While everyone was watching the Giants-Cowboys NFL regular season opener and then sleeping, the Red Sox lost 2-1 to the Mariners out in Seattle. The team finished their nine-game road trip by losing eight of nine games. The team is off today before hosting the Blue Jays for a weekend series at Fenway Park, which is sure to be interesting as as the Blue Jays manager is John Farrell and he is the man who was connected to the managerial opening last winter. The Red Sox might be interested in going after again this offseason.
Strain shows in Valentine’s words- Peter Abraham says the stress of the season is starting to takes its toll on Valentine.
Bobby Valentine in misery- Michael Silverman also looks at Valentine and his comments on WEEI.
Bobby Valentine down for count- Gordon Edes says Valentine’s comments show he is on his way out of town after the season.
Will Red Sox get their man in Farrell this time?- Nick Cafardo wonders if the Red Sox can get Farrell to come back to Boston. He says he will be the teams’ number one choice to replace Valentine.
Why the Red Sox should take another run at John Farrell- From yesterday, Rob Bradford also thinks the Red Sox will push very hard to get Farrell to come back to Boston.
Red Sox need more Bill James?- Dan Shaughnessey touches on a number of subjects in his column today, including Bill James, and yes, the Patriots’ new media work room.
One more lost year for Ryan Kalish- Silverman also looks at Ryan Kalish’s season, one which has been limited due to injuries and once again hurting his development.
The Patriots open their regular season this Sunday at Tennessee, and for Boston sports fans it can not come soon enough, especially with everything going on with the Red Sox.
Double coverage on tap- Michael Whitmer looks at the McCourty twins facing one another this Sunday.
Brady prepares for unknown in Tennessee- Tom E. Curran says the offense could break out Sunday like they did in last year’s season opener in Miami when Brady threw for 517 in the Patriots’ 38-24 win.
In defense of needing a strong Patriots defense- Ron Borges says having a strong defense is still important in the league today, it isn’t all about the offense.
Young, talented defense critical to getting Patriots over the hump- Jeff Howe looks at the young defense and how it has changed over the years under Belichick.