There's a lot of media personnel out there wondering if Wes Welker has suddenly fallen out of favor in the Patriots offense since he was only targeted five times on Sunday.
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Tom E. Curran is not one of those people. In fact, he doesn't want to "live in those minds" or "in that world" of those people thinking that way.
He goes further, sarcastically asking CSNNE's Mike Giardi if Dont'a Hightower was screwing Tom Brady out of a touchdown by running in a fumble return.
The Patriots pounded it in to Welker last season because they lacked an outside threat. Now they have one in Brandon Lloyd, who will obviously take targets away and spread the ball more . . . which is the goal.
Check out Curran's hot take.
Haters gonna hate. Robert Kraft knows that, and he's not going to hold a grudge because of it. But he won't forget, either.
The New England Patriots owner appeared on the latest episode of HBO's "Real Sports with Bryant Gumbel" for an interview with Andrea Kremer that aired Tuesday night, and he was as candid as any member of the organization has been throughout the Deflategate saga.
“I really don’t hold grudges,” Kraft admitted in the interview, per WEEI. “I mean, I remember everything, but I move on. ... Envy and jealousy are incurable diseases. The haters still hate. And I understand it, and we’ll do our best to keep them in that position.”
And while Kraft isn't holding grudges, he still recognizes the negative impact the controversy left on Tom Brady's pristine reputation.
“He’s just not the greatest quarterback in the history of the NFL,” Kraft began. “He’s an amazing human being. And is genuine. And as nice as everybody thinks he is, he’s nicer. And to see anyone attack him as an individual or his integrity. And that just wasn’t fair.”
Will Martellus Bennett be back with the Patriots next season?
NFL Network's Ian Rapoport says it's "a real possibility" Bennett leaves given the asking price and potential offers.
Less than an hour later, the unrestricted free agent sent out a tweet responding to speculation about his future.
Bennett, who will 30 years old in March, had seven touchdowns in 19 games in his first season with the New England Patriots.