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NFL Sunday: The Patriots Offense vs the Steelers Defense

Nov 3, 2013|

The guys start breaking down today's game and look at the Patriots offense matching up with Steelers' zone blitz happy defense. Chatham explains what Dick LeBeau's zone blitz actually is and how the name is somewhat deceiving. The guys are still clamoring for the Pats to get the run game going in order to relieve some of the pressure that Tom Brady is clearly feeling. The guys are looking to see if Thompkins can get back on track along with Amendola. Also, Brady must stop trying to force the ball to Gronk. Everyone knows Troy Polamalu can be dangerous, but Dale thinks Brady is too smart for his antics.

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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

Our number two NFL Sunday Sports Radio WEEI because things got so heated year you know the last few minutes make. Matt feel all warm and Fuzzy again -- just completed -- 25 yard pass the exact site. -- was he thought those -- it's -- -- it was all. I just like to work in -- -- builds up like music but I that's -- -- program which breakdown the Patriots offense specifically. Against the Pittsburgh Steelers defense let's -- one. And you guys all know I might might unabashed admiration for updates and yet. And political -- is -- but I think -- when he does. Is anybody more universally. Revered and admired. In the Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coordinator though. Note that the -- in one of the guys you looked at the resident. It's amazing to think that Belichick has been able forty years. With this team had stated that it will blow it you've been public about a repeat these one of the truly great. -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- Wait but but it Dick LeBeau defense that's absent certain tenets that hard you know. Self that it used they always aggressive there always aggressive but he being one of the things that that be cute cute cute today. Something that's worked for over the past is to combat that paper aggressive approaches to. To run some play action to run some draws to run sunscreens roads and faith when he had. Success against the Steelers some of it has come as a result of of that about their ability to kind of use that aggression against them but yeah those those. Pittsburgh defense -- that -- that the numbers aren't what we've seen from -- years past but they have their -- beat you with the Q if there is -- certain consistency. To what he brings to the field in terms of he returned to approach him -- stop. Yeah out of a dual led him this year to try to throw out a slide wanted to show you -- -- better team. Before the segments overvote one of the things that -- been out -- global hallmark is the zone blitz I think that's something that it's sort of a misnomer. It's not really blitzing it's it's -- confusion element which you do is essentially sort of new radio but. The idea blitzing is really a mathematical disadvantage in other words the first five offensive -- we always know which by the protection you blitzer and you brought one more than five. You invented this idea though that was you know sort of like every piece of issues and Kleenex but it just became -- Kleenex was blitzing. Where are often he's really only bringing four. Which is not a mathematical advantage but because he brought someone you didn't think you was gonna bring in the drops one else out. You still felt pressure. So there's this feeling of chaos when you take a snapshot and stuff away look considered -- for a period which is really cool and I think that's why. He mixes it up is extremely aggressive and when you call what you can almost expect that there's always going to be one of the zone blitzes at least a high percentage the most. What it's not. Selling the farm either he's not putting says she's not too often not even putting fiber if he does. Yes guys were for some of the drop in drop out I think that's where the respect comes from whatever you have a concert named after yourself for these MP easy with isn't easy route. You know or a guy like pickle boat with his. So what's you might think that the respect is obviously there. One of things that that you're gonna see in the slightly -- -- and now is. Did the ideas of pressure for him or them hurting themselves overly aggressive boxes. I think when this kind of defense work rate is when on the opposite side -- -- -- -- could put up 32 to three scores. When you don't it and not get that and they're not getting -- and they don't have the running game to control the clock and they just have -- real issues so there have been a couple of instances the slide I'm gonna throw out your bit. Is the opening play of lesser -- throw -- goes for the longest running the quarterback issue -- it was nine when yardage recently anger and a three X exactly. And it happens on a play where they've got nine guys within five yards of the box that mean literally all the all throw for RS do. Is dipped to five yard depth in the second there in he's broken every potential -- when you go. So the point is this overly aggressive attitude is great inserted harvest when you're not the -- the other side