Episodes
With the East-West Shrine Bowl now in their rearview mirror, the New England Patriots are turning their full scouting attention to the 2023 Senior Bowl in Mobile, AL. Joining host Mike D’Abate is fan-favorite Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy as the duo discuss the Pats potential prospects both on offense and on defense. Also, Mike and Murph provide their thoughts on Tom Brady signing a one-day contract to retire as a Patriot. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple...
Published 02/03/23
The New England Patriots and Tom Brady will forever be linked throughout sports history. However, has Brady cemented his place at the top of the hill inhabited by Boston’s greatest sports legends? Joining host Mike D’Abate is Steve Buckley of The Athletic, as the pair discuss Brady’s retirement, his legacy and Steve shares his favorite Brady memory. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 02/02/23
The greatest to ever play the game is calling it a career … and this time, it’s “for good.” Tom BRady announced his retirement from the NFL, capping a legendary 23-year tenure. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Clare ‘ClazzyClare’ Cooper of Pats Propaganda and FPC Patriots to discuss Brady’s legacy, as well as the New England Patriots future in retaining several key free agents. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 02/01/23
While the NFL’s grandest stage is set for battle, the New England Patriots are doing some ‘Bowl-ing” of their own. The Pats’ coaches are spending the week in Las Vegas, as they coach the West squad in the 2023 East-West Shrine Bowl. Over the next few days, several of the nation’s leading prospects will participate in practices and drills at the facilities of the University of Nevada Las Vegas’ campus in preparation for the game taking place on Thursday, Feb. 2 at Allegiant Stadium. Joining...
Published 01/30/23
The New England Patriots’ hiring of Bill O’Brien as their new offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach has created a great deal of excitement throughout the fan base. However, his departure from the University of Alabama has caused some excitement of its own from fans of the Crimson Tide. Host Mike D’Abate welcomes Luke Robinson of Locked On ‘Bama to provide his unique insight on O’Brien’s performance as Alabama’s OC and his potential working relationship with Patriots quarterback Mac...
Published 01/28/23
New England Patriots offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien’s first order of business may be to rebuild an offense which lay in ruins after a dismal showing in 2022. However, he may also have to play a key role in helping to repair what was apparently a fractured locker room — especially when it came to the players on offense. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy of E2G Sports to break down the Thursday morning report from the Boston Herald, the dysfunctional relationship between...
Published 01/26/23
The New England Patriots have their new offensive coordinator with Bill O’Brien back in the fold. However, who stands to benefit most from O’Brien’s hiring? Here’s a hint … it may not be Mac Jones. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Clare ‘ClazzyClare’ Cooper of Pats Propaganda and FPC Patriots. The duo discuss the hiring of O’Brien, while Clare looks to the tea leaves for some ‘Clare-Voyance’ on what move the Pats may make next. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast...
Published 01/25/23
The New England Patriots search for a new offensive coordinator is over. Bill O’Brien is back in the Foxboro fold and excitement is high among the fan base. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Tyler Lamb of Stadium Rant. The duo discuss the O’Brien’s hiring, as well as what it means for Mac Jones and potential new acquisitions. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 01/25/23
The New England Patriots may be ready to hire a new offenisve coordinator in the coming days. However, how close are they to returning to contention for a deep playoff run? Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy, as the duo discuss the Pats potential playoff readiness, the progress on hiring Bill O’Brien as offensive coordinator and the potential of Damien Harris returning to the team’s running back corps in 2023. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast...
Published 01/23/23
By most accounts, Alabama offensive coordinator Bill O’Brien remains a ‘top candidate’ for the open OC job with the New England Patriots. However, his potential hiring would not come without its share of questions. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Tanya Ray Fox of FS1, as the duo discuss the pros and cons of hiring O’Brien, while Tanya makes her bold prediction for the 2023 offseason. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 01/20/23
New England Patriots quarterback Mac Jones had an interesting season in 2022, defined by ebb and flow. While there were some positive moments, the Pats offensive struggles as a whole caused the quarterback to take a step back in his second season at the helm of the Patriots offense. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Mark Schofield of SB Nation. Mark provides unique insight on Jones’ performance, both good and not-so-good, while weighing in on whether the latest rumors surrounding Lamar Jackson...
Published 01/19/23
The New England Patriots are looking ahead to 2023, and offensive improvements will be a key part of the offseason. The team will undoubtedly look to incorporate tight ends Jonnu Smith and Hunter Henry in to the offense more than they did in 2022. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Clare ‘ClazzyClare’ Cooper to evaluate both Henry and Smith’s output last season. They also discuss the future of both players in the organization, and whether their collective (or individual) fates are tied to the style...
