Sep 15, 2013|
The Pats have already played this week so this allows the gang to look at some of the other issues in the NFL. They discuss Chip Kelly and his unbelievably fast-paced offense in Philadelphia, the mobile QBs in Week 1, the coach vs GM issues in Tampa Bay and the dirty play of Mr. Suh in Detroit.
Butch Stearns, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie discuss the Patriots comeback win over Cleveland and the loss of Rob Gronkowski for the season.
The guys finish up their breakdowns on what to expect today at Gillette and give their pick for a winner.
Curran calls the boys live from Gillette to break down today's game against the Browns. He thinks Cleveland will be a much tougher opponent than most. He also gets into the Ridley situation and if the Pats will look to sign Edelman.
The NFL Sunday gang go "Around the NFL" and look at all the games and story lines heading into Week 14.
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Our number two NFL Sunday Sports Radio WEEI. You heard about the cast of characters who were here in the studio on -- Tommy current will join us next hour we'll talk to him as well. Helicoptered him mentally -- helicopter onto the roof here at the avenue about balance and because the patriots don't play this week in and we spent the first hour talking a lot about patriots we'll talk more about the as the as the joke goes on. But it gives us kind of a unique opportunity to look at things from a little more league wide basis and I'm curious to future Geist takes on a couple of things first the ball. I've never seen in you talked about in -- reading too much into you know the first week. Reading too much into the first half. Her -- because all of a sudden Chip Kelly in the Philadelphia Eagles are the greatest offense in the history of the NFL. Based on the first we weren't even that go in the second half of that game I don't know I'd look you know it's fun to watch I just don't know for sustainable. Over sixteen game season the patriots don't play that way all the time to be exact reason I don't think you can do that that's a hundred miles. Our I think -- couple things jump I think I'd again I don't know if physically you can do to get over sixteen games the other thing that stood out for me when they got that big lead. I don't think -- knew how to -- with the lead I don't know I don't think he knew that it you'll put to go one of those nine annual nine minute drives -- kind of PO. We Tom off the clock and it Washington got backing that thing and I think as a result so I think it's and we talked before about being a learning process ending. Really for them I think it's it's a learning across. From just the tempo standpoint what -- the patriots were doing some of us -- the certainly demand the read option part of it but I think the pitcher to prove -- from last season that. It's just a tool if it's not the empire tool back like you can't just do that for four corners it and you know today. All this stuff is eventually evaluated on yards per play so how official the -- how many were they did you give him you still need to gain yards each time you do it. I think if you look at this and you sort of step back and says okay under what scenario would be would the Eagles have the ultimate amount of success in this kind of thing. They didn't show much of this at all in the pre season. So if I'm gonna guess that this is gonna look like gangbusters it's gonna look like that and we Qantas and -- the while cal looked in week one before anyone had reacted and patriots -- -- exactly so. Talk to -- in November. I don't think that made -- the importance of I don't think it makes an effective but I don't think this revolutionary offensive conversation a little it's more little premature. Because this is the kind of -- the teams -- -- chance to adjust -- in every team it was starting them didn't have anything to go in -- all Washington diagnosed some of those problems and health at halftime he had suddenly able to kind of tighten again happening -- kind of -- fix some of the problems that they have but again I just don't think that you can I don't think it's -- -- -- -- -- over six and it may have a guy on the team address conditioning or something -- got to -- liberalism elements of -- OK -- also. Everything they overhauled everything would have from -- -- behind the scenes stuff that got new nutrition guys in there they got like sports science and -- million dollars in staff yeah and Chip Kelly was given the blank checkbook. To bring in nutritionists and conditioning guys and then all of this stuff. -- of decency people's reaction to our moms our defense is reaction to it because you do have a choice you -- You can go Vanilla because you don't know what's coming it's coming fast but if you look at some of the plays the patriots gave up blaster when they would go quick. If you can institute a way to pressure quickly. Have just like a blanket go to a -- gonna go fast in this room. Play blank in it's and it has to be relatively Vanilla. But if pressure is really hard to defend when you're going quick because most offensive line -- systems go off of oh you know. Identified a might Kim and doing a number system away from them. If teams are America's what he's trying to do was -- cubicle receive candor substitutions -- you can't do exotic stuff for your own. But of teams can give him a practice week and institute something that puts pressure on the back. It makes them slow them the last thing they wonderment