FOXBORO — In an obvious call, Tom Brady will be officially recognized as the AFC Offensive Player of the Week on Wednesday, according to the team's announcement on Tuesday evening. Brady was 29-of-34 for 380 yards with six touchdown passes, including an NFL-record five in the second quarter, in New England's 59-0 mauling of Tennessee in the snow at Gillette Stadium. The award is Brady's second this season and the 14th of his career. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
The Boston Bruins made a counter-move Tuesday two days after the Chuck Kobasew deal and traded a pair of 2010 draft picks -- a third round pick and a conditional fourth-round pick -- for Buffalo Sabres forward Daniel Paille. The hard-edged, skilled Paille had 12 goals and 15 assists for 27 points in Buffalo last season and has one assist in two games for the Sabres this season. The 25-year-old Paille had his best season for the Sabres in 2007-08 when he had 19 goals and 16 assists in 77 games. Paille is expected to be available to play Wednesday against the Nashville Predators at TD Garden. For more info check in with the Big Bad Blog.
FOXBORO - Patriots head coach Bill Belichick said on Tuesday that no one was to blame for the release of Joey Galloway after the 15-year NFL veteran receiver was released this week by the team. "Joey moved on on that one," Belichick said of the receiver who was a healthy scratch the last three games. "He's had a great career. This is one of those things that just didn't work out. I don't think it's anybody's fault or anything or you can just pinpoint. It's just one of those things that just didn't work out. Anytime you sign a player, you expect he'll come in and be a productive player for you. Inactive the last three games, it just didn't work out for us, unfortunately." Galloway, brought in to be a slot receiver on a one-year, $1.75 million contract, was held to just seven catches and 67 yards in two games for the Patriots, with no touchdowns. Meanwhile, Belichick confirmed that linebacker Tully Banta-Cain was released and re-signed on...
FOXBORO - Just hours after reportedly being released by the Patriots, Tully Banta-Cain was back at practice with his Patriots teammates on the lower grass field at Gillette Stadium on Tuesday afternoon. Linebacker Eric Alexander, who was also reportedly released and re-signed, was also at practice. Adalius Thomas was also spotted at the practice, two days after being a healthy scratch. The Patriots went through a light walkthrough with no pads or helmets and will practice on Wednesday and Thursday in Foxboro before leaving for London on Thursday night for their Sunday game against Tampa Bay. For more, visit the football blog, It Is What It Is.
Red Sox hitting coach Dave Magadan will drop by the Virtual Press Box on Thursday, Oct. 22, at noon to take questions as part of WEEI.com's weekly Thursday chat series during the baseball offseason. Since Magadan joined Boston for the 2007 season, the Sox rank second in the majors in runs scored, and the team has ranked in the top three in the American League in runs, OBP, slugging and OPS in each of Magadan's three seasons with the Sox.
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Butch Stearns, Fred Smerlas and Steve DeOssie discuss the Patriots comeback win over Cleveland and the loss of Rob Gronkowski for the season.
The guys finish up their breakdowns on what to expect today at Gillette and give their pick for a winner.
Curran calls the boys live from Gillette to break down today's game against the Browns. He thinks Cleveland will be a much tougher opponent than most. He also gets into the Ridley situation and if the Pats will look to sign Edelman.
Eagle checks in to give Grande and Max a perspective on the Brooklyn Nets after they acquired Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett via trade earlier this summer. He breaks down what he thinks the future holds for the Nets after completing this blockbuster deal.
Sean Grande and Cedric Maxwell take some time and look back at the history between the Celtics and the Lakers, specifically the legendary rivalry between Magic and Bird. Legendary broadcaster, Ian Eagle, checks in to give the Brooklyn perspective as KG and Paul Pierce settle into their new home. Sean and Max also reveal the behind the scenes details surrounding Max’s famous “I got the ball” moment.
In the first hour of this edition of the Celtics Summer Cooler, Grande and Max analyze the trade that sent Fab Melo out of Boston. Also in this hour, Max sets the story straight about his history with Larry Bird.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier talk with Jon Lester about contract negotiations, losing a teammate like Jacoby Ellsbury, the World Series run, and looking ahead to 2014.
Rob Bradford and Alex Speier are back witht he Hot Stove Show. They talk about Jacoby Ellsbury signing with the New York Yankees, the Red Sox signings of AJ Pierzynski and Edward Mujica, and wrap it up with Red Sox starting pitcher Jon Lester, who talks about the World Series run, losing a teammate like Ellsbury and looking towards 2014.
The Red Sox new catcher, A.J. Pierzynski, joined the show to discuss his reputation as the most hated man in baseball. He also said that he turned down multi-year deals to come and win in Boston.
Shawn Thornton joined the show and discussed the teams long layoff leading into their game tomorrow night in Montreal. He told the guys that he anticipates fighting being a part of hockey for years to come.
Lucic joins Danny Picard to talk some hockey after the team’s overtime win against the Carolina Hurricanes. Danny asks Lucic about David Krejci’s game winner yesterday and hockey outsiders that are trying to change the game.
Shawn Thornton joined the show fresh off his big night at MSG and talked about his recent goal scoring prowess. Shawn said that no matter who his line mates are he is always going to be a fourth liner.
Kirk Minihane answered any and all questions from the listeners and John and Gerry.
The New York Post's Joel Sherman joined the show with his thoughts on jacoby Ellsbury's signing with the Yankees. He said that if it were up to him he would have given the money to Robinson Cano over Ellsbury.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane. They discussed how Ron Burgundy has officially jumped the shark and played sound of him on Dan Patrick.
Peter King joins Mut and Merloni to go across the NFL and address the latest news. He discusses Kubiak's firing, Tomlin's fine, and Dennard's possible suspension.
Brick makes his weekly appearance on Mut and Merloni and discusses the Bruins loss to Montreal and the hit on Johnny Boychuck.
Michael Fabiano, fantasy expert and Yankees fan, gives his opinion on the Cano signing, discusses Julian Edelman's rising fantasy value, and actually suggests starting Ryan Fitzpatrick
We check in with Herm Edwards on the Pats, Stevan Ridley, and a great many things around the NFL.
We stir up a pot of crap when we debate the world cup and the popularity of soccer... pro callers, con-callers, plus Jack Edwards!
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Ryder talks with WEEI.com's Chris Price about the Patriots upcoming game with the Cleveland Browns, and Stevan Ridley's status on the team.
Alex joins the show and gives his thoughts on the Jacoby Ellsbury deal, and what prospects the Red Sox have to fill the hole left in the lineup, or trade pieces to get a player who can fill the void.
John talks to Rob and gets his thoughts on the Yankees signing Jacoby Ellsbury, the Red Sox signing AJ Pierzynski, and Jarrod Saltalamacchia signing with Miami.
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