Pete and Matt react to the signings and re-signings the Patriots agreed to over the weekend. Matt gives his perspective on the fractured relationship between the Patriots and Wes Welker.
Tom E Curran, Pete Sheppard and Jack Edwards break down all the comings and goings from Gilette Stadium on a day when the changing of players really heats up for the Patriots.
We discuss the only topic of the day... the departure of Wes Welker and the signing of Danny Amendola.
Four topics we haven't touched upon... although today we kind of did... four Wes Welker topics are tackled.
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That's not some basketball the Celtics have now won five -- -- -- interest thing. Buddy Danny -- he joins us live on the phone last week when we were sit there and I would say we were -- that we were bringing up some possible. Question marks with the team -- felt very confident the team was playing much better than what we were seeing and that it would all come together. And the of 19850. Cents cents or you're pretty good at predicting these things mr. range. I use little power to. -- Barry and I don't we don't do like the little flower there. I don't know power the house. Seizure at a don't want to do you know the -- -- then they just tossed -- out of the way and when president title up you could have. You could have a lot more power. I was afraid to -- out my white pebbles. That we know there's no question about that why does a bunch of stuff to talk about today and let's start with KG is it's safe to say. That we are start to see a healthier Kevin Garnett right now certainly. It's translating out on the court. Have a -- much better. -- resentment and you help your. I think that he is you know you still have. Order here in the air but it not necessarily do surgery and in I think yeah -- down works extremely artistic -- album. And but I am really you know what's what's amazing about KG is just how well playing. You know still not in Harper's some problem. Did you anticipate. When you started at the beginning of the season that there was going to be a period of time that he was gonna have to ramp up may be. Feel confident about the -- I knew that it can it was a process. To go through and hoped it -- happening. That there are injuries and actually -- that I expect. You know its credit he'd just want to keep -- In they're not things that are jeopardizing its future jeopardizing the rest of this year. Com but she just plays through -- discomfort in. In. A great deal of respect for the. Deal lot of people and I was just touched upon looks like he's healthier it to me how -- -- -- it was a physical issue -- much that wasn't meant to one you know first surgery comin' back. But something just collect but I I've just looks to me like mentally he's kind of let everything go he's going up their beat himself. I think a little bit of both I think at some discomfort again there's a difference between injuries and just not being right in. And I think that there was a little -- -- -- for captain he had played basketball along. In but you know he's not an artful right on top up and down ups and downs -- of course the rupture. Let's get the Rasheed Wallace. Stuff on its atmosphere. It does not surprise me it does not surprise me the the technicals he has so far this year because. This has always been his demeanor on the court and I don't expect him to change here in the same -- -- staking a lot of threes and I expected that he would take a lot of threes here for the Celtics. It seems to be though. Wherever he goes when he picks up -- his head coach picks up a lot more -- because obviously you wanna go out there. And you wanna back your player he's out their backing his plan. Is there anything that you guys do to Rasheed Wallace do you try to back him offer these -- because it could. It could cause some issues for your further down the road if he continues to build them up -- displaced is there anything you couldn't do. To maybe try to get him to back off these technical finals. Well I don't know what's been done in the and know that it's been an issue. Wherever he another there's been a lot of them from previous coaches and another will be cited the summer we had discussed in an open his wife is. The one up most of the power and their relationship is. Us. And -- tries. A change and so he's been in it he knows. So I think that com. But he hasn't changed he might know he might wreck our guys have put. Why does -- want to what he can't walk away it's almost as if he's and I know the feeling sometimes you gotta get the last word and you know it's almost like many. I'll skip the feeling that that's where it gets in trouble many times he's right. And yet he still has to get that last word in that that's what gets him into trouble. I think what it's in the neutral -- I think that there's an accusation that. It's not just from wrong -- but there's some sort of you know this honesty with the call and I think that they accusation. Items. What of what motive of the as lark sometime -- question instead of just the wrong call. But the but that's human nature if Rasheed Wallace is constantly out here pitching at the officials. I would understand that official probably has a much shorter fuse. And probably is called that the -- much much quicker than he would. For a let's say I've already -- That's that's normal but he's kind of put himself in that position has he not. I think so why not think that you could say that they -- not deserve them but that. -- I think for the most part. You'd -- do you deserve them and you get you get a reputation. I don't -- and I've spent a lot of time talk Kendrick Kendrick isn't the same -- that receded