Meriweather lauded by NFL official for clean play vs. Chargers - Extra Points - Boston.com ``Last week, we were appropriately calling him out and chastising him,'' Anderson said of Meriweather. ``[Sunday] in the Patriots' game at San Diego, Meriweather made two very tenacious, effective and legal hits in similar situations. But you could see it, he lowered the target area, blasted the opponent with his shoulder. He adapted, showing it can be done. It is appropriate to praise him for the tough play.'' When apprised of Anderson's remarks, Bill Belichick seemed a bit taken aback. Asked if he ever remembered a league official coming out and praising one of his players, Belichick said, somewhat facetiously, ``Nah, it's got to be a first for me. ``The officials now are evaluating the players and their performance, I mean, that's great,'' Belichick deadpanned. ``I can't say how much that means to me, really.''