Morning Walkthrough: Saturday, October 1

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Morning Walkthrough: Saturday, October 1

By Tom E. Curran
CSNNE.com Patriots Insider Follow @tomecurran
Babe Ruth Fall Ball game to coach at 2:30 in Dighton then flying Jet Blue out of Boston at 7 p.m. Kinda bummed I'm not getting out there earlier to enjoy the area a bit but I'll take the tradeoff. Unless it rains like a bahstid and the game gets called. Have a few links.

A look at the motivation that Patriots' safety Sergio Brown draws from his late father. Former Titans assistant coach Mike Heimerdinger has died. The well-respected Heimerdinger succumbed to cancer. Here's a feature from one of the best in the business at writing features, Liz Merrill from ESPN. It takes a look at Heimerdinger's battle last in July 2010. He was fired by the Titans in February. Raiders defensive end Jarvis Moss, a first-round bust in Denver, is finally fitting in with the Raiders. Our CSN comrade who covers the Raiders Paul Gutierrez looks back at the Snow Bowl Game. (They call it Tuck Rule.) Brace yourself for this stuff next week.

Tom E. Curran can be reached at tcurran@comcastsportsnet.com. Follow Tom on Twitter at http:twitter.comtomecurran

Kraft won't hold a grudge over Deflategate, but he also won't forget it

Kraft won't hold a grudge over Deflategate, but he also won't forget it

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.”

Bennett says he is 'just chilling' and hasn't given free agency 'a ton of thought'

Bennett says he is 'just chilling' and hasn't given free agency 'a ton of thought'

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.