Patriots coach Bill Belichick offered some insight into his philosophy during his weekly visit with The Big Show.
"It's a players game," Belichick said. "The players are out there playing. Once you call the play as a coach you really don't have any control of the game anymore. The plays are in the hands of the players and the decisions they make pre-snap and post-snap. That's what players do, they make decisions. My feeling as coach, my feeling has always been, if they can do it then I'm all for doing it. If they can't do it, then I don't want to ask them to do something even though it looks good to me as a coach. If we can't do it on the field then it's not worth doing."
The question was asked regarding the touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Wes Welker in Sunday's win over the Eagles in which Welker made an adjustment.
"A lot of that happens during the week," Belichick said. "It's something that you...
According to The New York Times, Red Sox managerial candidate Bobby Valentine was waiting to hear if he had been offered the Sox job while in Japan Monday. The 61-year-old was visiting a hospital in the the city of Sendai, a coastal city ravaged by a tsunami in March.
The Times reported that Valentine told the collection of fans attending the $50-per-person charity event that he was anxiously awaiting word regarding the job but had no information regarding when a decision would be made. When a moderator asked those in attendance if they preferred Valentine to get the Red Sox job, the crowd broke out into loud applause, according to the report.
Valentine and Gene Lamont are believed to be the two finalists for the Red Sox manager job, with the team expected to make a decision this week.
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WILMINGTON -- Bruins coach Claude Julien said that Andrew Ference, who was the only player missing from Monday's practice, was simply given a maintenance day.
"He'll be back on the ice tomorrow," Julien said of the defenseman and alternate captain.
Ference missed two consecutive games earlier this month with a lower-body injury, sitting out the Bruins' victories over Buffalo and New Jersey on Nov. 12 and 15, respectively.
The Bruins, who have picked up 23 of a possible 24 points over their last 12 games, will practice again Tuesday before heading to Toronto for the first game of a home-and-home with the Maple Leafs.
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Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to talk about Sunday's impressive victory over the Eagles.
Branch caught six passes for 125 yards vs. Philadelphia, but he came up one yard short of the end zone on his most memorable catch, a 63-yard pickup from Brady on which Branch veered from his route on Brady's direction and broke free from the secondary before being tracked down just shy of paydirt.
Branch explained that he was tiring badly on the play.
"The crazy part is I think I was a little bit more fatigued before I even ran that last route," he said. "It was just all sheer will. I was just running trying to get that [touchdown]."
Added Branch: "I just knew my legs were shot. They were shot. That's the only thing I knew. My thing was like, 'I'm fitting to run this cat over. I ain't got time to be trying to run across the field 20 more yards...
Bills receiver Stevie Johnson made fun of Jets counterpart Plaxico Burress by pretending to shoot himself in the leg during a first-half touchdown celebration Sunday. He then mocked the Jets' "flight" celebration and flopped on the ground, drawing a 15-yard penalty on the ensuing kickoff. It led to great field position for the Jets, and they cashed in with a touchdown en route to a 28-24 victory.
"I was just having fun, and part of having fun ended up being a penalty and a touchdown for the Jets," Johnson said. "It was a stupid decision by myself."
Johnson, who dropped a potential winning touchdown pass in the final minute, said his celebration wasn't meant as a personal knock on Burress, who served jail time for bringing a loaded gun to a nightclub.
Burress, who said he wasn't aware of Johnson's actions, didn't appear offended.
"I've seen worse, and I've heard worse. So, it doesn't bother me at all...
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.
Sam Packard is joined by Celtics 2nd Round draft pick Abdel Nader to discuss his path to the the NBA and how he plans to improve his game. Sam then talks to Player Development Coach Nick Friedman from Elite Skills Training, the pre-Draft camp Nader attended. Friedman also gives his opinion on the Celtics performance at summer league and the development of Jaylen Brown.
Isaiah Thomas talks to Glenn and Lou about why he loves Boston, the NBA Money Bump, oh, and some Durant guy
Danny Ainge joins Glenn and Christian to explain the Celtics draft process; and he also discusses the trade rumors that permeated the night.
Joe Castiglione & Tim Neverett talked to the new Sox reliever, who got his first save for the team today against the Twins.
Christian recaps the Sox 2-1 loss to the Twins. Eduardo Rodriguez had a good showing tonight but couldn't get the run support needed to secure a W. Thoughts on all of that as well as your calls on Red Sox Review.
Red Sox Starting Pitcher Steven Wright joins Glenn, John Tomase, and Tom Caron to discuss pitching the knuckler in adverse conditions, his journey through MLB, and his All-Star experience.
Joey Mac joins Ken Laird on his Saturday show to discuss the David Backes addition and Loui Eriksson departure in NHL free agency
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.
Respected journalist Jackie MacMullan is forced to spend ten minutes listening to previous show renditions of Gary Tanguay's erotic writings, including from his novel 'Love in a Day.'
Dino, Gary Tanguay and Jackie MacMullan discuss the state of the presidential race, including whether Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton have driven any voters from one side of the political spectrum to the other.
ESPN's Jackie MacMullan are in studio to discuss the state of the Celtics, including Gerald Green's signing over the weekend and a glut of players on the roster.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about Michael Jordan's letter where he calls for a halt to gun violence. They also talk about MJ's timing in using this platform; something he'd not done in the past.
Debbie Wasserman Schultz was booed by her Constituency at a breakfast to kick off the DNC, and Glenn and Tom Caron discuss what that means for the Convention.
Glenn and Tom Caron talk about the Aroldis Chapman trade; looking at what the Cubs gave up, the price for Relievers might be too steep for the Sox to consider.
With less than a week before camp opens up, we discuss some Patriots on a day that just feels like NFL training camp weather.
We talk Sox on a hot summer Friday, and how John Farrell is in a no-win situation with some fans despite the team's performance.
In honor of the passing of coach Dennis Green, we present four of the best NFL Coaching rants (during press conferences) of all time.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Boston comedy legend Lenny Clarke. If you are a fan of stand up comedy this is the podcast for you. Kirk and Lenny talk about Carlin, Pryor, Williams, Murphy and many more.
Kirk Minihane is joined by former ESPN ombudsman and New York Times writer Robert Lipsyte. Kirk and Robert discuss the current state of ESPN and how Robert feels he did in his role as ombudsman. They both criticize ESPN for the lack of journalism at ESPN and look at some of the curious decisions the world wide leader has made in the past few years.
Kirk Minihane is joined by Lenny Dykstra to talk about his book, his life pleasing older women, and Lenny tries to avoid his past issues with money. This is one explosive episode.
Christian Fauria and Dr Gill talk about what you need to do to be in the best shape to help your golf game. What exercises you should and shouldn't be doing so you can impress on the course.
Uncle Buck breaks down the WWE Draft and the new rosters for Monday Night Raw and Smackdown Live.
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