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Wednesday’s Mashup: Charlie Weis sheds light on key to Patriots’ success

Lucy Burdge
August 01, 2018 - 7:06 am

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WEDNESDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS:
MLB: Toronto at Oakland, 3:35 p.m. (MLB Network)

AROUND THE WEB:

-- Charlie Weis joined Barstool Radio’s Evening Yak on Tuesday night and opened up on the key to the Patriots’ success.

The former New England offensive coordinator said everyone in the NFL has an ego but it’s important to check it at the door.

“Let me give you a newsflash: everyone in the NFL has a big ego. The assistant coaches have them, the coordinators have them, the head coaches have them, the owners have them, the GMs have them,” Weis said. “ … The teams that do the best are the ones that are able to check those egos at the door … Why do you think the Patriots have been winning all those years? It isn’t that everyone agrees with everything Bill (Belichick) says … The point is it’s his show. And that’s the way it’s run and case closed.”

He also said training camp is fun for the Patriots because they are competitors but he was never really worried about them having fun when he was with the team.

“ … It’s a joke that they weren’t having fun. I don’t care at all about them having fun,” Weis said when asked about players saying the Patriots weren’t having as much fun. “Those guys are competitors … they didn’t go to practice just to practice. They were competing. And they were competing on every play … it was fun stuff, man.”

-- LeBron James is speaking out against Donald Trump again.

James spoke with CNN at the opening of his I Promise school in Ohio about the president, who has repeatedly spoken out against athletes kneeling in protest during the national anthem.

"What I've noticed over the last few months that he's kinda used sport to kinda divide us, and that's something that I can't relate to," James said.

James said sports should be something that brings all people together.

"Sports was the first time I was ever around someone white,” he said. “I got an opportunity to see them and learn about them, and they got the opportunity to learn about me and we became very good friends and I was like, ‘Oh wow, this is all because of sports.'”

QUOTE OF THE DAY: "It's not easy. I was pretty upset when the final decision was made. At the end of the day, I've got to do what's best not only for the team, but myself.” -- Chris Sale, on going to the DL with mild left shoulder inflammation

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