Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning.
While Brady said he needs to work on his decision-making and the speed with which he makes those decisions, the Patriots nonetheless appear to be off to an impressive start in the preseason, coming off a dominating performance against the Buccaneers Thursday. Brady was asked if Thursday's rout is a sign that Bill Belichick is "through screwing around," as one anonymous NFL executive said.
Responded Brady: "He's one of the most consistent people I've ever been around in my life. … What you see from him on a daily basis, you're always getting the same thing, win, lose or draw."
Added Brady: "He has high expectations for us. He wants us to go out there and play up to our capabilities. He doesn't settle for anything less than what he thinks is our best. I think sometimes it's challenging for veteran...
Patriots wide receiver Deion Branch joined Mut & Merloni on Patriots' Monday and talked about how the team needed to improve heading into the third preseason game this week against the Lions and how Chad Ochocinco is coming along. The veteran also talked about his role as a teacher/mentor with some of the younger players and he's been particularly impressed with second-year corner Devin McCourty. "The sky's the limit for that guy," Branch said. "If he continues to work hard he'll be the player that he wants to be."
Branch said that McCourty is always asking questions on the practice field and that Branch loves to go up against him. "The biggest thing with this guy, he wants to learn," Branch said. "He's always asking questions, like hey what did I do wrong on that? Every opportunity I get I try to go up against him and give him everything I have."
After returning to New England from Seattle in mid-...
The Patriots offense struck early and often in last week's preseason game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, putting up 21 first-quarter points in a 31-14 victory. After the game, Bucs defensive lineman Gerald McCoy joked about the degree to which his defense was on its heels against the Patriots, struggling to line up in timely fashion for the snap.
That perspective was a satisfying one for Patriots offensive lineman Dan Koppen, who joined the Mut & Merloni Show for Patriots Monday.
"That’s good. We want to play fast. We want to play at our pace," Koppen said of McCoy's comments. "We have a veteran core. When we go out on the field, we know what’s expected of us. Our job is to score."
Asked how he would feel if similar observations were made by a Patriots player, Koppen dismissed the hypothetical.
"I don’t know if many guys in there would be saying that. But it’s two totally...
Timberwolves star Kevin Love is completing final practices as he prepares to compete in a professional beach volleyball tournament this week in Southern California. Said the 6-foot-10 Love: "I have the timing down with the hitting and my setting's pretty good. My blocking's decent just because it's like playing at the rim in the NBA, but my passing and my serving are subpar. I'm going to get out there a couple more times during the week and try to get it done."
Read more about that story and others -- including a report on Georgetown's first game in China since its brawl in Beijing -- plus check out videos, trivia and more, at Monday's Morning Mashup.
KANSAS CITY -- Clay Buchholz told WEEI.com prior to the Red Sox' 6-1 win over the Royals Sunday that he may be on the verge of throwing for the first time since performing a July 25 bullpen session.
Buchholz explained that he is schedule to be re-evaluated when the Red Sox return home, Friday, and if everything goes as planned he will be cleared to do some light tossing.
"When we get back, if things feel a lot better, (throwing can begin)," Buchholz said. "It will be right around a month of doing the back program. I'm running around in the outfield during BP and stuff, and I wasn't able to do that a month ago. It's definitely getting better, so we're going to re-evaluate and if everything looks good I might be able to throw some light, light catch."
Buchholz explained that he is at Level 4 in most of the elements of the five-level rehab program implemented by the Red Sox medical staff. Once he gets to Level 5, Buchholz...
Christian and Chris talk about overrated Pats players this season and in the past and then get into the QB issue on the team. They talk about all three guys, what they bring to the table and if they can keep their head above water without the best QB in the league for 4 weeks. Then...Karlos Williams was released by the Bills - should the Pats consider adding the overweight second year running back? Christian also brings up Dante Scarnecchia and gets Price's opinion on if this one man can truly improve a shaky offensive line.
Christian Arcand is in for Tanguay for NFL Sunday with Chris Price. The guys talk about the victory over the Bears, Jimmy G's progress and their expectations for the Pats defense this season. Arcand thinks that there are more holes on the D than some fans realize.
We check in with Bill Belichick after the first Preseason game for our weekly "Patriots Monday" discussion.
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 and Tim talk with Red Sox right fielder Mookie Betts after the Red Sox beat the Tampa Bay Rays 2-1
David Price pitched a gem and Andrew Benintendi makes one of the top highlight catches of the year as the Sox take the first game of four against the Rays, 6-2. Christian Arcand recaps the game and takes all of your Sox calls.
Joe and Tim talk with Red Sox outfielder Andrew Benintendi, who made a highlight reel catch nearly going over the wall in left field robbing Steven Souza Jr of a home run
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.
Minihane, Callahan and Mutnansky dive further into the Brady - Belichick dynamic as Tom's four-game suspension gets closer.
Gerry, Kirk, and Mut take NY Giants coach Ben McAdoo and SI writer Peter King to task for not addressing the Josh Brown domestic violence story.
Kirk and Callahan with Mut discuss the Tom Brady and Bill Belichick pressers from Tuesday and whether they reveal signs of a rift between the coach and QB.
NESN has hired a new anchor who has a history dating pro players. With the trend of that happening in Boston the last few years, does NESN need to keep an eye on Kacie McDonnell?
Now that center Bryan Stork has been cut, should we be concerned with the Patriots O-Line? Glenn, Lou and Christian talk about the Patriots O-Line and how Jimmy G will handle it in the first 4 weeks.
Sam Kennedy of the Red Sox calls in to talk to the guys about the proposed renovations at Fenway Park and if Jonathan Papelbon will ever sign.
We check in with the red hot rook of the Red Sox live from Tampa and talk to him about his first experiences in the big leagues.
We check in with John Farrell from Tampa for our weekly feature as the red hot Red Sox look to keep it going for two more wins at the Trop.
In honor of the announcement that the Sox will be among the team's at Tim Tebow's workout next week, we look at four pro athletes who tried their hand in a second sport and it didn't work out too well for them.
Kirk Minihane sits down with former producer Chris Curtis? Or is it current producer Chris Curtis? Either way, Kirk and Chris talk about what happened in their previous tenure together, where it went wrong, and why Curtis is now back with the show.
Kirk Minihane and Gary Tanguay sit down together on Enough About Me for the first time. These two divisive figures talk about Gary's career and his late evolution into a controversial broadcaster. Nobody is spared from Kirk and Gary's wrath on this episode and it will surely make some people at the two sports radio stations very uncomfortable.
Kirk Minihane sits down with Mut to answer questions from the fans. Kirk and Mut get into the issues with Dino, the other hosts at the station, Kirk's issues with drugs in the past, and the love fest between Kirk and Mut.
Jerry is joined by Red Sox legend Bill Lee to talk about his new biopic "Spaceman," Lee's unique philosophy, political beliefs, drug use and what makes him a cultural icon decades after he retired from baseball.
Christian Fauria and Dr. Gill talk about the process and steps football players have to take when rehabbing injuries during the off season. Focusing on Dion Lewis, Nate Solder, and Sebastian Vollmer
Week two of the Preseason is underway so Jim Hackett and Pete Davidson of the “Fantasy Football Hour” to offer some mid-August updates and opinion. In today’s show Jim and Pete offer analysis from the Thursday Night Patriots game and discuss LeGarrette Blount and the Patriots Running Attack in depth. Jim and Pete key on some recent news surrounding lots of players including Seattle’s and Chicago’s backfield, then get into the incredibly deep Wide Receiver position. Make sure to tune in for more on Sunday morning at 8:00am for “The Fantasy Football Hour.” Enjoy!
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