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Mike Petraglia began his own sports reporting service, SportSound, in 1993, and has been covering the Red Sox, Patriots, Bruins, Celtics and Boston College on a full-time basis ever since. Mike can be heard on local and national outlets including WEEI and Fox Sports Radio.

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09/30/14 02:11 EST
This one was on the coaches. Yes, coaches coach and players play. But when a team looks as grossly unprepared for a game it kept telling everyone it had an extra day to prepare for, it's time to look beyond the field and to the sidelines. A team should never get crushed like the Patriots did Monday night in Kansas City when coming off a sloppy 16-9 home win over the Raiders. A team with an extra day to prepare should look like it was ready. The Patriots weren't. Maybe the coaches don't know what they have to work with yet. Maybe they don't know what they are philosophically. Maybe Josh McDaniels hasn't figured out how to use Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley and mix them in with Julian Edelman and Rob Gronkowski. Maybe the 2-2 Patriots are genuinely in an identity crisis a quarter of the way through the NFL season. Why was Aaron Dobson inactive when you didn't even throw the ball to Danny Amendola? Why did Logan Ryan look so lost? We haven't even gotten into the decision to start two rookies on
09/22/14 10:46 EST
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FOXBORO -- The Patriots have big issues. The Patriots beat the Raiders, 16-9, Sunday in a game Bill Belichick termed a "grind-it-out" win. Sunday was supposed to be a day when the Patriots showed their physical dominance in their home opener and ran through the worst rushing defense in the NFL. Sunday was going to be the day when the Patriots found some offensive mojo against a team that was on its way to London for a game next week against the Dolphins. The Patriots were going to tune up the Raiders and send them on their way for tea and crumpets. A funny thing happened. The Raiders showed up and played a physical, smart game, and rookie quarterback Derek Carr picked on Darrelle Revis, of all people, and nearly pulled off the upset. The Patriots needed a questionable holding call (after a questionable pass interference call on Logan Ryan) to wipe out a game-tying touchdown from Darren McFadden in the final minute and then a Vince Wilfork interception to seal the win. Through
09/19/14 01:10 EST
FOXBORO -- Just imagine Bill Belichick with an ice pick. No doubt many of his critics - in and out of the media - over the years would have little trouble with that imagery. But the truth of the matter is that's how the legendary coach used to break down film back in the day. "When we were with the Colts, what I did with the Colts was I wrote every play on a card," Belichick said. "I drew the card, I drew the play and then every category that the play fit into I checked off along the outside edge of the card. If it was first-and-10, plus-territory, gain of over four yards, screen pass, halfback was the receiver, the defense ran a blitz, whatever categories it fell into, then I would check those off. "I would take the hole punchers, so there were like 200 holes around the edge of the card and I would punch out the holes that I had checked off. Then you have a whole stack of cards here, slide the ice pick in there for third down and all the third down cards drop out. then
09/14/14 09:08 EST
This was just what the doctor ordered for Scotty O'Brien and his special teams unit. Coming off a preseason of spotty execution in kick and punt coverage and last week's issues with Ryan Allen's punts, Stephen Gostkowski's kickoffs and Danny Aiken's long-snapping, the Patriots needed a pick-me-up on special teams for their coach who has been an institution on Bill Belichick's staff since 2009. The Patriots and O'Brien got it, and then some. From Gostkowski's game-opening kickoff to Allen's booming punts to Chandler Jones blowing through the line and blocking a late first-half field goal attempt and returning it for a touchdown, the special teams were on fire Sunday. It was just the fifth blocked field goal return for a touchdown in Patriots history and just the second time ever that the blocker recovered the ball and returned it for a touchdown. The reason this effort was so rewarding for O'Brien and the players is the fact that it came against one of the most dangerous return teams in



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Peter King with Dale and …

Peter King with Dale and Holley

We check in for our weekly chat with Peter King, who says things are not looking bright for the 2014 Patriots given the current constitution of the roster.

It Is What It Is Cast: On to Cincinnati

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price talk about what the Patriots need to do to turn things around before Sunday night's game against the Bengals.

