Speaking on the Dennis & Callahan Show, ESPN NFL analyst Mark Schlereth said the attention the Jets have brought upon themselves might come back to haunt them, citing how especially motivated Ray Lewis and his Baltimore Ravens were heading into the Jets' Monday Night Football loss to Lewis' team.
"Let's face it. The Jets sometimes are their own worst enemy," Schlereth said. "They've painted their own targets on their back by the way they've talked. They've already gone through the coronation. They just have 16 games to play and then get through the playoffs. They've already crowned themselves. All that talk is fun and entertaining, but the bottom line is that they have to back it up."
The former NFL offensive lineman also noted that quarterbacks such as Drew Brees, Peyton Manning, and Tom Brady separate themselves partly by the way they conduct themselves throughout a game, exuding a confidence...
According to a report from La Presse, former Boston College forward Brian Gionta will be named captain of the Montreal Canadiens when the team opens its training camp on Thursday. Gionta, 31, will be the team's 28th captain and first since Saku Koivu.
Gionta is entering the second year of a five-year deal signed last offseason after playing his first seven NHL seasons as a member of the Devils. One noteworthy aspect of the news is that Gionta, hailing from Rochester, NY, would be just the second American-born captain of the Habs in franchise history, joining Chris Chelios (1989-90).
In his career at Boston College, Gionta racked up 123 goals and led the Eagles to three national championship appearances. Though the first two yielded losses, BC beat North Dakota for the title in Gionta's senior year.
Jets receiver Braylon Edwards was the subject of some critical comments from Joe Namath after New York's Monday night loss to the Ravens. The former quarterback said Edwards "can't catch the ball ... or rarely does. He has as many drops as he does catches." On Wednesday, Edwards responded. While he said he respected the Jets legend, Edwards was not pleased, saying: "Tell him next time he's here, stop by my locker and tell me that." And in other Jets news, coach Rex Ryan said he volunteered to speak to the NFL about the Ines Sainz incident. Get more details on those stories, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.
During his weekly interview with Dennis & Callahan, FoxSports NFL analyst Brian Billick suggested that the Jets won't be able to beat the Patriots Sunday with Mark Sanchez having the type of game he turned in during New York's season opener.
Billick suggested that the Jets have had to reel in Sanchez a bit because they are perceived as a good football team, unlike the Detroit Lions, who let Matthew Stafford (a fellow member of the 2009 NFL draft class) throw the ball much more. "[Former USC coach] Pete Carroll said that [Sanchez] might need to stay in college another year," Billick said. "I think we're seeing the effects of that."
Asked whether or not Sanchez and the Jets could take the same philosophy Billick's Ravens team did when they won the Super Bowl, having a quarterback such as Trent Dilfer simply manage the game, the former coach said times have changed.
A trio of Red Sox prospects -- Michael Almanzar, Jeremy Hazelbaker and Vladimir Frias -- were suspended from the Greenville Drive for one game each following a bench-clearing brawl between the Drive and the Lakewood BlueClaws. The news was first reported by the Asbury Park Press and Richard Breen of examiner.com.
The brawl occurred in the Drive's Game 2 loss to the BlueClaws in the South Atlantic League's championship series. Derrik Gibson collided with Lakewood's catcher, Sebastian Valle, at the plate and then exchanged words with pitcher Jorge Rodriguez. That prompted both benches to empty, with Almanzar coming in and, after initially appearing to try to separate...
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
A full version of the Trade Deadline show hosted by Rob Bradford and Alex Speier. Featuring an interview with Texas Rangers GM, Jon Daniels.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Kirk breaks down the media criticism he has received.
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Dino, Meter and Kirk discuss the light punishment given to Ray Rice by the NFL.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to talk about David Ortiz, the struggles of Dustin Pedroia, and the Jon Lester contract.
Patriots Wide Receiver Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
Given the recent Ray Rice suspension, many people are comparing it to Josh Gordon getting suspended for repeated drug abuse. Tim Benz doesn't think this is a fair comparison. He explains why.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
We discuss the suspension of Ray Rice, and how the act he committed certainly seemed like it warranted a harsher penalty from the strict front office of Roger Goodell.
We tackle four topics, all sparked by our interest in the story about the Browns fan peeing on Art Modell's grave this past week.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
With Training Camp starting this Thursday and the August Draft Season inching closer, Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are ramping up the Fantasy Football content to meet the demand! Today’s podcast gives an in depth look at Pete’s Top 50 Wide Receivers Article that is LIVE on WEEI.com right now. Pete breaks down the receivers by Tiers and the podcast gives full analysis of those Tiers and the players who occupy these spots and why. Get prepared for your drafts and enjoy!
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