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(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the 4th hour with RJ Bell joining the show, as he gives us his outlook on the Patriots after their Week 1 loss to the Dolphins and his favorite picks for the weekend. (11:55) We discuss two connected bank robberies in Boston, as calls come in on Mac Jones winking at Elandon Roberts and Paulie's story of him running out of gas. (24:41) The guys discuss the best bank robbery movies, as callers offer up their thoughts on that topic with some Patriots thoughts mixed in. (33:04) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour with NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry joining the show, as they discuss Bill Belichick's press conference this morning, J.J. Taylor's role with the team, and how the Patriots matchup against the Jets. (11:47) We dive into how Zach Wilson and Mac Jones should be game-planned for on Sunday. (24:41) The crew goes back and forth on Jones' demeanor so far with the Patriots, both on the field and at press conferences. (34:24) We decipher whether Sunday is a must-win for the Patriots as they go up against the Jets in Week 2.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by discussing why fans aren't showing up to Fenway Park. (5:37) We go back and forth on whether Tom Brady will play until 50, as callers offer up their thoughts. (16:55) The guys hit on the biggest headlines across the NFL with Read & React. (27:55) Calls come in on older quarterbacks, buying beer at Fenway Park, and correcting Hardy.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by discussing whether a new text chain needs to be created for the show, with Milliken now in the mix. (11:03) We discuss game-planning for Zach Wilson and Mac Jones, ahead of this Sunday's matchup between the Jets and Patriots. (25:47) The guys touch on the Red Sox with 14 games remaining in the season and them holding the second wild card spot. (32:20) Week 2 out of the NFL season is here, so we gave our picks for the weekend with The Football Card.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the final hour by discussing whether the Patriots-Jets game this Sunday has any juice, as calls come in on the matchup and Tom Brady's return to Gillette Stadium. (10:37) We listen to Steve Belichick talk about making a connection with Nelson Agholor and learning from other players, as we discuss the outlook for the rest of his coaching career. (20:51) More calls come in on Brady vs. Belichick. (32:51) Today's Takeaways,
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by taking calls on Bill Belichick vs. Tom Brady and the Bucs-Patriots matchup looming in Week 4. (10:28) We speculate about Brady's upcoming video tribute and what's the best way to go about it, along with some thoughts on the mobile ticket struggle at Gillette Stadium. (19:52) Calls come in on Brady's return to Gillette Stadium and how he exited the organization, as the guys discuss who's more likeable, Brady or Belichick? (31:05) New England Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director, Bruce Arena, joins the show to discuss Gustavo Bou's health status, the Revs having a chance to set a new club record for regular season wins against the Columbus Crew on Saturday, and potentially facing New York FC in the playoffs.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by reacting to Jeff Howe's latest report on contract negotiations between the Patriots and Stephon Gilmore. (10:17) We react to some of Tom Brady's comments from his “Let's Go!” podcast with Jim Gray, where they talked about Rob Gronkowski coming out retirement, playing with selfish wide receivers, and competing. (21:12) The guys continue their conversation on Bill Belichick vs. Tom Brady, as they react to Devin McCourty's recent comments about missing teammates on The Herd. (30:29) Award-winning film and television producer Kris Meyer calls into the show to discuss the movie “There's Something About Mary”, Gary Tanguay's acting career, and his upcoming work “Late Night In Rozzie”.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by discussing Felger going to see Hamilton on Broadway. (12:30) We go back and forth on Julian Edelman being encouraged by what he's seen from the Patriots, and if he's actually being truthful about the guys he was with last season. More calls also come in on Hamilton. (24:04) The crew discusses Beetle's trip to see “The Black Crowes”, as Paulie calls in to detail his night at the show and other listeners offer up their thoughts on Hamilton. (31:51) We discuss whether it's time for Mac Jones to let it fly against the Jets on Sunday.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by listening to the best of Bill Belichick's press conference this morning and his history against rookie QBs. (11:15) The crew circles back to their conversation about replacing "Easy Lover" after Zo liked a tweet about it, as calls come in on the Patriots schedule and Belichick potentially taking his foot off the gas. (23:06) We discuss Marshon Lattimore's new extension with the Saints and how it connects back to Stephon Gilmore's current contract dispute with the Patriots. (32:39) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand with Albert Breer along for the ride, start the third hour by taking calls on the Patriots weapons, the NFLPA recommending Josh Gordon be reinstated, and Josh McDaniels' play-calling. (16:18) The guys hit on some contractor talk and a caller sparks a conversation about McDaniels potentially being Bill Belichick's successor (25:42) We dive into where Mac Jones ranks amongst other rookie QBs after Week 1 and if Urban Meyer could leave the Jaguars for the new job opening at USC. (31:53) The crew goes back and forth on Cam Newton's future in the NFL and what could be next for “Hard Knocks”.