Dec 8, 2013|
Dale Arnold, Matt Chatham and Chris Price kick off NFL Sunday live from "Toby Keith's: I Love This Bar and Grill" in Foxborough and kick off the show with reaction to the Houston Texans firing head coach Gary Kubiak. The brutal loss to the Pats set the wheels in motion and then Thursday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars sealed the deal. Just how bad are the Texans though? They've come up short in a bunch of very close games. The guys also discuss the situation in NY with Rex Ryan being forced to start Geno Smith who looks awful. Also, Matt discusses the Pats defensive miscues last week, including some evidence he found on tape of Spikes missing some big plays.
Red Sox Bench Coach Torey Luvollo joins the program to talk about Red Sox injuries and the MLB Replay process
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. A Red Sox get to the Bruins as well and what touch and the Celtics before the end of the show as well get to 4 o'clock Chris Blondie with Sports Radio. WE yeah.
Villani doesn't understand the Red Sox' approach to the negotiations with Jon Lester for an extension. Sure, you have to start somewhere, but their offer was so off base, it was almost insulting. He wonders if the Red Sox truly want Lester in the future and if they don't, WHY!?!
The Red Sox will have the proverbial log jam in the outfield when Shane Victorino returns - what should they do? Send Jackie Bradley back down, make a trade or something else...Butch and Buck discuss.
Transcript - will not be 100% accurate
Bill Belichick. Coach -- -- I mean technically. Technically I guess Gary Kubiak -- for game out of it but let's be honest. It was the game a week ago Sunday in Houston. Against the Texans that began the downward spiral with just four days later a welcomed NFL Sunday Sports Radio I've. I'm Dale Arnold along with Chris price from WEEI dot com. Chatham patriots linebacker and a three time super. -- anchoring. And downward on your Toby -- of the sparring grow. Like in the NFL they hate firing coach. -- they do. But it was obviously such a disaster. Houston. That I talked about how the medical condition for Kubiak episode -- affected I think it would of this earlier. But the way things work out. Well I also think that. You in Jacksonville. Inject fourteen penalties fourteen penalties and it was just it was the best in I don't think beat him. Move on from that point your ownership and you want to be perceived as a team that is doing the right being -- Completely tether it to you here. You can recover from something like that have to make a move by the Pakistan to make the agencies and -- you know in the linked to -- they have a guy in house and we talked about this before -- Phillips who does -- coaching experience that he's not going to be the head coach what what you're gonna hear it from -- -- -- to be here you got what they talked about this used to already if he wins his last three here right. If he is in relatively. You know eighty fashion easy to head coach going four do you keep him at just -- I read this somewhere this week. That. He's like I think he said the most in her head coach digs in history and those like Delhi he always the next guy like he's just been in the situation -- staff he's -- Watergate and generally as a pretty good job out of here and thrown -- against the bills but I don't think that. Translates that the next -- jobless. If you had a fire dude in season -- -- -- Phillips I think that's a tidy kitchen the kitchen through the browser yes I don't know but. It was about Siberia but the when you're playing national televised games and certain people -- tension even in a bad year. And it's Texas beat football Amber's house. Filled stadiums that that's about movement that. The team -- sort of with the emotion battery. That show that team does not -- removed from. Being. When you look at it. In that room. Right that is not for. Me to beat at the rate quarterback's gonna matter form I can excuse delicate job I think it's a solid court about an off season -- -- story long time. Franchise cornerstone like I've. -- -- We did that pretty well examples that we that we -- -- -- had him play -- studies not scary but. I think -- sought and again it's patriots or colts are for the guys. But look at what's out there again -- cultural all the exciting night last night there or quarterbacks available they're gonna have the first. This recession absolutely pathetic Charlie Teddy Bridgewater maybe touch board agreed the number it for -- -- you. The true enemies yellow means there are some question marks the guy's going to be. But this will be a relatively New York area of -- proposal by the running so you don't have that or G three -- candidate -- -- passing. But the idea that there's going to be somebody available this year -- -- don't wanna quarterback which was exits which after market. Emanuel and geno Smith was the top overall quarterback -- so. If you're in a year where you patted down