NFL referee Pete Morelli has been reassigned to the Patriots game on Sunday against the Eagles. When it was discovered that Morelli was the ref that headed the crew in the controversial Lions-Cowboys playoff game a year ago, Hardy, a diehard Lions fan, just had to express his displeasure.
If you believe his Twitter account, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski agrees with opinions of those who say that he is being targeted by refs, who are calling him for horrible offensive pass interference calls.
Patriots fans might be in for more griping after the Eagles come to Foxboro on Sunday. According to reports, the referee crew that blew multiple calls in the 49ers-Cardinals game on Sunday has been reassigned from the primetime Sunday night game, to the Patriots-Eagles game on Sunday at 1pm.
The Patriots dodged a major bullet when it turned out that tight end Rob Gronkowski's knee injury was not as serious as initially thought. Gronk might miss a couple of weeks at most with the injury, but should the Patriots considering sidelining their star tight end a little longer to preserve him for the playoff push? Zo and Bertrand discuss.
Roche: If David Price Is Their Guy, Red Sox Should Go Get Him Now
WBZ-TV's Dan Roche joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday to talk some Red Sox hot stove. Boston is reportedly focused on free agent ace David Price, and Roche says they should lock him up ahead of the Winter Meetings.
Howe: NFL Absolutely Targeting Gronkowski With Offensive Pass Interference Calls
The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe joined Toucher & Rich Tuesday to discuss the health of Rob Gronkowski, and while he isn't one to believe in conspiracy theories, says it's pretty obvious the NFL is targeting the Patriots' tight end when it comes to offensive pass interference penalties. He also touched on the officiating around the league.
In the fourth and final Hour, Felger and Mazz continued to talk about last night’s Patriots loss to the Broncos and the performance of the referees. To wrap up the day, it’s the Final Word with Jim Murray.
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys discussed Rob Gronkowski’s knee injury and the officiating in last night’s New England Patriots loss to the Denver Broncos. Finally, the guys got into some of the Patriots second guesses from last night’s loss.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz continued to break down last night’s Patriots loss to the Broncos. The guys also discussed the performance of Denver quarterback Brock Osweiler. Finally, Mike and Tony got back into the officiating in last night’s game.
Felger and Massarotti opened up the show discussing the New England Patriots 30-24 loss to the Denver Broncos last night. Mike and Tony also talked about the officiating in last night’s game and Rob Gronkowski’s knee injury.
Beetle: NFL Doesn't Give A Damn About Horrendous Officiating
After another horrendous evening for NFL officials Sunday night in Denver, 98.5 The Sports Hub's Marc "The Beetle" Bertrand went off on the league on Monday. He says Pats fans have every right to be upset at the officials from Sunday night, but they shouldn't expect anything to be done about it. While it's obvious the league has a problem, they won't do anything to fix the issue because "it's a league full of people who don’t want to do anything."
In what is typically a segment where we highlight mistakes made by the opposition on the way to a New England win, it was instead the Patriots who had costly mistakes and poor decisions, leading to the first loss of the season last night in Denver
Zolak and Bertrand react to the first loss of the season for the Patriots, as they fall to the Broncos in Denver. The loss could have come at a much larger cost, but it appears that the injury to Rob Gronkowski is not as serious as was initially thought.
Former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin joined Toucher & Rich on Monday to discuss New England's loss to the Denver Broncos. He talks about an MCL injury he dealt with during his career, which is what linebacker Dont'a Hightower reportedly suffered in Sunday night's loss.
Boomer Esiason Blasts NFL Officials For Patriots-Broncos
Boomer Esiason of The NFL Today and WFAN joined Toucher & Rich on Monday morning to break down Sunday night's 30-24 loss by the Patriots to the Denver Broncos. Boomer took aim at the officiating in the game, saying they let it get things out of control and should have let the players play in the fourth quarter.
Felger and Mazz go agenda free in the final hour of the show, taking calls on the Bruins, Celtics and Patriots. The guys also re-live classic high school football radio calls in their annual tradition leading up to high school Thanksgiving. Finally, it's the Final Word with Jim Murray.
Greg Bedard of Sports Illustrated joins Felger and Mazz in Hour 1 of the show. The guys discuss the upcoming Pats-Broncos matchup on Sunday, look at Brock Oswiler's performance for Denver and do their usual "3 up, 3 down" segment on the Pats-Bills game