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    Patriots offensive coaching plan takes shape. Kinda.

    Play Episode Listen Later May 24, 2022 23:22

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their first Patriots OTA observations and break down what we've learned about the Patriots offensive coaching plans. 1:00-Bill Belichick's comments on play calling duties6:30-Does it make the most sense to have Belichick run the offense?11:00-Is there still an audition for OC going on?15:30-First impressions of Mac Jones17:30-What stood out on the defensive side at OTAs?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0nSf0RTSMCwSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Has negativity of Patriots coverage become a negative or is it all warranted?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 19, 2022 43:57

    Tom Curran talks with Erik Scalavino of Patriots.com about his 16-year career with the Patriots. They discuss whether the concerns over coaching titles is being overblown, and give their best impressions of Patriots players throughout the years. 1:00-Erik details his 16-year career with the Patriots13:30-Has negativity of Patriots coverage become a negative or is it all warranted?30:00-Were the penalties in 2021 due to bad coaching or bad talent?33:00-Ranking the five-best players under 30 on the Patriots36:30-Erik gives his best impressions of Patriots playersWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/YiPFvRBiQw0See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots coaching plan of attack should be a concern for Mac Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later May 17, 2022 22:23

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry try to make sense of the Patriots' unclear coaching staff situation. What roles will Joe Judge and Matt Patricia have? Are the Patriots putting Mac Jones in a position to succeed?1:00-Reaction to Patriots' unclear coaching staff situation4:30-Are the Patriots putting Mac Jones in a position to succeed?9:30-Predicting who will call the plays on offense14:00-Will Belichick regret not giving out titles?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/F43uQdFeygoSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Fred Gaudelli weighs in on Tom Brady's booth potential, plus reacting to the Patriots 2022 schedule

    Play Episode Listen Later May 13, 2022 31:34

    Tom Curran is joined by Thursday Night Football executive producer Fred Gaudelli to discuss the recent announcement that Tom Brady will join FOX Sports after he retires, the impact of the ongoing announcer frenzy on viewership and what new innovations Fred thinks are on the horizon to enhance the fan viewing experience. Then, Tom and Phil Perry break down the just released Patriots 2022 schedule. 1:00- Fred shares his reaction to the Tom Brady-FOX Sports news and explains why he'd be “very surprised” if Brady isn't good as a commentator eventually6:35- Will these huge announcer/ commentator deals move the needle on viewership at all?8:25- What new innovations are on the horizon to make the viewing experience better?11:40- Is the 2022 season, in terms of storylines, the best the league has had in decades?13:50- Tom and Phil break down the Patriots 2022 schedule and make their ‘way-too-early' predictions for the team's final recordSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Ranking the best 2022 road trips for Patriots fans

    Play Episode Listen Later May 10, 2022 43:14

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the news that Tom Brady will join Fox Sports as their lead analyst after his playing career is over before diving into Nelson Agholor's comments on being more comfortable in the Patriots system in year 2 and ranking their top trip destinations for Patriots fans looking to see the team on the road in 2022. 1:00- Reacting to the Tom Brady-Fox Sports deal. What does it mean and will Brady be any good at it?14:30- Can Nelson Agholor really make a leap in the Patriots system in year 2?18:50- Do the Patriots have too many wide receivers? Who's on the losing end of targets from Mac Jones next season?22:35- Tom and Phil rank their top trip destinations for Patriots fans based on the team's 2022 road scheduleWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E6noqLnwqaASee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Who should the Patriots consider from the current crop of free agents?

    Play Episode Listen Later May 5, 2022 31:08

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate who the Patriots should consider adding in free agency. What would be the best route to clear cap space? Also, are we starting to feel better about the Tyquan Thornton pick?5:00-Ranking possible free agent fits at the Edge/DL position13:00-Do you have confidence in Cole Strange being a Week 1 starter?18:00-Should the Patriots be shopping for a linebacker?24:00-Best way to clear cap in one fell swoop would be trading Nelson Aghlolor28:30-Starting to feel better about the Tyquan Thornton pickFollow the podcast here: https://link.chtbl.com/I4lb7OeySee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Kay Adams: Leave Cole Strange alone!

