Merloni, Fauria & Benz
Featured audio clips from Middays with Merloni, Fauria & Benz, weekdays 10a-2pm, on Boston's WEEI Sports Radio.
MFB discuss the release of Michael Sam from the Rams roster, 9-1-14
7th round draft pick Michael Sam was trying to be the first openly-gay player in the NFL. With only 7 days to go before the season opener, the Rams released him on one of the last round of cuts.
what's gonna do Browner how many penalties he's got to get those Jeff Fisher the rams my take away from what happened my. Sam is the rams. You know oil and -- is basically in the
other teams a look at look good outlook is happening to. To St . Louis Rams the doubles the quote says that that Jeff Fisher house that institute based on his sexual orientation no. Listen guys getting yelled that it's gold about it head coach for saints
Ryan Mallett traded to the Texans, 9-1-14
The Patriots finally completed a deal that was speculated for weeks, when they traded back up QB Ryan Mallett to the Texans for a conditional 7th round pick. Mallett will be reunited with former New England quarterbacks coach Bill O'Brien.
So when they get Andre Johnson . Mallet. That's coming right play every day -- gonna happen. It's been waiting for this whole time great is that when we first start our show was Netflix one of the -- talking points about us that how can we give up big time receiver Andre Johnson . Kevin Love. -- -- -- Not biggest barking out all for mallet PV. That's a -- master at that a couple of
at ourselves for even thinking that he could be part of an Andre Johnson trade. This is all they're gonna get form that was never gonna happen given before that I mean. I don't think that's
know. So yeah I could see that plus he got the time Andre Johnson didn't look like he was too happy he wanted out. You know for guide Cheney you know new coach coming in trying to change everything and everybody on the same page don't want some one guy who's your best player cause of -- like a city. You know I could speed -- the -- after this pre season you listen to his value does not use it. Nosedive yes I don't. I was surprised at all that I mean. When they sent mallet from Andre Johnson it's that obvious to -- a lot more is that I never understood device bite people at time. Last couple years Americans think -- gonna -- this -- third round picks tonight -- get a second pick or third round pick -- saving the fifth round pick you should be happy. But it didn't shock me one bit the guy sat behind Tom Brady he would great training camp we never really got into a game in the NFL 24 passes. There was nothing other than sitting behind Tom Brady in effect the it was a third round pick to where. Any team -- NFL be drooling over Ryan now the goal
Are the Pats a better team without Logan Mankins? 8-28-14
More reaction from the Logan Mankins-Tim Wright trade.
-- Paris junior ex boyfriend Tom Brady what does he think about Logan Mankins trade have you gotten any firsthand interaction with him maybe gotten any Tom Brady facetime with -- -- -- op or time
organization. If if if money if you like we talked about yesterday. Logan Mankins dollar sign his his cap number and what he was making was too -- for them. And he wasn't willing to renegotiated and now there or not it was thought they Samuel and now that was Deion Branch he was willing to take last -- sat out for a long redundant and it going to Seattle. You know guys like Troy Brown guys like a Tedy Bruschi. They're gonna take less to play I mean there's. -- -- was used to do was on contract and for years other linebackers were orders you know were confused why he was allowing them allow himself to. The lower his value. They you know even though they are -- twice as much. As you know I don't. Chris I don't hold that against Logan -- either you know I don't know there -- -- -- likely should be -- -- and Troy brown and due to the whole project and take less to stick around -- I don't I don't I don't think you have to be what you appreciate the fans appreciate that -- eat and Troy Brown but I don't look at Logan Mankins and I can't believe -- take less money. You -- not to be good to be a patriots think they they held
pro bowler I I get all that but I ask this question. Logan Mankins departure has it changed your opinion one iota. As to whether or not the patriots are gonna go to the AFC championship
Three For All: Johnny Clipboard has his own commercial 8-28-14
The guys dicuss Johnny Football, Terrible Summer Movies, and John Rocker being on Survivor
hell. I kind of thought that John Rocker. Would look more like Jared Lorenzen at this point all my -- -- it's the other day and thorough and part of the ticket you some crazy team
Buster Olney talks Castillo, Stanton, Koji and Lester, 8-27-14
As he does every Wednesday, Buster Olney, ESPN, joins the boys of MFB to talk baseball. This week Buster shed some light on what to expect from Rusney Castillo, and how Cuban players are being viewed. He suggests that the acquisition of Castillo helps Boston's chances to get Giancarlo Stanton. Also, the Sox should shut down Koji if they want to re-sign him.
again and and you know guys like Paul I want troll and Scott Proctor . Would just be run through and Johnny ventures. Led Major League Baseball and -- -- in 2011. Among the leaders in 2000
Three For All: Lou hunts bats, 8-27-14
Tim talks about the city of Las Vegas attempting to get an NHL franchise. Lou wards off "huge" bat. Christian winds up in the dog house again, for what happened on MFB yesterday.