colors and negative is Iran I think you saw Solomon -- -- the -- and. Because I I think we saw a week ago today in the patriots buffalo game. Where you know the the philosophy of -- -- is one thing the implementation of it was stupid. Be running the plays at 22 -- exactly and yet the -- to coach Andy you got -- Crockett and and it's about this is what we deal that's our Kawasaki -- And it it was a dumb way to Joey Joey chestnut. Trying to get many -- as he got knocked out back I ask you since you can't. -- you you do you have to marry some of their traditional elements of an NFL office. -- that -- DOT your appointment I think is very well taken and you can't just be going like that all the time you have to of some traditional does that allow you to place and slow -- football. That allow you to do a better job when it comes to playing with the poster on a roster of nine college kids you know answer. On a classic got yet. Some thirty year old lineman who. But Miller currents of her talk to me in the first week of December and Sue -- Well I and I I I do think that much of what you're seeing around the NFL's almost in reaction. To Brady and Belichick and the patriots. And it's not just the hurry up offense it's that her bowl offense that they run at times. And I make other coaches it's okay NASCAR and -- let's try this if you don't present middle ground is different Disco. I think you just did a good job of finding the middle ground in that they have a guide in a quarterback in. In -- -- who could. One with a ball -- -- some some terrific speed he also has an ability to deliver clean bowl he's he's fairly consistent the passing team they haven't elite offensive line. And you have a really -- running back in Frank -- in the to a good job defensively do -- -- complimentary foot whale left -- aside -- but you'd think are pivotal to dollar an hour or promotes what's the name the running back it was the that doubled the ball mug -- -- Lottery market but you know Atlanta nor is he is it been a part of that the first for -- extra -- -- he still. Long term it's okay yeah I mean -- if you want it now if that if that works out vet but you can eat all of those. Elements I think two to have a successful offense in May do some of repeatedly beaten some of the read option stuff but they also do some of the more traditional thing to talk about and full year. Tell me about the end this them. But the big thing now is is the quarterback who can run the quarterback who can -- Colin -- nick Russell Wilson I am RG three. Well Michael Vick could always run but yet that seems to be that the new trend in the end I. If -- were sitting here two years from now. I can guarantee you're gonna have conversations about the changing NFL right. And I just sort of go on the record here out advance of this. It's not so much the NFL and the worsening that is a better way to play of course if you have a mobile quarterback provided they can -- -- I mean if if pocket run like. Like RG three and still do all the stuff that is of course you'd be a better quarterback for the would be like. That would be fair accomplishment firstly he's already -- best quarterback you know but the the point of this is look at look at who's in the pipeline. The NFL is not endorsing this style of play you simply drafts the best players available now look who's coming out from the college -- after a -- how the Big Ten network stuff but. Like -- Boyd and Teddy Bridgewater and the -- from Michigan. And Braxton Miller from Ohio State agreement though John immense Zell. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- He's going to be on coaches to be not so. -- fierce in their approach to the old style of football you know you have to understand that. Yeah after ex major -- of documenting these guys and I think did did some of these guys will be of the -- at the next level but I think we're gonna see some guys have to watch. But I also think that there are some pretty good defensive minds in the National Football League obviously an effect if you watched. And it was fun to watch yesterday if you watched Alabama Texas and am. You've sought defensive blueprint by Nick Saban team on how to play that kind of quarterback. And he put up some big numbers -- that was when they were coming from behind all that stuff but. You know it's it's rushing lanes it's it's containment for that quarterback Tom back which you guys were saying. About Alex Smith and then -- EJ Manuel and certain ways that you play those guys. Very bright NFL defensive coaches are gonna figure out what you have to do. I saw an atrocious that are heard and I think. The last couple days. That that Michael Vick they're sort of doing hit counts on him down there yeah I think there's a fan base it's a little worried that OK now -- -- great -- -- -- I think the number was 43 of them might be exaggerated -- at some -- he -- 23 -- It took one late where I mean god love them he popped up but it was like. Yesterday commands Al Gilani -- late in the game. And to me that's the most important part of this conversation like this all looks great now you know it looks great winner in fastballs warmest or for almost off for chip. How long are -- going to be able to hang in there I think he has. Vick is is sort of the you know he's like the test maybe for this they're gonna go out there and that is awesome new offensive blue chips brought in he's got a lot of success for the past he really as the perfect got to run it. What if exit -- dude what he's taken a