Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast

Tom Curran’s Patriots Talk Podcast

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NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.You can leave a question or comment for Tom or Phil on Twitter (@tomecurran - @PhilAPerry), by leaving us a review on Apple podcasts, or by leaving us a voice mail to use in the show by calling 781-214-0753.


Rich Eisen details working with Bill Belichick on NFL All-Time Team special | Best case scenario regarding Spygate 2.0
Dec 12 • 39 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss how mad Bill Belichick is regarding ‘Spygate 2.0’ What’s the best case scenario for the Patriots regarding this scandal? Rich Eisen also joins to give his first hand experience on working with Bill Belichick on the NFL…
Spygate Part II for the Patriots? Cassel and Eisen give internal and external perspectives
Dec 10 • 39 min
1:11 - Tom Curran explains why he believes Bill Belichick when he says he had no knowledge of the videotaping of the Bengals’ sideline because the head coach has made it clear in the past that the Patriots would never come close to breaking those rules…
A detailed look at why Tom Brady’s time in NE is winding down
Dec 5 • 47 min
1:19 - It’s time to start thinking about Tom Brady’s future, with or without the Patriots. Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why TB12 could be ready to move on. 6:40 - The Patriots also have to think about the future success of the organization. Is Robert…
Brady blame game; Cassel on what went wrong for receivers vs. Houston
Dec 3 • 38 min
1:36 - Tom Curran opens with his take on why everyone feels the need to place blame on Tom Brady for the failures of the Patriots passing game vs. the Texans. 12:28 - Matt Cassel joins Tom to talk about just how responsible Brady is for the Patriots…
Author Ryan Holiday talks about latest book and his surprising NFL influence
Nov 27 • 35 min
Tom E. Curran talks with author Ryan Holiday. Ryan’s writing has gained major traction in the NFL, and his mind and motivational guidance has drawn the interest of Bill Belichick. They discuss his books, ‘The Obstacle Is The Way,’ ‘Ego Is The Enemy,’ and…
Turkey Day Edition! Would Cassel take Lamar or Deshaun? Does Houston have a problem with Patriots offense?
Nov 26 • 34 min
03:12: Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran to discuss their plans for Thanksgiving, and debate if having ham on the table is a common tradition. 07:06: Would the Patriots have dominated the Cowboys offense the way they did if there was good weather? And Tom asks…
How can Pats revive offense vs. Cowboys? Mike Tannenbaum on possibility of Tua Tagovailoa in NE
Nov 22 • 40 min
1:29 - Phil Perry joins Tom Curran to discuss the current state of the Patriots and how the lack of offensive firepower has but a damper on New England’s 9-1 record. 7:21 - Phil thinks that the Cowboys defense matches up well with the Pats offense, but…
Robert Kraft vs. Jerry Jones brings off-field element to Patriots-Cowboys
Nov 21 • 39 min
4:09 - Tom Curran is joined by Mike Florio to talk about the emerging new details of Antonio Brown’s legal situation and how it relates to his possible return. 12:22 - Mike explains why the NFL’s disciplinary system for players who violate the league’s…
Matt Cassel on sad Brady, Kaepernick’s workout and his time with the Cowboys
Nov 19 • 37 min
3:30 - Tom Curran in joined by Matt Cassel to discuss Tom Brady’s attitude following the Patriots win over the Eagles. Does he have the right to be so outwardly upset? 10:34 - It’s easy to focus on what the Patriots haven’t brought in to help Brady, but…
Reuben Frank on how SB 52 changed expectations in Philly; Patriots advantages over Eagles
Nov 14 • 46 min
2:30 - Phil Perry and Tom Curran break down the Eagles offensive advantages over the Patriots, including their success in two-tight end sets. Should Stephon Gilmore shadow Zach Ertz to try and lock him down? 10:50 - The Eagles offensive line has been one…
Chris Long on SB 52, the Philly-NE differences, Kaepernick, retirement and more
Nov 13 • 40 min
1:04 - Former Rams, Patriots and Eagles defensive end Chris Long joins Tom Curran to discuss life after retirement. 5:19 - Chris talks about his upcoming media company, Chalk Media, and what type of content he hopes to create and who he hopes to reach.…
