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09/26/2011 - 4:13pm
Wilfork: Pats' defense too inconsistent
By: DJ Bean

Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork made his weekly appearance on The Big Show Monday, discussing the team's loss Sunday in Buffalo and taking a look ahead to next week's meeting with the 2-1 Raiders.

The Patriots led by a score of 21-0 in the second quarter before the Bills mounted a comeback and won, 34-31. The Bills joined the Packers and Lions as the league's only 3-0 teams, while the Pats fell to 2-1.

"That game could have easily gone either way," Wilfork said. "I just hate when we give a game away. Some of the things we did were not like us, but it happened. You learn from it, you coach from it.   As players, you have to learn from it and get better. That's one thing we want to do, is get better. If we don't, we're going to be in trouble." 

Wilfork put much of the blame for the loss on the defense, which allowed big plays throughout the game to the likes of Buffalo running back Fred Jackson and...

09/26/2011 - 3:22pm
Lineup: Varitek scratched, Salty catches
By: DJ Bean

Update: Jason Varitek was a late scratch from the lineup for the Red Sox game against the Orioles. Varitek left Sunday night's game after being hit by a pitch in the knee. Jarrod Saltalmacchia will take his place and catch Josh Beckett, who took the loss in last Wednesday's 6-4 loss to the Orioles.  

1. Jacoby Ellsbury, CF

2. Carl Crawford, LF 

3. Dustin Pedroia, 2B 

4. David Ortiz, DH

5. Adrian Gonzalez, 1B

6. Jed Lowrie, 3B

7. J.D. Drew, RF

8. Jarrod Saltalamacchia, C

9. Marco Scutaro, SS

SP -- Josh Beckett


09/26/2011 - 10:04am
Colts owner: Manning likely done for season

Editor's note: Updated at 10:58 a.m. with Irsay clarifying comments to say Manning likely but not definitely out for season.

During a business breakfast with Super Bowl donors Monday, Colts owner Jim Irsay announced that Peyton Manning could miss the entire season while he recovers from offseason neck surgery, according to reports out of Indianapolis.

After the reports surfaced, Irsay sent out a tweet clarifying his comments and indicating there remains a possibility of a late-season return by the veteran quarterback: I didn't say Peyton out 4season FOR SURE,keeping him on ActiveRoster n taking it month by month/Outside chance of return n December possible," Irsay wrote.

The Colts fell to 0-3 Sunday night with a 23-20 loss to the Steelers.


09/26/2011 - 9:54am
Brady on D&C: Ocho wants to do 'right thing'

Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, who passed for 386 yards and four touchdowns but threw four interceptions in Sunday's 34-31 loss to the Bills, joined the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning for his weekly conversation as part of WEEI's Patriots Monday.

"When you lose, and you lose the way that we lost, it's a tough one to swallow," Brady said. "It was a long flight home, and I'm sure it will be a long week. But we're the only people that can really do anything about it. We have a long football season ahead. We have a bunch of meaningful games. We'll figure out what we did wrong and try to do it better moving forward."

Chad Ochocinco dropped a sure touchdown pass and was criticized for poor route-running by CBS analyst Rich Gannon, but the receiver told reporters after the game that he was pleased with his progress. Brady was asked if he agreed that Ochocinco is starting to understand the offense better.

"Yeah,...

09/26/2011 - 7:34am
Lackey rips media after 'personal' text

Red Sox starting pitcher John Lackey interrupted his postgame media session at Yankee Stadium late Sunday night to express his disappointment that a member of the press sent him a text message before the game asking about "personal stuff." Shortly after the interview, the celebrity gossip website TMZ published a report indicating that Lackey filed for divorce last month.

“Let me tell you the truth. Thirty minutes before the game, I got a text message on my cellphone from one of you … somebody in the media, talking about personal stuff,” Lackey said after pitching six-plus innings in the Sox' 7-4, 14-inning victory that kept them a game up in the wild card race. “And I shouldn’t even be standing up here having to deal with it. I’m sitting here listening to music. I don’t know who got my phone number, but that’s over the line.”

According to the TMZ report, Lackey filed for divorce in...

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