Episodes
Tom E. Curran breaks down what Josh McDaniels staying in New England means for his future, discusses Philip Rivers retirement, the Pro Football Hall of Fame vote and this weekend's Conference Championship games. He's later joined by his old Quick Slants co-host, Good Morning Football's Kay Adams. 1:14 - Tom reacts to the news of Josh McDaniels not getting the Eagles head coaching job. Is this the best-case scenario for the Patriots for 2021 and beyond? 5:00 - With Philip Rivers announcing...
Published 01/21/21
Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate what the best move is for Josh McDaniels, and who will be the next Patriots OC if he leaves.  1:00-What’s the best move for Josh McDaniels, stay or go? 7:00-For the Patriots, losing Josh McDaniels would be _______? 10:30-Who replaces Josh McDaniels if he goes? 20:30-Will Patriots actually benefit from a lower 2021 salary cap? 24:30-Do the Patriots have enough to get Deshaun Watson? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/ntBy1yKhmls
Published 01/19/21
Tom Curran talks with Jonathan Jones from CBS Sports on the likelihood that Jerod Mayo becomes a HC in the NFL. Stephanie Stradley, contributor to the Houston Chronicle, lays out just how bad things are with the Texans. 2:00-Will Jerod Mayo leave the Patriots to be HC for the Eagles? 10:30-Jonathan Jones on whether Urban Meyer would have joined the Jaguars if they didn’t have the #1 pick 24:00-Will Cam Newton be a starter in the NFL next year? 31:30-Stephanie Stradley on how bad things...
Published 01/14/21
Pat McAfee joins the podcast to discuss who impressed him in the National Championship Game, Deshaun Watson drama, and Bill Belichick declining the Presidential Medal of Freedom. 2:00-Reaction to Bill Belichick declining Presidential Medal of Freedom offer from Trump 10:00-Is Mac Jones worthy of a first-round pick for the Patriots? 30:00-Pat McAfee on who impressed him the most in the National Championship game 42:00-McAfee on a punters’ role when stomping opponents logos Watch on...
Published 01/12/21
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to discuss Nick Caserio joining the Houston Texans and rumors of Deshaun Watson wanting out. 2:30-Matt Cassel reacts to Nick Caserio joining the Texans 5:30-Will the Patriots have trouble attracting a free agent QB? 9:00-No way the Texans trade Deshaun Watson, right?! 19:30-Ranking the best & worst from this Patriots’ season Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/oPDyo0dCVe4
Published 01/07/21
Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Texans hiring Nick Caserio. Will Josh McDaniels be the next person to leave the Patriots? 1:00-Caserio is gone, is Josh McDaniels next? 3:00-Why did the Texans want Caserio? 12:00-What happens to the offseason? Who’s in charge? 19:00-Who else goes from the Patriots to the Texans?
Published 01/06/21
Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate whether the Patriots’ decline has little to do with their ‘aggressiveness’. Also, could these two things have changed Brady’s mind about leaving? 1:30-Patriots’ decline has little to do with past ‘aggressiveness’ 17:00-If these 2 things happen last year, would Brady still be a Patriot? 19:30-Phil Perry’s NFL mock draft 33:00-Is it surprising Josh McDaniels isn’t in the mix for HC jobs around the NFL? 40:00-Albert Breer on best HC jobs in the NFL Watch on...
Published 01/05/21
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to debate whether the Patriots’ offense can adapt to what is working around the NFL in 2021. 3:00-What are the biggest factors in the Patriots being a 6-9 team? 13:30-Can the Patriots’ offense adapt to what’s working around the NFL? 20:30-Will Belichick/McDaniels trust a rookie QB to start in 2021? 27:00-Are the Patriots better off finding a QB via free agency? 34:00-Jets are a cautionary tale for the Patriots of how NOT to rebuild Watch on...
