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‘It Is What It Is’ podcast: Chris Price and Mike Petraglia examine pressing, not-so-pressing needs of Patriots 02.11.16 at 9:21 pm ET
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Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the top priorities for the Patriots as the offseason begins. Who do they need to pursue in free agency, who do they need to keep, and what areas of the roster do they need to address?

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Broncos players call out Cam Newton following Super Bowl 50: ‘He didn’t want it’ 02.08.16 at 9:39 am ET
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The Broncos players ripped Cam Newton following Super Bowl 50. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

The Broncos players ripped Cam Newton following Super Bowl 50. (Matthew Emmons/USA TODAY Sports)

Cam Newton was one of the biggest talking points leading into Super Bowl 50 and he was one of the biggest talking points afterwards, but not for the reason he would have hoped.

Newton struggled in the Panthers’ 24-10 loss to the Broncos where he went just 18-for-41 with 265 yards, no touchdowns and an interception. He also fumbled twice, including late in the fourth quarter, which all but sealed the win for Carolina.

On the play Newton had a chance to jump on the loose ball, but he instead stood there and watched.

“That’s the way he is. Playing for himself,” Broncos linebacker Danny Trevathan said to MMQB.com.

Cornerback Aqib Talib added: “He didn’t want it.”

Talib also took another shot later at Newton in another interview saying, “There ain’t no Easter Bunny, there ain’t no Santa Claus, there ain’t no Superman.”

The former Patriots cornerback didn’t stop there.

“Cam’s probably crying right now,” Talib said, via TSN.com.

Newton was sacked six times in the loss as the Broncos defense was the story of the game, including Von Miller being named the game’s MVP.

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Mike Petraglia explains how Von Miller, defense gave Peyton Manning his 2nd Super Bowl title 02.08.16 at 2:52 am ET
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SANTA CLARA, Calif. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia explains how Von Miller gave Peyton Manning his 2nd SB title. Miller strip-sacked NFL MVP Cam Newton twice Sunday in a 24-10 win over the favored Panthers in Super Bowl 50. Miller won the Super Bowl MVP honor with the performance as Newton was sacked six times on the day, helping to give Peyton Manning his second Super Bowl title.

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Donald Trump sure Tom Brady would endorse him, may ask him to 02.07.16 at 1:08 pm ET
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As long as Donald Trump is in the presidential race, and Tom Brady professes his friendship with the Republican candidate, there will be news to be had.

Sunday, the link between the pair surfaced once again.

Speaking on Herald Radio, Trump expressed confidence that Brady would indeed endorse him for president, relaying that he just talked to the Patriots quarterback Saturday.

“I spoke to him yesterday. I’€™m sure he would if I asked him,” Trump said of Brady.

And then when asked by Chris Villani if he would ask the Patriots’ quarterback to endorse him, Trump said, “I may, I may. I haven’€™t thought it of it. It would be something I would certainly consider. In his own way he has. You saw what he did with his hat. He put the hat on his locker, the ‘€˜Make America Great Again’€™ red hat. It sits in the middle of his locker on top. Tom is a great guy. A great quarterback and a great guy.”

While Brady has made it clear he is friendly with Trump, displaying the aforementioned hat in the QB’s locker during the 2015 season, he previously stopped short of flat-out handing out an endorsement.

“Can I just stay out of this debate?’€ Brady said when appearing on Dennis, Callahan & Minihane during one of his weekly appearances on WEEI, in mid-December. “Donald is a good friend of mine. I have known him for a long time. I support all my friends. That is what I have to say. He’€™s a good friend of mine. He’€™s always been so supportive of me. For the last 15 years, since I judged a beauty pageant for him, which was one of the very first things that I did that I thought was really cool that came along with winning the Super Bowl. He’€™s always invited me to play golf and I’€™ve always enjoyed his company. I support all my friends in everything they do. I think it’€™s pretty remarkable what he’€™s achieved in his life. You’€™re going from business, kind of an incredible businessman and then a TV star, and then getting into politics. It’€™s three different career paths. I think that is pretty remarkable.”

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Live blog: Follow all action, tweets, from Super Bowl 50 02.07.16 at 12:10 pm ET
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IIWII Super Bowl 50 podcast: Mike Petraglia talks Bill Belichick, Malcolm Butler with HOF’er Mike Haynes 02.05.16 at 6:19 pm ET
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SAN FRANCISCO — In this edition of the Super Bowl 50 podcast, WEEI.com’€™s Mike Petraglia caught up with Hall of Fame corner Mike Haynes and asked him what he thinks of Malcolm Butler, Bill Belichick, the loss in Denver and Rob Gronkowski.

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Panthers linebacker Thomas Davis rips Rodney Harrison for saying he’d take Cam Newton out 02.05.16 at 3:53 pm ET
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A Carolina Panther has a bone to pick with Rodney Harrison, and it’s not loud-mouthed cornerback Josh Norman, but NFL Man of the Year Thomas Davis.

The Panthers linebacker fired back at the former Patriots safety on Friday in response to Harrison’s contention that if he were to face superstar quarterback Cam Newton in the Super Bowl, he’d “try to take him out.”

“How can you sit there and say you would intentionally try to hurt another player?” Davis tweeted, per the Charlotte Observer. “#NoRespectForTheGame get this clown off the air!!”

Davis didn’t stop there, also ripping Harrison for his 2007 suspension over the use of human growth hormone.

“It’s crazy to think that I actually (used) to look up to a guy like @rodney_harrison even after he got caught cheating!” Davis tweeted.

Davis was responding to comments Harrison made on Wednesday to radio host Dan Patrick, noting that he’d try to injure Newton as a means of winning Super Bowl 50.

“If I was playing against Cam Newton, I would try to take him out,” Harrison said. “I would try to take him out. I would try to hurt him. I would go right at his knees. That’€™s the goal. That’€™s the goal: you want to knock him out. That might be the difference between winning and losing the Super Bowl.”

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