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand are joined by Patriots center David Andrews to start the second hour, as they discuss whether he gets a bonus for recovering fumbles, the offensive line's most disappointing takeaway from Sunday, and what they need to do to protect Mac Jones better. (13:33) Albert Breer of MMQB and SI joins the show to discuss his takeaways from the Patriots loss to the Dolphins in their season opener. (26:04) We dive into the Patriots bringing last season's red zone struggles into this year. (37:17) Frequent caller Paulie talks to us about seeing the “The Black Crowes” in concert tonight.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by paying their respects to comedian Norm Macdonald, who passed away after his battle with cancer. (10:44) We go back and forth on Josh McDaniels comments about Mac Jones first NFL start. (23:56) The crew reacts to Greg Bedard's recent comments about Bill Belichick being more hands off with his coaching staff. (33:14) We take calls on Damien Harris' fumble in the opener and whether you wish Cam Newton was still on the team to help in the red zone.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand react to the trailer that dropped for Tom Brady's new documentary, "Man in the Arena". (12:51) We discuss the Saints dealing with more than a handful of COVID-19 cases amongst their coaching staff and one player on injured reserve. (23:55) The guys go back and forth on TNT's new broadcasting lineup for the upcoming NHL season. (31:12) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by discussing which former teammate of Zo would make an interesting sports show, before taking a call on the Patriots red zone struggles. (10:42) The guys circle back to their conversation about concerns surrounding Mac Jones' health, as calls come in on Damien Harris' fumble and workload. (23:02) We dive into the Red Sox blowing it against the Mariners last night thanks to a Kyle Schwarber error. (32:35) The crew goes back and forth on their expectations for the Patriots early in the season, after suffering a loss in Week 1.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by reacting to the Raiders winning a thriller against the Ravens on Monday Night Football. (9:13) We discuss the Manning broadcast on Monday Night Football and whether it was a hit or not, as calls come in on the AFC East and the Patriots loss on Sunday. (22:12) The crew reacts to dumb tweets from Mike Freeman and TJ Ward over the last few days. (31:39) We circle back to our conversation on "Fancy Like" and take a call on Raiders fans last night.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by questioning whether we should be worried about Mac Jones' health moving forward after the offensive line struggled in the season opener. (12:42) We go back and forth on whether Jones can handle losing in the NFL with his demeanor after losing the opener. (25:08) The crew compares the weapons the Patriots and Dolphins have and how they compare to each other. (33:01) We touch on how the Patriots defense performed on Sunday and Dont'a Hightower's injury at the end of the game.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour with more “Sounds of Sunday”. (10:23) We discuss Damien Harris' role with the Patriots and whether it could be altered by Bill Belichick after his fumble yesterday. (24:28) Calls come in on Harris' fumble, the amount of nerves the Patriots offense had, and the Patriots outlook for the rest of the season. (34:51) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand begin the third hour with calls on the Patriots defense, Tua Tagovolia making Mac Jones look better, and Jones' arm strength. (9:17) More calls come in on yesterday's loss to the Dolphins and the outlook of the Patriots are starting the season 0-1. (19:36) Chase Winovich joins Zolak & Bertrand to discuss the Patriots loss against the Dolphins yesterday, why he supports Portsmouth, New Hampshire so much, and selling his Roomba. (33:01) The guys react to the top highlights and soundbites from Week 1 in the NFL with this edition of “Sounds of Sunday”.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by discussing Mac Jones' first start and Gillette Stadium being quieter than usual. (12:48) Calls come in on the struggles fans had getting into Gillette Stadium yesterday, as we also touch on the low-flying planes that scared Massachusetts residents yesterday. (24:28) The guys hit on the biggest headlines across the NFL with “Read and React”. (37:00) We touch on the new Patriots that popped during yesterday's loss.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start by reacting to the Patriots' loss against the Dolphins yesterday in their season opener. (12:55) We touch on Damien Harris' fumble and the new tight ends' usage throughout the game. (24:33) Zo tells you what he noticed in yesterday's game that the untrained eye may have missed with “X's and Zo's”. (32:28) The guys discuss Mac Jones' not wanting to keep his first TD ball and his demeanor before and after the game.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand are joined by RJ Bell of Pregame.com and Fox Sports Radio to start the 4th hour, as he gives his best advice for this weekend of NFL bets. (13:03) Former Zolak & Bertrand Producer Jim Louth joins the show to discuss how The Football Card segment should be handled this season. (22:15) We react to Tom Brady's new cryptocurrency commercial. (33:55) We wrap-up the week with Fake Promo Friday!
