Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on Dennis & Callahan on Monday morning, following Sunday's 28-0 victory over the Dolphins that clinched the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs and a first-round bye.
"We've definitely made some improvements over the course of the year, which we always hope to do," Brady said. "We were at one point 2-3, not feeling very good about where we were at. To finish 12-4 is pretty good considering where we started. And the four games we lost were all real competitive games. If we can just keep getting better and continue to improve, we're as competitive as any team left. I think that gives us a lot of confidence here heading into the playoffs."
Added Brady: "We're in a decent position. We're playing hard, we're playing tough. We won some close games, we lost some close games. I just hope that still our best football's ahead of us. I really do. We've been waiting for our guys...
The Celtics dropped their third straight game, losing to the Kings, 118-96, Sunday night in Sacramento. The Celts have lost all three West Coast games over the past four days by a combined 69 points, having also come up short in seven of their last nine contests.
Helping do in the Celtics was their inability to score on the interior, with the Kings outscoring the visitors 56-38 on points in the paint. The Celts also were outrebounded, 45-35.
"Winning is hard. I don't know if all our guys get that," Celtics coach Doc Rivers told reporters. "You have to play hard to win an NBA game. One game. It's difficult and we're not doing it."
The Celtics once again had difficulty stopping their opponent, this time allowing 64 second-half points, while letting the Kings shoot 54 percent from the floor. Sacramento finished with six players scoring in double figures, with the last pick in the 2011 draft, 5-foot-9 guard Isaiah Thomas,...
FOXBORO -- The Patriots will host an AFC divisional round game on Sunday, Jan. 13, at 4:30 p.m. at Gillette Stadium, according to the schedule released by the NFL Sunday evening. The game will be on CBS-TV.
The Patriots earned a first-round bye thanks to their 28-0 win over the Dolphins on Sunday in the regular-season finale along with Houston's 28-16 loss in Indianapolis. The Patriots enter the playoffs as the No. 2 seed in the AFC playoffs, behind the No. 1 Broncos, who finished 13-3.
The Patriots will play the Texans on Jan. 13 if the Texans beat the Bengals next Saturday. If the Bengals win, the Patriots will host the winner of next Sunday's game in Baltimore between the Colts and Ravens.
The NFL announced the full slate of games for next weekend on Sunday. For the second straight season, Cincinnati and Houston will open the playoffs at Reliant Stadium at 4:30 p.m. That will be followed by the Vikings visiting Lambeau Field for a match...
FOXBORO -- After playing in 24 snaps of the Patriots' 71 offensive plays Sunday, tight end Rob Gronkowski said his left forearm held up well in the Pats' 28-0 win over the Dolphins at Gillette Stadium.
Gronkowski hadn't played since breaking the forearm in the Patriots' Nov. 18 win over the Colts.
"I was out there, having a good time with my teammates," he said. "It was a blast being back out on the field. It was up to the coaches and training staff how much I was going to play. They control everything. I was just glad we got the win against a good Miami Dolphins team overall. They have a good defense. I was just glad to be out there for my team."
Gronkowski made two catches for a total of 41 yards, including a fourth-quarter, 23-yard touchdown pass from Tom Brady to cap the scoring.
"It felt good," he said. "I haven't got hit in a while. It's been a couple of weeks -- about six weeks since I got hit...
FOXBORO -- Aqib Talib warmed up prior to the Patriots' 28-0 win over the Dolphins on Sunday, but wasn't given the go-ahead by coach Bill Belichick to see action during the regular-season finale.
Talib is recovering from a hip injury suffered in the Patriots' win over Houston on Dec. 10, having participated in just eight snaps during the Pats' previous game, against Jacksonville.
"He just saw how warmups went and coach made the decision," Talib said. "It was a great decision. We went out and got a big win. It was a great decision he made."
The Patriots weren't only without Talib, but their other starting cornerback, Alfonzo Dennard, as well due to the rookie's hamstring and knee injuries. Starting in their places were Kyle Arrington and Devin McCourty, who moved over from safety.
The Patriots defensive backs not only held Miami quarterback Ryan Tannehill to 235 yards passing, but they also contributed in aiding in...
Pete, Thornton and Price give their final thoughts and predictions for the Super Bowl.
