Dean Pees, who last week insisted he was not fired but rather chose not to return to the Patriots as defensive coordinator, is the lead candidate to be the defensive coordinator with the Broncos, according to a report in the Denver Post. Denver coach Josh McDaniels, a former Patriots assistant, recently parted ways with defensive coordinator Mike Nolan, who reportedly is headed to Miami. Meanwhile, Fox Sports is reporting that Chan Gailey likely will be the next head coach of the Bills. Check the It Is What It Is blog for updates as they become available.
Prior to committing one of the season's stupidest penalties when he kicked the Jets' challenge flag late in the fourth quarter of his team's loss Sunday, Chargers wide receiver Vincent Jackson was stopped by police for playing music too loud, was put in handcuffs and had his car impounded on his way to the stadium. For more on that, plus links to the day's top stories, videos, trivia and more, check out Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
After the Celtics suffered a 99-90 loss to the Mavericks Monday night, Rasheed Wallace didn't hold back in expressing his frustration about a crucial fourth personal foul called on him with 5:16 remaining in the third quarter and Boston holding on to a 63-60 lead. With Wallace on the bench, Dirk Nowitzki and the Mavericks outscored Boston 15-5 to close out the third quarter.
"You know, they don't like no tough defense on him, so of course I get a whole lot of bull[crap] calls, but that's how the story goes," Wallace said. "I ain't worried about it. We'll see them again. Honestly, I can't remember which one the fourth foul was, there were so many bogus [calls]. I ain't worried about it. Like I said, we'll see again. We go down there in about a month or so. There'll be retribution."
Wallace and the Celtics will have their chance at payback on March 20 when the Celtics visit Dallas. For more, including...
Dirk Nowitzki scored 22 of his game-high 37 points in the second half as the Dallas Mavericks erased a nine-point halftime deficit and beat the Celtics, 99-90, on Monday night at TD Garden. Jason Kidd had a spectacular night passing the ball, registering 17 assists to go with 13 points for the Mavericks, who closed the third quarter on a 19-5 spurt to take control. The 27-12 Celtics are now just 11-7 at home and have lost three straight in Boston for the first time in three seasons. The Mavericks shot 57 percent from the floor, the best by a Boston opponent this season. Paul Pierce had 24 points to lead the Celtics. Ray Allen added 21 and Rajon Rondo had 12 assists for the C's, who play next in Detroit on Wednesday. For complete coverage, visit the Green Street blog.
Upon hearing the news Monday night that Stephon Marbury was continuing his professional basketball career in China, Doc Rivers said he still believes Marbury has some game left. "I did not think he was done, no. I thought he still had a lot of basketball left in him. I thought someone would pick him up last summer but I don't think the web broadcast helped his cause at all." Rivers added that Marbury and the Celtics ended their relationship at the right time at the end of the playoffs last season. For more on this, visit the Green Street blog.
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price break down the Patriots' 16-9 win over the Raiders and debate how big the Patriots' issues are.
Tom E. calls the boys to give his take on the week 3 home opener in which it should end in a Patriots victory.
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 and Dave talk with David Ortiz after he hits two home runs to propel the Red Sox to an extra-innings win over the Baltimore Orioles.
Ben Cherington discussed the debut of Castillo and his thoughts on Jeter.
As the season winds down, We check in Sox skipper John Farrell as we await the Boston debut of Rusney Castillo.
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
Tom joined the show after the close win over Oakland.
Tim Hasselbeck joined the show to discuss week 3 in the NFL.
The top stories of the day as recounted by Kirk Minihane.
Jerod Mayo gives Christian karaoke advice and previews the Patriots home opener.
Christian chooses his song for Karaoke tonight.
Adam Schefter joins MFB to talk about the latest with Roger Goodell and how he is going to handle his upcoming press conference.
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.
For our final segment we take a look back at the infamous Snow Bowl and the Tuck Rule play, this time via Raiders radio and more.
Co-founder and chairman of the Boston Beer Company, Jim Koch, talks about his Sam Adams beer and the history of his brewery.
Danny picard is filling in for Mikey and talks with CSNNE's Mike Giardi about Clay Buchholz heading up the Red Sox pitching rotation, and how the Patriots have looked through training camp so far.
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.
Your beloved hosts are joined by WEEI.com Bruins reporter DJ Bean as well as producer of the Dennis & Callahan Show, Craig "Sausage" Sawisch. Support America: Support Your Local Post Office
Dennis, Callahan and Minihane make their podcast debut. This week's topics include Adrian Peterson, Greg Hardy, Jenny Dell and some discussion on people we've encountered with the worst breath.
The 100th Minor Details podcast revisits some old friends, as WEEI.com's Rob Bradford, Red Sox assistant GM Mike Hazen and MLB.com prospect guru Jim Callis, who were the guests on the first show in November 2010, join the show anew.
Rodney Harrison addressed his non comments earlier in the week with MFB.More from this show
Michael, Dale and Tom E. Curran break down, react and take your calls about NFL commissioner Roger Goodell's first public press conference this regular season.More from this show
We check in with the great 88, the playmaker Michael Irvin joins Dale and Holley.More from this show
Cuck Wilson Founder/Exec. Dir. of Even Field™, International award-winning interviewer and commentator and RI RHOF member joins John Rooke in studio. Scott Cordischi calls in from Georgetown, and they take your calls on this weeks issues. David Ortiz sets another Red Sox record, is he heading to the HOF? Roger Goodell is on the hot seat and he joins us for "3 Things"More from this show