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    Matt Cassel goes deep on Mac Jones' toughness factor

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 16, 2021 37:06

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry talk with Matt Cassel to get his takeaways of Mac Jones' Week 1 performance. They also break down how the Patriots can take advantage of the Jets' defense on Sunday. 1:00-Has Matt Cassel ever winked at a defensive player?3:45-Who is setup for a better NFL career, Mac Jones or Zach Wilson?11:00-Cassel goes deep on Mac Jones' toughness17:30-How can the Patriots' offense exploit the Jets' defense?24:00-Which AFC East QB will have the longest NFL career?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_ot5pG7KegwSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How much freedom does Mac Jones have? Josh McDaniels reveals the answer

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 14, 2021 35:40


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry dissect Mac Jones' first NFL start, and debate how much freedom he will be given with the Patriots' offense this season. Later, Kyle Van Noy breaks down the loss to the Dolphins. 4:00-How similar is Mac Jones attitude to a young Tom Brady?6:30-How much freedom will Mac have to adjust plays at the line?15:30-Why did the Patriots' defense struggle at the start of the game and at halftime against the Dolphins?22:30-Interview with Kyle Van Noy26:30-Van Noy on the potential of Mac JonesWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MDnmGqCpgosSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The Aftermath: Mac Jones wows in NFL debut, but is he built to last?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 13, 2021 29:55

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 17-16 loss to the Dolphins. Mac Jones impresses, but can he continue to take the pressure he faced on Sunday?1:00-Mac Jones proves he is the real deal, but can the Patriots give him better protection?5:30-Breaking down the good and bad from Mac Jones in Week 111:00-Report card: 3 best, 3 worst from Sunday25:00-Why does Belichick's former staff continue to have success when facing the Patriots?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uWpdpUJsDUsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mac Jones and the Tom Brady shadow

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 9, 2021 32:58


    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel preview the Patriots' Week 1 matchup against the Miami Dolphins. How will Mac Jones handle the shadow of Tom Brady?1:00-How much pressure is on Mac Jones to replace Tom Brady?4:00-Mac Jones is not afraid to be a leader, and that's a good sign9:30-What does Cam Newton have to get off his chest on 'Funky Friday?'15:00-Matt Cassel on the difficulties being assertive as a new QB16:30-Cassel tells a great story of arguing with Randy Moss in the huddleWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/XDqhV8jH_QgSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    What to expect from Mac Jones in 2021, plus Kyle Van Noy 1-on-1

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 7, 2021 32:54

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry try to predict Mac Jones' stats for 2021. Also Kyle Van Noy talks about returning to the Patriots and facing his former team in Week 1. 2:00-Predicting Mac Jones' first-year stats4:00-How does Mac compare to Joe Burrow?9:00-Any reason to fear Tua Tagovailoa and the Dolphins?19:30-Kyle Van Noy on facing his former team in Week 130:00-What did Kyle miss most about Massachusetts?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/y5jwCZW_Fg0See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why it's OK to compare Mac Jones to Tom Brady

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 2, 2021 41:50


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why it's OK to compare Mac Jones to Tom Brady….just a specific Tom Brady. Also, what should be the goal for Mac Jones in Year 1?2:45-Why it's OK to compare Mac Jones to Tom Brady16:00-What's the goal for Mac Jones: Jimmy G. or better?20:30-Which other NFL QB does Mac compare to?29:00-Reaction to Bill Belichick's vaccination commentsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    It's not hard to understand why Mac Jones is in and Cam Newton is out

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 31, 2021 38:32

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots releasing Cam Newton and making Mac Jones their starting QB. Also, they discuss Stephon Gilmore starting the season on the PUP list, and the Patriots sticking with rookie kicker Quinn Nordin.2:00-Were there signs that Belichick was going to move on from Cam and go with Mac?7:30-Did Cam get a fair shot at earning the starting job?10:00-Ranking the reasons the Patriots moved on from Cam15:00-Would the Patriots have been better off keeping Cam?20:00-Are the Patriots fine with Brian Hoyer as the backup?23:00-Reaction to Stephon Gilmore starting the season on the PUP listWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/g8K3Y3rCUIMSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    It's obvious to everyone. Cam is the Patriots' starter. Unless he isn't.

