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12/16/2010 - 11:54am
Suggs: Brees 'better' than Brady

Baltimore Ravens linebacker Terrell Suggs told the Baltimore Sun on Thursday that he feels that Drew Brees -- not Tom Brady or Peyton Manning -- is the best quarterback in the NFL.

 

“Well, in my eyes he’s better," said Suggs when asked if facing Brees is similar to facing Brady or Manning. "Maybe it could be my personal vendetta against the other guys, but he’s definitely one of the premier quarterbacks in this league, and he’s got the numbers to prove it. And not only that, he’s got the hardware to prove it.”

 

Brady and Suggs had an on-field shouting match in the fourth quarter of the Patriots overtime win over the Ravens on October 17. Suggs told the media after that game that Brady "better hope he don't see us again."

 

For more Patriots news visit the team page at weei.com/patriots.


12/16/2010 - 10:40am
McHale: Garnett 'has a lot left'

Former Celtics great and current TNT analyst Kevin McHale was a guest on the Dennis and Callahan show Thursday morning. McHale was first asked about New York Knicks and Amare Stoudemire. The Celtics defeated the Knicks in a 118-116 thriller on Wednesday night despite 39 points and 10 rebounds from Stoudemire, who has played at an MVP level so far this season. McHale admits some surprise at how well Stoudemire has fit in with the Knicks.

 

"I thought Amare was half him, half Steve Nash," said McHale. "I thought the style they played in Phoenix was conducive to him looking really good. But he's really taken the bull by the horns here in New York. Very impressive … his jump shot has really improved and he's attacking the glass."

 

As for the now 20-4 Celtics -- winners of 11 straight games -- McHale feels that they are one of two teams in the NBA that have to be looked at as the current favorites for...

12/16/2010 - 9:35am
Werner: Sox wanted to 'blow up that bridge'

Speaking on the Dennis & Callahan Show, Red Sox chairman Tom Werner addressed the prediction he made back on Nov. 17 (click here to hear the interview on The Big Show) that the Sox were going to both sign a big-name free-agent, and make a substantial trade. Since then, of course, the team dealt for first baseman Adrian Gonzalez while also inking outfielder Carl Crawford to seven-year pact.

 

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12/16/2010 - 8:26am
Pedroia tests foot thanks to airport chaos

Appearing on The Big Show Wednesday afternoon, Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia explained how an airport mix-up allowed him to sprint on his surgically-repaired left foot for the first time since the operation.

 

Traveling back from vacation with his family, along with the family of Dodgers' outfielder Andre Ethier, Pedroia was having a difficult time getting his entire group through customs, making it difficult to make its flight on time.

 

"They wanted me, who just got cleared to jog, to sprint to the gate, which is on the other side of the airport, to hold the plane up," Pedroia said. "So I'm sprinting, testing out my foot with my shoelaces untied, holding my 30-pound son -- by the way, my foot felt phenomenal -- sprinting through the airport, and I get to the gate, and I'm like, 'Ma'am, did the flight leave?' She said, 'I'm going to give you three minutes.' I'm like, 'There's no way.' Andre's kid is a...

12/16/2010 - 7:56am
Mashup: LeBron 'not about saving' Knicks

With the Knicks losing another game to the Celtics but claiming they've earned respect, New York moves on to prepare for Friday night's arrival from LeBron James and go back to complaining about how the superstar spurned New York to sign with the Heat in the summer. James explained yesterday some of his thinking about choosing a more established team over a struggling franchise. "Winning appeals to me. And it's all about winning. I'm not about saving franchises or saving this or that," he said. Meanwhile, Knicks president Donnie Walsh now says he knew James wasn't going to take his talents to Times Square after meeting with him.

 

Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Thursday's Morning Mashup.


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