Speaking on his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady explained that the decision for him not to play in the teams' preseason opener last Thursday against Jacksonville came as a surprise to him, and that he didn't find out about the plan until Wednesday night. (To listen to the entire interview, click here.)
"Coach [Bill] Belichick, he's the coach and he tells us what he wants to do. I used to fight things probably a lot more but now you just kind of understand why he does things and I do my best to prepare no matter what the situation is," Brady said. "He told us earlier in the week, 'Guys, everybody should be ready to play.' We were ready to play. He told us the night before the game we weren't playing, which I think shocked probably all...
Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez, in an interview with GQ magazine, said he was furious at coach Rex Ryan last year when Ryan had backup Mark Brunell practice with the first team following Sanchez' struggles in consecutive games vs. the Patriots and Dolphins: "I wanted to fight him. I was really mad," Sanchez said. Offensive coordinator Brian Schottenheimer calmed down Sanchez, who said he still respects Ryan's honesty.
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On the heels of the news that the Patriots will host wide receiver T.J. Houshmandazadeh on Monday, Len Pasquarelli of Sports XChange is reporting that safeties Darren Sharper and Renaldo Hill will also be in town to work out for the Patriots.
The 35-year-old Sharper is a 6-foot-2, 210-pounder who has played for New Orleans, Minnesota and Green Bay over the course of his career. He had perhaps the finest season in 2009 with the Saints when he had 71 tackles, 15 passes defensed and nine interceptions. Hill, 32, is a 5-foot-11, 205-pounder who has played for Denver, Miami, Oakland and Arizona over a 10-year career. He had 86 tackles, seven passes defense and a pair of interceptions with the Dolphins in 2006.
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Wide receiver T.J. Houshmandazadeh will visit the Patriots on Monday, according to Ian Rapoport of the Boston Herald. The 33-year-old veteran, a former teammate of current New England wide receiver Chad Ochocinco when the two were together in Cincinnati, has also played for Seattle and Baltimore over the course of his 10-year career. He has 616 career receptions for 7,091 yards and 43 touchdowns. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/patriots.
Tim Wakefield missed out on yet another opportunity to win his 200th career victory, allowing five runs over eight innings in the Red Sox' 5-3 loss to the Mariners Sunday afternoon at Safeco Field in Seattle. It was the fourth start in a row that the 45-year-old has failed to garner a win.
South Portland, Maine native Charlie Furbush claimed the win for the Mariners, holding the Sox to just one run on four hits over seven innings. The only Sox run against the lefty came in the fourth inning when Jed Lowrie's sacrifice fly plated Adrian Gonzalez, cutting the visitors' deficit at the time to two runs.
The only other runs mustered by the Red Sox came courtesy Kevin Youkilis' two-run home run in the eighth inning. The Sox would only get three baserunners into scoring position, managing six hits against Furbush and relievers Jeff Gray and Brandon League. Adrian Gonzalez claimed the multiple-hit game for the Red Sox, coming away with two singles....
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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.
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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.
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.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk with Curt about the MLB playoffs, his future with ESPN and the reaction to Jessica Mendoza as his replacement.
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Pierre McGuire of NBC Sports joins Ordway, Merloni and Fauria to talk about the start of the NHL season and to give a little insight on the new additions to this Bruins team.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about last night's Cubs/Pirates Wild Card game and how they wish Joe Kelly could have a similar career path as Jake Arrieta. Also, Lou rants about how much he hates the one game playoff.
Dale, Michael and Jerry are live from the Harp for Bruins opening night and we're breaking down what to expect from the black and gold.
We close out the day with some of the best in sound that you may have missed out on.
We await opening night and talk B's with DJ Bean live from the Harp.
Mikey is back for another season of Patriots-related parody songs, this time he's calling out the Cowboys.
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Mikey takes all kinds of phone calls from Patriot fans with the utmost confidence.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and TheMackReport.com preview all things Hockey East and take a look at Harvard as well. Nate Leaman, head coach of the defending national champion Providence College Friars, joins the show as well.
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