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 30, 2021 35:29

    Does Cam Newton's experience trump Mac Jones' dynamite summer? Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate who will start against the Dolphins. 1:30-All the signs point to _________ starting at QB against the Dolphins10:30-Is it fair to question Bill Belichick's ability to evaluate the QB position?20:00-Tom attempts to explain the QB conundrum with a little league analogy27:30-What did we learn from the preseason finale?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/NPCbyAdYLacSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mac Jones rests his case

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 26, 2021 26:47

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate whether the QB competition between Cam Newton and Mac Jones is over. Also, former Giant Shaun O'Hara explains why he thinks Mac Jones is comparable to Eli Manning. 1:30-Has Mac Jones put the QB competition to bed?6:30-What reasons does Belichick have to not start Mac?10:30-Brian Hoyer praises Mac's ‘mental capacity'17:00-Reaction to the Patriots trading for CB Shaun Wade21:15-Interview with former Giant Shaun O'HaraWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6sHCltQKEFYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Cam Newton damaged his case this week. How much is TBD

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 24, 2021 36:07

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss Cam Newton being out until Thursday due to a COVID-19 violation. Does Mac Jones have an opportunity to win the starting job with Cam sidelined?1:00-What's the ripple effect of Cam Newton not being able to practice?4:30-Is not being vaccinated a reason for demotion?12:00-Will this qualify as an excuse if Cam gets beat for the starting job?18:30-Who will be the starting QB vs. the Giants on Sunday?20:00-How did Mac look on Monday & Tuesday?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lo7ZZV-iTQMSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Could Cam Newton just be the Pats version of a Trojan Horse?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 20, 2021 34:45

    Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down encouraging performances by both Mac Jones and Cam Newton in their second preseason game. They discuss what they liked/didn't like from each of them, when Bill Belichick will make the call of who the starter is and if there should be concern for Mac Jones if he's named the starter Week 1.5:00 - Do we need to grade the Patriots on a curve after their game in Philly?9:45 - Breaking down Cam Newton & Mac Jones' performances vs. the Eagles17:45 - Will Belichick really wait until the end of preseason to announce a starting QB?25:00 - Should there be concern for Mac Jones mentally if they decide to start him Week 1 and he's not ready?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    City of Brotherly Shove! Patriots QB competition heats up in Philly

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 18, 2021 41:06

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots joint practice sessions with the Eagles in Philadelphia, and debate where the QB competition between Cam Newton and Mac Jones stands heading into the team's second preseason game. Plus the two are joined by NBC Sports Philly's Reuben Frank and Dave Zangaro to discuss everything of note from this week. 1:10 - Big picture thoughts from Patriots-Eagles joint practices5:27 - Are we putting too much emphasis on the QB competition?10:50 - Breaking down how the Patriots offensive groups looked during joint practices17:00 - Talkin' shop with NBC Sports Philadelphia's Reuben Frank and Dave ZangaroWatch on YouTube here: https://youtu.be/jJ-_9slQ_gwSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots' switch from Cam Newton to Mac Jones creeps even closer

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 13, 2021 38:26

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down Cam Newton and Mac Jones' performances in the Patriots' first preseason game against Washington. Is it becoming clear that the Patriots will eventually hand the keys to Mac Jones?3:30-Curran: Patriots' switch from Newton to Jones creeps even closer8:30-Cam calls Jones ‘pristine' in his preparation15:30-Three reasons why you can't make the switch now25:45-What other Patriots players impressed in preseason Week 1?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EWVk-4B_fxoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Has Cam Newton fallen off enough to give Mac Jones a shot?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 10, 2021 47:31

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate whether Mac Jones has shown enough to earn a shot to play early in the season. They also give their five offensive and defensive all-stars from camp. 4:00-Breaking down the latest from the QB competition23:30-Five offensive all-stars from camp26:30-Five defensive all-stars from camp32:00-When will the Patriots and Stephon Gilmore find common ground?37:00-How concerning is Hunter Henry's injury history?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why are the Patriots giving so much work to Mac Jones?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 5, 2021 27:12

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the reps between Cam Newton and Mac Jones after 2 weeks of training camp. Are there signs that the Patriots plan to use Jones early in the season?1:00-If Cam Newton is the starter, why the increase of reps for Mac Jones?5:00-Which QB has improved more during training camp?11:00-If they had to do it again, would the Patriots have waited until pick #15 to draft Jones?19:30-Am I a loon if I suggest a platoon?!23:00-Which players stock is up during training camp?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xWGymj80hTYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What has Cam Newton done to be anointed the starter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Aug 4, 2021 30:20