lot of hits he's had cracked ribs he said shoulder she sees a problems. So if you have a tough time keep and that guy on the field as elusive as he has in -- office it might -- GM's away. But again I go back to the personal point. If your quarterback -- In the top six or seven quarterbacks of this style it's not choosing not stylish just. -- with what's there I mean you'd really be taken only to go find one pocket quarterback garlic. -- and state the two young cute or somebody that's out there. That might fit it would jump all the athletes doing it's it's tough called make we talked about what the patriots did defensively both against me annual Smith. Do you think. We are going to see. Sack numbers decline a little bit when we see teams go after these young bowl quarterbacks in the same former fashion again it's not so much pass right to talk about successful formula to beat these guys. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- And and you look at the statute of -- you know what that's the he always pressure what -- -- he's MF and you know saying this is not how well I was brought up a football but that's what -- do because you really kind of negate that that factor. The guys become effective if they weren't about balls and pressure -- tackles -- it means that -- just -- you want the next you know taking it to you -- -- federal yeah it is is -- is is -- the blueprint for you know the -- defense of Israel defense it's the only way to disrupt because if you simply take imagine Russia the field you don't place. If they're gonna do that because you have to incorporate a rush lane and year and a sack so I mean you're just you really have to put yourself in the passing lane and it's it's -- the teacher guy. Liturgy PP bureaucrats who brothel with a -- -- flap the field you'll Javon person. That kind of thing. It it doesn't work is well against that kind of offense what we saw it nailed for two weeks and we talked a little about this -- what they've -- -- at the jail where they kicked him in sight of that great defense right tackle spot as opposed to the defense events by the we've seen him out. Great success there and I think some of those things they were hoping for from from -- cutting in the last two years but. I could see a scenario where. You start to move guys around like that guys who we traditionally think of -- defensive ends. You may be ball from inside did -- to win those individual matchup and you get a chance to knock some of those balls down because they have a well the important. Thing if they talk about the NFL's retrace and and that's why have a guy like you retrace means to fans of theirs. You've don't rush in one direction up the field. And you have to plan for and basically retrace your steps to walk back on the pocket because the quarterback stepped up the partridge in a rock and roll. We know what the really athletic guys like geno and EJ. You have to have the guys who have links to retrace and sometimes that the -- -- the elect stub your dollar can -- Love. Is this -- -- is as long so I agree if you're gonna have these kind of guys in the pocket you have to have a kind of guys in the box to go get them. Which means you have to take the gamble taken -- Chandler Chandler special most guys in the league in his body waited to 65 to seven are the real pull it off. But teams across the leader have to sort thinking -- who we have on our roster that might be able pull it off. Because as good as -- says. For offenses might have a hard time poured down a guy like that so it's just it's a little bit different formula you don't do well in spot duty in filling in affirmative defense of -- -- Buchanan. Over over the first to yeah get it to we're talking about are really small sample size but if you're looking forget -- for guy. To fill that spot to set the edge when you move -- Jones insight I think you felt it would be -- -- -- is that just sparked a mix in a pro football fought OK so now they sought channel have some success of that. Now -- game plan direct runs -- them to see if you can hold his ground so you know would you know if they've they've done away with the he's done great in the in the past rushed off. But now you have to custom we went through this last year with the patriots when they went up the buffalo buffalo would push around diamond dared them to run it man had just issued a running game. It's a tick for -- -- league so you can do that. We can get away with -- for sixteen games are not Childers rare he's got Roy go -- by strict even though we slider and his -- long but. Every team -- league might have about might not have a guy like him. It's not only -- possible I think it's probable that we hit draft day next may or -- days next. Patriots and tech quarterback. One thing amateur Ryan mallet will still be here he may be gone but whoever yelled that the next guy is analog sort of -- there he is he's a free agent as well. This is -- like yeah so so they're gonna draft quarterback next. