Oct 20, 2013|
Chris is in NY this week so he calls the boys to help preview Pats/Jets and gives his take on what will go down today at 1pm.
After Friday nights loss to the Celtics, Paul Pierce left the door open when asked about a possible return to Boston in the future. Butch talks about Paul Pierce's relationship with Rajon Rondo and touches on the Bruins trade deadline moves to shore up and add depth to their defense.
Butch Stearns reminds Celtics fans that A LOT of great NBA players have drafted outside of the top 5, including Paul Pierce, Dirk Nowitzki and many others.
Boston fans should be paying attention to the top NCAA basketball players as the Celtics continue to tank. Callers want to talk about the ever-fluid shortstop position down as the Red Sox continue their Spring Training schedule.
There are some rumors floating around that Bill O'Brien and the Texans may be interested in trading for Ryan Mallett. While this is interesting, Dale warns fans not to get too excited as it wouldn't be a very high draft pick, certainly not the #1 overall pick and probably not JJ Watt either. It is something to keep an eye on however. The boys also talk about Vince Wilfork's status with the Pats and how Belichick will approach the situation.
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Patriots and jets this afternoon 1 o'clock MetLife stadium. This is NFL Sunday Sports Radio WEEI joining us on the line right now from MetLife. Is our colleague from WEEI dot com Chris -- -- morning press. Morning gentlemen I got -- during the morning. I was half joking with Matt during the the break I said it's come to this. I saw one to wait a minute ago saying Rob Gronkowski was not on the first bus at at that he's expected to be on the second bus I saw another tweet a moment ago. Saying Drew Rosenhaus has just shown up on the field. Here at MetLife stadium -- I guess were doing everything we can do to surround this gronkowski story. Remember that scene in anchorman or in Iran and watch. It I. -- what this where were all sitting standing where we're looking at the field go recover outcome ultimately delicate and -- -- Until we see you know obviously there's no way of knowing him right up until. You -- -- up to in the -- argument for the game there's no way to know for sure but. -- all -- at this point everything went the tactic he's going to be out there or they're not gonna have a sizeable impact on the stand is another matter altogether but but it might believe right now Columbia. What's the what's the facts when he's back who's down I'm just curious rolled the old world will not keep someone now is does that get rid of the fullback. Or what what what sort of I'm curious what to approach will be now with him on the roster. It's a great question. I think what you're looking at now is it -- from really from number standpoint I have to think that. You'll -- feel OK okay wolf what our current count you out there but at the expense of let him go market as -- and obviously vehicle or its management reports. -- -- Austin Collie that that that's. Alex -- article port but in terms of being infamy and exchanges when it comes to that I didn't spot. I have to think the guy that year an increase in the rap music is going to be ball again I know you know -- awful lot but I think. You appeared to looking at a -- purely I don't perspective. I think Mulligan going to be guys could be significant decrease or possibly acted. Exactly yeah exactly I I think it. I looked either I I have -- out forecasted that seven you know I mean we know I've already I think they want to eat more you know there. Justin -- you know because again we don't know. What -- impact where -- album we talked about it but we shall forfeit its -- time to ramp up Kadima action. It shall be in place. You know that your Whitewater -- -- -- -- Exactly you know you -- -- between 90%. Out -- and I wouldn't be surprised to. And -- grind out a way to use him go couple weeks to go get an idea that. We currently meet between Kurds now -- garlic mode and an -- Some significant game action as a result because again I just it's too much at that point to expect -- house to play under a. Just from the roster facts about bring about a situation on here with the Dan Connolly having had a thing this week who seems like he's -- -- pass tests and will be out there. What is fill in Marcus cannon was listed now with a shoulder. Does that -- domino effect -- knows -- V tech will always be officer of the of the of the ranch behind everyone but those -- more than the carrier crisp barker. Is payments situation -- and offer was he out their practice of. He can't -- without they're practicing it was limited later in the week this was summing it kind of came up later in the week on Wednesday I know he was out there for four goal but. I know can't situation -- we're -- but yeah I mean -- -- -- -- situation fuel load -- -- elect Obama -- really a partner -- a tremendous job the last couple years. In situation like this -- -- street -- President next may not that it wouldn't be surprised to Parker and -- talked about those connected -- -- -- going to be doctored and it couldn't the the mothers of need. But but yeah I mean dirt dirt field at. Guard here and that combined with the fact that they're going up against a really good defense their front seven I think that the clothes to match approximately. We were making the point earlier in the hour that that in effect this is Rex Ryan Super Bowl is net. Yeah yeah yeah only good in a lot of ways that look it is -- I think Rex I -- -- treated over the number of occasions that would show that I I think Rex. McConnell have to let things play out but you know -- just put it -- -- auto so familiar with the current defense I think a big anything offensively and I mean any significance or seventeen points. They're the European most came with that front seven because it's back but I really believe you know next in the rest of front I really like what verbally particularly when Acosta stopped rather think that's going to be huge I think it's. That the patriots need to find out a -- where the spread them out. Or you use utilize -- you know some courses and brought back epic -- -- -- aggressive defense. You're gonna have to figure out a way to beat this stretch run deep that it's the second best run defense in the league -- really going to be the story I noted. The first on the patriots played comedian rush for a hundred urged that it took I got out of there with a win speaker