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Jeremy Fowler is the Pittsburgh Steelers senior writer for ESPN. Twitter: @JFowlerESPN   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Jeremy Fowler of ESPN 2:00 – Patriots and


Mark Leibovich is the chief national correspondent for the New York Times Magazine and the author of “Big Game: The NFL in Dangerous Times. Twitter: @MarkLeibovich   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA


Courtney Cronin covers the Minnesota Vikings for ESPN. Twitter: @CourtneyRCronin   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Courtney Cronin of ESPN 2:00 – Vikings struggles in first


Brian Costello covers the New York Jets for the New York Post and WFAN in New York. Twitter: @BrianCoz   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Brian


Evan Lazar covers the Patriots for CLNS Media Network. Twitter: @ezlazar   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Evan Lazar of CLNS Media Network 3:00 – Patriots


Paul Kuharsky covers the Tennessee Titans for PaulKuharsky.com & 104.5 FM The Zone in Nashville. Twitter: @PaulKuharskyNFL   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Paul Kuharsky of


Tom Silverstein covers the Green Bay Packers for the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Twitter: @TomSilverstein   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal


Mike Rodak covers the Buffalo Bills for ESPN. Twitter: @MikeRodak   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Mike Rodak of ESPN 2:00 – The precipitous fall of


Jeff Dickerson covers the Chicago Bears for ESPN NFL Nation. Twitter: @DickersonESPN   Our Presenting Sponsor: One in 100 — Score a Pair of Celtics, Patriots Bruins or Red Sox Tickets for LESS than a Pizza or Beer! Go to http://bit.ly/2OKvuIA for more information.   1:00 – Jeff Dickerson of ESPN 2:00 – Khalil Mack


Lynn Worthy covers the Kansas City Chiefs for The Kansas City Star. Twitter: @LWorthy Sports 1:00 – Lynn Worthy of The Kansas City Star 2:00 – Covering Boston sports to start career 10:00 – The meteoric rise of Chiefs quarterback Pat Mahomes 19:00 – Will the Chiefs’ defense be its downfall? 24:00 – What it’s


Jeff Pearlman is a New York Times bestselling author of eight books, including his latest, “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL.” Twitter: @JeffPearlman 1:00 – Jeff Pearlman, author of “Football for a Buck: The Crazy Rise and Crazier Demise of the USFL” 3:00 – Donald Trump’s connection to


Ian O’Connor is a Senior Writer at ESPN and a New York Times bestselling author. Twitter: @Ian_OConnor 1:00 – Ian O’Connor of ESPN 2:00 – What it was like writing the definitive book on Bill Belichick 8:00 – The influence of Steve Belichick, Bill’s father 17:00 – The current state of the Patriots 25:00 –


Kyle Meinke covers the Detroit Lions for MLive Media Group. Twitter: @KMeinke 1:00 – Kyle Meinke of MLive Media Group 2:00 – Getting to know new Detroit Lions coach Matt Patricia 7:00 – Should Lions have anticipated a rough transition period with Patricia? 9:00 – Josh Gordon joins the New England Patriots via trade with


Mike Dirocco covers the Jacksonville Jaguars for ESPN. Twitter: @ESPNDirocco 1:00 – Mike Dirocco of ESPN Jacksonville 3:00 – What it’s like to cover a huge personality like Jalen Ramsey 7:00 – Is the Jaguars defense one of the best in the NFL? 10:00 – Where does Blake Bortles go from here? 17:00 – How


Alex Barth covers the Patriots and the NFL for CLNS Media Network. Twitter: @RealAlexBarth 1:00 – Alex Barth of CLNS Media 2:00 – Patriots make final cutdowns to 53-man roster 6:00 – Who will assume Julian Edelman’s role for the first four weeks? 9:00 – Three reasons why the Patriots are once again destined for


Evan Lazar covers the Patriots for CLNS Media Network. Twitter: @ezlazar 1:00 – Evan Lazar of CLNS Media 2:00 – Eric Decker retires from the NFL 5:00 – Where does the Patriots wide receiver corps go from here? 10:00 – Is there a depth issue with the Patriots running backs? 17:30 – Patriots defense showing


