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11/29/2010 - 9:06am
Esiason on D&C: Pats will beat Jets

Boomer Esiason of CBS Sports joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning for his weekly analysis of the NFL. Looking at next Monday night's Patriots-Jets showdown, Esiason said he expects the Patriots to earn a split of the season series. "I thought in the preseason that these two teams would split home and home," Esiasons said. "I still believe that."


Asked to describe the most impressive thing about Tom Brady's game, Esiason said: "I would say the poise and the accuracy. There's no panic in his game. You don't see any jitteriness — I don't know if that's a word — in the pocket. I also have seen a more demonstrative Tom Brady in the last four weeks than I have seen pretty much at any time in his career. … He has certainly taken it upon himself to become I think the leader that we all knew that he is, but I don't necessarily know that we've all seen it publicly."



11/29/2010 - 7:57am
Mashup: LeBron bumps coach

The Internet is abuzz with speculation and analysis regarding LeBron James' bump of coach Erik Spoelstra as the pair crossed paths during a timeout in the Heat's loss to the Mavericks on Saturday night. After the game, the Heat had a players-only meeting to discuss their 9-8 start. Meanwhile, Pistons forward Tracy McGrady said the reason Miami is struggling is because James and Dwyane Wade are too similar. "Both of those guys need the ball and they don't shoot the ball like Ray Allen," McGrady said, noting how Allen is a good complementary player to Paul Pierce. "That's why they're having trouble scoring in the halfcourt because they can't get a rhythm, because one of them is dominating the ball. That guy might be getting off, but the other guy [isn't]." Read more about that story (and check out the video of the bump), plus check out other stories, videos, trivia and more, at...

11/29/2010 - 7:28am
Brady on D&C: 'I'm always ... on edge'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Brady said despite the fact that his stellar play of late has catapulted him into discussion for league MVP, he has plenty of room for improvement leading up to next Monday night's AFC East showdown vs. the Jets. "I could play better, there's no doubt about that," he said. "And I really think this would be a great week for it."


Brady said the Patriots don't have much margin for error against their co-division leader. "It's going to be a hell of a test," he said.  "They're one of the best teams in the league, and they've got some great players that are playing well. They've shown they can win close games. They've blown teams out. It's going to be a hell of a game. I'm excited for it."


Brady lauded his team's resiliency and mental...

11/29/2010 - 1:24am
Evans: Werth best right fielder in the game

Speaking to's Alex Speier, former Red Sox outfielder Dwight Evans said he believes free agent Jayson Werth is the best right fielder in baseball. Evans also noted that he sees a lot of similarities between himself and Werth, a comparison already made earlier in the offseason by Werth's agent, Scott Boras.


“I look at this guy, and I kind of see myself a little bit in the way he approaches the game, the way he struts, the way he walks, his mannerisms, the way he goes about his job,” Evans said by phone. “You can see he loves the game. He’s passionate about his position.


“I think, not having known that we were comparable in stats and all that, just watching this kid, seeing him play a little bit, mostly on TV and in interleague play, I just love everything he...

11/28/2010 - 7:41pm
B's dominance over Thrashers comes to end

After winning the last 10 meetings against the Thrashers, the Bruins finally found themselves on the wrong side of the scoreboard against Atlanta, dropping a 4-1 decision to the hosts Sunday night. It was the fifth straight win for the Thrashers, who got another stellar performance from Ondrej Pavelec, who stopped 40 of the Bruins' 41 shots. Pavelec has stopped 201 of 207 shots during Atlanta's recent win streak.


Taking the loss in net for the Bruins was Tuukka Rask, who allowed three first-period goals. The netminder would stop 22 of the Thrashers' 26 shots.


Blake Wheeler supplied the only offense for the Bruins, cutting the Thrashers' lead to two with a second-period tally off assists from Michael Ryder and Milan Lucic. 


For a complete recap of the game, click here. For more Bruins coverage, see the team page at...

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