If I were: Belichick, Ainge, Cherington


If I were: Belichick, Ainge, Cherington

Mike Felger, Kirk Minihane, and Chris Price sit down for a little "If I were" on CSNNE's Sports Tonight.

If I were . . .

Bill Belichick. What would I say to Rob Gronkowski about his Vegas vacation?

Kirk: "I would say, we always talk about how these guys are terrified of Belichick. They never want to piss Belichick off. Does this guy appear scared of his head coach in this situation right here? At some point Bill Belichick has to sit this guy down - maybe he's done it already - and say, 'What are you doing here? What are you doing? This is not going to end well."

What does Price think?


If I were . . .

Danny Ainge. Would I trade Kevin Garnett before NBA trade deadline?

Price: "He's your most tradable chip right now. With Rondo being out, he's the guy who could bring you the most offensively in a trade, because I don't think Pierce is that guy. And I think at least on the surface him having a house in California, it might match up a little bit, in terms of the no-trade clause.

What does Minihane think?


If I were . . .

Ben Cherington. Would I be regretting the two-year, 26 million contract I gave to David Ortiz?

What do all three guys think about this one? Find out!

Patriots-Steelers injury report: Seven Pats listed as questionable


Patriots-Steelers injury report: Seven Pats listed as questionable

FOXBORO -- The Patriots will head into Sunday's AFC title game with seven players listed as questionable, including three receivers. 

Danny Amendola, Malcolm Mitchell and Chris Hogan have all been limited in practices this week due to their injuries. Amendola has been dealing with an ankle issue since a Week 13 win over the Rams, while Mitchell has not played since injuring his knee in Week 16 against the Jets. Hogan suffered a thigh injury against the Texans and left the game in the third quarter.

Both Hogan and Mitchell indicated this week that they were moving in the right direction in terms of their recoveries. One would think that the Patriots would need at least one, if not both, to help stress the back end of the Steelers secondary this weekend.

Hogan has been the team's most consistent down-the-field threat this season, averaging a whopping 17.9 yards per catch during the regular season. Against the Texans, before his injury, he reeled in four passes for 95 yards. 

Mitchell, meanwhile, had a very productive second half of his rookie season before he was hurt. He compiled 25 catches for 306 yards between Weeks 11 and 16, establishing himself as one of Tom Brady's go-to targets. 

The overall health of the Patriots receiving corps -- which will also include Julian Edelman and Michael Floyd -- will bear watching when the Patriots and Steelers kick off in two days.

The injury report for Sunday's Patriots-Steelers game:


WR Danny Amendola (ankle)
TE Martellus Bennett (knee)
RB Brandon Bolden (knee)
LB Dont'a Hightower (shoulder)
WR Chris Hogan (thigh)
WR Malcolm Mitchell (knee)
DL Jabaal Sheard (knee)


TE Ladarius Green (concussion/illness)
LB James Harrison (shoulder/triceps)
RB Fitzgerald Toussaint (concussion)

RB Le'Veon Bell (not injury related)
K Chris Boswell (illness)
LB Anthony Chickillo (ankle)
S Sean Davis (shoulder)
C B.J. Finney (illness)
WR Darrius Heyward-Bay (illness)
DE Ricardo Mathews (ankle)
QB Zach Mettenberger (illness)
S Michael Mitchell (not injury related)
QB Ben Roethlisberger (not injury related)
LB Vince Williams (shoulder)