Henry McKenna covers the Patriots for Patriots Wire at USA Today. Twitter: @McKennAnalysis 1:00 – Henry McKenna of USA Today 3:00 – The precarious situation that Cordarrelle Patterson finds himself in 9:00 – Will James White be a factor in the running game this season? 13:00 – Why Ja’Whaun Bentley could be the starting linebacker


Bob Socci is the Patriots radio play-by-play announcer for 98.5 FM The Sports Hub and the Patriots preseason TV play-by-play announcer for WBZ TV. Twitter: @BobSocci 1:00 – Bob Socci of 98.5 The Sports Hub 2:00 – Recapping the first preseason game against Washington 5:00 – Could Ja’whaun Bentley take Dont’a Hightower’s job at some


Andrew Callahan covers the Patriots for MassLive.com. Twitter: @_AndrewCallahan. 1:00 – Andrew Callahan of MassLive 2:00 – Is Trent Brown the best player in a Patriots uniform this summer? 8:00 – Early impressions of rookie OL Isaiah Wynn 11:00 – Where is the crack in the Patriots’ armor this season? 16:00 – Sony Michel injures


Joon Lee is a Staff Writer for Bleacher Report. Twitter: @JoonLee 1:00 – Joon Lee of Bleacher Report 2:00 – Is Jimmy Garoppolo ready to take over the football world? 12:00 – Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo’s relationship 24:00 – The day Jimmy Garoppolo was traded


Jerry Thornton covers the New England Patriots and the NFL for Barstool Sports. Twitter: @jerrythornton1 1:00 – Jerry Thornton of Barstool Sports 3:00 – Life at Barstool Sports 18:00 – Tom Brady’s Instagram-heavy offseason 27:00 – Jimmy Garoppolo says he thought he was better than Tom Brady 36:00 – Thoughts on Jerry’s book, From Darkness


Trags welcomes in three special guests to the podcast this week, as former Patriots Wes Welker, Rob Ninkovich and Sebastian Vollmer take some time at the Leonard Hair Transplant Associates “Young Fight Strong” event at Lifespan Cancer Institute in Providence, R.I. to discuss their former team. The guys talk about life after football, including Welker’s


Evan Valenti covers Boston sports for WBRK in Pittsfield, MA and for CLNS Media. Twitter: @EvanValenti 1:00 – Three reasons why it will be business as usual for the Patriots this season 16:00 – Three reasons why it won’t be business as usual for the Patriots this season 26:00 – There are some questions about


Mike Dussault covers the Patriots for PatsPropaganda.com. Twitter: @PatsPropaganda 2:00 – Which Patriots will “light the fuse” for the team this season? 9:00 – Which Patriots will blow up and cause the “oooh’s and ahhh’s” this season? 20:00 – Which Patriots will fizzle out this season? Available for download on iTunes, Stitcher and the free


Trags welcomes back old friend Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com to give an early take on the 53-man roster projections for the Patriots, delving into every position group and coming out with a few surprises. After sifting through every position, the guys discuss Tom Brady’s interview with Oprah Winfrey and try to figure out why people


Trags welcomes back WEEI.com’s Ryan Hannable to wrap up an interesting week at Patriots mandatory minicamp. The guys discuss the returns of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski, the latest on the Julian Edelman suspension and much more. 1:00 – Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com 1:30 – Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski will not report to the


Trags welcomes back Jeff Howe, now of The Athletic, to discuss all things Patriots minicamp as players report to Gillette Stadium. The guys break down the return of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski and what that means for the locker room, worries about the depth charts at wide receiver and linebacker and why Shaq Mason


Trags welcomes back MassLive.com’s Kevin Duffy to talk about the similarities and differences between Bill Belichick and Brad Stevens, Cassius Marsh’s comments about the Patriots’ culture and what to look for at OTAs and minicamp coming up. 1:00 – Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com 2:00 – Bill Belichick’s admiration for Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens 10:30