can actually hurt you so I think it's open ended. You heard Tom Brady talk about it their coach Belichick lot of guys you as a result of wanna talk about locating. The safety what's been the football for all of a -- -- locate him. Because you don't want him hurt you but because you also live or where is because there's great place to capitalize on what he's down to four that was. Point I was the lead with here I mean that. The story line over the years when the patriots played the Steelers. Is that Tom Brady. Takes advantage of -- Polamalu time writes that it. Polamalu aggressiveness he flies around the field sometimes a bit out of control it seems and it Brady. Has the ability to take advantage of some of that aggressiveness that's fair yeah I really do I think -- one of the things where we've seen it work. Is with -- patriots have been able to giddy with consistent presence in the running the moderate appeal that you've been there they're -- operate the -- I've never heard that the bottom the patriots getting good aggressive product and as we keep. That's -- -- as they keep it you know you you you keep kind of softening up there at their teeth at the front and it it would it would play action Andrea we get good success over the top when I just have this. I don't know statistically this the -- but it does have this reminds -- several occasions that. -- -- with that guy effort you know for a couple years here wiggled against the Steelers beat you to get the -- with an advocate -- that. Off of play action taken to -- think they're they're going to be team it is fair. For the patriots -- yet some who guarded as a result. -- experts over aggressive approach that you're helping with the name of the -- have for -- have these tech issues here but. There are smaller at the no's than there used to be with Casey Anthony are they so David a clear up any out yet if he's been part out so. They have looked at 285. -- pound -- so Pittsburgh's 34 defense relative to the patriots to quick history lesson here. The patriots were always you you know big Seymour big events speak very able people really all these bigger guys TJ the two kids inside in -- that way now. That their -- right. It's more of apiece 34 you play technique you legitimately to get its vote was always an aggressive. Capping three for their standing -- 34 so if you take a snapshot it looks the same what it's not. They hit inside they allow couples to bounce of the outside the with a super aggressive -- Come make plays don't know it's just a little bit different style it used to be you -- with the Casey Hampton who would play GAAP. And now with a -- -- Rodham Clinton is not gonna be there now. There were definitely more rejecting the did not have a true knows -- that their big it was supposed to be Ziggy Hood. Who was the first report from a couple of years ago is never who has never sort of acclimate himself paired with her now it's Cameron Heyward yes a third they're going through some changes themselves Brett Keisel you know. More quickly is still their guy they're still good -- the back -- world woods the most and that world -- that you won't see she's now gonna get the ball itself like to the outside linebacker position over the -- -- was -- -- -- -- -- -- get -- -- combative you know they made a transaction known that that last week where this guy's been. I'll play in the top pick. So they're there certainly have some personal shuffling going on on their side. And I think that's what's the fact of the scheme they're doing and public the stuff. I think if the patriots. Are going to have success of the keys today when you're looking at them on the offensive side of the ball. Is their ability to keep Woodley out of the backfield with these the one guy waiting to be able to generate good consistent pressure on the quarterback without this you know the exact -- you just -- -- -- he's kind of been able rise above. But you look at the matchup today. With markets team -- -- up if -- -- I don't know -- one on one situation if that's equitable metric for going to at least that people. You have to imagine that there can Detroit do some stuff to. To get off balance -- -- that we talked with a -- we talked about you know. Some reverses and they expected -- stuff right -- also have to imagine that we're gonna see a lot of guided help on that patriots. Were dealt a pretty severe blow on the offensive line last week. Then what it means that you're gonna see a lot more markets and -- maybe it will speed -- -- I'm not sure but. Let's not sugarcoat this that was pretty important guy went down with a broken yet you know he's he's not a pro bowler but he's not -- for all quite frankly you. It's been able to when he's been healthy he's been able to give them steady consistent help. On that right side he's the one of the better young right -- who -- the interesting thing because this the contract if he saw it was so. My temporary exactly says such cuts at a high level play tempers and you've got to go one billion dollars it. This off season for not being healthy behaviors that backdrop he never had. You're addicted to knee problem like yet last week but. It's just to -- because he's a good offensive -- we've -- good guy but yet we're gonna see