We discuss the Red Sox moves after the loss of Jon Lester, including Miley, Porcello and Masterson being added to the pitching staff.

[0:01:08] ... I've according to several Twitter reports the Red Sox did meet with James Shields represented its last night. Whether it's Jane shields whether it's you know. Dream if you want to Max Scherzer I don't think ...
[0:01:54] ... decided to relate it. Vague they got they closed out this that Jon Lester. Trade today. That the entire Jon Lester trade the game full circle today with the acquisition of course though so they trade Jon Lester to open. Again that's produced. It takes just but it they flip him for Porsche fellow that this matters but fail to ...
[0:02:41] ... if but the trade deadline. Detroit had made ports LO available for Jon Lester I think bench Harrington would have done. He wasn't available port sell off first ball was having great year second while Detroit ...
[0:05:53] ... the stuff all the time. He had three shut outs last year Jon Lester had Porsche outs in his career. This is not one of those you know a smear camp hash tag smear campaign things are just a definition of terms here. And you know how much I love Jon Lester and one of them to bring him back and just try to point out the port Salo had a really really good year now was he Johnny quite ill was the was it Jon Lester Clayton Kershaw you know Jon Lester am not even close while I'm not and I would have said no but I would have said not even close. I would say not close and and you you look at you look at what he did last year where vs put Jon Lester did master okay as it was great the had to shut outs. But just in terms of overall production he was certain ...






We discuss the Red Sox moves after the loss of Jon Lester, including Miley, Porcello and Masterson being added to the pitching staff.

[0:01:08] ... I've according to several Twitter reports the Red Sox did meet with James Shields represented its last night. Whether it's Jane shields whether it's you know. Dream if you want to Max Scherzer I don't think ...
[0:01:54] ... decided to relate it. Vague they got they closed out this that Jon Lester. Trade today. That the entire Jon Lester trade the game full circle today with the acquisition of course though so they trade Jon Lester to open. Again that's produced. It takes just but it they flip him for Porsche fellow that this matters but fail to ...
[0:02:41] ... if but the trade deadline. Detroit had made ports LO available for Jon Lester I think bench Harrington would have done. He wasn't available port sell off first ball was having great year second while Detroit ...
[0:05:53] ... the stuff all the time. He had three shut outs last year Jon Lester had Porsche outs in his career. This is not one of those you know a smear camp hash tag smear campaign things are just a definition of terms here. And you know how much I love Jon Lester and one of them to bring him back and just try to point out the port Salo had a really really good year now was he Johnny quite ill was the was it Jon Lester Clayton Kershaw you know Jon Lester am not even close while I'm not and I would have said no but I would have said not even close. I would say not close and and you you look at you look at what he did last year where vs put Jon Lester did master okay as it was great the had to shut outs. But just in terms of overall production he was certain ...






For those unfamiliar with the term "hat and t-shirt game": the Patriots have a chance at clinching the AFC East this Sunday, and we discuss it.

[0:03:42] ... now second guess every move we were telling ballot check for trading Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay. Killing everybody wanna thank said that Ethier read them like these ratings always as a reason. We may never ...
[0:05:52] ... yet you're timber remained at retain possession of the football in buffalo David Patten. The tuck rule it would sure way. You know that they have special spotted the ball and correctly at Pittsburg and AFC ...
[0:11:30] ... Earned it colored 100%. If Eli Manning on the practice field with David Tyree ran a hundred football against. Air he couldn't catch another one against his helmet like dale as I said a man was. ...
[0:16:53] ... respect. You're Richard Seymour I say that would much respect to that Ty Law. They've never had a defensive player like this in his prime. The picked up in the offseason so you look at it ...






For those unfamiliar with the term "hat and t-shirt game": the Patriots have a chance at clinching the AFC East this Sunday, and we discuss it.

[0:03:42] ... now second guess every move we were telling ballot check for trading Logan Mankins to Tampa Bay. Killing everybody wanna thank said that Ethier read them like these ratings always as a reason. We may never ...
[0:05:52] ... yet you're timber remained at retain possession of the football in buffalo David Patten. The tuck rule it would sure way. You know that they have special spotted the ball and correctly at Pittsburg and AFC ...
[0:11:30] ... Earned it colored 100%. If Eli Manning on the practice field with David Tyree ran a hundred football against. Air he couldn't catch another one against his helmet like dale as I said a man was. ...
[0:16:53] ... respect. You're Richard Seymour I say that would much respect to that Ty Law. They've never had a defensive player like this in his prime. The picked up in the offseason so you look at it ...






We talk about trust today... which front office of the four major franchises do we trust the most?