but Kendrick is just yeah our. Very emotional and and that you know were try to keep. Kendrick get that reputation because I don't think -- -- -- the issues of the same but. Kendrick is doing better. Kennedy -- it's tender it's a standard. Let me also thank -- that's why I get around that well okay -- all -- like okay let's talk about you discipline. Could you never committed a fall used to go out -- -- some tensions -- on the floor did you feel. That certain officials got sick and tired of view China you know play this mr. innocent act committed a file and because of it. Next game that guy was or optical following. Absolutely absolutely FO that I got all -- -- like complaining and now. And I got older -- where are handled better and Hitler to deal with it -- to -- how well. I think I think that what happened is -- get frustrated and you'd make them. You'd you'd get emotional some people are very demonstrative like Perkins is very demonstrative in motion and it's not so much that things he says it's his actions. Initial action. I have that is what I liked it -- Oh my gosh you know Mexican and -- could quietly walk in the column name in the book tree. It all up in shelled -- so a lot too but you -- learn how to. Had a deal with the -- but there's still a difference between getting tactic. I didn't get. Many technical. Haven't complained a lot eating get that technical Kareem com. Complaint Lott didn't get that technical technical search. I'm not just the complaining complaining does one thing and and a lot of officials are gonna keep. -- get in because you complaining. But the technicals can can -- can affect you know what you ejected. And it was a good play in the game but. You know post points cup become crucial. -- Okay look at this point 326. Or he's on on pace right now. To what you -- it was situation which you might get suspended so you guys worked in the offseason to bring this guy and he was going to be the difference. The difference maker in in in getting you back to the championship level. And I suddenly he can't quite how to get through the scale how do you have him go -- his demeanor play his game. And cutback is obviously it's it is what has talked to him about it that didn't work. You just said that you guys recognize that talked -- before you review you you -- in the -- And he still hasn't stopped -- do this. Well I don't know maybe it's something has happened a year and a suspension. It happened again you know what what happened is. Are you guys will spend. On this and you have to wait a look at this sixty technical he gets suspended. A cost and market. It recognizes that -- the team and eat in starts. Went down on her arm opposite. This same -- aware of the issue everybody around this issue been addressed in and a hopeful that can get better. Can I ask you this -- why would we is media or fans look at him and not say that's selfish player if you can't control himself to the point where. He's gonna cost himself the game and possibly down the road class seating could cost home court advantage I mean I think in any other sport we would see this type of behavior. Which is endemic to the win a kid plays in say he's selfish he's putting himself in his emotions above the team. While then. With it at. I can concede that perspective but I just keep just as -- late like where proteins -- consistent experience so this. A passed ball. You know help team and talks and it does although the characteristic of not being. So that would be consistent is now. Where would it be would be a better situation if -- teammates. We're the ones who addressed that with them and dealt with a. I think Paul is -- that yeah. -- And I'm sure that they're on that -- Or not panicky yet and I'm not saying that it's not anybody concerned market said it's been a concern of every coach -- that. And that he's played for and the same time -- have to wait brings a lot of the most to gain in -- a lot of positive. Outweighs the negative. He did it was last night shape changing gears a little bit to last night's game was that a really good illustration of how pulled you guys can be. You -- back to blown team so when you get it go -- from behind the three point line. You know last night with kind of it we've -- really in the first. We kind of the coast in the that's probably the biggest concern -- of our team this year -- I know what it. People were okay what do that and then I thought we got bored. The you know the first -- and hand them. You know but we we played great we came out ready play they were we for a I think that their game plan ready to act. -- stepped up and in now kept about paint kept him getting any easy baskets. And Adam conceded differed in it's not like there's -- major adjustment -- -- think it hit the second half they ran burst out. First that we great job keep them out of in you know basketball -- there's a big difference between playing 90% Linux and there's politics is one -- -- -- should. In those you stopped the elections turn in the down. Oh like this I just wish we play a little more consistent by having that and capable of doing you know in global playing games like -- Even -- Kendrick Perkins name earlier he's a guy that people talk an awful lot about that a -- watches game. He just gets better and better I mean all of a little things that he was doing wrong. Numbers first couple years to any big guy gets in in the paint gets deep in the paint. Drops the ball down low has that -- strip on a regular basis doesn't do any of that anymore. Far more power inside. I mean it's a young kid that you can see it's finally I think understanding how to play this game it's it's unbelievable to -- maturity would you agree. Yeah I