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01/19/2017 - 10:38am
Floyd still working to perfect Patriots offense

FOXBORO — Michael Floyd has been a member of the Patriots for about a month, but even he would admit he’s still learning things about the offense.

The Patriots offense is one of the most complex in all of the NFL and Tom Brady is one of the most demanding quarterbacks in the NFL. Playing in two regular season games and one playoff game, Floyd is still asking questions to his teammates.

“I’ve only been here a month, so I think that’s every single day that I’ve got to keep my head in the playbook and ask questions. That’s what I do every single day,” Floyd said. “There’s nothing wrong about asking questions, and they see that I’m the new guy here, and for the most part, they all have answers.”

Floyd had one catch on Christmas Eve against the Jets, but really came on strong in the season finale against the Dolphins. He had three catches for 36 yards and a touchdown, as well as delivering a huge block leading to another touchdown...

01/19/2017 - 8:06am
Mashup: Athletes react to HOF results

Good morning, here is your Thursday Morning Mashup. For the latest news, start at our WEEI.com home page or click here for the top stories and scores from our news wire.

THURSDAY’S BROADCAST HIGHLIGHTS: NBA: Washington at New York, 8 p.m. (TNT) NBA: Minnesota at LA Clippers, 10:30 p.m. (TNT) College basketball: Davidson at La Salle, 7 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball: Maryland at Iowa, 7 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Richmond at Dayton, 7 p.m. (ESPNU) College basketball: UConn at SMU, 7 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: California at Oregon, 9 p.m. (ESPN2) College basketball: Clemson at Louisville, 9 p.m. (ESPN) College basketball: Memphis at Houston, 9 p.m. (CBSSN) College basketball:...

01/18/2017 - 11:59pm
Claude Julien on thin ice after loss to Red Wings

Wednesday at Joe Louis Arena, a 6-5 Bruins shootout loss that ended with the Bruins serenaded off the ice by the Motor City’s familiar victory refrain of ‘born and raised in South Detroit’ belted out by the hometown crowd with the fire of a 25-year playoff streak on the line, felt like a table-read of coach Claude Julien’s decade-long, record-setting run with the Black and Gold.

A day after Julien took the temperature of his painfully on-again, off-again team and made practice a last-second healthy scratch, instead giving his team a day off the ice to simply recharge and focus on the task of hand, the Bruins came out flying with a pace seldom seen this season. The Bruins scored in the opening 44 seconds of the game, and by the 8:50 mark of the period...

01/18/2017 - 9:13pm
Simms: Pats secondary 'most underrated'

Analyst Phil Simms, who will be calling the AFC championship game Sunday with Jim Nantz on CBS, said one of the most impressive things about the Patriots is their defense.

“If I remember right, the New England Patriots are the number one scoring defense in the NFL. It is the most overlooked thing there is. Their defensive secondary is the most underrated group in the league. Maybe of all positions,” he said Wednesday in a conference call with the media. “They have big guys strictly for the run. They have small linebackers now to catch up with today’s pass-happy offense. And they have tremendous cover guys and three safeties that are as good as any three safeties you want to talk about in football. All these variables on both sides of the ball are why we see New England once again in the championship game.

“It’s hard to get big plays on them,” Simms added. “The NFL is about big plays, and New England gives up very few of them.”

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01/18/2017 - 8:09pm
Bart Scott compares Patriots to Duke, dorks
By: WEEI

Bart Scott is always good for a quote or two about the Patriots.

On CBS Sports Radio with Damon Amendolara, Scott discussed Steelers coach Mike Tomlin calling the Patriots a-holes in Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video.

“That speaks to what he thinks about them,” Scott said. “I don’t think that is about anybody, no. He looks at the Patriots like pretty much the rest of the league looks at them like Duke. You kind of hate Duke.

“Everybody hates Duke because they think they are some arrogant you-know-what’s and they have this bravado. They are like the kids in the playground that you are cracking jokes [about]. … That is how they come off to the majority of the league as smug, arrogant and they can have a sense of quiet, but they try to be humble and you know they are not.”

Scott doesn’t think Tomlin would make that comment about any team and that it was specific to the Patriots....

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OMF - Duron Harmon tells …

OMF - Duron Harmon tells OMF that the defense loves the chance to make a goal line stand, 1-23-16

Patriots safety Duron Harmon joined the show on Monday to discuss their win over Pittsburgh in the AFCCG. Harmon was asked about his tackle on Jesse James on the half yard line, and he revealed to the guys he wasn't thinking much about it, but that the defense has wanted the chance to make a goal line stand since they did it against Cincinnati earlier in the season.

OMF - Dion Lewis talks about recovering from a torn ACL last season, 1-23-16

Patriots running back Dion Lewis joined the show to discuss how it feels to be headed to the Super Bowl for the first time in his career, his recovery from a serious injury in 2015, and how LeGarrette Blount fired up the sidelines by carrying half the Steelers on his back.

