June 12, 2024

Morning Sports activities Replace

Lengthy weighed in on a current report about how McDaniels took concern with Antonio Pierce’s reference to the Patriots.

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Chris Lengthy throughout his time taking part in for the Patriots in 2016. AP Picture/Winslow Townson

Chris Lengthy, Josh McDaniels, and “The Patriot Method”: Given the Patriots’ current struggles, and former New England offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels being fired from his job as head coach of the Raiders, it hasn’t precisely been a good time for proponents of the so-called “Patriot Method.”

One of many current commentators to take goal on the longstanding time period — typically vaguely used to explain New England’s future of success — was former defensive lineman Chris Lengthy.

Lengthy, who helped the Patriots win Tremendous Bowl LI (and retired following the 2019 season), spoke about McDaniels and New England throughout a current episode of his podcast, “Inexperienced Gentle with Chris Lengthy.”

McDaniels was changed by interim Raiders coach Antonio Pierce, who Lengthy praised.

“It’s only a spot the place guys play large for a man they love,” Lengthy stated of Las Vegas gamers’ dedication to Pierce.

He recapped a reported story about McDaniels and Pierce, and the way a perceived slight towards the Patriots could have contributed to former’s exit as coach.

“If you heard the story final week that they really — Josh McDaniels was like, ‘Hey, my gamers don’t like me, Antonio Pierce, are you able to assist me get higher preferred?’ And he nails it, he hits it out of the park by all accounts.

“After which on the finish of it, he makes the remark about once they beat the Patriots. And Josh freaks out and he’s like, ‘You don’t speak to the Patriots like that!’”

Lengthy, who famous that he likes McDaniels after their time along with the Patriots, nonetheless panned his ex-coach’s response to Pierce.

“If Josh stated that — I’m sorry, I really like Josh as a result of he was with me in New England — that’s the lamest s*** on the earth,” he stated. “And that’s the reason folks don’t like sure New England folks. It’s as a result of it’s prefer it’s untouchable. What’s ‘The Patriot Method’?

“I don’t know what it’s,” Lengthy admitted, “as a result of it’s not working in New England and also you actually can’t stroll into a brand new constructing and be like, ‘That is in regards to the Patriots,’ if you haven’t executed s***. Not at your first cease or your second cease.”

The Raiders clobbered the Giants 30-6 in Pierce’s first recreation in cost, bettering the crew’s report to 4-5.

Trivia: Chris Lengthy was chosen second total by the Rams in 2008. Who’s the one different participant from the College of Virginia to be picked within the prime 5 of an NFL draft over the past 20 years.

(Reply on the backside).

Trace: Picked by the Jets, and performed all 10 seasons of his NFL profession with them.

Scores and schedule:

Tonight, the Revolution host the Philadelphia Union within the second recreation of a best-of-three first-round playoff sequence. New England misplaced the primary recreation and now faces a must-win situation in an effort to hold the season going. Kickoff is about for 7 p.m.

Additionally tonight, the Celtics are in Philadelphia to play the 76ers at 7 p.m.

Tomorrow, the Bruins the Islanders at 7 p.m.

Extra from Boston.com:

Tom Brady and Victor Wembanyama: Brady posted the photograph on his Instagram, including a joke for Julian Edelman.

Enjoyable second for a former Bruin: Vinni Lettieri, who performed one recreation for the Bruins final season amid a yr spent largely with in Windfall, scored his first objective as a member of the Minnesota Wild throughout a 4-2 win over the Islanders on Tuesday. The second was particular as a result of his grandfather, Lou Nanne, was calling the sport.

On at the present time: In 2007, Revolution ahead Taylor Twellman scored a spectacular bicycle kick to ship New England to the MLS Cup Closing with a 1-0 win over the Chicago Fireplace.

Every day spotlight: Hurricanes goaltender Antti Raanta stormed out of web to make a number of diving saves. Carolina defeated Buffalo 3-2 in additional time.

Trivia reply: D’Brickashaw Ferguson