After a stint of just under a year at the Boston Globe, Albert Breer is taking his talents to the NFL Network. The Globe’s National NFL writer will be covering the East coast for the Network in a writing, reporting and on-air role. According to Chad Finn today, Breer will be leaving after the Patriots play the Porps, er, the Dolphins on October 4th.
Here are the top links for a busy Friday:
Radio ratings game sounds like a good battle – Finn’s media column takes an extended look at the battle between WEEI and WBZ-FM.
Media Roundup: Randy To The Rescue – My Media column for SBNationBoston has Randy Moss bailing out the media with his comments after the game Sunday.
NFL’s opening TV ratings huge – Bill Doyle looks at some huge numbers for the first week of NFL football.
What to watch for Sunday against the Jets – Chris Price tells us what to look for this weekend.
Wes Welker the X-factor against Jets – Mike Reiss says that the key to game might be Welker, and wonders if Revis will cover him.
Sticking is far from a snap – Monique Walker has a nice little profile on linebacker Rob Ninkovich.
Around The League – Week One Recap – Jeremy Gottlieb bounces around the NFL.
After 13 seasons, Taylor still not at the end of the line – Robert Lee has Fred Taylor still able to get it done.
Showing his metal – Mark Farinella has Wes Welkersticking with knee brace for a while longer.
In this corner – It was fun hearing Michael Holley this morning pick apart the exaggerations in this Darrelle Revis love-fest by Breer.
Strong start for Patriots’ special teams – Price looks at an impressive start for this unit.
Carl Crawford and the Red Sox: Will they end up together? – Rob Bradford examines whether it would be a good fit.
Navarro: Dirt-poor, talent-rich – Amalie Benjamin has a look at 22-year-old Yamaico Navarro and his rise to the majors.
Fresh start for Jarrod Saltalamacchia – Scott Lauber has the catcher glad the Red Sox wanted him.
Stud Sox prospect Ranaudo takes things slow – Mauren Mullen has the Red Sox taking things slow with Anthony Ranaudo.
Talent abounds among Bruins rookies – Joe McDonald says there was plenty of talent on display at the Garden the last two nights.
Time’s now to be a Bruin – Stephen Harris says this should be a highly motivated team.