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots first padded practice. Did an impressive day from Cam Newton put him clearly ahead of Mac Jones?2:00-Cam Newton has impressive throwing day on Tuesday9:00-What if, hear me out, they platoon at QB?14:00-Has Cam proven that he can play consistently well?23:45-Does Mac Jones have to win by knockout to become the starter?26:00-What other players had a good practice on Tuesday?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/a6SxG7zyhUgSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The QB contrast between Cam and Mac shines through on Day 2

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 29, 2021 28:12

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the good, bad, and the ugly from the Patriots QB competition. Also, which young players are on the rise? 2:30-The good, bad, and ugly from Mac Jones7:30-The good, bad and ugly from Cam Newton13:00-Young guns: Which players are on the rise?17:00-Do the Patriots have too many RBs?19:00-What's the ceiling for Jakobi Meyers?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uVcZJx7ddrUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Cam Newton-Mac Jones battle begins and there's a leader already

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 28, 2021 26:33

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down what they saw during the Patriots' first day of training camp. Is Mac Jones already ahead of Cam Newton?1:00-Is Mac Jones already ahead of Cam Newton after Day 1?9:30-Which play from Mac stood out the most?20:00-Bold predictions for the QB position22:00-First impressions of N'Keal Harry from Day 1Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/2idwdifAGPASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots training camp preview

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 27, 2021 35:04

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry preview the Patriots upcoming training camp. Is there any chance Mac Jones becomes the week 1 starter?1:00-Now it's time for Bill Belichick's rebuttal to Tom Brady6:30-Is Mac Jones a life preserver for Belichick?10:00-If the competition is close, would you rather Cam or Mac?16:30-Will there be an open competition for starting QB during training camp?24:00-Is the Stephon Gilmore situation heading in the right direction?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/x-vSSHfVNv8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Top 50 Patriots under Bill Belichick: Ranking 21-50

    Play Episode Listen Later Jul 2, 2021 36:17

    Tom Curran has unveiled his “Top 50 Patriots under Bill Belichick” list. Phil Perry joins the podcast to debate 21-50 on Curran's list and discuss how Tom came to his final decisions.1:30-Which players earned the 20-25 spots?5:30-Changes from 2015 list: Randy Moss drops, Ted Johnson on the rise14:00-Where should Danny Amendola rank in the top 50?16:00-How much weight do we put on Malcolm Butler's interception?21:00-Breaking down who made the final 10 spots31:00-Players that were just outside the top 50Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4obWeE3KsZwRead Tom's full list here: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/currans50Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Top 50 Patriots under Bill Belichick: Ranking the top 20

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 29, 2021 41:26


    Tom Curran has unveiled picks 1-20 on his “Top 50 Patriots under Bill Belichick” list. Phil Perry joins the podcast to debate Curran's more controversial choices and discuss how Tom came to his final decisions.1:45-Any problems with the top 5 on Curran's list?5:00-Does Gronk deserve to be in the top 5?9:00-Who should be ranked higher, Matt Light or Richard Seymour?15:45-Are people forgetting how good Mike Vrabel was?!22:00-Who deserves to be higher, Hightower or McGinest?31:30-Phil makes his case for putting James White ahead of Kevin FaulkWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aW7u1cs7U4ECheck out Tom's top 50 here: https://www.nbcsports.com/boston/currans50Privacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.


    Top 50 of the Belichick era debate: Rob Gronkowski presents a dilemma

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 25, 2021 8:12

    Tom Curran talks with Christian Fauria and Ted Johnson to debate whether Rob Gronkowski's departure from New England should impact where he ranks on the top 50 of the Belichick era list. Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/q3s2yd0ORxwPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Top 50 of the Belichick era debate: 2000-2010 vs. 2010-2020

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 24, 2021 12:44

    Which version of the Patriots' dynasty was better, 2000s or 2010s? Tom Curran talks with Devin McCourty, Christian Fauria, Karen Guregian, Dan Koppen, and Deion Branch to figure out which version of the Patriots' dynasty was better.Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9_tEO-zMqKEPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Top 50 of the Belichick era debate: Kevin Faulk vs. James White

