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    Has Buffalo's window of AFC East dominance already closed?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 2, 2021 29:11

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel preview the Patriots' BIG game against the Bills. How much will the noise from the 'Bills Mafia' impact the game? 1:00-How much will the Buffalo crowd impact Monday's game?11:00-Who would you rather have, Mac Jones or Josh Allen?16:00-Will Mac Jones be a truck or a trailer for the Patriots?20:00-Does the Bills defense pose the biggest threat to the Patriots?23:30-How will Brian Daboll attack the Patriots defense?25:30-The impact of Kyle Dugger possibly missing the gameWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QbJ5OWBw1TYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Maclash! The rush is on to find Mac Jones' Achilles heel

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 30, 2021 43:30

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate whether critics are being too tough on Mac Jones' performance against the Titans. Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots' mindset after winning six straight. 1:00-Curran: Enough with the Maclash! Why is everyone being so hard on Mac?15:30-Josh McDaniels weighs in on Mac's performance against the Titans27:30-Is Mac having a better first year than Brady?33:30-Kyle Van Noy on the Patriots' mindset after winning six straightSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Have the Patriots proven they are the best team in the AFC?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 29, 2021 33:29

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 36-13 win over the Titans. Have the Patriots proven they are the best team in the AFC?1:00-Curran: The Patriots say what they'll do and do what they say4:00-Have the Patriots proven they are the best team in the AFC?8:20-Perry: Patriots' improvement in turning the ball over has been key13:45-How much did offseason self-scouting improve this 2021 Patriots team?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/eD0XZs5JNOgSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Titans' unraveling coming at perfect time for Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 24, 2021 27:53

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel break down the keys to the Patriots getting a win over the Tennessee Titans on Sunday. Also, Cassel shares some of his favorite stories about playing with Mike Vrabel including their "divorce" in Tennessee.1:00-Are the Titans a contender or pretender without Derrick Henry?3:00-Are you buying or selling Ryan Tannehill as a good QB?7:30-Is Mac Jones better than Ryan Tannehill?8:00-Did the Patriots dodge a bullet not going for Julio Jones?10:15-Breaking down the keys to the Patriots-Titans game19:30-Cassel shares stories about playing with VrabelWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/KEH6imGMMNkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    CHAOS IN THE AFC! Who's dead? Who's just sleeping?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 23, 2021 43:50

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry try to make sense of the chaos in the AFC, which teams are for real? Also, Tom sounds off on how fed up he is with Thanksgiving food takes.1:00-Curran vs Phil: Should Thanksgiving food takes be canceled?7:00-Would Josh McDaniels take the Bears job? If so, who would replace him?10:30-CHAOS IN THE AFC! Who's dead? Who's just sleeping?19:30-Will the Patriots' balance make them the most deadly in the playoffs?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/QaHjB79JREUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Aftermath: Patriots put the clamps on the Falcons

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 19, 2021 22:51

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 25-0 blowout win over the Atlanta Falcons. Just how dominant can the Patriots' defense be? What do the Patriots need to clean up before facing the Titans?0:30-Perry: This Patriots defense can be dangerous!3:30-What is the biggest factor in their defensive success?8:20-Who gets the defensive game ball in win over the Falcons?12:30-Grading Mac Jones' performance against the Falcons20:00-What do the Patriots need to clean up before facing the Titans?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/B8CP0MxQ14oSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is this Belichick's best yet? Did luck or design land Mac in New England?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 16, 2021 37:50

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry preview the Patriots-Falcons matchup, is there any concern the Falcons can steal a win on a short week? Also, where does this season rank in Bill Belichick's best seasons?1:00-Heated debate: Where does this season rank in Bill Belichick's best coaching seasons?13:00-How Mac Jones has helped Patriots fans get over Tom Brady20:30-Get to know the 2021 Atlanta Falcons31:00-Do the Falcons have too many issues to be a threat to the Patriots?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/DnDvcep_IOASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How a Patriots defensive tweak set stage for Mac Jones' attack

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 15, 2021 39:24

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 45-7 win over the Browns. How was the Patriots' defense able to shut down Baker Mayfield and the Browns' offense? Mac Jones continues to impress; is he even better than we realized?1:00-Have the Patriots proven they are a legit contender?5:00-What did the Patriots' defense do to shut down the Browns offense?11:00-It's time to stop waiting for Mac Jones to turn into a pumpkin15:00-Is Mac Jones' ceiling even higher than we anticipated?21:00-Who deserves more credit, Mac Jones or the Patriots' system?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/A7TKo5Ho8sUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What will be the Patriots' Achilles' heel in 2021?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 11, 2021 35:13

