Dec 12, 2012|
We look at one of San Fran's opponents this season and try and break down why one of the worst team's in the league has had so much success against one of the best.
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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In the first game it was hall -- bad it would hurt real bad. And against that 48 editing on -- and not just the 49ers community. How bad -- -- against the other thought they were bad for the for four for the -- -- I was embarrassed who applied Christian Ponder. They got Mark Sanchez. They get Fitzpatrick Eli Manning beat them 26 history. I lit up the defense. They got Russell Wilson they barely won 1913 the sex and campers can. Do you can't do because I don't quarterback some I don't seems a talk about what format but. This is not this is not a little bit of a different look for the San Francisco 49 -- sum up put it down Michael terrific. 49 defense and I'm I'm they may be the best in in the NF. But what they seen anywhere close to what they're going to see Sunday night to operate on Bob Brady is playing his game. Well listen most teams don't mean to say that about. Every defense in the league. You'd never see anything like it if you think Tom Brady had problems -- -- -- -- the point is if you think about Tom Brady is the best quarterback in the league. Then nobody ever sees -- -- guy like Tom Brady. Supplying. Peyton Manning. So. Yeah it is going to be. To be a little different for them to be praising Tom Brady as opposed to whatever I -- the Arizona Cardinals but not the airport. Drew Brees put out there aren't when he won on 3121 was the final and that its rat. Has been a guy that said the most success against that the front. That's been the extent. Of quarterbacks their -- air -- Jim in a car here and a picture on WEEI hello Jim. And guys. On. They're good area I agree with you glad on the right side and that's right now they're eighty wouldn't even when I don't understand it. Concern analysts now believe that in the past -- all the -- box and they went out. -- a look -- Adams and look to. Julio Lugo all property and if it's a nation I have at that either hurt or suck like Leo look oh how Procter and I also feel that they haven't taken advantage of market with respect pitching. That's a problem now I don't looked a -- ever gone out artists I like Italian -- sure. Not so much Sanchez but -- coalition and beauty traits like Gavin Floyd just the Burma that's starting rotation that I'm not convinced that -- the John Lackey he can beat you you you know what he had when he is at the angels and be ready for. -- give you the number of innings that you need from from John like -- that's one thing he's always been able. You -- pass for the first year back in May be fine in 2014. But first our first year back from Tommy John. Is using one of those years that you can't text the -- too much next year they see many times you stronger. You your armor stronger than it was before -- -- but let's not give them credit they apparently made a move. For Cliff -- They were willing to absorb in you know three years and 85 million actually cut about a 110 million the only way it would be 110 million. Is he reached all of the incentives so you wouldn't mind that is that means he would be good for. If you get a look -- -- 110 but they weren't willing to make that move they obviously. Are trying to find ways to improve the -- I'm just. Not sure there are a lot of answers for them right now. Because they have put themselves into this hole they keep on changing up what they wanna be every couple years when he urged defense Dexter is up make up your mind. What do you wanna be what your identity. Mean -- tell anyone about Tampa Bay they have an identity. They don't have an awful lot of money they develop young pitching right and they are challenged when it comes to going out and get the bat and they think they solve this this year. By getting a guy who they believe it's gonna be the next big bumper in Major League Baseball on what might resonate deeply unhappy they charged atmosphere that is. I respect what they've done to protect. Too often that's your example and haven't -- and why Michael because they. Don't have the role I don't really want to Red Sox -- one of the largest Iraq comment really on fire and they failure yeah. They'll be fine if if the point wasn't to win championships. At the point wasn't to chase actually went OK fine. So I'll give them. They won't they they lack money then I'll give -- much money might attempt. At sixty million dollars they would be great let's let's give a pattern ahead and make them champions for everybody who's spent fifty million dollars -- -- -- so they are the champions they are. The low budget champs I'll give it to home. -- hold them up. As an example of everything that's right baseball. Field they have but they have a system Michael -- -- -- great end to what to do what is -- get creative here they can't get that big -- through free agency but keep on bringing back the -- news of the world -- is that can't afford those guys so what they did is they gave up what they have been able to develop. So they give away one of their stuff starting five why because they've got a 6789. Within the support they -- little. I would think they don't. -- that I -- they do I think they're right and they went and got more pitching -- that they can replace them. And they get a guy who they believe will be the next big hitter in Major League Baseball. How did they have a plan. What's the Red Sox win. The Red Sox -- Bart back and that's an apple. Yes yes. I think immediately asked -- I'm gonna go see you know Bart and remembering bought two expert with me because they look. That's part of -- yeah any problems that talked to -- and what -- -- -- -- and I mean I. -- executive. -- -- -- -- -- You know you don't want don't get it that think about this in all fairness to -- Daniel boy. If you get the opportunities to. And you look at what's starters are getting in the open market so that if you're pretty good starter for 23 seasons forget it if you're good start for one year. You get the free agency. What are you end up get 6700. Million dollars part 47 million dollars is as a -- just got right now. Or are you -- eighth inning guy. Where does the ceiling is warning half million bucks a year I don't play. Why why not that's what he wants to do and obviously it didn't work out warm but I don't blame him for wanting to do -- the Red Sox. That was a solution to a whole they have the starting rotation here it was not gonna cost them an awful lot of money yes but and what they'll. Thought it was good I do it -- -- is that welcomed. I rarely asked this but that Dexter who wrote that Josh Hamilton doesn't have impressive numbers just street. What is your right back in time which commit because the detector a while ago sent to get about the personal problems. That Hamilton has. I'm not impressed with his numbers. So does look at that I know we had a slump last year got off to a great start he tailed off but he still finished last year of 43 home -- 120 RBIs. 354 on base 577 slugging. The year before. 536 slugging gear before that 633 year before that he was hurt you for that 530 fun. He's a slugger strikes out a lot. -- -- as analysts I don't see. What's not to be impressed about I. Think the only thing that you could look at its not impressive he's he said one year 156. Games and other Matty says the 89133. Once we want. 148 that's the only okay and that's -- got tired us out disasters hero that's not disasters. Com hit a lot of strikeouts in 2012. Didn't have nearly. 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The Boston Herald's Ron Borges joined the show to discuss his column in today's paper on Vince Wilfork. He thinks the Pats should keep Vince.
