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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Glenn Ordway and Fred Smerlas talk with Cornerback Malcolm Butler in the lockerroom after the Patriots handily beat the Pittsburgh to advance to Super Bowl 51.
Fauria calls the boys to give his take on the game today and why he sees a Patriots victory on the horizon - although he says he's getting more and more nervous as kickoff approaches. He gets into the match-ups, "fire alarm-gate", how the Steelers D will approach the Pats - zone or man, and more.
The boys chat about the importance of the versatility of Dont'a Hightower and his impact on the Pats D throughout his career but especially this season.
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.
Guys discuss if or when the Bruins will fire Coach Julian
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.
"D-Wood" Joins the show to talk Brady vs. Rodgers and predicts a Patriots-Packers Super Bowl.
Hour 4. Bill Belichick holds his Friday press conference while Mut and Kirk try and play a game. Mut has a big announcement. Gerry calls in from the Inauguration on his crystal-clear cell phone.
Hour 3. Ben Volin shares a stat about Trump that will blow your mind. Mut wouldn't answer any questions about Trump's alleged sexual assaults.
Old Friend Tim Benz joins OMF, and while they regale tales of dysfunction, Benz manages to predict that the Patriots will win Sunday.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian enjoy the festivities ahead of the Inauguration, and give their predictions for Patriots-Steelers in the AFC Championship Game.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian love how Bill Belichick reacts to the plethora of stupid questions he receives from the Media during his Press Conferences.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe spend the day discussing the AFC Championship.
We close out the work week with the best sound clips of the day.
We check in with hall of famer Michael Irvin to find out what happened to his Dallas Cowboys and look at the remaining playoff match-ups.
Kirk Minihane brings Chad Finn back to the show to talk about the Charlotte Wilder story about the relationship between the Pats and Trump. Chad defends Charlotte for some of the story and her previous articles, Kirk still has problems with what he thinks is lazy reporting. Kirk and Chad also talk about whether a third sports station in Boston would be viable and if Curt Schilling will ever make it into the Baseball Hall of Fame.
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.
Uncle Buck, George from S**t Pats Fans Say, and Jerry Thornton talk about the Patriots history in the AFC Championship game, the big wins, the bad losses, and what it will take for the Pats to win another AFC Championship game.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis wrap up the K&C week after a Friday show with Kirk, Mut and Ben Volin in studio.
Ken Laird and Chris Curtis recap the Thursday K&C show featuring Jon Meterparel back in the saddle.
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Trenni and Tomase are live at Foxwoods Resort and Casino for the Red Sox Winter Weekend. Hall of Famer and former Red Sox Pitcher, Pedro Martinez, joins the show. Pedro talks on expectations for the team, David Price, Chris Sales, and his belief that David Ortiz will return to baseball.More from this show