Trags welcomes back NBC Sports Boston’s Mike Giardi to delve into the continuing drama of Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. The two Mikes discuss why Tom Brady is skipping OTAs this year, Rob Gronkowski’s desire for a new contract and what to expect from the Patriots’ 2018 draft class. 1:00 – Mike Giardi of NBC


Trags welcomes back Miguel Benzan of PatsCap.com and Boston Sports Journal to discuss what it would take to get a new deal done for Tom Brady and also what will happen with Rob Gronkowski’s contract situation moving forward. 1:00 – Miguel Benzan of PatsCap.com and Boston Sports Journal 2:00 – What would it take to


Trags welcomes old friend Mike Dussault of Pats Propaganda back to the podcast to discuss the positive and negative aspects of the 2018 Patriots offseason to this point. The guys break down the additions of players like Jason McCourty, Cordarrelle Patterson, Isaiah Wynn and Sony Michel and also talk about the ongoing drama between Tom


Trags welcomes back NESN Patriots reporter Doug Kyed to break down Kyed’s way-too-early, post-NFL Draft 53-man roster projection and also how Tom Brady continues to create drama when speaking about his relationship with the Patriots. Kyed discussed why there are a number of players who will surprisingly not make the 2018 Patriots and why Tom


Trags welcomes in ProFootballFocus.com NFL Draft analyst Steve Palazzolo to the pod to break down New England’s strategy for the upcoming NFL Draft. The Patriots could be more active in this draft than any other in recent history, especially considering the fact that they have two first-round picks. The guys discuss how the Patriots could


Trags welcomes back NBC Sports Boston’s Phil Perry on the latest episode of Patriots Beat to discuss the relentless saga that is the drama with Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski. Is the duo committed to play in 2018? And if not, why is that? Brady may simply be coming to the end of the road.


A lot of ink has been spilled this offseason about the future of the Patriots big-3 of Tom Brady, Bill Belichick and Rob Gronkowski.  Most people assume that all three will be back this year and all this hand wringing done on Sports-talk TV and talk radio is much ado about nothing. Yet it’s mid-April


The Bill Belichick-Rob Gronkowski drama has been bubbling near the surface of all New England Patriots offseason talk since the day after Super Bowl LII. Now over two months later new reports have surfaced detailing an incident from early in the 2017 season when Belichick called out Gronkowski in front of the team for being


Trags welcomes back Ryan Hannable of WEEI to break down the trade of Brandin Cooks to the Los Angeles Rams. The Patriots now have 4 picks in the first two rounds of the 2018 NFL Draft.  Will they package the picks to try and move up for a premiere Quarterback?  Also what does the Cooks


Trags welcomes back NESN’s Zack Cox to break down what happened at the NFL owners meetings as well as how Bill Belichick approaches roster building and why the Patriots might not have to abide by the Rooney Rule when hiring Belichick’s successor. 1:00 – Zack Cox of NESN 2:00 – Robert Kraft addressing the media


Trags welcomes in Boston College play-by-play voice Jon Meterparel to discuss the upcoming prospects from BC including Harold Landry, what other ACC players might be a fit from the Patriots and to reminisce on some old times. 1:00 – Jon Meterparel 2:30 – Why has Boston College DE Harold Landry fallen so far in the


Trags and MassLive.com’s Kevin Duffy try to make sense of the mass exodus from New England via NFL free agency, as multiple key pieces of the Patriots 2017 team have left. The guys discuss the departures of Nate Solder, Danny Amendola, Dion Lewis and Malcolm Butler and how the Patriots will attempt to fill the


Trags welcomes in Adam Kurkjian of The Boston Herald to review the 2018 NFL Scouting Combine. The guys discuss the best looking prospects at QB, TE and CB, bringing up topics such as whether Lamar Jackson is the right fit at QB in New England, whether the Patriots will draft a tight end early on


Trags welcomes back Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal to discuss the bizarre offseason that Rob Gronkowski has had, how New England will look for replacements for both Gronkowski and Tom Brady, New England’s upcoming free agents and much more. 1:00 – Mark Daniels of the Providence Journal 2:00 – Daniels explains why and how