Boston Globe Patriots writer Ben Volin joined the show with the latest on the offseason. He said it is most likely that Julian Edelman returns next season due to his agent's relationship with the team.
Mike Florio of NBC Sports and ProFootballTalk.com joins the show to discuss the status of Aqib Talib and the exciting prospect of Darrelle Revis being traded by the Bucs to a CB-needy team.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN joins Mut and Lou to discuss the future of the struggling Celtics as well as the rocky relationship between Danny Ainge, Brad Stevens and Rajon Rondo
ESPN NBA analyst Jeff Van Gundy joined Dennis & Callahan to talk about Rajon Rondo's birthday mishap.
Jackie MacMullan joins Mut and Merloni to discuss Rajon Rondo's unexcused absence from the Celtics game in Sacramento and how the organization feels about Brad Stevens.
In 2013, Jackie Bradley Jr. used a non-roster invitation to big league spring training as a platform to an unexpected major league performance. Yet by and large, prospects in big league camp for the first time have more modest goals of creating familiarity -- both on their part with the big league setting, and in an effort to try to impress the big league coaching staff to position themselves for in-season call-ups. Red Sox prospects Garin Cecchini, Matt Barnes, Anthony Ranaudo and Bryce Brentz discuss their outlook on their first big league camps, while Bradley joins to explain the difference he feels this year in his second big league camp.
Red Sox NESN color man Jerry Remy joined Dennis & Callahan to discuss his first broadcast since his sons arrest last October.
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- David Ross joined WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia to talk about this year's pitching staff and how spring training is going so far.
Andy Brickley of NESN joins the Mut and Merloni show to share his thoughts on what trade moves the Bruins might make, if any, as the trade deadline approaches.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed his 100th fight as a Boston Bruin last night. He added that he hopes the Bruins remain intact at today's NHL deadline.
We talked to NESN's Jack Edwards right after the NHL trade deadline expired.
The guys went through the mock drafts across the country. Johnny Manziel is all over the place and it looks like the Pats want a tight end.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed the bizarre ruling by the Massachusetts Supreme Court allowing upskirt photos.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Bruins trade deadline. The Habs got better the B's stood pat.
Mut and Lou are both dissapointed by the Bruins lackluster moves at the deadline. Meszaros and Harry Potter? Really?
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins the program to discuss Rajon Rondo's rocky relationship with Danny Ainge, the future of the struggling Celtics, and the possibility of Vince Wilfork being cut by the Patriots
As the NHL trade deadline approaches, Mut and Lou discuss possible moves the Bruins may or may not make.
We talk Bruins and the NHL with the great Jack Edwards of NESN right after the NHL trade deadline passed.
We talk about athletes that gave up, who we'd like to give up, and more in the 4@4 Lent edition.
We listen in as Bruins GM Peter Chiarelli talks with the media after the trade deadline, and break down what he had to say.
Mikey, Ryder and Lenny are joined by the legendary Leigh Montville, who talks all kinds of sports with the guys, from Red Sox to Muhammad Ali.
Mikey talks with the formerly bearded Jonny Gomes about the beard going out a champ. How it feels in spring training after a World Series Championship, David Ortiz' contract situation, and where the nickname Ironsides came from.
Mikey and Ryder talk with Steve Bullpett, who is one of the Celtics beat writers, about what, if any impact Rajon Rondo skipping a team trip to Sacramento without permission.
Salk and Holley debate it... Holley wants Revis, Salk doesn't want the Pats to change what's made them successful, and believes trading for Revis would do that. We debate it and involve you.More from this show