Patriots coach Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on The Big Show on Tuesday, a day after his team took over sole possession of first place in the AFC East (and the AFC) with a 45-3 humiliation of the Jets. Belichick was pleased with the overall effort of his now 10-2 team.
"The players really did a good job," said Belichick, who also credited Kevin Faulk with helping out in a leadership role in practice during the week. "We had a good week of practice and preparation and it certainly came together for the most part last night. I just think that the players did a really good job … we were able to really execute well last night and played a good game all around. We got off to a fast start and were able to sustain it for 60 minutes."
Tom Brady had another brilliant performance in the victory, throwing for 326 yards and four touchdowns. He and Belichick got an early start in preparation for...
LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- Speaking to reporters at the winter meetings at the Dolphin Resort Hotel, Red Sox manager Terry Francona said that catcher Jason Varitek will find his way into the Red Sox lineup a good deal, with the Sox taking advantage of the catcher's ability to hit left-handed pitching.
"Oh, I'm sure some of it will depend on health and production," said Francona when asked if Varitek would share time with Jarrod Saltalamacchia. " I think Tek's done a enough job where if you take away that broken bone last year, and Tek is having a heck of a year. He kind of bounced back [saying], 'Hey, I can do this and keep playing.' So Tek's going to play more than probably the average backup catcher, if that's what you're asking, sure."
Francona also touched on a variety of other Red Sox topics:
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LAKE BUENA VISTA, Fla. -- According to multiple sources familiar with the team's thinking, the Red Sox have not ruled out the pursuit of free agent Carl Crawford. However, several team and industry sources suggest that the seven-year, $126 million deal that Jayson Werth signed with the Phillies could complicate that pursuit.
The Sox appear unlikely to change their opinion of Crawford's value (and the kind of offer they are willing to make) as a reaction to the Werth contract. Even so, if Werth's deal proves an outlier, rather than a baseline, then it is conceivable that Boston could still be in the mix for the speedy All-Star. That said, the timetable for negotiations with Crawford are complicated by the fact that they are somewhat dependent on when and with whom Cliff Lee signs, since teams such as the Yankees and Rangers could turn their attentions to Crawford should they fail to land the left-hander.
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Tuesday morning to talk about Monday night's 45-3 humiliation of the Jets.
Wilfork said the Patriots had their best week of practice in the last two seasons, as the team showed it could work together and play a complete game. "I think everybody's focus level was where it needed to be, and it showed last night," he said. "That was very encouraging when guys come in and take care of business, especially coming off Thanksgiving week in Detroit, then come back home with a divisional rivalry, and playing for first pace in our division. So, hats go off to all of our teammates and coaching staff. I think our preparation was everything this week."
Late in the game, Bill Belichick huddled with a group of players and gave a pep talk that elicited some smiles. Said Wilfork: "He basically told us we're going to...
Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning, only hours after leading the Patriots to a 45-3 rout of the Jets in the battle for AFC East supremacy.
Considering his past comments about his distaste for the Jets, Brady was asked if he now felt sorry for New York following the Monday night embarrassment. "I would never, never feel sorry for the Jets. There's no chance," Brady said with a laugh. "I have a lot of old players, Patriot players and Patriot coaches, that texted me after the game last night and expressed their views on the Jets as well. There's no love lost between the current Patriots and the current Jets, or the former Patriots and the former Jets. It's such a great rivalry, and I think we bring out the best out of each other."
Brady said he wasn't able to enjoy the rout until the game ended, but even then there isn't much time to celebrate. "...
Fred Smerlas, Steve DeOssie and Butch Stearns break down all aspects of the Patriots win over the Lions, and take your calls as well.
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Rodney Harrison previewed the Patriots and Lions with the guys.
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Christian in Foxboro returns, this time he's trolling Detroit sports radio station 97.1 The Ticket's Stoney and Bill show . Christian rips Lions fans and asks why his nephew, Joseph, isn't getting the ball more.
We check in with the playmaker Michael Irvin for his weekly update on all things NFL. We talk to Michael about the Raiders first win, the LeGarrette Blount saga, and how the Pats will do against the Lions this weekend.
Michael and Dale discuss Jonas Gray's tardiness, and try and predict how the running-back will respond and make up for his error.
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Andy Merritt of the New England Hockey Journal joined WEEI.com’s Scott McLaughlin to talk about the play of Vermont and Providence, as well as other happenings around Hockey East. Merrimack coach Mark Dennehy also joined the show to talk about his team’s good start, his freshman class and how he uses possession stats.
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