ESPN’s Todd McShay joined Dennis & Callahan Wednesday morning to discuss the NFL scouting combine and April draft.
A lot was made of Cam Newton’s performance at the combine. The Auburn quarterback struggled with some of his throws, and he was reportedly caught off guard by a question about why he disobeyed a call for a kneel-down at the end of the national championship game.
“I had questions about Cam Newton the individual and the leader and just how his character was going to mesh with an NFL team,” McShay said. “And to be honest with you, I have more questions now than I did when I arrived in Indianapolis. I met with him and I talked to him, and he can be a charismatic guy and he can be funny, but ultimately it comes down to, ‘How do you handle adversity?’
“He was great when all the rumors were going around, to departmentalize it and just focus on...
FORT MYERS, Fla. -- Josh Beckett, who suffered a mild concussion when hit in the head with a ball during batting practice Monday, passed his physical examination Wednesday morning but will still miss his scheduled start against the Phillies Thursday. Minor leaguer Stolmy Pimentel will replace Beckett as the Red Sox' starter against the Phillies.
"He passed his test, which means he's allowed to do some activity. Now, again, they have to monitor his activity," Red Sox manager Terry Francona said. "He'll do some biking and some light throwing and then we'll see how he progresses from there."
Beckett told WEEI.com before taking the medical staff's examination that he felt better than Tuesday, after feeling uneasy for some of the day before.
Francona explained that if all goes well, the plan is for Beckett to make his next start with the usual four days of rest from the time of his...
Boston attorney Harry Manion joined the Dennis & Callahan show Wednesday morning to talk about high-profile cases in the sports world.
Former baseball stars Roger Clemens and Barry Bonds are facing trials this year. Manion said the cases are at opposite ends of the spectrum in terms of the players' prospects.
"I think the ultimate is that Clemens is going to be convicted and Bonds isn't," he said. "I think the way the cases have proceeded procedurally are dramatically different. Bonds has gotten every ruling, every break, because basically they have a very weak case against him, because the primary witness, the most important person with material information [Bonds' former personal trainer Greg Anderson], took the Fifth. … It's going to be very hard to prove knowledge, that he knowingly lied."
Of Clemens, Manion said: "He clearly lied in front of Congress. I don't...
Forbes magazine has a list of the top 10 most miserable sports cities in America, which includes factors such as heartbreaking playoff defeats and losing franchises to other cities, Seattle heads the list, followed closely by Atlanta. Phoenix, Buffalo and San Diego round out the top five.
Also in the news, Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who does not have a stellar reputation when it comes to his behavior toward minorities, saw his latest attempt at redemption come back to embarrass him with a Black History Month tribute that managed to be offensive to some.
Read more about those stories and others, plus check out the latest trick shot video — from a long snapper — at Wednesday's Morning Mashup.
Because workplace productivity is overrated, stop by the WEEI.com post-combine Patriots chat with Christopher Price and D.J. Bean on Wednesday at 11 a.m. at the It Is What It Is blog. With the annual NFL scouting combine in the rearview mirror, we'll talk Patriots and how things look heading into the draft. We'll also break down how the top prospects looked, and make a few ill-advised predictions as to who is going to go end up where.
Jerod joins Glenn & Tanguay to talk about his impact plays vs Buffalo and looks ahead to the Patriots game in Denver.
FOXBORO — The Patriots will have their biggest challenge to date to remain perfect as they travel to Denver to take on the NFL’s top-ranked defense in the 8-2 Broncos Sunday night at Sports Authority Field.
We check in with head coach Bill Belichick on Patriots Monday for a look at all aspects of the win over the Bills, and a look ahead to the Broncos.
A quick game recap of Celtics 121-97 loss to the Atlanta Hawks.
A 5-minute game recap of the Celtics 111-101 loss to the Nets
Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston joins the show to discuss the Celtics rotation, the possibility of Marcus Smart or Jae Crowder making an All-Defense team, as well as suggestions for improving Gino Time.
WEEI.com's Rob Bradford has the latest on the Red Sox and their hot stove offseason as he joins Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola on the Planet Mikey Show
Red Sox Manager John Farrell joined the Hot Stove Show where he talked about how David Ortiz retirement is bittersweet, the outfield alignment for 2016, the Red Sox bullpen as it looks right now, and Hanley Ramirez off season training.
The Hot Stove Show this week discusses Red Sox possible pitching acquisitions and they talk with the clubs manager, John Farrell.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the sniping back and forth from Claude Julien, Brad Marchand, and Rangers coach Alain Vigneault after Boston's 4-3 comeback win on Friday. The game featured two somewhat controversial hits, Matt Beleskey's check of Derek Stepan (breaking a rib) and Brad Marchand's collision with goalie Henrik Lundqvist and ensuing flop.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 3-2 OT win on Wednesday night in Detroit. Despite being outplayed for most of the game, Boston scored with less than two minutes left in regulation to tie the game 2-2 and went on for the OT victory.
DJ Bean and Ken Laird discuss the Bruins 4-3 shootout win over the Toronto Maple Leafs on Monday night at Air Canada Center.
The guys discuss the reports that the Sox are one of the teams most interested in free agent David Price and Chris compares shopping for an ace to shopping for ice cream.
Mike Florio previews Pats-Broncos & gives his thoughts on Terrell Owens possibly working out for the Pats.
Butch and Chris talk about the Pats possibly bringing in Terrell Owens for a workout & argue over if Danny Amendola should still be returning punts.
Glenn and Tanguay argue over how well Tom Brady throws the deep ball.
Tanguay is worried that Newton will win the MVP but he & Glenn backup Brady's case for the award.
Greg Dickerson, Andy Hart, and Tom E. Curran are joined by Michael Irvin to talk Patriots vs. Broncos and all things NFL
We close out the day with the best in sound
Today's 4@4 segment consisted of who we believe will be the next Patriot Inducted into Hall of Fame. We talk Rodney Harrison, Ty Law, Richard Seymour, and Randy Moss.
Christian Arcand and Lenny Megliola discuss Tom Brady vs. Cam Newton for NFL MVP in a spirited hour of radio on the Planet Mikey Show
With Oklahoma sneaking its way into a playoff spot, the Big 12 is still alive. Anthony and Austin give you picks for rivalry week and break down all things college football.