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NFL Sunday: A Look at the Patriots D and If there Truly is the "Talib Effect"

Dec 30, 2012|

Dale mentions the activation of Jermain Cunningham and the release of Ron Brace. The guys discuss the Pats D overall and if they have improved over the course of the season. Dale says the stats show that since the acquisition of Talib, the Pats have rushed 5 or more a huge percentage more than prior to his arrival. This sets off a huge debate because Chatham isn't buying it. He says rushing 5 or more or blitzing is due to familiarity, personnel and particular packages the opponent is running. Is the secondary truly that much better with Talib or is it all just smoke and mirrors?

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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. 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You know he's definitely a quarterback that can make a lot of place where it's you know a play that also be an inside run. No contagion that just go outside on you know summer it's not very unique and trying to create some. Home when there's nothing going on form so it definitely had their ability to you know make a big play. Where he really doesn't have a place sort sort through all these terms that are. Further responsibility and you know make sure the -- and also lost Carter you know -- ago. How ironic artifact in order subsidies are. The man with the best -- in the NFL Rob Ninkovich talking about Reggie Bush of the Miami Dolphins. Let's talk about the Patriots defense against the Miami Dolphins offense and we should start with the fact. That. Jermaine Cunningham has been activated. Media was suspended for four games his four game suspension was up. After Sunday's game could be back in the facility on Monday -- his activation also meant the departure of Ron Brace who was released by the team. You'd have to say overall. Ron braces tenure here with. Probably pretty disappointing flag at half mass and Chestnut Hill that's in needed to it's interesting you talked about it a couple of times over the course of his career here. Where he he was. He used the -- disappoint. -- to describe herself and to describe his play especially after his first year and I know he had a kind of heart to heart talk with Vince a couple of hurt our talks with -- very early on in his career. We -- your idea of hoping to get things you know finding a way to kind of turned things around but he just could never. Put it together he could never create. Consistency. Out there both offer me health wise and for -- for one of the reason that's there just just never worked for me. The lasting just is no more and then he was a hog Ferrero worked I think after a few conversations that he there was various you can tell that he had spoken with someone. On his work at the really has started changing here started in the owed that to be more attentive in the facility. A bullet when you have injuries. On top but it. That just puts you behind the eight ball even more. Man he's just been injury prone he's left for years has really put him behind a bola. Look at the emergence of a couple guys that affects this is is often you -- and -- love to see the Kyle loves -- -- -- nowhere you'll see the brand -- those guys of ruling in ovals they weren't our graphics those are guys who came in and contribute in mid roll from the NFL and it. Inevitably hurt Sigalet -- wonder avenue entries -- Kevin mentions. And you were steady but not spectacular player. It's often it will leisure to go -- route with the younger cheaper guy and I think -- you're -- wasn't younger. Younger cheaper yeah it's the best combination of global -- It. Talking about the Patriots defense on TV an interesting number in the first nine weeks of the season first nine games. The patriots. Sent five or more pass rushers 15% of the time oh boy who says oh boy. These are the NFL numbers yeah. Cents to Basel and equipment you can let me finish the point before you tell me it's a crap -- -- got. But sense Aqib Talib arrived. The patriots have sent five or more rushers 34% of the time actually 34 point 1% capture of drop acts. Would you then tell me that they haven't sent five -- more -- more sense to -- arrive than they did before it was here. It's like saying. The course fast because to read it changed the paint color and now it's faster for that the -- is not a -- -- -- capsule absolutely it's coincidental it has YA has nothing to do would be wait to leave. The lead was an Italian had a bit of the Walt to -- -- -- four moves -- what no one asked for first of all -- Florida are in the past defense numbers better. -- I understand that there's a lot of different things and I understand it but are -- saying that the pass defense numbers are not demonstrably better with the two leaders opposed BR but on the same relative to more blitz percentages percentages changing because each year. It's the stability and ability to have four and five guys the safety position stability -- pressure and your worst. Smart nice to talk in between you two safeties who have. Would give you the ability to blitz more to control stuff in the bag and I think -- the confidence level would have been someone familiar Baghdad like DeVon a Smart guy. And Stephen -- you know an essay in it's understanding guy -- -- has been hurt so when you have two guys Baghdad it really worked together. Listen -- that what percentage of those numbers was sold. Ridiculously often not worth mentioning but here's what you do need to understand what was percent to moves because you've been in -- different package but example last week. Sentiment some -- appeared to insult. The only pressure zero -- came from so. To the event that your and so more and you have a pressure packed and putting shall get a book you can't say last week I was we. Pressured 30% of the time we are we did fifteen -- you know there for we wanted to pressure while. You got more looks a large -- -- packages if -- -- on base those percentage of what happened so has a lot less to do with what personnel what you had in the game just what you saw on the aside. I think the point is valid though that the state of Manila early here. One it was a shuffling thing it was a different four and yet we haven't Chordiant quarter. Where he's not as good diseases so it's not so much that is that DeVon was there when we get -- there was a different guy across from the we are of the star was different each week it was a different safety combination. Stability is what allows you to pressure in the big part of pressuring -- here from last reached jags game. Is the ability to skies -- -- it is is coming. What they were doing for the first two months of the season is basically stated in basic coverages and they have a few pressures and to deceive the pressure to get the right down -- distance of that right down and distance on third down along the -- they don't -- an intimate sent. Because -- so much instability. Last week's pressure there was two different kinds they showed in the