Trags is joined by former WEEI colleague Ryan Hannable to discuss the 2018 free agency outlook for the New England Patriots. The guys discuss which players will stay & which will go, including the likes of Rob Gronkowski, Malcolm Butler, Dion Lewis and more. Other topics include what New England’s draft strategy will be and


Trags welcomes in Jim McBride of the Boston Globe to break down a host of post-Super Bowl issues for the Patriots, including the mind-boggling decision to bench Malcolm Butler. The guys also discuss Josh McDaniels returning as offensive coordinator after turning down the Indianapolis Colts head coaching job and the potential of Rob Gronkowski retiring


Trags welcomes in Levan Reid of WBZ from the site of Super Bowl LII to preview the Big Game between the Patriots and the Philadelphia Eagles. The guys discuss what each team will need to do in order to win the Super Bowl, how the Patriots defense will attack Nick Foles, the relaxed nature of


Trags welcomes back NESN.com’s Doug Kyed to take one final look at New England’s AFC Championship win over Jacksonville before looking ahead to the Super Bowl LII storylines for the coming weeks. The guys also talk about the various Patriots assistants who have garnered attention from other NFL teams this season. 1:00 – Doug Kyed


Trags welcomes back Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston to discuss the takeaways from the Patriots’ win over the Titans in the Divisional Playoffs and how New England can get the best of this vaunted Jacksonville Jaguars defense in the AFC Championship Game. 1:00 – Phil Perry of NBC Sports Boston 3:00 – Takeaways from


Trags sits down with former New England Patriots tight end and current WEEI radio host Christian Fauria to preview the AFC Divisional playoff game against the Tennessee Titans and discuss more about the Seth Wickersham ESPN article concerning a power struggle in Foxborough. 1:00 – Christian Fauria of WEEI 2:00 – Dissecting the Seth Wickersham


Trags welcomes NESN.com’s Zack Cox to the show to discuss how the New England Patriots will use their playoff bye week and whether anyone is nervous about Tom Brady’s recent sluggish play. 1:00 – Zack Cox of NESN 3:00 – Any concerns about Tom Brady’s sharpness going into the playoffs? 13:00 – Zack Cox talks


Trags welcomes back Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com to talk about the Patriots signing former Pittsburgh Steelers linebacker James Harrison and the kind of impact that Dion Lewis has had on the Patriots offense this year. 1:00 – Kevin Duffy of MassLive.com 2:00 – Patriots sign James Harrison 6:00 – Is James Harrison an NFL Hall


Trags welcomes in WBZ’s Dan Roche to revisit New England’s improbable win over Pittsburgh & discuss this year’s Patriots Pro Bowl selections. 1:00 – Dan Roche of WBZ 2:00 – Patriots pull off improbable win over Pittsburgh Steelers 8:00 – Why Roche was so confident New England would turn it around after Miami loss 17:00


Trags welcomes in former Patriots special teams ace Matt Chatham to the pod to discuss New England’s struggles in Miami without Rob Gronkowski and how the Patriots can move on to the Pittsburgh Steelers. 1:00 – Matt Chatham of NESN 2:00 – Patriots look terrible in loss to Miami Dolphins on Monday Night Football 5:00


Trags sits down with WEEI.com’s Ryan Hannable to discuss the various takes on the Rob Gronkowski suspension and how much the Patriots defense continues to improve this season. 1:00 – Ryan Hannable of WEEI.com 4:00 – Rob Gronkowski suspension 13:00 – Tom Brady and Josh McDaniels’ sideline spat 18:00 – Rex Burkhead finding his role


Trags sits down with former Patriots quarterback and 98.5 The Sports Hub host Scott Zolak to discuss how the Patriots always progress during the season and what the Patriots organization was like before the Robert Kraft era. 1:00 – Scott Zolak of 98.5 The Sports Hub 2:00 – Breaking down the history of Zolak’s love


Trags welcomes Ron Borges to the pod to discuss his new book with Upton Bell, “Present at the Creation: My Life in the NFL and the Rise of America’s Game” as well as how the Patriots will fare against the Oakland Raiders this Sunday in Mexico City.