We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.

[0:05:38] ... that's with the team want to remind me a little bit. A Randy Moss. In 2007 after that big year he had remember he was a free agent they could have put the tag on him ...
[0:09:10] ... over two really big decisions the patriots have to make one. When Vince Wilfork and two I think right after would Jerod Mayo where do you think those negotiations are gonna go. They had this little ...
[0:10:32] ... who historically spend craze really in free agency and I see. Hello Oakland Raiders meet Ndamukong Suh do you see that happen in. I concede that I concede that they have to spend it you just because they they spent the last two years sort of clearing their captain. That would be sort of one guy to build around to pick about the new coach Jack Del Rio is in food shortage is tight the guy. The builder I think the colts could be another interesting one. From the sense. ...





We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.

[0:05:38] ... that's with the team want to remind me a little bit. A Randy Moss. In 2007 after that big year he had remember he was a free agent they could have put the tag on him ...
[0:09:10] ... over two really big decisions the patriots have to make one. When Vince Wilfork and two I think right after would Jerod Mayo where do you think those negotiations are gonna go. They had this little ...
[0:10:32] ... who historically spend craze really in free agency and I see. Hello Oakland Raiders meet Ndamukong Suh do you see that happen in. I concede that I concede that they have to spend it you just because they they spent the last two years sort of clearing their captain. That would be sort of one guy to build around to pick about the new coach Jack Del Rio is in food shortage is tight the guy. The builder I think the colts could be another interesting one. From the sense. ...





Dale and Michael talk about the trade deadline deals and how the Bruins did improve themselves, but how it might not be enough to make the ultimate difference.

[0:04:58] ... pretty good on first round picks. I mean you go back to Phil Kessel Tyler Sagan Doug Lee Hamilton now consume band. First round picks they've done a decent a decent job and I didn't receive ...
[0:11:38] ... equated it yesterday on the on the nest and special to the Chris Kelly acquisition. When they acquired him. Just before the trade deadline to the year they won the cup and everybody was totally underwhelmed ...
[0:17:31] ... guys who have ended up being hurt your this year but. Where Zdeno Chara goes down. You put a lot of elk yet IR and and you bring somebody into replace and that sort of thing. ...
[0:18:30] ... you're now you're now left with bringing a guy up from the American Hockey League if to fill the spot I'd like to have seen him get some debt. And just and just historically you know a ...






Dale and Michael talk about the trade deadline deals and how the Bruins did improve themselves, but how it might not be enough to make the ultimate difference.

[0:04:58] ... pretty good on first round picks. I mean you go back to Phil Kessel Tyler Sagan Doug Lee Hamilton now consume band. First round picks they've done a decent a decent job and I didn't receive ...
[0:11:38] ... equated it yesterday on the on the nest and special to the Chris Kelly acquisition. When they acquired him. Just before the trade deadline to the year they won the cup and everybody was totally underwhelmed ...
[0:17:31] ... guys who have ended up being hurt your this year but. Where Zdeno Chara goes down. You put a lot of elk yet IR and and you bring somebody into replace and that sort of thing. ...
[0:18:30] ... you're now you're now left with bringing a guy up from the American Hockey League if to fill the spot I'd like to have seen him get some debt. And just and just historically you know a ...






We review four of the most polarizing athletes in recent Boston sports history.

[0:01:07] ... map and and a child. So what we're talking about polarizing athlete Curt Schilling absolutely positively is back. We've got a few others as well. You mentioned Kirch and so might as well start right there. ...
[0:02:07] ... don't know why. I don't know what people's beef is with with Curt Schilling really like he rubs from the front row why because he speaks in. Probably senses he gives one answer is like we've always got struck but I get by with Carmelo driving and we've vilify people in this town before all over. Not talking about about refusing to cooperate or whatever. Here's a guy who would answer any question give you thoughtfully at that you might not agree that but I just never got it but more importantly. He came here. Talked about though he was gonna win a World Series and backed it up. You don't have it likely we hate guys for being nice that they fail key in only that ...
[0:03:23] ... and that's why there that's why the polarizing guy the antipathy to Curt Schilling. Three words. Rework changed it forever for him in this town vote for bush yeah yeah that changed everything there was an election with two guys around him. He he backed the guy who by the way one but you talk about that got but that an upset with you before. That resumes. That all Republicans agree with Curt Schilling and all Democrats hate and I don't think that's the case at all. It's coming out Republicans not fair and Curt Schilling a Saturday they roared again Palmer Republican. He made them there Republicans out there. Who. Don't like shelling that's not you. Yes Michael yes we are onto already. The next athlete on this list is also a former member of the Boston Red Sox and but he was just being himself most of the time and that's probably what irritated a lot of people but it's ...
[0:05:39] ... W my daughter wears number 24 in high school soccer because of Manny Ramirez. She he was her favorite player because he'd look so goofy and funny. He wasn't you know he is one of those ...






