Daniel Bard Needs to Stop Thinking, Develop Some Cockiness Like Dennis Eckersley (Video)

The Red Sox have seen Daniel Bard struggle since coming up from Double-A Portland, and a Red Sox legend thinks the reliever just needs to bring some cockiness to his pitches.

Jim Rice said Bard needs to be more like Dennis Eckersley and stop thinking so much on the mound. Rice said that will allow Bard to fire the ball like he used to and get his velocity back up in the 97- or 98-mph range.

Watch the video above to hear Rice and The Boston Globe’s Nick Cafardo discuss Bard with NESN’s Adam Pellerin.

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