Pro Bowl defensive end Julius Peppers said Tuesday that he no longer wants a long-term deal with Carolina, saying he's changed his stance on whether he wants to continue his career with the Panthers.
“Last year, at the time, that was the option that I wanted most,” Peppers told Charlotte radio station WFNZ. “Now it's not.”
While agent Carl Carey said last week he believes the Panthers aren't interested in retaining Peppers, Carolina's career sacks leader, team officials haven't announced their plans for the impending free agent.
“How can you say you want to be somewhere when you're not really sure if they want you there because they're not even talking to you?” Peppers said.
Peppers, who turned 30 last month, has been one of the premier pass rushers since he entered the league in 2002, compiling 81 sacks in that time, including 10 1/2 sacks or more in five of the last six...
WEEI.com's Kristine Leahy helps recap Boston College's 4-3 win over Boston University in the Beanpot championship game with video reaction from players from both sides, along with postgame analysis from both BU coach Jack Parker and BC boss Jerry York. To watch, click here. Mike Petraglia also has more Beanpot coverage on The BC Blog.
Boston College erased a 1-0 deficit with a flurry of three second-period goals on its way to a 4-3 win over Boston University in the 58th Beanpot championship game Monday night at TD Garden. Kevin Shattenkirk gave BU a 1-0 lead with his even-strength goal at 13:36 of the first. But BC responded with three in the second, sparked by Steven Whitney's power-play goal 61 seconds in. Carl Sneep and Chris Kreider added goals to put BC in command. BU's Colby Cohen scored on the power play with 2:46 remaining in the third to cut it to 4-3, but the Terriers failed to get the equalizer in a frenetic finish. BC won its 15th Beanpot title in school history and its second in three years. BU was denied its 30th Beanpot crown and lost in the title game for the first time since losing 2-1 to BC in overtime in 2004. For more, visit The BC Blog.
The Boston College basketball team will play Tuesday night at Wake Forest without the services of Joe Trapani, the team's leading scorer and rebounder. According to a school press release, Trapani is sick and did not fly to Winston-Salem, N.C., with the team. The Eagles have lost six of their last eight games but have played better of late, including a gutsy effort in a three-point loss to Duke Saturday. For the full story, visit The BC Blog.
Dale brings up how before the year started, fans and media alike thought Bill Belichick was a little crazy to let Welker leave the way it happened. Now it doesn't seem like he was that insane. Sure Wes is having some success in Denver, but the combo of Edelman and Amendola has been awesome. This leads to a discussion on Julian Edelman specifically, his role, his improvement and if the Pats will look to lock him up long term.
The guys discuss just how well things have gone for Belichick this season and how many of his decisions have worked out for the positive. They also get into the Stevan Ridley situation and how BIll has handled it. The guys aren't giving up on Ridley and think he can eventually contribute again, maybe even today.
Dale Arnold, Matt Chatham and Chris Price kick off NFL Sunday live from "Toby Keith's: I Love This Bar and Grill" in Foxborough and kick off the show with reaction to the Houston Texans firing head coach Gary Kubiak. The brutal loss to the Pats set the wheels in motion and then Thursday's loss to the Jacksonville Jaguars sealed the deal. Just how bad are the Texans though? They've come up short in a bunch of very close games. The guys also discuss the situation in NY with Rex Ryan being forced to start Geno Smith who looks awful. Also, Matt discusses the Pats defensive miscues last week, including some evidence he found on tape of Spikes missing some big plays.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
We tackle four topics at 4PM.
Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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