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Daily Briefing 10.19.17: Hayward’s father gives us an update

Good morning!

A few quick thoughts as this shapes up to be a beautiful day.

  • Gordon Hayward's father is the AP on his son's ankle status:

  • Kyrie Irving had a rough shooting night. Team was put in a tough spot playing back-to-back after the emotions of opening night against LeBron James (before the Hayward drama). I'm not worried.
  • Things change pretty quickly around here. Three weeks ago, the Red Sox were going to the playoffs, the Celtics looked great heading into a new era, the Bruins seemed like they had a great blend of youth and experience, and the Patriots were the Patriots. Now? The Sox are looking for a manager, Hayward is likely done for the season, the Bruins have looked terrible and veterans keep getting hurt, and the Patriots have a historically bad defense. Of course, things can swing back just as easily.
  • Tom Brady's availability in front of the Patriots media has been pushed back two-straight days to Friday. He had time to do the call with the Atlanta media, but he can't be on camera here. What's up with that? Prepare for mass hysteria.
  • It's going to be in the 70s through Monday. In late October. Yeah, that's normal.

Have a great day.

A few reminders:

And away we go...


Red Sox

Sean McAdam texted with Ron Gardenhire last night. Wonder if an lol or idk was thrown in. 😉


Hayward's agent says it's unlikely he returns this season.
BSJ Game Report: Bucks 100, Celtics 100 — Everything you need to know.
Videos: Kyrie Irving and Jaylen Brown.
Live Coverage of the game.
Brad Stevens said the Celtics expect Hayward to make a complete recovery.
Paul George, who had a similar injury, has already talked with Hayward.


Bedard's Breakdown: The defense (mostly, the secondary) is far from good.
Gronk is loose this week. Good sign?
Gilmore, Rowe and Roberts were out of practice.
Gronk wouldn't be allowed in #BSJFlightClub: he spilled the beans the players are under strict orders not to talk about the Super Bowl. 
Notebook: Marcus Rush?
Shea McClellin is back at practice.
Miguel has his update to contract incentives.
Gronk tells Hayward to dominate rehab.


Analysis: Time to sit Beleskey and Vatrano, give someone else a chance.
A month ago David Backes told Joe McDonald that it would be a process for younger players to adjust to the pace of Bruce Cassidy's practice. Then Anders Bjork runs into Tuukka.
Ryan Spooner out 4-to-6 weeks.
Joe McDonald broke the news that Zane McIntyre was recalled after the Tuukka injury.


11 a.m.: Bruins pre-game skate, Warrior Ice Arena
3:15 p.m.
: Tom Brady/Patriots locker room availability (Price)
5 p.m.: Live Q&A - Sean McAdam on Red Sox.
7 p.m.: Canucks at Bruins, TD Garden - NESN (McDonald)

8 p.m.: NLCS Game 5 (L.A. leads 3-1), Dodgers at Cubs (TBS)