years due to -- beat the match. All blue did to put this whole -- -- -- -- and didn't throw crap lately Wright episode global this year. But he's only a couple of years removed from leaving -- article passing yards April walk him. He wasn't one of these guys was about the wind field goals were to rule for walker I'm. I think it is he'll leave him there -- the field expects that total. Here's the irony that one thing and it was a whole -- things that it Kubiak departure but it'll one of the things what's the helped push out the door go back to shop on there's. If you you've got a general manager who says -- asking him as ours our quarterback here. And you know at some point Kubiak -- the courts of Thursday's games -- protests. You know magical play. The irony is you've got the exact same situation playing out the AFC east with the New York Jets. Where the general manager wants a guy quarterback and in this case happen I think Rex Ryan as right Rex Ryan is looking at this crisis yet. Or if you have different goals mean if it's -- -- -- you all built for the future rights -- -- -- -- job. To the playoffs and from my point that I've done well with this organization. Jill Smith back when a football game at at the that the state of play with his game right now he's just you know what there. But it's something that -- a radical you're gonna push me out the door. Tim Tebow would be better quarterback NG us. Or be comparable I think -- if you if you look at the -- your results would be better with Tebow quarterback and I look I don't think Tim Tebow can play quarterback elect in the I think that team would be better off with -- quarterback NG announcement but that's when you get that disconnect starting to develop between coaches and GM's. In that inevitably. Leads to their coach being fired at UB -- complete -- -- A death with a reasoned that they've been so successful across the street here because they're group on the team beat just because three years we -- left because the general manager coach and that's exactly. Yeah let -- all right shoulder I don't know what you they think that's a great idea though. I think -- would which you look at teams and when you look at really good young team start to go south like what we saw in Houston constructive view it released a lot of places with that disconnect between coach and over that for sport I think they've done it themselves again -- there in New York I mean you know idea at the risk there now understand that when this season not knowing -- Mark Sanchez or as well. So media in their mind works it is that veterans sort of back a -- you know was correct but -- he gets injured. The driver. Other mean the idea that the supposedly that wanna re sign him and I have no way to deal why the present time Maurer in uses even though what in his -- you've been around a little bit. Bank I mean I -- -- we have it's -- football field last week if he was -- struggle that means you'll have more procedures at the keys. I think he's a guy who maybe past that window. But I guess I -- major point years they they have a competitive back the quarterback that that that pushed Mark Sanchez in Melbourne the situation with Gina Smith were. The alternative is that great either so little while she's at their bottle around and go -- go through this this thing because you wrote about -- Fact of the matter is if the patriots. You needed to 53 yard field goals from Stephen -- -- ski. To beat the lowly Houston Texans 3431. It from a patriots fan and I know how the injuries have piled up and I know especially on defense. I mean you're holding it together with bailing wire and chew on here. But the fact of the matter is -- bad football team and you just barely got by the run defense and we've we've talked about this you know and regardless of the a couple of occasions where. You look at those numbers going into that game and you think that that's a winnable matchup for -- So those are skewed a little bit because personal -- and India department content when you go to him. Facing a team Italy had two rushing touchdowns over the course the year in the 83100. Plus yards it weeks ago where's that in eight. Then it looks like Jim Brown sent him an -- get like you know -- -- in -- ignored it and miss some of the guards to be put the proper context but the same time. I think that's something that needs to be fixed obviously go report there's a new product. People over little but I wrote about it this week where you know if if you're good when it comes to points per game -- capacity -- you. At all but that's something that needs to be. Yeah I would. I don't agree though that. I still don't categorize the taxes. Counterterrorism team that -- one does not finish games -- a lot of stupid things. -- the coaching change to all those things correctly needs some better playoff spots -- missed a few holes. But what reason even -- Jacksonville. Who was that the I think. Coach Carroll out in Seattle it's about a week this week