Crawford feels 'relief' after trade to Dodgers


Crawford feels 'relief' after trade to Dodgers

Carl Crawford never made the impact in Boston that everyone expected. 

Crawford, formally introduced Friday as a member of the Dodgers, explained to the media that he is relieved to be moving on from the pressures of Boston.

"There's no secret this was a tough year in Boston. I wouldn't want any player to go through," said Crawford. "To get out of that situation is definitely sort of a relief."

Crawford also explained why he waived his no-trade clause to move on to the Dodgers in the blockbuster deal along with Josh Beckett, Adrian Gonzalez, and Nick Punto.  

"If somebody wants to trade you, to get rid of you, it's time to move on," Crawford explained to reporters "Things didn't go as planned in Boston. I'm happy for a new start. I just didn't play well enough there, for whatever reason. It just didn't work. I didn't do my part."

Crawford also expressed regret about not undergoing Tommy John surgery earlier than he did.  He felt he had something to prove.

"I tried to push through with the Boston fans," said Crawford "A big deal is made about the money and I wanted to play for them. Maybe I should have taken care of myself. I felt pressure from the outside to play, in that atmosphere. You have surgery and you get looked at like you're being soft or try to take the money. I wanted to prove that wasn't the case and it probably cost me time from next year. It's one of the things I definitely learned from."

Michael Strahan says 'you’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady'

Michael Strahan says 'you’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady'

Michael Strahan cherished sacking Tom Brady. He embraced mere contact with the New England Patriots quarterback.

Strahan, who sacked Brady three times during his NFL career with the New York Giants, discussed how he felt when he got the opportuntiy to bring down Brady.

“You’ve never lived unless you’ve hit Tom Brady. Not just Brady but any quarterback," Strahan told WWD in a story published Wednesday. “Like, you hit a guy, hit a grown man, and you hear the life and the breath leave his body. There’s something very empowering about that. Then, you hit Brady, you sack him and you land on Brady. And you get up and you’re, like, ‘Boy, I see what Gisele is feeling. You know, I just laid down with Tom Brady. That was cool.'”

It sounds like Strahan may enjoy sacking Brady a little too much. But his abiltiy to get to Brady in the Super Bowl did help swing the result in the Giants' favor, so perhaps that's a part of why he has such fond memories of being atop Brady.

Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’


Curran: ‘Is Revis concerned about his cornerback legacy?’

The Patriots are the likeliest destination for Darrelle Revis, according to reports. Tom E. Curran discusses whether or not Revis would want to return to the Patriots and what this means for Malcolm Butler.