ESPN NFL analyst and former coach Herm Edwards made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the NFL draft, which starts Thursday night. Asked which way Patriots coach Bill Belichick would go if the Patriots had a choice between Texas linebacker/defensive end Sergio Kindle or Oklahoma tight end Jermaine Gresham, Edwards said: "He's going to have to go defense, When you look at them right now, he built that team defensively minded. There's some good linebackers out there. If you can get one of those guys, I think that's important. Along with, I think you can't lose sight of the receiving corps. ... If I'm them, I'm kind of looking at that receiving corps, too."
Asked about Florida quarterback Tim Tebow, Edwards said: "You might see him in New England. If I'm looking at the New England Patriots and where they're at right now with the quarterback situation, he'd be a guy I would look it, there's no doubt about it. Bill likes good football players. ... I think this is a guy you can pick in the second round, train him for a couple of years, and if you hit on him, you've got a guy who is a good football player. He is a good football player."
Added Edwards: "Bill has an offense where it's multi-dimensional. He can use him in certain situations on the football field. Third-down situations, all of a sudden he's in the shotgun, does he run it, does he throw it? Down around the goal line. He can do some things with him. And I think that's the uniqueness of having a guy like this. But I think this guy is a guy obviously you want in your locker room. He has a bunch of intangibles. He wants to get coached. He wants to get better. He's a piece of clay right now. But the thing you know about the guy is he's tough. He's a tough football player."
Edwards said he hopes the Steelers do not trade Ben Roethlisberger but instead try to help the troubled quarterback. "I hope not. I really do. I look at it in a couple of ways. Obviously, he's got a problem. They owe him a little bit of this, in the fact that they should try to help the guy. I believe that, I really do. I can understand there's a lot of emotion around the situation now. This is something they probably knew in the past but never dealt with it. When you win two Super Bowls and you hold those trophies up, a lot of things you don't really look at until it comes out and bites you."
Added Edwards: "If I'm the head coach, I'm running into that office right now and I'm talking to management saying, 'Look, let me help this guy. Let's give him one more shot.' "
To hear the interview, click on the Dennis & Callahan audio on demand show.
Giardi and Price continue discussing the outcome of the NFL Draft for the Patriots.
Giardi and Price kick off NFL Sunday looking at a variety of names and trades that took part over the previous couple days for the Patriots at the NFL Draft. The guys also speak former Patriot Kevin Faulk about his appearance at the Draft on Friday night that fired up Pats fans, his thoughts on the team going forward and life after football.
Giardi and Price discuss the mega deal that CB Josh Norman signed with Washington and if he is worth it. They also relate it to the Pats and Malcolm Butler. Does the Norman deal mean that Butler is about to cash in and will the Pats go along for the ride? This leads to a discussion on other players the Patriots need to extend very soon.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
The boys recap Marcus Smart and Paul Millsap's incredible battle in the Celtics' Game 4 win over the Atlanta Hawks with ESPN's Chris Forsberg. Jared Weiss and Sam Packard discussed Jared Sullinger's struggles and the reemergence of Machine Bun Kelly. They discuss inside media stuff like when to applaud for honorees and Chris' devotion to southern unsweetened tea. Of course they answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions too.
Red Sox third base/infield coach Brian Butterfield joined Rob Bradford to get his take on Hanley Ramirez, Travis Shaw and Pablo Sandoval. Butterfield, an avid Patriots fan, also predicts who the Pats might take in the second round, while giving a very pointed message to NFL commissioner Roger Goodell.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia after he had a two home run game, one of which was a grand slam that propelled the Red Sox to a 9-4 win over the Atlanta Braves
We sit down with the Skipper of the Sox, manager John Farrell joins Dale, Holley and Thornton for his weekly visit.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
Lucy calls in to talk about her podcast and the "More Than Mean" tweets. The guys are now big fans.
All the latest stories brought to you by Kirk Minihane.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk discuss what the Patriots will be looking for on the second day of the draft.
After forfeiting their 1st round pick, the Pats get to join the party and draft some new young talent. The guys look at who the team might select over the weekend.
Kirk took more shots at Glenn, Lou and Christian, so the midday show guys respond.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about how much money Laremy Tunsil lost when his Twitter, Instagram, and iPhone photos were hacked. The gang also addresses some ESPN on ESPN crime as Dan LeBetard took a few shots at Todd McShay.
We continue to talk NFL Draft, Brady's new lawyer, the Celtics playoff bouncing, Roger Goodell's award tour and more... its all on the table on a freestyle friday.
We discuss the hiring of a top notch litigator by Brady and the NFLPA, and how it might have been sparked by Roger Goodell's neverending award tour where he continues to spew lies and half-truths to the public.
We discuss the Celts exit from the playoffs, the steps they took this season to be better, and what steps need to be taken to keep getting better in the future.
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, and MJ takes over the text line
Mikey, Christian Arcand, and Chris Villani talk about the Sox horrific loss today, plus they’re joined by Cassie, the Textress
SB Nation's Kevin O'Connor joins Butch Stearns and John Tomase to talk all things Celtics' offseason, including the upcoming draft
Schill joins Dino, Gerry and Kirk after his controversial Facebook post sparked outrage on social media.More from this show
Sausage tells the guys that he's moving onto greener (read: more lucrative) pastures. His potential replacement, Paul, is interviewed for the job.More from this show
As predicted, ESPN canned Curt Schilling regarding the North Carolina transgender laws. Glenn and Lou react.More from this show
Tomase calls in to defend his take on Curt Schilling being dismissed from ESPN.More from this show