We review four of the most polarizing athletes in recent Boston sports history.

[0:01:07] ... map and and a child. So what we're talking about polarizing athlete Curt Schilling absolutely positively is back. We've got a few others as well. You mentioned Kirch and so might as well start right there. ...
[0:02:07] ... don't know why. I don't know what people's beef is with with Curt Schilling really like he rubs from the front row why because he speaks in. Probably senses he gives one answer is like we've always got struck but I get by with Carmelo driving and we've vilify people in this town before all over. Not talking about about refusing to cooperate or whatever. Here's a guy who would answer any question give you thoughtfully at that you might not agree that but I just never got it but more importantly. He came here. Talked about though he was gonna win a World Series and backed it up. You don't have it likely we hate guys for being nice that they fail key in only that ...
[0:03:23] ... and that's why there that's why the polarizing guy the antipathy to Curt Schilling. Three words. Rework changed it forever for him in this town vote for bush yeah yeah that changed everything there was an election with two guys around him. He he backed the guy who by the way one but you talk about that got but that an upset with you before. That resumes. That all Republicans agree with Curt Schilling and all Democrats hate and I don't think that's the case at all. It's coming out Republicans not fair and Curt Schilling a Saturday they roared again Palmer Republican. He made them there Republicans out there. Who. Don't like shelling that's not you. Yes Michael yes we are onto already. The next athlete on this list is also a former member of the Boston Red Sox and but he was just being himself most of the time and that's probably what irritated a lot of people but it's ...
[0:05:39] ... W my daughter wears number 24 in high school soccer because of Manny Ramirez. She he was her favorite player because he'd look so goofy and funny. He wasn't you know he is one of those ...






The Jets are leaking to the New York media that they're going to make a strong move to sign Darrelle Revis. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

The Jets are leaking to the New York media that they’re going to make a strong move to sign Darrelle Revis. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Manish Mehta, NY Daily NewsWoody Johnson is positioned to pull off a coup by bringing back a defensive force that will bolster his wayward franchise.

The Daily News has learned that Johnson has been involved in serious internal discussions with Jets general manager Mike Maccagnan to make a push for perennial All-Pro cornerback Darrelle Revis if/when he becomes a free agent next week. …

There are few images more nauseating in Florham Park than Revis hoisting the Lombardi Trophy in a Patriots uniform, but Johnson can electrify everyone from his fan base to his players and coaches by reacquiring one of the NFL’€™s biggest difference makers at the exact right time. …

Johnson’€™s admission the day he fired [head coach Rex Ryan and [GM] John Idzik in December that he’€™d ‘€œlove to have Darrelle back’€ prompted a hissy fit by the Patriots that resulted in a formal tampering charge against the Jets. Although Johnson’€™s words were harmless ‘€” he didn’€™t even know who the new GM and head coach would be when he praised Revis in response to a direct question ‘€” it makes perfect sense now to help the organization land a dynamic player, who will yield myriad benefits.

Manish Mehta joined MFin’B MFB Tuesday afternoon and repeated what he wrote here, which is that Woody Johnson wasn’t tampering. To review: The owner of one team stands before the assembled media and announced to the world that he lusts after a player who not plays for a division opponent (I’m pretty sure at this point the word “rival” no longer applies), but who was in the process of getting ready for a Super Bowl run and oh, by the way, is under contract with that team.

But that’s “harmless.” And if anyone suggests it’s tampering, like say, the team that holds the 2015 club option for Darrelle Revis, well they’re just having “a hissy fit.”

Look, I don’t know exactly how the NFL’s bylaws define tampering, but I do know how dictionary.com does: “to engage in underhand or corrupt dealings, especially in order to influence improperly.” And Woody Johnson‘s open open coveting of Revis weeks before he and the Pats would start talking about an extension not only violates that definition, I’m pretty sure it violates a couple of the Ten Commandments.