know he's. He's really mature as a player and he's getting better and you know it's funny -- -- that work on I got. Here -- and pixel while where they they translating and how effective last night people quit she cut -- Atmel. Throughout the year to where he kept the ball quick in a last quick work in the past. A ripple east power movement in and point are stripped from blocked from behind. But he's playing better. Recount. And moving better. They're better job in a out -- -- really matured as a player and he's also beat com. Real viable option. -- -- -- -- got it there that aren't we actually go to we liked the matchup. He's doing a great job of being in. A real option for us with our 308. -- Did you guys sitting near fourteen and forward the way the season start those first five games. Blowing teams out you guys lost three out of four they're distressed heard people say on this team is all this team is. It is this not as good as we thought you guys could care less about that kind of talk a you think this that we as fans are kind of the expectations were too high where to sit there's -- they should win seventy games. -- and your fourteen and for you had a tough stretch but now I just think is a bit unfair. Well now. I don't know and every at bat that. I think the -- questions -- are realistic at times I think that again I've never liked. And 72 hands and I -- -- accurate that from players -- some of them mentioned that. High expectations going in this year so. I would just prefer that we get ready. We keep improving. We've developed our parents. In their key part minutes down and -- play like we get about -- first up -- in. Is that simple solution is a better -- One company doubts about the opposite Paul Pierce has. All keep you come -- injuries sort of realistic -- -- shot the ball well capable and that we know -- you know we got -- -- arms or. And that last night indication that I don't think anybody in chart of talk about eight age. They go down last night though Larry Brown talked about your starting five being the best in the and all the MBA by are usually surprised right now that all five have been able to start only teams in some thus far. It's great you know that is you know that would say the most important abilities available. And he got to be going to be able plate and future players -- court in a lot of guys that are. Warriors beat Paul has reason not to place -- race. KG obviously you know its its history this past summer so I am grateful that there helped knock out what their state health. -- national player that's important. Do you think there's concern around the NBA and that now Tim -- he used book is apparently going to be published -- another book it's going to be published. In in both of those books they're gonna try to prove that his case was not an isolated one. In the NBA and I think the NBA thought that two years ago when a kind of close the books all of this. The do you think this concern right now in the league did this in the middle of the season could be pretty explosive stuff. You know I don't know. And I don't I don't know what the facts are on the -- -- have I haven't read the transcripts. Are probably better stay -- that went anyway but right now I don't. Oh what a what yeah accusations are read excerpts. I don't think there's anything and -- -- -- damaging and you know be adjusting to see what what all happened the response to all of this but. I know there's some great officials that they use that most officials that I know. As I watched it wit and coached seen in are doing a good job in our office that officials. I'm sure there's a bad apple here in the air every record every element of society. To meet one of the most damaging things you can you hear about is is is -- on -- he's kind of muscle man was -- Jimmy the sheep Batiste and he says he has full records thirteen officials. If he has worked with -- now. That could be very damaging -- rhetoric. Yeah I I don't. I mean -- I don't speculate on that -- -- -- meat and you know not a lot of credibility with that it Geneva. There's you don't of the power that's what they can listen to this I don't have the power all of my -- -- of the -- at thirty use. Our idea we will talk to -- and actually. I definitely of the and he is president of basketball operations for the Celtics.
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.
Mike Florio joined the program to discuss the Jets decision to release Tim Tebow, he said the situation is as disaster all around for the Jets and that the problems begins with owner Woody Johnson. Mike also said that he was disappointed with the Pats moving back in the first round.
One of the hardest working men in the biz, Mike Petraglia aka "Trags", sits down with Butch Stearns live in Foxborough to help break down all the latest Pats moves. He discusses his reaction to the trade in Round 1 and the guys those picks produced. Also, the boys talk about the decent trade the Pats made in acquiring LeGarrette Blount from Tampa Bay for Jeff Demps and a 7th rounder.
We check in with Danny Ainge for our first talk to him since the Celtics season ended last weekend. We talk about the future of the team, KG, Pierce, Doc Rivers and more, as Danny directly answers the rumors being floated by ESPN's Stephen A. Smith.
Jackie Mac joins the show to discuss the trade rumors swirling around Paul Pierce, KG, Doc Rivers and the Celtics. She also discusses the future of the Celtics head coach.
Stephen A. joined the program to discuss the trade rumors he has reported regarding a possible trade including Doc Rivers and the Clippers. Stephen A. also told the guys that he has heard that Danny and Doc may be tiring of working together.
