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."
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...
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...
Speaking to WEEI.com'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...
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...
The boys discuss the past, present and future of the career of one Pete Carroll and how he turned things around.
The guys discuss what radio row looks like after a huge week in Phoenix, ticket sales and major story lines this week leading up to the actual game.
Dickerson and Price kick things off on NFL Sunday discussing how we can finally get into the nuts and bolts of the game. They talk a little about deflategate and how that will effect the game if at all and get into huge matchup that this game is.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Wrapping up the show's week on radio row.
Show favorite Mad Dog Russo joins the guys to look at Sunday's game and the response he has seen to deflategate.
Kravitz calls in to put a wrap on the deflategate this week's coverage. He details some of the twitter attacks he has received from Patriots fans.
Christian ran around Radio Row getting predictions form anyone he could find, which included being Green-Flied by Warren Sapp
Local Wiseguy Louie Merloni gives us the lines for Super Bowl XLIX
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins Lou, Christian and Tim to talk about all the news surrounding Super Bowl XLIX
We help you gamblers out there by breaking down some Super Bowl Prop Bets.
Kevin Harlan talks about some of his famous calls from Patriots games and previews the Super Bowl live from Radio Row.
Tom E Curran joins the show on Radio Row to preview the Super Bowl and give his prediction for the big game.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about Roger Goodell's state of the game address and question and answer period from earl
Mikey and Mut are gearing up for the Super Bowl on the final show before the Patriots take on the Seahawks.
DeOssie joins Mut from Arizona to talk about how big the hype has been for this year's Super Bowl in comparison to other Super Bowl games in the past and how Seattle's defense matches up against New England's offense.
Jim and Pete talk about the final football game of the 2014 season. It's the Patriots and the Seahawks, and there's still fantasy football to be played!
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
Old friend Boomer Esiason drops by to give his take on the big game. Boomer thinks the Patriots will prevail in the desert.More from this show