CBS Sports NFL analyst Boomer Esiason checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show for his weekly visit and discussed the Patriots' 28-14 loss to the Jets. "I think you saw a really desperate Jets team defend their home turf," Esiason said.
Esiason said the Patriots' lack of a pass rush is a problem that needs to be fixed. "You can't let an opposing quarterback stand back there without pressure," he said. "I think that has to be priority No. 1 for Bill Belichick: 'How the hell can I get pressure on the quarterback so that the secondary is not exposed.' "
Esiason said the Jets deserve some credit for letting Mark Sanchez have some more freedom than they did in a Week 1 loss to the Ravens. "The fact is, a lot of people were down on the Jets, were down on them offensively," Esiason said. "A lot of people, me included, felt that they had the bubble wrap on Mark Sanchez. They...
The Yankees will unveil a monument of George Steinbrenner at Yankee Stadium's Monument Park before Monday night's game vs. the Rays. With the Dodgers having an off day, Los Angeles manager Joe Torre and his recently announced replacement for 2011, Don Mattingly, have indicated they plan to attend the ceremony. It will be Torre's first visit to the Bronx since he left the Yankees following the 2007 season after reportedly being offended at a low-ball offer from management. "There are no issues with Joe Torre and the Yankees," general manager Brian Cashman said. "The issue was his rejecting the offer. Without question he is welcome." Read more about that story and others at Monday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's 28-14 loss to the Jets. Brady said he expects Bill Belichick will distribute the blame among the entire team. "He'll scream at all of us," Brady said. "Obviously, nobody did what we were hoping we would do. We didn't execute in any phase. We win as a team, we lose as a team. If you play for the Patriots, that's the lesson you learn. Believe me, there's nobody that's happy coming out of a game like that."
Added Brady: "I was very frustrated, but I'm certainly not discouraged."
Brady paused when asked if he spent too much time trying to find Randy Moss in the second half, after Jets cornerback Darrelle Revis left with an injury. "As a quarterback, you're trying to pick the guys that have the good matchups and the guys that are open," he said. "We didn...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- After the Patriots' 28-14 loss to the Jets Sunday, New York cornerback Darrelle Revis explained that he was forced to pull up because of an injured left hamstring on Randy Moss' touchdown catch with 53 seconds remaining.
"I don't want nobody to score on me or the secondary. But I pulled up," said Revis, who wouldn't return to the game after the play. "I usually I rely on my speed, but I tried to speed up and it wouldn't let me speed up to make a play. It was just a nice throw and catch. I'll be on SportCenter tonight." (Jets head coach Rex Ryan later confirmed that there were two different coverages called on the touchdown catch, which might have led to some of the confusion in the New York secondary.)
Asked if there should be an asterisk next to the touchdown catch -- which concluded with Moss grabbing the ball with one hand -- Revis said he didn't think so, referencing a...
EAST RUTHERFORD, N.J. -- Jets head coach Rex Ryan was asked in his postgame press conference Sunday about the effort of Mark Sanchez in the Jets 28-14 win. The oft-maligned second-year quarterback completed 21-of-30 passes for 220 yards and three touchdown passes to lead the Jets to the comeback victory.
"I thought he played great," said Ryan of Sanchez, who struggled mightily in a Week 1 loss to the Ravens. "There's no question that you're going to get some criticism here [New York], but we've never stopped believing in him. We know this is a guy that's going to do it for us. We've been saying it all training camp and tonight we saw it. He was on the money with every throw."
Sanchez completed 10-of-21 passes for just 74 yards in the opener vs. the Ravens, but Ryan -- who admitted earlier in the week that he was "concerned" with the offense -- said he never worried that his QB was...
The guys have even more reaction to Deflategate and if this is actually a showdown between Bill and Roger.
Tom E. Curran calls the boys during his layover in Denver and gets right into the Deflategate craziness. Tom talks about his knowledge of the situation including his thoughts on if the NFL was indeed trying to set up and catch the Pats in the act. He gets into the relationship between Belichick and the league office, Belichick and Kraft and the actual game on Super Bowl Sunday.
Greg and Steve discuss the Deflategate debacle with callers and give their theories as to what went down in Foxboro last week against the Colts. Both guys think that Pats may be guilty of doing something to the balls, but that so do most other teams. Will Belichick and Brady be punished? Not if the NFL doesn't have proof, which it's looking more and more like they don't.
Ben and Sam discuss ways to improve the NBA All-Star weekend, hand out of hardware, and give their Finals predictions
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...
The Red Sox have taken over Foxwoods and Red Sox Manager John Farrell sat down with Mut and Bradford to talk about the roster and how the 2015 season is looking.
Red Sox pitcher Joe Kelly and 3B Pablo Sandoval sat down with Mut and Bradford. Joe Kelly had a few interesting proclamations. First he said that 95% of pitchers use some sort of grip enhancer, and then he said he was going to win the Cy Young. Pablo leaned over and promised 10 HR's, explaining to Joe that the trick is to set the bar low.
Mut and Rob are in on the Hot Stove Show this week and they're taking calls and talking about the Red Sox pitching as we are 5 weeks away from pitchers and catchers reporting to spring training.
Pierre McGuire talks about ways hockey players skirt the rules in the NHL and the development of Dougie Hamilton.
Pierre McGuire joins Lou, Christian and Tim to discuss the resurgent Bruins, the emergence of David Pastrnak, and former Boston College stand-out Johnny Gaudreau looking to trademark the name 'Johnny Hockey.'
We get our state of the B report from NESN's Jack Edwards, right in the midst of a 4 game winning streak and hot return for David Pastrnak.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to give his expertise on deflate gate.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing who was lying yesterday.
The guys react to comments made by Former Carolina Panthers General Manager Marty Hurney
After Tom Brady answered questions for a half hour about Deflate-Gate, the guys discuss whether or not they believe him.
Adam Schefter, ESPN, talks everything Deflate Gate with Lou, Christian and Tim on Patriots Friday
We get the national perspective on Deflategate and the Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl with the playmaker, Hall of Famer Michael Irvin.
We discuss deflategate and move beyond it for some game talk with Tom E Curran of CSNNE
Michael, Jerry and Andy Hart of PFW continue the dialogue and try and find some sanity in this sea of madness.
A caller named Jumbo from California raises a question that hasn't been talked about too much, what happens if it's determined that the Patriots aren't found responsible for the deflation of the footballs?
Mut and Lenny continue talking and taking calls on deflategate, as well as hearing the sound from Kirk Minihane's appearance on the O'Reilly Factor.
Mut and Lenny are talking deflategate and what impact it could have on the Patriots organization.
Chris and comedian Mike Mulloy recap the final Raw before the Rumble and preview the Rumble itself.
Would you rather watch important games in the stadium or on TV? Also we discuss our worst experiences at stadiums.
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