A bad Monday morning was made a little worse by getting in my car and finding out that voice of reason Boomer Esiason had made his weekly call to WEEI’s Dennis and Callahan a hour early this week. I missed the segment.

Tom Brady sounded better than you would expect. He made an interesting point about what makes the Miami defense so tough. He said that they generally double the receivers and leave a safety back to guard against the deep pass. He said that that alignment usually means that the tight end or running back is going to be open. However, when you have to use the back or tight end to help in pass protection against Jason Taylor, it leaves only double-covered receivers to throw to.

Brady also said he would still like to be playing in 10 years.

Michael Holley still thinks the Patriots can get to the Super Bowl – his prediction is New Orleans and New England.

Peter King has his weekly Monday Morning Quarterback column. If you get annoyed like I do at having to click through seven pages to read the column, simply click the “print” button and a new window will open with the entire column. Just read it, and close it when you’re done, don’t actually print the column…

Dale Arnold had the news that Bruins rookie Phil Kessel is in the hospital for a non-hockey related medical issue. The Boston.com Bruins Blog has the news as well. There isn’t a whole lot of information available at this time.