Patriots defensive coordinator Matt Patricia said that through the first four games of the 2012 season, he hasn’t seen any issues with Peyton Manning’s arm strength. Patricia, speaking on a conference call with reporters Tuesday afternoon, indicated that Manning, in his first season with the Broncos, is “throwing the ball extremely well” after spending a year on the shelf because of neck problems.
“I just see a guy who is making extremely good decisions and is doing a great job of getting the ball to the receivers that are open,” Patricia said of Manning, who will lead the Broncos into Gillette for a game against the Patriots on Sunday afternoon. “I haven’t seen any issues with that whatsoever. He looks like he’s throwing the ball extremely well, extremely confident and getting it into some really tight locations and I just think it’s building every week. I think he’s just doing...
NEW YORK -- Red Sox second baseman Dustin Pedroia is in the lineup Tuesday night despite having a broken left ring finger. Pedroia missed Monday's 10-2 loss to the Yankees but said Tuesday that he wants to finish the season.
"I like to compete," Pedroia said. "I get to play in two more games and then I have to sit around for four months."
Pedroia broke the finger on a slide while attempting to steal second base in the sixth inning of Sunday's 6-3 loss to the Orioles. He was thrown out on the play by Baltimore catcher Matt Wieters.
In 139 games this season, Pedroia is hitting .288/.344/.446 with 15 homers and 64 runs batted in.
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Former Mets general manager Jim Duquette joined Mut & Merloni on Tuesday to discuss baseball's current playoff picture and the chances of Blue Jays manager John Farrell becoming the next manager of the Sox.
There has been rumored friction between Farrell and general manager Alex Anthopoulous, something Farrell denied to reporters on Monday. Duquette, however, said there is a "disconnect" between the Toronto manager and the GM. Farrell served as Boston's pitching coach from 2006-2010.
Duqeutte said that based on Bobby Valentine's dismissal from the Mets following the 2002, he wouldn't be surprised if Valentine has some things to say on his way out of Boston should the Red Sox choose to fire him.
"Right at the end of his tenure [in New York], our owner said to Bobby and Steve Phillips, 'You guys are attached at the hip. Your fates are tied together,' and in the end, Fred Wilpon decided to fire Bobby and kept...
Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker joined the Mut & Merloni Show on Tuesday. Welker was sitting next to Tom Brady on the sideline Sunday in Buffalo when CBS caught Brady's reaction to the officials confirming his third-quarter touchdown rush, a reaction that included a pair of expletives. Brady told Dennis & Callahan on Monday that the words were not directed at the fans in Buffalo or the officials, a statement Welker confirmed on Tuesday.
"I think he was kind of directing it at me and Deion [Branch] a little bit," Welker said, laughing. "We were giving him a hard time because we thought his knee was down we didn't know what he was doing on the bench, he better get up and get back on the field because his knee was down. So I think they caught him at a perfect moment where we were doing some jawing back and forth."
After splitting time with Julian Edelman over the first two weeks of the season, Welker has returned to...
According to a report from USA Today, Bruins captain Zdeno Chara will sign with the Prague Lions of the KHL and could play for the team as soon as this weekend.
Agent Matt Keator told USA Today that the proximity to Chara's home in Slovakia and his friends were primary reasons for the move. Chara is the second Bruin to sign with a KHL team for the lockout, as backup goaltender Anton Khudobin signed with Moscow Oblast Atlant. Prospect Alexander Khokhlachev is also in the KHL playing for Moscow Spartak, something he would have done regardless of the lockout.
Players have clauses in their contracts with their new teams that would allow them to return to the NHL following the lockout.
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Holley and Keefe check in with NFL Network's Heath Evans for some final thoughts on the Houston win and to look ahead at the Steelers in the AFC Championship.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe speak to special teams captain Matthew Slater as the Patriots head to the AFC Championship and host the Steelers.
Michael Holley and Rich Keefe sit down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick as the Patriots prepare to face the Steelers in the AFC Championship on Sunday. Bill hasn't seen the Antonio Brown video, and wasn't interested in discussing social media or the team's policies on it.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about Isaiah Thomas' flagrant foul against the Heat, and also discuss why it's time for the Celtics to address their biggest need.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the "Dale and Holley Show" discuss the latest news on the injury that has kept Isaiah Thomas off the court and how valuable it is for Marcus Smart to stay in control.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of 'The Dale and Holley Show' talk about last night's disappointing finish against the Rockets and they talk about their love for DeMarcus Cousins.
