Sun, 25 Nov 2012|
The boys move on looking at the Pats defense up to this point of the year and how they've been able to improve over the last few games. The secondary was clearly their weakness at the start of the season, but they haven't been getting beat deep as much lately. The DL and LB's have played well too.
Petraglia was at the game and in the locker room hearing reaction after the win. He discusses the state of the Bruins going into game three at Madison Square Garden and the reaction of Ranger’s coach John Tortorella.
Sweeney explains how the Bruins’ rookie defensemen are feeling playing increased minutes due to injury. He shares how he felt when he debuted and a Bruins legend gave him a confidence boost.
It's playoff time for 2 of the major sports and Craig and Larry get into the popularity of the NBA vs the NHL and what the ratings will show as the playoffs for both leagues develop and roll on. Craig is more of an NBA guy while LJ likes to watch it all!
Craig and Larry are in on Sports Sunday and take a general look at the Boston sports scene. They talk Bruins/Rangers and Game 2, discuss the Red Sox victory over the Twins as well as John Farrell's decision to leave Dempster in the game yesterday - LJ did not agree, and even talk a little Pats football with the Gronk injury situation.
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NFL Sunday as presented by cam natural casing franks the official frank and sausage of the New England Patriots. Look for the Campbell Boxee to your favorite -- KM. Celebrate something before Kevin hijacked the last segment I was gonna talk about patriot and a defense from moment. Okay our only way I I'd -- I can do that now I -- I and I read the highlight your assertiveness on the field. -- the point I was making was by any measurable. Were kind of unanimous -- Patriots offense I'm curious what we think of the Patriots defense if you look at yards one of the worst teams in the NFL in that. Points they're dead middle of the pack around sixteen or thereabouts. Takeaways they're number one in the NFL 32 of them so far so the question is -- the adult those numbers you mix them up -- a big pot what kind of defense that you guys. One word. Inconsistent. You've you've put all those things Iran is very consistent but. Thursday's game in like you say I don't know -- the jets or whatever. You can see things are looking up on guys a start to feel comfortable way to ER and what position they're playing right now and it's one of those things where. Let's get this season going -- treat seasonal strong. Our victory from consistency of play as much issues consistency of personnel. I think it was too tough to say. You know when -- saying the the teacher -- three topic I mean each week throughout late September through October was different group each week on the back -- you -- so if you're going to say the Patriots defense is acts. One of -- the next three to play -- the climate -- it wasn't the same dude -- not play in the same team that you played October 14 to play December 14 so. Who cares about the stupid -- who cares about the art because that team in on the field this week. And that's the issue I think their best. Last week is tough you can't really going to watch that even judge much because as 35 and the Reno and you'll give in to rate your sets and -- your -- -- place. You'll learn a lot from that. The week prior again the ruling could turn the ball over and I guess if you had to make a choice of the gonna give up your juvenile lead the league -- -- you -- the -- for you really do. But you know what the red zone efficiency. Will look to some of those you know the sub -- the situation football stuff that really matters down the stretch. I -- no old sort of verifiable way why this can't be just as good group as last year's January group. They're going towards that I think the continuity of the back in in the content of personal wars. A we should she make this point as well because Brooke housekeeping Gorham was sort of the big disruptive thing -- how are they going to be able to bounce back the -- Chandler Jones. And we do need to talk about it I mean it wasn't even really notice they lost their supposedly -- are on the front and was not their last week and they sort of didn't miss a beat Jermaine Cunningham and Cunningham had a nice game. And I think that will be something Cuban mine as while music or -- -- have them down forbidden last year you lose honor Carter Lleyton they're the big at a still good run without so. How they manage injuries matters on the outside of the ball. This is much is the other I thought it was interesting that they -- Ninkovich on Sanchez is blind side and on that right side at right defensive end spot that the same spot that they had a -- when Jones went down the week before Matsui is essentially being blocked out by the left tackle -- and -- imagine that's the situation you want him going forward but. And by the way the classic guys that you described as the ball follows him around off. Yes he's like he's always where the ball he's there right place at their right has a knack for any it is something that we've talked about before that. It's a really unique skill and Belichick talked a little bit about last week about how you can get the strip sack and recovered the fumble because in situations like that you can speak to this better than anyone. Your your going for the tackle you going for the strip in the new gold for the ball in its not something that everyone can do I think awareness of the ball supplement in. I have a tremendous amount of respect we have an all parties if these guys on the ground to begin with. But usually you have sort of you know it's a huge dichotomy you have on one -- guys are just trying to kill the guy and then you have the people who just chase and sort of -- Brandon Spikes. If and his way it works but it only works for him and probably not every other one American -- -- felt as usually you don't find guys that can -- him again -- does and the ball just comes out -- -- -- you don't need you don't need Paul -- and a situation -- -- on the other end of the spectrum you have guys. Just want the ball. Punch in inevitably missed the tackle if they don't get it. Vick when you can secure the tackle and -- bowlers such a special thing and again you know I'm gonna my bias on full display pepper Johnson has been. Unionist drums since midway through in my years in new England and it's really sort of grown in the part of the culture there. It's something that I think other teams may have done a little better in those earlier on I mean you always saw the ball -- groups like the Indianapolis in the Baltimore and people like that. I think the understood the importance of it and and pepper sort of teaching and there is really sort of the taking you find. Guys all open on the roster have that -- in maybe they're looking for more guys that are good at that but that's it's a very special skill that can help you win as much as anyway.
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.
Joe Castiglione talked with John Lackey after he picked up the W against the Twins. Lackey threw seven innings, and retired the 1st twelve batters of the game.
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
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!
Buster Olney joins the show to discuss the muddled AL East, the average play of Ellsbury and how that will affect him in free agency, and Tropicana Field.More from this show
Linda explains how the shootout transpired in Watertown during the early morning hours. She saw the first suspect mortally wounded and police beginning the manhunt for the second suspect.More from this show
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
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.More from this show