We come back. Amid days and if you'll get back to the Logan Mankins trade will do that in the L 1 o'clock hour there's also some McChrystal one bring up about Seattle Seahawks is a couple. Stories about the Super Bowl champs and and tie in -- some of topics we've had on the air
Jenny Dell lashes out at Lou Merloni on Twitter, 8-27-14
After Will Middlebrooks struck out against a position player, Steve Tolleson, last night against Toronto, he seemed to be laughing as he left the batter's box. Lou critiqued Middlebrooks on Twitter, which caused Will's fiance Jenny Dell to tweet (indirectly) in defense of her man.
reverse position player he beats you will can't. In other words of Dustin Pedroia which I don't think you would anyway but David Ortiz -- -- he struck up -- -- guaranteed laugh. -- probably look at it probably gesture haven't also looked back at him
What about Tom? 8-27-14
With the sudden and unexpected trade of Logan Mankins to Tampa, many are chalking this up to Bill Belichick getting rid of players immediately after their prime. MFB wonders if Tom Brady is immune to this strategy. How will he be treated towards the end?
I say all -- the before the break we're talking about obviously Logan Mankins and avoid and is the starting left guard on this roster right now or the next couple weeks with a BA guy cut that they be able to use it -- You know brought up the question is it wasn't Brian Waters sank late -- -- is looking it up September 4 2011. On a -- the patriots released offensive lineman -- an area. Who signed. Released guard Brian Waters at work but Kansas City Eagles on that you'd be a pro -- So September 4 2011. Right before the season starts they signed Brian Waters and I wouldn't be shocked at all -- -- to see another guy. In here starting at -- left guard now so its -- We don't really know what's gonna happen you know as far as the end game of the streak as you could have. Player X starting left guard the sign that was released by. Kansas City right or whoever. With Jim -- Verses Logan Mankins you know so those two plays you know vs Mickens and so let's see how this thing plays out for me just
because why. He's too much money. That you wanna keep they asked Tommy Kelly take a pay cut he did he want to stay. They renegotiated. An extension with Vince Wilfork they got in and so if you like Logan Mankins that you think that he still can help your team which can assumed they would lower Malloy situation. Well then why do you kind of maybe they did ask that -- can believe that's the that's the once store right -- elect. They respect him enough for who he is and what kind of player is based on what happened last time -- Logan Mankins basically called crafts liars. And yet ended up sitting out the first part of the season. Like I could easily see it
at these other guys and we four collect let a guy like Logan Mankins walk. And encased -- there isn't somebody up it's released in which it and this is what we have are we comfortable
The dust is settling on the Logan Mankins trade, 8-27-14
With Logan Mankins shipped off to Tampa, and sophmore TE Tim Wright on his way to Foxboro, MFB discuss the possible leadership void and depth issues on the offensive line. Also, how does this trade compare to Belichick's release of Lawyer Milloy in 2003.
any guard beginning this much attention locally or nationally. Removing teams in Logan Mankins . -- I know. And frankly no -- should have been making as much money as you and me. Well because they make
at a high school. -- know is right now is not the Logan Mankins that he was you know 56 years ago -- it was five years ago or lives ago right. He's not. We still
-- what can -- Is it at all possible. That they brought Logan Mankins back knowing his play had slipped last year seeing that he had given up. One quarter of the sacks that Tom Brady
Three For All: Storyland - Where happy marriages go to die, 8-26-14
Tim is feeling closer God after a rough plane ride. Lou goes to Storyland and barely lives to tell about it. And Christian gets surprised with an early birthday present.
used. Chaos. Like 24 hours have you taken Mason to Disneyland or Disney World -- LA same thing greatest place on -- right happy displays that are now. A little -- cry yourself that crock of