Mut, Rob, and John are talking about some of the Hall of Fame candidates who gained or lost support within the last year. Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds both gained support, while Curt Schilling lost a chunk of votes he had gotten last year.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are in after it was announced that Jeff Bagwell, Tim Raines, and Ivan 'Pudge' Rodriguez will be inducted into the Baseball Hall of Fame. They also talk about some notable candidates who weren't elected this year like Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds.
Rob Bradford is joined by Jackie Bradley Jr. to discuss race in baseball and in Boston, along with the importance of Martin Luther King Day. The Red Sox outfielder also dives into how he never really felt comfortable in a major league clubhouse until last year, the approach he's taking heading into 2017, and why he's not playing in the World Baseball Classic.
Ken, Rear and Ty get into a very solid week for the B's beating St Louis and the Flyers and losing a hard-fought game against the Predators. Is this team turning things around? Krug and Marchand are kicking things up a notch. The guys also talk about Claude and Sweeney's job security before getting into some big hits around the league this week.
Ken, Rear and Ty talk all things Bruins as they come off a 4-0 shutout win in Florida and head to Carolina later today. Did that victory save Claude's job? The boys get into Don Sweeney's recent comments on Claude's job and what the future holds for the black and gold.
Hour two of Saturday Skate as Ken Laird and Rear Admiral kick around the perception of backup goalie Anton Khudobin, B's coach Claude Julien, and possible trade target Gabriel Landeskog.
Alex's personal life comes up on the show.
Hour 4. Gerry enjoyed Charlotte Wilder's latest article about Tom Brady's new sleepwear. Gerry talks about the range of topics he posts on Twitter. Alex #2 calls in to talk about the breakup.
Hour 2. Kirk, Gerry and Alex discuss the reports that Roger Goodell is once again skipping out on visiting Gillette Stadium this weekend.
Fauria couldn't help himself and called into Pittsburgh sports radio to show off his (terrible) Boston accent and to troll Steelers fans. Later on, Josh Miller (co-host and former Patriots punter) calls us to trash talk to Christian.
We hear from Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, who are gearing up to face Pittsburgh in the AFCCG.
Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about one of the Steelers' top weapons, LeVeon Bell, and how important it is to contain him, especially with how bad Pittsburgh has been in the redzone.
The newest nugget of information in the 'Roger Goodell won't come to New England Saga' is that Goodell himself really wanted to come to Gilette Stadium for the AFC Championship, but league officials advised against it. And we aren't buying it for one second.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the conference finals, and how the four remaining teams may have the four best qb's in the league playing for them.
Michael Holley gets in to how the Patriots can win on Sunday night, and tries his hardest to come up with an Eddie Andelman-esque catchphrase for his theory.
Kirk Minihane has a loud and very confrontational argument with media personality John Ziegler about the guilt or innocence of Jerry Sandusky. Kirk believes him to be guilty, John believes beyond a shadow of a doubt that Sandusky is innocent. Yes, it may be an old case, but you all remember it and this episode may change your mind about some of the things you previously thought with regards to Penn State, Jerry Sandusky, and Joe Paterno.
Kirk Minihane wants to sit down with both sports editors at the major newspapers in Boston. Only Boston Herald sports editor Sean Leahy took Kirk up on the invitation to join the show. What you will hear is a great conversation between two people who are very interested in the newspaper business and how that business has changed over the years and what the future holds for newspapers. Kirk and Sean talk about the ongoing and longstanding rivalry between the Herald and Globe.
Kirk talks with basketball legend Kevin McHale about his Celtics career, as well today's NBA and the current Boston team. Kevin analyzes the theoretical clash of the '86 Celtics and today's Golden State Warriors in addition to how C's heroes of the past would perform in today's game. Also featured: a podcast intro from Kirk's children Cate and Harry.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis have all the K&C Show gossip from a wild Reimer Wednesday.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis get back to post-show work with a Trenni Tuesday recap.
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