WEEI>On Demand>>Mankins on the Pats offense: 'We were up and down'

Mankins on the Pats offense: 'We were up and down'

Dec 11, 2012|

Mut, Lou and Troy talk with Logan Mankins, fresh off his first complete game following a stretch of injuries, about the team's big win over the Texans and how the offense fired on all cylinders early on but sputtered at other times. They also discuss the Pats' outlook for the rest of the season and Stevan Ridley's infamous onesies.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Patriots Monday on a Tuesday Sports Radio WEEI Troy Brown in studio. Logan Mankins joining us. -- interview is brought to by Verizon the official wireless and telecommunications provider. A little England patriots. Logan it's much Troy and Lou how are you. We're doing good I'm sure a lot of preparation went into -- the front line for the Houston Texans. And they've watched the tape yet but. Do you feel like that as -- offensive line Logan that you were prepared for JJ watt the -- that crew there from Houston does seem like he gave Tom a lot of how to throw the football. Yeah you go that's just drink for their defense is from four guys we knew he would do did you. We've worked on it all week on everyone get in the right places than just trying to do our bit and known what we had to do against so. I think for the most part we did a pretty good and pundit did -- a -- times than we did give up 12. Though that a mentally herself. You know it took us some things to work on but I think overall it went pretty well. You know you talk about how good of defense and I was four part of Houston Texans. Does -- and you paid a -- services how compare them to other teams ago as a plea. Of just how good they were because they did it come a few times in this game but for the most part he does and the embedded in the anybody else says oh yeah. Yeah I think we we did do a better job in the majority of the teams have been. District to their defense is just too defensive tackles and they've this gave team it's all year long and that is why he's had over sixteen. I think. The other tackle and it has its closest servants somewhere in there and about two quarterback it's. We knew we had to do a good job inside and I think for the most part we did they could always be better -- it could have been worse it is we're pretty good about it. What impressive things throughout this year really -- the play of the offensive line in general and the guys have been banged up the guys adjustments stepping in that. That was -- first year -- LaMont -- probably had the starting five offensive linemen kind of planned on it must been nice dispute everybody backs precious time a year. Yes it is you know I've been in and out and then missed a few games I think -- business or yourself. We've been rotate a lot of guys in there and the guys that have been playing have been doing a great job and it was nice to get 05 guys I guess they're together last night and have everyone gets to the game and it just feels nice to have come into the into the -- in here and everyone getting healthy start to play together. Global rollout Watson Tom last night many seem to be fired up near -- look -- is guy in the head that that pass and I use the -- in big games. Give us an idea what he was like on the field last night. Did publicly he's all business and we really wanted to get out there and start says we did. And we had a little lol there for awhile but we go to go and again and you know -- he was pretty fired up let's say it any time someone what what he runs for 67 yards and fired -- As it was pretty -- in the post game. Yeah it was pretty -- in the post game too because someone made a comment to him. About is -- and abilities as a consultant like. One that. Well we're we're we're talking about before earlier in saying that in this is probably on the best games I've seen this team play against these so called good team. As far as this year goes I know you guys turn the page don't look at this game you know now you be -- its efforts as the boy was just the most complete game you've seen from this team along terror. Well I don't know offensively we're up and down I think we've played it more carried out this game that we for the any other game this year -- so. Well it -- to be expected replaying one of the top defense in the league so they're gonna they're gonna do good at times too good. In our defense played great yesterday in. Any time our defense played good didn't we know we're gonna win. Logan Mankins joining us and they made a big deal about this game Andre Johnson. Was saying was the biggest game in their franchise's history you were saying after the game that your quoted as saying. I know the team we play next week it's not the biggest game in their franchise's history. It -- go to the Texans made too much of it like publicly Logan -- too much about this game. Yeah I don't know maybe that's just a day is do things done there but. I know in this building. The next game -- is the biggest one and when you get towards in his -- and every game gets bigger and bigger so we've dealt with that before we've. Every year we're in this position and we know big games are common and every week in the big games so I think. Mentally where -- we're used to every week being a big game. And you feel like that's actually an intangible that as eighteen because you can a lot of guys in this team that played in big games that you are. More mentally prepared for bigger games and that YouTube you sort of bin through. The war says that war and they Europe and a primetime spot Monday night you've been here this team -- and it's an advantage for you. Yeah I would say so. You know you get these big games and they're never easy. If you don't gonna be fighting last night and that the -- towards the end -- Windows it's going to be bad overdose the other team's gonna bring their homes that we have to repair this and when you get in those big games are coaching staff they would do a -- I would have a maturity and who we know we're always going to be prepared for the game. Yeah I didn't and I'm not not to talk about the Gaza bounce out of this game but you guys -- -- -- Greg Starr scopus corporate turnstiles in a row. Did the Houston Texas do something different in the second quarter and you guys went news this is not like your offense at all because you you're the best. As far as not having their in house yet the -- -- -- in a row in a second quarter what do they -- different the guys in the second quarter of the calls that. Yes they made some adjustments and we had some execution problems there -- You know they got good players and one of the this court defense coordinators in the league. -- gonna go down the field on them every time we'd like to but we just know that's not gonna happen and in this league it's always it's always competitive. They they made some good adjustments -- to -- a few plays in. If we just executed a little bit better we could had some better drive there but we just didn't and -- -- -- -- Does do is still the coaching staff Logan point out that you know at this point a year few guys went out you're in a position to be. One of those top two seeds in the AFC and what that why we could mean if you do get to that point. No -- that instead of -- -- all the players know we've. Most of us have been around long enough to know what's at stake right now and the coaches they just keep pushing for. Perfect play and they just -- though do the great job and every play and everyone do their job and is everything -- take care of itself and we know we did we all know we would we we have a good spokesman. We're just that's what we're focused on right now and beat the forty -- and and if we keep winning and everything -- here so. You know how much film you've you've seen already but this forty niner team defensively upfront especially in other. But it huge test for you guys next week. Yes they're the front of him another great for a seven you know they got a good linebackers. They got the lead you said Beverly. They go one of the best three techniques in the league to put. Gonna be another rough night and we're gonna have to get everything doubt in this week and have a good plan for a moment everyone's -- that -- for the. Is there any all the Smith JJ watt comparison are they two completely different players -- and. You know I've seen enough -- Smith I think he he played a lot more and sensitive and whether he is seven effect of years and they have been numerous good players so we can't just focus on. Our last one for me Tom Brady's on the station. Every day after a patriots game and he he reported this morning. That Steve -- brought in some adult one disease and that the offensive lineman. Was wearing all we're wearing adult one Z the jam is can you confirm that Logan. Yeah he did in. You know most people to make clothes nowadays they're not making enough big big guys so they were produced. -- how -- and how he's a pretty snug -- not we talked in here. Late news -- -- It's. A room. -- -- -- -- Yeah pretty good stuff is the running back you can't let that -- yeah -- I'm glad there's nobody got there are no video cameras around for that Logan Mankins are joining -- -- congratulation the win. Good luck Sunday against San Francisco collected on the road. -- our conversation Logan Mankins has brought to you by Verizon the official wireless you'll. And telecommunication provider of battling the patriots normally get when these guys on -- most knuckles -- not gonna come up over the course of the -- -- Well he's you don't win Logan -- come from you would guess you -- know the most -- is ligaments so. Again. Let's take this. But we got a good take a break Jesse James Bobby market day and I promise will get your thoughts in the scandal can afford to see what you thought about. The patriots big win last night at 6177797. 937. AM. A little bit of -- Houston radio issued today Houston radio people. That happy with how things went here in New England had that for you as well don't go anywhere.