Matt Cassel on the inherent pressure put on all former Patriots QBs
Nov 12 • 40 min
1:00 - Tom Curran takes us back to the Patriots 2017 season, discussing how strange the year seemed from the very beginning and how the Pats Super Bowl LIII victory over the Rams was cathartic for the team. 7:05 - Matt Cassel joins Tom to talk about how…
Patriots bye week awards and fan service show
Nov 7 • 42 min
1:01 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry quickly hit on Phil’s most recent story on what fixes the Patriots have to make for the remaining seven games of the season. 7:53 - With the Patriots at the halfish-way point of the season, Tom and Phil are handing out…
Matt Cassel’s bye week insight and “first half” awards
Nov 5 • 33 min
0:50 - Tom E. Curran gives his quick take on why the Patriots lost to the Ravens in Week 9 and we hear from Tom Brady and Devin McCourty on what the Pats can take from the loss. 4:25 - Matt Cassel joins Tom to break down what he saw out of the offense and…
Bonus Pod: Sunday Night Football and Tom talk Patriots defense
Nov 2 • 19 min
0:27 - Tom Curran outlines his argument that the Patriots defense, from a statistical standpoint, should be considered to be in the running for ‘best defense ever.’ 2:59 - Sunday Night Football analysts Cris Collinsworth, Tony Dungy and Rodney Harrison…
Preparing for Ravens offense now and looking back at their historic defense
Oct 31 • 43 min
1:57 - Tom Curran is joined by Jamison Hensley of ESPN Baltimore to discuss the upcoming Patriots-Ravens Sunday Night Football showdown, beginning with the anticipation of the game in Baltimore. 10:43 - Jamison discusses what has made Lamar Jackson a…
Patriots set for second half after quiet trade deadline
Oct 29 • 36 min
0:52 - Tom Curran breaks down the Patriots cutting kicker Mike Nugent and Bill Belichick’s comments on why a lack of cap space limited the Patriots at the trade deadline. 5:22 - All season long the Patriots running game has not been up to its normal…
Do the Patriots really just not want Josh Gordon anymore?
Oct 24 • 45 min
1:03 - Tom Curran quickly dissects Jarvis Landry’s comments about guaranteeing a win in Foxboro in Week 8. 2:32 - Phil Perry joins Tom to discuss why exactly the Patriots might not want Josh Gordon anymore. Was it the Sanu signing, his lack of…
What can Mohamed Sanu do for you? (But really, the Patriots)
Oct 22 • 43 min
1:48 - Manish Mehta of the New York Daily News joins Tom Curran to talk about what exactly went wrong for Sam Darnold in the Jets 33-0 loss to the Patriots. Is he to blame? Is he broken? Does he still have a chance to be an above-average signal-caller in…
Cassel explains what it takes to earn Tom Brady’s trust on the field
Oct 17 • 36 min
2:46 - Tom Curran is joined by Matt Cassel to discuss the Patriots one-game suspension of Michael Bennett. How do organizations determine a punishment for altercations and how does a player acting out affect the rest of the team? 13:41 - Matt talks about…
Could we have predicted the Patriots suspension of Michael Bennett?
Oct 15 • 38 min
2:18 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the one-game suspension the Patriots placed on Michael Bennett after an apparent “philosophical disagreement” the defensive end had with coaches last week. Did the Patriots know what they were getting into when…
What do Patriots need & what can they offer as trade deadline approaches
Oct 11 • 35 min
2:35 - Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry rank the Patriots offensive concerns after another unimpressive performance from that side of the ball against the Giants. They begin with tight end. Next up is the running game (6:25). And finally, the wide receiver…
Belichick good with defense carrying the Patriots? Cassel on the NSFW words from Brady in 2007 Giants game
Oct 8 • 38 min
1:52 - Tom Curran explains why he thinks the Patriots cut tight end Benjamin Watson. He believes that Bill Belichick is willing to make sacrifices on offense because of how good the defense is. 12:11 - Matt Cassel jumps on the pod and gives his take on…
What would it take to get Stefon Diggs? How will a new kicker impact the Patriots?
