FOXBORO -- Patriots third-year linebacker Jerod Mayo said Monday that he is ready to assume the linebacker leadership position held for many years by Tedy Bruschi and Mike Vrabel. Mayo, 24, said he's still learning the Bill Belichick system but now feels comfortable in teaching younger players what is expected on defense every game.
"I'm still a young guy, maybe not a young guy as far as years played on the team, but I'm 24 years old and still learning from guys like [Vince] Wilfork and [Ty] Warren, even though he's not here right now, I'm still learning from guys like that," Mayo said following Monday's practice. "If the guys have a question for me, I'm there to answer it, try to play the same role that Bruschi and Vrabel played for me when I first came here."
As for last Thursday, when the Patriots failed time after time to get off the field on defense on third down, Mayo said the team was...
Patriots coach Bill Belichick joined The Big Show to discuss the team and its prospects for the coming week against the Giants and into the regular season. One of the biggest storylines throughout the preseason has been that starting running back Laurence Maroney has not had a carry in each of the last two games. Belichick continued to stress that it's not worth reading into.
"I would expect he'll play against the Giants," Belichick said. "We would have liked to have played everybody and played the backs [vs. the Rams], but we really didn't get a chance to get the kind of play time offensively that we would have liked because we had so few plays. We were never on the field."
In that game, a 36-35 loss, the Patriots had the ball for just 16:14.
Belichick was also asked for an update on the Logan Mankins situation, and once again said he he doesn't "...
According to a tweet from ESPN's Jayson Stark, the White Sox have acquired Dodgers outfielder Manny Ramirez on a straight waiver claim, meaning the Dodgers will get no players in return and that the White Sox will pay all $3.8 million remaining on Ramirez' contract.
The White Sox are currently 4 1/2 games behind the Twins in the American League Central. They trail the Yankees/Rays by 10 games in the wild card race.
Ramirez, who played for the Red Sox from 2001-2007, is hitting .311/.405/.510 this season with eight homers and 40 RBI. He has made three trips to the disabled list.
As was anticipated, former major league pitcher Roger Clemens has entered a not guilty plea in regard to the charges brought upon him for lying to Congress about his use of steroids and human growth hormone.
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Clemens played 24 seasons in the majors and won seven Cy Youngs, the first three of which came as a member of the Red Sox. He was also named the 1986 American League MVP.
Former Patriots safety Rodney Harrison, speaking on a conference call this afternoon, said his old team is “fed up” with the amount of trash talk coming from the Jets, and the Patriots have their Week 2 game against New York “circled” on their calendar.
“You better believe, the Patriots have that circled with the Jets,” Harrison said. “They hate the Jets, but they hate them even more because they’ve been coming out saying, ‘This is our division.’ ”
Harrison, currently an analyst for NBC’s “Football Night in America,” said the words coming from Jets coach Rex Ryan are the most surprising.
“It’s one thing if a player trash talks,” Harrison said. “But if a coach starts trash talking, guess what? He hasn’t made one tackle, he hasn’t caught the ball, he hasn’t scored one touchdown.”
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
Christian breaks down what the Patriots need to do to beat the Raiders this Sunday
MFB talks to Sal Cappaccio of WGR in Buffalo, Ryan Ruocco of ESPN NY, and Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun Sentinel
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 and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.
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Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
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The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
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