    Play Episode Listen Later May 3, 2022 36:26

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry recap the Patriots' draft and break down the reasoning behind each pick. Later, Kay Adams explains why she is a HUGE fan of the Patriots drafting Cole Strange. 1:00-Phil Perry gives the WHY on each Patriots draft pick11:30-How many draft picks will make significant contributions in 2022?15:00-Projecting the Patriots' depth chart22:00-Kay Adams: Leave Cole Strange alone!Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/EBfaRnUlQ2MSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots keep swinging on day 2 of the NFL Draft and may have hit a home run

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 30, 2022 22:18

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots second and third round selections in the NFL Draft. What can the Patriots expect from WR Tyquan Thornton and CB Marcus Jones? :30-Getting to know Tyquan Thornton 4:00-Could the Patriots have got Thornton on day 3?11:30-Why Marcus Jones is good Patriots fit17:00-What do we want to see the Patriots do on day 3?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/amPuKI1ZwBsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Trying to make sense of the Patriots STRANGE first round pick

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 29, 2022 28:34

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots selecting Cole Strange with the 29th overall pick in the 2022 NFL draft.:30-Did the Patriots reach for Cole Strange?2:30-Were the Patriots actually targeting a player that went from #21-28?6:00-What's the ceiling for Strange?19:00-Grading the picks from the rest of the AFC21:00-What to expect from the Patriots in the second roundSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    What the Patriots should do in a 'can't miss' draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 26, 2022 34:53

    As the 2022 NFL Draft looms, Tom Curran and Phil Perry are breaking down what the Patriots should do in the first three rounds and discussing whether they'll try to trade up. Plus, Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk joins Tom to talk about his book, why he thinks the NFL Draft needs to change and how chaotic the first round could be this year.1:00 - Looking ahead to the NFL Draft, could the Patriots trade up?4:45 - What SHOULD the Patriots do in the first three rounds of the draft?20:30 - Mike Florio joins the podcast23:00 - Will there ever be a change in the way players are drafted to NFL teams?27:00 - How chaotic could the first round of the NFL Draft be this year?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Chris Simms on Belichick's legacy and WRs for Patriots in the draft

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 19, 2022 15:43

    Tom Curran talks with Chris Simms about how Bill Belichick's legacy will be impacted by his post-Brady career. They also discuss what WR weapons the Patriots could get in the draft to help maximize Mac Jones in Year 2.2:30-What impact will Belichick's post-Brady career have on his legacy?6:30-Concerns for Mac Jones' development after Josh McDaniels departure9:00-Does Mac have enough weapons on offense? Who can they add in the draft?11:45-How does the future of Baker Mayfield and Jimmy G impact teams drafting a QB in the draft?Follow the podcast here: https://youtu.be/kkWuAJNBBtYSee 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 Alabama products who could be Patriots

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 14, 2022 17:16

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry talk with Mike Rodak from AL.com about which Alabama players in the draft would be good fits for the Patriots. Will the Patriots draft offense or defense with their first-round pick? 1:00-Put your money where your mouth is! Will Patriots draft offense or defense at 21?6:30-Mike Rodak breaks down how LB Christian Harris would fit into the Patriots' defense8:30-WR debate: John Metchie or Slade Bolden?11:00-What would the Patriots be getting in DB Jalyn Armour-Davis?13:00-Why didn't the Patriots go after Bill O'Brien for OC?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/bcz6jKOSCkkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Talking life, health, and Patriots with Jeff Howe of The Athletic

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 12, 2022 46:39

    Tom Curran talks with Jeff Howe about his recent health battle. They also debate who deserves to be inducted into the Patriots Hall of Fame, and evaluate the Patriots' biggest needs heading into the draft. 1:00-Howe details his recent health battle18:30-Patriots Hall of Fame nominee debate: Making the case for Welker and Parcells32:00-Evaluating the Patriots' biggest need heading into the draft36:30-Can the Patriots build through the draft the way the Bills have?44:00-Pair Mac Jones with Jameson Williams or John Metchie!Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/efbhl58fl4oSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    A 28-minute blizzard of rapid fire Patriots pre-draft analysis

