NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL. New episodes drop after each game and every Tuesday and Thursday.
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Going deep on what Patriots should do with their pass catchers
What can the Patriots do to get Mac Jones a weapon next season? Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate the best way to upgrade the offense this offseason. Later, Alex Barth of the Sports Hub gives an update on what he’s seeing with the Patriots’ coaching staff at the Shrine Bowl.
1:00-What do the teams that are left have that the Patriots don’t?
4:30-What type of WR are the Patriots missing?
10:00-Time to get creative with a trade for a WR
24:30-Tom Brady to the Niners?
28:30-Alex Barth reports from the Shrine Bowl
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/uJBkWtN_W84
How bad was it behind the scenes for the ‘22 Patriots?
Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Boston Herald’s article detailing the dysfunction within the Patriots last season. Just how bad did things get behind the scenes? Will there be any lingering effects next season?
1:00-What role will Joe Judge have going forward?
4:30-Reaction to Boston Herald’s article on dysfunction
17:00-Will last season impact the trust players have in Bill Belichick?
17:30-Players show frustration with Joe Judge
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/A1Vi3Fia5GQ
Devin McCourty goes deep on Patriots’ hire of Bill O’Brien
The wait is over! The Patriots hire Bill O’Brien as their offensive coordinator. Tom Curran and Phil Perry talk with Devin McCourty about why he’s a fan of the hire and how it will impact Mac Jones and the Patriots’ offense. Also, what’s next for Devin?!
1:00-Reaction to Bill O’Brien hire
7:00-McCourty explains how O’Brien will bring new life to the offense
15:00-Is Devin going to play next season?
17:30-Could we see Devin coach in the NFL or college?
19:30-How culture/leadership will change if Devin and Matthew Slater don’t return
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/z2eGUbyqYsM
Patriots’ looming decision on Jakobi Meyers is a bellwether for their off-season
What will the Patriots do with Jakobi Meyers? Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate the options the Patriots have. Can they bring in a big-name WR while also keeping Meyers? What does the ideal offense look like next season?
1:00-What are the Patriots going to do with Jakobi Meyers?
7:00-What will the market be for Jakobi?
8:30-Can the Patriots keep Meyers and still shop for a big-name WR?
17:00-What's an ideal offensive roster for the Patriots next season?
24:30-Should the Patriots build or buy?
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/gr1xkcmXx7A
Patriots seem to be charting a new course for ‘23
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the next steps in the Patriots’ quest for an offensive coordinator. How soon will we have updates? Also, after seeing the games this weekend, should Patriots fans feel better about how close they are to being a competitive playoff team?
1:00-What the Patriots did last week was positive and necessary
7:00-Any shot there’s a surprise hire at OC?
17:00-Are the Patriots just a coordinator away from being a competitive playoff team?
22:30-If Bill O’Brien is hired, could Doug Marrone be next?
26:30-Debating the reasoning behind the press release on Jerod Mayo
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/IEts6KjZOUI
What’s the biggest draw of the Patriots’ OC job?
Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel discuss the end-of-year meeting between Robert Kraft and Bill Belichick. What changes will be made heading into next season? Also, they give their picks for NFL awards and this weekend’s playoff matchups.
1:30-How did Belichick’s meeting with Robert Kraft go?
12:30-What's the best style of offense to complement Mac Jones?
14:00-Breaking down what the Patriots need in their next OC
17:45-Is the Patriots job an attractive one for an established coach?
24:30-NFL awards and picks for this weekend
Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/TvQBqDVmmLk
Top Tier Pats Pod
One of the few upper echelon Pats pods. Tom, Phil, Matt and guests provide thoughtful takes with some personality mixed in. Listening to them is a relief compared to the rest of Boston media. They are proof that actually knowing football and the Patriots actually does exist in media around Boston.
That being said, the legend Tom Curran needs to cool it with his Belichick tirades. We can get that all day everyday on the stations to not be named. I appreciate you most for being the adult in the room, stop sitting at the Felger … I mean kids’ table. See what I did there.
TB12 & BB
Tom and Phil, Love the podcast, I listen twice a week, thank you for your great work. One thought as the playoffs progress, we learned during the regular season how much the Patriots and BB missed TB12. I think moving forward TB12 may learn how much he misses BB, given the upcoming opponents for the Bucs. The road to the SB may include Breese / Saints. Rogers/ Packers and Mahomes / Chiefs. Keep up the great work. Thank you, Brett
RPO/Gap Run Increase?
Hey guys, just wondering what you saw from the patriots offense on Thursday. It seemed to me like there was many more RPOs and gap runs but i could be wrong… hopefully this continues because mac seemed much more comfortable in that scheme that they were running, thanks!