Patriots fans hoping for a boost in the receiving game in the form of Brandon Lloyd will have to look elsewhere. According to NFL.com's Jason LaCanfora, the Broncos have agreed to send Lloyd to the Rams.
The Patriots were reported to be one of the teams in the mix for Lloyd, the ninth-year receiver who led the league with 1,448 yards last season. The 49ers also were rumored to be a finalist.
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Patriots receiver Deion Branch made his weekly appearance on the Mut & Merloni show Monday morning to discuss Sunday's 20-16 victory over the Cowboys.
"This game was so big," Branch said. "There was just so much emotion going into this game. Us wanting to continue the momentum that we have. Also, the bye week, we want to make sure we capitalize on that. It was just so much stuff. … We wanted to win the game more than anything."
Much has been made of the fact that the last two defenses to hold the Patriots under 30 points in the regular season -- the Cowboys Sunday and the Brown last season in a 34-14 Pats loss -- were overseen by defensive coordinator Rob Ryan. Branch said Ryan deserves credit, but ultimately the Patriots' mistakes were the biggest factors.
"Coach [Ryan] came in and he had a great game plan for them," Branch said. "They did it quite well. To our discredit, last year was a little...
After leading the Patriots to a last-minute, 20-16 victory over the Cowboys on Sunday, quarterback Tom Brady joined the Dennis & Callahan show for his weekly conversation as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.
While the Patriots failed to score 30 points for the first time in 14 games, the defense kept it a close game and Brady was able to engineer another winning drive. Brady said it was a good example of the type of complementary football the team likes to see.
Said Brady: "Coach [Bill] Belichick has really been stressing that, that when the offense turns it over, not to allow points. And when the defense gets a turnover, for us to get the ball in the end zone. That is complementary football, and that's a team really working together, understanding the situation, and then going out there and capitalizing. Offensively, I don't think we necessarily did that this past game. We've got plenty of things we've got to work on. But to turn it over...
It was a tough day for NFL coaches Sunday. The big news was fired-up 49ers coach Jim Harbaugh instigating a confrontation with Lions coach Jim Schwartz with his obnoxious handshake after San Francisco's big win. Schwartz responded by chasing after Harbaugh, causing players to step in and separate the pair.
Meanwhile, Saints coach Sean Payton suffered a broke leg and torn knee ligament after a sideline collision during New Orleans' loss to the Buccaneers. And Eagles coach Andy Reid got a gut punch from a celebrating LeSean McCoy that left him in pain.
We've got video of all the incidents, plus much more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
The Cardinals continued to ride a remarkable run through October, battering the Brewers, 12-6, on Sunday night in Milwaukee to win the best-of-seven NLCS in six games and advance to the World Series for the 18th time in franchise history.
St. Louis jumped on the board for four runs in the top of the first, three on a homer by NLCS MVP David Freese, and after Milwaukee narrowed the gap to 5-4 after two innings, the Cardinals effectively put the game away with four homers in the third, an inning that included a solo homer by superstar Albert Pujols, to take a 9-4 lead.
Freese ended up hitting .545 with three homers, nine runs batted in and seven runs in the six-game series. However, his contributions were almost secondary to those of a Cardinals bullpen that bailed out a rotation that performed poorly. St. Louis relievers went 3-0 with a 1.88 ERA in 28 2/3 innings in the series, pitching more innings than the team's starters.
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.
Dale and Holley close out the show with the day's best sound.
The guys welcome back Michael from vacation and give him crap for his outfit.
We look back at some of the classic temper tantrums of athletes and coaches.
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.
This week we look back at the Open Championship.
After a few callers argue with Kirk and Gerry about racial profiling in America, the guys get to WEEI's Michael Holley disagreeing with Callahan on the inclusion of Michael Brown into recent examples of tragic deaths of blacks in America.More from this show
Glenn, Lou, and Christian examine the latest Pitcher rumored to be on the Sox' radar.More from this show
Dale, Michael and Jerry talk about the end of it all... Tom Brady will not seek a higher appeal of the US District Court's decision.More from this show
Gerry, Mut and Kirk dig back into the Melania Trump speech on night one of the RNC and discuss how the Trump team will and should handle things going forward.More from this show
ESPN analyst, Stephen A. Smith joins to the show to defend his comments that Tom Brady shouldn’t be fighting to the Supreme Court. Glenn, Lou, and Christian demand Stephen explain his reasoning behind calling Brady, “uppity.”More from this show