Curran calls the NFL Sunday gang to get into Pats and Broncos. He says pulling Manning won't be an easy decision for Kubiak today, and he's not sure it will ever get to that for Denver. He says that the Broncos need to get pressure on Brady early and often in order to disrupt the Pats' offense. On the other side, it stars with CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman and setting the edge which makes Malcom Brown, Alan Branch and Akiem Hicks possibly the most important players for the Patriots on the field today. Tom also gets into Deflategate adding to the Pats' desire to win, James White possibly being a factor today and his thoughts on the NFC side.
Tanguay is obsessed with the way the Pats played at the end of the season and why they didn't go all out for homefield advantage throughout the playoffs. It may or may not be a factor -- we'll find out later today. There has been a lot of criticism for Belichick this season, especially coming off a SB victory. They get into more imortant matchups today on the field including Chris Harris and Julian Edelman.
The guys chat about the various broadcast teams for NFL games and why they aren't fans of Phil Simms. Fauria calls the guys in preparation of the AFC Championship n Denver today and gives his thoughts on what we'll see at 3pm. The guys ask Fauria about the Pats not going after homefield advantage, but Fauria doesn't think it will be as big of a factor as everyone else. He thinks Brady and the offense will be fine, and the keys on the other side of the ball are CJ Anderson and Ronnie Hillman for Denver and Collins and Hightower for New England. Ultimately, he thinks Peyton will turn the ball over and lose the game for the Broncos.
Price is in Denver for the show today and gives us a weather report and what to expect as the game goes on. There is a chance of rain and/or snow today. Then the guys get a call about if the Pats should defer if they win the coin toss today. The opinions differ on this one.
The guys take a good look at the Pats offense and how they'll look to attack the best D in the NFL. Price talks about picking up Denver's blitzes and watching out for their LB's putting their hands up to deflect balls. The guys think that Brady will look to use quick strikes and slants all day with Julian Edelman being the true key today.

[0:00:14] ... Let's get to that. Number three in the win column this weekend. Tom Brady getting set for another AFC title game the tenth of his career. It is NFL Sunday right here on Sports Radio WEEI mutt Tang Wei and Chris price Chris in Denver and said. Roy your coverage WEEI dot com speaking of Tom Brady. The Denver Broncos blitzed more than any team in the NFL. This is that the cardinals and Broncos the two teams that blitz the most in the league. Wade Phillips is known for sending the blitz Brady pretty damn good when you send blitz that Tom Brady. He gets the ball up quickly and makes plays and I would argue that the best way to beat Tom Brady is to not blitzes and drop back as many guys you can flood the middle the field. And make him see things ...
[0:01:17] ... Saturday. I remember the teams that have had the most success against Tom Brady and those are the teams and they've been few and far between. I mean you can take a look at the giants ...
[0:04:15] ... there are ways to weaken at least trying minimized the damage that Tom Brady in the rest of that passing him. He's going to try and delivered to because I think that news in there I ...
[0:05:57] ... you maybe can't execute. You know. Talk about a blueprint to beat Tom Brady in the slowdown that passing game and you didn't look at the idea that knew what the jets were able to do. ...






Field joins the NFL Sunday crew to preview the AFC Championship later today in Denver. He discusses the national perspective on Peyton vs Brady this time and how things have changed with Peyton thought to be on the back end of his career. FIeld thinks that Peyton can pull off the victory and thinks he is better choice to start today over Brock Osweiler. He discusses how each team will look to attack the other, with the Denver running game being crucial and Julian Edelman being the biggest factor on the other side. Field also gets into how the Denver D will look to bring pressure to Brady.

[0:04:23] ... You know I don't wanna hit it yeah its it would track. Ed Reed who look bottle bill ought to be there at the air at eight. Or eight it went by the outbreak that. But ...
[0:06:40] ... better with Peyton. But written well. Outfielder Brad reports this morning that Chris Harris junior has trouble brushing his teeth. But that shoulders pretty bad what are you hearing. He added that back they eat. Yet ...
[0:15:45] ... half of seeing Brock off Waller in this game I don't think Gary Kubiak has the stones to do it. Billy scenario guys IC oss Waller in this game today. Is if Manning has three turnovers ...
[0:17:54] ... I think you raise a really good when it did does does Gary Kubiak kept the stones to make a move. It is situationally debt in to pull a guy like Pete meeting with the seasonal outlook given credit if he does it goes back to you guys talked about the first hour that John Elway component to this I. I would love to have a microphone in that locker room saying it's a ten or fourteen point deficit. Is Elway have the power to go tell Gary Kubiak that's it we've seen an up and he's not perform well we're going to brought costs while or is it Gary Kubiak called because I. I feel like Elway is gonna wanna win this game no matter who the quarterback is and that might mean having to go to the back up and does he have a say in this thing and I will we will never know I guess until after the game and how plays output. At halftime if it's a 1014 point game. What is the coached in 6177797937. As the phone number will talk to Christian Fauria Tommy current. We're talking to you get is set for the championship Sunday in the NFL right here on Sports Radio WE ...