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand are joined by Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston (12:12) We go back and forth on Cam Newton's response to being cut from the Patriots roster, which was uploaded in his latest Funky Friday video. (22:04) The crew dives into Mac Jones vs. Tua Tagovailoa this weekend ahead of the Patriots Week 1 matchup against the Dolphins. (28:59) We hit on Malcolm Perry's potential role with the Patriots and the team's depth at wide receiver.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by going back and forth on what made them miss Tom Brady last night, before we react to the breaking news that Chris Sale tested positive for COVID-19. (11:00) Calls come in on the Cowboys-Bucs game last night and Cam Newton's Funky Friday video. (31:09) The guys hit on the biggest headlines across the NFL, with the first Read and React of the season. (20:30) We react to UMass Amherst cancelling their football tailgate due to breakthrough COVID cases.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand react to the Buccaneers pulling off a win against the Cowboys last night in a thriller to start the season (16:39) We discuss our biggest takeaways from Cam Newton's latest Funky Friday upload, where he explains his exit and time with the Patriots. (25:07)The guys decipher Newton's comments about Mac Jones reportedly teaching him the playbook and him learning the offense. (36:01) Finally, The Football Card returns, as we give our picks for the weekend.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by discussing what Mac Jones development and success means for Josh McDaniels moving forward. (10:55) TV Producer Josh Fowler calls into the show to discuss a replacement for "Easy Lover" and a listener raises a question about the Patriots depth at quarterback. (22:19) We continue to take calls on Cam Newton not sticking around with the Patriots and Zo's recommendations for spots to stop at while visiting the University of Maryland. (32:03) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by discussing potential song replacements for "Easy Lover" each Thursday at noon. (13:02) We react to the Red Sox getting another dramatic win last night thanks to Hunter Renfroe, as we question how desperate the team is due to the current Wild Card standings. (25:08) Calls come in on Fenway Park last night and the Patriots linebacker group. (31:55) We discuss the return of the Football Card on tomorrow's show, as a caller offers up his thoughts on Hunter Renfroe's throw last night and some early season NFL picks.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour with calls on Mac Jones being QB1, the Patriots throwback uniforms, and football being back, (11:00) We go back and forth on what to expect from Cam Newton's upcoming Funky Friday video and if he'll reveal anything significant about his time with the Patriots. (20:30) The guys discuss whether Bill Belichick was too cold-blooded with his move to cut Newton. (31:09) More calls come in on Newton being cut and whether he deserved a better shot with the Patriots.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by reacting to Mac Jones' press conference yesterday and him being compared to Tom Brady. (12:30) We discuss who's facing more pressure this season, Mac Jones or Bill Belichick? (25:20) The guys touch on football finally being back today and Tom Brady being the biggest storyline of the upcoming season. (32:18) We give our takes on the Cowboys-Buccaneers season opener tonight, before circling back to Tom Brady's outlook heading into his 22nd season.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour with New England Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director, Bruce Arena, joining the show to discuss Carlos Gil getting back on the field, his team's ability to bounce back after a tough loss, and how much he's enjoyed coaching this group. (11:27) We react to Bill Belichick's comments about facing the Dolphins on Sunday, the video Cam Newton posted on his social media page today, and Mac Jones doing walkthroughs with his girlfriend. (26:20) The crew takes calls on Mac Jones' girlfriend's birthday party and Tom Brady potentially going undefeated this season. (35:01) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Albert Breer along for the ride, dive into whether Cam Newton will get another job in the NFL (10:30) We discuss Breer's comments about Malcolm Butler being benched in Super Bowl LII and Sam Wickersham's upcoming book "It's Better to Be Feared: The New England Patriots Dynasty and the Pursuit of Greatness". (23:41) The crew continues to touch on Wickersham's upcoming book and Tom Brady being upset about the new uniform number rules. (33:08) We go back and forth on the latest surrounding Stephon Gilmore, after he changed his Instagram profile picture back to him in a Patriots uniform.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour with Patriots center David Andrews joining the show to discuss Mac Jones, going up against the Dolphins Week 1, and becoming a father. (7:18) MMQB and SI's Albert Breer joins the program as the crew reflects on college football finally being back, Deshaun Watson's future with the Texans, and the Chiefs outlook this season. (21:27) We go back and forth on how many more wins the Patriots should have this season and where they stand in the AFC. (32:34) The crew dives into the NFLPA once again making it clear they're pushing for daily COVID-19 testing for all players and Bill Belichick's comments about the vaccine.