The grades for the Patriots win in Philadelphia are in, and the Red Sox approach December still not having named a manager. Meanwhile, how is Danny Ainge going to fill out the Celtics roster? And oh yeah, ho-hum, the Bruins are still red hot.
Making The Grades – Patriots at Eagles – Jeremy Gottlieb laughs at the notion some had just a few weeks ago that Bill Belichick is washed up.
Patriots report card – Ron Borges has The Who coming through once again despite a shaky start.
Patriots Report Card: Brady leads the way – Kirk Minihane notes the difference between Patriots receivers Wes Welker and Deion Branch and Eagles receiver DeSean Jackson.
ESPNBoston.com Grades – The pass defense gets the toughest grades in this one.
Patriots Report Card: Tom Brady, Patriots Defense Prey on Vince Young, Eagles Mistakes – Jeff Howe says this is a report card to put on the refrigerator.
Patriots report card Game 11 – Put your stamp on the Boston.com report card.
Branch in midst of brilliant final act – Tom E Curran has the sunset of Deion Branch’s career looking pretty good.
Woeful Colts could be worst late-season opponent in Gillette Stadium history – Christopher Price notes that Indianapolis will be the worst December home opponent in a long time.
Whoever they pick, the Red Sox have butchered manager search – Ron Chimelis says that the Red Sox have committed a cardinal sin in this process. Dan Shaughnessy agrees.
Source: ‘Serious interest’ in David Ortiz – The Boston Herald reports that the Sox DH will have his choice of destinations.
Free agents the Celtics might target – Only click this Boston.com slideshow if you’ve got a lot of time on your hands. Be prepared to click 46 times to get through it. (I’m not kidding.)
Pressure on GM’s mounts as free agency, training camp near – A Sherrod Blakely looks at the pressure to put a roster together in less than a month.
Sources: Leo Papile out of picture – Steve Bulpett reports that Papile is no longer with the Celtics.
Claude Julien’s players have his back – Joe McDonald looks at how the Bruins coach pulled his team together in the last month.