It doesn't appear to be a great time to be an outspoken coach or manager. In Tuesday's Morning Mashup, we have a few pieces on the Bobby Valentine era thus far, the upcoming make-or-break season for Rex Ryan, and a great read on Peyton Manning coming full circle.
Check it all out at the Out of Bounds blog.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan on Tuesday morning and talked about the changes to the roster as the team prepares for Sunday's opener against the Titans.
As part of the last round of cuts, two of Brady's closest teammates -- backup quarterback Brian Hoyer and wide receiver Deion Branch -- were dropped from the roster.
"There's so many great friends and guys that you've spent so much time with. And it happens every year. It's a tough part of what we deal with, but my fingers are crossed for all those guys that they find a job," Brady said. "The thing is, when you see that, you realize how much you've got to focus on doing your own job. And you've got to try to be the best teammate possible for the guys in the locker room, try to go out there and get prepared for this week. Because ultimately, that's what our job is. The guys that are remaining, that's what you've got to do. Obviously, you have a lot of...
The Red Sox' run of putrid play continued, as the team suffered its seventh consecutive loss of a West Coast road trip, this one a 4-1 loss in Seattle to the Mariners. With owner John Henry and general manager Ben Cherington on hand, the team saw its losing streak reach a degree not experienced since a nine-game skid in 2001.
The Sox took a 1-0 lead in the top of the first inning on an RBI single by Cody Ross. However, that proved the team's last run of the game, as the team managed just four more hits on the day, and did not advance a base runner past second over the final eight innings. The Sox have scored a total of 16 runs on the road trip, and just eight over the last five games.
Clay Buchholz at times looked like he could make that lead hold up; however, the Mariners had an opportunistic four-run rally in the fourth inning to account for their only runs of the game off the right-hander. Seattle amassed four singles (one of the infield variety...
Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia delivered a ground-rule double to left-center against Mariners left-hander Jason Vargas with two outs in the first inning Monday, giving him 1,000 hits in his career. He is the 31st player in team history to amass 1,000 hits with the club, joining Hall of Famer Bobby Doerr as the only second basemen to reach the mark. (Doerr had 2,042 hits over his career.)
By reaching the mark in 833 games, Pedroia became the fifth-fastest Red Sox to reach 1,000 hits, trailing only Nomar Garciaparra (746 games), Wade Boggs (747), Johnny Pesky (774), Ted Williams (814) and Jim Rice (827).
At a time when the Sox are enduring a woeful stretch, Pedroia now has a 14-game hitting streak during which, through his first at-bat on Monday, he's hitting .382 with a .433 OBP and .618 slugging mark.
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Red Sox GM Ben Cherington, in Seattle to assess the state of his team at a time when the club is enduring its worst stretch of the season, expressed sympathy for his team's players and manager even as he declined to answer all questions about manager Bobby Valentine's job security through the remainder of the season.
Cherington told reporters, including Brian MacPherson of the Providence Journal, that the Sox are not evaluating anyone -- including Valentine -- based on wins and losses, but that the manager continues to be evaluated based on what happens between now and the end of the year.
"We're both being evaluated on the work we do every day and the position we're putting our players in, the decisions we make. The wins and losses are always going to be a reflection of the talent that's on the...
Tom Brady joined the show to discuss the win over the Steelers and Roger Goodell's handling of domestic violence cases.
In the final hour of the show, Glenn and Fred recap some of the big stories in the NFL from this Sunday. They also react to post game comments from Coach Belichick and Rob Gronkowski
Ordway and Smerlas break down the Patriots victory on the road in PIttsburgh. In this hour they talk about the Pats success running the ball, and try to figure out what exactly is going wrong with kicker Stephen Gostkowski
We preview the 2016-2017 Celtics with Danny Ainge on opening night.
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
Chris and Rob talk with former MLB Infielder and current ESPN analyst Alex Cora. Alex talks about some of the moves he saw in the Red Sox-Indians ALDS, and talks about the core group of young players the Red Sox have
We wrap up the Sox season with our final weekly visit with Sox manager John Farrell, on the heels of the news that he will be back as Sox skipper for the 2017 season.
Red Sox Hall of Famer Joe Castiglione wraps up the 2016 Boston Red Sox season
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season
Ken Laird and new WEEI.com Bruins writer Ty Anderson discuss the state of the 2016 Bruins after a 3-3 start to the season.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
Gerry and Kirk call out Chris Mortensen for claiming his family got death threats over his deflategate reporting.
Gerry and Kirk argue over Tom Brady's need to play this preseason.
Trenni, Gerry and Kirk talked about Joe Maddon's odd comments defending Aroldis Chapman and Headlines with Minihane.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian marvel at "Ramblin' Roger's" ability to not answer any questions during interviews. This time it was with Gary Myers on "Chalk Talk," where Gary's pointed and important questions are largely ignored by Goodell's rambling, ridiculous "Answers."
Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Rex Ryan's career, and why he is considered to be a "Good Coach." They also react to Mike Lombardi, Shannon Sharpe, and Skip Bayless' thoughts on the matter.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk about the Bills DB's Stephon Gilmore and Nickell Robey-Coleman saying that they'll retaliate if the Patriots run through their pre-game warm-ups. They also delve into the actual game.
Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss the Giants/Josh Brown situation in depth with Peter King from the MMQB and Sports Illustrated.
Inspired by the clip of Tom Brady and Big Ben showing each other love, we look at four other instances where Patriots and opponents are effusive in their praise of each other.
We close out the show with the best sound bites of the day
Kirk Minihane, avid runner, talks to Charlie Engle about the passion of running, how running became an addiction that replaced drug related addictions, and Charlie's time in jail. Kirk and Charlie have had similar paths through life and they discuss how a passion for running changed their lives.
Kirk was scheduled to interview Jeff Pearlman but the connection sucked and we called a late audible and interrupted the K&C Post Show podcast. Kirk takes over the K&C podcast and turns into Enough About Me and an epic bitchfest ensues.
Ken Laird chats with WEEI Bruins writer Ty Anderson about the B's loss to the Rangers on Wednesday night and what issues the team is fighting after a 3-4 start to the season.
Ken & Curtis break down a Kirk & Callahan Thursday show with Trenni in for the second straight day. A memorable Kirk vs. Callahan bitch fest is featured.
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