According to multiple reports, new Penn State head football coach, and current Patriots offensive coordinator, Bill O'Brien has hired Pats offensive assistant George Godsey to become the Nittany Lions' quarterback coach. The 33-year-old Godsey is the only member of the New England staff to follow O'Brien to his new position.
Godsey served as a quarterback for Georgia Tech while O'Brien was coaching as the Yellow Jackets' offensive coordinator during the 2001 season. Before coming to the Patriots, Godsey coached at Central Florida from 2004-10.
O'Brien is expected to call his own plays for the Nittany Lions, who will go without an offensive coordinator.
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The Red Sox agreed to a one-year, non-guaranteed for 2012 with Jarrod Saltalamacchia, avoiding salary arbitration for the second-time arbitration eligible catcher. According to an industry source, the deal is for $2.5 million.
Saltalamacchia appeared in 103 games for the Sox last year, all but two of which were as a catcher. The 26-year-old played in 103 games in 2011, hitting .235 with a .288 OBP, .450 slugging mark and .737 OPS while serving as Boston's primary catcher. He showed prodigious raw power, hitting 16 homers with 23 doubles and three triples.
Saltalamacchia, who was acquired at the 2010 trade deadline from the Rangers, had three distinct segments in his first full season in Boston. He got off to a horrendous start, playing in 10 of the Sox' first 12 games and hitting .138 with a .219 OBP, .172 slugging mark and .391 OPS while also struggling defensively. That, in turn, led the Sox to redistribute playing time; Saltalamacchia, who...
The Patriots will be facing the Baltimore Ravens in the AFC championship game next Sunday (3 p.m. on WEEI 93.7 FM) after the Ravens' 20-13 win over the Houston Texans in Baltimore. It will a rematch from the teams' wild card round matchup two years ago in Foxboro, in which Baltimore topped the Pats, 33-14, before being eliminated the following week by Indianapolis.
It was the fourth straight time the Ravens have won their playoff opener, and marked the sixth win in as many meetings against Houston. Baltimore finished the game without a single penalty or turnover.
The Texans' best hope at tying the game was snuffed out by Baltimore safety Ed Reed, who intercepted a T.J. Yates' pass at the Ravens' 4-yard-line with 1:51 left in the game. Houston's final chance ended when Yates' Hail Mary pass with 11 seconds was broken up at the Baltimore goal-line. Reed had to be helped off the field after the play, seemingly injuring his left foot.
According to ESPNBoston.com, wide receiver Chad Ochocinco was on the field for one snap during the Patriots' 45-10 win over the Broncos in the teams' AFC divisional playoff game at Gillette Stadium Saturday night.
While Ochocinco only got to participate in one of the Patriots' 66 offensive snaps, Julian Edelman saw the field on 27 snaps, serving as the patriots' primary third wide receiver. Other wideouts getting more time than Ochocinco were Tiquan Underwood (9 snaps) and Matthew Slater (2 snaps).
Tight end Rob Gronkowski was on the field for all 66 of the Patriots' snaps, with Wes Welker (61), Deion Branch (58), and Aaron Hernandez (57) also participating in virtually all of the team's offensive snaps.
Regarding the Patriots' running backs, BenJarvus Green-Ellis saw 21 snaps, with Danny Woodhead getting 10 and Stevan Ridley...
FOXBORO -- Broncos linebacker Von Miller appeared to hit Dan Connolly from behind after the whistle following Tom Brady's fourth-quarter punt in the final minutes of New England's 45-10 win on Saturday. The hit on Connolly started a brief altercation between members of the two teams on the Patriots sideline. Miller did not address the altercation while speaking with the media after the game, but posted the following on his Twitter account:
"Was not a cheap shot, hit was totally legal, Play wasn't over, I could've loafed and said game over, but I didn't. Never quit, never give up," Miller wrote.
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Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Johnny Manziel had his arraignment today, and a Texas Judge has ordered that he cannot contact his former Girlfriend; the guys react, and talk about the obscurity on which "Johnny Football" might be teetering.
Will there be a big trade? What should the C's do with their draft picks this year? Glenn, Lou, and Christian discuss Danny's options
Glenn and Christian delve deep into Lou "Gossiping" on Kirk Minihane's "Enough About Me" Podcast; accompanied by select audio clips
We discuss Sir Charles' latest comments from TNT about taking out one of the Cavaliers. This leads to a full discussion about Barkley, the softness of the Hawks, how this used to always happen in the NBA and much more.
Discussion of David Ortiz's clutch HR vs the White Sox leads us into a total discussion of David Ortiz's legacy in Boston, and whether or not he should actually retire.
Inspired by him asking the Hawks to 'take out' one of the Cavaliers, we focus on four other dumb things that Charles Barkley has said in the media.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Mike Mutnansky handicaps the 142nd running of the the Kentucky Derby with Matt Bernier of the Daily Racing Form, award-winning author Dick Jerardi courtesy of Xpressbet.com and Daily Racing Form clocker Mike Vesce.
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian check in with Raffi Melkonian to get his insight on the 2nd Circuit court's decision and what Tom Brady's options are going forward.More from this show
We check in for the national perspective on Tom Brady's reinstated suspension from MMQB/SI's Peter KingMore from this show
Dino, Gerry and Kirk look at the reports surrounding Prince and his drug use.More from this show
Glenn, Lou and Christian (and ESPN) react to the news that Tom Brady will be suspended the first 4 games of the 2016 season.More from this show
The guys react to the performance of the ESPN broadcast team.More from this show