Jets wide receiver Santonio Holmes, who allegedly is trying to be a better teammate this season after last year's issues, was put in his place by coach Rex Ryan as the team opened training camp. Holmes, talking about the Mark Sanchez-Tim Tebow situation, said last week that a two-quarterback system can't work in the NFL.
Said Ryan: "We brought Santonio here to be a receiver, not the offensive coordinator. Again, we'll make those decisions, we'll do what's in the best interest of our football team, and that's the way it'll always be."
Sanchez did his best to downplay the controversy.
"I think Tone's been nothing but supportive of Tim being here, of me as a quarterback,” Sanchez said. “I think it might have gotten skewed differently than he would have liked. I don’t want to speak for Tone. You might want to ask him on that one. He’s excited to be back and just wants the rock.”
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FOXBORO -- Wes Welker reported to camp on Thursday with the rest of the Patriots veterans and insisted there are no hard feelings after he and the team could not work out a long-term contract before the July 16 deadline. Instead, Welker will play the 2012 season with New England for $9 million after signing his franchise tender in the spring.
"I approach it like any other year, go out there and try and help my team win games," Welker said. "That's the bottom line for me. That's where my focus is, just whatever my role is, just try to help the team win.
"You've got to prove it every year, so there's no year where you don't need to prove it, so it's like any other year. The contract and everything else is out of my mind and it's really just going out there...
FOXBORO -- The man who drafted Tim Tebow late in the first round of the 2010 NFL draft said he's more focused on getting the Patriots offense firing on all cylinders than worrying about facing Tebow a season with the Jets.
Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels drafted Tebow in the first round -- 25th overall -- as McDaniels was entering his second season as coach of the Broncos.
"Tim's a good kid and had a good year last year, but we don't play them for a long time right now," McDaniels said at Patriots camp Thursday afternoon. "I wish Tim the best, personally, and he'll be a friend of mine. But our focus is on trying to get better right now, day-by-day, and I'm sure we'll have to worry about him down the road."
McDaniels, who spent last season as the offensive coordinator for the Rams, was released by St. Louis and allowed to join the Patriots offensive coaching staff for the playoffs last season. McDaniels...
FOXBORO -- Bill Belichick downplayed the lack of a long-term deal for Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker. The team and the star receiver could not reach agreement by the July 16 deadline and as a result, Welker must play the season under the franchise tender he signed in March for $9 million this season.
"Well, we go through that situation with every player," Belichick said. "Some players we reach agreements with, some players we don't."
Meanwhile, Belichick was asked about the team's sudden and surprising decision to cut 29-year-old former Colts offensive weapon Joseph Addai, after the running back reportedly failed an entry physical this week.
"It didn't work out," said Belichick, who was asked about the depth of running backs on his roster.
"We have seven backs on the roster," he said. "If we add one, we'll add one. If we don't, then we'll go with what we've got."...
FOXBORO -- Veteran offensive lineman Brian Waters -- who did not report to OTAs or June's minicamp -- was not with the Patriots as they opened camp on Thursday outside Gillette Stadium. Coach Bill Belichick told reporters he was not surprised by this development as the 35-year-old spends time away from the team instead of working out in training camp.
"He's not here," Belichick announced. "It's basically the same as it was in minicamp. We'll just take it day-to-day. There's no long-term plan."
There has been speculation that Waters could be holding out of training camp and reporting closer to the start of the regular season, if he is declared in shape and ready to begin the season. The Patriots signed Waters just before the regular season began in 2011 after he spent 11 seasons with the Chiefs. He had a stellar season for the Patriots at right guard and earned a Pro Bowl berth protecting Tom Brady.
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Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
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.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Ben Kichen of the 'Dale and Holley Show' talk about what the Celtics will need to do in order to be considered one of the top teams in the Eastern Conference along with the Cavs.
WEEI's Mike Petraglia talks with Josue Pavon about how the Celtics are looking better with Al Horford back on the court and the overall toughness of this team.
Mut and Tomase are joined by Rob Bradford to talk about just how the Red Sox were able to pull off this trade. Rob's sit down with Dave Dombrowski helps to reveal the timeline of the mega deal.
Mut and John Tomase open the Hot Stove show debating the blockbuster Chris Sale trade. Tomase argues that you can like the trade, but dislike Dombrowski for gutting the Red Sox farm system.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford sits down with Red Sox President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski to talk about the Red Sox off season. They discuss how the blockbuster Chris Sale trade went down.
Hour two of Saturday Skate after a Bruins 2-1 over Buffalo, with Ken Laird and Rear Admiral debating the status of Krejci, Chara, Krug and Bergeron.
The first hour of Saturday Skate starts up against the third period of Bruins - Sabres, so Ken Laird and Rear Admiral give some Red Sox hot stove and Rob Gronkowski thoughts before moving into Bruins - Sabres game reaction
Ken Laird and Ty Anderson chat Bruins after a 2-1 win in Florida improved the team's record to 5-4.
Gerry was shocked that Ken Laird took his wife to see Hateful Eight. Bradford checked in from the WInter Meetings.
Chris Russo talked about the Winter Meetings with Gerry and Kirk and the guys discussed John Henry's brand new yacht.
Gerry and Kirk disagreed on whether or not LeBron James owes people an explanation for his boycott of Trump's hotel.
Tom E. Curran joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to preview the Patriots game against the Ravens and to laugh at how bad the Jets have been,
Glenn, Lou and Christian look ahead at the Patriots Monday Night Football game next week and talk about the big test they will face with the Ravens defense.
Dave Dombrowski has now shipped off a bunch of the Red Sox top prospects. The guys address the big trade and look back at why the bigger risk would've been to ride with the prospects.
Dale, Michael and Rich Keefe discuss the Chris Sale trade from all sides, and it's becoming abundantly clear that Michael is now afraid of losing Yoan Moncada.
We check in with Bradfo, who's work is never done!
Kirk Minihane and Rich Keefe sit down to talk about what its like to join an already established show, how his start with the station has been received, and Kirk tries to get Rich to dish on his relationships with his former co-workers. For you listeners who think they may want to get into radio, Kirk gives Rich advice that could pertain to you as well.
Kirk Minihane, WEEI Podcast King, talks to the Podcast Godfather Adam Carolla about his new documentary about Le Mans, the backlash from the Election, and his time with Donald Trump on the Apprentice. The audio quality isn't great but the conversation is.
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Episode 2 of the official podcast of Kirk & Callahan, as Kirk and Gerry acknowledge their first real on-air fight on that morning's show. The guys also discuss newbie Rich Keefe, Gary Tanguay, and Larry Bird's 60th birthday
Ken Laird and WEEI.com's Ryan Hannable take a look at the Red Sox' acquisitions of Chris Sale and Tyler Thornburg from the minor league side of the equation, and what's left of Dave Dombrowski's farm system.
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