Audio On Demand

It Is What It Is Cast: Gr…

It Is What It Is Cast: Gronk cleared as Pats prepare for start of training camp

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.

Tom E. Curran, CSNNE, Recapping Patriots OTAs 6-20-14

Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.

It Is What It Is Cast: Tom Brady's present and future

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Bo…

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

OK State Men's Basketball coach, Travis Ford, joins MFB to talk about Marcus Smart, 6-30-14

Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

Stephen Drew after the Red Sox beat the Blue Jays 14-1

Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.

Jon Lester with Joe Castiglione after completing the sweep of the Royals

Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

DJ Bean, WEEI.com. The Bruins are not traded Marchand 6-13-14

DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau

Headlines, Headlines, Hea…

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Starbucks tattoo 7-23-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Jake Peavy is done 7-23-14

The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks…

Buster Olney, ESPN, talks about the impending MLB trade deadline, 7-23-14

With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.

Bill Belichick always looking to build his legacy, 7-23-14

Albert Breer,NFL Network, reported that Bill Belichick would like to win a Super Bowl after Tom Brady retires. The thought is that Bill is always trying to build his legacy and if he could win an additional title with a QB other than Brady, it would put him in an even higher echelon of coaches. MFB discuss the coaching greats of NFL's past, and decide if Belichick needs to accomplish more to eclipse them.

Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski cleared to play, 7-23-14

At Bill Belichick's Wednesday morning press conference, he revealed that Gronk has been cleared to play and will NOT start the season on the PUP list, as was speculated in the previous weeks. MFB talks about what this news means to the team's Super Bowl expectations.

Where is David Ortiz's ri…

Where is David Ortiz's rightful place among the all-time great Red Sox players?

We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Unexpected Phenom Edition - 7-22-14

We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.

Tony Dungy wouldn't have drafted Michael Sam, 7-22-14

The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.

Jon Lester's Contract Sit…

Jon Lester's Contract Situation and the Future

Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.

The All Star Game and the Worst Ideas in Sports

Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.

We're all yelling about LeBron James

The Bradfo Show: Talking …

The Bradfo Show: Talking hitting leadoff with Brock Holt

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.

Producer's Podcast with Julian Edlow 7-22-14

This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.

SoccerCast - Liverpool Midfielder Joe Allen

In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!

Peter Gammons on the Sox …

Peter Gammons on the Sox and Jon Lester 7-21-14

MLB HOF'er Peter Gammons joined the show to discuss what the Sox will do with Jon Lester.

More from this show

Steve Buckley on Tony Dun…

Steve Buckley on Tony Dungy's comments 7-22-14

Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.

More from this show

Sox seem to be alive agai…

Sox seem to be alive again, so are you back in?

We talk Sox after a sweep over the Royals at Fenway. We look at fan interest and how nothing in the AL East is even remotely decided at this point.

More from this show

Jon Lester continues to d…

Jon Lester continues to dominate 7-21-14

John, Gerry and Jerry Thornton discussed the Red Sox sweep of the Royals.

More from this show

Minihane returns 7-23-14

Minihane returns 7-23-14

The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.

More from this show

Weei Writers