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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Yes. We've been talking about a lot of things today on the big show. Without -- what way was begun. His holiday vacation Jack it was in the house knows Christopher price WEEI dot com talked. Baseball a little bit talk football talk hockey but it is -- Celtics Thursday. And so every Thursday we came and talked would be NEA's -- age is brought to you by Alexis. Of Watertown -- -- I don't today. They're good -- regular -- express -- on any. There are pretty well in -- -- -- for you last as a vacuum we talked to Danny about the three game losing streak in matching up with the cavaliers. And I've told you we're in San Diego. And San Diego into -- scout out there. Well I. Almost they're looking at some players start. Was here visiting my father. And less certain is that it's about 45 days off for Christmas. And some definite. As great people who -- the next who's gonna need to talk bottom McMaster that number one. Wasn't that how does that are you know there's has got to be so how does does ask you about the the losing streak that was snapped last night -- they have a losing streak Danny on the road but they gave up 100 points at least a hundred points in each of those games. What would you take away from that trip yet look at it from a foreign just doesn't look like there was anything positive take away from what did you take reform. Well I think person voluble. I watch a lot of basketball. Lot of plain and you know one thing that their credit to the French Clinton and her team it. You would get everybody's best performance each night of what some of -- I've watched other than San Antonio watts logging and so. Your standard in them. Chicago and that at -- Real ups and downs and some real thinkers and there'd -- other books looked really eager to get -- and I don't think it was just I think that we ran into. Hot shooting and some -- play. I think that there's been good signs for us periodically like by. It would not play consistent basketball or we're just having major -- in the last that's -- played really well. But. And accepting inept and run by Cleveland. At a crucial time of the game there in almost got to that and in. Last night we played well for most of the game by that stretch you know the cost has gained so. We just gotta get we gotta sort those out of seventeen and that the browns have to be limited to eight to not sitting round. And not get out of hand and we've just had too many stretches where we played really bad basketball. And I think that we will get out I elected assessments adopted last night like that -- starting lineup. -- KG a little bit they're both very Smart snappy decent players. And we should get a little bit more -- We're talking about that off the air -- when is the last time you saw a team give up a seventeen zip run. Win the game and win by double digits that. That hasn't happened to off. No I mean I mean you're playing really really well and BP. You know most teams are not that -- discriminate between which could beat our home court. Last night. Back to back or go back to we that's that we should be in. I think that. When you can't do that against Buehrle can only get upset and enough and seventeenth in round. And so I just feel like we've got to get more consistent I think that would still trying to search. In which players. I'll help each other the most which players play best with one another I mean that really years' hard. -- figure out over. A short period time some time you know even statistical evaluations so. -- themselves as worthy of evaluation. And you get thirty years to -- two games into the. Danny had Jack here your Morton a quarter of the way into the season and the theme with this team out of the gate was it's gonna take awhile it's you know there's some personal -- -- Tired couple injury situations early in the season. And you guys have got to get used to the mix. You know we we know it today Avery still on his way back. But does this team. Doesn't have a clue as to its identity at this point or is that something it's still in flux and and how urgent is it. To establish that in the next couple weeks if it hasn't been done yet. Well so. I don't think it hasn't been there is being. The complication of at all I think going into the speed in the week we did. Some amazing things last year in the second -- that he's and it's a great credit for the guys in the darkened. -- you know but I do think that it wasn't necessarily. The way that we should go forward. And yet at the heart the -- with their success I think that that's taken a little bit and figure out that maybe that's not that's -- to play is quite small. Air and -- The last night we played bigger. Part of the beneficial last night throughout many stretches of me. And I understand that we are beginning to find courage get a B but I don't think it's -- yet I'm not sure it's gonna be their two week. But regardless of that degree regardless. Whether it's the perfect rotation and or. You were missing players -- injuries though that he we've got to be more consistent and you've got to prevent those runs by other teams in those droughts. And that we had the opportunity and been given that so many may have -- on