FOXBORO -- Patriots defensive tackle Albert Haynesworth said Wednesday morning that the defensive problems that New England has been having this season are a question of execution.
"I don't know if we overthink it. I just think we need to execute," he said Wednesday before practice. "We prepare well here. It's one of the most outstanding teams in terms of how we prepare. We want to be prepared better than the other teams. We just need to execute."
The Patriots defense struggled Sunday in a 25-17 loss to the Steelers. Pittsburgh was 10-for-16 on third down, had five scoring drives of 10 plays or more and finished with 427 net yards. Haynesworth said the Pats are doing an "all right" job stopping the run but need to bring more pressure on the quarterback.
"People think we're going to dwell on it. You know, after every game, you feel the same -- you have things that you did well and things you have to improve...
Former Celtics guard Chris Herren, the subject of an ESPN documentary called "Unguarded" that details his battles with drug abuse, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about his experiences.
"If I do what I'm supposed to do today, I have a better chance of staying sober tomorrow. There's no doubt about that," said the Fall River product. "Some people look at me with a sad look on their face and say, 'I'm so sorry, it must be really, really tough.' And I look at them and I say, 'You should have saw me four years ago. Then it was really, really tough. Don't feel bad for me now. I'm blessed. I've been given a gift that some people don't get.' So, although I will live with this forever, I'm doing my best to maintain it and live with that life."
Asked if he looks back at his basketball career with regret, Herren said no.
"I don't look back and say, like, 'Oh, I wish; if I did this, it...
After the Sharks lost on Monday to the Rangers, 5-2, Joe Thornton lamented San Jose's missed opportunity. "They were probably the softest team we played against on this road trip, and we should have had the two points," the former Bruin said.
Rangers coach John Tortorella initially brushed off the comments, but on Tuesday he responded with more vigor.
"Joe hasn’t won a damned thing in this league," Tortorella said. "He could go down as one of the better players in our league never to win anything. So what he should do is just shut up. It was uncalled for. It was classless. I’ve never had it happen like that before."
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Three Red Sox claimed American League Gold Gloves Tuesday night, with second baseman Dustin Pedroia winning his second, first baseman Adrian Gonzalez taking his third, and center fielder Jacoby Ellsbury earning his first.
Playing in a career-high 159 games, Pedroia had the second-highest fielding percentage in the AL (.990), only trailing the Angels' Howie Kendrick (.992). The Sox infielder committed seven errors while notching the third-most chances in the league (772). The Yankees' Robinson Cano won the award last season.
In his first season in the American League, Gonzalez finished second behind Casey Kotchman in fielding percentage (.997), making just four errors while owning the top zone rating among AL first basemen (.893).
Ellsbury was able to win his first Gold Glove thanks to a season in which he didn't make an error in 394 total chances. He also managed six outfield assists.
It marked the first time since 1979 the Red Sox...
For one of the first times all season, Bruins coach Claude Julien felt his team gave the kind of effort he was looking for in a 5-3 win over the Senators at TD Garden Tuesday night. Julien watched as his team fell behind 2-1 on two fluky first-period goals and lost a 3-2 lead early in the third period on a shot through a heavy screen in front of Tim Thomas.
"I just felt our team was there tonight," Julien said after 13 Bruins recorded points. "Our compete level was better, and our focus seemed to be there. When you look at the way [Ottawa] scored that first goal, it was a little bit snakebitten. But tonight, we looked like a group that wasn't going to let those kind of things beat us."
The Bruins, who were just 3-7-0 entering Tuesday's contest, won the game when Johnny Boychuk beat Craig Anderson with a slap shot from the right point at 6:41 of the third. Daniel Paille followed up with a breakaway goal that sealed Boston's...
Dale, Michael and Jerry dig into the details of this draft for the Patriots with ESPN's Mike Reiss.
Giardi and Price discuss the Tom Brady appeal getting overturned and Roger Goodell's victory tour. The guys can't believe the victory lap and some of his behavior. The more you listen to him, the more frustrating his behavior becomes.
