Felger and Mazz debate how bad Carroll was on Pats

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Felger and Mazz debate how bad Carroll was on Pats

The Patriots and Seahawks are set to faceoff this Sunday, which means one thing . . . there's a reason to talk about how bad of a coach Pete Carroll was during his time with New England (1997-99).

Tony Massarotti isn't even close to as critical of him as Mike Felger is, though. While Mazz calls him "average", Felger is quick to debunk that myth, at first saying simply, "he sucks".

Then, Felger went into more detail.

"I feel the same thing happens with Drew Bledsoe. It's like, 'Hey, you know, he helped put them on the map and he was a good quarterback. He wasn't Brady, but boy he was pretty good for his time...' What's the matter with you people? Are you on drugs? Do you have bad memories? Or do you just want to neglect what these guys were? Pete Carroll showed up here and took an incredibly talented team ... between Pete Carroll and Bobby Greer they just about drove that thing into the ground. Rephrase: They drove that thing into the ground. He wasn't OK. He sucked, he sucked."

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

Cyrus Jones: 'I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to'

It was a tough rookie season for Cyrus Jones after being selected by the New England Patriots in the second round of the the 2016 NFL Draft.

Despite struggling in the return game all season and being inactive for the playoffs, Jones will forever the labeled as a "Super Bowl Champion" after his team's victory over the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI.

But you won't hear Jones bragging about the victory.

"I'll never take credit for something I don't feel I contributed to," Jones told Childs Walker of the The Baltimore Sun. "I was part of the team, but I didn't feel a part of it."

The 23-year-old rookie played in 10 games for the Patriots, seeing 147 snaps on defense. But his struggles in the return game were a talking point for most of the season after he came in with such high expectations as a returner out of Alabama. 

"Honestly, it was hell for me," he explained. "That's the only way I can describe it. I didn't feel I deserved to be part of anything that was happening with the team. I felt embarrassed that these people probably thought they wasted a pick on me."

Jones has already turned the page on his rookie season saying, there's "no such thing as an offseason" because he "didn't earn it."

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft profiled on this week's 'Real Sports' on HBO

Robert Kraft is a bit taken aback when he walks into a room at Gillette Stadium and sees the Patriots' five Lombardi trophies lined up.

"Wow. That's the first time I've seen five trophies there," he tells Andrea Kremer on HBO's "Real Sports" in a interview that will air as part of this week's episode Tuesday at 10 p.m.

"A lot of people have their big dreams and get knocked down and don't have things go their way," Kraft says, "And you never give up hope and you really just hold on to it. Hard work and perserverance. You just keep getting up and getting up and then you get that breakthrough. I think that's what happened in overtime down in Houston. And that's lessons in life that are good for anyone." 

Here's an excerpt: