NBC Sports football analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to dissect the Patriots' 34-14 loss to the Browns.
Esiason said it's clear that the Browns are not that bad and the Patriots aren't as good as many people were saying leading into the game. Said Esiason: "This is what you call a 'corrector' in the eyes of the NFL. … Maybe the Patriots, they're not the best team in the NFL at this point."
Esiason said the Browns coaching staff put it all on the line to win this game, and it paid off. "Obviously, this game means a lot to both sides, I don't care what you say," Esiason said. "I know Bill Belichick has got the Super Bowl rings, he's the mentor, if you will. But at the end of the day, the other guys on the other side put everything into this game."
Added Esiason: "It's one of those games, guys, I...
Tom Brady told Sports Illustrated's Peter King that he recently signed a contract to endorse Under Armour after his deal with Nike expired in the summer. The deal includes a financial stake in the 14-year-old Maryland company.
"Under Armour's everything I was looking for," Brady said. "It's cool. It's fun. It's what so many of the kids are wearing, and I like to try to stay cutting-edge. I like the company. I think we've got a lot in common. We both want to stay hungry, stay humble.''
King reports that Brady is Under Armour's first superstar athlete, and the quarterback will appear in commercials and print ads starting in early 2011.
Under Armour's highest-profile endorsers are Ravens linebacker Ray Lewis, swimmer Michael Phelps and skier Lindsey Vonn.
"At this point in my career, it's got to be about a product I believe in," Brady said. "I felt...
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady checked in with the Dennis & Callahan show Monday Morning for his weekly chat as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday. Brady said the Pats did not take the Browns lightly before Cleveland rolled to a 34-14 victory Sunday.
"Believe me, we knew we were in for a dogfight," he said, adding: "We were prepared. We were forewarned 50 times last week. We've got to take the coaching better, and get back to playing the way we need to play."
Added Brady: "I wouldn't say we played tough, smart or physical yesterday. Those are our strengths, and we didn't play to those."
Asked about the late-game celebration by the Browns coaches who are former Patriots assistants, Brady said, "It's just their personality," and if the Pats didn't like it, they should have played better to prevent it. "When you play well, you can do whatever you want, as...
Dolphins linebacker Channing Crowder was furious Sunday during the Dolphins' 26-10 loss to the Ravens, but it wasn't just because of the loss. Crowder became incensed and had to be restrained by his teammates because, he later explained, Ravens fullback Le'Ron McClain spit in his face. McClain denied the accusation, but Crowder was adamant after the game. "Le'Ron McClain spit in my face," he said. "That's some real [expletive], so if you talk to him tell him he's a [expletive] and if he ever comes to Miami he's got to see me. ... That's the first time I've ever been spit in my face in my life, and that's the worst thing you can do to a man as another man, spit in somebody's face." Read more about that story and others, plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
The Celtics have now won five straight games and six of their first seven, after beating Oklahoma City, 92-83 to start their road trip. Ray Allen scored 19 points, Paul Pierce added 17 and Rajon Rondo had 10 points and 10 rebounds, but the stars of the night where the reserves who outdcored their OKC counterparts, 33-12 and held off a fourth quarter rally.
The C's had a 58-37 at the half, but the Thunder made their inevitable run late in the third quarter and into the early stages of the fourth, cutting the Celtics lead to six. The bench that saved the day as Glen Davis knocked down a couple of shots and pushed the lead back to double digits. This may have been the Celtics best, most complete, win of the season.
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WEEI's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Reggie Wayne's arrival in New England and look at what he might be able to bring to the team.
Head coach Bill Belichick sits down with Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran on Patriots Monday and discusses the team's progression in this preseason, and the acquisition of WR Reggie Wayne.
Dale, Jerry and Tom E Curran talk with Patriots DE Chandler Jones as he comes off the practice field on a Patriots Monday.
