FOXBORO — Speaking with the media before the third of three joint practices with the Saints, Patriots coach Bill Belichick said the chance to get in some work against another team like New Orleans has been " a great learning experience for our football team." Belichick added that he believed his players "responded well" to the experience of working with the Saints.
This marks the first time since 2001 the Patriots have conducted joint practices with another team — that season, they worked against the Giants. New England will conduct joint practices next week in Georgia leading up to their game against the Falcons in Atlanta.
The Patriots and Saints will open up the preseason Thursday night at Gillette Stadium. For more Patriots news, check out weei.com/Patriots.
The Red Sox opened up an important three-game set with the Blue Jays Tuesday night, and players who had fallen out of the spotlight for much of the season had impressive performances in the Sox' 7-5 win in Toronto. Mike Lowell and Jed Lowrie had valuable offensive nights, helping to cement the Red Sox' depth during a tenuous stretch of games. Afterward, Lowell said he doesn't need any extra rest for his surgically repaired hip.
Another important development is the emergence of Felix Doubront as a key member of the bullpen, an area that has been a black hole all year for the team....
The Patriots began the first of three practices with the Super Bowl champion Saints on Tuesday, and the event drew some recognizable faces, including Bill Belichick's friend Bon Jovi. Tight end Aaron Hernandez and receiver Randy Moss continued to have impressive camps.
With left guard Logan Mankins' absence a notable cloud hanging over the team, WEEI.com's Christopher Price takes a look at...
Tuesday was the busiest day of the Celtics offseason. Here's a recap of what you can find at WEEI.com.
Shaquille O'Neal was introduced to the Boston media at the team's practice facility in Waltham, bringing with him his usual attention-grabbing persona and interesting and fun-filled bag of quotes. The big man even sported a bow tie.
One of the first questions asked of Shaq was what sort of role he expects to play with the team this year. Many predict his role will...
The Darrelle Revis situation is starting to get ugly in New York. Revis' representatives accused the Jets front office of lying about them denying an invitation for owner Woody Johnson to join a recent meeting. And the two sides presented different versions of negotiations, with agent Neil Schwartz insisting: "The Jets have never given us a proposal with one dollar in signing bonus or one dollar in fully guaranteed money." Meanwhile, Jets coach Rex Ryan insists his defense will be fine without the All-Pro cornerback.
Also in the news, former college/NFL coach Jimmy Johnson is back in civilization after competing on CBS' "Survivor," and the current Fox NFL analyst called the experience "some of the most miserable nights of my life."
Check out those stories and more — including former Red Sox super sub Alex Cora's assessment of the Mets after they let him go — at...
Devin McCourty discusses the dangerous Bears offense.
Jackie MacMullan joins MFB for the first time this season. She discusses the rejection of NBA lottery reform, Rajon Rondo, and the Celtics chances this season.
Kirk Minihane joins the We Hate Dwyane Wade Show to preview the upcoming Celtics season. Ben and Sam also discuss the Rajon Rondo/Jeff Green trade rumors and dabble in the classic NBA analytics debate.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
Joe McDonald joins the guys to talk to about the Chara injury and how the Bruins will move forward without him.
Pierre McGuire joins the guys to talk about the Bruins, the Johnny Boychuck trade, and the rest of the NHL
We talk pucks with Jack Edwards of NESN for his take on an impressive win over the San Jose Sharks and the state of the B's in general.
Rodney discussed Russell Wilson and the Seahawks.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys discussed Freeman's story on Russell Wilson.
Devin McCourty discusses the dangerous Bears offense.
We discuss another impressive win by Peyton Manning and the Broncos and think long term for the 2014 season about whether or not the Patriots will have enough firepower to beat the Broncos in crunch time: the playoffs.
We tackle four topics that pit Boston against Chicago in one form or another.
Mikey, Villani and Lenny are talking about the 2004 Red Sox on the anniversary of Game 4 of the ALCS with Dave Roberts steal abd Bill Mueller driving him in and what it was like to witness.
Mikey, Mut and Lenny are talking about the Patriots and how they have stacked up through the years and what got them to the three championships and five Super Bowl appearances in the Brady-Belichick era.
Mikey and Mut take a call from someone who wants to criticize Belichick the GM and his history of drafting players and making moves in the draft.
AJ Soares joins the show to talk about the Revs run to the playoffs, how Jermaine Jones has impacted the team, and should Lee Nguyen for MVP.
The Dennis & Callahan Show producers fight back.
Sausage and Lumpy, the producers for the D&C show, recorded a podcast yesterday. They left A LOT of stuff on the cutting room floor. Luckily, MFB picked it all up and played the unedited version during the midday show. Kirk joined the show to discuss how hard it is working with Callahan and his two producers.More from this show
We discuss the breaking news that Darrelle Revis was sent home yesterday for being late to scheduled team activities. Was it the right move by Bill Belichick? We discuss.More from this show