We break down what went wrong in our opening night loss to the Chiefs, and how the the team can bounce back Sunday in New Orleans. And Doug interviews Providence Journal beat writer Mark Daniels (39:10) about the hidden side of being a sports reporter, whether a player strike might be coming, and trades the Pats could make to turn things around.
In this deluxe season preview episode, we look ahead at Thursday night’s banner ceremony and opening game against the Chiefs, and predict our playoff and Super Bowl teams for the 2017 season. Then, Doug interviews Patriots roster expert @PatsCap (1:03:14) about our future at quarterback and everything else we learned from the weekend’s trades and cuts.
Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports joins to discuss the impact Julian Edelman’s season-ending ACL tear will have on the offense (and our hearts), what the Patriots are going to do about the DE position, and how r/Patriots became the center of the news world for a day and a half.
We look back at Rob Ninkovich’s career, talk about the latest news out of training camp, and discuss brain damaged ex-players (and analysts). Then, we interview Christopher Price (40:57) about his upcoming book Drive for Five, the recently-launched Boston Sports Journal, and what he’s learned in 17 years covering the Pats.
We discuss David Andrews and Rob Gronkowski’s new contracts, OTAs, Raymond Clayborn, Gisele’s concussions comment, and Tom Brady’s growing personal brand. Then after the break we look at this year’s rule changes, Blount signing with the Eagles, and the Celtics winning the draft lottery.
Lee Schechter joins Doug and Ben to talk about the draft, Malcolm Butler, our future at QB, and the Celtics, and Doug interviews Patriots draft expert James Christensen (48:00), whose answer to our last question will blow your mind.