Published 12/31/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry do a deep dive on what the future holds for the New England Patriots. Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders breaks down what the analytics tell us about the best teams in the NFL.  2:30-Have the Patriots hit rock bottom? 5:00-Did the Bills give the Patriots a blueprint on how to rebuild? 23:30-Will any free agents want to come to New England? 29:00-Will other teams want Josh McDaniels as their head coach? 35:00-Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders Watch on YouTube:...
Published 12/29/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss Bill Belichick’s growing frustrations with the media regarding QB questions. The Athletic’s Bruce Feldman joins to break down the upcoming QB draft class. 2:00-Bill Belichick is fed up with the QB questions 10:00-What’s the motivation behind keeping Cam the starter? 20:00-Have the Patriots changed what they are looking for in their next QB? 31:00-Reaction to Jedd Fisch becoming Arizona Wildcats head coach 36:45-Bruce Feldman breaks down the best...
Published 12/23/20
With the path to the playoffs gone, Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate how far away the Patriots are to being competitive in the AFC next season. Will Belichick change his strategy in 2021? 2:00-Reality is setting in on how far away the Patriots are 12:00-Perry: Patriots could have made moves to be more competitive this season 16:00-Will Belichick change the strategy he’s had in the past going into 2021? 24:30-This should be a wrap with the Patriots experiment with Cam Newton 41:00-How...
Published 12/21/20
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to discuss how different the Patriots offense could look next season if Josh McDaniels leaves.   1:00-Matt Cassel on the impact of Josh McDaniels 4b:00-What do the Patriots gain if Jedd Fisch becomes OC? 7:00-Has Belichick already transitioned to a QB friendly offense? 10:00-Which QBs in the draft would be a good fit for next Patriots QB? 13:20-Celtics Talk podcast host Chris Forsberg joins to preview the upcoming season Watch on YouTube:...
Published 12/18/20
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to debate whether using the Dolphins’ blueprint is the best way for Patriots to get back to playoff contention next season. 1:00-Is the Dolphins franchise where the Patriots want to be? 8:00-Are the Patriots one QB away from being good again? 14:30-What other teams can the Patriots model their rebuild after? 19:00-Should James White and Julian Edelman be a part of the future? 24:00-Is the key to have N’Keal Harry play more physical? Watch...
Published 12/17/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why Jarrett Stidham will not be starting for the Patriots. Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald joins to discuss how the Dolphins went from tanking to contending.  5:00-Will Belichick try to use Jarrett Stidham down the stretch? 14:00-If there is no future with Stidham, why is he on the roster? 19:00-How can the Patriots’ improve their passing game down the stretch? 24:30-Which college QBs should Patriots’ fans keep an eye on? 28:00-Armando Salguero on...
Published 12/15/20
Is Cam Newton getting too much heat for the beatdown against the Rams? Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to debate who is to blame for the Patriots’ offensive struggles. 2:00-How much is Cam Newton’s limitations impacting the Patriots’ chances of winning? 9:00-Does going to Stidham in the 4th show lack of confidence in Cam? 12:00-Second-guessing Patriots’ play calls in the red zone 17:00-Is Cam to blame? Or is it his offensive weapons? Watch on YouTube:...
Published 12/11/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry preview the Patriots Thursday night matchup against the Rams.  Steve Palazzolo of PFF joins to discuss whether the Patriots can repeat their game plan from SBLIII. 4:30-Can the Patriots find success with the run against the Rams’ defense? 10:00-What matchups can the Patriots exploit on Thursday? 21:30-Is putting pressure on Goff the key to slowing down the Rams’ offense? 28:30-Steve Palazzolo on growth of rookies on the Patriots 34:45:Can Patriots repeat...
