Jerod Mayo is not one of those New Englanders who are up in arms about the Patriots' decision to visit with Adrian Peterson.
"There's harm in bringing a guy like Adrian in," Mayo told Tom Curran on CSNNE's Quick Slants Tuesday. "You know he can run the ball. He's had some injuries over the past few years, but there are other running backs on this team. He won't play on third down. You still have Dion Lewis. You still have James White. But you don't have a LeGarrette Blount, a guy for first and second down. So it doesn't hurt to bring him in. It's only a plane ticket."
But what about the child injury charges?
"Well, first of all, you went all the way up to Kraft," Mayo said. "If Bill was to bring someone in with some baggage, Kraft has already checked off. He's already approved. So now he's in the locker room. And you as a player, you as a player have to accept this guy who he is. . . . But you walk in with a clean slate when you walk in that locker room."
Mike Giardi and Jerod Mayo talk about the potential of a Patriots reunion with Darrelle Revis. Mayo thinks if he is motivated, he can still play, but that's a big IF in Jerod's mind. Plus, is Revis a sure fire Hall of Famer?
Giardi and Mayo also discuss Cyrus Jones, who had a rough rookie year for the Patriots. Jerod thinks he could make a major leap in his second season and play a huge role.
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On Malcolm Butler, Mayo has one piece of advice - stop being so emotional! He talks about how Butler has no leverage as a restricted free-agent, and the Patriots are in the right. Mayo stresses to Butler that insurance can offset any fears for playing for what he believes his market value is.
Giardi goes 1-on-1 with Saints reporter Nick Underhill about the latest rumors from the owner's meetings regarding Malcolm Butler, and how his acquisition could prevent Drew Brees from considering going to a title contender when his contract is up in 2018.
Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo talk about Tom Brady's jersey being found and what that means about the Super Bowl 51 security.