Jay King of Masslive.com joins the show to break down the performance of the Celtics during the NBA Summer League. Then Ben and Sam discuss the exciting possibility of a Space Jam sequel.
Michael joins Ben and Sam to discuss the wild NBA Free Agency period and the upcoming Celtics season.
How long will this rebuild take? How much money will it take to keep Bae Crowder? Are Draft Picks even worth anything? With the Danny Ainge not landing any big names in the draft, and unable to lure any big names in free agency, Sam and Ben discussed if the Celtics are doomed moving forward.
Joe & Dave talked to the Sox starter, who pitched into the eighth inning and allowed just one run in the win over the Mets.
Joe and Dave talk with Red Sox catcher Blake Swihart, who hit his first career inside the park home run and propelled the Red Sox to a 6-4 win over the New York Mets.
Joe & Dave talked to the rookie left-hander, who allowed one earned run in eight innings as the Sox beat the Royals at Fenway.
Don Sweeney, who was hired as the Bruins general manager yesterday speaks with Dale and Holley about his new position and where the Bruins go from here.
The awesomely knowledgeable Fluto Shinzawa calls DJ, Naoko and Pete to talk about his thoughts on the future of the B's. He discusses his column from earlier this week on Cam Neely wanting to give Claude the ax earlier in the season but not getting the ok. Fluto shares his thoughts on Chiarelli's firing, the future for Claude and where the Bruins should go from here. He also gives his opinion on potential moves the team can make, who would fit in here, his thoughts on the NHL playoffs so far and more.
In the final hour of the "midseason finale" as DJ likes to call it, the crew discuss more about the future of the Bruins franchise, the possible power struggle in the front office and who should be the head coach going forward. They talk to intelligent and talented Fluto Shinzawa about all of these thing and more in an excellent interview, and finally, DJ says THANK YOU!
The guys discuss some possible headlines come Pats opening night and talk about the reception that Roger Goodell might get if he's in Foxboro.
On the brink of the Pats' third preseason game, Christian kicks around some players that we might see suit up tonight in Charlotte.
The guys discuss a number of off-topics that are in the news today, including Sir Charles calling out his former agent, a Texas little league coach gives a pre-game talk for the ages & Jay Gruden is becoming sensitive.
We wrap up the week with the best in sound that you may have missed, plus our intern on the mic Laroy Streat has some well-wishes for the birthday boy Jerry Thornton.
We discuss the infamous apologies, and how a little humble pie could have ended this entire Chris Mortensen misreporting mess way sooner.
We talk some Sox, including all things Hanley Ramirez.
Chris Mortensen went on a sports radio station in Arizona today and talked about his deflate gate reporting, and said that the Krafts called him to apologize over the whole situation. Only thing is there's a report tonight from D&C saying their sources at the Patriots are saying that did not happen, could Mort be, dare I say, wrong?
Chris Villani and Lenny Megs talk with Bob McGovern about the proceedings in the Tom Brady and NFL's deflate gate court case.
Villani is in for Mikey, he's talking about Chris Mortensen going on an Arizona station and talking about deflate gate and getting an apology from the Krafts.
It’s peek draft season so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson are back with today’s Fantasy Football Podcast on Draft Strategy. Pete Davidson’s article at Rotobahn.com “The 2015 Draft Plan” fuels a deep conversation on how to approach the draft at all the key positions Quarterback, Runningback, Wide Receiver, Tight End and Defense. Get prepared and Happy Drafting!
Ben, Russ & Alex discuss their favorite transfer moves of the window, Alex shares his dislike for Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger and just how far can the Revs go this season?
Gerry and Kirk discuss deflategate and the Patriots relationship with ESPN.
We go inside the audio from 98.7 Arizona Sports Radio/ESPN and listen in as well as Chris Mortensen finally details the circumstances behind the infamous "11 of 12" footballs tweet, and also claims that the Patriots ownership called him personally to apologize... for what he doesn't specify.More from this show
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