Curran: Beach boys come through for NFL

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Curran: Beach boys come through for NFL

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
HULL - The incongruity of it was fun to see. NFL owners, some of whom are among the richest people on the planet, walking past a hotel front desk that boasted, "Prime Rib Dinner, 2 sides, 9.99."Nantasket Beach Resort is seaside, but Nantasket ain't Nantucket. If you want to put on airs, stop in Hingham or keep going into Cohasset. Nantasket isn't like that.Still, as a native South Shore guy (Pembroke, baby!), I felt an element of "Holy crap, they're trying to solve the NFL lockout in Hull!" You could see the same general feeling from the customers at the neighborhood taverns who ambled over to see what the hubbub was on Thursday afternoon. Butthe GM of the Nantasket Beach Resort, Jonathan Colter, made sure the owners and leading players didn't get the same vibe from him. "Even though this was a high-profile group, a lunch for 30 people is a lunch for 30 people," Colter explained. "We want to give the highest service and best accomodations to every guest."The initial inquiries came in late last week. The identity of the group wasn't revealed to Colter until Monday. Parties began arriving on Tuesday. Colter was struck by the way the group carried itself. "Everything was extremely professional and businesslike," he noted. "They were very enjoyable guests. They weren't demanding at all. Whatever they wanted, we provided and they were just a tremendous group to work with, very down-to-earth and respectful of our employees."While the location was under wraps for most of the week, Thursday's flurry of media attention will likely have an impact on the property. "I looked it up online Friday morning and there were over 1,100 articles that mentioned us," said Colter. "It's made our phone ring quite a bit at the front desk."

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Jerod Mayo has some advice for Malcolm Butler - Get insurance!

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Jerod Mayo has some advice for Malcolm Butler - Get insurance!

Mike Giardi and Jerod Mayo talk about the potential of a Patriots reunion with Darrelle Revis. Mayo thinks if he is motivated, he can still play, but that's a big IF in Jerod's mind. Plus, is Revis a sure fire Hall of Famer?

Giardi and Mayo also discuss Cyrus Jones, who had a rough rookie year for the Patriots. Jerod thinks he could make a major leap in his second season and play a huge role.

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On Malcolm Butler, Mayo has one piece of advice - stop being so emotional! He talks about how Butler has no leverage as a restricted free-agent, and the Patriots are in the right. Mayo stresses to Butler that insurance can offset any fears for playing for what he believes his market value is.

 Giardi goes 1-on-1 with Saints reporter Nick Underhill about the latest rumors from the owner's meetings regarding Malcolm Butler, and how his acquisition could prevent Drew Brees from considering going to a title contender when his contract is up in 2018.

Are the Browns ready to trade the 12th pick for Jimmy Garoppolo?

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Are the Browns ready to trade the 12th pick for Jimmy Garoppolo?

Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry alongside producer Adam Hart discuss the latest news around the Patriots including whether they think the Cleveland Browns are willing to part with the 12th pick for Jimmy Garoppolo. They also dive into the what the timeline will be for the Patriots to decide on Malcolm Butler's future.

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