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 7, 2022 29:02

    Tom Curran talks with Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald about the three things we cannot stop worrying about with this Patriots team. Callahan also breaks down the Patriots' biggest position needs, and which players he loves in the draft.1:30-Three reasons the Patriots might be better than we think8:00-Three things we can't stop worrying about with the Patriots11:30-Do the Patriots have anyone who intimidate opposing coaches?15:30-Ranking the Patriots' biggest position needs19:00-Three players Callahan loves in the draftWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/W7k0PVchXT4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How adding DeVante Parker impacts future Patriots plans

    Play Episode Listen Later Apr 5, 2022 22:38

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down how the addition of DeVante Parker will impact the Patriots future plans. Also, Mike Tannenbaum discusses the potential of Parker, and whether the Patriots or the Dolphins have a brighter future. 1:00-How adding DeVante Parker impacts future Patriots plans11:00-Ranking the Patriots biggest needs17:45-Mike Tannenbaum on the potential of Parker 21:00-Who has the edge: Patriots or Dolphins?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VnaJuYeuj0cSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is Tom Brady the bad guy for flexing muscles in Tampa?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 31, 2022 33:13

    Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry are sharing their thoughts on Bruce Arian's retirement, the role Tom Brady may have played in it and whether Robert Kraft is playing a dangerous game with Bill Belichick. They also react to Rich Ohrnberger's comments on the Brady-Arians situation.1:00 - Thoughts on the timeline of the Tom Brady return/ Bruce Arians retirement in Tampa9:30 - What caused the supposed rift between Tom Brady and Bruce Arians?17:30 - Do you have a problem with Tom Brady using his power to get what he wants in Tampa?22:00 - Did Robert Kraft turn the heat up on Bill Belichick with his comments this week?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Robert Kraft keeps the heat turned up at NFL owners meetings

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 29, 2022 27:20

    Robert Kraft keeps the heat turned up at NFL owners meetingsTom Curran and Phil Perry react to Robert Kraft's comments from his media availability. How bothered is he by the Patriots not winning a playoff game in three years? Does he believe the Patriots can be true contenders this season?1:00-Does Robert Kraft have high expectations for this season?3:30-Highlights from Kraft's media availability14:30-What happens if this season doesn't go as well as Kraft expects?22:30-What to expect from Jabrill PeppersWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/dybUjiQQ0ZYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Have the Patriots improved this offseason? Bill Belichick tells all

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 28, 2022 26:12

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Bill Belichick's first time meeting with the media this offseason. Does Bill Belichick think the Patriots have improved this offseason? What's the plan with the coaching staff?1:00-Does Bill Belichick believe the Patriots have gotten better since last year?4:00-Coaching staff plans following the loss of Josh McDaniels11:30-What are the Patriots working on now?16:00--What's your greater concern, the talent or the coaching?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/0KLFKFZ_5EUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Where do the Patriots stack up in the AFC East post-Tyreek Hill?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 24, 2022 33:59

    The band is back together! Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel discuss where the Patriots rank in the AFC East now that the Dolphins have acquired Tyreek Hill. 1:00-Where do the Patriots stack up in the AFC East post-Tyreek Hill?3:00-Weighing the advantage of having Bill Belichick12:00-Evaluating the concern for Mac Jones' development in 202217:00-Do the Patriots need to draft a CB to get faster on defense?22:00-Why are the Patriots not shopping for players like Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams?26:00-How can the Patriots utilize Jonnu Smith more next year?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/G3vu23NTw1USee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Former NFL GM Rick Spielman gives his take on what the Patriots plan is

