Tasker: CBS knew Belichick wouldn't do interview


Tasker: CBS knew Belichick wouldn't do interview

The world was supposed to hear from Bill Belichick in a postgame interview with CBS after the Patriots lost to the Ravens in the AFC Championship Game.

It didn't happen, and there were many people - including CBS' Shannon Sharpe - upset with the Pats head coach for "standing up" CBS.

Steve Taster, who is the current NFL analyst on CBS and supposed to do the interview with Belichick says that that isn't exactly the case.

Joining Mike Felger and Tony Massarotti on The Felger and Mazz Show, Tasker explains that CBS had a heads up by Belichick that if New England lost, it was highly unlikely that he'd do any interviews.

"Listen, and obviously Bill Belichick doesn't owe me anything I've obviously been on one or two radio shows talking about this, we knew he wasn't going to do it on Friday. He didn't stand us up. We asked him in our production meeting, 'Listen, Bill, if you win you get the trophy presentation all that. If you lose, I'll be outside the locker room we want to talk to you then.' He was like, 'eh, I don't do that very well.' But he goes, 'We'll see.'"

Tasker, therefore, was prepared that if the Pats lost, they'd need another Patriots player to interview.

"I said I want this player, this player, this player, or this player if Bill doesn't want to talk to us," Tasker said.

So while the guys down on the field and involved in the game production knew what was going on, the guys like Sharpe and everybody else had no clue, instead bashing Belichick for snubbing the station.

"No, they didn't know," Tasker said. "I appreciate Shannon's passion, but they didn't know that. So Devin McCourty came out and did the interview."

THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Chiefs top Raiders 21-13, take AFC West lead


THURSDAY NIGHT FOOTBALL: Chiefs top Raiders 21-13, take AFC West lead

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - Tyreek Hill had touchdowns receiving and on a punt return, Kansas City's defense made life miserable for Oakland quarterback Derek Carr, and the Chiefs beat the Raiders 21-13 on a frigid Thursday night to take control of the AFC West.

Charcandrick West also had a touchdown run for the Chiefs (10-3). They moved into a first-place tie with Oakland (10-3) but holds the tiebreaker with two wins over their longtime divisional rival.

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