Patriots defensive back Brandon Meriweather joined the Dale & Holley show Monday morning for his weekly Patriots Monday visit. Meriweather said that while the Patriots allowed 30 points to the Bills in Sunday's win, the defense came through when needed — as with his late fourth-quarter interception that sealed the victory. "When we had to get a play and we had to make a play, I feel like yes, we had some guys step up and make a play. ... We stepped up and had a lot of plays that needed to be made in crucial situations."
Asked why the Patriots have not lost to the Bills during Meriweather's tenure in New England, he said: "Great coaching. I think our coaches do a good job. Bill [Belichick] and the rest of the coaches get us ready for situational football, like what happened at the end of the game, and what happened at the end of the half. We go over situations like that all the time, and I think that was the...
CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning for his weekly conversation. Esiason said that despite Sunday's win over the Bills, the Patriots clearly have issues that need to be addressed. "They have major problems on defense," Esiason said, focusing on the lack of a pass rush. "It is alarming. I think Bill Belichick realizes that."
Esiason said this puts additional pressure on Tom Brady to outscore the other team. "He's going to have to put up 35 points a week to win, because this defense has been so soft," Esiason said, adding: "If he has an off game, like he did in the second half last week [against the Jets], they're going to lose. And they're going to lose because that defense is not going to stop anybody. ... He doesn't have that kind of support around him [like teams with solid defenses]. Without that kind of support, he's going to have...
Wide receiver Braylon Edwards, who did not start due to his DUI arrest earlier in the week, entered in the second quarter and played a key role in the Jets' victory over the Dolphins on Sunday night. Edwards was contrite and grateful after the game, but he's still taking plenty of heat in the New York papers. Read more about that controversy, plus check out other top stories, videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show on Monday to talk about Sunday's win over the Bills. Brady said despite public sentiment that the game was closer than it should have been, he doesn't have time for that talk, as the team needs to move on to focus on next week's game against the Dolphins. "These games end, and then really you just watch the film and then you move on," he said. "I'm telling you, you can't sit here and think, 'Man, I wish we won by two touchdowns last week.' It just doesn't matter. The reality is, now the clock's starting on Miami."
While the Patriots surrendered 30 points to the Bills, Brady said the defense will be OK as it gets more experience. "The thing out the defense is they've got a lot of talented players," he said. "They're all first- and second-round picks over there. … I've got a lot of confidence in those guys...
NEW YORK -- In the aftermath of their 4-3, 10-inning loss to the Yankees, the Red Sox were forced to face cold, mathematical reality. The team's hopes of an improbable comeback in the season's final week all but vanished with a defeat that moved the team's elimination number to 1. The Sox can do no better than match the 93-win total that both the Yankees and Rays already have achieved. A single Red Sox loss or a single victory by the Yankees and Rays will officially wipe out any Sox playoff aspirations.
And so, the Sox were left after the agonizing defeat on Sunday to both celebrate the character of a club that refused to concede the race and to take pride in having left the Yankees on the defensive. In particular, the Sox' victories in the first two games of the three-game weekend series engendered a measure of disquietude in the Bronx, resulting in the Yankees' decision after Saturday's game to have Phil Hughes -- whose start the club had...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. — WEEI.com’s Mike Petraglia and Chris Price explain how the Patriots held off the Jets, 17-16, Sunday at MetLife Stadium to improve to 12-3 and lock up a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs.
Greg and Steve give their final thoughts and predictions for what is about to go down at MetLife Stadium today.
Curran calls the guys to discuss the game today and gets into the effect of having no Edelman. He talks about Amendola's role, the Pats running game and more.
Jackie MacMullen, ESPN Boston, talks with MFB about Rondo being traded to the Dallas Mavericks, and how this will have an effect on the Celtics rebuild process
How have the Celtics looked after a couple weeks? Could they be a playoff team? These questions and more...
Sam and Ben talk with Greg Dickerson about how fun this year's Celtics team is to watch as well Jeff Green trade ideas.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher Jon Lester. Jon talks about his experiences with free agency, what it would have taken to sign him to the Red Sox last season, and his experiences with fans since signing with the Cubs.
Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with newly signed Red Sox pitcher, Wade Miley. They talk about the story that came out about the D-Backs wanting him to switch to a gluten-free diet, and what he expects coming from the N.L. West to the A.L. East.
The boys are back at it, Mut, Rob, and Alex talk with former Red Sox pitcher and new Chicago Cub Jon Lester, they then talk with new Red Sox pitcher and ongoing consumer of gluten, Wade Miley.
Pierre joins the show to talk about the Bruins-Wild game, Bruins trade rumors, and the rest of the NHL.
Jack Edwards talks with Dale, Michael and Jerry Thornton and drops the bomb on us that based on how the standings look now, the Bruins could miss the playoffs this season.
Pierre joins the guys to talk about the Bruins and all things NHL
Curtis spoke with some nut jobs outside the courtroom.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jeff Goodman discussed the Rondo trade.
Christian quizzes Lou and Tim on which songs were used for torture by the CIA, and Tim is upset he couldn't remember Team America: World Police
Adam Schefter, ESPN, joins MFB to discuss Jim Harbaugh rumors, Rex Ryan's future, and why the Patriots may be better served by not wraping up the number one seed in the AFC this week
Christian shares what he believes will be the three keys to this Sunday's game against the New York Jets
We check in with the playmaker, the hall of famer Michael Irvin for a look at the NFL and all things Patriots as they prepare to face the Jets.
Dale and Michael discuss the trade of Rajon Rondo, and whether it ultimately was a good deal for the Celtics.
We break down Rex and the Jets vs the Patriots with CSNNE's Tom E Curran
Kay comes into the show to try out for the textress role on the program. We learn about her favorite sports and fondness for Rajon Rondo.
Mikey, Mut, Lenny and Kerry Byrne are taling Patriots-Jets and the potential end of Rex Ryan's coaching career with the team.
Tonight marks 9 straight years of the Planet Mikey Show. We play some sound from the takeover which got Planet Mikey rolling .
Jen Royle joins the show to talk about The Taste and what its like working with amazing chefs and how her personality is going over with viewers.
What should Danny Ainge do with these Celtics? Is Anthony Davis the second best player in the NBA? Are the Warriors truly contenders?
Ryan Lambert of Puck Daddy joins DJ to discuss the "uncoachable(?)" Taylor Hall and revisit the Tyler Seguin trade. Ryan also shares his issues with how the Bruins are run.
Dale and Michael are live on the air as the Rondo deal goes down.More from this show