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by reacting to the Channel Media & Market Research New England Sports Survey. (15:20) We go back and forth on a majority of fans agreeing with Cam Newton being cut, which player people want on the Patriots the most, and the concerns surrounding Mac Jones being QB1. (23:48) The crew continues to decipher other questions across the survey, as callers offer up their thoughts on the Patriots this season. (33:48) We analyze how different media members fared in the survey, along with the different programs and personalities on 98.5 The Sports Hub.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the fourth hour by touching on college football finally returning with fans and Brian Kelly's post-game comments following Notre Dame's win over Florida State. (10:11) We react to Tom Brady's interview with Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times, where he admits to testing positive for COVID-19 after the Bucs Super Bowl parade. (22:25) The crew goes back and forth on N'Keal Harry and Nelson Agholor both changing their uniform number with the Patriots. (30:41) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the third hour by playing a game of More Likely with the Patriots win total this season. (12:27) We react to Rob Ninkovich's report that Mac Jones was teaching Cam Newton the playbook. (22:01) Calls come in on Bill Belichick's vaccine comments and the reason for Newton being cut. (31:46) We touch on the Red Sox having another meltdown against the Rays and Derek Jeter's Hall of Fame candidacy.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by deciphering the difference in wins for the Patriots, between Mac Jones and Cam Newton. (9:48) We discuss what's next for Stephon Gilmore and our expectations for him this season after landing on the PUP List. (21:12) The crew reacts to Bill Belichick clarifying his comments on getting the COVID-19 vaccine, as callers offer up their thoughts. (31:37) We continue our conversation on Belichick clarifying his COVID-19 vaccine comments.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the show by discussing their expectations for the Patriots this season. (13:13) We discuss the outlook on Mac Jones entering the season, how many more wins he should bring to the table, and whether he's being overhyped. (26:18) More calls come in on expectations for both the Patriots and Jones this season, with one listener putting us on hold. (34:22) We go back and forth on the Patriots' easy schedule and how their spending over the offseason compares to the Giants a few years ago.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Hardy and Paul Perillo filling in for Zo and Beetle, start the final hour by questioning the Patriots approach to the quarterback position over the offseason. (8:06) We react to Tom Brady's comments about the way football is being taught today, before diving into a controversy McDonalds has found itself in involving their ice cream machines. (21:36) The guys take calls on other people's experiences with McDonalds' ice cream machines and the reason they're always not working. (30:38) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Hardy and Paul Perillo in for Zo and Beetle, start the 3rd hour by breaking down Cam Newton's departure after a caller sparks the conversation. (8:34) We discuss whether the Patriots missing the playoffs is a bold prediction and what parts of the team will be the deciding factors for how far they go. (21:58) The crew goes back and forth on the outlook of the AFC East and where the Patriots stand in the division. (31:35) We dive into the NHL's new COVID-19 protocols.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Hardy and Paul Perillo in for Zo and Beetle, touch on the Week 1 matchup between the Patriots and Dolphins. (11:07) Calls come in on Josh McDaniels' standing in the organization and Mac Jones' preseason performance. (21:13) We continue to discuss the Patriots going up against the Dolphins Week 1, Newton's departure, and how Bill Belichick chose his starter, as more calls come in. (28:45) The crew goes back and forth on the impact of Malcolm Perry on the Patriots roster and Rob Ninkovich's comments about Mac Jones teaching Cam Newton the playbook.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Hardy and Paul Perillo in for Zo and Beetle, discuss the fallout of the Patriots quarterback competition. (14:14) We dive further into what could've been the deciding factor between Newton and Jones for Bill Belichick. (25:16) The crew touches on the passing of former Patriots wide receiver David Patten, as a caller tells a story of when he met him. (34:38) We continue our conversation on the passing of Patten, before touching on Stephon Gilmore landing on the PUP list.