Jan 19, 2013|
The boys get inside the matchups and talk about how the Pats match up with the Ravens. Will Ray Lewis and the Ravens' emotions be a big factor in the game?
Craig and Larry look at all the Hot Stove action this week including Jacoby Ellsbury to the Yankees and Robinson Cano to the Mariners.
After breaking the news that Mike Napoli has agreed to terms with the Red Sox, Rob Bradford joins Chris Villani to discuss the deal, the Red Sox offseason moves thus far and what to expect at the winter meetings.
Dale, Chris and Matt go around the table and give their thoughts on who will come out on top today in Houston.
Bill Belichick has decided to bench Stevan Ridley today as the troubled RB has been listed as inactive. Dale, Chris and Matt give their takes on how the situation was handled and if there is any way Ridley can get back on track.
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Our number two mustard and Johnson dale and -- coming your way at 1 o'clock this afternoon and we've been talking some Lance Armstrong some anti -- -- little raven. Patriots as well AFC championship game. Brady has never lost an AFC championship game. At Gillette or. The -- ever had an AFC championship actually did -- so actually won one. In Jacksonville back in January of 1997 so British relayed Chris Slade and of course the album off -- Jacksonville. That enabled the patriots do I get on top early. -- was a fumble I believe near the end of the game James Stewart returned by Otis -- and Smith for a touchdown. Patriots went out of Super Bowl and loss of the Packers they are three you know in the Brady air at home in the AFC championship. And it's tough as the ravens have been as good as Flacco has been. In the post season of late and as good as he has been against the at the patriots head to head. Still hard to pick against the patriots were at a point now -- patriots lead the series 552. Com Reno about you know the field goals in the light. -- sorts. Could be his last game. Compiled. 1573. Tackles over his career. Like a machine like player we're all aware of his off field. Problems and there -- major and there was serious and I don't think anybody should downplay optically differently that was affected by it. Many here and had an interesting piece about Ray Lewis this week I emailed back and forth with him on a couple of my -- I said well he was. Not by in. You know went Ray Lewis recites scripture in a weapon formed against me shall prosper and in some other things that he was saying in many and then went on to say well he doesn't believe in god anyways so who doesn't believe got a million Auburn man. We're at what was -- -- so that the and he went on with some -- but he did it in their inning and a very classy non offensive way in my opinion. And I respect that everybody has a right to believe and does believe whatever they wish to. So -- emailed back and forth -- them a little bit and we discussed it further. But the point is at a prayer is making him as is that. -- whatever you believe it and if you -- the amount of faith that you put in your faith is only as good is whatever it is that you believe and if it for real enough to you. And you believe in it and it can help you get through some very very difficult times in your life. And I think what Ray Lewis I don't think he conjures up I think is what he really believes him I think he's had one of those lies. And again when you've been down in that dark black lonely hole at some point in your life. And you've gotten nowhere else to turn -- is not a cop out but to asylum. They have file fumble Lloyd and -- he has. The given them in allowed them to pick themselves up in move on with their lives Irving Pryor is not -- like that. So by getting hunter Ray Lewis the football player. Can he make -- his -- is he slower. Yes what Ray Lewis gives you now is not at all instances by in -- He prevents the long run because he can still notice he doesn't make as many stops at the line of scrimmage anymore. It's usually two or three -- also tells tackles that he is accrued when you have seventy in the double overtime game. A lot of those are happening well being on the line of scrimmage when he does I think is give them. Now only a body but they had he's really the quarterback -- deployments it is he's the play caller signal caller on defense like Rodney Harrison once said trust me you know. What would you rather have a young guy out there with fresh -- who -- run all over the field would you rather have a have -- Ed -- or Ray Lewis. Who even though they don't have the same physical skills they once had they may come forward because they know where they need to be and you can give me all the stats you want and I don't. Disagree with the anybody's as the patriot defense or should say the ravens defense isn't what it used to be. But tell me as a patriot fan you do not fear or some of those play makers on the ravens' side when when Tom Brady has the ball as. As efficient as high flying as productive. I -- -- size since they may be the best offense the pages -- ever had that includes the 07 undefeated team. I still think in we have seen it particularly three years ago in that playoff game to let. The ravens can make plays you have great playmakers Terrel Suggs bureau office say the other night. Terrell Suggs has done nothing in this game very next play sack and a -- again. On Manning little bit -- products in the post season has had world number one against Brady yeah he had. You said twelve Korea -- season sacks he's tied for third place at Reggie Lewis spine down. Bruce -- And Willie mcinnis said that at fourteen I didn't realize he was on active. I'm in the open a crack on the didn't need to be aware of -- he's had five career road victories one more he'll be the most in an NFL history and he's gone and on the road against all odds in probably. He did it last week he had every reason. Ought not to win they have the ball off twice in the last three minutes they weren't they could not convert on fourth down. It looked as if the colts are gonna run out the clock got the ball back. Through the past with some -- maybe not divine intervention by the intervention from me anymore got decade and overtime give him credit I just don't think. I look at this I don't think he throws a heck of a long ball. He does or right side he -- right we understand that -- has been chronicled ad infinitum little he's a similar protests are. Conservative -- you