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 22, 2022 36:22

    Tom Curran talks with former Vikings GM, Rick Spielman, about the team-building approaches around the NFL. He discusses the lack of activity by the Patriots in free agency, and why he expects a Year 2 leap from last year's additions.2:00-Is there a philosophical change around the NFL? Are draft picks less valued and salary cap less feared?7:00-Should we expect a Year 2 improvement from last season's free agent additions on the Patriots?12:00-Should Patriots' fans be losing trust in Bill Belichick?13:30-Is the cap...crap?22:00-Spielman on the optimistic future for Mac30:00-What goes on behind the scenes when the Browns decided to acquire Deshaun Watson?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/mrRWqIJw780See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Free agency winners and losers with PFF's Steve Palazzolo

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 17, 2022 36:05

    Tom Curran talks with PFF's Steve Palazzolo, who gives his winners and losers in free agency. Later, Phil Perry joins to break down which Patriots fits are still available in free agency. 4:00-Steve Palazzolo on winners and losers in free agency 7:00-The impact of Von Miller going to the Bills 4:00-What's the future for Deshaun Watson and Baker Mayfield?14:30-How do the Patriots get more out of Jonnu Smith?26:30-Phil Perry breaks down which Patriots fits are still availableWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/HHn9f9xsLukSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Which tall WRs and plug-and-play corners are the Patriots chasing?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 21:47

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' biggest needs in free agency and give their "wish list" for the Patriots. Which position is a higher priority, WR or CB? 1:00-Devin McCourty is back and it's the right move!4:00-Realistic WR options in free agency for the Patriots7:00-Would JuJu Smith-Schuster be a good fit for the Patriots?9:00-Is CB a bigger need than WR for the Patriots?23:00-How big of a concern is the LB position?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/aIwuvSEModkSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tom Brady orders up one more round!

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 14, 2022 16:43

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Tom Brady deciding to unretire and return to the Buccaneers next season. Does Brady deserve criticism for changing his mind? 1:00-Brady's return...we ALL knew it was coming!5:30-Is there a chance Brady plays somewhere other than Tampa?11:30-Was this Brady's plan all along?14:30-Are the Bucs a Super Bowl contender now that Brady is back?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/9sSYz-E_7MYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Schottenheimer says don't underestimate OC importance for Mac Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 10, 2022 30:58

    Tom Curran talks with Brian Schottenheimer about how the loss of Josh McDaniels might impact Mac Jones' development in Year 2. They also discuss how Russel Wilson and Carson Wentz will fit in with their new teams. 2:00-How will Russel Wilson fit in with the Broncos?5:30-Is Carson Wentz salvageable in Washington?10:30-What's stopping Jimmy Garoppolo from being a top 10 QB?16:30-What was the most impressive part of Mac's rookie season?20:30-Don't underestimate OC importance for Mac Jones27:30-How important is it for there to be one voice calling the plays for Mac?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Z5nlvktT878See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots seem to be clearing the way for young leadership

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 8, 2022 43:18

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss how the release of Kyle Van Noy will impact the Patriots' defense next season. Which young players will step up and become leaders of this team? Also, would Robby Anderson be a good fit or should they target a WR in the draft?3:00-The impact of losing Kyle Van Noy6:00-Which young players will step up and be leaders on this team?14:30-Making the case to bring back James White17:30-Could Bill Belichick call the offensive plays?24:00-Can Patriots transition from a man defense to zone?30:00-What to make of the Patriots interest in Robby Anderson35:00-Would Arkansas WR Treylon Burks be a good pick at 21?See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How important is it for the Patriots to keep Devin McCourty in 2022?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 3, 2022 43:00

    1:00- Henry and Khari share how they got into the business and covering the Patriots6:10- How concerning is the Patriots' offensive coaching situation and how big a role will Bill Belichick have in Mac Jones' development next year?18:05- Breaking down the potential outcomes of the J.C. Jackson situation26:00- How important is it for the Patriots to bring back Devin McCourty in 2022?33:30- What is going on with the Patriots and the top wide receivers in this year's draft? Are they planning to draft a big name for Mac?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/BwYcRds2b_8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Is J.C. Jackson a must-have for the Patriots or a luxury item?