Oct 3 • 44 min
2:23 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss the rumors surrounding Vikings wide receiver Stefon Diggs wanting to leave Minnesota. How would bringing in Diggs affect the Patriots cap, what picks would they lose and how often have other star receivers been…
Is there a lack of artillery at wide receiver for the Patriots?
Oct 1 • 39 min
2:51 - Tom Curran is joined by Matt Cassel to talk about his concerns with the depth at the wide receiver position and how it has affected Tom Brady’s decision making. 10:08 - Is this Patriots defense one of the best in NFL history? Despite New England…
Are the Patriots better offensively than they were last season?
Sep 26 • 31 min
3:00: Brady has struggled in Buffalo in the past. With an improved Bills defense, should we be concerned? (6:00) What strategy will the Patriots have on offense? Is this the perfect opportunity to depend on the run game? (10:30) Who is to blame for the…
Putting a bow on the Antonio Brown mess
Sep 24 • 36 min
0:55 - To start off the podcast, Tom takes us step by step through happened in Foxboro after Antonio Brown’s threatening text messages came to light. Tom also discusses how Tom Brady feels about Brown being released as well as Brady’s most recent comments…
Is this the best Patriots defense of the Belichick era?
Sep 19 • 40 min
Tom Curran and Phil Perry open up by talking about the recent run made by the Patriots defense, dating back to the tail end of last season. 6:18 - Tom wonders if there even is a part of this defense that doesn’t have enough depth or should worry fans.…
Dissecting the Patriots offense with the addition of Antonio Brown
Sep 17 • 41 min
1:36 - Tom Curran starts off by asking a simple question: ‘What keeps Antonio Brown on this team?’ As of now, it’s the fact that he’s valuable enough on the gridiron, but when will that not be enough? 7:09 - Matt Cassel joins Tom to talk about a variety…
What the Patriots did and did not know about Antonio Brown
Sep 12 • 42 min
0:53 - Matt Cassel joins Tom Curran to talk about the Patriots beatdown of the Steelers in Week 1, how to approach the Dolphins in Week 2 and finally, what kind of impact Antonio Brown could have on the field if he plays in Miami. 17:32 - Next up, Tom…
Pittsburgh writers spill on Antonio Brown; Armando Salguero on meltdown in Miami
Sep 10 • 34 min
0:43 - Tom Curran quickly reacts to the breaking news of Demaryius Thomas being traded to the Jets before getting into Antonio Brown discussion. 2:05 - Bill Belichick compared the media’s reaction to the addition of Antonio Brown to that of Randy Moss’s…
Tom catches up with Matt Cassel; Week 1 keys to victory
Sep 5 • 39 min
Tom Curran is joined by former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel to discuss a variety of topics leading up to Week 1 of the regular season: 1:02 - Matt discusses his workout with the Indianapolis Colts following the retirement of Andrew Luck. 4:46 - Seeing…
Let’s get to real football. How will Pats deploy offense vs. Steelers?
