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Mustard and Johnson: Welker vs the Patriots - Was it Personal?

Mar 16, 2013|

The guys continue to talk Welker, Pats and free agency and get into a discussion about if it did in fact become personal between Wes and Belichick/the Patriots.

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    Our number two Chris aligning with sports Sunday Sports Radio WEEI 6177797937. Then not all Red Sox some pretty much all Jon Lester threw the first hour lie detectors weighing in on the AT&T tax line on that will get to that just a moment. Out final round of the masters is going on a maturity people. Into getting into what is much science tiger. And without Phil as well he Mickelson showed up I think late Thursday night she flew in and Friday after energy is flied out. With Phil Mickelson. I he had a tough weekend are tough early going Richardson first round in a local guy Keegan Bradley struggled missed But there are some big games of the top the leaderboard some exciting. I young names of the Jordan's BT's twenty years old he's cash to win the masters I he'd be the youngest winner since 1979. LEB younger. Then the tiger was the first time you want it. And one of the things that really stood out to me is speaking with some people were down there this week to cover the toward talks and these young guys and it get back to tiger. The complete and water. Lack of off. Around around Tiger Woods to these guys are too young you think about twenty years old 21 years old with somebody like camera some would like walker. In somebody like Blix the Swedish guys and second right now and he's. He's like 28. You know some of these guys too young to really remember or at least have played with tiger against tiger. When he was hitting level like we never seen before the PGA tour earlier received since Jack. And they look at him now a Zagat shoot 77 on the weekends. Is that cats really contention anymore where is I mean Aaron I'm not old and your and all of you remember when. Final round tigers in the lead it was done forget about it I mean one year in the PGA YE Yang those big shots out late and ended up beating and yet that epic battle with Bob May. I nearly beat him in the PGA but it would for the most part just wasn't close he would get a lead and he was one of the best closers in the we'd seen in the sport. But it's just it's different now that's a different vibe. Around Tiger Woods and it's gone from seemingly a foregone conclusion that he would get to nineteen majors is seemingly foregone conclusion that he won't eat next year. Does play majors this year. Is give forty years old Jack won three. After he needs five Jack won three after forty to two of those were when he was forty and the masters in 986. Was kind of an out Larry's 46 years old. Tiger would be a hall of fame career from here on out five major championship all career to get in nineteen. I think it's interesting not only his fall from grace just as a player. In terms of winning majors the was in my opinion at least the best player on were last year he had five or six wins a torch to win major. But the bigger thing to me is just how some of these younger players perceive him do tiger as a contention it used to be regarded. The average stroke. The average round rather up a stroke in. In in the in the final round on Sundays when tiger was in contention real just kind of melted aged just. Folded around with a few exceptions mentioned Bob revealed in Nickels and it's good battles but. For the most part it was just tiger's world everybody else's playing for second they were on him Ernie Els just not Now is young guys just young enough to cocky enough and don't really remember that at least they didn't play through it. And they're saying how statute 75 on the weekends with what's not ID in the turn now but. I should be upon Sunday Bubba Watson very very likable guy. And I Jordan who were finding out a lot about trying to become the youngest masters winner a long time quick birds update we'll get back to the calls against 617779. 7937. Cordially NC DM IA's doing great to get the good news on him that was definitely a concern that you know DM IAA was. Out I got hit looked like in the that it from I thought it was illegal but not dirty if that makes sense I don't think there was intent to injure there. It was just one of those times you're trying to make a hockey play get the principal point contact up higher and you won it. So I thought it was an illegal hit not a dirty hit but by a help not the that you concussion translated to on the ice Thursday that part we don't know just yet. But Patrice Bergeron it sound like is fine I he missed the third period yesterday that would would have been a huge concern. I outside to go. There's not too many guys you point to and say this more important to the bees and Bergeron two way player in hockey this year. Obvious he's good according to coach Julianne and Chris Kelly looks like still day to day with that back injury so some. Relatively speaking. Minor bumps and Bruce is going into the Stanley Cup Playoffs but you know these guys especially Alec Bergeron if he could be on the ice on Thursday against the red he's going to be there. I HTT tech slide is 37937. It's like grab a few of these real quick a one Dexter says eight times over David Price let Lester walked. While you make Casey price a better pitcher at this stage of his career early younger I can cost more money. And now your bidding against everybody else you've got the cost control guy. Housing cost control we get the guided the under your control rather. The of the exclusive negotiating window with wants to stay here to guide it. As more in depth track record in the post season to sign him. And that point it's not a knock on price and gives great pitcher. But if you're looking at what you can do it even easier than that that will save you some money relative to what price can get on the open market signed last. 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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Transcript - will not be 100% accurate