    Play Episode Listen Later Mar 1, 2022 28:31

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss the future of J.C. Jackson with the Patriots, should the team place the franchise tag on the cornerback or can they afford to let him walk? Also, the two break down some of the potential wide receivers the Patriots may decide to draft this year, and what on earth is going on with the coaching staff. 1:00- Is J.C. Jackson a luxury item at $17M a year?8:20- How do they replace Jackson if he leaves?14:30- How good is this year's wide receiver draft class?19:05- Breaking down the Patriots' limited contingent at the NFL Combine, and is this really their final coaching staff for next season?Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/lLmoqXpKgusSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How dire is the Patriots situation at offensive tackle?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 17, 2022 47:16

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry talk about the state of the Patriots' offensive line. The Athletic's Bob Sturm breaks down his “2022 NFL Super Bowl era franchise rankings.” Lastly, JT The Brick discusses Raider Nation's reaction to Josh McDaniels. 1:00-Assessing the state of the Patriots' offensive line12:30-Enough with the “Patriots need a new QB” talk!16:00-Bob Sturm's 2022 NFL Super Bowl era franchise rankings25:00-Where does Tom Brady rank as his own franchise?42:00-JT the Brick on Raiders reaction to Josh McDanielsWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/VKapmcfHrg4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Patriots coaching staff attrition continues. What's the plan?

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 15, 2022 21:41

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate what's next for the Patriots coaching staff. If Bill O'Brien is not the next offensive coordinator, who will it be? Also, did the Super Bowl teach us that Mac Jones needs a new weapon?2:00-What did Patriots fans learn from the Super Bowl?6:30-What's Belichick's plan as the Patriots' coaching staff attrition continues?12:30-If the Patriots don't get Bill O'Brien, what's the plan?15:00-Should we be worried about Belichick's lack of a clear plan?19:30-Super Bowl taught us that Mac needs a new weaponWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/AauxCPDAHyQSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Julian Edelman wouldn't be surprised by a Tom Brady comeback

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 10, 2022 16:48

    Tom E. Curran sits down with former Patriots wide receiver Julian Edelman in Beverly Hills while out at the Super Bowl in Los Angeles. Edelman talks about life after football, Tom Brady's recent retirement, and the current state of the Patriots.:45 Edelman talks about how tough it is to repeat, and whether he fully appreciated all of the special moments4:00 What life after football has been like, and his transition to television on "Inside the NFL", plus how much does he miss playing?8:10 Was Edelman surprised by Tom Brady's retirement?10:30 Was there a consideration to play in Tampa Bay with Brady & Gronk?12:00 Julian speculates on whether he feels Brady is truly retired, or may we see a comeback13:30 His view of the Patriots, Jakobi Meyers, and Mac Jones leading the next generationWATCH on YOUTUBESee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Jerod Mayo responds to Rodney Harrison's comments about the Patriots defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 9, 2022 14:54

    Tom Curran is joined by Patriots linebackers coach Jerod Mayo to discuss his experience interviewing for head coaching openings and what the team's defense needs to do to stop the league's elite quarterbacks. Mayo also responds to, and pushes back on Rodney Harrison's comments that the Patriots defense wasn't toughen enough last season. 2:15- Mayo responds to Rodney Harrison's comments about the Patriots defense 7:25- What role do coaches play in making sure a player is ‘ready' for a game?9:50- Mayo shares his experience interviewing for head coaching positions and his thoughts on the frustrations of Black coaches12:15- Who is actually in charge of the Patriots defense?13:15- What do the Patriots need to do defensively to stack up against the NFL's elite QBs and offenses? Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TLzaZk-aigISee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The poison of DEFLATEGATE still lives in the NFL's system

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 8, 2022 26:43

    Tom Curran is joined by Mike Florio of Pro Football Talk and NBC Sports to discuss his new book, “Playmakers: How the NFL Really Works (and Doesn't)”. Florio shares some previously unknown information about the league's ‘Deflategate' investigation as well as offering his thoughts on Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL. 3:10- Florio shares new details on the origins of ‘Deflategate', including the source of the infamous “11 of 12 footballs…” report9:20- What ever happened to the data the NFL collected on football PSI levels during the 2015 season?15:25- Grading Roger Goodell's tenure as NFL commissioner19:50- Florio shares his thoughts on the Brian Flores' lawsuit and how he'd solve the issues with NFL ownership and governorship Watch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ujIwEPRMm6sSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Rodney Harrison laments the softness of the Patriots defense