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Would Bill Belichick draft one of those quarterbacks that you described it is the crop that's out there. Would he would -- because it it flies completely in the face of the offense he's gotten place year. Would he pick a guy like that well I -- said no until I saw him go try to do to people for example -- mean honestly -- if if if he can wife they'd love in this is. The total to exact of this -- to -- they love football players we love guys like Julian -- in Matthew Slater. -- you all cities named Tebow to -- to see what he can do with him. In the I think if you were faced with a -- and I think that they're gonna get him but if you're -- would be the option of -- Teddy Bridgewater comply. You know. You know indie route actually stayed in the pocket quite a bit exactly has the approval of a guy who wouldn't but he actually pocket -- but he thinks he's versatile enough to play in multiple systems and do you know -- a couple of different things when we were -- we -- -- Just talk to build a pre season -- purple -- those games and for the broadcasting and I was surprised his response. To. Questions about. You know happen to run two different offenses he seemed to be kind of flippant about it like -- not not the biggest change you know we change block here -- there it's it's not like a new. Which to me was on Democrat in my line elect okay how do you evaluate this the second and nurturing off the deployment on the run an entirely different officer determined that kind of thing. And he hit it I got the impression from him that he didn't think it will be that big of a change. Maybe his protections translate somehow we would not change -- trees as they do everything off option mean anyway. I don't know if he doesn't seem to think it's a big a deal should -- novel mobile -- well you -- still can expect some of the read concepts Jeff from palm but. We also got a point where this is that we don't think this is really builds off answered our Josh is office anymore accounts for the sort of Tommy's office on May be what Tom is -- work on his office. Well take a break welcome back just a couple of minutes Tommy current will join us next hour you're listening to NFL Sunday presented by a play Penske insurance C wood a five star agency can do for you. Penske dot com. I'd stop me favorite this story before you've got a head coach in the national football late. -- currently doesn't get along great. With the general manager and there's a question of who's the general managers quarterback. Who's the head coach his quarterback. Who's gonna get the job because that the coach doesn't really wanna play the guy. But the general manager wants and apply and and you wonder about you know what's gonna happen here no I'm not talking about geno Smith and Rex Ryan and John it's sick. I'm talking about next week's opponent for the patriots the Tampa Bay Buccaneers come to town. And according to Jason lock on for a who tweet it out today and then wrote a piece on CBS sports dot com. He is reporting. -- Josh Freeman is going to ask for a trade before next month's trade deadline because he can't get along with Greg -- a winning more. Greg -- on -- doesn't really like Josh Freeman all much he has Mark Dominik general managers quarterback. Greg -- I would prefer to play the guy that they drafted last year Mike Glenn and who is quote on quote she autos guy in the organization. And you get Josh Freeman now who according to Jason block com for a just can't take it no more. That's it it's it's a bad situation in Tampa I was relatively impressed when make him appear for those joint practices because it looked like you know they had a lot. The deal with the nearly -- you know what together I think as a group but I think it is this is when you're when you're talking about you know team meetings and open revolt. These two weeks into the regular season the real long narrative Glenn and as the data we got to see a little bit -- -- him. You know that was all part of the good Nick Cannon armed look look good and still be marked as a rookie I mean yeah to a senior editor Erica. Not now Tampa Bay lost in week one to the jets really have much to do with Josh Freeman and as stupid all safe -- lock moment on the sidelines and it it's -- but the jets were getting a little too carried away with their one and I'll start given how they got a chance to win the game. But you've got a situation here -- got -- York York quarterback says you know what I just can't deal with a head coach anymore. And I I want out here now. They are so few traits made the National Football League especially none at the trade deadline -- -- we saw last year we sought to leave come up from there and she Otto has done. I think a good job of getting his own guys in -- to this point there but you'd you'd move a guy in the middle of the season and again into it happened last year with to leave that's that's that's when I kind of as a quarterback was treated and that's yes yeah starting a starting quarterback was treated and I just I I don't know how successful you can be let's say that you were a disaster and let's say -- And you decided to -- Pryor isn't the guy let's go get Josh Freeman he's available he's on the market. How long would it take and it to be ready to play in the Oakland offense anyway wasn't Carson. Palmer animate season thing is that writer of that optimism bill that was Perino I think it was pre. About Jason Campbell Catholic wanted to it was a law and sort it all added -- -- a couple guys all yeah. They did something -- it was just so why would do the would have to -- Brit Brit pop up the playbook and not start from scratch but this kind of you know take out. -- all the stuff you put in since the separating. In kind of start from from zero while worlds again. Player house which means the team -- yeah Zamboni well he also existed in. What is. Is this a big. -- was just there for the bad luck yeah but. There are whispers that he's not a great leader which you know. None of