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recruiting athletes from other sports and converting them into viable and productive NFL players. There was offensive lineman Stephen Neal , an NCAA champion wrestler and five-sport athlete. There is defensive back and special teamer Nate Ebner , a world-class
We check in for our weekly update from Bill Belichick and get his take on the Pats' win over the Texans on the road, the benching of Stevan Ridley, and Antonio Smith's thinly veiled Spygate comments after the Texans lost.
not just talk the talk, but walk the walk when it comes to bucking conventional NFL wisdom: How else do you explain Stephen Neal ? Chad Johnson ? And while Tebow does have some aspects to his game that might make him a salvageable NFL prospect, the
for Cincinnati following the 2011 season as a free agent, setting the stage for the emergence of Bolden and Ridley. Stephen Neal : The collegiate wrestling champion never played a lick of football while he was at Cal-State Bakersfield, but he
experiments Belichick has undergone when he’s looked for talent (like college wrestlers-turned-offensive linemen Stephen Neal and John Wise and former lacrosse star Will Yeatman, who nearly found a spot on New England’s practice squad last year
Patriots locker room. Meanwhile, New England is perilously thin at the right guard position — last year’s starter Stephen Neal retired, and his de facto replacement Dan Connolly suffered an ankle injury in the Patriots preseason loss to Detroit
and Nick Kaczur , and the Patriots are expected to have a possible opening at right guard with the retirement of veteran Stephen Neal . However, given his medical condition and his overall youth, its’ likely New England is thinking long term with Cannon
the week but well aware that work isn’t likely to pay off down the road. It’s worth mentioning that Vereen and Stephen Neal are two players who were part of similar situations when they were younger, and both ended up being key contributors later in their
of having this opportunity.” Here is the rest of Brady’s Thursday press conference from Gillette Stadium: Q: Stephen Neal is being inducted into the Sports Hall of Fame in Bakersfield. What do you remember about him
the past , and has steered some relatively under-the-radar players in Belichick’s direction before, including Stephen Neal (after the former college wrestling champion was looking for a place to play professional football) and Mike Vrabel , who
Ohio State is an intriguing one, and brings to mind New England’s decision to utilize former collegiate wrestler Stephen Neal as an offensive lineman. The Patriots have always managed to think outside the box when it comes to finding talent
fondness for wrestlers and their ability to translate their quickness on the football field, something that was evident when Stephen Neal was a big part of the offensive line. “We’ll pretty much talk every day and usually, it’s about football
Tom "Eugene" Curran joins the guys to discuss how the Patriots look coming out of OTAs. Then Christian and Lou discuss the Patriots playbook scandal.
WEEI.com's Mike Petraglia and Chris Price discuss Tom Brady's work in mini-camp and his response to recent criticism of his play.
Former NY Giants running back, Tiki Barber talks about Stevan Ridley's fumbling problem and reflects on what he did to fix the problem while he was still playing
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.
Rob Bradford is joined by Red Sox leadoff hitter Brock Holt, who since being inserted into the top spot in the batting order has been among the best leadoff men in baseball. Heading into Tuesday night, no other leadoff hitter has had more hits (77) since May 23, with Holt having played every inning of every game during that stretch.
Stephen Drew joins Joe Castiglione and Rob Bradford after the Red Sox offense continues to roll in a 14-1 victory over the Toronto Blue Jays.
Joe C. talked to the Sox ace after he
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
Steve Buckley joined the show to discuss Tony Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
The top stories of the day as recounted by John Dennis.
The guys discussed Dungy's comments on Michael Sam.
Christian started the day by packing up his back pack as he always and heading to work. He noticed that the zipper was broken on one of the pockets. As the show was ending, he remembered this and reached into the bag and pulled out not ONE, but TWO New England Patriots Super Bowl rings. His response: "Oh! There they are." Much to the shock of Tim and Lou, Christian was completely unfazed by the fact that he hadn't seen his SB rings since the NCAA National Championship game 7 MONTHS AGO!
A South Carolina mother was arrested for allegedly leaving her 9 year old daughter alone for hours at a local park while she worked a shift at McDonalds. This has sparked a national debate about whether or not the mother should have been arrested, since many are arguing that 9 years old is old enough to show dependency. The question arises: Where do we draw the line?
Tony Dungy is catching a lot of backlash regarding his comments that he would NOT have drafted Missouri LB Michael Sam because of the distractions it would have brought to the team. MFB had Cyd Zeigler of OutSports.com on the show to discuss Dungy's comments.
We discuss the home run achievements David Ortiz made last night that moved him ahead of Carl Yaztremski, and discuss Papi's place among all the all-time great Sox sluggers.
We tackle four topics all sparked by the unexpected emergence of young Brock Holt in the Red Sox lineup.
The fall out from Tony Dungy's comments about Michael Sam.
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.
This week, Sam Packard and Zach Geld talk about the Post-Pierzynski Red Sox. Julian Edlow of the Green Street Blog, joins the program to analyze the Celtics off-season, and finally an over-eager discussion of fantasy football.
In this episode we talk about transfers across Europe, players we want to see in the MLS, and Liverpool's Joe Allen joins the show!
The guys respond to a Dan Shaughnessy column that points out that the Red Sox are on pace to finish in last place for the 2nd time in 3 years, yet ticket prices still remain among the highest in the league. Is Red Sox nation getting fat and happy now that the Curse of The Bambino has been lifted?More from this show