Dave O'Brien talked to John Farrell before the end of the Twins series. The Sox skipper said that Big Papi's success is no surprise given his work ethic.
John Farrell postgame press conference
Joe Castiglione and Dave O'Brien talked to David Ortiz after the Red Sox beat the Twins 12-5. Big Papi said that team chemistry is great, that the new guys see the Sox way of doing things.
Dale and DJ roll on with their puck talk and chat some more about the goalie matchup in this series, as well as the lack of a quality power play for both of these teams. In fact, DJ says the Rangers are even worse on the PP than the B’s! The guys also get into the resurgence of Milan Lucic and his deceptive speed and grit. Dale and DJ talk about the similar styles of play for these teams and look forward to Game 2.
Dale and DJ get into the two coaches and their polar opposite styles and demeanor. Both teams play a similar style, but the coaches certainly convey their messages in a different way. Dale isn't buying the Tortorella hype and thinks he's a little overrated. DJ thinks he's a good coach, but isn't a fan of anti-media stance. The guys also talk about Jagr and how he has not lived up to the hype. They weren't expecting him to light it up or be the savior, but DJ says he wasn't prepared for just how slow the aging veteran is. Another big topic for B's fans this season is the play of Tyler Seguin and why he has yet to become the superstar everyone anticipates he will be. This leads to Claude Julien's style and if he does actually have something against the younger players. That Iginla trade shows its ugly head again as well.
WEEI.com's DJ Bean joins Dale in studio for Sports Sunday to discuss the Bruins playoff run. Game 2 is later today and the guys discuss the results of the first game of the series. They get into the construction of the lines for the B's and if they would make any changes. DJ has a few ideas for the lines today. The boys also discuss the two goalies - Tuukka vs Henrik Lundqvist and wonder why people automatically think the Rangers have the edge at goalie. Finally, they get into the legacy and the decisions of Claude Julien and Peter Chiarelli.
Shawn joined the program to discuss another overtime win for the Bruins. When asked about Game 7 against Toronto, Thornton said that he would like to keep his specific comments in the dressing room private, but acknowledged that he encouraged Tyler Seguin to up his play and it paid off in overtime.
Barry joined the guys to help breakdown the Bruins overtime win last night in game one. Barry said that he has rarely seen a team dominate as much as the Bruins yet be forced to an overtime.
Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.
Bruins rookie defenseman Matt Bartkowski has emerged as one of the young stars of the team and he joins Mut and Tom Caron to discuss his role on the team, why he's confident, and the trade that almost sent him to Calgary.
Millar joins the show to discuss the recent Sox slide, Jacoby Ellsbury's lack of power, and hitting in the big leagues.
Andy Brickley joins the show to discuss the Bruins Game 1 win over the Rangers, the play of the three young Bruins defensemen, and the fatigue Jagr has shown on the ice.
We talk all things game one with Jack Edwards of NESN, and get to hear a little from Jack's Finnish protege as well.
We tackle four topics we haven't yet touched upon today.. Joe Thornton and disappointing former Boston athletes, parking in Boston, buying jersey numbers and more...
We talk about the report that Rob Gronkowski may now be a candidate for back surgery with a disc problem. Is Gronk just an injury prone guy? Or is he not rehabbing proberly? Can the Pats build an offense around a guy who is so inconsistently on the field? We discuss.
The Bruins have almost finished raking the Leafs, the Red Sox struggle from the mound, Miami Heat fans show their level of class.
Daily Planet Wednesday May 8th
Today on the Daily Planet the Bruins take a 2-1 series lead, the Red Sox get a run-off win, and we hear about cannibals and bible thieves.
Sounds like a prostate exam to me!
Damn New Yorkers!
Sauce Man stylings!
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Jeff Bauman, a victim of the Boston Marathon bombing, joined the show to give the guys an update of his condition and a first-hand account of that terrible day. Jeff told the guys how he wrote the description of the bomber as soon as he could. Mr. Bauman added that he is aided every day with the knowledge that he is alive and the terrorist that detonated the bomb is dead.More from this show
Boomer joined the program to discuss the tough loss for his beloved Rangers. Boomer told the guys that Lundqvist will be better in game two and predicted a seven game series.More from this show
In the latest edition of the "It Is What It Is" podcast, Chris Price and CSNNE's Mike Giardi take a look at the Patriots offseason on both sides of the ball, try and get a handle on which new guys will make an impact first, and whether or not the Patriots have altered their style when it comes to drafting and developing wide receivers.More from this show