patrols to the right. Hot I never thought that -- You're exactly right see that's why don't like him as much to be through portable left out of respect and appreciate it very what is OK everybody got picked job yeah -- watching met game when I must've been so delightful for you hate Denver you hate Manning. You wanna have the patriot game here instead of there right -- they brought us have cooperated more Annapolis I say this. It in your defense with -- now in in your defense. I think John Fox robbed him. Of of a great moment when the a -- to 31 seconds left in the game and he had a meaning Neil. You and they start 31 seconds you never beaten. You never. Problem is wearing his number that hall of fame quarterback take the new -- in and got a guy like him back -- right but you know what wasn't you know he was not his arm was not. The same -- it started that game here's the difference Matty ice was playing in 72 degree indoor temperatures. Peyton Manning was playing in ice like conditions it was thirteen the I would generally don't want that we have -- two clubs he would Wear it everywhere Paula yeah came in the game of why he ended up with two and -- bomb and here's the other thing. I thought fox. Lost the game at the end of the first half. When they tried to kick a 52 yard field goal I understand it's altitude and trader. Has a history of kicking it was an advocate with -- -- the two players will be disparate -- into the first half. On fourth down -- is less than minutes ago instead of trying. -- difficult field goal in the conditions. Punt the ball. Instead they try to field goal Baltimore -- near midfield. With -- -- score tie the game went to halftime 21 point one and all of the bomb. Where my thinking here OK -- up ball. Governor's top members up at the end of the game in regulation. They're up by a touchdown 35 when he. They have the ball third down it's third down and seven. And they run off tackle. To allow the clock to go down 3035 seconds they'd rather upon the ball from there and make a valid attempt at a first -- If they throw the ball get the first round game is over. Or has no timeouts at that point so why did fox a lot now. Manning to run the ball that situation or make that call -- know some people say that Manning mobilize and he made the decision self. At the line of scrimmage and it wasn't John there was anything Boris and. No life -- inning and again I think you get an easy ride. Pete Carroll. My gosh you've got like -- -- you're right around the goal line. And you got Marshawn Lynch she's not even in the game on a third down plane and a fourth down play you a sneak it tore fullback. Instead giving it to Marshawn Lynch but there and at the end of the game. The calls a timeout to try and ice the kicker. And of course that didn't work and of course the kicker missed them write what you know like you -- -- you can appreciate this it's like you're in the masters. Indy get our guys are free a three putt so we can see it where the green when I went and talk about bizarre forget about that you see that all the time. Justin Tucker get a stick on the right -- I love I love it because it worked for you and I'll buy nicer guy -- remind me about Candace and right yeah I brought him flew around. While the -- they haven't had a realizing that no never because what you always use shot on the sideline the kicker in coming out and then. To just run on the field and try one. Of like going to a golf course out of this afternoon with your buddies a couple of shots like our society I just -- -- agree that it actually mentioned that during a golf match they'll think. Here because he's going before items which which with the green. And afterwards brought -- quite sure -- -- -- an Israeli getting more concentration than a foul shot REI. RR RK. People are going nuts I. I think it and it -- in east. I think they should do in the in it in the masters which is the first major obviously in April -- it's a if it's a playoff. What they should do is allow to believe the first guy off the tee Aggies did it again checked into the woods at first -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- government Stewart has -- -- it -- was great -- felt that I was saying their court. Have been more things if they win the patriots favor in that game. Denver on the path to Denver -- that came at nine or ten penalties keep -- everytime they seemingly made this stop there was a penalty against that's. Right when you put I'm I was ripping your -- that's -- to me always when you put it on one guy it's so crazy I mean it if you can hit it what you -- is that the quarterback's fault the effort guy drops a -- our feet -- to defend -- -- by M I mean. We do it that way but it it it when we -- is that the team game arisen it inhibits a team game then. Everybody wins and you know if you lose -- that's one thing about Ray Lewis you can say what you want about him but I remember last year when when -- Miss that. Play and they had him right up Ray Lewis or not to -- he says absolutely do not that young man do not blow your head down. You know we went as a team and we -- and I thought it was right. And I'll I'll use the analogy for a last week's ravens game in Denver. I'm marketable -- remaining I will however point of the year he of finger Rahim -- Were playing the worst safety and an isolated play that I've ever witnessed in that situation. And I'll look at what I want you blame me ending for throwing the ball across his body can lead that you never should have been at that watches the game what -- you wise though a gay rights again you blame the black guy. Mean once we can you blame a black guy that must be renewed it -- I'm also happy that Lovie Smith and sex right now -- think about it Matt Light orange now. Blame the blacks eight -- in your Russell throw that -- -- now. As the only I'd be out of super broke coach out there when antenna -- -- need to get a job right I'm going back the Baltimore game in the AFC championship last year ambling in the black aggregate Lee Evans all. Not war -- -- conduct. That was Lee Evans who dropped the ball you can tell me all you want about -- Polaris the king's birthday is Monday can you give a Brothers from La Madeleine went to remind you about that I know. Everybody just say that Matt has -- I think. 6177797. And we shall overcome this program I have a dream that Larry Johnson goes are real and now a --
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