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Pete Sheppard: Clearing the air on the Pats secondary

Oct 27, 2012|

Pete opens the show by breaking down the issues surrounding the Pats defense so far this year, particularly in terms of how the secondary has played. He also goes into how it's not just the defensive backs and, contrary to popular belief, the Pats do not have to blitz more.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. I know detector can you imagine having Stanton in Boston did it forty plus homers easy architecture from western mass. Two words about prospects Daniel yep they can go hard the other way. I another one here says agree with you order percent top of the rotation guys talk about Lester innings a year post seasons died. Given the cash over five years five for one and should get it done. And out finally is Lester stats are comparable to average career he walked away from 244 million Lester has been better than Homer Bailey and look at the contract. That he just signed a few textures telling me the gets four clocked at. Well evening parade for a UConn for the championships I assume the men and women together out both of them winning the national title. Yes as tougher as Turkey's but happy for Kevin Ollie who now is the next. Hot coaching named to go from college to the end beauty after eight seasons. But undefeated in the NCAA tournament ally guys can say that are at six or 77797937. is in New Jersey he's up next When then. Just try to not cute bit Ali thank you and I can't believe that a low ball. Jon Lester like they don't agree that you like a side impact by one and whatever argument sake. We have been out of my. But you see a lot of contracts for your team that have gone got into the contract stratosphere and some of them have really worked out so well. But for a number like dapper Lester what he's so willing to stay. I agree I was surprised. When I saw what the number was at the end of spring training where the Red Sox know Lester broke off toxin seems like a a low ball contract terms of dollars in a low ball contract thirty years. definitely. god I G I mean lucky probably let out a little bit like that way radio reluctant I had. Yeah I mean yeah I'm with you thanks to the fall being a former yankees fans perspective. They're never shy about spending dollars. That Lester contract is makes sense and I've said this a few times. Because just getting back to this point I do think my gut still tells me they get a Don. Gut feeling they still get this contract done because I hate candidate it player just wants too much just wants to be a Boston too much. You back going to be here at the expense of taking deal it's foolish and a four year seventy to eighty million dollar contract before which. At ball way below market terms years below market terms the average annual There's no upside here it sounded like a Red Sox blown away with a give you four years but here's point six million a year. Which is probably more than you gonna get I guarantee each and every year on the open market that it could at least. I still think Lester would walk away from crystal he'd say no. But I could look at that is saying the Red Sox in good faith effort to try to. Do with last year what they've done with other guys which is over pay an average annual dollars but try to take that discounted terms of the number years seventy. I can't say that. I can't see it as they came under years came under dollars 6177797937. Bill isn't busted up next they've built. They would subject. who visual. You know what about. You guys keep in the world. Could together okay. guys they look at the guys renewed deal if everybody involved. Make him have the option to. Who boarded deals rivals ordered to the guys will. Make it work. So real simple. So three years of his make sure Israelis and three years seventy million. And then assuming he stays healthy another two years at how much. Ordered me at all. That would come out to volley at 5110. About then you know what would actions. YouTube. 120. It was cute guys so. Yeah It it it any guaranteed dollars sport. That that's just not gonna work for the players work for last. Well hope what works right now what made two big guy a two year deal seven million. With a guarantee. Appeared to remain nimble. The two more years of targeted what are enviable. Well let's get. That that that the five year 120 million dollar contract. Where. OK I guess that that's reasonable but I mean you if you're guaranteeing the money that it's not three years in the two years to five years. And yet we could what three years didn't work out three years it will be created numerous believe that you develop very animated. You know. Yeah I mean I like well. I guess I can't get what you in there you know again trial period so to speak at three year seventy million dollar. You know test blown the CP states LP and see if he still producing. The news saying guaranteed fifty million after that which is five for once money. Why would John again you'd think about it okay hometown discount know we heard the operator gets excited about it. to get past the idea of a hometown discount meeting complete insanity. Seventy million dollars even over a three years average dollars a lot of money. But it still. 50% of what can get out in the open market. You know why would I take seventy million guaranteed even for three years when I could just double that six years guaranteed at 140 million. You know six I can get that extra seventy million dollars over three more seasons just to go out in the open market. That would be a great team friendly kind of idea but Lester were being eyed Joseph and Wakefield once the way HL. What they've done so much for the in the you know 78 years. That burning up I don't know are already up at. I agree with UN and the injury concern for me is that they're now we are talking about Clay Buchholz we'd be having added I merely different conversation. But with Lester even a year it was bad in 2012. Still pitch to plus innings. Yeah I mean you don't get a picture wondering about that party and you don't hate you guys brought there get a going to be offered. And I are I think I really like the attitude that you just want the behavior I don't understand why the Internet situation