Talking to the Boston Herald, Patriots' wide receiver Wes Welker said he is still struggling to completely trust his surgically-repaired knee.
“Yeah, it’s getting to the point of just trusting my knee and knowing that it’s going to be fine,” Welker told the Herald. “Not that there’s doubt, but subconsciously (when you’re out there), you think there might be doubt. So for me, it’s getting past that and getting that muscle memory back.”
Welker, who tore both the ACL and MCL in his left knee in the final game of the 2009 regular season, explained that the current brace he wears (which is a lighter model than what he had been using) will most likely be part of his equipment even after this season
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Last week, it was Kevin Garnett who was engaged in some heated discussions with Bucks big man Andrew Bogut. Tuesday night, Knicks forward Amar'e Stoudemire took his turn. Stoudemire objected to what he felt was an intentional elbow from Bogut during the Bucks' 107-80 blowout win. After receiving a technical foul for taunting Bogut, Stoudemire took his argument to the Bucks bench, engaging in a back-and-forth with Milwaukee coach Scott Skiles. "I think they might have amped [Bogut] up to play very physical out there," Stoudemire explained, adding: "It's a team effort, so I'm going after the whole team." Stoudemire, perhaps not coincidentally, was the player who gave Bogut a nudge last year on a dunk, causing Bogut to lose his balance and fall, breaking his elbow and wrist. For more on that story, including the video, along with other stories, videos, trivia and more, check out...
Seattle right fielder Ichiro Suzuki won his 10th consecutive Gold Glove on Tuesday, headlining an American League group that included three members of the New York Yankees but no Red Sox players.
Derek Jeter captured his fifth straight Gold Glove at shortstop, Mark Teixeira won his second straight at first base (fourth overall) and second baseman Robinson Cano was named a winner for the first time.
Other winners included the Twins Joe Mauer at catcher, Tampa Bay third baseman Evan Longoira, White Sox pitcher Mark Buehrle, Tampa Bay left fielder Carl Crawford and Seattle center fielder Franklin Gutierrez.
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According to a tweet from Jon Heyman of Sports Illustrated, the Red Sox are one of several teams that are "suitors" for free-agent pitcher Cliff Lee.
Heyman writes that the "Yankees remain the obvious favorite" for the left-hander, but lists the Red Sox as a potential landing spot along with the Angels, Dodgers, Phillies, Cubs and Astros.
WEEI.com reported last month that the Sox planned to perform "due diligence" in exploring the market for Lee. Still, after the deals committing roughly $150 million to John Lackey and Josh Beckett in the last calendar year, it seems unlikely that the Sox would channel their offseason resources into the left-hander.
League sources have told WEEI.com that the Patriots have signed long snapper Matt Katula to a two-year contract.
The 28-year-old Katula has played his entire career with the Baltimore Ravens. He was released by the Ravens in August after five years in Baltimore.
It has also been confirmed that Jake Ingram has been released. Ingram has struggled mightily in 2010, with two poor snaps vs. the Chargers and another last Sunday at Cleveland. Bill Belichick was asked earlier in the week about Ingram's problems against the Browns.
“Well, I think this is one of those games where we can probably list every player that was active and talk about some type of inconsistencies – (even) coaches for that matter," said Belichick. "It wasn’t one of our better performances by a long shot. We all had a hand in it, so I think you can say that about everybody – there [are] some plays that...
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.
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McPhee joined Dennis, Callahan and Minihane to give a first hand account of the proceedings inside the courtroom during the trial of the Boston bomber.
Brick joined the show to talk about the couple players that the B's added. He noted that the lack of subtractions means that the front office trusts the core group.
The Red Sox entire team wore the number 3 to honor Pete Frates. The HS team that was suspended for trying to bring awareness to breast cancer have been allowed to play. Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley are bad at karaoke, but not as bad as Joey and Christian.
With the Patriots focusing on CB Darrelle Revis, it's likely that the team will lose safety Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner. Or both.
We talk Boston Bruins with NESN's Jack Edwards, our first talk since the NHL trade deadline.
Jerry discusses the plus and minus' of the Patriots first (of many) Super Bowl DVD's
Dale and Michael briefly discuss the opening of the Marathon Bombing Trial, and how the 'Free Dhzokar' crowd will have to get a new hobby.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
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