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Boston-based sports agent Brad Blank: "The Palm" at the Westin Hotel in Copley Place. Brad, a Cape Cod guy, enjoys the lobster and the huge side dishes. He particular enjoys the lunch menu and the large portions, "they're so big I have to go home and take a nap."...
Jim McCarthy, former Sports Huddle talk show host and Boston businessman: "Cohasset Golf Club" in Cohasset. Jim says, "the food is fabulous." Jim enjoys the baked haddock and the view of the picturesque course.
Joe Morgan, former Red Sox manager, "The Lafayette House" on Route 1 in Foxborough. Joe loves the roast beef, the fresh schrod and "anything on the dessert menu."
Nick, I know that Klecko has played only on the nose and at OLB in the preseason; but considering Ted Johnson's loss, would the Pats try him as a run-stuffing MLB? Are they afraid of creating mis-matches with receivers? Seems like a natural move for a small DL with a big motor.
A: I thought of that myself. I'm not privy to how he was used in practice this week, but he did tell me he's still working on the D-Line.
Why doesn't the NFL have an 18 game schedule, eliminate 2 preseason games and require that ALL players (except possibly kickers) have to take at least 4 halves (of games) off sometime during the season. This way, players would not be required to play more than they do today (16 games), rosters would be expanded, there would be a new element of strategy ("Should the Pats hold out Brady in the second half of the Buffalo game if they are being beaten badly?" for example), we would get more football, and the NFL would get more money.... The only negative to this is that it might drive Fantasy Football owners nuts.
A: There are all sorts of issues. The players would never go along with this unless there was big money in it for them, and I don't see the owners willing to change a salary structure and raising the cap when they're making so much money with the status quo. Sometimes I think it's just best to leave things alone. I like the NFL the way it is.
Nick, I enjoy your mailbag every Friday but is there any way you could eliminate the redundant emails? Last week, much like the week before that, 98% of the questions had to do with why the Patriots released Lawyer Milloy. You did a decent job varying your responses and I'm sure people get a little thrill seeing their email get answered, but enough is enough. I ended up skipping every email with Lawyer Milloy in it, which left me with about half dozen other questions. Save the mailbag Nick before it gets dragged down into a morass of duplication.