Patriots running back Fred Taylor made his weekly appearance with the Dale & Holley show Friday morning to talk about Sunday's showdown with the Jets.
Taylor said he understands the rivalry with the Jets but doesn't prepare any differently. "For me, it's all the same," he said. "It's a game, it's an opportunity. I mean, the Jets are the Jets. I don't want to put too much hype on that. But they are the Jets. They're a National Football [League] team. I get excited for all the teams that we play. Some teams, there's a little bit more added incentive. But you treat the Jets the same as you treat the Bills. It's a divisional matchup, and those are the ones that they're a must-win."
Taylor downplayed a toe injury he suffered in Sunday's win over the Bengals that caused him to miss some practice this week. "It's OK," he said. "It's getting better each and every day. It's one of those...
ESPN NFL analyst Adam Schefter joined Dennis & Callahan for his weekly visit to talk about the Patriots-Jets game, Logan Mankins and other news from around the NFL. Schefter picked the Jets to win the game but still believes the Patriots will win the division. "If the Jets are going to win, they're going to have to find a way to pick off Tom Brady a couple of times," he said.
Schefter doesn't believe that Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez is ready to beat the Pats on his own. "The Jets are supremely confident in Mark Sanchez. This is why I was not high on the Jets and this is why I did not pick them to go to the playoffs. ... It takes quarterbacks a little bit of time and he's just not there yet. Pete Carroll wasn't far off in what he said. Mark Sanchez still needs more seasoning. To me, Sam Bradford looked more poised on Sunday than Mark Sanchez did on Monday and Sam Bradford was playing his first NFL game. To me,...
In Wednesday night's Yankees-Rays game, Derek Jeter gave an Oscar-worthy performance faking injury after a pitch hit his bat and not his arm as he indicated. At USA Today, Mike Lopresti continues the debate about whether Jeter is a cheater or a gamer. In the New York Post, Mike Vaccaro writes that it wouldn't have been that big a deal if Jeter hadn't oversold the call and accepted medical treatment. For what it's worth, Rays manager Joe Maddon, who was ejected arguing the incident, later called it "a heady play." Read more about that story, plus check out the latest in the Ines Sainz controversy, at Friday's Morning Mashup.
Patriots linebacker Jerod Mayo made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning to talk about Sunday's game against the Jets. "This is a rivalry game to us," Mayo said. "At practice, it's been a tough week for us."
When it was suggested that Darrelle Revis is faking the hamstring injury that appears on the Jets' injury report, Mayo agreed. "When I saw that story, I thought the same thing. Look, he's healthy, he's 100 percent healthy. I'm not buying into that."
Asked if Mayo would want the Jets to know if the Patriot wasn't at full strength, Mayo said: "I wouldn't want anybody to know. For him to come out look that, it's just a decoy. So then everybody can be like, even if he goes out and has a great game, everybody will be like, 'Oh, he's the greatest, he has a tender hamstring, he's coming out, running back sticks and stuff like that. I'm not buying into that...
After former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi said Jets quarterback Mark Sanchez was a front-runner and “tanks it” when his team gets down, New York coach Rex Ryan defended his quarterback.
“I respect the heck out of Tedy Bruschi, no question, but I think he would have a different opinion if he was here every day,” Ryan said in Thursday’s press conference.
“Tedy Bruschi is a guy that I really do respect. That’s a tough dude and he’s smart. I think he would feel much different if he was here because of the way he leads on the practice field, the personality he has,” Ryan added. “What he says about him when we get ahead, that’s how he is every day on the practice field. It never went our way on Monday night, but I would definitely not put Mark in a front-running category. This guy is a competitor and I think Bruschi would have loved to play with him...
We check in on the Patriots off-season with ESPN Boston's Mike Reiss. Mike updates us on Revis, McCourty, Wilfork and more.
Price calls Butch to discuss the March 2nd deadline for franchise tags, free agency and the Pats' plans going forward.