Freeman but ironically there whispers about -- was well it took -- Rutgers we need to backed -- -- just quote whispers are. I had a mask off and I'm perpetuated by -- There there are reports that you know of their said disconnect between Greg -- island the rock rock college. Atmosphere that he brought from rockers and his pro NFL team and we've heard. You know some reports out of camp all along that -- -- kind of grate on him was he's operating on them a little. Last year it did giants were in the victory formation of community gaming he sort of went -- goes up -- knocked over analyze -- -- -- just you'll wonder about beacon that transition anyway you wonder about college coaches make the transition tool to chip code before it's just it doesn't go smoothly for -- It again she Otto has -- to get a lot of these guys in there in he has a very distinct coaching so you know he's very easy going guy and I don't know. If you can -- hardline guys when you have been in the NFL -- when it comes to winning the respectable locker room you know and again we're seeing it like -- have received from the players perspective so it's. It's probably a little bit long but yet you always hear this where there's one or two or three don't take -- and campaign. A divided locker room it's divided fifty by three. I don't mean. We often Japan and -- you know with the blue Bradley Cooper finger issue refiner Warner threw. Wrote Riley reverend broke new ground in -- hangover and a it was -- and that's. Now I don't I don't -- I don't know -- template off and play him if they had an all you know if they have labeled we wanted it looks ugly. All of these don't become issues that bubble in the offseason about -- year but he's grumbling like that to a source on topic that's a good thing and Carson Palmer was traded in October of two arsenal. And but but back at that point carried back to back to your point it's Alan Ball Oakland -- -- how. It did do something this year and offers a -- weird. It's got to involve Oakland in some way shape Red -- right let's go out it's always so hard to know what kind of a guy you're getting from Oakland I was I wrote this for you but Tommy Kelly when he came in knowing that because. It you know there's no accountability. And it's just it's a it's a mess more often than not out there and you know it is a guy released August August the dog and we. Where we have we revisited this would be the Walt -- to hear you know when you know Leo he comes at a knowingly comes -- Oakland comes knowing maybe -- to be reinvent itself. He was dog the whole way and an -- and guys that cover I forgot that have been nice -- but there are guys who -- that -- and gorgeous so happy to be an Oakland Tommy Kelly -- one of -- You know Randy Moss did I just love that that the different. Between the two you know when you're playing for Oakland you have to kind of take that would -- -- sometimes yellows mean -- can be infectious in general on you can create a -- over Illinois I can imagine how recruit kids come from good programs just happened again drafted by the team. And I could not to argue part of -- -- -- full disclosure Oakland was my team as a kid growing in the midwest calls for an affordable protein -- had to cheer for the raiders. And I added to rise in knots that it's gone that way every other sort of a perception that. You can you can take a guy and he's he's he's -- -- by the team he came from the what he's really like him that's your Seymour that was. You know I know there was some friction on his way out the door here but the -- was a great team player he was a guy that was. Last guy out of the way Iran first guy in the morning -- god it was a film study got a plea -- I mean usually don't often see that. But you know you go out -- live in Oakland for three years and you know I don't know how to change the perception of all when I still -- was a good dude but I. It is weird how -- you the place kind of comes to defying -- you know. New York though in the end in this is gonna be true to you will be as well -- everything. If -- -- be rips off four or five Euro reference going to be happy and regret all that past where the movement former academia. LaMont today David was the that -- on the Tampa Bay Buccaneers who took the the personal foul penalty on geno Smith on the sideline that allowed them to kick. The game winning field goal the -- -- field goal range to keep the game winning field goal. And the reason I bring it up. Because of this whole topic of stupid football players and on the NFL network they've been debate debating the whole topic of Ndamukong Suh and there. He was find a 100000 dollars for his most recent transgression. He has made somewhere in the vicinity of fifty million dollars over the course of his NFL career and I would suggest that while a 100000 dollars is a whole lot of money to UN meet. If we had fifteen million dollars it would seem like that big a deal and I am convinced. As I've always been convinced fines mean nothing nothing. I think I I think I agree with you on this one and in regards to this trick or play because. He he said in his posters post -- haven't even after he was given the fine. I was I was taught this kind of half not smarter than usual for right football from beau Sweeney and I was brought Nebraska and he seems to be sort of again sort of covering for himself with some his own commentary what I do put this particular play outside the realm of the gouging dies apology stumping on your child all around. This is I I