FOXBORO — With Fred Taylor sidelined indefinitely following ankle surgery, Laurence Maroney said he's going to do his best to pick up his game and not be indecisive. Maroney was booed last week by the Gillette Stadium crowd when he ran seven times for just 6 yards. "I really didn't think they were disliking me or they don't like me as a running back no more," Maroney said Friday afternoon. "I just feel like they really want me to do good and I'm just not performing to the level they're expecting me to perform to. ... I felt like it was their way of saying, 'OK Mr. Maroney, it's time for you to step up and be the running back everybody expected you to be.' And that's how I took it and that's how I'm going to take it. OK crowd, I hear you, I hear the cries and I'm going to try my best to answer." For more, visit the football blog It Is What It Is.
Patriots Injury Report
RB Fred Taylor (ankle)
OT Nick Kaczur (ankle)
LB Jerod Mayo (knee)
S James Sanders (shoulder)
DB Shawn Springs (knee)
WR Wes Welker (knee)
DT Vince Wilfork (ankle)
QB Tom Brady (right shoulder)
LB Adalius Thomas (not injury related)
Former Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling, following up his prescient comments about the ability (or lack thereof) of ALDS umpires, posted a story this afternoon in his 38 Pitches blog, expounding on his criticism of C.B. Bucknor & Co. Bucknor blew a couple of calls at first base in Thursday night's Game 1, a 5-0 Red Sox loss. He is scheduled to work behind the plate in Friday night's Game 2.
On Wednesday, Schilling wrote: "To be honest, one of my biggest fears is the umpiring crew. This is about as bad a crew as I have ever seen assembled. Joe West, for all his pomp and circumstance, can ump a game. C.B. Buckner? Greg Gibson? Not so much. I’m blown away that A) They made the postseason and B) They are umping what I think will be the most-...
Join the conversation in the WEEI.com Virtual Press Box during Game 3 of the American League Division Series between the Red Sox and Angels. Rob Bradford and Alex Speier will be on the scene at Fenway Park. They'll be joined for insider analysis from former Sox player Lou Merloni, as well as a host of other WEEI.com personalities.
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