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10/13/2010 - 12:58pm
Belichick on Lewis: 'True Hall of Fame player'

FOXBORO - Bill Belichick met with the media on Wednesday and praised Sunday's opponent, calling the Ravens "a complete football team." Perhaps his highest praise, however, came for Baltimore linebacker Ray Lewis, who is still performing at an All-Pro level in his 15th NFL season. Belichick was asked what has been the key his success.

 

"He's a tremendous football player," said Belichick. "I have all the respect in the world for Ray Lewis, and have had that since the first day I met him down at the University of Miami, spending an afternoon watching film [before 1996 draft]. He's just really impressive in terms over his overall knowledge, passion, intensity. In my first meeting with him you could see that and you've seen that through his career. He's good at everything -- he's good at the running game, he's good at the passing game, very instinctive. The team really ... he's obviously a strong component of that defense...

10/13/2010 - 12:49pm
Julien: Savard 'getting better every day'
By: DJ Bean

WILMINGTON — Bruins coach Claude Julien said after the team's first practice since returning to the United States that the club is better off not putting unnecessary pressure on Marc Savard has he recovers from post-concussion syndrome symptoms. Savard has been unable to take the ice since failing his impact test when the team opened training camp in September. 

 

"I've taken the approach that as long as he's not with us, I've got to keep working with our group here," Julien said. "I haven't had any real good chances to talk with the medical staff and stuff like that, but he's been working out, that much I know. It's getting better every day, so I'm looking forward to seeing him on the ice, and we'll take it from there.

 

"He's behind by at least a month, a month and a half already, where we've been on the ice, so we have to be patient and give him a chance to come back. Right now I don't think...

10/13/2010 - 12:45pm
Milbury on D&H: Seguin no 'impact player'

NESN and NBC hockey analyst Mike Milbury made the first of his weekly appearances on the Dale & Holley show Wednesday to talk about the Bruins.

 

Asked about rookie Tyler Seguin and the impact he could have this season, Milbury said Bruins fans will need to be patient. "I'll answer the question without having seen him enough: He's not going to be an impact player this season. He's not," Milbury said. "Those players are very few and far between. I'd put big money that he's not an impact player. Does he get 15-20 goals? Maybe. Thirty points, 50 points tops, but that's not an impact player. And when [Marc] Savard comes back — and I assume he will — he'll have a tough time finding ice time."

 

With the Bruins signing Zdeno Chara to a seven-year contract extension last week, Milbury voiced his displeasure with long-term deals, citing the risk of injury and psychological letdown. "I don't...

10/13/2010 - 12:06pm
Brady on Moss: 'I wasn't bashing him'

FOXBORO -- Tom Brady, sporting a Michigan State T-shirt after losing a bet to teammate Brian Hoyer, made it clear on Wednesday that he's tired of talking about Randy Moss.

 

"He's never made fun of my hair," Brady said, referring to CBS Sports NFL analyst Charley Casserly's report that the two had a beef that led to insults about personal grooming habits. "I've moved on. We all have. I really don't want to talk about it anymore. The roster is always in transition, with players getting injured and players moving, and I think it's something we're all used to."

 

Brady was reminded again that Moss said, "I know you're watching, Tom," during Moss' Monday night debut for the Vikings. 

 

"I know what I said," Brady said. "I wasn't bashing him. I don't think any of our teammates were bashing him. Were you [media] bashing him?" 

 

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10/13/2010 - 9:43am
Pierce on D&C: Game 7 loss still stings

Celtics captain Paul Pierce sat down with Dennis & Callahan at C's media day for an interview that aired Wednesday morning. Pierce said he's still working on getting past the loss to the Lakers. "I still haven't gotten over it," he said. "You think about the what ifs and all of that. I don't think you ever forget it."

 

Pierce talked about the process of turning the depression into inspiration for this season. Said Pierce: "I didn't talk to people for a long time. I didn't watch any basketball for a long time. I sort of kind of did go into a shell. I didn't want to leave the house. I didn't even want to go out and eat for a while, because you just felt that bad about the loss. But then as I got back into the gym and working out, I just used it for motivation and just sort of loosened up from there."

 

Looking at the upcoming season, Pierce said he's hoping to avoid the major struggles the...

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