black. We're not talking about giving the guy a 140. I'm not all that with the amount of money more book like the object audit. Well he had I think the Red Sox kind of Hewitt in the regard as well that's why I wasn't completely floored when he said OK if we here opera was the most that they had. I'll put out there by the time they broke off negotiations. But I'd be and neighbor of 400. Yell now and a and a big. Average annual value a Ford seventy for is an opera that you know the players get a that's an opera that it's designed to be turned out. Yeah independent though they looked like but based on the yacht I don't know it. All the the PR stunt getting negative PR because I think I had tickets ridiculous they have any Lester did lie to me if he blocks away at the end of the day. And and the Red Sox look back and in the end flick back and say. And they could of they could negotiate they could out of spring training but the only opera percent beat the teams the only one's gonna look bad that's an. Aerial my opinion darker integrated you know integrated I'm sorry you know it made it. It's the same age and it did Dustin Pedroia has I can't think of his name off my head to similar Pedroia as we negotiated down discounts the This situation it is thought here we cannot I mean update completely done park are now completely. It sounds like till the end of the season got to do have an exclusive negotiating window. Went thanks for the college and they've exclusive negotiating window with Lester. After the season is over and that it's free agency. But you know in my mind even if the Red Sox were come back with a big number in the fall. But it even gets to. Reagents even gets to the point were other teams are our ticketing contracts are offers a Lester you're probably spending more than what you have spent. It just get the deal done now. You just avoid any possibility any any chance did you rate in the another team another suitor and unlike David Ortiz we can't you know we had a debate about Ortiz is going to be even a market that is. And I thought maybe lot of people but absolutely now. That's fine with Lester there's no debate right. I mean when I can debate the fact that it thirty year old going on 31 year old lefty it's starting pitcher with a great post season track records that market. We know that that's the case there's going to be money thrown at this. So you have the opportunity. To not only negotiate exclusively with him up or you even touch or even Free agency. It to get an offer on the table to sign this guy if they're not able losing the player beat. I signing into a deal that maybe goes outside their comfort zone because now they worry about free agency not to worry about other offers them. You could have made a better fate in my mind decide than these reported figures in at these numbers are right you know he's not taking. It's an it's designed to be refused to keep brought out their deceit it's a hit proper. I don't think organ necessarily buy that I think that this mark baseball banner that. That they and as long as you're in line with keeping Lester some cables don't want that at any high price and that's fine that's your opinion I disagree by. It any band that wants Jon Lester back is valued at his team. It and understand just what the market is looking for the seventy's at It's an insult. Text messages committed 37937. AT&T like. Texas is Red Sox have too many pitches in the system they had the upper hand. Now that it's does its thing is too many pitchers in this is have a lot of starting pitching depth they have a lot of potential. As allowed by hope and is better than Jon Lester obese Kerr shot why not. But you know what you have in Jon Lester. You don't know what you have yet Henry and that goes to my point of if you're gonna have some of these cost control pre arbitration arbitration guys up. Lester got the money to do. He could have a a lot of money coming off the books over the next read of where years. Yet a pitcher John Lackey threw for 500000 dollars on next season. In NA and it not a salary cap sport but it sport I care about a 189 million dollar luxury tax threshold for the at least they're from last. I that to take three years the market's already at five to six. years as Lester won't get 140 on the open market I disagree I think he will. I the Texas is give Lester one of these two deals. Or for a hundred or seven and 12611. if the offer candidate for for a hundred then I would say you know the Sox made an effort. They made shots try to sign him and take battled down discounted terms of the year when it for par seventy it. and a few text is going back to a couple calls as a wide world Lester take three year deal and a trial period. We can get five years guaranteed and I completely agree this is an interesting text here get this one before the break. I you know I'm not entirely sure why everyone has the phrase 110 for five I should get it done because he had no idea. What will get it done in theory. Yet that would be a hometown discount. 111 for five years an option six and eight I have no way of knowing. Whether that would get it done so he's looking at 5110. I just keep coming back that number because I look at. What the market would probably and keep going back to guys like Cole Hamels you know reasonable comparable to last year's regular season numbers I see six. In 144. EC 23 and change per year so take roughly that average annual value. 43 in his case it's going to take a year back it five years old hometown discount. But he's not leaving and and the billions of dollars That's why I come back to that number I'll get it done I have no idea what I'd be willing to go to say. 150 over 520 million a year probably. Start pushing diablo or we'll talk. You see what the number but a number I have in mind. And a lot of people have in mind they think 22 million a year twenty to 22 million a year years and college day. Five years a 10210 million dollars 6177797937. The point though I had no idea we don't know. What gets I can tell you this though. Ward seven he doesn't get it on told you that before knowing. That that was the for the Jon Lester turned out we get back to your calls coming up next we'll talk war. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.