Gabe calls the boys to handicap one of the biggest gambling days of the year - Super Bowl 51! Gabe has all the point spread info down and gets to all of the major prop bets that interest him.
Fauria is still down in Houston and calls live from NRG Stadium to give his take on what will go down later on in Super Bowl 51. He likes the Pats and gives his reasons why, but also gets into the scene in Houston all week, famous people he met and why he is tired out from a wild week.
The NBA trade rumor mill is beginning to swirl as the deadline approaches and Picard is ready to go! He talks about the possibility of Jimmy Butler coming to Boston, why Isaiah Thomas is not getting enough respect and the future of the Celtics.
Adrian Wojnarowski has been talking about the possibility of the Celtics making a trade with the Bulls to bring Jimmy Butler to Boston. He actually thinks it may be the the marquee deal to keep an eye on this week heading into the trade deadline. Pete and Jerry discuss and give their thoughts on if they would want Butler. Pete thinks it will happen, Jerry thinks Ainge will stay put. The guys get into more Celtics, present and future and if they can battle with the best of the NBA.
Anna Horford, sister of Boston Celtics Al Horford, makes her Boston radio debut. She talks about Twitter and reacting to mean tweets about her brother. She also gives us her thoughts on the city of Boston and racism.
Bradford checks in from spring training to give us all the media dirt he can dig up...oh, and talk some baseball too.
Pete, Bradford, and Tomase are talking all about the Boston Red Sox, who opened spring training on Monday with pitchers and catchers reporting. They talk about what the Red Sox approach at the plate will be to replace the loss of David Ortiz bat, the impact of some players participating in the WBC, and of course the pitching rotation.
Guys talk the Bruins season so far and the All-Star Break
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Hour 4. Evan Drellich joins the show. A fight for the ages ensues.
Hour 3. Kirk and Gerry react to their interview with Sale.
Red Sox pitcher Chris Sale joins the show.
Lou didn't want to talk about it on the air, but Mut pried it out of him: Lou is pissed at Trenni for the way she handled the much-anticipated John Farrell interview.
Lou left the show for a spell to record an interview with John Farrell. When he returned, he let Mut, Christian and the listeners know that it was not a loving affair.
Celtics fans have been waiting for fireworks from Danny Ainge since his comments in April of 2014. As the trade deadline nears, Mut and Christian wonder how pissed off Celtics fans will be if nothing happens on Causeway.
Dale Arnold, Michael Holley and Rich Keefe continue to discuss what the Celtics need to add in the off-season, but tucked in the middle is yet another Holley vs Keefe blowout regarding DeMarcus Cousins and his trade.
Dale, Holley and Keefe discuss the Bruins and their great run under new coach Bruce Cassidy, but that the good play doesn't mean they shouldn't add something to the team at the deadline.
Dale, Michael and Rich discuss the Jets/Revis tampering case as new details continue to become available.
Kirk sits down with the legend Glenn Ordway to talk about when Glenn got fired here at WEEI, his start with the station, the controversial decisions he made when he was the Program Director, and he relationship with Eddie Andelman.
Kirk chats with David Duchovny about his current music tour, which takes him to the Wilbur on February 22nd, how David got his start in television, from his first stint on Red Shoe Diaries, becoming a superstar on the X-Files, and his hilarious appearances on the Larry Sanders Show. This is a fascinating discussion about show business and controlling your own career.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Michael Holley for the first time on the podcast. Kirk and Michael have hosted shows together in the past but have never had a candid conversation about WEEI. Kirk and Michael talk about Holley's career in radio, his best selling books, and what his assessment of the current WEEI is. There are a lot of interesting behind the scene nuggets for anybody who has listened to WEEI over the years. This episode is brought to you by hellofresh.com. For Enough About Me listeners go to hellofresh.com and use the promo code kirk35 for $35 off your first week of deliveries.
Ken Laird is in Boston, Chris Curtis in Ft. Myers and the guys find a way to produce a Tuesday post-show recap of K&C on location at Red Sox camp
The reigning American Cy Young Award winner (Rick Porcello) and Red Sox set-up man (Joe Kelly) share a meal, some drinks, stories and conversation with Rob Bradford at Twin Peaks Restaurant in Fort Myers.
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