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 23, 2021 13:39

    Is James White or Kevin Faulk the better all-time Patriot? Tom Curran talks with Devin McCourty, Christian Fauria, Ted Johnson, Scott Zolak, and Karen Guregian to figure out which player should be ranked higher in his 2021 “Top 50 of the Belichick era” list.Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QKzv33ixBAkPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Top 50 of the Belichick era debate: Julian Edelman vs. Troy Brown

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 22, 2021 11:38

    In a duel of perfect Patriots, is it Julian Edelman or Troy Brown? Tom Curran talks with Devin McCourty, Christian Fauria, Ted Johnson, Scott Zolak, and Karen Guregian to figure out which player should be ranked higher in his 2021 “Top 50 of the Belichick era” list.Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/O_Z1addBY_QPrivacy Policy and California Privacy Notice.

    Top 50 of the Belichick era debate: Dont'a Hightower vs. Willie McGinest

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 21, 2021 11:26

    Who ya got all-time: Hightower or McGinest? Tom Curran talks with Deion Branch, Scott Zolak, Christian Fauria, and Devin McCourty to figure out which player should be ranked higher in his 2021 “Top 50 of the Belichick era” list.Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mKATDPMhoEA

    Time to revisit the top 50 Patriots under Bill Belichick

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 18, 2021 15:01

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry look back at Curran's original list from 2015 of the Top 50 Patriots of the Belichick era. Tom and Phil dissect the list. Which players might move up? Which players might move down or off the board completely?

    Did Cam Newton's final minicamp practice ease the Patriots minds?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 17, 2021 25:35

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate how Cam Newton's impressive practice on Wednesday will impact the QB competition. Also, Tom tries out his new favorite game “Fair or unfair” where he rocks a Boston accent. 1:30-Cam Newton looked good on Wednesday; how will it impact the QB competition?4:30-Can Cam Newton prove that he can be more consistent this season?7:30-Recapping what we saw from Mac Jones during minicamp13:30-How and when will the holdout with Stephon Gilmore end?20:00-Curran's new favorite segment ‘Fair or unfair'Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/I88lY0-0h7g

    Mac Jones on the rise? How does that sit with Cam Newton?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 15, 2021 28:25

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the latest from Patriots minicamp. How will Cam Newton deal with Mac Jones getting more reps? Who has the leverage, Gilmore or the Patriots?1:00-How did Cam Newton deal with Mac Jones getting more reps during Tuesday's minicamp?4:00-Cam Newton's comments from Tuesday regarding Mac Jones8:00-Is the door shut, cracked or wide open for Mac to overtake Cam?12:00-Belichick says he does not expect Gilmore to attend minicamp18:00-Who has the leverage, Gilmore or the Patriots?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/w-hZrRsqLP8

    Mac Jones: “There's a lot going on in my brain” Plus, Frank Edelman!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 10, 2021 30:37

    Tom Curran breaks down what he saw from the Patriots Thursday practice. Also, Frank Edelman joins to discuss his expectations for the Patriots this season, and what led to Julian's decision to retire. 1:00-Curran's practice impressions from Thursday3:30-Mac Jones: “there's a lot going on in my brain”6:30-Interview with the legend…Frank Edelman10:00-Frank details what it was like to watch Julian succeed in the NFL17:30-Frank details what led Julian to retireWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/nRi9uqUL6ZY

    Deion Branch goes deep on Julio Jones, Cam Newton

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 8, 2021 17:01

    Tom Curran talks with Deion Branch about why Julio Jones would not have been a good fit in the Patriots offense, and why he expects Cam Newton to be a much better QB in 2021.1:45-Why the Patriots ultimately didn't get Julio Jones6:00-Deion Branch explains why the Patriots offense wouldn't have been a good fit for Julio Jones11:00-Branch on why he expects Cam Newton to be a better QB in 202114:00-Ted Johnson: Mac Jones should be the starter, but he won't beWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/7AiNd_J0KHI

    Emergency OTA pod: Cam Newton leaves practice with injury

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 4, 2021 14:00

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down Friday’s session of OTA’s for the Patriots. Cam Newton leaves practice with an injury to his throwing hand, how will the injury impact his preparation for the season?1:00-Cam Newton hurt his throwing hand on Friday, how bad is it?3:30-If Cam sits out next week’s OTAs, how will it impact preparation for the season?6:00-Breaking down Mac Jones & Jarrett Stidham’s practice on Friday9:30-Who had a better day on Friday, offense or defense?12:20-Julio Jones watch: Is the price for him going down?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/xjLmJaPZX0E

