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10/22/2012 - 6:16pm
Belichick: 'Battle cry' was heard by defense

Patriots coach Bill Belichick said Monday the defense has taken to the “battle cry” of making sure to keep the ball in front of them, and to some extent, that point of emphasis worked for them in the 29-26 win over the Jets on Sunday.

“There’s no defense that’s designed to give up 50-yard pass completions or anything like that,” Belichick said on a Monday afternoon conference call with the media. “That’s really the worst thing that can happen defensively -- for the offense to get all their yardage or score on one play and not make them drive the ball and execute a number of plays and third-down and red area and goal line and all those situations.

“It’s always a point of emphasis. It’s never anything that we want to have happen. We emphasized it last week; we’ve emphasized it every week.”

And while the Patriots...

10/22/2012 - 1:28pm
Farrell press conference Tuesday at noon

The Red Sox will hold a press conference to introduce John Farrell as their new manager on Tuesday at noon at Fenway Park. The press conference will be carried live on WEEI 93.7 FM and weei.com.

For complete Red Sox coverage, visit weei.com/redsox.


10/22/2012 - 12:06pm
Aviles on going to Jays: 'Definitely a surprise'

Shortstop Mike Aviles, who was sent to the Blue Jays over the weekend as part of the Red Sox' compensation for manager John Farrell, spoke about the move and how he's looking forward to playing for his third franchise in three years.

"It definitely was a surprise," he said Monday morning from New York, where he was preparing to depart for his home in Utah. "I didn't think I was going to be getting traded, and definitely not this early in the offseason. So, definitely a surprise, and definitely I didn't think Toronto was a team that liked me. So, it worked out well. I've always liked playing against Toronto, so I'm going to enjoy playing there. I'm excited for the opportunity."

Aviles, who was acquired by the Sox from the Royals at the trade deadline in 2011, said he received confirmation of the deal late Saturday night, and he's been in touch with Blue Jays general manager Alex Anthopoulos.

"He called me and let me...

10/22/2012 - 10:32am
Esiason: Pats defense 'alarmingly bad'
By: Mike Neff

CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly Patriots Monday appearance with Dennis & Callahan to talk about the Patriots'  29-26 win over the Jets and other news from around the NFL.

Esiason agreed that this Patriots team is not where it should be at 4-3 through seven weeks.

“I think that if you ask Tom [Brady] and gave him some truth serum and he told you the real story about his team, he’d probably tell you that he’s very disappointed where they are right now,” Esiason said. “Especially their offense, they should have scored more points than they did yesterday. There were opportunities left on the field. But maybe even more shocking … the defense is alarmingly bad in the pass. When you let one of the worst pass offenses come into your building and throw for over 300 yards in a game yesterday, there’s obviously something wrong there. But I would imagine that Bill Belichick...

10/22/2012 - 7:57am
Brady on D&C: 'It's really hard to win'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly Monday morning interview, following Sunday's 29-26 overtime victory over the Jets. Although the Patriots won, they squandered a 10-point fourth-quarter lead before recovering.

"I'm certainly pleased by winning," he said. "I think that's the most important thing. Whether you win by a point or 10 points or 30 points, they all count the same. We've been on the losing end of a one-point game, a one-point game and a two-point game. It feels good to win a three-point game.

"There was a moment there in the fourth quarter where we looked like we had a good lead, then soon after that, we're fighting for our life with the three-point lead, and then a three-point deficit, and we turn around to win it in overtime. I'm proud of the way the guys fought. Certainly, we could do a lot of things better, and hopefully we do. But it's nice to win."

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