Bill Belichick made his weekly appearance on the Big Show on Monday and discussed the progress of Chad Ochocinco and the news that Belichick would be the subject of an NFL Films documentary in September. But Belichick was first asked about the 34-10 loss in Saturday's preseason game against the Lions.
"We just made it easier for them with turnovers and long-yardage situations with negative plays and sacks and penalties," Belichick said. "We were just inconsistent in a lot of areas and were never able to get it going and really get it back into a completive game."
Chad Ochocinco was targeted four times but did not have a catch on Saturday. The receiver has had several drops in his two preseason appearances and has seemingly struggled to learn the nuances of the New England offense, but Belichick sees progress in his recent performance.
"Oh yeah, absolutely. Without a doubt. He's made a lot of...
With the threat of hurricanes and tropical storms now having passed, J.D. Drew is set to resume his minor league rehab assignment on Tuesday, when he will join Triple-A Pawtucket in Rochester. Drew was 0-for-2 with a walk, strikeout and hit by pitch in a rehab game with the Lowell Spinners on Friday. He was initially scheduled to play another rehab game with the Spinners on Saturday, but with heavy rains in the forecast, he instead worked out with the Sox at Fenway Park.
For the year, Drew is hitting .219 with a .317 OBP, .305 slugging mark and .622 OPS. With rosters expanding from 25 to 40 players on Sept. 1, he is scheduled to be activated this week after missing the last five weeks with a shoulder impingement.
Kevin Youkilis will join Drew in Rochester. The third baseman landed on the disabled list on Aug. 18 due to a back strain. He is expected to spend a couple games with the PawSox before being activated on Sept. 2, the earliest possible...
Red Sox first baseman Adrian Gonzalez was named the AL Player of the Week for the period of Aug. 22-28. After enduring a 22-game stretch without a homer, Gonzalez did his best to make up for lost time, slamming five homers in a three-game stretch. At one point, he went deep on three consecutive pitches.
For the week, Gonzalez hit .393 with a .452 OBP, .964 slugging mark, a double, five homers, nine runs batted in and eight runs. He is the fourth Red Sox to win Player of the Week honors this year, joining Carl Crawford, David Ortiz and Jacoby Ellsbury.
On the year, Gonzalez leads the AL with a .345 average. He has a .406 OBP, .559 slugging mark, .965 OPS, 23 homers and 103 RBI.
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The Patriots have brought back safety and special teams specialist Ross Ventrone just hours after releasing James Sanders in what was apparently a cash-driven roster cut. The team also cut long snapper Matt Katula and fourth-year cornerback Jonathan Wilhite while signing wide receiver Tiquan Underwood.
Sanders was due to make $2.8 million in 2011 and the two sides couldn't come to an agreement on a pay cut so Sanders was released so he could sign on with another team nearly two weeks before opening day.
"Tough release there with James Sanders," Belichick said of Monday's move to release the team's fourth-round pick in 2005. "[He's] been a really good guy to have on this team."
Additionally, the Patriots also announced the release Monday of defensive back...
Ndamukong Suh was a dominant force for the Lions in the 34-10 win over Patriots on Saturday night, and the defensive tackle shared his thoughts on the victory via Twitter and Facebook the following day.
“What up Twitter fam,” Suh said in a Facebook video message on Sunday. “Last night was a lot of fun beating up on the Brady Bunch. I think we played pretty well as a team. It’s a good start, happy with where we’re at right now but never satisfied and looking for more.”
Suh didn't register a sack of Brady on Saturday but did get a pair of hits on the quarterback. The second-year tackle was also involved in a brief altercation with Logan Mankins.
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Christian joins the boys to discuss bye weeks and when the ideal time is to get one. The guys ask him about a permanent team in London and his opinion on if it would work. Then he gets into the Pats and if any team in the AFC East will step up.
Greg and Chris discuss the debacle that is the Miami Dolphins in the midst of getting beat pretty badly in London by the Jets a week removed from getting destroyed by the Bills. Where does Miami go from here?
Curran calls Greg and Chris to discuss the struggles of the Dolphins and Colts along with the state of Pats durng their bye. He gets into the defense and how they've performed, specifically the secondary and Devin McCourty.
Sam Packard is joined by his brother Nick, as he breaks down his favorite moments from Celtics Media Day. Sam then tries to compare each member of the Celtics roster to a character on The Wire, with varied results.
Sam Packard is joined by Jared Weiss of CLNSRadio.Com to talk about trading Bradley and the upcoming Celtics Media Day.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
We check in for a final time this season with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo as look ahead to 2016 with him.
Joe and Rob Bradford talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart who had his first career multi home run game as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 10-4 and extend their winning streak to a season high 5 games.
Joe and Dave talk with Jackie Bradley Jr. after he hit a 2 run home run and made two leaping catches as the Red Sox beat the Yankees 4-1 tonight.
DJ Bean joins Butch Stearns and Rob Bradford in studio with the pre-season ending to discuss the upcoming season's line combinations and the changes made in the offseason.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
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Bobby calls in from the streets to talk about gang life and gun control.
With the emergence of the young players for the Red Sox this season, they're starting to look like they can be competitive next season. The guys discuss this and talk more about whether Farrell should be the manager next season when he gets healthy.
Leaks have come out over the last few days that John Farrell will return to the Red Sox when he gets healthy, but is this the right decision? Glenn, Lou and Christian discuss whether or not his job should be safe.
One of our favorite segments every week is when we get the chance to talk to the playmaker, Hall of Fame receiver Michael Irvin.
A player that was suspended for PED use is really the top candidate for baseball's comeback player of the year? How is that possible? We discuss it.
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Chris Villani and John Tomase discuss Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned by Judge Richard Berman and discuss in hindsight how obvious this should have been.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss the Thursday federal court decision to overturn Tom Brady's DeflateGate punishment.
Mikey Adams and Lenny Megliola discuss Jackie Bradley Jr, Mookie Betts, Rusney Castillo, and who should play where. Also, the current outfield in context with Sox history.
Ken Laird and Ryan Hannable take a look back at the 2015 season for the Boston Red Sox and their affiliates, including who the guys think should be classified as the team's Top 10 prospects. Also, a check in with play-by-play voices this year in Pawtucket, Portland, Salem, and Greenville as well as Ken's one-on-one interview with Offensive Player of the Year Sam Travis.
Jerry is joined by former sports reporter turned professional chef Jen Royle to discuss her upcoming fight for Haymakers For Hope.
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