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Logan Mankins, Patriots OL, on clinching the second seed: 'My body needed a bye'

Dec 31, 2012|

Kirk and Troy chat with Pro-Bowl guard Logan Mankins about the win over the Dolphins that secured the second seed in the AFC. Logan admits that they were aware of the result of the Colts-Texans game before they kicked off against Miami. He was also glad to see Rob Gronkowski get back on the field before the playoffs.

Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Our number two mark melody Kirk met him along with Troy Brown in for Lou and Mike they're back Wednesday black Monday here continues -- Gailey is officially out now. This will be the bills when they hire this guy there a different coach since Belichick got here. Daily -- buddy nix the GM apparently safe so I think it's not a case of -- -- -- -- -- how that works I mean teaching -- of a lot to do with. You know -- decisions here -- bringing in bring in. Line. Oh. Yeah me too. But they brought in they bought and Dave Wannstedt and defense as -- They did on most of didn't go great which was kind of baffling to me when I mean everywhere and he wants -- -- since the cowboys. You know hasn't been. -- -- -- A year for Ordonez hit them in Miami Dolphins. -- if this Patrick a ton of money is Connecticut -- mining and resistant. You know this. No fortunate for the for the Buffalo Bills. In all the money that they went on sprint and I mean you count the office of money just look at the percent of mainly spent 77 million dollars. On the defense to deal with Tom Brady hit it hit an ex patriots then. And it was a disaster formation. What it's your phone calls her a second round that -- -- -- -- lineup but first Sunday TT online AT&T forgy. LTE is -- -- patriots offensive lineman Logan Mankins slogan it's Turkmen and in Troy brown and from -- Lou are you this morning. And -- a good -- -- great Logan -- you don't. Hanging in there and warming up yet. -- -- -- -- A good stuff man a talk about yesterday's game man before the game a -- -- -- was happening. The score came through. Then the Indianapolis Colts and beat the Houston Texas men were. There any claps Yale's domicile out of -- -- you -- to score. No that's real good guys knew what it happened there and you know it just we're prepared to go and try to win that game the best because and then once you didn't do something like to where. So did you really wanted and then it really -- another -- I think. Where there whether it was Erica did -- plan Logan let's just say that that Houston woman that changed in terms of guys playing an -- playing Norwood was it just kind of full speed ahead. As far as the players knew full right just through the plan we didn't. Don't plan that we hit it was a ruling political game for sixty minutes and try to win the game and bill might had other plans as things turned out different. The first players we we did know about it. And and and I know build and what's your dad look at the scoreboard you know I've been there with you before some of that stuff bomb. But how far was -- not to look up at the school board. And -- Denver Kansas City scored at least in the first quarter anyway. A -- we knew the final outcome before the game started and we'd just let the field for warm up and I think this question squirrel there but. You hear the fans cheered and they are. Pretty everybody and then before we came -- the gave they gave edited so -- news via. Wie news and he would be Houston and we knew we were playing for something big. Let's place -- We came we got to -- of this. You know a lot of talking about the that the Denver. The Denver Kansas City game at least the first quarter of that game mammy with the tough you don't look at the scoreboard. Yeah -- don't even -- greater Houston -- and knew we had a good chance. The loans we want me at a -- Oh with a -- concerned at that point about one or two -- a new my body needed divisive efforts both. Saturday we'll talk -- yet -- but the value of the bye we close I mean obviously every time this team Belichick and Brady. Has made the Super Bowl -- won -- them to -- -- talk about that extra week means. But the team. -- We get a look at ourselves good again -- -- the bye week at the the release you can get this that you yourself see what you can do good in bed and then. You get to heal up a little this you know that -- -- and so. There's some good with some good bumps and bruises that need that extra week. It was a good thing. Then and you talk about you know especially with your group and particularly offensive line. There's been a pretty much has worked all year long yourself miss some games and no one able to be out there like he wanted to be. It's got to be really really important. For your group of gas. Yeah we have. Built is always a big deal than anytime you can. Have a week to heal up it's always good for you I think. You would put a good on the field and be as fresh as possible and deal to play as fast as possible so. We can rest is definitely helped us. And and you talk about the importance of the commits itself and and those types of things that we probably solve. -- -- 34 weeks Tom Brady get hit more than he ever had -- the entire season. And you talk about that -- suffer make some adjustments wasn't as -- yesterday just to Miami Dolphins to a couple clean cells and those guys. Talk about how important it is for that that portability group to. That's so important you know. Yet to be yourself and if you think everything's great just because you win yours -- -- yourself -- -- of the team so. Even when we win we know there's corrections to be made and we'll go back watching