    Josh McDaniels goes deep on Mac Jones, Cam Newton and the learning curve

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 3, 2021 32:05

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Josh McDaniels’ comments regarding Mac Jones, Cam Newton and the learning curve it will take for the Patriots to get ready for the season.1:45-With all the additions, what’s the excitement level for the Patriots offense going into the season?3:30-Josh McDaniels on his impressions so far coaching Mac Jones6:45-Should we be optimistic that Cam Newton will be better this year?16:00-How will the attendance at OTA’s impact the progression of the Patriots?Watch the podcast on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eoNU3CyPVbQ

    Is the Patriots QB room with Cam Newton and Mac Jones…good?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jun 1, 2021 36:16


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate whether the Patriots are in a ‘good spot’ at QB. Also, what would it take for Mac Jones to start over Cam Newton in Week 1?2:20-Are the Patriots in a ‘good spot’ at the QB position?6:00-Breaking down the benefits of building around a rookie QB15:00-What would it take for Mac Jones to start Week 1?19:00-Making the case for why you should play Mac sooner rather than later22:00-Bill Cowher is still giving Patriots a pass on Spygate30:00-What deal should the Patriots offer for Julio Jones?Watch this episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uE7r84h4AQQ


    A little look at Mac Jones and the Patriots at OTAs

    Play Episode Listen Later May 27, 2021 35:53

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down their day 1 observations from Patriots OTA’s. Which players impressed the most?3:00-First impressions of Mac Jones at OTA’s5:15-How impressive was Mac Jones’ accuracy during Day 1?12:00-Does Cam Newton’s throwing motion look any different than last year?16:30-How will Belichick split the reps for 4 QBs?20:00-Assessing what we saw from the Patriots WRsWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_EkJHBU3fRo

    Julio Jones watch and what to expect at Patriots OTA’s

    Play Episode Listen Later May 25, 2021 43:59

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down what it would cost the Patriots to acquire Julio Jones, and how he would fit in New England. Also, they breakdown what to expect at Patriots OTA’s.5:00-What to expect from OTA’s?13:00-Why Julio Jones makes all the sense in the world for the Patriots19:30-How would Julio Jones fit in the Patriots’ offense?26:00-If Patriots acquire Julio, is Cam the right guy to be QB?36:00-How similar is the Aaron Rodgers situation to Brady and the Patriots?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HuzHTm7VxFk

    NBC’s Fred Gaudelli on whether the Patriots are still a primetime draw

    Play Episode Listen Later May 21, 2021 54:24

    Tom Curran talks with Fred Gaudelli, Executive Producer of Sunday Night Football, about their ‘Decade of Sunday Nights’ bracket challenge. How many Patriots games made the list? Later, Phil Perry joins to discuss 15 Patriots questions that need answers.1:00-Fred Gaudelli on SNF’s ‘Decade of Sunday Nights’ bracket challenge6:00-Breaking down the Patriots’ plays from the last decade that made the list 21:00-Have the Patriots lost the interest of the nation with Brady gone?26:30-Gaudelli shares amazing story of famous player he caddied for at age 1529:30-15 Patriots questions that need answersWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_bx1a2WHzY0

    What does Brian Hoyer signing mean for Cam Newton and Mac Jones?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 18, 2021 34:25

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate how the signing of Brian Hoyer will impact the New England Patriots’ QB depth chart. Also, should we overanalyze Robert Kraft’s comments regarding Bill Belichick’s salary?1:30-Patriots re-sign Brian Hoyer; what does it mean for Mac Jones?5:30-Will Hoyer act as a QB coach for Mac Jones?9:30-Does this move put Cam or Stidham on the hot seat?19:30-What to make of Robert Kraft’s comments regarding Bill Belichick’s salaryWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/4dc_Dfs3GfI

    Chad Pennington: ‘Ideally’ Mac Jones follows the Patrick Mahomes plan

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2021 43:00

    Tom Curran talks with Chad Pennington about how he thinks the Patriots should handle the development of Mac Jones. Later, Phil Perry joins to give a game-by-game breakdown of the Patriots’ 2021 schedule.1:00-Chad Pennington on Mac Jones being compared to him4:30-Pennington on playing with Randy Moss in college; did it make him a better NFL QB?10:40-Pennington on the importance of developing a young NFL QB15:50-Pennington says Jones should follow Mahomes plan20:45-Curran and Perry break down the Patriots’ 2021 schedule, giving their wins and lossesWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/JfspFlAhmY8