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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Good afternoon everybody how are a year or two day beach every here until 7 o'clock tonight Sports Radio W Riyadh that it three point seven a famine. Spectral less than those listening roster WEEI Sports Radio network and on WEEI dot com welcome. To -- average -- I feel like the guy. The voice over guy and ESP yen. Those those 3030. Spots those previews mortified would -- told you vote scheduled quick deported to the patriots and rams in a lot of other more important things. I have to and congratulations to the kids of Boston College that no hard they've worked in you know this past. It whenever -- try to get back on track here but. I I just have never seen numbers like this in my life it's about that once in -- five. Hundred plus yards on on and on defense. But what a fight soldier -- a fight between these numbers and again this is it's a quick on this. Third down affair -- get the first third down conversion by the way to elect the seven minute mark seven minutes left in the game late in the fourth quarter. Especially for thirteen on third down conversions a total yards with 295. Got game though by Maryland -- -- 337. Day. They throw for 287 yards Maryland -- forty. The rushing. -- I -- I'm trying to think of ever receive a Boston College team not be able to averaging half of the yard. And I'm dead -- and a half a yard the average -- point three. Yards per rush today. Granted a lot of that because -- it's -- you know was. Was sacked. But my goodness and exactly. Seven times. Minus 43 yards Williams did at sixty yards -- You know I've got a -- seven yards minus seven yards and I've never seen any I've never seen numbers like this report. Oh point three yards for on average at least three for 35 BC three for thirty true. -- possession Maryland had more. 333 minutes between what's next to BC 2630 minutes a mob BC was up thirteen up in Little -- And the comeback in the ice and -- went today. Maryland she took the lead. But BC comes from behind -- -- -- to seventy but my my my god I mean and and all the guys at the end ended there -- their job destroying it as positive as possible but I mean that is just. William. Those numbers are unbelievable I can't ever remember a Boston College team. Averaging all point three yards per carry per rush attempt. Gotta be kidding me. Anyway six what 777 I 79376177797937. Back includes BBC talk for the day. You know it's it's it's in tonight's win. They deserve it -- two point six Amir went for the ACC Maryland drops into into the ACC and four for -- obesity -- to Winston-Salem next week pentagon. -- -- And now that officially closed BC talking -- and wants China which I'll be happy your. Milford talked about didn't see the game couldn't watch it on ESPN three either because it is one of those exclusive games so. Just listened to it to listen to me to just listen to Jon Meterparel to speak Cronin. And BC went let's get right into the New England Patriots my friends against six once. It's 7797937. Going to be here until 7 o'clock tonight. As let's talk about today's patriotism. There's John Ferrell there is Bobby Brown -- can recap a little bit and though. A week and a lot of people sometimes get the listened during the week in his lot of stuff you wanna say get off your chest so. Alec and opened for today whatever you guys wanna talk about certain media John Ferrero. And Antonia Tory liberal being hired as the bench coach. But I must start with. With the patriots and rams. A couple of one note to tell you about -- which happens is rather recently and Greg Bedard from Boston Globe distributed -- a few minutes ago the pats -- promoted defensive back Malcolm Williams. Off the practice squad to the 53 man roster -- can replace -- Ras I Dowling. And Williams wore -- special teams player of -- -- played DB. Because your quarters now going into this game the corners a limited to Alfonso -- Kyle Arrington sterling Moore. And a marquee scroll. You're gonna have -- me you know probably Deborah McCord the ad and that's about Wilson starting at the safety spots because Gregory and Sean are not going to play. Not only they're not going to play as most of you know by now obvious -- I -- of the output a year a season ending higher with that -- here. Aaron Hernandez's out tried at this week ankle. This still struggling to make cuts Tracy White linebackers up Brandon -- running back is out. Trevor Scott. The president is out and Tracy White is out is well. That being said -- that that that's what the patriots have enough on defense. Again it's going to be interesting in the secondary with according Wilson and then Denard or -- Kyl. Now what I try to tell my good friends Dennis and Callahan. For four straight days. Because they just want to jump on. It is it again it's two subjects they don't blitz enough and and the secondary -- And it goes so much more it's to me. The way the struggles of the features team this year you cannot let the offense off the hook and I tried to try to get -- with them. Nobody offensive red -- touchdowns