on film and it's easy to make corrections watching film you know what that you can free -- put in slow -- Should do this you're suited and that but in reality on the field everything except in really. You just go to learn from those mistakes and hopefully you can fix them and you know. -- in the media room but no one figured everyone gets called. Explicit when you have. -- when you have seven days do nothing and you got you got to be a candidate that -- so exactly in. We can't game plan did because there's. Three different things we could be playing next in two weeks so. Pretty much so we can work -- herself what did you think about gronkowski yesterday. Our artistry to get him out there. I'm not sure how much he played I know it was about their horrible -- Is good to see him get in there get a couple catches it touched down. It's always good have got to grow you know he brings so much to the team. From a blocking catching and then this is the attitude and he could only help us ignited Anderson though and you know. You saw yesterday he's out there for I don't know how -- -- -- -- had made it big system source of great bit about -- -- Talk about his team good -- to affairs start the past few weeks. You have David do that the way you wanted to do it yesterday. Wasn't a fantastic start because he got stopped on fourth down there. But there wasn't a big improvement from where had been the previous two weeks -- a -- of -- -- them again when you have so many greenhouse. Early in the game talk about the difference in that for you guys just today. It was a big difference you know. Those previous two games we get out there and weird turn in the ball over early preannounce and then. Yesterday we did stalled there and -- stroke and that stopped on fourth down but. -- the defense they didn't give -- any. He points and Elantra is early in the game so the campus considered. The front together mr. -- and and then who have pretty good from there. -- -- factor was if you watch on TV was stuff together. -- agree agree how big a factor was that wind yesterday. Well for lineman no effective voice yet I just think that it did really make the difference especially in the kicking game and in the passing game so. You just. -- the good job of understanding in the elements and the the coaches to the elements of our team that was well prepared for the and we're not gonna try to. Do things that you shouldn't do when. The -- play a factor in the game like something do. There had been that this metric -- hello this is like I'm just on the field. You know people are saying that with the dolphins quick yesterday they weren't really plan or. You know what got never read you -- about your football team and you know win like you guys yesterday. And particularly your defense got a set out win -- -- it which is hard to do and any lead against the professional football team. You know what kind of every did you get a bunch of football team going into the playoffs right now when you guys are well. I think it's pretty good we've played pretty good yesterday. People might say that -- -- renewed their defense and -- is the environment and let their could still play and heard it. I don't know what the dolphins did it. It's hard (%expletive) team so we you see that every week not too many teams considered. Or defense to do that is. Very good that it is. Any time. The offense -- sympathy acoustic community and it just gets us fired. More -- it exactly and you know going into the playoffs I mean Logan you know a lot of talk has been about. You know in office and I was Greg Dante Scarnecchia is -- Logan -- he's a leader you know he and Manning didn't. Nasty with people you know but then when they talk about. Done the Achilles heel of knowing the pitchers have been going up against the more physical. Defense of black and how do you change the mentality of the guys around. -- to get ready for that type of physical playoff matchup it's humid its economy faces at some point. Yeah you know what to do in the playoffs you're gonna play good defense to line their front seven to -- further their. Games are won and lost -- front. They're Illinois says the recipe to beat the patriots justice. Pressure Tom Brady. That's really the recipe to beat any team anytime you pressure the quarterback. You're giving your team a great chance to win them. And seeing that can protect the quarterback couldn't run the ball efficiently they would have a great chance to win and so there was sort of friend we know that we know we've tested. These physical in the run game and broke poll for common. When we do that pretty good we usually. Usually -- teams predicted. Well Logan thanks your time we appreciate it enjoy -- bye week yet Erik -- out our pursuit before and it's ago though I have to ask you. And I know the last time I had ZoneAlarm and having on the show. You know. Some people so the tickets having allows the San Cisco 49 is because they had reservations made in New Orleans and now with the of the about a week. You know lol you have anything you wanna see those people and say they tracked. To get those reservations bank in new ones. Yeah you I don't know. You know earlier true we've won game that -- It's if we can win two more -- that might wanna have those reservations but. Good to begin to get the. A vacuum and a resentment he tried to figure excellent. Pretty good this first of all you give him you know a lot. I don't I'm not saying this but people say the dolphins quit that's it gets to veteran media move -- you try to walk commitment and you this that. In order them and learn and many -- -- and then -- him.

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