the second game, he seemed more focused. This game he was a little confused out there."

01/17/2011 - 8:44am
Mashup: Griffin, Clippers humble Lakers

Boston sports fans looking for something to lift their spirits following Sunday's debacle in Foxboro can turn their eyes to Los Angeles. That's where the Lakers lost their composure and Sunday's game to the Clippers, 99-92. Clippers star Blake Griffin led a comeback from a 13-point third-quarter deficit and got under Lamar Odom's skin in the final seconds, leading to a scuffle and the ejection of four players (including Ron Artest despite his peacemaking role). "[Griffin] punked us," Kobe Bryant said. "He just ran through us. We didn't put up much of a fight."


Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.

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