    Slow and steady wins the race? Patriots offense not built for speed

    Play Episode Listen Later May 11, 2021 28:19


    Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry get into the Patriots need for speed and discuss if it's actually that important. They also continue the Cam Newton vs Mac Jones debate and talk about when the best time for the Patriots vs Bucs game is.2:00 - This Patriots offense is not fast... but do they care?11:00 - Is this offense a good fit for Mac Jones? 15:00 - Do the Patriots have the wide receiver talent they need to win?19:00 - Is this offense set up for Cam Newton to be the long-term quarterback?24:00 - When is the ideal time for the Patriots to face Tom Brady & the Bucs this season?


    Jets and Dolphins insiders on what the Patriots will face in AFC East

    Play Episode Listen Later May 6, 2021 34:06

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry are joined by Jets writer Bob Glauber and Dolphins writer Armando Salguero to get an idea of what the Patriots will be up against in the AFC East this season.2:55 - Bob Glauber of Newsday in New York joins Tom and Phil and addresses how the Jets can launch their rebuild with a new head coach and rookie quarterback Zach Wilson at the helm.9:45 - What are the strong points and the weak points on the Jets roster?18:13 - Does new head coach Robert Saleh have what it takes to succeed in his first season?21:00 - Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald joins the podcast to talk about why the Dolphins roster has so many fresh faces on it and what that means for Tua Tagovailoa.30:25 - Does Armando think the Patriots can recapture the AFC East this season? The trio discuss the link between Tagovailoa and Mac Jones.

    Matt Cassel on the Mac Jones vs. Cam Newton quarterback competition

    Play Episode Listen Later May 4, 2021 46:21

    Former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to give his take on New England selecting Mac Jones at No. 15 in the draft. The three discuss what exactly it will take for Jones to surpass Cam Newton as the starting quarterback in Foxboro.2:50 - Tom asks Matt and Phil at what point in the season they think Mac Jones will take over the starting QB role.11:40 - Matt gives his insight on where Jones will have to make adjustments as a rookie quarterback when it comes to pre-snap and run game play calling.22:22 - Addressing Mike Lombardi's comments about how Belichick will approach the QB battle.31:05 - Why are people criticizing the pick? Tom, Matt and Phil discuss Jones' skillset and compare him to other mid-first-round quarterbacks from the past.39:27 - Recalling stories about Belichick's mysterious advisor Ernie Adams after it was announced this was his final draft working with the Patriots.

    Grading the Patriots 2021 NFL Draft class; is the dynasty back on?!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2021 42:27

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their grades for the Patriots’ 2021 NFL Draft. What would they have liked the Patriots to do differently? Has the 3.0 version of the Patriots dynasty taken shape?4:00-Grades for the Patriots drafting Mac Jones16:30-Execution, player, and fit grades for Christian Barmore21:00-Should the Patriots have picked another position at #96?26:00-What could the Patriots have done differently?33:00-Which players are likely to be dealt this offseason?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/RcDmR3CkpnU

    Pats strengthen their front-seven adding Barmore and Perkins in NFL Draft

    Play Episode Listen Later May 1, 2021 13:55

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots selecting DT Christian Barmore and DE Ronnie Perkins during day 2 of the 2021 NFL Draft. How much has the Patriots’ defense improved this offseason?1:00-How much has the Patriots’ front-seven improved?2:30-What can we expect from Christian Barmore in year 1?5:30-Why taking a swing on Barmore is a good move by the Patriots7:30-What role will Ronnie Perkins have?11:00-What will the Patriots do on day 3 of the draft?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HtlpcO6bG8w

    Can Mac Jones beat out Cam Newton to be the Week 1 starter?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2021 24:20

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots selecting Mac Jones with the 15th overall pick in the NFL Draft. Did the Patriots prefer Jones over Fields? Also, what are the Patriots’ needs in the next rounds?1:00-Like, love, or hate the Mac Jones pick?4:00-Will the Patriots regret not moving up for Justin Fields?9:00-Jim Nagy compares Mac Jones to Tom Brady11:30-Did the Patriots think they had a shot at Mac Jones at #15?16:00-Is Mac Jones the Week 1 starter?18:00-What are the Patriots needs in rounds 2 & 3?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mNatT6wD_fg

    Has Rodney Harrison changed his mind on past Cam Newton fortunes?