Chris Price is on to Cincinnati, 10-1-14

Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-…

We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-1-14

The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston, "I think Rondo is going to go, I just don't see where and how yet" 7-17-14

Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.

Jackie MacMullan, ESPN Boston: I believe Rondo will be traded 7-10-14

Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.

Joe Castiglione wraps up …

Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2014 Red Sox Season with a Poem

Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.

Mut and Bradford on the disappointing season for Jackie Bradley, Jr and Xander Bogaerts 9-28-14

Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.

Minor Details Ep. 101: Red Sox director of player development Ben Crockett on the state of the Red Sox system

Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.

Bruins sign Torey Krug an…

Bruins sign Torey Krug and Reilly Smith, 9-29-14

DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.

The Bradfo Show: Talking Bruins roster moves with DJ Bean, Turtleboy

Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.

DJ Bean breaks down the first hours of NHL Free Agency 7-1-14

DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla

Bill Belichick is a dink …

Bill Belichick is a dink 10-1-14

The guys opened the show discussing the coaches less than amicable conversation with Dale & Holley.

Headlines, Headlines, Headlines: Ebola is everywhere 10-1-14

The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.

Tom Brady on the blowout loss in Kansas City 10-1-14

Tom Brady discussed the blowout loss.

Chris Price is on to Cinc…

Chris Price is on to Cincinnati, 10-1-14

Christopher Price, WEEI.com, was at the Bill Belichick and Tom Brady press conferences today. He spoke w/ MFB to talk about the upcoming game at home against the undefeated Bengals.

Three For All - FCC aims to ban the word 'Redskins' 10-1-14

A bill in California has been signed into law, banning stores from using plastic bags. A Canadian football player talks trash into a hot microphone shortly before an in-game interview. The FCC is looking to ban the word "Redskins" from television and radio.

Tedy Bruschi says Tom Brady is no longer one of the elite quarterbacks, 10-1-14

The fallout from Monday night continues as former Tedy Bruschi criticized Tom Brady's play over the first 4 games. The show re-visits Rodney Harrison's comments from yesterday, specifically, that Brady is "scared to death" in the pocket.

Peter King with Dale and …

Peter King with Dale and Holley: Brady can't do this alone

We check in for our weekly chat with Peter King, who says things are not looking bright for the 2014 Patriots given the current constitution of the roster.

Is the sink really sinking for the New England Patriots?

Abandon ship! The dynasty is over! Is the Patriots blowout loss an indication that this is the beginning of the end of this era? We discuss it with you.

Dale and Holley's Four at Four - Redeeming Blowout Edition - 10-01-14

We tackle four Patriots stinkers in which they bounced back and rebounded from getting smoked the week before.

The always hilarious Lenn…

The always hilarious Lenny Clarke joins the show

Mikey, Villani and a double dose of Lenny. Lenny Megs and Lenny Clarke are in and talking about where the Patriots went wrong on Monday Night Football, and taking predictions on this Sunday's Pats-Bengals game and talking about why they think certain scores may hold up better than others.

The Patriots defense vs the running game

Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.

Are the Patriots weak?

The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.

The Bradfo Show: Angels' …

The Bradfo Show: Angels' infielder John McDonald weighs in on American League playoffs

Rob Bradford is joined by former Red Sox, and current Angel, John McDonald to discuss were his team stands heading into the postseason, his thoughts on its opponent, the Royals, and what the Yoenis Cespedes trade might have meant the A's. McDonald also bemoans the loss of the television show, 'The Baseball Bunch,' which was alive and kicking during Kansas City's last playoff run.

We Hate Dwyane Wade - 10-1-14

The debut edition of the We Hate Dwyane Wade show. Ben and Sam preview the Celtics and talk about other summer news around the NBA.

SoccerCast MLS Latest/Champions League

Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.

Tom Brady on the blowout …

D&C's Breaking Balls Podc…

D&C's Breaking Balls Podcast: Gerry loves Brady and the guys are going to lunch 9-30-14

Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.

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The Patriots are a bad fo…

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