Episodes
New England Patriots legend Tom Brady was honored with a first-of-its-kind ceremony inside Gillette Stadium on Wednesday — the first induction in team history to waive the customary four-year waiting period. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to discuss Brady’s induction ceremony, his relationship with his teammates and former coach Bill Belichick and their favorite Brady memories. #nfl #patriots #tombrady Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast...
Published 06/14/24
The New England Patriots returned to the practice fields adjacent to Gillette Stadium on Monday, as they opened the final phase of their offseason workout program. While all eyes were on rookie quarterback Drake Maye, the Patriots also debuted a new offensive line alignment and appear close to agreeing on a contract extension with running back Rhamondre Stevenson. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to discuss the Pats first day of minicamp practices. #nfl #patriots Find...
Published 06/12/24
The New England Patriots are set to open mandatory minicamp on Monday, June 10 at Gillette Stadium. While all eyes will be on the quarterbacks, there are plenty of players and positions on which Pats fans will want to keep a sharp eye. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com. The duo discuss the return of Matthew Judon players on defense most likely to step up, the newly-signed undrafted rookie free agent receivers David Wallis and JaQuae Jackson and which roster long...
Published 06/09/24
Since the start of their offseason workouts, New England Patriots head coach Jerod Mayo has been cautious to advise that rookie quarterback Drake Maye is still in the developmental stages of his pro career. However, might his progress allow him to take the reins as New England’s starter sooner than later? Host Mike D’Abate welcomes Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to discuss Maye’s timetable, the acquisition of Antonio Gibson and the potential battle at kicker between Chad Ryland and Joey Slye on...
Published 06/06/24
The New England Patriots have typically been a team which refrains from heaping praise on its players. However, some members of their roster deserve more accolades than they receive. Host Mike D’Abate is joined by Steve Balestrieri to provide some well-deserved plaudits to the Pats’ most “underappreciated” players such as Rhamondre Stevenson, Jahlani Tavai and others. #nfl #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 06/01/24
The New England Patriots may be in store for a quarterback competition for the starting position. However, does that mean controversy is brewing with the backups? Host Mike D’Abate welcomes Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to field questions from the Locked On Patriots mailbag. Topics include: Bailey Zappe’s chances to make the 53-man roster, the likelihood of defensive end Keion White earning a starting spot, and whether the Pats are better served by keeping either Tyquan Thornton or JuJu...
Published 05/31/24
Just over one month removed from being selected No. 3 overall in the 2024 NFL Draft, quarterback Drake Maye has signed his rookie contract with the New England Patriots. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Miguel ‘PatsCap’ Benzan to break down Maye’s deal, as well as the rookie deals of Javon Baker, Joe Milton, Marcellas Dial and Jahiem Bell. Also, in a segment unique to Locked On Patriots, Miguel “sets the record straight” surrounding all of the erroneous “cap myths” running rampant within Patriots...
Published 05/29/24
As the New England Patriots progress through OTAs, fans and media alike are attempting to identify potential breakout candidates for 2024. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Patriots Country’s Michael Brauner to discuss Pats’ possible breakout players, their biggest remaining concerns and how the success of this season should be measured. #nfl #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:...
Published 05/26/24
New England Patriots guard Cole Strange is expected to be out of action indefinitely due to a knee injury. However, might his timetable for return be underestimated? Host Mike D’Abate is joined by AFC East injury expert Dr. Kyle Trimble to discuss Strange’s injury and his timeframe for recovery. Dr. Trimble also provides injury and recovery analysis for cornerback Christian Gonzalez, linebacker Matthew Judon and receiver Kendrick Bourne. #nfl #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on...
Published 05/24/24
New England Patriots starting left guard Cole Strange is expected to miss the start of the 2024 season. Who will step up in his absence? Host Mike D’Abate discusses the impact of Strange’s absence and provides three names on which Pats fans will want to keep watch as throughout minicamp and training camp who could get the start in his place. #nfl #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts: https://podcasts.apple.com/us/podcast... Spotify:...
Published 05/22/24
Introducing The Boston Celtics ESCAPE game one vs the Indiana Pacers from Locked On Sports Today - Daily Podcast Covering The Biggest Sports Stories. Follow the show: Locked On Sports Today - Daily Podcast Covering The Biggest Sports Stories The Boston Celtics escape Game one with a win thanks to some sloppy Pacers play late. Also, the Minnesota Wolves enter the Western Conference Finals with a ton of momentum. And the Cleveland Cavaliers should trade Donovan Mitchell. Support Us By...
Published 05/22/24
The New England Patriots have begun the third and final phase of their offseason workout program as they head toward the 2024 NFL season. With 10 days of organized team activities (OTAs) scheduled through late May and early June at Gillette Stadium, coach Jerod Mayo and the Pats brain trust will be keeping a close watch on returning veterans, new faces and rookies as they take the first steps in filling their 53-man roster. Host Mike D’Abate welcomes Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to discuss Drake...
Published 05/21/24
While many believed a potential mid-season bye week could be the proper time to finally hand the reins of the New England Patriots offense to rookie quarterback Drake Maye, the placement of the team’s bye at Week 14 could act as an impediment to such plans. Host Mike D’Abate welcomes Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com to discuss why Maye should start when ready. The duo also discuss the Pats strength of schedule and the extension of David Andrews. #nfl #patriots Find and follow Locked On...