Quarterback they have a great team you know they -- doing fourteen to last year due to their great team and don't wanna win and so. You know so like it was a it was a good opportunity for -- step slain -- the hardest part. Was Stephen -- so. -- -- you know he's a great competitor great player great friend you know across the board so you know we're supposed to. That is Wes Welker form burned away England patriots slot receiver of course now head to Denver two years. And shockingly I'm I'm just trying to be used to this number twelve million we thought the market. Was a little bit more favorable toward. Slot receivers and all positions if you're just tuning in Aqib Talib is gonna return to the patriots for one more year. At least one more years and one year deal with the path for five million dollars a year so they start into. Hunkered down a little bit and that and that backfield -- offensive back field you have. -- Arrington at one quarter you have to leave it the other major Wilson via. Arizona. Strong safety and where he so truly belongs -- a free safety Devin forty. And Alfonzo debtors and pay his legal situation yet to be resolved. He would be the the fifth. DB. Like the patriots pro for -- -- Mike Florio sums it up best a month sentence but cornerback market stinks this year. Two sentences -- quarterback market -- this year so our -- believe we'll try it again next yeah that's set to conceive the market is more favorable next time around lineup and you can get another good year out of the team Aqib -- and keep them on the field I don't know how -- it is simply -- five million but still it's -- I'm happy he's back. Any Quincy your next on -- -- -- idea. -- of course happy back Larry get an eating dinner last year they would want a simple well he might -- Well Larry is a good battle with a secondary people I don't beat up the -- of lying in get a pass rush on the quarterback. This is the second area is useless. Where you know -- they signed that two guys out of by Canadian Football League in May have Freeney. In Abraham -- -- what any other the with the any of those two guys excite you. You know -- like you know yeah absolutely I'll take anything -- -- all the way. I think that's the reason why apple at all odd look I don't -- -- -- but he don't know how to move down you go the other way you build a defense maligned apple and. Who has run over my house. Not clear if you get into the world. And all of patients but. -- -- -- get questioned at the white plays it -- it would raise the plate a wide receivers they've brought in because there are reclamation project. Donovan -- popular receivers that all players trying to reinvent themselves. Look at the lightning -- in July it. It training camp out all the Ollie has been they all got hot -- -- not being on -- warrant. -- Anthony Gonzales. I applaud anybody that is managed 85 west yeah I feel kids is so who else that they aren't. So tell me about the free agent signings they have now. -- -- created another way I I agree with you that they tend to wait for the market to saddle. And then they are -- go after the second and third year players. It -- question as to why certain place it was it would wait until his team get. -- Consistently get all of that out and out I like to refer to them you know. Kept the ball but first I didn't -- wanted to play -- them that you said that he played the game. It's happened. Gronkowski Hernandez as a as a so called slot receiver will be will be will be an. And that's what happened it happened one of the I didn't get that I don't often get shot down the block shot. Do you agree with letting Welker don't. For younger player. They had Vick I had mixed -- -- at one point here that the guy the guy a great play I look I love welcome but I hit it on the other end. Because beating up the other the wide -- to support. The inside game you aptitude who watched and I just think they thought maybe he was one -- away from from being -- -- being gone from Korea. And so they -- put up you know I heard you say earlier that you don't look at you know look at age you know that the first thing you don't look at under the accord H. -- at age orchard park at age I just said most of the guys they've signed during their thirties. It is an outlet they they traded -- 2727. To eleven call right. Particularly you'll want to you do look -- Larry I. But I -- dole has been injured a lot more of them out. What can -- that I think -- earlier this year all kind of explain it. -- WE might of but the fact remains that. Well -- has been very adorable. I. -- a year Anderson I I think give you when you try to defend -- varies injury record attempt at saying they were just freak injuries and things we be concerned about. Our injury yeah. The problem is you have a -- that are capable does does meaning of sport. -- -- the Bob -- actually become date but the the plays that it would break -- -- to reflect rain delay I elected he would not at impact player you would you would you. He was and I compliment that that's providing brought out you know again this. Stayed healthy boy named one of those guys went down he was catching go to receive that you. But that act like I -- that it's ridiculous -- And by the way I I I throw caution to anyone out there is that -- predicate offense doesn't comply and -- slot receiver I'm sorry I I I that's. Why well what are you read it -- any what you just mentioned is three players who seem to have a penchant for getting her. But if -- -- away versatility to it smuggle one guy who didn't get hurt again. I understand that what -- thought about that type yes it more than just tight ends on the patriot. But I didn't also. The block these -- using I then went quiet out. Hot button and went around you take away but there -- reaping huge subject themselves in some triple play. Yet here's the problem you know they have such a high powered offense this thickly and everything else and in the regular season we have seen over the last several. Is this defense is can shut them down in the policy. Let's let's not remember up again a -- say god that did not -- to let -- championship game two years ago against Baltimore before -- -- -- -- They. They want to help on the field policy at the ravens did a good job shut them down. That got you -- like the other thing is about it and reverses the patriots Greg and the difference woke me. What team that pathetic defense because. Don't take -- get indeed dead in the water up and you can actually make the argument out at Denver on paper as a better option. Well I'll tell you but -- I know recently I don't we judged by what we last saw but that delivered to keep it's as the work -- you -- particularly secondary. I would I wouldn't look at -- I wouldn't put the patriot side of the Chicago hit category. I mean that they end up I think. Say what you want pick -- up what 28 points to the ravens in the last last year I mean. But there's no question of the regulate regulate and Danny the question remains do you feel better about his team right now than you did two weeks ago. -- I know but I just I am asking you right now. I think he can complete. If that that -- -- completely out -- that it would stop the seat next week. Now I don't feel that I absolutely not. And by the way. The -- guidance that he kept it -- -- kept it -- He's gotten anywhere -- I like him as a -- but the opinion I don't like Kevin -- a -- all same appeal. Real policy it like you you don't know comparison and it and the fact that obstacle Adam Gault and my. -- -- what was it about Kevin farm that we all -- including Brady (%expletive) -- -- -- know where he needed to be and you'll almost almost every bottle stopper got third -- -- -- -- -- I was gonna say they don't give it was about what you get to know. He gets no precedent on that matter that most people agree that the with letting him call -- -- Here's the problem you're mentioning players David Patten. The first the first incarnation of Diem branch. You tuchman David -- those guys were some -- -- Brady in those early years. We have not outside of next inning loss. Found a receiver and outside receiver wide receiver of pure wide receiver not tight end not a slot guy. Who has the communication with Brady that translates is it coincidence on that we -- the greatest offensive season any team -- -- Hedman -- -- -- I've always said this I think that -- you know in his later years that first that 23. Touchdown catch season Brady set the record with fifty touchdown passes. Moss set the record 23 catches. For touchdowns. I've bought rainy Washington in the MVP that your rate you want it I -- moss completely. Transformed. That offense I just. He's an app of the monster that remember that Belichick special in this Israeli possible goals -- the Belichick's off Leslie wants to know if they can never Halloween party -- Belichick says you know court that maybe they're asked approaches maybe I'll come along. I don't get it I don't know. How that was lost I don't know honest and Hamas ended up target certain plays I don't understand it. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- There's some different guys that come through here cannot do it. And attacks it's a pretty good point. I mean is almost the opposite I still give the edge to Brady if you're asking me who's better breeders may give the slight -- -- because of the two more super balls. Let me think he has to be better at working with receivers who come in as new players. He he works moral on the offseason colleague guests on yeah anybody in almost got there are interchangeable. It's almost as it is exchangeable theory right. What he might be able to do -- very different Dallas Clark in his scary when he might be able to come up with -- -- guy remembers Gary Clark was really morbid -- it tight end slot receiver hybrid Welker is rocker is strategists. Mary right when and how we do it now he has Decker. He has Thomas. And now we have as Welker that is going to be very great interest and a very interesting and I agree Danny they got to fix that got to get to our -- factories in -- -- author of the defense is like. Michael -- your next hey Michael how are you guys are right or you -- nice to hear from you. Thank you it's good to speak to both of you as well you always have a great show one thing I -- and put into an all sports networks is pretty much you guys and that's that. Appreciate it thank you like to hear from you more I love your call. Thank you thank you I'm I'm according you know no idea patriots fans so I just other prospective I I think first of all to think that this wasn't personal with Welker leaving it and where he went is really folly. I think basically he couldn't get the patriots to come across and then. If I remember the beginning of last season he was not even first string he was. Government started the season. And and a -- enemy gets hurt. They you know they punish him so they don't make -- the -- per -- and get -- get on the field makes a hundred taxes plus. And he still can't get a deal so what does -- do. He goes on the market now may be other teams offered him a little more than using you know then a six million but maybe it's just not enough and he says you know what. I'm gonna send a message. Two to go and I'm gonna go to what I think people around here called the anti gradient -- -- Manning. -- like Damon going to the Yankees. And I really think it's lap that Belichick and maybe you also agreed fervor of maybe he'll sit Brady did not speak up for him and you know when it was and we really need to sign this guy. We need to give him. What he wants or come close to what he wants and I think that's what happened. Do you think it -- I'm just thinking for me that I asked the question last week I'll ask it again. What the heck do you think Brady is thinking right now like it if that's to me and I readjust the caught my contractor and take it a given seven million more to play with this year and eight million next year. What the heck am I thinking when I'm reading. That Welker is not going to the Broncos. I'm -- you know perhaps I'm thinking maybe I should have campaigned for him a little bit more maybe I should have really you know stuck my neck out for him a little more may -- I just thought he would. He would stay because. Do you think did. Do you think he maybe did. I don't know what he did I'm just saying that you know perhaps in -- his mind he didn't do enough but you know unfortunately you know mr. Belichick is someone that tyrannical guy. You know as people and you know -- You know part part of being a good coaches not only punishing players who don't do something we don't agree but you'll have to forgive them when they when they performed. Let me ask your question Michael -- you bring up -- -- benching point if if I make current player on that team. Am I gonna kill myself member Machiavellian about it to be feared than loved him I can't kill myself to rush back from an injury when I see what they do a guy like Welker. Well that's that's a really good question I'm not sure that you do you know I heard what do you know keep to lead said he's -- stay for a year but I agree with I think Craig said he's just gonna wait for another year -- -- you couldn't get more money because this year it's just not there. So arm no I don't think that the sad thing is that I don't think mr. Belichick breeds a lot of from. You know capacity to to be oil at this point you know after a time you know I think mister Kraft does. But I think mr. Belichick. And basically -- -- truly wanted Wes Welker back. He was going to. Tell Bill Belichick and the guy running this organization and not you and other ones like you learned from Parcells and you can't do that you can't do not take -- Michael Michael when I can and often -- go to the national and then I went to the globe and I went to -- you know Kenya army all they want -- to go. The globe offered me a ten dollar race and that's probably offered no I get caught down to the -- -- a subtle point here it is this is the billionaire publisher and -- to -- he says laws and we appreciate all the work you've done and everything but down. There's not much we can do about it -- so why I love for people say like the people who own the team every pilot that we'd love to keep your but there's not much we can do about it. So I know how welcome feels trust -- well. And and crap that someone who's basically let Belichick run things the way he does not have to -- to -- I think it I really think that mr. Belichick really need it. To learn some capacity for forget. Well. Let me know when that course happens Maria. And I think that's -- that's why the team has taken a downward spiral because I think he's. He's -- you know he's just figured that being tyrannical was all you need to do and you know unfortunately the results are that they haven't -- as to what many years so. Michael Michael great call call again man I love having I was really hurtful to me like an hour from Everett analyst for about Parcells -- -- -- -- there. Yeah you gotta teach forgiveness maybe you could suggest they be maybe attacks and the bill could read about forgiveness Yemeni thing in mind may be like yeah maybe the new test now okay. I know because I towards nobody did the same one. People always cross country for -- crabs. You know funeral -- but yet. You know we went -- grandfather died he -- bench the guy.

