ESPN.com is reporting that former Patriots offensive coordinator, following his dismissal as the head coach at Notre Dame, will be named the offensive coordinator of the Kansas City Chiefs. Weis is close to Chiefs head coach Todd Haley, and he also worked with Chiefs G.M. Scott Pioli when the two were in New England.
Weis declined comment on the report.
"Until a deal is done, I really can't say anything," Weis told the Associated Press from his home near South Bend, Ind. "It's not to be disrespectful of you or the Chiefs. I just think it's really, really important for me, especially with the prospect of there being a relationship there, to make sure I handle this properly."
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Jim Nantz, who will be in the broadcast booth announcing Sunday's Patriots-Ravens game on CBS, made an appearance on the Dale & Holley show Thursday morning and talked about the NFL playoffs. Said Nantz: "I keep getting back to the one thing I know about New England. I've seen them so many times. Nobody wants to be matched up against New England. In all of its success, in all of its history of finding a way to win, and the way they game-plan for these games behind coach [Bill] Belichick, I wouldn't want any part of New England if I'm in the AFC playoffs right now."
Nantz said if the Patriots win Sunday it would set up a marquee game the following weekend. "The Patriots know how to really get it done, they know how to get to the promised land, and you've got a team [in San Diego] that thinks it's going to get there," he said. "To me, that would be the blockbuster matchup of the divisional week." Added Nantz...
Red Sox closer Jonathan Papelbon told ESPN.com that neither he or his agents, Sam and Seth Levinson, have sat down with the Sox to discuss a contract. Papelbon is arbitration-eligible, having avoided the process last year by signing a record deal for a first-year arbitration-eligible player. "We don't even have a number in place," he said in the report. "There haven't been any discussions between me and the Red Sox and my agents at all. ... At the same time, I'm not afraid to show that, hey, I want to be with the Red Sox [in a multiyear deal]. I'd love to have that sense of security of being with a team and knowing, 'Hey, they want me, and I want them, let's have a happy marriage.' But what do I have to give up to be in that marriage? Understand, I'm in the prime of my career. Why would I give up something? I'd give up something if it's fair to both sides, but I want to do things for my fellow closers, just like Mo [Mariano Rivera] paved the way...
Doc Rivers made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning and talked about Wednesday night's dramatic overtime victory over the Heat. The Celtics trailed by two points after a Dwyane Wade layup with 0.6 seconds left when Rivers called a timeout to set up the game-tying alley-oop from Paul Pierce to Rajon Rondo. "When we called a timeout, it took me 15 seconds to get the in the huddle, they were so down, our guys," Rivers said. "Once we drew up the play, you could see them back, we had the focus."
On Wade's layup, the Heat guard stripped Ray Allen of the ball at midcourt and went in alone. "[Allen] was very happy with the [eventual] ending," Rivers said. "That was a tough play for Ray. I shouldn't have put him in that spot with Dwyane Wade. I usually have a rule for myself: Try to keep the best defender out of the play."
Rivers also commented on the...
ESPN NFL analyst Ron Jaworski checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Thursday morning to talk about the NFL playoffs and the Patriots' chances for success. Jaworski said he learned from former coach Dick Vermeil that a key stat is a team's number of rushes and completed passes, and the Patriots are impressive in this category. "The Patriots are No. 1 per game, 53.5, the total of rushes and completions," Jaworski said. "It shows me that their offense was very consistent all season long and they're going to make a run."
Jaworski commented on Julian Edelman attempting to fill the shoes of injured Patriots receiver Wes Welker. "If you say he could [replace Welker] it would be total disrespect to Wes Welker, who has been absolutely phenomenal over the last couple of years and is arguably the best slot receiver ever to play the game," Jaworski said. However, Jaworski noted that the Texans on Sunday gave an...
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Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
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