FOXBORO -- Stevie Johnson was warned by Bills coach Chan Gailey not to cost the team again with a celebration penalty after his flag against the Jets on Nov. 27. True to his words, Gailey benched Johnson after his celebration following his first and only TD catch of the game in the first quarter. After hauling in an 18-yard TD from Ryan Fitzpatrick, Johnson lifted his jersey to reveal a T-shirt that read, "Happy New Year."
As was the case when he mocked Plaxico Burress shooting himself in the leg in November, the wide receiver picked up an excessive celebration penalty and the Bills were forced to kicked off from their 20.
"Well, what we said after we had an issue earlier in the season was, ‘If anybody got a penalty that hurt our football team for any kind of demonstration, that he was out that game and then we would decide about the next game.’ And so, if I say that, then I am going to do it, so he was out," Gailey...
FOXBORO -- With backup Brian Hoyer in at quarterback and the Patriots leading, 49-21, Bill Belichick called a play for Rob Gronkowski with under a minute remaining. The 22-yard reception along the left sideline gave Gronkowski the new NFL receiving record for tight ends, as Gronkowski finished with 1,327 yards for the season, 17 more than Jimmy Graham of the Saints, who finished his game with the Panthers several minutes earlier.
"Maybe, ha, ha, ha," Gronkowski joked when asked if he and the Patriots knew about the record. "Yeah, obviously, why else would we call a play at the end when we could knee it. It's just kind of obvious. I'm not going to lie about it. Yes, we knew. It means a lot, that they're willing to do that and we can take a knee and make sure no one gets hurt or anything. It's just an honor to play here. That's why I love to playing here, great teammates, great coaches and everyone is just [about] the team here. Nothing...
When asked about the rumors suggesting Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O'Brien may be in line for the Penn State head coaching position after their 49-21 win over the Bills, both Patriots coach Bill Belichick and quarterback Tom Brady chose not to elaborate on the matter.
"I don't know what's going to happen," Brady said. "I hope he's here for a long time. I told him that, too."
Belichick offered even less insight on the matter.
"Just trying to beat Buffalo today, and now we're moving on to whatever's next," the coach said when asked about the reports. "I don't have anything to say about any other situation other than the New England Patriots."
Brady did reiterate his admiration for O'Brien, whom he had well-publicized run-in with in the final minutes of the Patriots' Dec. 11 win against...
Thanks to a 22-yard reception from backup quarterback Brian Hoyer with 1:30 left in the Patriots' meeting with Buffalo Sunday, Patriots tight end Rob Gronkowski set the NFL record for most receiving yards in a season by a tight end. Gronkowski finished his second pro season with 1,327 yards, edging out New Orleans' tight end Jimmy Graham, who finished his year with 1,310 just moments before the Pats' TE's final grab in New England's 49-21 win over the Bills, at Gillette Stadium in Foxboro.
The Patriots' bench celebrated after the Gronkowski catch, which was made just in front of Pats' head coach Bill Belichick. New England followed the grab with Hoyer kneeling down three times to run out the clock.
Gronkowski had initially broken the record, previously held by Kellen Winslow (1980), early in the fourth quarter when he snatched a 19-yard pass from Tom Brady. The catch gave the tight end 1,296 yards on the season, surpassing Winslow's 1980 mark by...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady threw a pair of touchdowns to Rob Gronkowski and went over 5,000 yards passing while BenJarvus Green-Ellis had a pair of touchdown runs as the Patriots scored 49 unanswered points to wipe out a 21-0 first-quarter deficit and beat the Bills, 49-21, Sunday at Gillette Stadium. The win clinched the No. 1 seed and home-field advantage throughout the upcoming AFC playoffs.
Brady finished with three touchdown passes on 23-of-35 for 338 yards, and in the process passed Dan Marino's 1984 record of 5,084 yards, which stood until Drew Brees broke it last Monday against the Falcons. Brady finished the 2011 season with a career-best 5,235 yards passing, second only in NFL history to Brees' total of 5,476 this season.
For the second straight week, the Patriots came out flat at home and fell down by three scores. The Bills, behind agressive play-calling from coach Chan Gailey, tried to show they were going to do everything...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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 and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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.
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.
Gerry, Kirk, and Mut take NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI writer Peter King to task for not addressing the Josh Brown domestic violence story.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut discuss the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pressers from Tuesday and whether they reveal signs of a rift between the coach and QB.
NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?
Now that center Bryan Stork has been cut, should we be concerned with the Patriots O-Line? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the Patriots O-Line and how Jimmy G will handle it in the first 4 weeks.
Sam Kennedy of the Red Sox calls in to talk to the guys about the proposed renovations at Fenway Park and if Jonathan Papelbon will ever sign.
We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.
We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.
In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
Tom Brady returned to practice after his unexplained days off to shed some light into his mysterious scissors injury that prevented him from playing last Thursday's preseason game.More from this show
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Gerry, Mut, and Kirk discuss the Benintendi catch from Monday and what's looking like an incredible outfield for years to come; also the guys discuss the probation sentence given to an East Longmeadow youth charged with sexual assault.More from this show