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel preview the Browns-Patriots matchup. They also debate what will be the Patriots' Achilles' heel in 2021. Matt Cassel also shares stories of some of the scariest defenders he went up against in the NFL.1:00-Are the Patriots only one player away from being a Super Bowl contender?2:40-What will be the Patriots' Achilles' heel in 2021? 7:45-How will the Patriots attack the Browns defense?14:00-Would you rather have Baker Mayfield or Mac Jones for the next seven years?19:45-Cassel to Brian Burns: 'Get over it!'24:00-King in his Cassel: Who's the scariest defender Matt ever faced?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BONhNyAReFcSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Hot button Tuesday: Who will be the Bill Belichick's successor?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 9, 2021 49:31

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry coming at ya with a “hot button Tuesday” pod! Who would you like to see eventually succeed Bill Belichick as head coach?2:30-Quick Slants poll: Who would you like to see eventually succeed Bill Belichick as head coach?13:00-Mac Jones offers explanation for “dirty” play 19:30-What should the Patriots do about the looming J.C. Jackson situation?24:00-Bill Belichick fires back at Stephon Gilmore 39:30-Kyle Van Noy on win over Panthers, mindset facing the Browns Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/v_iJ4vBGO5sSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Aftermath: Patriots' win over Panthers sparks optimism and concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 8, 2021 43:45


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 24-6 win over the Panthers. What has been the key to the defensive success? Does Mac Jones deserve the heat he's getting for twisting Brian Burns' ankle?1:00-Curran: Patriots proved they can beat teams with only one engine4:00-Perry: Patriots' ability to adapt on defense has led to success22:00-What to make of Mac Jones' up-and-down day25:30-Debating whether Mac Jones twisting Brian Burns' ankle was a dirty play 30:00-AFC East is open for business!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Attack or avoid? How should Patriots deal with Stephon Gilmore?

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 4, 2021 38:34

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel preview the Patriots-Panthers matchup; how much will Stephon Gilmore impact the game? Also, the debut of your new favorite segment “King in the Cassel”1:30-Attack or avoid? How should Patriots deal with Gilmore?6:30-Does this have the potential to be a let-down game for the Patriots?8:30-Why has Sam Darnold struggled in his NFL career?15:30-Reaction to Aaron Rodgers missing Sunday's game due to COVID23:00-Any concern Mac Jones is hitting the rookie wall?29:30-Debut of “King in the Cassel”Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YERVZP7B0AsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots standing pat at trade deadline sends a message

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 2, 2021 33:12

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots making no moves at the trade deadline. What message does that send about the confidence in their team? Also, Kyle Van Noy stops by to discuss the win over Chargers and facing Stephon Gilmore.1:00-What does the Patriots inactivity at the deadline tell you about their confidence in their team?4:30-Will the Patriots regret not trading for a cornerback?7:00-Reaction to Deshaun Watson not being traded17:20-Assessing the contenders in the AFC, does anybody scare you?24:00-Kyle Van Noy on win over Chargers, and facing Stephon GilmoreWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/-6bs2mJHNiUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How the Patriots changed the story of their season

    Play Episode Listen Later Nov 1, 2021 34:30

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' big 27-24 win over the Chargers. How can the Patriots build off this momentum?1:00-Curran: The Patriots are what they said they were6:00-What should Bill Belichick be most optimistic about after this win?8:30-Perry: Patriots have proven the ability to have a good game plan on defense 19:00-Second-guessing some of the Patriots' decisions26:00-Which Patriots player's stock is on the rise?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qfunYlt0WlcSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Should Chargers outcome determine Patriots trade deadline approach?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 28, 2021 28:45

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel break down the Patriots upcoming matchup against the Chargers. Is this a must win game? Will a loss impact whether the Patriots are buyers or sellers at the trade deadline?1:00-How good is Justin Herbert? Why was Tua drafted ahead of him?8:00-Re-draft: would you take Herbert over Burrow?11:30-Assessing how the Patriots match up against the Chargers16:30-Is this a must-win game? Or is the path still intact with a loss?22:00-Should the Patriots be buyers at the trade deadline?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/FbcaGn5ZSosSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots ID in focus and why trading Stephon Gilmore still makes sense

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 26, 2021 47:53

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate whether there are leadership issues on the Patriots. Also, Kyle Van Noy breaks down what fueled the Patriots' defensive performance against the Jets. 1:30-Are there leadership issues in Foxboro?15:00-How much credit does Josh McDaniels get for Mac Jones' development?23:30-Realistic trade targets for help at cornerback30:30-Assessing the contenders and pretenders in the AFC38:20-Kyle Van Noy on what fueled the Patriots' defense on SundayWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/k00ZM4RpIsQSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Aftermath: Protection propels Patriots' “Mac attack”