Shortly after the NFLRA released its statement demanding an apology from ESPN, Jim Quirk, the NFLRA's Executive Director, joined Mut to talk about the statement
Flannery joins Mut to break down the Isaiah Thomas trade to Boston and what it means for the Celtics this season and in the future. Paul also chats with Mut about the other deals that happened at the NBA's trading deadline
We talk to Chris Mannix from SI to break down the C's acquisition of Isaiah Thomas and the crazy trade deadline in the rest of the NBA.
Jessica Camerato of basketballinsiders.com joins the show to talk about Marcus Smart, the starting lineup, and trade deadline.
The one and only Rob Bradford calls Butch to discuss his early thoughts on this Red Sox team, the potential in the rotation, how the outfield will shake out and more.
David Ortiz takes a few minutes to talk with Mut, Bradford, and Tomase about some of his new teammates, who Pablo Sandoval reminds him of, and the rules aimed at speeding up the game of baseball.
Mut, Bradford, and Tomase are talking Red Sox spring training. and talk with Red Sox DH David Ortiz about the rules aimed at speeding up the pace of the game
In the second of Sunday Skate, DJ and Joe discuss the approaching NHL trade deadline and what the B's will do. They get into the Boychuk move at the beginning of the season and Boychuk's brother venting on Twitter this morning about complaining B's fans. There is more discussion on the 3rd and 4th lines, their playoff chances and then they are joined by ESPN's Scott Burnside.
Another edition of Sunday Skate is upon us and DJ and Joe get into the B's big win over Arizona last night and the improvement of Ryan Spooner. They get into the Blackhawks giving up a 1st round pick for C Antoine Vermette - someone the B's could certainly use but weren't willing to give up the steep price of a 1st rounder. DJ and Joe also get into Claude's willingness to switch up lines as well as the performance of the 3rd and 4th lines. Finally, NHL commissioner Gary Bettman sits down with the boys.
Scott Burnside joins the boys to discuss the Bruins and the NHL trade deadline.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk chat with Tom Curran about the Patriots declining Vince Wilfork's option and the status of Darrelle Revis.
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McPhee joined Dennis, Callahan and Minihane to give a first hand account of the proceedings inside the courtroom during the trial of the Boston bomber.
Brick joined the show to talk about the couple players that the B's added. He noted that the lack of subtractions means that the front office trusts the core group.
The Red Sox entire team wore the number 3 to honor Pete Frates. The HS team that was suspended for trying to bring awareness to breast cancer have been allowed to play. Erik Spoelstra and Pat Riley are bad at karaoke, but not as bad as Joey and Christian.
With the Patriots focusing on CB Darrelle Revis, it's likely that the team will lose safety Devin McCourty or Brandon Browner. Or both.
We talk Boston Bruins with NESN's Jack Edwards, our first talk since the NHL trade deadline.
Jerry discusses the plus and minus' of the Patriots first (of many) Super Bowl DVD's
Dale and Michael briefly discuss the opening of the Marathon Bombing Trial, and how the 'Free Dhzokar' crowd will have to get a new hobby.
Mikey, Mut, and Lenny are joined by the Rev girls, who are revealing the New Revolution uniform Tuesday at the House of Blues in Boston and talking about the Revs.
Mikey, Lenny, and Maggie talk Red Sox baseball with Red Sox Hall of Famer Bill Lee, who is in Florida and out of the snow that's perpetually burying the area.
Mikey gets a call from Kirk Minihane, who wants to clear the air with Mikey and get everything settled. It goes better than you think.
Adam Himmelsbach, Celtics beat reporter for the Boston Globe, joins the show to share his love of the Brow and discuss the surging Celtics playoff chances. Then we take a field trip to the MIT Sloan Analytics Conference and analyze the data with Rick Friedman.
Chris and comedian Will Noonan discuss the events of last night's Raw.
WEEI’s Scott McLaughlin previews the opening round of the Hockey East tournament with Northeastern coach Jim Madigan and Mike McMahon of College Hockey News and The Mack Report.
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