FOXBORO — Patriots nose tackle Vince Wilfork said the booing at Gillette Stadium on Sunday made it feel like they were playing a road game.
“It felt like we were playing an away game — that’s what it felt like,” Wilfork said of the booing, which started in the first quarter of Sunday’s playoff loss to he Ravens. “I’m telling you — for some much this team has done in the past … I don’t understand it. They pay their money. They want to see a good show. They want to see blowouts all the time. They want to have the big plays. But it [doesn’t] happen like that all the time.
“So, that was tough. But hey, they have their right to their opinion. That’s how they feel, and they let us know. We didn’t help by playing any better than we did … so, take it for whatever it’s worth.”
Wilfork, in the final year of a six-year...
In the Baltimore locker room, following the Ravens' 33-14 over the Patriots, Sunday, a few players explained how running back Ray Rice had declared he was going to kick off the game with a big play. That prediction came to fruition with an 83-yard touchdown scamper on the very first play from scrimmage. "He called it out," said Ravens' running back Willis McGahee. "He said he was going to bust it open. Before pre-game he said he was going to set the tone, and he set the tone. There's no better way than that." Rice wouldn't go so far as to say he definitively identified an 83-yard run as his predicted tone-setter, but he did confirm his declaration. "I don't know if I called that run, but I did say I wanted to be the one to set the tone for this win," the running back explained. "The safety was 15 yards deep so I knew I had to make a move on him and after that it's my job to do the rest. Eighty-three yards is a long way, don't...
FOXBORO -- Tom Brady threw three costly interceptions and the Patriots defense allowed an 83-yard touchdown run on the game's first play from scrimmage to help the Baltimore Ravens to a 33-14 win in the first-round AFC playoff game at Gillette Stadium. Following the long touchdown run by Ray Rice, Brady was strip-sacked by Terrell Suggs on New England's first possession of the game. Le'Ron McClain went in for a TD moments later and it was 14-0 Ravens less than three minutes into the game. The Patriots were down 24-0 after the first quarter and could not recover from the worst quarter in team playoff history. In the lone bright spot, Julian Edelman caught a pair of TD passes from Brady, who finished just 23-of-42 for 154 yards and lost his first career home playoff game in nine tries. The Pats had their 11-game home playoff winning streak snapped, losing in Foxboro for the first time since Dec. 31, 1978. The Ravens scored 13 points off Brady's three interceptions...
Led by Rajon Rondo and Rasheed Wallace, the Celtics beat the Raptors 114-107 Sunday in Toronto. Rondo recorded a triple-double with 22 points, 10 rebounds and 13 assists. Wallace scored a season-high 29 points.
The Celtics are 3-0 against the Raptors this season and improved to 26-9 overall. They will play the Hawks in Boston on Monday.
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The Cincinnati Reds have won the Aroldis Chapman sweepstakes, according to a report in the Toronto Globe and Mail. Jeff Blair reports that the winning offer for the flame-throwing Cuban defector was for five years and $30 million. If true, the Reds outbid the Red Sox, Blue Jays, Angels and Marlins for the services of the 22-year-old lefty.
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.
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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
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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.
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