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Christian Arcand on headlines, discuss Patrick Cantlay speaking up for Bryson DeChambeau as crowds continue to heckle him. (16:34) Calls come in on DeChambeau complaining too much, heckling being unfair, and when Cam Newton lost his job. (24:55) We continue to take calls on DeChambeau being heckled and Zo tells a story from his playing days. (34:49) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Christian Arcand along on Headlines, decipher whether the Patriots can get by without Stephon Gilmore early in the season. (12:40) We discuss how local requirements will force Knicks, Warriors, and Nets players to be vaccinated, if they hope to enter the facility and play in home games. (25:15) The guys react to Chris Simms' story about the Patriots deciding not to sign him when Tom Brady got injured in 2008, and how it connects to Bill Belichick cutting Cam Newton and making Mac Jones QB1. (31:10) We go back and forth on Colin Cowherd saying that people are massively underselling the Patriots.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Arcand holding down headlines, start the hour with calls on comps for Mac Jones, Bill Belichick's comments on getting vaccinated, and Cam Newton being cut. (9:20) We discuss Albert Breer's comp for Mac Jones being Chad Pennington as more calls come in on Newton and the Patriots Week 1 matchup. (23:11) The crew reacts to some of the damage from Hurricane Ida, before circling back to their conversation about Segways yesterday. (31:30) We go back and forth on Michael Hurley's deep dive into recent rookie quarterbacks.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Arcand on headlines, start the show by reacting to Louis Riddick's comments about Mac Jones not being like other rookie quarterbacks. (12:49) We go back and forth on Mike Lombardi saying that Bill Belichick moved quicker with Jones than he anticipated. (24:39) The crew discusses Julian Edelman's comments about Cam Newton being cut and Jones' being QB1 moving forward. (32:07) We react to Chaim Bloom's comments about the COVID-19 outbreak the Red Sox are enduring.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand with Beetle out and Christian Arcand on headlines, are joined by New England Revolution Head Coach and Sporting Director, Bruce Arena, to discuss Carles Gil's timeline, losing to New York City FC, and playing at Yankee Stadium. (12:40) We react to the details about the new house Mark Davis is building. (25:07) Calls come in on Cam Newton being cut and Segways. (33:56) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Christian Arcand along on Headlines, we dive into Bill Belichick's comments about player vaccinations this morning. (10:31) Calls come in on Stephon Gilmore's contract negotiations and whether he's washed-up, along with some thoughts on Malcolm Perry being claimed by the Patriots. (22:37) The guys go back and forth on Brian Hoyer reportedly re-signing with the Patriots and the impact he'll have on Mac Jones on a day-to-day basis. (31:49) We discuss Cam Newton's future in the NFL.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Christian Arcand holding down headlines, are joined by Albert Breer as we dive into how tough the AFC East will be moving forward and Malcolm Butler's retirement. (9:58) We react to Asante Samuel's comments about Bill Belichick releasing Cam Newton. (23:25) The guys discuss Urban Meyer's comments about players' vaccination status impacting his cuts and the NFLPA opening up an investigation against the Jaguars. (33:07) We go back and forth on our expectations for Mac Jones this season.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand, with Beetle out and Christian Arcand on headlines, are joined by Albert Breer to discuss Cam Newton being released and Cam Newton being QB1. (12:46) We react to Bill Belichick's comments from this morning about his decision at quarterback and the team's vaccination status. (27:06) The guys go back and forth on Stephon Gilmore landing on the PUP list and what it means for the Patriots early in the season. (36:25) We touch on the different cuts by the Patriots yesterday, including Quinn Nordin beating out Nick Folk.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the 4th hour with Phil Perry from NBC Sports Boston, as they discuss the depth the Patriots have at quarterback and whether it's possible Cam Newton could ever return to the organization. (11:42) We continue our conversation on Newton being cut and what led to Bill Belichick making the decision. (21:27) We react to undrafted free agent Quinn Nordin beating out Nick Folk to be the Patriots kicker, before circling back to the impact of Stephon Gilmore landing on the PUP List. (30:37) Today's Takeaways.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand begin the third hour by reacting to Colin Cowherd's report on Cam Newton being released, as we continue to discuss Mac Jones' future as the starting quarterback. (10:54) Calls come in on the Patriots picking Jones to be QB1, Dave Andrews not playing in the final preseason game, and why Bill Belichick chose to cut Newton. (22:30) A caller sparks a conversation about whether J.C. Jackson is ready to be a #1 corner and if Jones should've been handled like Patrick Mahomes in his rookie year. (29:16) NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry joins the show to discuss Cam Newton being released from the Patriots.
(0:00) Zolak & Bertrand start the second hour by reacting to Stephon Gilmore being placed on the PUP list, and whether it has a connection to the Patriots moving on from Cam Newton. (12:42) Calls come in on the Patriots quarterback depth and Mac Jones now being slated to face the Bucs, before diving into whether Bill Belichick was being cold-blooded by moving on from Newton. (22:39) We react to Newton's response on social media to being cut, and Kyle Shanahan being bothered by Mac Jones' success in New England. (32:32) The guys go back and forth on being frustrated with Gilmore and the Patriots not being able to work out a deal.