to forgo the retro -- as a group they -- trigger a way to get to that number today. Switching gears Ludacris studio aside and over that leaves or is usually one out there for him not being out on the field like this week especially as good as he's played this first month. The thing that sort of jumped off to my attention was that it was the -- And for France adopt the don't realize import why I think he was available from Tampa was sort of the injury history had a he was on our our for a hip he was our for hamstring and and you going the last year comes the patriots. Please pretty good initially. But then re injures the hip misses time Rangers hamstring both issues that have put a monarch. I guess my curiosity is now I think -- that's why you're looking at a one year contract sort of prove yourself see -- you after sixteen not just did you play good for a month. My curiosity in this though is. We're seeing here up do you -- I know we know hit it looked like kept lecture that's what he grabbed in the game. We have information about sort of the past stuff was this that same hip flexor or his hips were of that air quotes could be in a part of -- that -- actually an injured in past years. It's my understanding at this point it was the same injury unit that you had problems with over the last few years it and that it was that same part of -- up. How much I know I I understand your point that you know that kind of one of those things where it could be any number thing around -- but I think right now we get it is it's that same situation that you dealt with local accurate I also think it. Someone brought it to me on -- this week I think it's an excellent point. You don't know if you wanna give him that kind of money because of the credit situation -- in all these two words that you know will will spring to mind when it comes to. The putrid quarterbacks -- big deal of -- that we bought. You know you you you you keep yourself in Portugal recorder or are you have to -- the guy in the and you go to get hurt there and I think that's one of the reasons that they're going to be caught. I wouldn't be surprised that if you get the -- that policy. The political collective deal that Sebastian -- side his right. In that a lot of it is built in you know that their their play time incentives built in there that it has to meet if you want to make money because of the injury stricken. You know met reporters are well taken in the you know one of the reasons because you -- doing well look at this point. He's become a two week. But you look at that injury history didn't look at the fact that -- sprang up outwards through -- -- we're not something that's clearly -- that auto traffic on port. I think that's certainly going to affect. Is free agent status over the next season. Over the last several seasons in the second meeting of the season between the patriots in the -- The patriots -- kind of had their way with New York are you expecting much of the same again here today. I think there's going to be a closer game than in years past when we've seen those second games I think. Those second being outcome at least in my experience most of those things you've become -- dispute where did you have to get that it stood at oracle momentum thing -- get worse and worse and worse -- -- I'm not gonna say the -- are going to -- worse over the course dispute but I think approval. And the jet fuel pretty good about where they are now I still think ruling and has more than enough on both sides of the ball to win this commitment to trigger to -- the -- clearly consistently. I just think that even with all of the defense to question the -- -- I don't think the -- Other than you know ball -- -- you know the little bit of an ability to run the most actually get to going to be at the front. I think when you get into a situation where you reaching out the ball I think -- -- better but he's not there yet I think New England resisting by by a touchdown Burke Beebe and -- but I don't think it's going to be accountable lot that we seem. In the second game of this series which in Alaska -- I'm looking at the end jets' schedule after they have the patriots here this afternoon. There at Cincinnati next Sunday in a 4 o'clock game and then their home against the saints on November 3 before they hit the bye week in week ten. I mean this three game schedule if they wanna go all went three in this stretch their clocked. They're done like dinner and you almost wonder if Rex would survive under those circumstances. They are they in the grip and that's one of the reasons that the -- kind of got to let that about it right now -- is looking good but I think the patriots also point they'll. They have a really good opportunity this week and next week to start really creating some separation. -- that when it comes to the rest of the vision because if you sweep the jets. Two games up on them in and you have a situation with the ball and you're able to beat the ultra. You can put a little bit more separation between yourself and let -- you're good to Lamy seemed so you're starting to see. That the the playoff picture -- come -- a little bit sharper open or not he rented -- Halloween yet but it over the next -- Two weeks I think he could have a real opportunity to start setting themselves up lately for the bank to be -- Yeah I think I'll mom stern -- -- -- east division standings are so Chris and I think you're right especially in Miami still and head to head twice I mean in the absence of the jets closing this -- it becomes a two horse race in Miami still got some tough games in front of them but. Yeah I might be your rear view mirror situation I think we're on the same page assists for his wrecks and he sort of -- defying the team out I don't know -- player for his job I'm not I'm not not so sure there I just think their soul. Be raft of good offensive. Dangerous players on the outside of the ball. Dave reinvent themselves of defense a program like they used to be prior and I think they're gonna release themselves and to cap situation with the Sanchez. Which might help him you know give and -- and other -- -- peace or to build around geno I think it might have something there even the is even evidence of the united sever name Nader or something like that. I think you can make his case and it isn't going to be with the with the with the women it's doing -- my view. But just based on what they've built there that there might be worth another long look because are going to be such a