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 25, 2021 37:59

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 54-13 win over the Jets. How can the Patriots carry the offensive momentum into next game? How will losing Jonathan Jones for the season impact the defense?2:20-Offensive line protection propels “Mac attack” 6:00-Will Josh McDaniels draw head coaching interest from teams around the NFL?12:00-Jonathan Jones out for the season; how will it impact the defense?16:00-Will the Patriots regret trading Stephon Gilmore?26:30-Making the case for Mac Jones being the NFL Offensive ROY over Ja'Marr Chase See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    It is what it's not? Slow-starting Patriots keep saying their time will come

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 21, 2021 41:11

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel discuss whether or not they think the Patriots are a “good” 2-4 team. Also, they give their picks on what other QBs in the league they would rather have over Mac Jones.1:00-Daily affirmations from Foxboro: Are the Patriots a good 2-4 team?8:00-Do the Patriots have a problem with players that are "situationally dumb?"11:30-Perry: These five players need to step up now for the Patriots14:00-Cassel reflects on his time playing with Jonnu Smith, and why he hasn't been utilized better in New England24:30-FUN GAME: Which other QBs would you rather have than Mac Jones?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/iV_07DQ2WwYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Josh McDaniels puts fourth down decisions in focus

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 19, 2021 43:32

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Josh McDaniels' comments regarding the Patriots decision to punt on fourth-and-3. Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the OT loss and the positive progress the Patriots are making.1:30-We're still talking fourth-and-3, because we aren't over it9:20-Making the case for the Patriots' offense to throw the ball more13:30-Josh McDaniels addresses the decision not to go for it34:20-Kyle Van Noy on loss to Cowboys, Patriots mindset moving forwardSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots coaching staff has to figure out who their team really is

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 18, 2021 35:44

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 35-29 OT loss to the Cowboys. Which plays should be second-guessed? Should the Patriots put more trust in Mac Jones?1:00-Perry: The offense let the Patriots down against the Cowboys4:00-Curran: Patriots need to take the training wheels off of Mac Jones6:00-Patriots coaching staff has to figure out who their team really is9:30-Second-guessing the Patriots decision not to go for it on fourth-and-316:00-How much has the absence of Stephon Gilmore hurt the Patriots defense?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/LIMq_xLyPE0See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Pats-Cowboys puts Kraft-Jones in spotlight

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 14, 2021 42:39

    Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel are discussing the tangled legacies of Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones, plus they're breaking down the Patriots-Cowboys matchup1:00 – Examining the intertwined legacies of Robert Kraft and Jerry Jones13:30 – How do the Cowboys look as the Patriots prepare to face them?18:00 – Are the Patriots good enough to play man defense?25:00 – Breaking down Patriots' inability to push the ball downfield30:30 – At what point to the Patriots “cut bait” on certain offensive playsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How much faith do you have in the Patriots fixing their problems?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 12, 2021 41:34

    Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Sunday's comeback win over the Houston Texans, hear some interesting comments from Josh McDaniels and Jerod Mayo, react to Darrelle Revis saying he didn't like playing for the Patriots (despite winning a ring), and Kyle Van Noy looks ahead to Sunday's tough match-up against the Dallas Cowboys.4:30 Josh McDaniels is asked about his playcalling, and the offense in general12:15 Jerod Mayo on whether defensive breakdowns can be fixed17:00 Has Belichick's coaching style changed over the years?23:45 Mayo on the challenges the Cowboys present on offense28:30 Tom & Phil react to comments from Darrelle Revis about not enjoying his time in New England32:15 Kyle Van Noy joins Tom on Quick Slants to talk about the team's slow starts36:35 Van Noy weighs in on Revis' comments40:30 Van Noy on DallasSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Narrow win vs. Texans? Why aren't Patriots getting better

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 11, 2021 32:09

    Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry are breaking down the win over the Texans. They discuss why the Patriots are making so many uncharacteristic mistakes on the field, the issues with the CB position and how Mac Jones fared in Week 51:00 - Are the Patriots just not a good team anymore?6:30 - Why are the Patriots making so many uncharacteristic mistakes?18:00 - Why Phil's biggest concern right now is the CB position25:00 - How did Mac Jones do vs. Texans?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Going deep on the Stephon Gilmore deal, and could there be trouble in Texas?

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 7, 2021 28:29

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel react to the Patriots trading Stephon Gilmore to the Panthers. Could the Patriots have got more in return? Also, they break down the Patriots-Texans matchup. 1:00-Where does Gilmore rank on the list of Belichickian stunners?8:00-How big of an issue is the depth of the Patriots' secondary?10:00-How much are the Patriots willing to pay to keep J.C. Jackson?18:30-Any concern that the Patriots' line issues will impact getting a win against the Texans?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Go60SF5uArESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Mac Jones shouldn't have to carry the load

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 5, 2021 48:38

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry try to make sense of the Patriots' running game woes. How can the Patriots get their run game back on track and take some pressure off Mac Jones?1:00-Why are the Patriots having issues in the run game?8:30-Was Cam Newton the reason for the consistent run game last season?19:00-You can't keep punishing Stevenson and Taylor, right?!39:00-Interview with Kyle Van NoySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Aftermath: The night Tom Brady officially became an ex-Patriot

