ESPN NFL insider Adam Schefter made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning. Schefter said not to expect fired Notre Dame coach Charlie Weis to return to the Patriots this year, and probably not next year, either. Said Schefter: "Let's be real here. How's he coming back this year? That's not happening. That's absurd. To come back next year ... Could it happen? Sure. Anything could happen. Every staff turns over. But I can tell you, I've talked to a lot of different people this week. I have not gotten any indication from anybody that I've spoken to that Charlie Weis is on the Patriots' radar for next year. Certainly not this year. Next year? Look, it's possible. ... Could he join the Patriots? Sure, he could. He's beloved in that area. They hold him in high regard in the Patriots orginazation. But they have no plans to go out and hire Charlie Weis."
Schefter said that despite the Patriots' loss to...
Patriots tight end Ben Watson made his weekly appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Friday morning and admitted that, like Vikings star Adrian Peterson, he once traveled 109 mph — in a minivan while in high school in South Carolina.
Asked about how it is that the Patriots don't seem to have many off-field troubles, Watson said: "I think it's maybe a combination of good luck but also discipline. I think everyone on our team really understands what it means to be on this team. ... I think everybody kind of buys in."
Watson has put Monday's loss to the Saints behind him and is focused the Patriots getting their first win in a true road game this season when they visit Miami on Sunday. Said Watson: "We haven't won a game on the road in a hostile environment. That's something that we need to start doing, especially in this last stretch of the season."
To listen to the...
Allen Iverson was teary-eyed talking about his return to the Philadelphia 76ers. Here's guessing he'll be doing some more crying when things don't go so well the rest of the season. Check out the story and video from Iverson's press conference, plus updates on all the day's top stories (including Tiger), as well as video clips, trivia, Quote of the Day and more. It's all at Friday's Morning Mashup.
According to a baseball source, the Red Sox have agreed to terms with infielder Marco Scutaro to a two-year deal, pending a physical in Boston on Friday. Michael Silverman of the Boston Herald reports that the deal will include a mutual option for a third year.
The Celtics extended their winning streak to six games with a 90-83 victory over the Spurs in San Antonio. Kevin Garnett led all players with 20 points. Rajon Rondo posted 12 points and 12 assists. DeJuan Blair led the Spurs with 18 points and 11 rebounds. The Spurs missed a critical 10 free throws while the Celtics hit 14 of 19. The Celtics improved to 15-4.
Patriots LB, Jerod Mayo, talks about the high praise he's been receiving from coach Belichick, trying to forget about last year, and what the team hopes from the defense.
Patriots WR, Danny Amendola, joined the show for a bit to talk about his health, the evolution of the playbook, and the heated battles between the offense and defense.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Wednesday's Patriots practice, which featured Brandon Browner getting into it with Kenbrell Thompkins and a couple others.
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 Red Sox starting pitcher after he makes his Major League debut and got his first career win against the New York Yankees.
Former Red Sox player and current MLB analyst, Kevin Millar, joined MFB to talk about the controversial play in Miami where Manager Mike Redmond was ejected after a play at the plate was overturned. He also thinks the Sox did a great job acquiring real players that can impact the team in 2015.
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
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
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.
Our own Tim Benz does play-by-play for the Pittsburg Power, of the Arena League. A play in that game was featured on Sportscenter's NOT top 10, so we wanted to hear the call. Also, NFL players are getting micro-chipped on Thursday night games this year. Also, a Florida man gets creative when trying to avoid an arrest.
8 players were traded away from the Red Sox (starting with Jake Peavy) and the team has a completely different look. MFB look at the acquisitions and fight over whether Cherington and the Sox front office improved the team.
Biggest trade deadline day in recent memory for the Boston Red Sox... and not in a good way. We discuss it all as the news happens and take your reactions.
We tackle four topics, all surrounding the four worst Sox trade deadline deals in recent memory.
As news looms about a possible Jon Lester trade, we sit down with the skipper of your Sox live from Fenway park.
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.
Sam and Zach discuss changing the format of the Podcast, the Chris Archer-David Ortiz debacle, and LeBron James being a super genius
Particularly in a year where the Red Sox have struggled while trying to integrate numerous young players into regular big league roles, accusations that Red Sox prospects are overrated -- whether by the team or writers -- have been widespread. Jim Callis of MLB.com joins the show to take stock of the matter, and to discuss the team-building impact of overrating and underrating prospects.
With the trade deadline looming, the next few days will be defined by how teams value prospects -- and their potential long-term contributions -- against big leaguers with established track records who can address immediate needs. Are prospects being valued accurately? Red Sox left-hander Andrew Miller -- once one of the two key chips that sent Miguel Cabrera from the Marlins to the Tigers -- assesses the matter.
Lou, Christian, and Tim react to the news that Jon Lester and Jonny Gomes have been traded to Oakland for Yoenis Cespedes. Lou hates the deal the move, especially because Cespedes is not arbitration eligible.More from this show
Former Red Sox outfielder Jonny Gomes joins MFB to react to the news he has been traded along with Jon Lester to the Oakland Athletics for Yoenis CespedesMore from this show
Lou goes through the 5 stages of grief, then John Lackey gets traded to the Cardinals.More from this show
Mike Hazen joined the show to discuss how all the Sox deals came together.More from this show
Chris Russo joined the show and discussed the crazy MLB trade deadline.More from this show