Former Patriots linebacker and current ESPN analyst Tedy Bruschi visited with the Dale & Holley Show on Tuesday to discuss the Patriots’ 35-34 loss to the Colts and the role played by New England head coach Bill Belichick’s decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the Patriots 28-yard line. Bruschi reiterated his stance that Belichick did not make the right call.
“I think the right call was to punt,” said Bruschi. “I think we all know when we talk about that fourth-and-2, that’s the situation that the whole game revolves around and the topic that needs to be discussed.
Bruschi said that the Patriots defensive players should have been upset by Belichick’s decision. Indeed, the former linebacker said that it was productive for the defensive players to feel as if they had been slighted by the decision, even though he did not expect there to be any hangover following the game.
WALTHAM -- While the Celtics hit the practice court again today in preparation for the Golden State Warriors on Wednesday, the team is involved in a discussions regarding a three-way trade to bring power Sacramento forward Andres Nocioni to Boston, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Nocioni, a 6-7 sharp-shooting forward, will turn 30 later this month. But the report indicates the discussions are only preliminary and the Celtics would likely be unwilling to take on the remaining $20 million guaranteed through the 2011-12 season. For more, visit the Green Street blog.
Patriots quarterback Tom Brady made an appearance on the Dennis & Callahan show Tuesday morning and discussed the controversial finish to Sunday night's 35-34 loss to the Colts. Brady said that despite how it may have appeared on TV, he was not confused by the decision to go for it on fourth-and-2 from the New England 28 with 2:08 remaining.
"I wasn't surprised," Brady said. "I was running off the field and the punt team was running on the field, and they were waving us back out there, so I was just trying to figure out what we were doing. It wasn't like I was surprised that we were going for it. I thought this was the best opportunity for us to win the game. It really was. We have a very good offense. We have two downs to pick up two yards. If you're to tell me that we're going to play the Colts, and we have to pick up two yards on two downs to win the game, I'd say I like our chances. So, hindsight is always 20-20....
Turning our attention away from the Patriots fourth-down debate for just a moment, let's recap the latest zaniness from Isiah Thomas, who barked at another coach for not pulling back in a blowout, and Ron Artest, who tossed another player's sneaker off the court during a game. That, plus links to the news of the day, plus videos, trivia and more, at Tuesday's Morning Mashup.
Matt Moulson scored twice while Richard Park assisted on all three goals as the New York Islanders beat the Bruins, 4-1, at TD Garden on Monday night. Dwayne Roloson allowed only a Daniel Paille goal in the second period that tied the game, 1-1. But Moulson scored with 1:11 remaining in the second to give the Islanders the lead for good. The 40-year-old goalie, who couldn't protect a 3-0 third-period lead in Boston's 4-3 OT win on Oct. 10 in the same building, stopped 28 of 29 shots Monday. Bruins goalie Tuukka Rask faced just 21 shots on the night. For more, visit the Big Bad Blog.
With the Pats game on Friday night, MFB does a version of Patriots Friday a day early with Jerod Mayo. He talks about the Carolina Panthers.
WEEI.com's Chris Price and Mike Petraglia discuss the performances of Brandon LaFell and Darrelle Revis, among others, as Patriots training camp comes to a close.
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.
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Kevin joins Merloni, Fauria and Benz to talk about the new commissioner in the MLB, as well as his thoughts on ways to speed up the game
Larry joined the show to discuss last nights festivities at Fenway.
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 by discussing the great support shown by our listeners supporting the Jimmy Fund.
Brady reacts to the win over the Eagles and talks about the progression of Jimmy Garoppolo.
Bryan Cox told his team about ability with the ladies at a young age. The guys talk about white pants, and also... tapeworm!
Speaking at the WEEI NESN Jimmy Fund Radio Telethon with Dennis and Callahan, Curt Schilling revealed that he had mouth cancer, a form called squamous cell carcinoma. He blames his use of smokeless tobacco and says it is his biggest regret in life. This revelation has sparked debate about whether MLB should ban the use of all tobacco.
Greg Dickerson, Jerry Thornton and Rob Bradford fill for Dale and Holley, and the 2014 Patriots debate is in full swing.
We tackle four topics inspired by the injury to Angels pitcher Garrett Richards in last night's sox game.
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.
Sam Packard and Zach Geld provide a thrilling and dynamic recap of the LLWS so far and prepare you for this weekend's games.
The 2014 season has been a fascinating case study in the immense challenges that players face in the transition from Triple-A to becoming full-time big leaguers. A case can be made that the gap between the two highest levels of competition is now larger than ever. Red Sox hitting coordinator Tim Hyers and bench coach Torey Lovullo explore that phenomenon, while also examining some measures that the team can undertake to narrow that huge divide.
Sam Packard and Zach Geld recap the the first four days of the Little League World Series. Mo'Ne Davis dominates and we get you ready for Japan-South Korea and Pennsylvania-Nevada.
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