    Play Episode Listen Later Oct 4, 2021 37:50


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 19-17 loss to the Buccaneers. How can the Patriots build off their improvements and eliminate their mistakes?2:30-The night Tom Brady officially became an ex-Patriot5:00-Perry: Mac Jones proves the Patriots have their QB of the future15:00-Patriots' offseason acquisitions starting to make an impact, but what's their ceiling?17:00-How costly were the Patriots' mistakes, and how can they fix them?21:30-Was kicking the field goal the right call?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rMVPIRo8Dk8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Love In! To get into Brady's head, Patriots need to go through his heart

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 30, 2021 26:52


    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel preview the Patriots-Buccaneers matchup. Is pulling on Brady's heart strings the best way for the Patriots to gain an advantage on Sunday?1:50-Is Belichick taking shots at Brady for taking the Patriots' offense to Tampa?5:30-How can the Patriots' defense slow down the Buccaneers' offense?11:00-Who has the advantage: Brady or Belichick?13:00-Does Bill regret not sticking with Brady for longer?18:00-Is there a competitive advantage to playing with Brady's emotions about returning?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/6Bx1yTESE58See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The inside story of Tom Brady's first humble New England home

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 29, 2021 16:32


    Tom Curran talks with Tom Brady's former roommates, David Nugent and Chris Eitzmann, about the condo they shared in 2000. What was the mindset of a young Tom Brady, and did his roommates think he would go on to have such a successful NFL career? Also, how competitive was Tom when it came to the ‘Tecmo bowl' tournaments they had?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    How much will the heat of Brady spotlight impact Mac Jones?

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 28, 2021 40:03


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate how Mac Jones will handle the return of Tom Brady this Sunday. Also, Charlie Weis reflects on Tom Brady replacing Drew Bledsoe, and his early impressions of Mac.1:00-What's Tom Brady's mindset heading into his return to Gillette?7:00-How can Mac Jones stay focused and avoid the distraction of Brady?15:20-Charlie Weis recalls Tom Brady replacing Drew Bledsoe22:20-Weis on the confidence he saw in a young Tom Brady27:20-Weis' impressions of Mac Jones so farWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mhzyUGWxDSwSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    With Tom Brady returning, it's a bad time for the Patriots to be a bad team

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 27, 2021 60:40


    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down what went wrong for the Patriots against the Saints, and whether it can be fixed. Later, Scott Pioli discusses his time with Tom Brady and the Patriots.1:00-Curran: The scary part for the Patriots is the kind of mistakes and who is making them3:30-Perry: When can we expect the offensive line issues to be fixed?11:30-Why have the WRs and TEs lacked separation?19:30-Reaction to Belichick's comments that it was Brady's option to leave32:00-Scott Pioli discusses his time with the Patriots and the rise of Tom BradyWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Xf7AaU0WFOcSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Matt Cassel: No reason to sweat Mac Jones lack of deep throws

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 23, 2021 27:18


    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel break down the Patriots-Saints matchup, do the Patriots have the clear upper hand? Also, Alex Guererro explains the methods he uses to keep Tom Brady performing at a high level at the age of 44.1:30-Last time Patriots saw Jameis Winston was 2017, how much has he changed as a QB?3:30-With the Saints depleted with injuries, is this a must win for the Patriots? 7:00-Cassel: More important for Mac to be consistent now, downfield throws will come14:30-Alex Guerrero explains the methods he uses to keep Tom Brady playing his best at 44Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MOb7h8o2GJUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    Does Tom Brady Senior feel vindication? “Damn right”

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 21, 2021 41:51


    Tom Curran talks with Tom Brady Sr about Tom's return to New England, and how he feels about how his son's departure went down. Later, Phil Perry on when Mac Jones will stretch the ball down the field and Kyle Van Noy on the upcoming matchup against the Saints. 3:30-Tom Brady Sr discusses his son's departure and return to Foxboro14:00-Brady's a Buc, Patriots have their QB of the future…has it all worked out?21:30-Mac Jones and Josh McDaniels address stretching the ball downfield31:30-Interview with Kyle Van Noy Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E-qjvX7K0HASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.


    The Aftermath: Good, bad, and the ugly from Patriots' win over Jets

    Play Episode Listen Later Sep 20, 2021 33:20

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the good, bad and the ugly from the Patriots' 25-6 win over the New York Jets.1:00-Why you should be optimistic about the Patriots fixing their errors4:00-How long until the Patriots' offense tries to push the ball downfield more?16:00-The good and the bad from the Patriots on Sunday28:30-Is there cause for concern with the Patriots' run game?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/sBy9BZLEZHkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    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.

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