Sep 3 • 39 min
1:14 - 1st Quarter - How will the Patriots deploy their offense against the Steelers with Gronk gone and a new-look receiver corps? Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss what kind of offensive game plan the Pats will have in Week 1. 12:38 - 2nd Quarter - Tom…
With the preseason over, the Patriots roster-trimming has begun
Aug 30 • 33 min
3:42 - FIRST QUARTER - With roster cuts coming on Saturday, Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss the moves made so far by the Patriots, including the trade of Duke Dawson to the Broncos. Do the Pats have an issue evaluating talent in the second round? 17:35…
If you weren’t convinced before, you should be now: Gronk’s not coming back
Aug 27 • 43 min
1:33 - FIRST QUARTER - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss Rob Gronkowski announcing that he’ll be partnering with CBDMedic and what it means for his future, on or off the football field. 10:55 - SECOND QUARTER - With Andrew Luck retiring much earlier than…
Brady needs to trust his receivers, no exceptions; Defense looks ready to defend title
Aug 23 • 39 min
0:56 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots 10-3 win over the Panthers in the third preseason game. We finally got a look at Tom Brady, but him and Jakobi Meyers weren’t able to get on the same page. Brady speaks to how important it is for…
Receiving corps suddenly a force; Is it looking like the Patriots won the Garoppolo trade?
Aug 20 • 31 min
1:34 - Hot off the Press - Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the latest Patriots news, from the returns of Josh Gordon, Julian Edelman and Demaryius Thomas to the release of Ryan Allen. 12:00 - Tom catches up with Matthew Slater to talk about his…
Looking towards the future: Is Tennessee an option for Brady? Could Mayo be Belichick’s successor?
Aug 15 • 32 min
1:44 - With a scrap breaking out between Stephon Gilmore and A.J. Brown in practice on Thursday, Tom E. Curran joins Phil Perry to talk about how things are heating up down in Nashville. 4:22 - Three first-round receivers on the Patriots roster (Phillip…
Pats keep an eye on health, travel to Tennessee for what should be very physical joint practices
Aug 13 • 35 min
2:47 - Deep Dive - Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran get into what to expect from the Patriots joint practices with the Titans down in Nashville. They agree that the biggest reason the Pats won Super Bowl LIII was because they stayed healthy and that trend…
Stidham and Meyers shine in Patriots dominant preseason opener
Aug 9 • 35 min
0:45 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their biggest takeaways from the Patriots’ 31-3 win over the Detroit Lions in their first preseason game. 2:33 - Popped and Dropped - Tom and Phil take a look at who had shining performances in the game (N’Keal Harry,…
Tom Brady is taking control of his future
Aug 6 • 37 min
1:49 - Hot off the press - Tom Curran breaks down the big Tom Brady news from the past few days: the restructuring of his contract and him and Gisele putting their Brookline, MA home on the market. The way Tom sees it, there’s a few ways it’ll go down…
Ty Law didn’t need to be a ‘prototypical Patriot’ to be one of the best ever
Aug 1 • 29 min
1:52 - Tom Curran explains how Ty Law was the “anti-Patriot” because of how he focused on himself and didn’t adhere to what is now known as “the Patriot way.” Curran argues that while Law’s personality got in the way of him staying in New England, he was…
Are the Patriots getting hosed in Canton? Scott Pioli joins to talk dynasty and more
Jul 30 • 25 min
Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their reactions to Rodney Harrison’s induction into the Patriots Hall of Fame and their early projections of New England’s roster. 1:14 - Hot off the Press - Tom asks an important question: Is there a bias against Patriots…
BONUS: Rodney Harrison Patriots Hall of Fame; Ty Law
Jul 26 • 16 min
Rodney Harrison speaks with the media on Friday afternoon after getting fitted for his red jacket, as he get’s ready to be inducted to the Patriots Hall of Fame on Monday. Harrison talks about this honor, expectations for this year’s team - with some…
Training camp begins; What are the Patriots thinking with Danny Etling’s transition?
Jul 25 • 32 min
1:11 - Phil Perry and Tom Curran react to the first two days of Patriots training camp and wait for things to ramp up after a slow-paced, pass-heavy start. (Tom isn’t pleased with a pair of interruptions). 3:12 - News of the Day: They guys note the…
What’s the holdup with Tom Brady’s contract?
