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11/08/2010 - 7:00am
Brady on D&C: 'We were forewarned'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday Morning for his weekly chat as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Brady said the Pats did not take the Browns lightly before Cleveland rolled to a 34-14 victory Sunday.

 

"Believe me, we knew we were in for a dogfight," he said, adding: "We were prepared. We were forewarned 50 times last week. We've got to take the coaching better, and get back to playing the way we need to play."

 

Added Brady: "I wouldn't say we played tough, smart or physical yesterday. Those are our strengths, and we didn't play to those."

 

Asked about the late-game celebration by the Browns coaches who are former Patriots assistants, Brady said, "It's just their personality," and if the Pats didn't like it, they should have played better to prevent it. "When you play well, you can do whatever you want, as...

11/08/2010 - 6:41am
Mashup: Dolphins' Crowder spitting mad

Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder was furious Sunday during the Dolphins' 26-10 loss to the Ravens, but it wasn't just because of the loss. Crowder became incensed and had to be restrained by his teammates because, he later explained, Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain spit in his face. McClain denied the accusation, but Crowder was adamant after the game. "Le'Ron McClain spit in my face," he said. "That's some real [expletive], so if you talk to him tell him he's a [expletive] and if he ever comes to Miami he's got to see me. ... That's the first time I've ever been spit in my face in my life, and that's the worst thing you can do to a man as another man, spit in somebody's face." Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.


11/07/2010 - 9:34pm
Five straight: Celtics silence Thunder

The Celtics have now won five straight games and six of their first seven, after beating Oklahoma City, 92-83 to start their road trip. Ray Allen scored 19 points, Paul Pierce added 17 and Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the stars of the night where the reserves who outdcored their OKC counterparts, 33-12 and held off a fourth quarter rally.

 

The C's had a 58-37 at the half, but the Thunder made their inevitable run late in the third quarter and into the early stages of the fourth, cutting the Celtics lead to six. The bench that saved the day as Glen Davis knocked down a couple of shots and pushed the lead back to double digits. This may have been the Celtics best, most complete, win of the season.

 

For more on this game, check out The Fast Break on the Green Street blog. For more...

11/07/2010 - 7:39pm
Source: Hale to interview with Mets

According to a major league source, Red Sox bench coach DeMarlo Hale will interview with the New York Mets for their vacant managerial position sometime early this week. The 49-year-old Hale was recently one of the four finalists for the Toronto Blue Jays managerial opening, which ultimately went to former Red Sox pitching coach John Farrell. Hale, who has been with the Red Sox since 2006, has not held a major league managing job, having last managed with the Rangers' Triple-A team in Oklahoma in 2001. Hale was named the minor league manager of the year in 1999 after leading the Trenton Thunder to a record of 92-50. CSNNE was first to report the news of Hale's scheduled interview with the Mets. For more Red Sox coverage, see the team page at weei.com/redsox.


11/07/2010 - 4:47pm
Brady: 'We were out of sync all day'

 

A visibly-frustrated Tom Brady was harassed all afternoon and held to 19-of-36 passing for 224 yards and two touchdown passes to Aaron Hernandez in a 34-14 loss to the Browns in Cleveland. 

 

"We were out of sync all day," Brady said. "That's a good way to put it. We just didn't have a good day at the office." 

 

Brady was 1-for-6 in the first quarter for 10 yards while the Patriots opened 0-for-3 on third-down conversions as they fell behind 10-0. The Patriots finished just 3-for-11 on third down on the afternoon. 

 

"We just didn't do much to advance the ball," Brady said. "There were a lot of big plays in this game and ones we didn't convert."

 

Hernandez's first score came when he made a leaping grab in the back of the end zone to cut the lead to 10-7. But the Browns, behind Hillis, scored 17 straight points and...

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