Earlier this week Ravens head coach John Harbaugh made headlines when he referred to the Patriots three Super Bowl championships as "tainted." It appears word got around to former Patriots offensive coordinator Charlie Weis, who doesn't agree with Harbaugh.
Thats a joke," said Weis appearing onSiriusXMs Mad Dog Radio. Not even worth commenting on. We won because we were the best team in those years. We might not have had the best players but we always had the best team, including 2001 when we beat the Rams when we werent supposed to have a chance.
Weis, now with the head coach of the University of Kansas, spent four years as the offensive coordinator for the Patriots winning three Super Bowls.
PHOENIX -- For an indication of just how high the expectations sit for newly-acquired Patriots receiver Brandin Cooks, have a look at what team owner Robert Kraft said during the annual league meetings at the Biltmore on Monday.
Asked about all the moves Bill Belichick and his front office have made this offseason, Kraft started with the former Saints big-play threat.
"I think what they've done is excellent this year," Kraft said. "And I know bringing this young man from New Orleans . . . since I've owned the team, the only player who could make an impact like that at wide receiver is Randy Moss. [Cooks] doesn't have [Moss'] height, but he's got his speed. I think that's complementary to what we have on the team. I'm excited about him joining us."
Cooks gives the Patriots one of the most dynamic pass-catching threats in the NFL and should provide an additional boost to an offense that ranked third in the league in points scored (27.6) in 2016. He is one of three players to record 75 catches, 1,000 receiving yards and eight touchdowns in each of the last two seasons. The other two? Antonio Brown and Odell Beckham Jr.
Those are some big names, but Moss may be the biggest ever associated with Cooks. What Moss did when he arrived to New England in a trade with the Raiders in 2007 was historic, catching 98 passes for 1,493 yards and 23 touchdowns.
As excited as Kraft is for Cooks' arrival, not even he will project a similarly gaudy statistical year. But he's clearly thrilled that Tom Brady will have yet another explosive receiving threat to pair with Rob Gronkowski, Julian Edelman, Malcolm Mitchell, Chris Hogan, Danny Amendola and an impressive stable of pass-catching backs.
Marc Bertrand discusses Robert Kraft’s comments about Brady wanting to play another 6-7 years, and why he thinks it would be tough for Belichick to believe that Brady can realistically play that long.