Jul 23 • 30 min
With training camp right around the corner, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry tell us what we can expect from the Patriots these next few weeks. They also break down the latest information surrounding the Tom Brady contract extension. (1:42) Tom Brady is…
Tom E. Curran politely questions Chris Simms on his ABSURD ranking of Tom Brady
Jun 25 • 21 min
(3:00) Chris Simms breaks down why he ranked Tom Brady as the 9th best QB in the NFL right now. (4:00) Why is Patrick Mahomes ranked higher than Tom Brady? (8:30) Tom and Chris debate whether it is Bill Belichick that makes the Patriots successful, or Tom…
Going deep on the Patriots-Texans tampering dust-up
Jun 13 • 34 min
(1:00) Tom E. Curran breaks down the events that led to the Patriots filing tampering charges against the Texans. (5:00) Going over the history the Patriots have had with tampering charges since the start of their franchise. (9:00) Why would Nick Caserio…
Tom Brady doesn’t want to be ‘Terrific’/ Minicamp observations
Jun 6 • 33 min
(3:00) Tom Brady explain his reason for wanting ‘Tom Terrific’ trademark (5:00) Tom E. Curran attempts to get Tom Brady to talk about his contract (7:00) Phil and Tom break down how Tom Brady looked during minicamp(10:00) minicamp observations of N’Keal…
Rodney Harrison on Belichick, Brady and more; Edelman extends with Pats through 2021 season
May 21 • 20 min
1:42 - Tom Curran is joined by 2019 Patriots Hall of Fame Inductee Rodney Harrison to talk about his time with the Patriots 3:12 - Rodney recalls his first meeting with Bill Belichick, immediately understanding the football culture in New England and how…
Introducing the Quick Slants Hotline; The return of News, Go!
May 14 • 30 min
1:14 - With the launching of the Quick Slants Hotline, Tom Curran and Phil Perry respond to their first voicemail, with the caller asking about the status of Josh Gordon and if/how he could be used by the Patriots this coming season. 5:30 - Tom is excited…
Breaking down the Patriots draft picks with NFL Draft Analyst Dane Brugler
May 1 • 24 min
2:05 - Tom E. Curran welcomes on NFL Draft Analyst for The Athletic Dane Brugler, who begins by discussing his own post-draft process and self-evaluation after months and months of speculation. 4:10 - Brugler breaks down each of the Patriots 10 draft…
The Importance of the 2019 NFL Draft for the Patriots
Apr 24 • 29 min
Tom E. Curran is joined by Phil Perry for the final episode of Quick Slants The Podcast before Thursday’s NFL Draft begins, and we debate how important it is for New England to come away with players that will make an impact in the coming years among the…
Falcons GM Thomas Dimitroff lauds Bill Belichick; A deep dive into the newly-released 2019 Patriots schedule
Apr 18 • 28 min
1:24 - Tom E. Curran is joined by General Manager of the Atlanta Falcons Thomas Dimitroff, who talks about his impressions of Bill Belichick following the NFL meetings in March. 9:55 - Before letting him go, Tom gets Dimitroff’s thoughts on the batch of…
Patriots sign Demaryius Thomas/ Josh Norris of NBC Sports breaks down what players make sense for the Patriots in the draft
Apr 16 • 21 min
(1:00) Tom E. Curran reacts to the Patriots signing Demaryius Thomas, will he actually be able to help the Patriots? Or will the help need to come from the draft? (3:00) Josh Norris breaks down whether the Patriots can find a Rob Gronkowski replacement at…
Is the next Julian Edelman out there somewhere?