fiber more throw that out the window but. They ran a store pressure story is that the fifth defensive back that and more Q school he comes down he's got it's generally slot corner in and sub defense nickel and I. And they used him basically as an additional run defender his his. Up pressures actually came running in they've done that a couple attempt to issue with Barrington as well definitely return date they bring it from the slot corner but if you're a game or your point 65. -- the Houston game was much higher base. There -- pressure and emphasis on Musharraf a pass so you can't you can't compare the two things those those steps would need to be filter who. As though opposing quarterback we're all these supposedly pressures that. We played quarterback that that's in the affected that we have the way it. Because buildings known to protect young quarterbacks and to know so you've got to weigh in all these factors about. That pressure at any -- by the way the ball great against. Patriots it was low percentage bullets request and bullets are being bit -- idea now is that they're gonna bring the fifth from an unusual place. If you look at that first drive a gamer or how the jacksons came in the came out nickel double the change was little -- the last segment work pay. You've got. Release of the four major base does positions Bolton safeties are gonna slot -- bet on the corner pollution -- Hutus who basically three of the four have changed. The best -- move against that. Is what's go into -- into eleven personnel which is one tied in one back in three receivers and the reason that's important because you know. You now added a fifth guy who doesn't play fifth defensive back when this situation was more Q school. And then through the for a change. -- and focus of the book the personnel was one part of the second or is there what -- was me. Chad Henne changed at the line the play on all 456 times and for strive. An important was when you get. Guys were unfamiliar guys are new to this becomes blind and we see Tom do this all the time went from a cool watch you saw a young reporter -- consideration he. Start into his cadence allowable safety rotation to have happen you know challenge rotating down he's -- down safety in and Gregory -- in the middle of field and he changed. So you know where the rotation is too soft and with young guys are experts are obese or group doesn't work together a -- to the playoff early and they just motion the run to the other side McGraw and the other way. The third component is a huge bunch receivers. And motions and and what that does is when you've got a group of unfamiliar secondary three of four guys in positions and -- the week prior. Make it a circus have crossing routes have guys coming out of -- is a lot different place in just wait for the the matching your happened. And on that first dropped. Marquee sports amass should choose there were some master match issues and secondary you look at the red -- play were the touchdown happened to Blackmon. There was some uncertainty in the corner and conceived -- who's gonna get who as they came out of the pact. These things happen so all the pressures that we -- see you later just will fire command thingy. That didn't happen till later to but settled now and were able to get out of the Vanilla stuff I do you think that the numbers have increased. Not dramatically been increased to the point where yeah you can argue that the leaders had an impact on this defense and on the second or wrote about it this week. Is it it shuffled other people don't doubt that thing -- I look at their secondary. I think their best grouping is with -- standard and Talib at the corners. Moving according back into the safety spot with Gregory and allowing Arrington to play that slot corner position. At fifth DP slot corner position that's their best position grouping in the secondary -- -- -- -- for a couple weeks and maybe we have an immediate release -- it to trickle down effect candidate it has allowed. Vim to plea to some strength has also allowed frankly to. Kind of create a little bit of an -- situation for some younger -- -- bubbles and he was pulling -- minutes early in here they're not relying on him as much Nellie more last week exactly did -- deeply -- last week but they're not relying on him as heavily now was there were earlier in the season. Hum our friend amenity is Guillen looked at these numbers the opposing the completion percentage from week one through 1066%. Since then 57 point three. Opposing third down conversion percentage point four point six before Talib 33 point eight cents to leave opposing net yards and passing attempts. Seven point 76 point eight -- these -- Beazer. Numbers that again a lot of different things going to pass defense and there are a lot of different variables there quarterback situation whatever by the -- you look at the numbers across the board. I I think you can meet him you can make a real case that this defense has improved across the board because of -- we talk and those numbers right now right. Does it look like they're playing like those numbers back there. And I'm just being -- doesn't look like that does it look like they're stopping you know these guys and completions and everything that I think I think it looks like the numbers are better. I think Leo last week aside LC is last week aside because Henne put up 340 something passing yards and a lot of that was you know let's not forget about these that's -- with that we've been talking might have been given up over a tornado passed -- Obama. If given a when he are running plays to -- last -- -- about it last week seven yards last week the only you hoped to pass please important warrior. Which you again that's something that we are hit them on early in the year allowed -- weren't -- early in your but those numbers are common. I think again I think it's it's secondary stability more than one guy that happened to be -- the reason they changed what they did and are able to come more stable because. You can't say -- wizards my same point if you know -- corps does what is it exactly says one thing -- I think what helped I think it was happening concurrently with the rest of the stability and that's why you sought so it to say that was the stats are good but at the airport at a I think they're worried about that right now.

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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!

Boston Strong one year la…

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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Brad Faxon gives his take on Bubba Watson capturing his second Green Jacket 4-14-14

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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Bruins V. Red Wings in first round of NHL Playoffs 4-14-14

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

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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.

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