Former Patriots Ty Law and Troy Brown lament the lack of a leader on the current Patriots defense who will step up and take charge.
On CSNNE's Patriots postgame show, Law said the Pats lacked "a true field general. There's no Rodney Harrison, no Lawyer Milloy. Someone who knows everyone's position on the field and can tell them where they're supposed to be."
Brown said the play of the Pats' safties "is a big issue." The lack of speed and sure tackling, Brown said, reminded him of the less-than-stellar Jets safeties.
Law also wondered if there was a young player in the Patriots secondary who could question coach Bill Belichick when the defense he has called isn't working.
"Who has the attitude, if Belichick calls a defense and it's wrong, to say, 'That's wrong.'"
Believe it or not, Brown said, even the coach sometimes makes mistakes.
Draymond Green isn’t exactly known as being the most respectful competitor, so perhaps it shouldn’t come as a surprise that he spent the early minutes of last night’s game against the Clippers telling Paul Pierce he isn’t a legend.
Pierce, who will retire at the end of the season, was not in the game at the time, but Green called to him from the court, telling him nobody would give him a farewell tour.
“Chasing that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that,” Green said. “You can’t get that farewell tour. They don’t love you like that.”
Green then said something else that was tough to hear through the broadcast before adding, “You thought you was Kobe?”
After the game, Pierce responded on Twitter, going to the easiest and most obvious insult available. As Chris Rock once said, “If I’m driving, and someone crashes into me with one leg, I’m gonna talk about the leg.”
Danny Ainge talks with Toucher and Rich about being patient and where the future of the Celtics stands after not making a big trade before yesterday's deadline.