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 19:15

    Tom Curran is joined by Rodney Harrison to discuss Mac Jones' rookie season, what the Patriots need to do to improve on defense and Tom Brady's ‘snub' of the Patriots in his retirement announcement. Rodney also shares his thoughts on Brian Flores' decision to sue the NFL and how the league needs to address the issue.1:00- Rodney shares his thoughts on Mac Jones and what he needs to do to improve entering year two2:55- What do the Patriots need to do to toughen up on defense?6:25- Rodney shares his thoughts on the Brian Flores situation and how the league needs to address it directly, starting at the ownership level12:35- Rodney pushes back on Patriots fans who feel slighted by Tom Brady not mentioning them or the Patriots in his retirement announcement15:35- Rodney explains why the lack of Black head coaches and executives in the NFL is so hurtful and upsettingWatch the full episode on YouTube: https://youtu.be/m8opk1GQMHQSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Touchdown in L.A. Setting the stage for Super Bowl week

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 7, 2022 22:28

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry pod by the pool down in L.A. They talk the latest about the Patriots OC search, and preview what's to come from a busy week down at the Super Bowl.1:00-Tom's favorite stories from the trip to L.A.4:30-Reaction to Mac Jones Pro Bowl performance6:30-Is there a dark horse candidate for the OC position?16:00-Tom Brady…the owners?!See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Snubgate Day 3: Belichick enters the statement arena

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 3, 2022 23:55

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to Bill Belichick's statement on Brady, and Brady's newest video tribute to his teammates. Will Patriots fans ever forgive Brady for not mentioning him sooner? Also, how Brian Flores' lawsuit will impact the future of the NFL.:30-Snubgate Day 3: What to make of the most recent statements from Brady and Belichick2:30-Does Tom Brady hold a grudge for the Patriots not letting him retire here?7:00-Was Brady pressured to release a video recognizing the Patriots?13:00-Latest on Brian Flores' lawsuit against the NFL See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Tom Brady conquered Father Time

    Play Episode Listen Later Feb 1, 2022 19:27

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel react to Tom Brady's official retirement announcement Should Patriots fans be upset there was no mention of New England in the statement? Also, how will the departure of Josh McDaniels impact the development of Mac Jones?1:00-Reaction to Tom Brady's retirement5:45-What should we make of Brady not mentioning the Patriots in his statement?7:45-Is there a chance Brady signs a one-day contract to retire a Patriot?10:00-How departure of Josh McDaniels will impact Mac JonesWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/Wv50uV6JHQ8See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    EMERGENCY POD: Tom Brady retiring! Or is he???

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 29, 2022 17:12

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the news of Tom Brady retiring….or not retiring? BE THAT AS IT MAY, we break down the news…what it means…and pay our respects to the GOAT.:30-Reacting to the chaos around the news of Tom Brady retiring3:30-What to make of Don Yee's statement7:00-Is Brady the only athlete to actually beat Father Time?9:00-Did the Buccaneers fading impact Brady's decision?11:00-Reflecting back on the Patriots moving on from Brady Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/1zwCcr1J9hsSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Going deep on Patriots wideout concerns

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 27, 2022 30:51

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the landscape of the Patriots' WRs. How much do the Patriots need to upgrade at the WR position? Also, Bill Belichick has been the Patriots' head coach for 22 years; how long will he continue?1:30-How much do the Patriots need to upgrade at WR position?3:00-Should the Patriots cut ties with Nelson Agholor?9:30-What should the Patriots do with Jakobi Meyers?12:30-Do the Patriots need to target another slot WR?19:30 - Was 2021 Belichick's worst coaching season with the Patriots?23:00 - Tom shares his theory on how long Belichick will continue to coach this teamSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Gauging Brady retirement talk and Tom House talks Mac Jones