the defensive end. There's just. There's no excuse. For. The way we're playing in the mean yeah you take time to find out who we are there is no excuse to give up 32 points in the coming out against Chicago. And others no excuse to give up seventeen to nothing run. The Cleveland. Did you talk about trying to find -- balance and talk about finding an identity how do you balance. Defining they -- -- balancing minutes with the veterans with the with Paul and Kevin and in trying to meaning to those minutes. As the season goes on. Well you know that. We're not managing editor of workers trying to keep the rotation you -- played to their back you know we've found that. You know keep you place your best when he plays around that you know thirty to 34 minute mark return to keep that they're trying to keep them fresh. But that's when he -- has passed so. That's just what a lot of coaches do a lot of coaches have to do that was with all teams you've got to figure out. Problem where guys how they perform the past. And that's the that's really hard to do with fifteen players let alone all players but you should be able to do that which here top seven or eight players. It -- figured out there I was just thinking about last night. And then it goes to the point you just you gotta find whatever that and that number is maybe is 29 minutes for some guys that got 33 minutes. You know what what what amount of time can they be out there be at their best you look at Paul Pierce last night. Well I think we always one that -- created guy's legacy or figure out. Well what years -- what he was before the guys down playing. It is dangerous to say if Paul Pierce is no longer in his prime and just when you start to think that. It gives you a forty point game even at that there advanced age KG Paul Pierce. There's still capable of showing you what they showed you eight to ten years ago Arctic. -- you know I don't spell out there that you know we're not at that age and the playing in the -- that I could do what I always. You -- you can't do that you can't sustain it. The amount of minutes. Who appeared in your prime point seven you can play at a very high level or 38 minutes in the game on the average -- UP orbit. But it certainly the 35 or 36. You know he should be able to play due to some of the same things maybe 12020. Or thirty going to be level. I'm Aaron Cook as those guys are amazing I'm hearing in Blu-ray Allen and -- well in the street guys -- reason that we had some success. Those three guys around him and they're still playing at a very very high level at buried -- it. And -- -- -- there's there's very few guys that have them. Okay -- everybody knows started his career in Minnesota. Kevin -- drafted them. Really. Touching moment beautiful moment at the end of that Houston game. -- a long embrace with -- with Mikhail in and Mikhail got a very emotional what what was your. What was your take their what did you think of that that moment when great moments and sports -- -- -- Articulate equally emotional as emotional for me watching it I'm glad that it happened you know -- geek in me when he knew I was going to. -- this funeral. He came up to me to make sure that I told Kevin that he stayed there. And so I think that. Even though I don't even notebook -- -- spoken since there. Should Kevin came to Boston. -- and I don't think -- capped it with the way it came down. I just don't know if you can. Calm during their -- people have gone through so much to both two of the greatest power forwards have a pretty -- other people guys would be real big art. And you know put their lives that are made up more interest at all -- and I was very carts that they had their opportunity. And that you know I'm not sure that either one can hide the remote is simple. There it was a great moment in years edit its. Relationship even though was basketball for so many years. The relationship -- around somebody that much it is got to be more than basketball and mutual respect I can tell you. It's on the court. I'm -- have. A foundation off the court that a lot of us -- -- -- wherever connection off the court and court. I see a lot of Kevin Mikhail. In and Kevin Garnett some of the moves around the basket it's clear that they've had conversations about the game in that. And then Mikhail showed him some of his some of districts around -- I'll Kevin McHale there -- -- I think you're together you know starting. 9819. So those are very very formative years and there are. Who Kevin Garnett is today is a lot of because of what you learned in the ten years from Kevin -- What daddy and enjoy your time with the family that's important. Especially especially now on these days we season things happen and it's got to value the time and we hope you. Have a good time there and happy holidays to you. Happy holidays you guys and here. Our daddy daycare and I was Danny -- on a Celtics Thursday we still have some Celtics tickets to -- to you guys next hour it's -- Celtics. -- game on April 10 and we will tell you. Are you can win those more beer phone calls the 6177797937. Jack average interest price announced.
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!
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
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