CBS NFL analyst Boomer Esiason made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Monday morning to talk about tonight's Patriots-Saints showdown in New Orleans. "This should be an offensive shootout," Esiason said. "I think this is going to be a very difficult game for a lot of defensive players on the field. ... Can the Saints match the Patriots point for point? Only time will tell."
Esiason, who predicts a New England victory, said he isn't all that impressed with New Orleans' defense. "I think you can throw the ball on the Saints, you can run the ball on the Saints. There really is no standout defensive player for either team," the former NFL quarterback said. "This is a huge game for [the Saints]. This is a huge measuring stick."
Asked about the Patriots' second-half struggles, Esiason said: "My theory is that they're human. It's hard to sustain a level at your...
We lead off the Mashup today with an article on Randolph product Rod Langway and his estranged teenage daughter's efforts to talk to the former NHL star. We've got video of Northeastern's halfcourt buzzer-beater from Saturday, the controversial finish to the USC-UCLA football game and a parody of a Notre Dame commercial with a re-creation of quarterback Jimmy Clausen getting punched out. All that plus links to all the top stories, plus Quote of the Day, trivia and more at Monday's Morning Mashup.
For the first time since his car accident, early Friday morning, Tiger Woods issued a public statement, writing on his Web site, "This situation is my fault, and it's obviously embarrassing to my family and me. I'm human and I'm not perfect. I will certainly make sure this doesn't happen again." The statement was posted at 2 p.m. Sunday, shortly after Woods refused to talk to Florida Highway Police for the third straight day. For more on the latest regarding Woods' situation, cllick here.
Rasheed Wallace will appeal the $30,000 fine he received from the NBA for criticizing officials following Friday's game against the Raptors. "Oh I'm definitely going to appeal that. What did I say wrong?" he told reporters after the Celtics win in Miami before cutting himself off. Wallace was whistled for his seventh technical of the season during the first quarter of Sunday's game.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss the start of Patriots training camp. Players began arriving for camp on Wednesday, and Bill Belichick broke the news that Rob Gronkowski has been cleared to play.
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
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.
We check in with the manager of the local nine to get his take on the Sox recent hot run, the performance of the pitching staff and much more.
With the non-waiver trade deadline a mere 8 days away, Buster talks about the market for guys like Cliff Lee, Jake Peavy, Koji Uehara, and the injuries Dustin Pedroia might be dealing with.
David Ross joined the show to talk a little bit about his foot injury, but mostly about some of the other guys on the team. He spoke about Jackie Bradley Jr's defense, Pedroia's leadership, and how well Christian Vasquez is playing.
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
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The guys discussed Jake Peavy's 1-9 record this season.
The triumphant return of Kirk Minihane.
Florida State football coach Jimbo Fisher puts peanuts in his Diet Coke, and Tim learns that this is actually normal,... in the south. Lou learns that he can get his yard trimmed up nice by goats. Christian sparks a conversation about the stupidest things ever done in the name of love.
We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.
We tackle four topics all revolving around predictions and concerns for the Patriots entering the 2014 season.
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.
Danny breaks down the Canelo vs Lara fight and the controversy. Mike Tyson's former trainer Ronnie Shields joins the show.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.
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