Bedard To Felger: Why Can’t You Admit That You Were Wrong?

BOSTON (CBS) — Sports Hub listeners — Greg Bedard among them — know that Michael Felger spent the majority of the past three weeks making a big deal out of the distribution of snaps between Patriots quarterbacks Jimmy Garoppolo and Tom Brady in the preseason.

You’d think — or at least Bedard might think — that Garoppolo’s big Week 1 performance would go to show that Felger was wrong for making such a big deal out of the “controversy.”

You — and Bedard — would be wrong.

“I just didn’t think they gave Garoppolo all the time he should have had. I still feel that way,” Felger said on Tuesday’s show. “I think Garoppolo was very good in that game. I just think they gave Brady too much time on the field and too much energy off the field, and nothing’s going to change my mind on that. I don’t think that was handled entirely properly.”

Bedard couldn’t understand it. He sort of let it rip.

“Come on, Mike,” he said, revving up his engines. “Mike. Mike. How could you not admit that their decisions with Brady and Garoppolo were correct? Why can’t you just say, ‘You know what? I was wrong. It wasn’t as big a deal as I thought.’ He went out there and beat the Cardinals in their place on Sunday Night Football. Part of the reason was because Jimmy Garoppolo was extremely prepared and he knew exactly what to expect from the Cardinals, he knew exactly what to expect from the game plan, and he operated at full tilt.”

As he does for everything, Felger had an answer.

“I don’t think I was wrong about the way that they handled the third preseason game,” Felger said.

“Of course you’re wrong!” Bedard dutifully noted. “He went out there and played well.”

“Just because they win, everything was done right? I mean, that makes no sense,” Felger argued.

“You spent two weeks railing on the Patriots and the way they were handling their quarterback, and you criticized them for it, and then they go out and they win in Arizona, and you’re saying it’s still right to [criticize them],” Bedard said. “They were right! They made the right decisions.”

Watch the showdown in the video above.


One Comment

  1. lizzzy321 says:

    Amazed that any Boston sports fans listen to Felger and Mazz. They are paid to be controversial, not actually honest, or objective. They are trying to make people angry enough to call in. That is what they do. If they stopped doing it, they would probably lose their jobs. But….maybe if people stopped listening to them for the crazy stuff they say, maybe they’d find another way to get callers to call in. You know, like saying something positive about the Patriots once in a while.

    For instance, today, they just spent the last 20 minutes talking about how angry they are that Gostkowski missed the field goal yesterday. What? Now they are saying, he is not a clutch kicker and he’s lost a ‘number of these clutch kicks’…really? All I seem to remember since he’s been with the Patriots are about 2 or 3.

    What I would really like to see, is Felger and Mazz coach their own team. You think the Browns are bad? Their team would beat out the Browns for last place. Every year they coached.

    What Belichick knows and these two do not, is that you coach from a positive direction. You don’t demean and criticize and publicly try to make someone look bad and expect them to perform better. OH…but that’s right, Felger and Mazz don’t really care whether the Patriots perform well or not. As a matter of fact, they lay in the weeds, waiting for them to perform badly so they can attack them. And even when they are performing amazingly and the majority of sports fans recognize what an amazing job they do, they will make it sound like they are the Browns. And that BB is the worst coach in the League.

    And they were wrong for two weeks complaining that Coach Belichick didn’t know what he was doing, when he gave snaps to Brady. Garoppolo showed up and could not have performed better with the amount of snaps he had. Yeah….Felger and Mazz….better coaches than BB. lol

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