During his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning, ESPN's Adam Schefter reported that the Patriots hired ex-Notre Dame defensive coordinator and former Patriots safety Corwin Brown, likely to coach New England's defensive backs. Prior to coaching at ND, Brown coached the Jets defensive backs for three seasons (2004-06). He was drafted by the Patriots out of Michigan in 1993 and played four seasons for Bill Parcells before spending two years each with the Jets and Lions.
Schefter also said he would not be surprised if the team does not announce a new defensive coordinator to replace Dean Pees (now in Baltimore), instead leaving the coaching staff as is, without formally making any of the assistants in charge of the defense. "I don't believe that ultimately they'll wind up going to a defensive coordinator," Schefter said. "I think they probably are set with what they have right now."...
Details emerged about a dispute that occurred during a Celtics-Suns game in Phoenix last month in which Detroit Tigers catcher Gerald Laird and his brother, New York Yankees prospect Brandon Laird, were arrested. According to a newspaper report, the dispute allegedly started when the Lairds' grandfather was accused of groping the wife of Celtics guard Eddie House. Read more about this, plus get links to the day's top stories, videos and more at Friday's Morning Mashup.
The Red Sox signed catcher Gustavo Molina to a minor league contract. The 27-year-old Molina -- who is no relation to the catching brothers Javier, Bengie, and Yadier Molina -- spent last season in the Washington Nationals organization, playing in 72 games for Triple-A Syracuse. Molina last played in the major leagues with the New York Mets, appearing in two games in the 2008 season. The Venezuela native played in a combined 17 big league games with the Orioles and White Sox in '07. He has four hits in 34 at-bats (.118) during his time in the majors. After 762 minor league games, Molina has a career .235 batting average with 46 home runs.
Rashard Lewis' layup with 1.3 seconds gave the Magic a 96-94 win over the Celtics Thursday night in Orlando. The Magic had trailed by as many as 16 points before battling back. Rasheed Wallace's 3-point attempt at the buzzer was well off the mark, leaving the Celts with their second loss in three tries against the Magic this season. Ray Allen paced the C's with 20 points, while Wallace chipped with 17. Lewis led all scorers with 23 points, while his teammate Dwight Howard poured in 11 fourth-quarter points on his way to 19 points and 10 rebounds. For the complete recap of the Celtics' loss, click here.
Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said Thursday that getting a chance to play in his home state of Florida again would be “a dream come true.”
Wilfork, who just finished the final year of a six-year contract, is upset with the state of his current contractual situation, and told WEEI as much earlier this week. And the Florida native took it up a notch when he told Omar Kelly of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel Thursday that two fruitless years of trying to negotiate an extension in New England have left him pondering the idea of playing for Miami or Tampa Bay.
“We’ve been waiting for two years. Been trying to talk for two years. I did all the things I could do. Did all the right things to the point people questioned me why I did it. Why I was the good soldier. Why I playing through...
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.\
The big nose tackle joins Dale and Holley the day after one of the worst losses in recent Patriots history.
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.
Joe Castiglione does his annual wrap-up of the season by reading the poem by Bart Giamatti.
Mut and Rob discuss the "kids" and the variety of young bodies the Red Sox called upon this season. Specifically, they look at Bogaerts and Bradley, Jr. and where things went wrong. They give their opinions on which one will right the ship next season.
Description: Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
DJ Bean, WEEI.com, joined the guys to talk about the Bruins signing two young stars to 1-year contracts.
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
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
The guys opened the show discussing the Pats brutal Monday night loss.
John Dennis left the show mid segment.
Christian's nephew twisted his ankle and missed Sunday's game because he (supposedly) slipped while rushing down the stairs to stop his puppy from peeing on the floor. Lou addresses the Unsportsmanlike Conduct penalty from last night's game, in which a Chiefs player was flagged for dropping to his knees during a TD celebration. And Christian is dubious of some photos of LaRon Landry.
A familiar sentiment has arisen regarding the Patriots offense. Tom Brady is locking in on 2 guys (Edelman and Gronk) and no one else seems to be getting a look. A 37 year old, future Hall of Fame QB, has little to no weapons in 2014.
Lou, Christian and Tim break down last night's embarrassing loss on national television. They wonder just how much progress has been made towards building a championship team.
A less than chipper Bill Belichick joins Dale, Michael and Steve DeOssie the day after the Patriots got blown out on Monday Night in KC.
We check in with Full Tilt, Full Time Tedy Bruschi for his take on the poor play of the New England Patriots, and where they go from here.
Mut and Chris Villani are talking about the issues the Patriots defense faced against the Kansas City Chiefs, particularly in the running game.
The Patriots seemed to have no answer for the Kansas City Chiefs. Mut and Price talk about how the Patriots were exposed in all aspects of the game.
Mut is in for Mikey and Chris Price of WEEI.com is in with him. The guys talk about the Patriots defense, inability of the offense to stay on the field, and coaching adjustments or lack thereof.
Ben and Russ break down some rumors surrounding Real Madrid and Manchester United. Also on the docket is the MLS and your New England Revolution.
Dino, Gerry and Kirk talk about Gerry's passionate defense of Tom Brady, going to lunch and clock issues in the third edition of Breaking Balls.
Red Sox farm director Ben Crockett looks back at the 2014 Red Sox prospect season by answering listener questions about a number of Red Sox prospects as well as broader issues and themes in the farm system.
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