Former Patriots linebacker Rosevelt Colvin was interviewed on the Dale & Holley Show on Wednesday afternoon. He broke down several facets of this coming Sunday’s Patriots-Colts game, among them the changes in the Colts this year, how to wage psychological warfare against the Colts, the distinction between Peyton Manning being “a sissy” and playing smart when taking sacks, and why he believes that Pats quarterback Tom Brady is better than Manning.
"If I have Tom Brady in -2 degree whether or if I have Tom Brady in 108 degree weather, same guy. If I have Tom Brady when it’s raining or inside or outside, same guy," said Colvin. "If I’ve got Peyton, and it’s raining and sloppy, there’s a chance he might get a little frustrated, a little upset at his offensive line, start saying things that he shouldn’t say, and then you’d have an issue on your hands. You can’t take that...
CHICAGO -- Red Sox general manager Theo Epstein stopped to offer some updates regarding team-related items before heading out of the general managers meetings:
-- There still is no word on Jason Varitek, who has until midnight to activate his $3 million player option. The deadline is such since the Red Sox had informed the catcher that they wouldn't be picking up the $5 million team option last Friday.
-- Epstein met with Varitek's agent, Scott Boras, for approximately 30 minutes Tuesday night, during which time the catcher was the primary topic of conversation.
-- Epstein talked with Billy Wagner's agent, Bean Stringfellow, Tuesday night regarding the reliever's openness to accepting arbitration if/when the Sox offer it. The Red Sox would be open to having Wagner back, but on terms that would allow his contract to fit in the construct of their roster. There is no level the Sox would have to adhere...
Rodney Harrison apparently still bleeds the red, white and blue of the Patriots. During a national conference call to discuss this Sunday night's huge game, Harrison, in his first year as an NBC analyst, said he is hoping the Patriots come out on top.
"Hopefully, the Patriots can go out and kick some butt," Harrison said.
Representing the Colts is former coach Tony Dungy, who like Harrison, is in his first year removed from the rivalry. "[New England] reminds me of where we were last year," Dungy said. "We were 3-4 last year but we didn't see ourselves as a 3-4 team."
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FOXBORO -- Tom Brady acknowledged this morning that he called Peyton Manning following his reconstructive ACL surgery in October 2008. "I called him and said, 'Tell me about the knee. That's a true story,' " Brady recalled during his press conference at Gillette Stadium. Manning, like Brady, had to deal with a knee infection. Just prior to the 2008 season, surgery was performed on Manning to remove an infected bursa sac in his left knee. For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Ray Bourque checked in with the Dale & Holley show Wednesday morning and talked about his son, Chris, playing against the Bruins at the TD Garden with the Pittsburgh Penguins on Tuesday night.
"Chris was really excited about it, and mom and his sister and brother were real excited," the proud father said. "We were all there watching. Nothing like seeing your son come back to Boston and have an opportunity to play in that building where he skated as a young little kid, with many, many Bruins. It was fun to watch."
Bourque also talked about the Bruins' slow start and how they appear to be turning a corner with consecutive wins for the first time all season.
"After the success that they had last year, sometimes you think it's just going to happen, and you forget how it happened," Bourque said. "And this team, you look at how they played last year, how...
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WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price recap the first day of Patriots training camp, including Rob Gronkowski's return to the field.
Chris Price of WEEI.com joins the guys to discuss the key position battles going into camp, as well as the contract status of Devin McCourty
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.
Texas Rangers General Manager, Jon Daniels, joins Rob Bradford and Alex Speier to discuss the upcoming trade deadline.
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Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.
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
Larry Lucchino discussed the latest on the contract talks with Jon Lester.
Gregg Doyel of CBS joined us to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on MIchael Sam.
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Merloni, Fauria, and Benz discuss the conflicting reports regarding the Jon Lester contract negotiations. Red Sox CEO Larry Lucchino said on Dennis and Callahan that Lester wanted the negotiations to be put on hold till the end of the season. WEEI.com's Rob Bradford reports that Lester would be willing to negotiate, if the Red Sox made the right offer.
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.
We discuss Sidney Rice's retirement from the NFL, and the greater issue, which is concussions and head injuries in the NFL.
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.
A compelling case can be made that July 24, 2004, represents as significant a landmark as any date in modern Red Sox history. On that day, a memorable brawl between the Red Sox and Yankees served as a catalyst for an epic 10-9 walkoff victory for the Red Sox over New York and indomitable closer Mariano Rivera, a game cited by many members of the 2004 team as pivotal in Boston's first championship run in 86 years. Ian Browne, who covers the Red Sox for MLB.com and authored Idiots Revisited, discusses the landmark game.
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