According to multiple reports, Chan Gailey will be named coach of the Buffalo Bills at a press conference Tuesday afternoon. Gailey would become the Bills' fifth head coach in 10 years. Gailey has coached for 38 years, including 15 in the NFL. He was the head coach of the Dallas Cowboys for two seasons (1998-99), leading the team to consecutive playoff appearances. Read the full story here.
Dean Pees, who last week insisted he was not fired but rather chose not to return to the Patriots as defensive coordinator, is the lead candidate to be the defensive coordinator with the Broncos, according to a report in the Denver Post. Denver coach Josh McDaniels, a former Patriots assistant, recently parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who reportedly is headed to Miami. Meanwhile, Fox Sports is reporting that Chan Gailey likely will be the next head coach of the Bills. Check the It Is What It Is blog for updates as they become available.
Prior to committing one of the season's stupidest penalties when he kicked the Jets' challenge flag late in the fourth quarter of his team's loss Sunday, Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was stopped by police for playing music too loud, was put in handcuffs and had his car impounded on his way to the stadium. For more on that, plus links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, check out Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
After the Celtics suffered a 99-90 loss to the Mavericks Monday night, Rasheed Wallace didn't hold back in expressing his frustration about a crucial fourth personal foul called on him with 5:16 remaining in the third quarter and Boston holding on to a 63-60 lead. With Wallace on the bench, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks outscored Boston 15-5 to close out the third quarter.
"You know, they don't like no tough defense on him, so of course I get a whole lot of bull[crap] calls, but that's how the story goes," Wallace said. "I ain't worried about it. We'll see them again. Honestly, I can't remember which one the fourth foul was, there were so many bogus [calls]. I ain't worried about it. Like I said, we'll see again. We go down there in about a month or so. There'll be retribution."
Wallace and the Celtics will have their chance at payback on March 20 when the Celtics visit Dallas. For more, including...
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 of his game-high 37 points in the second half as the Dallas Mavericks erased a nine-point halftime deficit and beat the Celtics, 99-90, on Monday night at TD Garden. Jason Kidd had a spectacular night passing the ball, registering 17 assists to go with 13 points for the Mavericks, who closed the third quarter on a 19-5 spurt to take control. The 27-12 Celtics are now just 11-7 at home and have lost three straight in Boston for the first time in three seasons. The Mavericks shot 57 percent from the floor, the best by a Boston opponent this season. Paul Pierce had 24 points to lead the Celtics. Ray Allen added 21 and Rajon Rondo had 12 assists for the C's, who play next in Detroit on Wednesday. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Rob Gronkowski's meeting with the media on Friday. Gronk said he doesn't anticipate changing the way he plays, noting that he wants to "keep smashing and dashing."
Julian Edelman joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz after Patriots training camp.
We return to our weekly segments with the one and only Peter King of MMQB and NBC's Football Night in America.
Jackie Mac joins the guys to discuss her thoughts on a possible mid-season tournament in the NBA, LeBron's return to Cleveland, trade rumors with the Celtics and Red Sox, and Darrelle Revis' contract situation.
Jackie MacMullan of ESPN Boston to talk about the Lebron James Saga, the possibility of Rajon Rondo being traded, and the future of Marcus Smart.
Former coach of Celtics 1st-round pick Marcus Smart, Travis Ford joins MFB to talk about what Celtics fans should expect from the strong point guard. Among other things, Coach Ford says Smart will be a hard worker, and will improve his shooting ability.
Tim Kurkjian joins the program to discuss the Red Sox options at the trade deadline.
Kevin Millar joins Merloni, Fauria, and Benz to discuss David Ortiz, Dustin Pedroia's struggles, and Jon Lester's contract.
Rob Bradford is joined by WEEI.com Bruins beat writer DJ Bean, as well as Boston sports fan/blogger Turtleboy to talk all things Bruins free agency. With the B's recent moves, the conversation turns to where the Bruins might next turn and what kind of dent losing Jarome Iginla and Shawn Thornton might make.
DJ discusses Shawn Thornton's new deal, and the on going negotiations with Jerome Iginla
DJ Bean joins the program to dismiss the recent rumors that the Bruins are in discussions to trade Brad Marchand to the Sharks for Patrick Marleau
John, Gerry, and Steve DeOssie discuss Tom Brady's impact on the rest of the Patriots, plus Steve tells tales from his old days as a NFL linebacker
A whale watch boat is stranded overnight in Boston Harbor
Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront certainly put on quite the pitching performance, as the Red Sox were trounced by the Jays. Does this change the team's approach to the trade deadline?
Christian tells a story about taking his girlfriend to see "Jersey Boys" in NYC, but he leaves out some crucial details. Luckily, she was listening and called the show to clarify exactly what kind of shenanigans he was trying to pull.
MFB discuss a Peter King article that suggests many NFL coaches and assistant coaches have felt increasing pressure over big-money fantasy football players. Christian also weighs in specifically on how his knowledge of game-plans resulted directly in him winning his first season as a fantasy football player.
The Sox lost 14-1 as Clay Buchholz and Felix Doubront both had awful performances. On the heels of the loss, rumors began to fly regarding Jon Lester and John Lackey possibly being traded.
We talk about the latest news surrounding Jon Lester and the Red Sox. Could he be dealt to the Dodgers?
We talk about four of the biggest mistakes the Red Sox have made over the past 30+ years.
We discuss the return of Rob Gronkowski, his comments to the media today, and what a healthy (or unhealthy) Gronk will mean for the 2014 Patriots.
Mut and Villani are talking about whether the Red Sox will give Jon Lester the type of contract he is looking for, or whether they might be shopping him with rumors of the Red Sox scouting Cole Hamels.
Mut and Villani are talking about the MLB All Star Game, Adam Wainwright and Derek Jeter, and what are some of the worst ideas in sports.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Rob gave the latest on Jon Lester trade talks and the flap between Ortiz and the Rays.More from this show