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 25, 2022 51:34

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss whether they believe Tom Brady will retire. What do the Patriots need to do to catch up to the other offenses in the AFC? Lastly, throwing coach Tom House breaks down how Mac Jones can improve his arm strength in the offseason.1:00-Tom Brady retirement talk, are we buying that he might be done?15:00-Where does the Chiefs-Bills game rank among all-time best games?20:00-How far away are the Patriots from the offensive talent of the Chiefs and Bills?25:00-Throwing coach Tom House breaks down how Mac Jones can improve his arm strengthWatch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/orNeufjTcfcCheck out Tom House's website here: https://teammstrd.com/See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Ringer's Kevin Clark helps perform our Patriots 2021 autopsy

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 20, 2022 26:34

    Tom Curran talks with Kevin Clark of The Ringer about the national perspective of the Patriots after their blowout loss to the Bills. They also discuss Clark's article on how "The NFL keeps failing at hiring 101"2:00-What's the national perspective of the Patriots after their blowout loss to the Bills?6:00-What's the bigger problem, the coaches or the players?9:00-What changes does Bill Belichick need to make to his coaching staff?14:00-Clark on his article "The NFL keeps failing hiring 101"20:30-Divisional round playoff picksSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Our 3-point plan for the Patriots early offseason

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 18, 2022 34:55

    Tom Curran breaks down his 3-point action plan for the New England Patriots in the offseason. Phil Perry gives his thoughts on the plans and explains what moves he would like to see.1:00-Why the Patriots should keep tweaking the staff8:30-Go get the go-to player, is it a slot WR or WR1?13:00-Make the hard decisions; you may have to get dumber on defense 21:00-Can Mac Jones make the same leap as Joe Burrow in year 2?27:00-Is franchising J.C. Jackson the right move?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/E-ycwBdYFxUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Does beating by Bills undo the Patriots' positives from '21?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 16, 2022 24:34

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots 47-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. How concerning was the Patriots' defensive performance? How can the Patriots upgrade the talent around Mac?2:30-Is the Patriots' defense this bad, or is Josh Allen this good?6:00-Big picture: how concerning is the Patriots' defense?10:00-What's the best way for the Patriots to keep up with the rest of the AFC?13:00-How can the Patriots upgrade the talent around Mac?19:00-Do the Patriots need to re-think their philosophy?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/3uFFUI4XrV4See Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Can Mac Jones flip his late-season script? Don't bet on it

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 13, 2022 24:10

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel break down Mac Jones' recent struggles and how it will impact his confidence heading into the playoffs. Also, they preview the Patriots-Bills matchup and give their predictions. 1:00-Does Matt Cassel agree with Kurt Warner's assessment of Mac Jones “making decisions too quickly?”7:00-Does Josh McDaniels scheme up plays to give Mac confidence early vs. Bills?9:00-Is there concern Mac might not be “the guy” for the Patriots?11:30-Patriots-Bills preview13:00-Will the weather benefit the Patriots?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/rF4SWEi4tH0Watch the full Next Pats interview with Kurt Warner here: https://youtu.be/n0ldHKbgp8sSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why has Mac Jones been staggering to the finish line?

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 11, 2022 47:19

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate what factors have led to Mac Jones' decline in production down the stretch. Are the lack of weapons holding him back, or is he hitting the rookie wall? Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots' mindset heading into their matchup against the Bills. 1:00-What has happened to Mac Jones down the stretch?6:30-How much does the lack of offensive weapons hold Mac back?10:00-Is the "rookie wall" to blame?19:00-Belichick's confidence in his team fixing its mistakes26:00-Is Brian Flores firing a cautionary tale for McDaniels and Mayo?39:30-Kyle Van Noy 1-on-1Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/_jstyMCc2gMSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How the Patriots train got derailed in Miami

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 10, 2022 18:57

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 33-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins. How will this loss impact the Patriots' confidence heading into the playoffs?1:00-Were we duped by the potential of this Patriots team?6:00-Assessing Mac Jones' recent struggles8:30-What was the deal with the fourth-and-1 at the 50?!10:30-How much blame does the defense deserve?15:00-Is there a mental toughness problem with this team?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S6cc63dBBHUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Should the Patriots treat Miami as a playoff game? We say yes!

