We discuss Opening Night, the intersection of politics and football, coaching news, and the Pro Bowl, interview Bleacher Report writer Lee Schechter (14:10), and then take a more detailed look ahead at Super Bowl LI, and how we think the Patriots will handle Matt Ryan, Julio Jones, Vic Beasley and the Falcons.
We discuss our 34-16 victory over the Texans, the salty Seahawks, one more year of McDaniels and Patricia, and the LA Chargers, interview Erik Frenz about his new book Bill Belichick vs. the NFL: The Case for the NFL’s Greatest Coach (34:11), and then look ahead at the AFC Championship, where Blount, Bennett, Butler, Brady and Bill Belichick’s Patriots will host Bell, Brown, Boswell, Big Ben and the Steelers.
We break down the Wild Card Round, discuss #boatgate, pajamas, and WRs repopulating the Earth, talk defense with patspropaganda.com founder Mike Dussault (36:52), and analyze our upcoming Divisional Round game against the Houston Texans.
We look back at our first victory in Miami in four years as well as the regular season as a whole, talk about why Brady should win MVP (but probably won’t), interview Patriots salary cap savant Miguel aka @PatsCap (39:07), and hand out our end-of-season awards to the best and most disappointing players on the team.
Veteran podcaster Jake Browne joins us to discuss our 41-3 victory over the Jets, the Pro Bowl roster, new targets for Brady to pass to, officiating conspiracies, the AFC playoff picture, and visiting the red hot Dolphins in Miami, where the Patriots haven’t won since 2012.
We discuss the team’s first victory in Denver in five years, our red hot defense and special teams, Marcus Cannon and his recently-adopted son Von Miller, newly acquired WR Michael Floyd, the future of Jimmy “Italian Ice” Garoppolo, social media hijinx, and hosting the 4-10 Jets on Christmas Eve.
We discuss the team’s dominant offensive and defensive performance against the Ravens on Monday Night Football, jinxing Justin Tucker, kick return troubles, the MVP race, our favorite and least favorite announcers, and how we think the Patriots will stack up against Denver’s top ranked pass defense when they return to Mile High Stadium next week.
We discuss Tom Brady’s record 201st win of his career, our reactions to Rob Gronkowski’s season-ending back surgery, the improvement of our defense and OL—including Marcus Cannon’s five-year extension—who the Patriots might draft next year, and how we stack up against the Baltimore Ravens and their #1 ranked rush defense.
We discuss Tom Brady’s 200th win Sunday against the Jets, the health of the team, and what we would change about the NFL (spoilers: a lot), then take a look at our upcoming game against Jared Goff and the LASt. Louis LA Rams.