Published 05/19/24
The New England Patriots 2024 season schedule is set. The Pats will play eight home games, and nine road games during the regular season. New England will open the year with a matchup on the road with the Cincinnati Bengals on Sept. 8, before partaking in their home opener against the Seattle Seahawks on September 15 at Gillette Stadium. Host Mike D’Abate welcomes Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to discuss the Pats tough road schedule, the biggest games of the season and the potential week for the...
Published 05/17/24
With the 2024 NFL schedules being released throughout the league landscape, the New England Patriots learned that they will once again be participating in the NFL’s International Games in 2024. The Pats will face the Jacksonville Jaguars at London’s Wembley Stadium on Sunday, Oct. 20 for a Week 7 matchup. Host Mike D’Abate breaks down the London matchup with the Jaguars and explains why this might be significant building block for the Pats rebuild. #nfl #nflschedule #patriots Find and...
Published 05/16/24
New England Patriots rookie minicamp may have concluded. However, the Drake Maye era is just beginning. Head coach Jerod Mayo shared some candid thoughts on his new quarterback this weekend. Was his assessment harsh, or simply honest? Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy as the duo discuss Maye, rookie offensive linemen Caedan Wallace and Layden Robinson and the official hiring of Eliot Wolf as executive vice president of player personnel in this Mailbag episode. #nfl ...
Published 05/14/24
The New England Patriots have opened their two-day rookie minicamp at Gillette Stadium … and all eyes are on Drake Maye. Yet, the Patriots have a bevy of exciting rookies on which Pats fans will want to keep watch. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com to discuss Maye, Ja’Lynn Polk, Javon Baker, Joe Milton and more. #nfl #nfldraft #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast platforms: Apple Podcasts:...
Published 05/11/24
Having been selected as their No. 3 overall NFL Draft selection, New England Patriots quarterback Drake Maye is eager to put his own stamp on Pats Nation. However, will he be “QB1” on Day 1? Joining host Mike D’Abate is Isaac Schade, host of Locked On Tar Heels to discuss Maye’s prowess as a quarterback, his fit within Alex Van Pelt’s offense and the intangibles which will make him a solid pro. #nfl #nfldraft #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite podcast...
Published 05/09/24
The New England Patriots have begun the process of searching for their new “general manager.” Has Eliot Wolf done enough to make his case for the job? Host Mike D’Abate is joined by Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy to discuss Wolf’s chances at the job on this Mailbag episode of Locked On Patriots. The duo also discuss the chances of either cornerback Stephon Gilmore or safety Justin Simmons being signed by the Pats. Finally, Mike and Murph give their thoughts on Netflix’s “The Roast of Tom Brady.” ...
Published 05/08/24
While the NFL Draft is now in the books, the process of building the 2024 New England Patriots roster continues. Before the Pats’ draft cards have had the chance to cool, the team now turns its attention towards undrafted free agency. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy as the duo break down Charles Turner, Jett Bush, Dell Pettus and the 2024 UDFA class. They also give their thoughts on the signing of veteran kicker Joey Slye. #nfl #nfldraft #patriots Find and follow Locked...
Published 05/04/24
With the selection of quarterback Drake Maye at No.3 overall in the NFL Draft, the New England Patriots are ushering in a new era on offense. In addition to Maye, the Pats also secured the services of receivers Ja’Lynn Polk and Javon Baker as new pass-catching weapons. Joining host Mike D’Abate is College Football analyst and Locked On Auburn host Zac Blackerby, as the duo discuss the potential working relationship between Maye, Polk and Baker for this season and beyond. #nfl #patriots...
Published 05/02/24
The New England Patriots have agreed to a four-year contract extension with defensive lineman Christian Barmore, solidifying their front seven for the foreseeable future. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Steve Balestrieri of PatsFans.com. The duo discuss Barmore’s extension, linebacker Joshua Uche taking a ‘team-friendly’ deal to remain in New England and the Pats’ draft picks relationship with their running game. #nfl #nfldraft #patriots Find and follow Locked On Patriots on your favorite...
Published 05/01/24
The New England Patriots selected eight players in the 2024 NFL Draft in hopes of improving a team which finished 4-13 last season. However, did the do enough to “weaponize”their offense? Host Mike D’Abate is joined by Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy as the duo discuss the selections of receivers Ja’Lynn Polk and Javon Baker, the possible position switch of offensive tackle Caedan Wallace and whether quarterback Joe Milton, III was a draft “hit” or “miss.” #nfl #nfldraft #patriots Find and follow...
Published 04/30/24
With the third overall pick in the 2024 NFL Draft, the New England Patriots selected University of North Carolina quarterback Drake Maye. As such, they have committed to Maye as their new franchise quarterback, and potentially the face of their organization for many years to come. Joining host Mike D’Abate is Thomas ‘Murph’ Murphy as the duo discuss the Pats selection of Maye, the type of quarterback he will be in New England, and take an early look at NFL Draft Day 2. #nfl #nfldraft...
Published 04/26/24