Of course Mehta doubled down on the “Woody Johnson is a dumb Lucky Spermer who can’t be held accountable for the nonsense that comes out of his mouth.” But what good does pleading ignorance do the Patriots if Revis’ agents are being sent every signals short of morse code that the Jets will pay him stupid money to come to New York and them get from four wins to five next year?

If Johnson saying what he did in December, and then the Jets leaking this to the Daily News now isn’t tampering, then tampering is not a thing. And if it isn’t, it’s time for the Patriots to list every good player in the NFL and saying they’ll pay them anything to get them to come to New England. Then again, they can’t hide behind the stupidity defense the way Woody can.

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Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joins MFB to talk about his column about Darrelle Revis and the New York Jets' possible pursuit of Darrelle Revis

[0:00:27] ... final year of his contract. The more topic goes away from the Super Bowl the more often I hear it's just not gonna happen they're not gonna hold to it like to talk or when he came all this earlier said it's. Is going to poison the relationship between Darrelle Revis and the patriots if they work to do that. Yeah kind of (%expletive) you off because that's I kept the meat is no option C if you work so long term deal with them. You pick up the twenty million dollar bonus and he's on eighteen is option C is free agency gone. I as a patriots fan I don't want options city. In free agency he will be gone at least according to some of the things were re ...
[0:05:12] ... the jet. To do something. Clearly better because you just won a Super Bowl to draw read it you're great situation. And at the numbers are similar or comparable. And that speaking personally under already I would say New England. Now you you'd Noam are jewel covered in there with the jets lot of people here believe that. I don't want to came in the wing William yellowish thing to note that our players wanna stay here forever he won a Super Bowl I would wanna combatant didn't have a better chance I didn't. Now is go back civil Revis the businessmen he's been like ...
[0:09:28] ... that is going to be different system under their lot what you're Chan Gailey. They do have a very complicated electoral system under my morning went you're gonna have more spread out but under Gailey if ...





Jackie MacMullen of ESPN Boston joins MFB for their weekly to talk about Patriots offseason moves and news from the NBA

[0:02:21] ... I let you with the Celtics is your energies. This is clearly Brett Steven to see. And you know the last remnant of that Rondo get screen all that on it seemed Israel is way late ...
[0:03:25] ... three stretch for. So why are or sold expands in hammered by Isiah Thomas and everything that he could do. And is that why people are saying Isiah Thomas is better than Rondo and nobody misses Rondo on this guy did help you win. The championship so is right just sour ...
[0:04:01] ... thing is Rhonda it added that wet when he would play with Ray Allen. And Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett. That's when he was as best we knew acted to BP guys dominated the ball. He's not and number one we've talked about this a thousand aren't eager to Isiah Thomas by. I think it comet is a wonderful spark off the bench like the perfect pick and create an acute problem. At ...
[0:05:18] ... know it's kind of it's easy to osu the issue here with Rick Carlisle being suspended and in the issues and it's like oath he visited him Rondo being Rondo but. It also flip side of me was it just a bad Mexico Rick Carlisle what he seized on the he's involved in a play calling so Rhonda that Rondo kind of deal with that on the court you get a guy like that what you it's comfortable out that you would let him. Call the plays in the Corbett is it just a bad mix or is it more on Rondo. Leone he'd never let it regards nearly all the plays that there are met and it'll. I honestly believe that Rick Carlisle really didn't want Rondo in the first place when Maine before Rhonda they have been number one opt in Italy. And that ...






Tom E. Curran of Comcast SportsNet New England talks about the Patriots placing the franchise tag on Stephen Gostkowski and what is going on with Darrelle Revis' contract situation

[0:00:18] ... the AT&T hotline to talk about the offseason activity going around the New England Patriots specifically the franchise tag on a Stephen Gostkowski. As a DeVon according. On top what Jamaica that. It. And business I think you don't discuss ski in nontraditional. Clear when ...
[0:02:53] ... play defense of player in the league I'm talking JJ watt money Mario Williams were not Patrick Peterson not. It Joseph Haiti corner money on talking and number one deep at the player in the league ...
[0:08:16] ... player which is going to camp string and offseason. Period for the New England Patriots are they have their Pro Bowl safety loose and hanging out there waiting to hear the sugar dropped. Exclude the mop the ...
[0:13:08] ... rebates he's an outside player they have got on the roster 48 Super Bowl DelHomme without Darrelle Revis patriot to convert the AFC championship. Returns are without them and didn't move Super Bowl when the civil code and injuries. But safety committee. I don't know got a degree liken your feedback I think that forty ...