Malcolm Butler - Excited to be headed to another Super Bowl

Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah …

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul, and it's time for the Celtics to fill their biggest need 12-20-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.

Celtics Podcast - Isaiah Thomas' injury and keeping Marcus Smart in control 12-13-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.

Celtics Podcast – Bad finish against the Rockets and love for DeMarcus Cousins 12-6-16

WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 4: Rick P…

Bradfo Sho, Ep. 4: Rick Porcello

Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello to discuss life from the moment when he learned he was the American League Cy Young Award winner until the days just before spring training. Porcello explains how things have changed for him over the past few months, while offering his thoughts on Kate Upton's controversial tweets following the Cy Young announcement, and the actual voting process.

Hot Stove Show Hour 2 - Hall of Fame candidates losing and gaining support

Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.

Hot Stove Show Hour 1 - Reacts to the 2017 Hall of Fame elections

Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.

Saturday Skate - Firing C…

Saturday Skate - Firing Claude

Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson -- It was a very good week for the Bruins-Are they turning things around? -- 1-15-17

Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.

SUNDAY SKATE with K&C's Ken Laird, Barstool Sports' Rear Admiral and WEEI's Ty Anderson talk Bruins and the state of Claude Julien's tenure in Boston -- 1-8-16

Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.

K&C- The winning culture …

K&C- The winning culture in New England 1-23-17

Hour 4. Kirk and Gerry discuss how players from bad teams can come to New England and win.

K&C-Albert vs. Kirk and Gerry on Tom Brady; Headlines with Kirk; Tim Hasselbeck joins the show 1-23-17

Hour 2. Albert challenges Kirk and Gerry. Headlines with Kirk covers the Women's March.

K&C- Tim Hasselbeck joins the show to discuss Championship weekend and the Patriots-Falcons Super Bowl 1-23-17

Tim Hasselbeck joins the show.

OMF - Did the Patriots de…

OMF - Did the Patriots defense finally prove themselves? 1-23-16

The guys open the show discussing the Patriots 36-17 win over Steelers in the AFCCG, and if that win helped answer some questions the critics had all year about the Patriots defense.

OMF - What happened to Aaron Rodgers? Can the Patriots stop the Falcons? 1-23-16

Last week, there was a lot of talk about Aaron Rodgers and his other-worldly performances down the stretch and into the playoffs. On Sunday, he was blown out by the Falcons, and sent home packing. The guys discuss the rise and fall of Aaron Rodgers' season, and also get into the Falcons offense, and how the Patriots defense might stack up.

OMF - Dont forget, Bill Belichick is the best GM in football, too, 1-23-16

Chris Hogan, Dion Lewis, Kyle Van Noy, and Trey Flowers are just a few of the reasons why Bill Belichick should be credited more as a great GM, in addition to his accolades as a great head coach.

Bill Belichick - We have …

Bill Belichick - We have a lot of work to do on Atlanta, not very familiar with them

Patriots head coach Bill Belichick breaks down the win over the Steelers and looks ahead to the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl, who Bill admits is a team they are not yet very familiar with.

Matthew Slater - thankful and blessed to be headed to another Super Bowl

Dale, Holley and Keefe check in with Special Teams Captain Matthew Slater after the Patriots advance to Super Bowl 51.

NFL Network's Heath Evans breaks down the AFC Championship win

Dale, Holley and Keefe check in with former Patriot Heath Evans, now with the NFL Network, for his complete analysis of the AFC Championship win.

Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charl…

Ep. 49: Chad Finn - Charlotte Wilder's story on Trump/Patriots

Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.

Ep. 48: John Ziegler - Penn State Scandal

Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.

Ep. 47: Sean Leahy, Boston Herald sports editor

Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.

The Real K&C – Game tho…

The Real K&C – Game thoughts, no-care umbrellas & White House blowing blips 1-23-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap a Patriots Monday after a Patriots AFC Title game win and a Tom Brady appearance with Kirk & Gerry.

Boston Sports 101 - Patriots History in the AFC Championship Game

Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.

The Real K&C - Gerry's umbrella, Volin D-Wood & the new MAN Show 1-20-17

Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.

K&C- Tom Brady on his 7th…

K&C- Tom Brady on his 7th Super Bowl appearance and his call to President Donald Trump 1-23-17

Tom Brady joins the show the morning after winning the AFC championship for the seventh time. Brady talks about the upcoming Super Bowl and his call to President Donald Trump.

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K&C- The Patriots are goi…

K&C- The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl; Tom Brady joins the show to discuss the Super Bowl and Trump 1-23-17

Hour 1. The Patriots are going to the Super Bowl, which means Kirk and Gerry are going to Houston. Tom Brady joins the show.

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Hour 2. Albert challenges Kirk and Gerry. Headlines with Kirk covers the Women's March.

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Hour 4. Kirk and Gerry discuss how players from bad teams can come to New England and win.

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