Published 12/08/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry recap the Patriots’ blowout win over the Chargers. Should Bill Belichick be in the running for Coach of the Year? 2:00-Cam Newton showed why he must be the Patriots QB going forward 10:00-Perry: We are watching the Patriots’ defense evolve before our eyes 16:00-Why Bill Belichick has success against rookie QBs 18:30-Making the case for Belichick as the Coach of the Year Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/fBgXewiQ_lM
Published 12/07/20
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to break down the keys to the Patriots getting a win on Sunday. Warren Sharp discusses just how big of an advantage the Patriots’ coaching staff has over the Chargers. 2:00-Laying out the Patriots’ path to the playoffs 5:30-Why putting pressure on Herbert will be key on Sunday 12:00-Matt Cassel ranks QBs around the NFL he would build his team around 22:30-How should Patriots’ offense attack the Chargers’ defense? 38:50-Warren Sharp on Patriots...
Published 12/03/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the impressive play of Kyle Dugger, and how key he will be to the Patriots’ future. Rick Stroud from the Tampa Bay times joins to discuss the criticism around Tom Brady with the Buccaneers. 4:30-Why fearless Kyle Dugger deserves our appreciation 17:30-How important is a strong Safety to a championship team? 20:00-Should Belichick give Stidham a start this season? 24:00-Should the Patriots try other options at WR? 37:30-Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay...
Published 12/01/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots’ 20-17 win over the Arizona Cardinals. Should the Patriots move on from Cam Newton next season? Should Bill Belichick experiment with a platoon system with Jarrett Stidham for the rest of this season? 2:00-Making the case for the Patriots to move on from Cam Newton next season 12:00-Perry: Positive signs from young players the Patriots can build around 16:00-Should the Patriots try a platoon system with Jarrett Stidham? 19:00-What’s the...
Published 11/30/20
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to preview Patriots-Cardinals. Does Bill Belichick have something up his sleeve to slow down the Cardinals’ offense? 1:00-Debate: Does Kyler Murray compare to Doug Flutie? 6:30-Is the era of the pocket passer over? 17:00-Does Bill Belichick have a plan to contain Kyler Murray? 25:00-How Doug Flutie overshadowed Matt Cassel’s first NFL TD 31:00-Cassel breaks down why Tom Brady is struggling Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/urU3diQhLxY
Published 11/25/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots’ 27-20 loss to the Houston Texans. Who deserves the blame for the loss, and has the Patriots’ rebuild even begun? 2:30-Is the Patriots’ defense to blame for loss to Texans? 7:00-How much blame does Cam Newton get in the loss? 10:00-No one fears of the Patriots’ defense 15:30-What could Josh McDaniels have done different? 25:00-Has the Patriot’s rebuild even begun? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/l_jT_tU7_5Y
Published 11/23/20
Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran and Phil Perry to break down the Patriots-Texans matchup. They also debate whether Cam Newton can be a top-10 guy and if JC Jackson is a No. 1. 3:30-This is an opportunity to for Patriots to prove they are legit 5:00-How feasible Is it for the Patriots to make the playoffs? 12:45-Phil’s analytics corner: Would you build your franchise around Deshaun Watson? 14:00-Can Cam be a top-10 guy? Is JC Jackson a No.1? 36:30-Patriots-Texans predictions Watch on...
Published 11/19/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their picks for the Patriots’ top 7 building blocks. John McClain from the Houston Chronicle discusses Belichick’s comments on Jack Easterby and previews Patriots-Texans.  1:30-Phil Perry’s report card for Patriots after win vs Ravens 11:20-Who are the Patriots’ top 7 building blocks? 19:00-How did this win change fans perspective of the Patriots’ playoff chances? 30:00-John McClain from the Houston Chronicle previews Patriots-Texans
Published 11/17/20
Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots upsetting the Ravens. Does this win prove the Patriots have what it takes to be a legit playoff contender? 2:00-Does a win over the Ravens prove the Patriots can be a playoff team? 7:00-Perry: Cam Newton showed real improvement vs Ravens 9:30-What was the biggest reason for Cam Newton’s production on offense? 18:00-Impact of rookies and UDFA’s against Baltimore
Published 11/16/20