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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.
Dennis & Callahan NFL Insider from ESPN, Adam Schefter, discussed the reported Vince Wilfork injury. Adam also said that he thinks the Lions winless team would demolish this years Jaguars team.
Rob Ninkovich as defensive ends in that scheme.) There are also a handful of available free agents, like veteran Casey Hampton , who are still on the open market. But the loss of Wilfork will be felt across the locker
induct a nose tackle than a defensive tackle who doesn’t pile up big sack numbers. Mays mentions Kris Jenkins and Casey Hampton as two nose tackles who maybe should receive consideration from the Hall for their impact when they become
big and strong as he is and as athletic as he is – he actually is very effective on third downs and in pass rush. Casey ( Hampton ), because of the Super Bowl rings that he has won – he is the staple of that defense in the middle. Anytime you win
Pittsburgh game -- Pittsburgh runs a 3-4 as well, so that'll help out, help me going into this game. But [ Casey ] Hampton , he's not Vince Wilfork. No one is." 3. In other injury news, Brad Smith again missed practice with a groin injury
Belichick said. “[The Steelers] bring a lot of inside pressure with [ Lawrence ] Timmons and [James] Farrior and [ Casey ] Hampton and Ziggy Hood and all those guys inside, so you just have to step up and block and they did a great job of that. It
market — frankly, it’s just a matter of determining who still has some tread on their tires and who is done. Casey Hampton and Sione Po’uha are two guys who certainly fit the mold as space-eating defensive tackles who are still
Wallace , outside linebacker James Harrison , guard Willie Colon , running back Rashard Mendenhall , defensive tackle Casey Hampton , quarterback Charlie Batch , center Doug Legursky , offensive tackle Max Starks . Welcome ... running back Le
Stafford even better. 24. Pittsburgh (12-4) Dontari Poe, NT, Memphis This one doesn’t need much explaining. Casey Hampton is 35 years old and spent last season injured, while Chris Hoke recently retired. Nose tackle is a clear need for the
England offense: “Other teams don’t have LaMarr Woodley , they don’t have Troy Polamalu , they don’t have Casey Hampton . The Pittsburgh Steelers have always been a special defense. Everybody has known that. For the most part, Brady
and [ Charles ] Woodson and A.J. Hawk , these are all really tremendous football players. I think B.J. Raji and Casey Hampton are probably a split [at nose tackle]. But the No. 1 defense in all of football is the Pittsburgh Steelers.” Despite
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Bill Parcells' Patriots Hall of Fame candidacy.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Christopher Price discuss Logan Mankins' breakdown of the offensive line and how it will look without Dante Scarnecchia. They also discussed Mankins' rebuttal to Brandon Spikes.
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.
We wrap up the Celtics season by speaking with Celtics president Danny Ainge about this past season and the team's future.
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.
We discuss the Red Sox early season woes with manager John Farrell, as well as his views and faith in MLB's new instant replay system, and the continuity in the Sox outfield.
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.
We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
Shawn Thornton joined the show to preview the upcoming series against the Red Wings.
Red Sox COO Sam Kennedy joined the show to discuss the state of the Sox and MLB.
Jeff Bauman joined the show to discuss his recovery over the past year.
The guys opened the show by discussing the Sox 14th inning win over the White Sox.
Ty Law joins Mut and Christian Fauria to discuss being a finalist for the Patriots Hall of Fame, the way the game is officiated now, and Darrelle Revis.
Christian Fauria tells us the percentage of Americans that sleep naked and those that sleep with their socks on.
DJ Bean joins Mut and Christian Fauria from the Garden to report the latest news regarding the Bruins before they get set to take on the Red Wings in Game 1.
We preview Red Wings-Bruins with the great Jack Edwards of NESN.
We tackle four topics that relate around the (merciful) end of the Celtics 2014 season.
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.
Buster Olney joined Mut and Merloni to discuss the Lester contract offer and the trickle-down effect in the clubhouse, the defense of Xander Bogaerts, and the slow startMore from this show
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