good defensive unit. Yet that that included within the lookout port rare look at that -- -- -- -- the run defense is that -- that is where Pollock and go to bought the operator burger on first down with such first don't you will be. In that. Ability to containing teams on first down set the book burners beat first second third out blitz situations we although Rex float that well with so really there. That -- to really be true tested its game is going to be. Putrid offensively at first they can consistently get foreign our -- to -- a global -- for a short yardage on first down. -- -- -- the jets are what forced. Just become a playback over fuel a little bit it now look at it takes the fight to them a little bit but yeah I think it from going forward is -- -- looking -- you're looking at -- -- I I think being beat Gordon get themselves a couple of offered the option. You know they're primarily in the passing game inaudible Stephen Hill that in an earlier and still the correct word answer into the committed to be reported to crumble and notably because the total -- It's -- suspension for UD but I think the current peaceful situation Oregon struggled all but the Buehrle optical and to consult my options that are against. But you settler group talked about earlier I think its defenses in their new recruits spot -- Santonio Holmes it to me just looks like a bad investment guys and a lot of money and Rick and they haven't gotten much from that spot in the and in the out of that I look at Steven -- you -- one option to me is these are -- developmental players so. I think they don't have a lot to work with on outside of the ball and because they prepared their cap situation with some of the the cut downs last offseason another big snipe with with the galaxy and Chisholm ABS -- -- the good -- on -- Wilson. It -- updated to -- one thing to be able copycat situation that wouldn't want to ask you this letter. That happens -- that -- stupid -- -- salary cap room -- to be able to maneuver elect it's and other things so. They're able to clear a lot of space -- make a lot of move. They're so we think that even if the country -- Richard you know country it is separate forgot. But -- security needs are gonna get a relatively deep and epic. It know what they have to do is you'll wreck in music tropical build on that. It really kind of put some offensive pieces around or around you know stripped. In the same way I think it was kind of stupid for Jimmer stated Tug on Superman's cape with Peyton Manning prior to tonight's matchup in Indianapolis. I always wonder why the jets. Continually. Take little shots at Tom Brady the week before they're gonna play Tom Brady and they didn't get -- You I don't get that either I don't know much about it Rex -- -- the one thing that struck me this week if there was nothing from any veterans. You know I know the -- select anything but you or Marty didn't see anything in the guys who go around for -- truly in you know start chirping with the younger guys. And Dutch shell loosen up again I was sixteen -- or throw them out there in front yes exactly I mean that those guys who. Really don't have a history in this robbery in a Willie Cologne that something predictable from Stewart -- last year so I wonder how much of it is. What we've seen that work from the outside were gonna cut it -- with both kind of start that you'll go after the patriots are degrees so. If you what you really it was strange you know but it's clear that the -- article and you know preview of political and you don't work gotten him and all that opposed -- done but I I do it's it's just odd that the kind of guy who have not been part of their. Start to pop off and kind of forget what you sit there aren't giving a political boycott -- -- -- it. Well I think here locally semi final marks a lot of players and likely your position as well it's kind of met with a viral like you know current whenever you know pat on the head OK you're going to be repudiated just Larry I think. They're gonna have to start -- them on the field before and this stuff the comes the Mike bothersome here -- I I I grew -- an -- one of those things -- you know it is a reminder of the -- -- of the ravens used to talk a lot you know in all the years ago reporters are going to agree because that's correct about it you know throw a partial effort has been one to nine years. So I think once the jets are put together a couple of games I think that's when that talk we've seen that you looked like you are so go you know that just -- often can look back and forth from afar but. You know I think for the jets for America ought to be taken seriously at the -- that particular couple big burst. Well you'll be happy you know that Bart Scott did again today on the city -- -- for us now where court's job Bart Scott said that if they put any pressure on Brady today he will fold up like a cheap tent. -- And this sort didn't -- good things about it through but it I hit it is we we've talked about eighteen in the -- that are able to -- the putrid problem. Are able to you know -- can -- and rush -- or -- -- expect are protecting the jets are really -- when it comes to stopping the run. I don't know how would they are when it comes to stopping -- -- most of but -- Well we should get the inactives about a half hour from now and now let's see if you go seven for seven you -- mall last week did -- -- -- -- -- I got kicked out of -- seven missed I missed one of them but I am I accurate quote never ever been to -- also the complete its gonna be to conduct our great advocates though. The card that you expected quite frankly in a factory and a few side. A role in the present. Is likely in season's Super Bowl prop that kind of stuff we -- ever do assist the inactives game -- -- -- start offensively -- him or her. Chris we always appreciate time we'll talk again -- hypocrite by -- and. -- Chris price from WEEI dot com Donna MetLife stadium. A one welcome back on the other side of the break we'll take you around the National Football League look at all the games being played in the NFL today a little bit later on we'll talk about the Irsay stuff. With Peyton Manning and the completely gratuitous unnecessary shots he took. At the guy who almost single handedly built that building in Indianapolis. A we'll get to that later on as well. This is NFL Sunday presented by complaints -- insurance at the Penske they shop so you say. Is -- -- Penske dot com today.
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