Christopher Price | 09/04/2015 - 4:47pm EST
With the preseason done and final cuts looming this weekend, it’s time for one last shot at predicting the 53-man roster for the 2015 Patriots. As always, we want to make one thing perfectly clear: There will be plenty of roster shuffling between now and the start of the regular season. In 2013, there were 15 transactions made between the final cuts and start of the regular season, and that didn’t even include the practice squad moves. But it’s clear the basic foundational roster elements that will help shape New England this year already are in place. With that in mind, here’s our shot at predicting the group that will line up on opening night against the Steelers. OFFENSE: 24 Quarterback (2): Tom Brady,Jimmy ...
Christopher Price | 09/03/2015 - 2:49pm EST
When it comes to Tom Brady, history tells us that a motivated and ornery quarterback is the best kind of quarterback. And in the wake of a turbulent offseason that culminated with Thursday's decision from Judge Richard Berman, you can bet the Patriots quarterback has all the emotional ammunition he needs heading into the 2015 season. It's easy to dismiss, but it's important to remember that this is a guy who built a Hall of Fame career on the idea that he was bound and determined to get back at the rest of the NFL for making him wait until the sixth round of the draft. This is a guy who led an offensive charge the likes of which the league hadn't seen before in 2007 in part because he and his teammates believed their coach had been wronged as a ...
John Tomase | 09/03/2015 - 12:55pm EST
Roger Goodell thought he could make up the rules as he went along. But like the 7-year-old on the playground who keeps redefining dodgeball until he's the only one who can win, Goodell should've realized a bigger kid would eventually come along and just take his ball for good. Judge Richard Berman played that bully on Thursday, vacating Tom Brady's four-game Deflategate suspension in a 40-page ruling that didn't so much repudiate the NFL as take a sledgehammer to its jaw. It turns out the judge was not, as some theorized, picking on the NFL during hearings because he knew it had the stronger case. He tore the league apart because its case against Brady was a joke, as Berman made clear in his findings, noting that Goodell, "dispensed his ...
Mike Petraglia | 09/03/2015 - 11:28am EST
Justice prevails. Two simple words that sum up the nine-month nightmare that was Deflategate. Judge Richard Berman did the right thing in issuing his 40-page brief on Thursday morning to free Tom Brady from the shackles of irresponsible prosecution from Roger Goodell, Jeffrey Pash and the National Football League. "Based upon the foregoing and applicable legal authorities, the Court hereby denies the Management Council's motion to confirm the Award and grants the Players Association's motion to vacate the Award, thereby vacating the four-game suspension of Tom Brady, effective immediately," Berman wrote. Judge Berman saw right through the character assassination of the league's most popular and successful quarterback. I wrote back in ...
09/03/2015 - 1:02am
It's easy to watch Jackie Bradley Jr. these days and settle into the notion that he is now an integral part of the Red Sox' future. He produces on the field. He listens, learns and expresses himself off the field. And he weaves his way throughout the clubhouse like as much of a veteran as much as could be expected of a 25-year-old with 208 major league ... more »
09/03/2015 - 12:55pm
Roger Goodell thought he could make up the rules as he went along. But like the 7-year-old on the playground who keeps redefining dodgeball until he's the only one who can win, Goodell should've realized a bigger kid would eventually come along and just take his ball for good. Judge Richard Berman played that bully on Thursday, vacating Tom Brady's ... more »
09/04/2015 - 4:47pm
With the preseason done and final cuts looming this weekend, it’s time for one last shot at predicting the 53-man roster for the 2015 Patriots. As always, we want to make one thing perfectly clear: There will be plenty of roster shuffling between now and the start of the regular season. In 2013, there were 15 transactions made between the final ... more »
09/01/2015 - 4:05pm
WILMINGTON -- Last summer, David Pastrnak set a very lofty goal. After being drafted 25th overall by Boston that June, the 18-year-old was determined to skip the typical years of lower-level development and go to the NHL. Less than two months into the season, he did just that. A couple months later, he was an NHL regular. So, after setting and ... more »
01/29/2015 - 12:34am
"Tom Brady will never win another MVP. He's never going to play in another Super Bowl in New England. His best days are gone, and the days at a level right below his best days are gone. There will be flashes of the old form, but those will be outnumbered by what we've seen the last year and a half. It's only going to get worse for Brady and the ... more »
09/03/2015 - 11:28am
Justice prevails. Two simple words that sum up the nine-month nightmare that was Deflategate. Judge Richard Berman did the right thing in issuing his 40-page brief on Thursday morning to free Tom Brady from the shackles of irresponsible prosecution from Roger Goodell, Jeffrey Pash and the National Football League. "Based upon the foregoing and ... more »
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia talks to former federal prosecutor John Down about the NFL's discipline process and what should be changed.
We check in with Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater on a Patriots Monday as the Patriots prepare for their fourth pre-season game, and are 10 days away from opening the 2015 season.
We check in with the head coach of the Patriots on a Pats Monday to get his take on the win over Carolina, pre-season game number four, and the numerous cuts to the team's roster he must make in the upcoming weeks.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
We check in for our weekly visit with the interim Sox manager.
Joe Castiglione & Lou Merloni talked to the Sox outfielder, who had three hits and threw out a runner at home in the win over the Yankees.
Butch and John are talking Red Sox on the Sunday Sports Roundtable. They get into the current state of the rotation and how things have improved as of late. Joe Kelly has been on fire, but is he a trade asset? The guys discuss the starting pitchers that will be free agents this year and if any are good fits in Boston. Then they move on to the decision to let Orsillo go in favor of Dave O'Brien - Tomase has an interesting perspective on this topic.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
Recapping the evolution of the Deflategate witch hunt.
A compilation of all the trolls featured on D&C&M during Deflategate.
Kirk was The Breakfast Club's Donkey of the Day...
As the guys say goodbye to Aloha Friday and their last day of freedom from Glen Ordway, the Big O himself calls in to tell the guys that he's back in charge.
Lou and Christian grill Gary for his stance that Tom Brady is still guilty, and callers chime in to rip Gary.
Lou, Christian and Gary listen to comments made by Tom Brady's attorney, Jeffrey Kessler, and discuss what he said about why he thinks the NFL shouldn't appeal.
Dale, Michael and Jerry revisit the news that Brady will be on the field for Week One and discuss what the Krafts could and should do about their penalty.
On today's Final Drive the guys hear from Bill Burr and his thoughts on Deflategate, and LaRoy has another rap -- aptly themed around Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned.
There's been a lot of fools during the Deflategate saga, and we take a look at some of the biggest, most obnoxious ones.
Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with another a edition of the Fantasy Football Podcast. The opening of the 2015 NFL Season is just days away and the Fantasy Football draft season is at its peak. This week’s installment of the Fantasy Football Podcast features conversation about 36 Running Backs, how they are ranked and why. Plenty of insight to help you win at the position in your drafts. Good luck with your drafts and enjoy the show!
Jerry Thornton is joined by Richard J. King, author of the new book titled Meeting Tom Brady. The two discuss King's book as well as their undying love for TB12.
Sam, Alex and Paul discuss a recent article in Rolling Stone about Russell WIlson and pretty much rip him to shreds.
The guys continue to embrace the breaking news and listen to comments from Tedy Bruschi who happily reacts to the news that his former teammate is eligible to play on Opening Night.More from this show
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