FOXBORO -- Patriots running back Laurence Maroney said Friday he's not entering the playoffs this year with a chip on his shoulder, despite having moments of frustration. Those moments included two crucial fumbles near or at the goal line in two different games and hearing the boos from the home crowd early in the season. Now, entering the playoffs, Maroney said he's completely confident he can break out and help the team advance in the postseason. "Do I have something to prove to my team or myself? Not really," Maroney said in repeating and answering the question. "I know how good of a back I am and I think the team knows how good a back I am, so as far as going out there to prove anything, I don't have to prove nothing to nobody. I know how good I am. Just going back out there and having fun, yeah, that's what I definitely want to go out there and do, have fun and have a great game." For more, including video and...
Ravens Injury Report
QB Joe Flacco (hip) Probable
CB Marcus Paschal (back) Probable
LB Tavares Gooden (groin) Probable
TE Todd Heap (neck) Probable
LB Jarret Johnson (back) Probable
LS Matt Katula (elbow) Probable
WR Derrick Mason (knee) Probable
DT Haloti Ngata (ankle) Probable
DE Trevor Pryce (head) Probable
S Ed Reed (groin) Probable
G Marshal Yanda (knee) Probable
S Tom Zbikowski (neck) Probable
Patriots Injury Report
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OL Dan Connolly (ankle) Questionable
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder/right finger/rib) Probable
WR Julian Edelman (forearm) Probable
DE Jarvis Green (knee) Probable
T Nick Kaczur (shoulder) Probable
CB Shawn Springs (knee) Probable
DE Ty Warren (ankle) Probable
TE Benjamin Watson (knee) Probable
DL Vince Wilfork (foot) Probable
WR Randy Moss (not injury related) Probable
ESPN is reporting that the Seattle Seahawks have fired Head Coach Jim Mora after just one year. It is already being reported that former New England Patriots Head Coach, and current Southern California Head Coach, Pete Carroll is being targeted to replace Mora. Carroll coached the Patriots for three seasons (1997-99). During that time, he guided the Pats into the playoffs in his first two seasons. He won the AFC Eastern Division title at 10-6 in 1997 and advanced to the second round of the playoffs. His overall record in New England was 27-21 in the regular season and 1-2 in the playoffs.
FOXBORO -- Julian Edelman was swarmed by over 20 reporters and photographers at his locker on Friday and said he is ready for the challenge of replacing the injured Wes Welker in the Patriots offense. "It's been like every other week," Edelman said. "I've been preparaing just like it's any other game, trying not to hype it up too much. I've just been going out there and trying to get better every day. That's what I've been preparing like. Wes Welker, he was the heart and soul of our team and we're going to miss him a lot. I'm just going to go out there and try to give it my all and do what I've got to do." For more, including audio from Edelman, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
Patriots’ defensive end, Rob Ninkovich, joins Mut and Merloni on a Patriots Monday after the team’s victory in Houston. Rob addresses the postgame comments of Texans’ defensive lineman Antonio Smith and the defense struggling against the run.
Tom Brady joined the show fresh off the teams 9th win of the season in Houston. He dismissed Antonio Smith's spying allegations and told the guys he has already moved on.
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.
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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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