[0:09:43] ... is the team that's been lying about there injury reports that since Bill Belichick beat. Became head coach C about everything else through from New England Patriots there's no I would say. Exact sciences relates to ...
[0:11:44] ... team in town right. Now the question will always be. Is that Bill Belichick in the management team or is that the fact that you're locked into it a 199 overall one of the greatest quarterback ...
[0:15:59] ... they get. Some retired coach you know go cower welcome our company Jon Gruden. Is not the same conversation I ever really duplicate that duo. I can only come up with three teams but I can ...
[0:19:13] ... seem Jimmie get a chance very every every golfer don't sleep on Matt Cassel Leahy you may launch a comeback. A deal late this sleep on Matt Cassel is he might be done but think about that now that this this twelve year period. And yet if you go into ...






We talk about trust today... which front office of the four major franchises do we trust the most?

[0:09:43] ... is the team that's been lying about there injury reports that since Bill Belichick beat. Became head coach C about everything else through from New England Patriots there's no I would say. Exact sciences relates to ...
[0:11:44] ... team in town right. Now the question will always be. Is that Bill Belichick in the management team or is that the fact that you're locked into it a 199 overall one of the greatest quarterback ...
[0:15:59] ... they get. Some retired coach you know go cower welcome our company Jon Gruden. Is not the same conversation I ever really duplicate that duo. I can only come up with three teams but I can ...
[0:19:13] ... seem Jimmie get a chance very every every golfer don't sleep on Matt Cassel Leahy you may launch a comeback. A deal late this sleep on Matt Cassel is he might be done but think about that now that this this twelve year period. And yet if you go into ...






Peyton Manning isn't receiving much criticism even with his poor play of late. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning isn’t receiving much criticism even with his poor play of late. (Jared Wickerham/Getty Images)

Denver PostPoor Peyton.

Not “woe is Peyton Manning” in the sense he is drawing a $20 million salary… and might be the most popular athlete on the planet.

What’s tough about being Peyton is the pressure he’s under not just to be good, but great. As the Broncos have concentrated their efforts on improving their running game the past three weeks, Manning has thrown six touchdown passes against two interceptions while leading his team to an average of 31 points and a 3-0 record.

Yet, because he has also averaged 203 passing yards in the past three games and not 330, as he did through the first 10 games this season, and because he didn’t throw a touchdown pass Sunday for the first time as a Bronco, and because the game has not always been as easy as he made it seem his first 2½ seasons in Denver, this passionate football region has been wondering: Is anything wrong with Peyton?

Is he hurt? Is he getting old? Is he losing it?

“None of the above,” said Broncos coach John Fox.

Fox is correct. Manning is one of the best. He ranks third in passer rating and fourth in passing yards, and he is tied with Andrew Luck for first in touchdown passes.

Oh well. I guess that settles that. Peyton Manning says he’s fine. John Fox says he’s fine. Well then according to the Denver Post’s logic, he has to be fine, right? Nothing more to see here folks. Let’s all go home and get some sleep, citizens. The Peyton Apology Machine is still cranking out 1.21 jigowatts of power.

I don’t get it and I never have. What is this Peyton infallibility doctrine he lives under? How is it that Manning manages to avoid all criticism, doubt and serious questions about his abilities? Tom Brady had a couple of substandard games in September while facing withering pressure all month behind an O-line that hadn’t found itself yet, and the world was coming to an end. The airwaves were full of talk about his window closing, his advanced age and his rapidly declining skills. The anti-Patriots horde talked about him like he’s standing in his own grave. Trent Dilfer and Steve Young go on the Monday Night Football postgame show to declare he’s furious and hates being here more than Mike Salk. Some leprechaun-troll from Dublin no one ever heard of claims Brady isn’t even a top five QB starts doing an “I told ya so, laddie.” It was mass hysteria.

But Manning? Nope. He’s fine. Despite him coming off a zero touchdown, two interception job at home against Buffalo. Or the seven points the Broncos put up four weeks ago at St. Louis. Or the fact that in three of his last four games, Manning has posted passer ratings of less than 86, which would put him below Kirk Cousins, Mark Sanchez and (shudder) Eli. Or even last week’s dog’s breakfast of 56.9 is his lowest since 2008, still, nothing to worry about. He’s the same guy he was in his prime, they’re just keeping the ball on the ground as an experiment. Pure football research.

Look, I’m not asking anyone to declare time of death on Peyton Manning‘s career. All I want is the same level of irrational, hysterical panic about him that Brady gets every time he has a bad game, instead of this “nothing to see here” stuff. I don’t think that’s too much to ask.

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Little Person confronts Marvin Lewis, and the top songs, movies, and TV shows from 2014

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