and like I can't start every other time he can't go to there at night. And touchdown scored in the red zone. Which is simply not good enough it's just simply not good enough that's that's is one aspect. Of not good enough he got teams ahead of them Washington buffalo Carolina Tampa Bay. There is no reason why those three Tivo sport team should be ahead of the patriots. -- And red zone offense scoring touchdowns of 58 point 06% green Bay's number one the world number through Denver three Atlanta for. That's one aspect that has got to improve it absolutely has to improve because that does affect. No other parts of the patriots game particularly the defense and that's why back and most companies to stop on people's throats. And I'd go crazy and maybe that did disguise some of their defensive weaknesses of what we all know that's not the reason why they lost the simple. 2007. There was offence related. A lot of the offense is though is it as a lot to do with why this team. Is where they are just for a three. Let's say -- enough to get better we also what happened last year and yes the offense is number one and everything you know for the most part looked pretty good. What it has to get better it has to get better. This is that -- -- most of you don't know the two in the patriots are tied with the Detroit Lions. For the most drops on offense. 1919. If you knew that nineteen drops -- what Detroit's. That's ridiculous. Absolutely ridiculous. And Matt Chatham. Orbiters like -- could hear him tomorrow and FL -- Sunday with dale and Kevin Faulk and Christopher price. We got a great column in The Herald yesterday and I hope most of you read -- you didn't adjusted to a brief synopsis here what he said. Doesn't a lot of stuff by try to convey to my friends in the morning during the week but they don't wanna hear a lot of other people wanna hear. But -- -- just of what he said some very very interesting numbers. This cancer related basically to the -- game last week. And basically -- says in a barrel yesterday at twelve big pass plays on critical conversions by the jets last Sunday now all those twelve. Six don't include a corner or safety getting beat or making a coverage. Error. I say that again. That's half of those twelve big plays. Big pass plays on critical conversion by the jets. Six of them don't include. A corner or safety getting beat or making a coverage error. Now -- six plays obviously go you blame the linebackers. A hundred yards given up due to linebacker errors are -- and seventeen yards given up by corner and safety errors. And I agree with -- we send out doesn't mean don't you let the secondary off the hook by any stretch of the imagination because they have been terrible for the most part. All I'm saying is we try to say this all the time it's never it's obvious as it looks it's never just about three or four guys. You know when defense looked bad I don't remember early three or four plays the most people to I don't I remember I remember 65 players. Now. Also goes on to say. We we talked about dismissing you know the -- that they'd pick it -- -- blitz blitz more get the quarterback -- more again just relating back to Mark Sanchez last week. -- up another terrific point. Of those same twelve plays I just talked about where only half of the time the second or more responsible the other half with linebackers ball. -- boasting twelve plays. Sanchez had on average. Not 567. Seconds as -- would have -- -- to believe to throw the ball. 2.4. Seconds on average. The most he ever had. The longest he had that game last Sunday to throw the ball was 3.4 seconds. So averaged 2.4 seconds the Mac was on -- that concludes. That said he decrypt the sixth rusher. Would not have affected the play at all against the jets. Protection on most plays and I agree -- them that went back and watch them again this morning again absolutely. 100% accurate. In fact back was on to say again -- -- it might have been the situation worse. Had they started sent somebody and -- red dog and and -- -- -- Mean this the kind of stop that you have to take into consideration. It's not just about according socks -- socks being coached -- -- weren't there are so you know it's always wave a magic -- they have issues on the -- our defense going. No one is denying any of that. But it's the same thing I talk about time and time again. You know I just what you gonna go back and watch these games a couple of times and see what the hell you're talking about. Because to blame one group. On defense. One group on offense. Doesn't work that way it is a combination now I really believe the great it's gonna Texas they are really do. Where it's also hadn't done it didn't last -- -- it done many times. In 2002 enemies steamrolled everybody towards indices of last year missed a blow people out. And I get I mean there are still issues here when it's not all about the -- and secondary. And it's not all about -- the offensive woes but I I -- not enough people have. Looked at the offense overall some of these numbers. They lead the league would nineteen drops the -- ninth overall. And and red -- touchdown