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.
Doug and Ben discuss the biggest free agency period in team history, from acquisitions Stephon Gilmore and Brandin Cooks, to the re-signing of Dont’a Hightower, to the future of Malcolm Butler—and the controversial decision to work out Adrian Peterson.
Then after the break, we take a look at important topics like Brady’s jersey, 3/28, and the latest fads on r/NFL and r/Patriots.
Doug interviews NFL.com / NFL Network researcher and Boston Herald contributor Evan Lazar about the first week of the biggest Patriots off-season ever, starting with the recently acquired WR Brandon Cooks and CB Stephon Gilmore.
We discuss the team’s incredible comeback from 28-3 to defeat the Falcons in Super Bowl LI, and interview Matt Lengel about everything from coaching high school football to what it was like to watch his brother win the Super Bowl.