Curran: Ward's comments say it all

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Curran: Ward's comments say it all

When Hines Ward asserted, in essence, that the Patriots didn't need him in order to the beat the Steelers, Tom E. Curran felt that said all that was needed to be said about the leaky New England secondary.

"It's pretty damning when you have one of the receivers from the other team saying, 'You know what? They didn't need me,' " CSNNE.com's Patriots Insider told Mike Giardi on 'SportsNet Central' on Wednesday. " 'I know the Pats were the No. 1 seed in the AFC going into the game, I know it's a game that might determine ultimately which team plays the AFC championship at home, but we had it. We were all set because they had Antwaun Molden and Phillip Adams running around out there.'

"That's damning right there . . . and the problem is, it's one thing to be bad in Weeks 1, 2 and 3, but to regress to the point the Patriots' pass defense has in Week 8 is concerning. Because this is the point at which you need to be building to a crescendo. Bill Belichick talks about November and December; right now his pass defense is in such disarray that Ben Roethlisberger's throwing it half-a-hundred times against them.

"The Patriots are going to have to outscore everybody down the stretch, I think."

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Rob Gronkowski helps WWE's Mojo Rawley get hyped for Wrestlemania

Rob Gronkowski helps WWE's Mojo Rawley get hyped for Wrestlemania

With Wrestlemania coming up on April 2nd, WWE's Mojo Rawley brought his good friend Rob Gronkowski to help him get hyped the event.

Rawley posted a video on Twitter Wednesday night of the Patriots tight end delivering some Ric Flair-like chops.

Rawley, whose real name is Dean Muhtadi, is a close friend of the Gronkowski family. He was an undrafted free agent defensive lineman who participated in training camps with the Green Bay Packers and Arizona Cardinals before becoming a professional wrestler.