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 6, 2022 23:27

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry explain why the Patriots should treat Sunday's game vs. Miami like a playoff game. Also, Steve Palazzolo of PFF joins to explain why Tom Brady should win the NFL MVP and All-Pro awards over Aaron Rodgers.1:00-Should the Patriots treat Miami as a playoff game? We say yes!2:45-When is the last time the Patriots beat a "good" team?5:00-If the Patriots lose in the playoffs, will it be because they were "not ready?"8:00-Should we be scared of the Chiefs, or are they chokers?10:00-Ranking the worst matchups for the Patriots in the playoffs12:30-Steve Palazzolo on Brady vs. RodgersWatch on youTube: https://youtu.be/kYqkO8V0FBYSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Debating Mac Jones' case for Offensive Rookie of the Year

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 5, 2022 34:09

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their picks for NFL regular season awards. Has Mac Jones done enough to beat out Ja'Marr Chase for Offensive Rookie of the Year? Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots' mindset heading into the last game of the regular season.1:00-Who deserves to be Offensive ROY, Ja'Marr Chase or Mac Jones?8:30-MVP: Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady?10:30-Is Mike Vrabel the clear favorite for Coach of the Year?24:00-Devin McCourty on Patriots preparation for playoffs27:00-Kyle Van Noy 1-on-1Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/qVEU1GOj3DUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    Why the Patriots' beat down of Jacksonville was very necessary

    Play Episode Listen Later Jan 3, 2022 26:16

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 50-10 win over the Jaguars. How will this “get right” win impact the Patriots' confidence heading into the playoffs? Also, what role with Kristian Wilkerson have going forward?1:00-What can we take away from the dominant win over the Jaguars?7:00-Breaking down what's at stake in the final week of the season9:00-Kristian Wilkerson shines in win; what is his role going forward?21:00-AFC is wide open; who do you want the Patriots to face in the playoffs?Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/8lFEcD9W9xUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The key 2021 moments in Patriots' rapid rebuild

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 30, 2021 30:33

    Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel debate whether wins are a quarterback stat, and break down Mac Jones vs. Trevor Lawrence. Also, they recap the top moments from the Patriots' 2021 rebuild. 1:00: Debate of the day: Are wins a quarterback stat?7:00-Cassel on whether Trevor Lawrence is better than what we are seeing in his first year12:30-Was Mac Jones a better fit for the Patriots than Lawrence would have been?16:30-Recapping the top moments from the Patriots' 2021 rebuild Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ToJTBmXO3BQSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    How can the Patriots pull out of their downward spiral?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 28, 2021 35:11

    Should the Patriots be panicking following the last two losses, or be more optimistic? Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate and give their keys to turning things around. Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots recent issues. 1:00-Matthew Slater on the urgency the Patriots need to turn things around7:00-Is there reason for panic? Or should the team be more optimistic? 12:00-Is this team more like the 2018 or 2019 Patriots?16:00-Will the QB gap be the Achilles heel for the Patriots in the playoffs?20:30-Would McDaniels even want the Jaguars job?28:00-Kyle Van Noy 1-on-1Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/MIBVlfQu8KUSee Privacy Policy at https://art19.com/privacy and California Privacy Notice at https://art19.com/privacy#do-not-sell-my-info.

    The Aftermath: Are the Patriots coming apart at the seams?

    Play Episode Listen Later Dec 27, 2021 35:22

    Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 33-21 loss to the Bills. Are the Patriots coming undone? Did the Bills prove they are the better team?2:00-Curran: Are the Patriots coming undone?4:00-Uncharacteristic lack of effort and focus from the Patriots8:30-Are you getting 2019 vibes from this Patriots defense?10:30-Is Mac Jones starting to hit the rookie wall?15:00-What's with all the mistakes?!31:30-Are the Patriots coming apart at the seams?See 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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