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08/04/2010 - 10:33am
Belichick won't comment on Schobel

FOXBORO — No active player has more sacks of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady than Aaron Schobel. So if Buffalo does indeed plan on releasing Schobel — as ESPN's Adam Schefter tweeted Wednesday morning — would New England be interested? The Patriots do have a history of going after guys who have killed them in the past, and Schobel would certainly fit that description.

But Patriots coach Bill Belichick wasn't biting when asked about the two-time Pro Bowl end in his Wednesday morning press conference, saying only that Schobel “has given us great competition” in the past.

“Right now, I’m really just focused on our team,” Belichick said of Schobel. “I’m really just focused on our team. I couldn’t comment. He’s still under contract with Buffalo.

“But obviously, he’s...

08/04/2010 - 10:05am
Mannix: C's not unanimous about Shaq

Sports Illustrated's Chris Mannix joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to discuss the Celtics' impending signing of Shaquille O'Neal. Mannix said it's a one-year deal for the veteran minimum — approximately $1.4 million — with a second-year player option. "This was not an easy decision for either side," Mannix said, adding, "Shaq is obviously taking a monster pay cut. ... It's a huge, huge pay cut for this guy to play for this team and to accept a reserve role, coming off the bench.

 

"And for the Celtics, I can tell you this much, it was not a unanimous decision. This is not something that the entire front office and coaching staff entirely agreed upon. But it is a Danny Ainge type of move. He's taken risks like this in the past, whether it's Gary Payton or Stephon Marbury or Nate Robinson this past year. He's taken chances on guys he thinks can help put them over the top. Danny obviously is...

08/04/2010 - 9:35am
Remy on D&C: Ellsbury can't 'waste bullets'

NESN Red Sox analyst Jerry Remy joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning, and the first point of discussion was Mike Lowell's home run in his first at-bat back since being activated from the 15-day disabled list Tuesday. Remy seemed just as astonished by the feat as any other ardent Red Sox follower.

 

"It's been such a wild ride for him. For him to come up and hit a home run on the first he pitch he sees was pretty amazing. It was one of those magic Fenway moments you see every now and then," said Remy.

 

Remy also talked about the brouhaha that broke out as a result of a little bit of beanball that was played between the Red Sox and the Indians Tuesday night. He said he thought that both sides got their message across, and everything seemed to go as usually does in these cases. What he really took out of it was that no player was seriously hurt. 

 

"The one good...

08/04/2010 - 9:22am
Report: Shaq decides to accept C's offer

According to a tweet from ESPN's Chris Broussard, Shaquille O'Neal has decided to join the Celtics and will inform the team of his decision Wednesday morning. It was widely reported Tuesday that the two sides had talked, and now it appears O'Neal is willing to accept far less money than he initially sought when he first became a free agent this summer. The Celtics can offer only the veteran minimum of $1.4 million.


08/04/2010 - 8:56am
Cannizzaro on D&C: Pats-Jets 'a toss-up'

Mark Cannizzaro, who covers the Jets for the New York Post, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about the upcoming NFL season. Cannizzaro said he doesn't believe the hype that the Jets are the clear favorite to surpass the Patriots in the AFC East. "I don't discount the Patriots at all," Cannizzaro said. "I'm a believer in what [Bill] Belichick brings to the table in a big way. ... I look at the Jets and Patriots as a toss-up. I don't see either team having any kind of crazy advantage. I see a lot of things that equal each other out."

 

Cannizzaro said cornerback Darrelle Revis' holdout isn't hurting the Jets so much now, noting that Revis likely is home watching more film and working out harder than he would at camp. However, New York's prospects for long-term success will be affected if the contract dispute is not resolved. "They will not go deep in the playoffs without Revis playing for...

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