The Patriots added another wide receiver this afternoon, agreeing to terms with free agent Kelley Washington.
It was a mixed day on sports radio, with some Patriots, Red Sox spring training, and NCAA basketball talk being heard on the air today.
The Patriots signing of Donte’ Stallworth, especially as compared to the trade of Deion Branch was a big topic all morning.
So let me get this straight. Gerry Callahan was strongly in favor of bring in Randy Moss, (which was never going to happen) even devoting a column to it, yet today he’s knocking the Donte’ Stallworth signing, and citing character issues as a reason for it.
Gerry harped all morning in his sneering, you’re-so-stupid tone on the fact that this was just a one year deal and then Stallworth would be gone because there is no way the Patriots will pay the sizeable bonus due him next February. However, if Stallworth comes in here and is a good fit and is productive, don’t you think the team will find a way to keep him at a lesser price around if they want to? I think so.
Meanwhile, after the Patriots added their third receiver of the offseason, much of the first hour of the Mike Felger show on ESPN Radio today was devoted to daylight savings time and time zones. Felger wants to do away with all of it, and go to one time zone for the entire United States.
ESPN announced today that they have added NFL all time leading rusher Emmitt Smith as a studio analyst for their NFL coverage. It would appear that Smith is taking the slot of his former Cowboys teammate Michael Irvin, as Smith will appear on Sunday NFL Countdown, as well as Monday Night Countdown.
The BSMW Game Day page continues to crank out player profiles for possible Patriot draftees next month.
Mike Reiss had a chat on Boston.com today.
Judy Battista had a story on the Patriots free agent spending in the New York Times this morning.
Peter King has his weekly edition of Monday Morning Quarterback.
Bill Simmons hands out a few awards after a weekend of college basketball viewing.
Globe sports editor Joe Sullivan offers some random NCAA tournament thoughts in his blog.
Random email from the weekend:
Date: Mar 10, 2007 2:24 PM
Subject: Brady & Belichick & Borges
Brady and Belichick are now just 2-2 in their last 4 playoff games while Dungy and Manning are 4-0. Maybe Borges wasnt hard enough on these two Patriots guys who are approaching the “couldnt get it done” status for the back nines of their careers. Scott from Barnstable
I don’t think any comment is necessary.
7:00pm, NESN – Red Sox/Yankees
7:00pm, Versus – Capitals @ Thrashers
7:00pm, ESPN2 – AFL – LA Avengers vs Orlando Predators