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10/05/2010 - 3:23pm
Belichick on Big Show: 'Very satisfying' win

Patriots coach Bill Belichick stopped by for his weekly visit with The Big Show on Tuesday afternoon, following Monday night's impressive win over the Dolphins in Miami. Belichick talked about why he showed more emotion than usual during the game.

 

"I'm just happy to see it all come together for the players last night," he said. "I think they deserve it. I was particularly happy that they got the good win. You want to see all that hard work and effort pay off."

 

Added Belichick: "It was very satisfying for me as a coach to see our team have that kind of success after they worked so hard at it in practice and talking about it at meetings and so forth. I was happy for them. They deserved it, because they went out and played a good football game — against a good football team. [The Dolphins are] going to win some games this year."

 

Belichick played down the effect of...

10/05/2010 - 2:18pm
Doc: Celts won't rotate starting centers

WALTHAM -- Speaking after the Celtics' practice Tuesday, Doc Rivers said that he doesn't plan on rotating Jermaine O'Neal and Shaquille O'Neal in the starting lineup depending on match-ups, instead going with one consistent starter until Kendrick Perkins returns from his knee injury.

 

"I doubt it. I don't usually do that," said Rivers when asked if he was going to alternate between two big men. "I usually just go with one, and that's what we'll do. I'm going to wait until the end of camp and the best big wins."

 

Regarding if he feels it makes a big difference which of the two get the starting nod, Rivers said, "It doesn't. I think it's going to come down to who we feel is going to give us the best chance to get off to a good start." The Celtics' coach also noted that he doesn't expect to play both Jermaine and Shaquille on the floor at the same time.

 

Jermaine is still...

10/05/2010 - 2:15pm
Bergeron's 5 points lead B's in Liberec
By: DJ Bean

LIBEREC, Czech Republic -- Patrice Bergeron had five points and newcomers Tyler Seguin and Nathan Horton scored again as the Bruins finished their preseason with a 7-1 victory over Liberec HC in Liberec, Czech Republic. 

 

Bergeron scored in the second and third periods, while also assisting Seguin's goal, a snipe from the point on the power play, as well as tallies from Jordan Caron and Blake Wheeler. Trade acquisitions Nathan Horton and Gregory Campbell also picked up goals in the first and third periods, respectively. 

 

Tim Thomas looked very sharp in net for the Bruins, playing the entire game and looking particularly impressive in a first period in which he made 14 shots. He allowed just one goal on the night, an Andrej Podkonicky strike into second period. 

 

From the Liberec the Bruins will travel an hour south to Prague, where they will continue to practice before opening the...

10/05/2010 - 12:02pm
Dolphins fire special teams coach
By: Anonymous

The Dolphins fired special teams coordinator John Bonamego on Tuesday, just 12 hours after the team's breakdowns helped the Patriots post a 41-14 victory. Patriots safety Patrick Chung blocked a punt to set up a touchdown, then Chung blocked a field goal attempt that Kyle Arrington returned 35 yards for another score. Brandon Tate also returned the second-half kickoff 103 yards for a touchdown. The Dolphins led the game 7-6 at halftime.

 

"It's a hard decision to make," Dolphins coach Tony Sparano told The Miami Herald. "I know how hard this guy works. Nobody works harder than him at what he does. Special teams is a hard area because there's a lot of hands involved in that area."

 

The team announced that assistant special teams coach Darren Rizzo will take over the unit. Bonamego had been the Dolphins' special teams coach since 2008.

 

For more Patriots news, check the team page at...

10/05/2010 - 11:30am
Wilfork on D&H explains anger toward media

Patriots defensive lineman Vince Wilfork stopped by for a visit with the Dale & Holley show Tuesday at Gillette Stadium. Wilfork did not take questions from the media following Monday night's win over the Dolphins, showing his disgust with the reporters' apparent lack of faith in his team. He explained his feelings on Dale & Holley.

 

"From what we've done and where we've been; this is seven years for me here," Wilfork said. "I don't think I've ever seen everybody like that go against us. I'm not living in the past. That's reality. That's real. I'm the last one to pay attention to the media and what the media says and all that, but you know what? At some point, [the game predictions] will come by my desk, or it will come by with me, somebody will put it up around the facility.

 

"At first I saw it, but I really didn't pay it no attention. I was like, 'OK, some stats they're putting up.' When I...

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