While Tom Brady cannot be at Gillette Stadium or any NFL stadium as he’s suspended for the first four games, it doesn’t mean he isn’t watching them.
Brady admitted it’s been tough to watch, but he’s been happy with the results as the team has started 2-0.
“It’s certainly tough to watch, but it’s certainly great to see us win,” Brady said Monday to Jim Gray on Westwood One’s Monday Night Football pregame show. “It’s a little bit of both for me.”
Added Brady on Sunday specifically: “It was good to see. We got off to such a great start and he was really firing the ball in there and being very accurate and decisive with his throws. It was great to see. It was a tough injury (to Jimmy Garoppolo). Miami did a great job kind of hanging in there and...
Wes Welker was at Gillette Stadium on Sunday taking in the game, while also impersonating Tom Brady with a life-size mask of the quarterback in the parking lot beforehand.
Brady actually saw the mask earlier as the two were together Sunday morning.
“I saw some of those masks and I saw Wes’ — actually, I spent a little time with him Sunday morning. He showed it to me. It was probably the creepiest thing I’ve ever seen,” Brady told Jim Gray on Westwood One’s pregame show Monday night.
The quarterback confirmed the two worked out together, but didn’t say exactly what they did.
“It was good to spend some time with...
BALTIMORE — There might only be a few regular season games left in David Ortiz’s career, but that doesn’t mean slowing down as the finish line draws near.
The latest feat in Ortiz’s historic final season came Monday night at Camden Yards when the Red Sox’ designated hitter launched his 35th homer of the season. The fifth-inning blast over the right field wall scored Dustin Pedroia and increased the Red Sox’ lead to 5-1 over the Orioles.
It was Ortiz’s seventh homer against the Orioles, matching the most the 40-year-old as ever hit in one season against Baltimore (with the other seven-homer campaign coming in 2013).
Ortiz has 53 home runs against the Orioles, the third-most by any opponent. Only Harmon Killebrew (68) and Alex Rodriguez (69) have more.
The Sox’ DH has now homered in five of his last eight games at Camden Yards, having gone deep 10 times in his last 16 trips to the home of...
Walt Coleman will serve as the referee for Thursday’s Texans-Patriots game at Gillette Stadium.
Coleman was the official working the 2001 AFC divisional playoff game between New England and Oakland, and was the one who presided over the disputed call that ultimately gave the Patriots new life. (It’s worth noting that Coleman hasn’t worked a single Raiders game since that contest.) Coleman also worked as the referee for the 2003 AFC title game, a contest noted for its physical play and the contest that sparked Indy GM Bill Polian to go to the competition committee and change the way the game is called when it came to pass defense.
Coleman worked two Patriots games last season: against the Jaguars in September and the Titans in December. Both games were wins for New England.
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BALTIMORE — With three more trips through the rotation to be had in the regular seaosn, the Red Sox and Drew Pomeranz are staying the course.
Despite the lefty’s recent downturn, having allowed nine runs in 5 2/3 innings over his last two starts, Red Sox manager John Farrell said that the plan is to still have Pomeranz make his next scheduled outing, Friday in St. Petersburg, Fla. against the Rays. Sunday night, the southpaw allowed four runs on seven hits over 3 2/3 innings against the Yankees.
The 27-year-old is well above his career high in innings pitched, having thrown 164 1/3 between his stints with the Padres and Red Sox.
“Command. It’s been command,” said Farrell when asked what has been Pomeranz’ primary issue. “Is that a direct correlation to the innings workload to date? That’s quite possible. I thought last night his velocity was consistent or similar to previous starts. The command from pitch...
The boys get into the media and how they cover the Pats. It's not always easy covering Belichick and a team that will not give any substance to reporters, but things could be worse.
The guys discuss the upcoming week for the Patriots with the Bills coming to town.
Curran joins the boys live in studio to discuss the future of the QB position in New England.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe and Tim talked to the Sox catcher, who caught 23 strikeouts from Sox pitchers in the extra-inning win in Tampa Bay.
Joe and Tim talk with the Red Sox DH, Big Papi, who provided the only offense for the Sox with a 2-run home run that gave the Red Sox a 2-1 win over the Tampa Bay Rays
In the midst of the Patriots routing the Texans, Mut recaps the game marking the sweep of the Orioles. David Price picks up his 17th win as the Red Sox have all but cemented their strangle hold on the AL East. They finish their final game with Baltimore in a 5-3 win.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Mike Lombardi discussed Bill O'Brien's tough night and Bill Belichick's approach to dealing with injured players.
In the final hour of the show Sean, Gerry and Kirk heard from some drunk callers to the Real Postgame Show and discussed how the Sox fared head to head against the Patriots last night on TV.
Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian. He talked about playing against Brock Osweiler, and the team's mindset at 3-0.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian are joined by Mike Florio of ProFootball Talk. He thinks Brady will eventually win out over Garoppolo, and Rex Ryan will be out of a job soon.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the surging Sox and their new mission of Playoff positioning.
We look at four instances in the NFL in which Bill Belichick earned his 'genius' title for coaching.
Kirk and Gerry talk about how the show is going since the departure of John Dennis, how the fill-in hosts have been doing so far, and what they are looking for in a third host.
Kirk Minihane loves TV and movies, he sits down with TV critic and author of the new book "TV (The Book)" Alan Sepinwall to discuss the best TV shows of all-time and which show should be number 1. Kirk and Alan disagree on which show is the best of all-time and they both have compelling arguments. Kirk and Alan talk about "Cheers" being one of the most underrated and forgotten TV shows of all-time.
After another big win for the Pats on Thursday night, New England rejoices so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson get their thoughts in on the game, the Pats future at Quarterback and the difference between the Patriots organization and everyone else. Then the conversation turns to Fantasy Football featuring the slew of injured Runningbacks and who you need to get and start in their place, including Jerrick McKinnon, Charles Simms and Theo Riddick. The boys wrap it up with a look at solid Starts & Sits from RB to WR to TE. Something for every Fantasy Footballer and Football fan. Make sure you join Jim and Pete on Sunday at 8:00am for the WEEI Fantasy Football Hour.
Lucy Burdge is in to host the second edition of the K&C Recap pod with producers Ken Laird and Chris Curtis, but they don't get far as Kirk Minihane hijacks the program to dish on the show hosts and to blast Curtis.