scoring not good enough. You go back to the Arizona game missed field -- -- touchdown that probably should account and at a very question Rob Gronkowski holding call. The Seattle game left so many points on the field was ridiculous instead of and people like what would have -- met a matter a lot of erupt. By 1417 points at the half. It matters. To go one of six in the red zone and only score and only one touchdown. Much say -- go six for six or five or six about two for six. But even the -- game last week how many times they start off with excellent field position -- the one time on the road 45. It twice inside at once at the -- -- wants the jet 45 and got no points out of it. You know that's the stuff I'm talking about. Sought to stick it just you don't. Consider all that this considerate. This proves to be a bit this week coming up there's going to be a real interest in game ought tomorrow with the symbol was rams -- really is. I know -- Jesus say they'll Brad Bird is you know throw for all these yards because our but he also done again the preacher and he might I mean I must say he's got to make some place. On his. Any question about it I think there will throw a lot I loved Jeff Fisher and -- that you guys know me how I feel about Fisher. Is that if if Belichick what the coach this team might want Jeff Fisher coach in this team. I think he's a tremendous coached that team is another play harder both sides of the ball the physical. Fast. Tom -- can never really look up Quinn and long and the defense events. Left -- right defense events this week. You know Vollmer and sold -- gonna have their hands full. Most know. I know Aaron Hernandez but still the patriots have a lot of weapons India and if you wanna call but the rams haven't for an Achilles heel. No question it's going to be its coverage of the line backing core. And their secondary is weak. Which we know about that. So I would expect. You go to graves and I expect that -- Welker gonna have a decent days. I really do it as far as the patriots on defense stopping the run and Jackson is a beast. You'd give you guys know that it's pretty good tandem there with the dale Richardson as well so Jackson is going to be. He's a load. He can -- mean he gets going. Guy he's very very tough to bring down at a table -- that he boasts up to bring this guy is unbelievable bring down. However we -- patriots have dog overall very well against the run. So uninteresting to see how -- know that the red zone touchdown expectancy improves for the patriots. Believing bat leading getting good field position and not getting any points out of it on the offensive side. And then on defense a site obviously. You're starting. Safeties are out again. What Jong and Gregory that is going to be tremendous pressure on according once again at safety which have been a lot of people like to see him there at the Bob Wilson. Will be starting as well and then you've got a father Denard Kyl. And as they said they promoted got defensive back Malcolm Williams off the practice squad -- -- -- to prevent roster he replaces Ras I -- can be. -- of the year with at night here. They have. It's an -- arguably the via my predictions -- -- -- do with the end of -- -- show up -- file when that. By the -- B Kirk last week by two games so Rios -- -- music which. Market driver WEEI dot com will join me at 605 -- gonna what I did his thoughts. He's not Monday he was at Chestnut Hill today watching them. Yes it was a football game. That Chestnut Hill between -- in Maryland but we'll get his thoughts as we usually do on Saturday when a month. They get to a thoughts as well some of urgency numbers in this game coming up before we get -- phone calls. Patriots have a 139 points in the first three quarters that's second in the NFL. Rams have scored. Eighty to basically half. But the patriots. Over the last three weeks to -- to have outscored. Pay to been outscored in the fourth quarter authority for six of the most accurate that number -- -- CNET. The rams on the other hand about scored their opposition 29 at thirteen in the fourth quarter is it just over the last three weeks. At a said the patriots tied for ninth for what if for tops in the NFL what nineteen drops on offense nineteenth I would alliance. Reds on offense touchdowns as night that's not good enough. As -- said John Gregory Dolly Hernandez white bald and Scott and Tracy went all out of the game. So why the shapes up to be embarrassing game I think it's probably going to be I don't see how this is going to be a blog anyway shape or form for the patriots are really though. Placement -- area tight close a competitive ball game. But I do think the -- tomorrow on top of this adjustment as usually just tapped it does have too much talent. And hopefully. The the youth. Doesn't catch up of them in this game of people forget that two youngest patriot defense it's which is why I can promise you. And points allowed the second half of the season it -- a projection promising but I'm pretty sure as it always does will get better as best Belichick teams usually peak. In November December is most ago.