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Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, on the Celtics, 4-10-14

Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, discussing Rajon Rondo as a color commentator, the NBA draft, and the epic Pacers-Heat game

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.

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Joe and Dave Postgame with Grady Sizemore 04-11-14

Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.

Dale and Holley: Steve Lyons 4-11-14

Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.

Kevin Millar, MLB Network: On Pineda's par tar 4-11-14

Kevin Millar makes his weekly appearance to discuss Michael Pineda's apparent pine tar on his hand, the Red Sox loss to the Yankees, and the team's pitching.

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Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.

Pierre McGuire, NBC Sports, brings us around the NHL 4-11-14

2 games left in the season and the Bruins are in the driver's seat for the President's Cup which is allowing them to coast and get healthy. Pierre McGuire updates Mut and Lou on the possibility of Seidenberg's return and talks about situations elsewhere in the NHL.

Dale and Holley: Jack Edwards 4-10-14

Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

Shawn Thornton on the Red Wings 4-15-14

Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.

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.

Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Ow…

Wyc Grousbeck, Celtics Owner: Reflects on the Boston Marathon tragedy 4-15-4

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.

Joe Andruzzi, Former Patriots OL: Reflecting on the Boston Marathon, 4-15-14

Joe Andruzzi witnessed the attacks first-hand and sprung into action to help others when the blasts went off on Boylston Street. The former Patriots OL joined the show to discuss and reflect on that day.

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!

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Boston Strong one year later 4-15-14

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