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 27, 2021 30:17

    Tom Curran is joined by Patriots Hall of Famer Rodney Harrison to discuss New England's strategy heading into the draft. After that, Tom talks with Raynham, Mass. product and Northwestern University linebacker Blake Gallagher to talk about the challenges of his senior year and his expectations for the draft.2:10 - Rodney Harrison joins the podcast to circle back to his past take on Cam Newton. He also explains why the Patriots' priority should be acquiring Jimmy Garoppolo.5:10 - Harrison talks about some of his favorite players on both sides of the ball in the upcoming draft.8:50 - Does Rodney think Julian Edelman belongs in the Hall of Fame?12:16 - Tom is joined by Massachusetts native Blake Gallagher, who played linebacker all four seasons at Northwestern University. Gallagher discusses what the past year of his life has been like as a senior college football player.21:30 - Gallagher talks about the local support he's had from his Raynham community and spotlights some of the key players who stand out to him as the draft approaches.Watch every episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/krPRDLPEomg

    Thomas Dimitroff goes deep on the ’21 draft class and Patriots' approach

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 22, 2021 24:58

    Tom Curran talks with former NFL GM Thomas Dimitroff about the Patriots’ draft approach and whether the Patriots will be willing to pay the price to move up for a QB.1:15 - Thomas Dimitroff on how the Patriots build their draft board5:00 - Why Patriots' draft picks don't always match national grades and 'Big Boards'10:00 - Will five QBs really be selected in the Top 10 picks?13:45 - How will the Patriots approach their pick and can they trade up from the 15th pick?19:45 - What the final 24 hours are like for a GM on draft day

    A deep dive into Bill Belichick's draft strategy

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 20, 2021 42:20


    Tom Curran gives an in-depth explanation of Bill Belichick and the Patriots' 'stacks' drafting system. Later, he's joined by Phil Perry to discuss the depth of this year's draft class, New England's past picks and what optional OTAs might look like this season.0:40 - After hearing some draft comments from Michael Lombardi, Tom recalls and unpacks a past discussion with Bill Belichick about the Patriots unique draft strategy.11:51 - Phil Perry joins Tom to talk about Lombardi's comments about the Patriots strategy.20:45 - What are the 1A and 1B groups of top-tier players in the upcoming NFL Draft?25:00 - Tom looks back at where prominent Patriots players were taken in mock drafts compared to where they were drafted in the real thing.28:56 - Will players use the pandemic as an excuse to skip voluntary OTAs this season? Tom and Phil discuss the potential repercussions if this does occur.


    Belichick: The Patriots don’t really have a QB “type”

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 15, 2021 40:12

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Bill Belichick’s press conference, and break down what his answers might mean for the Patriots draft strategy. 1:00-After listening to Belichick, is Trey Lance a realistic option?3:00-Are the Patriots willing to adapt their style for a new QB?8:00-Would Belichick rather have Justin Fields or Mac Jones?10:30-How does Bill feel about the price tag of moving up in the draft?20:30-Belichick on the difficulty of scouting this yearWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qt6Z_o4bic4

    The intellectual dishonesty of the anti-Edelman argument

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 13, 2021 56:28

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Julian Edelman retiring and discuss some of their favorite moments from his career. How will the Patriots be able to fill his void on offense?2:00-Why Julian Edelman decided to retire now6:00-Highlighting some of the best moments from Edelman21:30-Who replaces Edelman’s role on the offense?35:00-Will the Patriots draft defense at 15?46:00-Tom & Phil fight over whether Patriots should move up in the draft for a QBWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1xDh6vniIs0

    Throwing guru Tom House says “Cam will be better” in ’21

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 8, 2021 40:32

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why it’s unlikely the Patriots move up in the draft for a QB. Also, legendary NFL throwing coach Tom House explains why he expects Cam Newton to be a more accurate passer this season.1:00-Would the Patriots really move up to get Fields or Lance at #4?13:30-Interview with QB throwing coach Tom House17:30-Can passing accuracy be taught?20:00-House on why he expects a better Cam Newton in 202125:00-House on the mechanics of Jarrett StidhamWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Egwh4G78O7s

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