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Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.

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Joe and Dave Postgame with Grady Sizemore 04-11-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.

Dale and Holley: Steve Lyons 4-11-14

Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, brings us around the NHL 4-11-14

2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.

Dale and Holley: Jack Edwards 4-10-14

Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.

Headlines Headlines Headlines: Aaron Hernandez in more trouble 4-15-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

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Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots OL: Reflecting on the Boston Marathon, 4-15-14

Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.

Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing one year later 4-15-14

Mut, Merloni and Christian Fauria reflect on the tragic events on April 15th 2013 at the Boston Marathon and discuss how the city has changed.

Matt Chatham with Dale an…

Matt Chatham with Dale and Holley: Remembering the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

We speak with Matt Chatham, who re-tells his story from that fateful Monday and looks ahead to brighter things, including this year's marathon.

Reflecting on the One-Year Anniversary of the Boston Marathon Bombing 4-15-14

Dale, Michael and Steve Lyons reflect back on the event last year, and the good that has taken place since then as Boston came together.

David Abel of the Boston Globe : Remembering Martin Richard through the eyes of the Richard family 4-15-14

We speak with David Abel of the Boston Globe, who penned the incredible piece on the Richard Family in this past weekend's Boston Globe.

Rick Middleton joins Plan…

Rick Middleton joins Planet Mikey

Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.

Red Sox lose to the Orioles 2-1 on Opening Day

Lou Merloni did play-by-play with Joe Castiglione today and then joined The Planet Mikey Show to talk about what went wrong, and a few things that went right as the Red Sox started their campaign to defend their World Series title.

Chris Price joins John Ryder to talk the Patriots' newest acquisition

WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island

Minor Details Ep. 79: The…

Minor Details Ep. 79: The meaning of winning in the minors with Carlos Febles, Evan Lepler

The Red Sox' High-A minor league team in Salem recently had a 16-game winning streak that spanned two seasons. So what? From the standpoint of making prospects better and fostering player development, does that matter? Salem manager Carlos Febles (who managed Salem for the end of their winning streak, but who was also in charge of a 50-87 Single-A Greenville team in 2013) and Salem radio play-by-play man Evan Lepler discuss -- while also touching on a number of prospects in search of the next Earl Weaver and Vinegar Bend Mizell.

WEEI WrestleCast: Wrestlemania 30 recap

Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.

Fantasy Football Offseason Podcast #3

It’s been a busy week across the NFL & with the College Football Draft Hopefuls so Jim Hackett & Pete Davidson plowed through as much as you can handle, including news about The Jets & their interest in Chris Johnson, the LSU Pro Day, rumors and news surrounding free agents & recent signings like Santonio Holmes, DeSean Jackson & Nate Burleson. Then it’s all about the 2014 Rookie Wide Receiver class that just continues to grow and impress. There’s a lot here to keep you informed as the offseason heats up and the draft approaches. Get ready!

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Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

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Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

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LB joins Mut and Merloni in studio to preview the Bruins first opponent in the playoffs, the Detroit Red Wings.

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