can understand standards for reference for why he did it it's still stupid because it -- teams so that's me here's the reason. He plays a position but the NFL tells you. It's it's okay. For the 330 pound man across from me. The dive and in my legs play after play after play after play after play and then there's an interception. In the play breaks and I get a chance to do the exact same thing -- and you're telling me what I did. Is outside the realm of the game and dirty in Europe bad man the comic and and -- me OK of course you understand the rules you know you can't do it. But there is sort of a sense of logic to why do you think -- dirty. When he gets to let me play after play platonic. Player safety and all that other kind of the PCB yes it's that it's not true. So that's his frame of reference to did you -- to church team and stupid in that regard but I understand why is like -- dude inside I'm not a dirty guy camera style console what's. -- security -- yeah 7 I am what I do the other stuff not in this particular idea that my point is the track record tells you he's a dirty. And and he may make the case that on this particular play it wasn't dirty. But but he's arcing his is terms here. He has a dirty player. And I am convinced that until they suspend him. He's gonna keep brought on doing it because money doesn't mean anything that's -- -- definitely. That's the only way it -- you -- speak to this that's the only way for player to re read -- to really get their attention I think is to -- because then they let the other team it. And then you have to go and face the other 52 guys in the locker when you have to explain them okay I was not nearly two guys out -- -- This when you talk about sue I think this is a perfect storm of -- Because you're talking about a guy who again with the physical football player that is just do we is that in his nature that we brought the -- But you get him into that system where there is we talked about no accountability in Oakland. Detroit is not the smartest football we sold out every season it's exactly -- -- -- the dumbest team in the Actel name takes more stupid penalties and it makes me mad as a football team to sit and watch their team because they have more than enough talent on both sides of the football but they continue to do stupid things. I think would you get a guy like that in that system would no accountability if you had a different -- to go to different. -- the plane there if you added it's a different. Even easier on a regular basis you wouldn't see that -- and all you have to have the power system and I think that action moves guys more than money. Not mean a lot of the only thing that would that would I think have an effect boy and I think the NFL's rationale here for not. Suspending was that the infraction it's all relative the other things -- been suspended for this section elevated number for those kinds of -- In all legal blocked on the field it is you know normally try to 151000 or 500 is huge relative is that like Scotland last year four of the chairman buffalo game definitely -- and that will agree and I'm glad he did it out football also again the -- thing not so much but. Again I open and reduces the topic because it sounds like there's this sort of -- bowling undertow conversation about. How was at that we've always said to protecting people. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- For years and years and years he's had guys -- and Disney's okay. The shoe was on the afoot in this situation I can't do with those guys have been doing to be I understand which if there's no logic to. We'll take quick break welcome back in just a couple of minutes you're listening to NFL Sunday presented by Coke Lansky insurance. See what a five star agency can do for you at the Penske dot com.
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Rob Bradford joined the show and talked about the activity on day one of the Winter Meetings in Orlando. Rob told the guys the Sox are in a good spot and plan on waiting out the Stephen Drew market.
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Dr. Tony Schena joined the show to give insight into what lies ahead for Rob Gronkowski. He said a tough road is in front of the Patriots tight end.
Millar sits in with the guys on location in Orlando at MLB's Winter Meetings. He covers all the bases with Mut and Lou on all the Red Sox free agent possibilities and potential trades.
Former Red Sox catcher Jarrod Saltalamacchia chats with Mut and Merloni about his decision to join the Miami Marlins after hitting free agency this winter. Jarrod also talks about his relationship with the Red Sox during his time in Boston.
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.
We discuss the comers and goers for the Red Sox and the rest of MLB with former GM Steve Phillips, now of MLB Radio on Sirius XM.
Ho, hum. We're live at the Winter Meetings in Orlando, and it seems like everything of merit was done last week. We still discuss the Sox roster moves and potential for 2014.
We tackle four topics at 4PM, today centered around sporting disasters.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. He discussed the new love between Evelyn Lozada and former Red Sox player Carl Crawford.More from this show
Kurkjian joins Mut and Merloni at the Winter Meetings to talk about the Red Sox plans on the market. Tim believes the Red Sox are not satisfied with their situation in center and are looking to add a veteran outfielder to the mix.More from this show