Buffalo Bills coach Chan Gailey announced today that Harvard product Ryan Fitzpatrick will take over the starting quarterback job from Trent Edwards this week against the Patriots. "We're looking for a spark," Gailey told reporters. Gailey added that the switch is for more than just this week.
The Bills are off to an 0-2 start and Edwards has thrown for just 241 yards in the two losses. The Bills rank last in total offensive yards through the first two weeks of the season.
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Patriots cornerback Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show Monday morning and explained why he didn't start in Sunday's loss to the Jets. "The coaches were doing whatever they felt was best for the team at the time," he said. "I haven't been myself in practice. The coaches wanted to show me just because I went [to the Pro Bowl]. I still have to come and play. Basically, that was my fault that I'm not on the field as much."
Meriweather admitted to not heeding the coaches' instructions, leading to his demotion. Explained the cornerback: "I was trying a lot of things in camp just to see if they worked. And they weren't. Instead of me stopping trying them and doing exactly what I was coached, I kept trying them."
Consistency is Meriweather's other key concern. "I can't be a Pro Bowl-caliber player on one play and then a practice squad-caliber player on another play," he...
Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on the Dale & Holley show Monday and dissected his team's collapse vs. the Jets Sunday. "I'm kind of pissed that we didn't [win]," he said. "Oh, well, what can you do now? Look at film and move on. Get ready for Buffalo this week."
Wilfork said the Patriots coaches prepared the team for what the Jets did, but the players did not step up in the second half. "We had some opportunities out there to make the plays, and we just didn't make the plays," he said. "It wasn't anything they were doing that we didn't expect they were going to do. We didn't make the plays when we needed to. When we needed plays, it was like we were searching for someone else to make it instead of taking upon ourself and going out there and getting it. That's what it is. We've got to get better. We've got to be tuned in. We've got to be aggressive. First half we...
CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show for his weekly visit and discussed the Patriots' 28-14 loss to the Jets. "I think you saw a really desperate Jets team defend their home turf," Esiason said.
Esiason said the Patriots' lack of a pass rush is a problem that needs to be fixed. "You can't let an opposing quarterback stand back there without pressure," he said. "I think that has to be priority No. 1 for Bill Belichick: 'How the hell can I get pressure on the quarterback so that the secondary is not exposed.' "
Esiason said the Jets deserve some credit for letting Mark Sanchez have some more freedom than they did in a Week 1 loss to the Ravens. "The fact is, a lot of people were down on the Jets, were down on them offensively," Esiason said. "A lot of people, me included, felt that they had the bubble wrap on Mark Sanchez. They...
The Yankees will unveil a monument of George Steinbrenner at Yankee Stadium's Monument Park before Monday night's game vs. the Rays. With the Dodgers having an off day, Los Angeles manager Joe Torre and his recently announced replacement for 2011, Don Mattingly, have indicated they plan to attend the ceremony. It will be Torre's first visit to the Bronx since he left the Yankees following the 2007 season after reportedly being offended at a low-ball offer from management. "There are no issues with Joe Torre and the Yankees," general manager Brian Cashman said. "The issue was his rejecting the offer. Without question he is welcome." Read more about that story and others at Monday's Morning Mashup.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
The big nose tackle joins Dale and Holley the day after one of the worst losses in recent Patriots history.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.
John Dennis left the show mid segment.
Christian's nephew twisted his ankle and missed Sunday's game because he (supposedly) slipped while rushing down the stairs to stop his puppy from peeing on the floor. Lou addresses the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty from last night's game, in which a Chiefs player was flagged for dropping to his knees during a TD celebration. And Christian is dubious of some photos of LaRon Landry.
A familiar sentiment has arisen regarding the Patriots offense. Tom Brady is locking in on 2 guys (Edelman and Gronk) and no one else seems to be getting a look. A 37 year old, future Hall of Fame QB, has little to no weapons in 2014.
Lou, Christian and Tim break down last night's embarrassing loss on national television. They wonder just how much progress has been made towards building a championship team.
A less than chipper Bill Belichick joins Dale, Michael and Steve DeOssie the day after the Patriots got blown out on Monday Night in KC.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Mut is in for Mikey and Chris Price of WEEI.com is in with him. The guys talk about the Patriots defense, inability of the offense to stay on the field, and coaching adjustments or lack thereof.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.
Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
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