say the the longest winning streak in the NFL right now to -- object worse you're sort of gradually -- them that that's a team in the technically pretty good for a few weeks now losing to them obviously if you sort of negative stick with that said this Texas team I think the biggest issue. Is they keep losing close games immune -- disclosed the -- -- -- three almost can't hold serve me they took Seattle's -- -- favorite right now they took them overtime this year so. That set I wasn't that surprised it was closely -- it does reflect that oil last week. But the idea that they beat them the way they did did isn't terribly surprised -- special group but to bring him back to sort of run game issue again this is this. Is something I wrote on the east this year week this week. But the big issue is not there yet the Denver game out that's -- that -- -- it's a game I think what I thought was was to -- a little bit about the Texans week. Was the numbers can be separated pretty easily between red zone gives. The -- for relief that -- don't -- place and and there's a Taiwanese. Premiere 25 Anita and something like that work it's brutally with one guy doesn't -- the -- which streaked down field of Tibet you know. And so from statistical standpoint the -- production -- about what when he when he simple like that it felt like a -- it did it in the reason for the as you have the bad highly play in the broadcast promote its -- Roberto -- our -- mark but the point missiles were -- -- before scoring plays the most important so it looked like the Patriots defense in the SEC -- that's exactly. But it -- chris' point I think there's. Error is that the sort of take advantage thing there's areas we have to -- who cares what the final number is. It needs to would be flip that much of the CP gave a 200 but never gave the -- on runs that that section of -- -- -- You don't want having it -- definitely was on Sunday night read a quote from Tony Dungy. Who talked about how these yours patriots team remind him an awful lot of the 2006 colts go back and look at the numbers that the 2006 -- put up. Over the course of the regular season. They allowed an average of 173. Russia Europe per team and they were able to clean it up obviously biopsy and it came back years and Republicans to pick up. Down the stretch into the playoffs. I wonder if the patriots have that -- a turnaround in the at least from a statistical been well the big issue and this is this is what I was touched on this -- call on Friday it is. It's gap integrity and to simply play in the defense and I think sounds like sort of the can't answer throwing things but it's really not I mean it's. It's a situation where without rookie too -- to force replaced. In their stuff in there -- it's not hey you know -- such and such players not as good as the guy who was there prior aegis can -- and that's just understandable. A lot of which is really bad technique stuff and just. You know sometimes people over currency to people out to one player shall twice in four of those -- replaced -- Brandon Spikes which was surprised me because I know he makes. The play the catch the broadcast buying in the kitchen negative play these exciting thumps. But he started to take some risks and Hugo. Back you know like that the formations overload it was left which would however when please come become in this way it will go back -- to go for a -- basically doesn't keep it. Gap integrity. It goes outside sort of the -- the framework of the defense try to make plain hurts them with your play with just he left the registry through abusing his. You know just improvise and I guess so. There some of that yup that one position that I can't say that you know if they were just simply would just to witness told will be funds probably knows. And I'll give a map because. -- so blogger hasn't looked great to me he's had some solid play but overall I think he's been a down that's why the new guys sick or so ago silica that's what you got some snaps last week. In its struggled a bit -- -- showed some strength but it's it's a position I have after you know after -- a lot more people aren't. Have a lot of appreciation just for not not good -- had picked -- -- there's and I think that's often a misperception or he's 330 he'll be fine they'll double team now it's a technique position. You literally after teacher hands beat either -- that the senator gore to the spot if you shoot missed the republic on the linebackers in minutes of the ruling -- more consistent. Double team when he's not making tackles but the guy that plays the exact technique that the defense calls for right now mr. -- the -- not that we ever had any doubt as to you how -- would be equal work is but I think this at least -- and national level shine some light of the fact -- It's Wilfork is we ubiquity really important equal success this event is good but I also think -- could be done without a guy as good as Vince if you could just simply -- someone that is experience