Dan Shaughnessy and Steve Buckey join Sports Sunday to talk about the Patriots defense and if the addition of Aqib Talib will immediately make the defense better.
And here's the answer: He certainly can't hurt them anymore.
The Patriots don't want to talk about him, but we do! And Shaughnessy says, "Of course he makes him better. It's talent back there, and they need talent back there."
Buckley agrees, saying the guy can play, but they "aren't going to put him on a Wheaties box".
Bill Belichick, identified as "William Belichick," has been added to the list of potential defense witnesses who could testify during the upcoming double-homicide trial of former Patriots tight end Aaron Hernandez, according to the Boston Herald.
Per the Herald, the new list of potential witnesses for the defense also includes Patriots offensive coordinator Josh McDaniels and Steelers center Maurkice Pouncey, who was Hernandez's teammate at the University of Florida.
Belichick, McDaniels and Pouncey aren't guaranteed to testify, but their presence on the civilian witness list makes their presence in court a possibility.
Hernandez's trial is scheduled to start next Wednesday. He's accused of killing Daniel Jorge Correia de Abreu and Safiro Furtado back in July of 2012. Hernandez is currently serving a life sentence after being convicted of the murder Odin Lloyd in 2013.
The holdup to the Celtics acquiring Jimmy Butler from the Chicago Bulls?
So says TNT and NBA.com reporter David Aldridge on NBATV.
Here's Aldridge comments on Crowder being the sticking point in a Butler-to-Celtics deal, via 98.5 The Sports Hub producer Brian Robb:
So, the Bulls inability to pry Crowder from the Celtics may be the reason that Butler is reportedly off the market. Still, a lot can change between now and the 3 p.m. Thursday NBA trade deadline.