you don't you markets needed and let's be honest the only time you ever -- Sebastian -- -- name is if something bad happens like if economic activity -- -- huge event and it'll say it's -- much because he does his job. You know one of the plays I noticed last week. Where you're going to see you a definitive change in approach because of markets and not Sebastien. Especially against defense is of align their defense of -- tackles in the gaps which means imagine if -- that right after you were Marcus Camby who came in. And the guy -- in your -- to your left you have to cut all the plays coming actually behind you and you're right. You have to come off forgot who hoarded by alignment has you -- a little bit. It's a super skill and I don't think Marcus is best thing is the speed of his feet he's better. Or mine you're in white guy in front of humble him uses string or -- -- getting more regard it was a good start you were to grade either I think he's. Use it over -- and he's a more you can but he's not gonna. Two blocks because of foot quickness there was much of the reasons it's important that happened in the the time last week that we it was the first series of Marcus came back and that gap was hit it's not just that Marcus actually shaped him and pushes and kind of pass the plate what happens is it intersects report. So bogeyed his polling and can't get around to make the block out front. You need that come off which which I think performers will be a better. Which -- never notice because you know it's an innocuous thing that happens though it allows the rest the play go on and you say wow what a great point blocked by loaded. But he doesn't get to make that block because he can't get -- -- -- penetration happened in the in the running back doesn't make the play in the -- about who's running back so my point is -- is sort of a chain effect here. And I think. That the net effect of what was his third and probably have to change the kind of plays of the gonna run. If they replacement -- he does the stuff that's -- over him. -- has stuffed up next to a it brought it would require accommodation block of the second level he's not going to be -- also will stop what they just it's not that it can't be good it just has to be able to. Interesting looking at the breakdown of the Steelers defense they're at their run defense the numbers and part of it is. There is some Chris Johnson to the whole thing because you know we look that we we've joked about this before where. The -- two yards Dugard two yards apparently defied your run it looks like -- -- -- there at the rhetoric of bikers for hundred yards but. Their teams that are having success running the ball against the but he consistently they've done well in some areas but I just think it we've you know we've joked about this before but. They're quality chances of that rather run the ball -- to would be able to run the ball and oh by the way. Literally carry in the staff yeah I think it did what you out of -- that -- debit wolf when you're running back. Do you -- -- have been especially when you when -- -- faced with a team that one of the worst team in -- with the football in this is that if the slide it destroyed kids' five times the premier rest talk about what I'm trying to show everyone out there sort of talk through. Is the overly aggressive box idea when they'll come down with eight. It's always seven sometimes eight sometimes even ninth in progress for example one of the best and George admiral. The only we're doing this game for the -- and to post office of the Tebow play right the few votes few book Thomas -- Thomas that's like a play that would forever. All of that freeze which hopefully is coming out the -- shortly. It its theory it purely civil war of that frame there were ten people within the box right and you look at it yet to be one guy who really want god -- you look at the Terrelle Pryor played looked a lot the same so the idea is you're gonna get those boxes. If you start running the ball -- -- are those approaches if you don't establish a -- with Stephen referred to in the event that you can get up there and establish or you can invite those guys down and that's when you'll see the big camera of its place. Take quick break we'll flip it will take a look at the Pittsburgh offense. We've gone. Over an hour and haven't said Ben Roethlisberger name -- then we'll talk about -- and Pittsburgh offense against the Patriots defense. Iran NFL Sunday presented by complaints insurance it -- -- they -- -- you save. Visit the -- dot com today.

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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.

Shawn Thornton on the Red…

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.

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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

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

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

Friend of the show, Brad Faxon, checks in to examine all the Masters action and to evaluate Bubba Watson's performance.

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

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

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