Giardi and Price break down how the teams in the AFC East altered their futures after the NFL Draft weekend.
Ian Thomsen of NBA.com joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss to discuss the next moves for Danny Ainge and the Boston Celtics with the NBA Draft Lottery rapidly approaching. They discussed the crazy ending to Game 2 of Thunder vs Spurs and picked the player they would build their pretend new franchise around.
Kevin O'Connor of CelticsBlog joined Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for a breakdown of what went wrong in the Celtics series against the Hawks. they then played Celtics free agent tinder and looked ahead to the big moves in store for the offseason.
It wouldn't be a Celtics v Hawks Game 6 preview/Game 5 breakdown without ESPN's Celtics Whisperer Chris Forsberg joining Sam Packard and Jared Weiss for some WEEI Studio magic. They discuss the Hawks' transition dominance on their mega runs and the bizarre night for Isaiah Thomas. Of course they also answered your #WEEICeltics Tweet Bag questions!
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox shortstop Xander Bogaerts after the Red Sox beat the White Sox behind a solid outing from Clay buchholz
Joe Castiglione and Tim Neverett talked to the Sox catcher, whose two-run homer off of Dellin Betances gave the Sox the lead for good over the Yankees.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox pitcher Rick Porcello, after he pitched 7 shutout innings against the Yankees Saturday night.
DJ and Pete continue to assess the season that was for the Bruins and look toward the future for the franchise and how they can improve.
DJ and Pete are together for the final Sunday Skate of the season. They get into their overall thoughts on the season, the Bruins keeping Claude Julien on as head coach and the end-of-season press conferences last week. They discuss the rebuild process, what the Bruins need and how they can obtain it. Plenty of callers have their own theories and opinions on all of these topics as well.
Butch is joined by two-thirds of the Sunday Skate show in DJ and Pete. The guys discuss the problems with Bruins including leadership and grit, who should stay and who should go and if Claude is to blame.
The show goes completely off the rails in the final hour as Gerry tells stories of dogs that were killed when he was a child, and Kirk says he's probably going to own a dog very soon.
Producer candidate, Lucy, defends herself regarding attacks on her abilities to do the job, from Paul and Ken.
Oscar de la Hoya says that Donald Trump is a notorious cheater on the links.
Dr. Thomas Gill calls in to give his input on Pablo Sandoval's season ending surgery, and tells the guys how long he thinks the third baseman will be out.
The Celtics are approaching a very important off season, and Danny Ainge needs to figure out a plan to get a star in Boston...most importantly Kevin Durant. Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about who the team needs to go after.
Tom Werner was in studio today and Christian could not hold himself back when Tom Werner mentioned the comedian "Whitney Cummings."
John Farrell calls us from Chicago to talk Pablo, E-Rod, Joe Kelly, Travis Shaw and much more.
Four at Four bled into some genuine discussion about who this town's greatest villains truly are.
Inspired by A-Rod's appearance at Fenway, we discuss four of our biggest Villains/nemesis' on the Boston sports scene.
Mikey and Lenny talk Clay Buchholz' struggles, and visit the Ghosts of Baseball past (Well, some of them are still alive...)
Mikey and Lenny talk Sox and Sandoval
It’s all about the music – the crew touches on Prince, and the greatest bands of all time
Ben, Russ & Alex talk about the UCL semi-finals, which have resulted in an Atletico Madrid vs Real Madrid final. They also talk about the unbelievable story of Leicester City winning the English Premier League.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the return of offensive line coach Dante Scarnecchia and what it means to the future of the offensive line, new safeties coach Steve Belichick and his football relationship to his dad and recap the Patriots 2016 draft and what to expect from some of the higher profile selections in their upcoming rookie season.
Kirk Minihane sits down with co-worker and often times nemesis, Lou Merloni, to talk about their past altercations and their own philosophies about radio. Kirk and Lou discuss some of the issues they have with working at the station and their disagreements with management.
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