in do we know 34 technique it's at -- one would you just have to be very quick with your first movement. In -- program outfits will shed guys make plays -- the actual level stuff. So blog and I don't know his past they know that he has has been in those but it it appears from -- -- that this is -- particular. Basic defense scheme that he's been doing because. He misses he gets cut off but several -- its reach but the guard there's a lot of this'll technical things that don't make for good radio that that he that he has troubles with. So then they're just shuffled another big bodies hoping to plug it up in relief creates a sort of chain effect work. If you miss at that spot -- -- up on the linebackers then you know doctor high targets all the negative credit for things he supposedly doing wrong. Which it's modeled him I'd be honest -- -- -- -- stuff wrong today generally tougher but it just got your little -- I think that that's more of it is it's more of a new -- thing with with -- not people are willing to blame him and they -- -- complete he's the reason for. You know it it's it's the same narrative that status you know when violent -- that last couple yours if it's not that -- it -- it for example -- -- for the -- they played for the fort touchdown place hightower was only in all of them there before and it was one you saw what was put up big on how it reduced -- comes wall by the guard. Again that was the play where. Ever -- well again it's too technical here radio but that was the play where. If you have simply played -- what as you would have seen when you're watching them that the replay on TV if you would play to his right he was -- backside cutback media player. Because he went right down the middle back -- he gets walloped. In Brandon Spikes is to what -- was trying to film become a ball and play the in the basically taken the -- yeah you can imagine. High tower over playing to his right. Shedding the blocker going right than he has in spikes would have taken -- -- gaps and it would audits of but I it would go back -- all sixty of his snaps 55 whatever was. Our hearts are sexual -- -- solid job especially relative to some of the inconsistencies. Third round when we come back the other side will talk about coaching. -- -- England patriots and Stephen -- And what's the future holds for him but -- NFL Sunday presented by complaints key insurance. Lansky -- shops or use save -- at the plant -- dot com today.
Tom Curran calls the show to discuss the Vince Wilfork contract situation. After texting with Vince this morning, Curran says that Vince's camp is possibly trying to put the "genie back in the lamp" and that the possibility of the Pro Bowl DT returning to the team has improved.
Heath Evans of the NFL Network joins Mut and Lou to talk how Revis and Browner impact the Patriots defense, the Vince Wilfork Situation, and the arms race between Denver and New England
We talk Revis with his friend and mentor, former Patriot Ty Law.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
Jackie MacMullan talks some Celtics with Mut and Merloni as the season is winding down and the team is positioned to have a high draft pick.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston joins Mut, Lou, and Christian to talk about Rajon Rondo in the booth, the rest of the Celtics losing season, and the epic battle between the Pacers and Heat.
Dave O'Brien and Joe Castiglione talk with Red Sox starting left fielder, Grady Sizemore. grady talks about what it was like to hit a home run off his old teammate, C.C. Sabathia, and his reaction to not seeing Koji on the mound in a save situation.
Steve Lyons joins Dale and Holley to talk about the Red Sox and Yankees series and Michael Pineda's sticky hand.
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 joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
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.
Jack Edwards talks about the Bruins stretch run to the playoffs and rants about the NCAA.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the Red Wings series and the one year anniversary of the Marathon Bombings.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. Today the guys discussed Aaron Hernandez getting in more jailhouse trouble.
Our montage to honor all those impacted by the terrorist attacks one year ago.
Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck joins Mut and Merloni to discuss and reflect on the Boston Marathon Bombings a year later.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Nifty jumps on the Planet for an hour.
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.
WEEI.com's Chris Price joins John Ryder and Chris Villani on Planet Mikey to discuss the signing of Revis Island
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.
Scott and Ben recap WrestleMania 30 and talk about the death of the Ultimate Warrior.
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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