Published 01/18/23
While a dozen NFL teams made their best attempt to extend their respective postseason runs on Wild Card weekend, the New England Patriots are already on to 2023. The Patriots offensive line had its struggles throughout the season. However, improvement is as possible as it is necessary. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy of E2G Sports as the duo discuss the problems, potential solutions and the fate of the Pats internal free agents along the o-line. Find and follow Locked On...
Published 01/17/23
In an atypical display of transparency, the New England Patriots issued a statement on Thursday night both confirming their intention to begin interviewing potential offensive coordinators, and to announce that they have “begun contract extension conversations” with inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo on staying with the team long term. Host Mike D’Abate welcomes back Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy of E2G Sports to discuss the latest regarding the Pats coaching staff from Foxboro. Find and follow...
Published 01/14/23
Do the New England Patriots have the financial flexibility to complete a trade for Arizona Cardinals wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins? Host Mike D’Abate is joined by Miguel ‘PatsCap’ Benzan who breaks down the details of a potential deal for Hopkins. Also, in a segment exclusive to Locked On Patriots, Miguel sets the record straight on the Patriots true salary cap avaibility — including correcting a prominent member of the Patriots. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast...
Published 01/13/23
The New England Patriots are on to new beginnings in 2023. However, two long time captains have some decisions to make on their future in Foxboro. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Clare ‘ClazzyClare’ Cooper, as the duo discuss the emotional end of the season for Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater. They also provide their thoughts on the rumors surrounding re-signing wide receiver Jakobi Meyers, potentially trading for Cardinals wideout DeAndre Hopkins and the offensive coaching staff. Find and...
Published 01/11/23
As the New England Patriots move on to 2023, head coach Bill Belichick apparently has every intention of returning to coach the team next season. Host Mike D’Abate discusses Belichick’s desire for improvement, as well as providing his thoughts on the future of inside linebackers coach Jerod Mayo in New England. Lastly, Mike shares his sentiments on the recent suspensions of rookie cornerback Jack Jones and veteran punter Jake Bailey. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast...
Published 01/10/23
For the New England Patriots, miscues in special-teams coverage, as well as the overwhelming emotion of celebrating the perseverance of injured Bills’ safety Damar Hamlin were too much for the them to handle. As a result, the Patriots fell to the Bills 35-23, finishing the season with a record of 8-9 and on the outside of the AFC playoff window for the second time in three years. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy of E2G Sports. The duo discuss the highs and lows of New...
Published 01/09/23
The New England Patriots and Buffalo Bills are set to take the field at Highmark Stadium for their regular-season finale on Sunday Jan. 8. The afternoon promises to be an emotional one in Western New York. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy of E2G Sports, as the duo provide their thoughts on the inspirational recovery of Bills safety Damar Hamlin, as well as their ‘Monster’ Keys to victory. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 01/07/23
The New England Patriots welcomed back TE Jonnu Smith and CB Marcus Jones from concussion protocol to the practice fields, while the news from the Buffalo Bills provided palpable optimism regarding the condition of safety Damar Hamlin. With Sunday’s Week 18 matchup fast approaching, host Mike D’Abate welcomes Dr. Kyle Trimble of BangedUpBills.com to provide his insight on Hamlin’s condition, as well as the injury status of Jones and Smith. Finally, Dr. Trimble gives his expert hypothesis on...
Published 01/06/23
It’s Crossover Thursday on the Locked On Podcast Network. Join hosts Mike D’Abate of Locked On Patriots and Joe Marino of Locked On Bills as they preview this Sunday’s game between the New England Patriots and the Buffalo Bills from Highmark Stadium in Orchard Park, NY at 1 p.m. ET in Week 18 of the 2022 NFL Season. Mike and Joe also share their thoughts on Bills safety Damar Hamlin. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 01/05/23
The NFL has indicated that Sunday’s Week 18 matchup with the Buffalo Bills will go on as scheduled. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Clare ‘ClazzyClare’ Cooper of Pats Propaganda to discuss the latest on the health of Bills safety Damar Hamlin, and take a look ahead at the Pats-Bills game on Sunday at Highmark Stadium. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 01/04/23
Following the startling events surrounding the health of Buffalo Bills safety Damar Hamlin, host Mike D’Abate shares his emotional thoughts on Hamlin, as well as reflecting on his positive influence in his hometown of McKees Rocks, PA as well as Pittsburgh where he attended both high school and college (University of Pittsburgh). Lastly, he mentions the outpouring of support from players, fans and media, including members of the New England Patriots. Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your...
Published 01/03/23
The New England Patriots remain in the playoff hunt. Quarterback Mac Jones completed 20 of 33 for 203 yards, with two touchdown passes to Tyquan Thornton and Jakobi Meyers. Safety Kyle Dugger intercepted Dolphins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater (starting in place of the injured Tua Tagovaiola) and returned it 39 yards for a go-ahead touchdown late in the third quarter as the Pats defeated the Miami Dolphins 23-21 on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy...
Published 01/02/23