The boys chat about the Pats entering the fifth AFC Championship straight later today and just how amazing they have been under Brady and Belichick. It's been an amazing run and could continue today.

[0:00:27] ... championship Sunday Sports Radio WEEI pats win today. To be their night Super Bowl. Out of the fifth out of fifty pair played. Roughly what 20% of the Super Bowls will have a ball the pitcher never seen running like that it didn't you it's an amazing they'll. In I don't we need to step back from this every so often have a conversation with would bring you my colleague tribunal Mike petroleum and David that if they win in his team today. They're gonna be going to breeding Belichick's there's a degree we go to their seventh Super Bowl. As it as a parent their bully billion there's going to be fifty these things. Did did the fact that these two guys will be on the cusp of not only winning their fifth Super Bowl. As a pairing but just being in their seventh super ball. That is absolutely mind boggling when you think about where this ...
[0:01:39] ... this franchise is on the cusp of the ninth trip to the Super Bowl. The quarterback in the coach on the cusp of a seventh trip to the Super Bowl. In the and there are on the dim view there on the verge of you know if you went to war they could win their fifth as a pairing that's actually ridiculous when you think about it. You dealer compares and you could make use sir Russell and read off the top of my head I don't know gimmicky go to the Canadians. Well maybe they'd think you know the 27 yankees. You're going back in forty and fifty jurist but these comparisons in the modern air Gary. It was gone Phil Jackson Michael Jordan. Is that we knew they would they were so good together in Chicago may sixth together they won it 316 ...
[0:03:55] ... have any different offensive. Players have been on this team beginning from Roman Phifer you know he's gay guys that he played with a no one or gray beards now yeah now he's Leila I tower you know. Gary took the the biggest thing for me when you look at Brady's career and you're in you're trying. Teach in the level of his greatness and what he's been able accomplished. He's the only quarterback who won his first Super Bowl and in his won his latest Super Bowl with a completely different 52 guys around. Anything that for me is the barometer of what that separates him from Bradshaw Montana ...
[0:05:25] ... It didn't it was too as they listen they went to a Super Bowl Billy O'Brien. And I don't think that because of early success. That Tom had the ability or the time to develop a ...






Mut, Gary and Price get right into the huge AFC Championship between the Pats and Broncos in Denver later today. The guys just don't see how Peyton can move the ball enough to keep up with Brady, Edelman and Gronk. They all think we'll see the Pats in yet another Super Bowl in 2 weeks. The guys look at various match-ups well see later today at Mile High.
Brick calls the boys to talks some Bruins hockey. He gets into the Eriksson situation and how he sees it shaking out. He talks about how this is Eriksson's last real chance at big money deal and he's not going to mess that up. Brick also talks about the Bruins defense, what they need to do gong forward and the play of Zdeno Chara who has been effective but has clearly lost a step as he enters the latter part of his career. Andy also says the Bruins need to pick up their play on home ice if they're going to have any chance at success this season.

[0:06:45] ... Louis for a second break yet mentioned the Eason certainly in the Atlantic Division when you look at the way the standings are currently set up. Right now on January whatever that today's the 24. You ...
[0:08:35] ... know where's the density intensity for everybody well. Get it it's equal Kevin Millar tag that Soviet satellite data but let me eat it everyday no. And I and I waited for him blocks in it ...
[0:12:52] ... of you know it's gonna be true. Total melting pot of gains. Zdeno Chara you know given worries in his career. It's still good enough absolutely. Which look to see more consistently. And in more dominant ...





DJ, Joe and Ken discuss the status of Loui Eriksson in Boston and if the Bruins are willing to commit to him long-term. They talk about what they could get back if they do move him and negotiations on a new deal. Eriksson has a great agent and both sides will be looking to capitalize. This is an important moment and decision for GM Don Sweeney and his tenure.