Apr 10 • 27 min
1:27 - Bruce Feldman from The Athletic joins Tom Curran to take a deep dive into one of his most recent columns on the rise in importance of slot receivers in the NFL. 5:32 - What it is that makes a player a good slot receiver? 8:13 - In his column, Bruce…
Generation Gap: Why Boomers, Gen-Xers and Millennials respond differently to the Robert Kraft case
Apr 9 • 21 min
Anna Liotta of Resultance Inc. talks with Tom Curran about the perception differences among the various generations responding to the Robert Kraft case. (2:00) Anna Liotta joins Tom E. Curran to discuss how different generations perspectives of the world,…
Was Rob Gronkowski given a ‘free pass’ from fans and media? Breaking down best options to replace Gronk
Apr 2 • 35 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Sports Illustrated column by Andrew Brandt, and debate whether Rob Gronkowski was given any ‘free pass’ from fans and media. Phil Perry also breaks down his best options for replacing Rob Gronkowski, whether through…
Saying goodbye to Jerod Mayo and checking in from NFL’s annual league meetings
Mar 28 • 38 min
1:09 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry reminisce about their time with Jerod Mayo on the podcast after it was announced that the former Patriots linebacker will join the team this season as the linebackers coach. 10:37 - With Robert Kraft opting for a jury…
Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement, what does this mean for the Patriots? Any chance he returns?
Mar 24 • 13 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry react to the news that Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire. What was the biggest factor in Rob Gronkowski deciding to retire? How will the Patriots fill the void that Gronk leaves? Is there any chance that Rob Gronkowski…
Will Robert Kraft take the plea deal? What’s the best way to get Tom Brady some help at WR?
Mar 19 • 37 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the latest with the Patriots. Including whether they expect Robert Kraft to take the plea deal, and what WR options they like for the Patriots. (1:00) Will Robert Kraft take the plea deal that he was offered? (8:00)…
Browns load up; Patriots still observers - Around the AFC with Kevin Clark, Scott Bair and Mary Kay Cabot
Mar 14 • 33 min
Tom E. Curran checks in around the NFL after the first few days of free-agency, with a ton of players changing teams. (4:00) The Ringer’s Kevin Clark talks about the Patriots being relatively quiet to start free-agency, and what types of players they’re…
Reaction to Patriots losing Trey Flowers and Trent Brown in free agency. Will Michael Bennett be enough to replace Trey Flowers?
Mar 11 • 31 min
(1:00) Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the Patriots losing Trey Flowers and Trent Brown. (3:00) Trey Flowers was pretty much ‘the perfect Patriot’ why would the Patriots not do more to keep him? (7:00) What’s the plan to replace Trey Flowers? (9:30)…
No franchise tags for the Pats; Breaking down salary cap with Miguel Benzan
Mar 6 • 31 min
1:18 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss the Patriots not giving out any franchise tags before Tuesday afternoon’s deadline and wonder if the move makes sense for New England. 2:59 - Now that he’s a free agent, what will the market for Trey Flowers look…
McCourty twins on deciding to not retire, dealing with distractions, experiences with Greg Schiano at Rutgers
Feb 25 • 24 min
1:50 - Devin McCourty on why he decided to not retire. He says he still likes playing and enjoys mentoring the young players in the locker room. 3:53 - Jason McCourty is a free agent. He says he would love to be back in New England but he realizes the NFL…
What’s the deal with the coaching situation; Jerod Mayo gives his SBLIII breakdown
Feb 13 • 26 min
1:49 - Who’s staying and who’s leaving? With the offseason underway, Tom Curran breaks down the Patriots’ current coaching situation and talks about why a coach might want to leave New England. 4:26 - Tom wonders how the defense under the new defensive…
Was 2018 Bill Belichick’s best coaching season of his career? how will coaching departures impact the 2019 Patriots?
Feb 8 • 36 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the latest on the 6X SUPER BOWL CHAMPION NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS (2:00) Just how epic is the Patriots Super Bowl run been? (3:00) Was 2018 Bill Belichick’s most impressive coaching job in his career? (6:00) How was the…
Tom Brady: American Icon
Feb 1 • 22 min
In this special episode of Quick Slants The Podcast, Tom E. Curran talks with three members of the national media - The Ringers Kevin Clark, Mike Florio and Jim Rome, plus Patriots Hall of Famer Tedy bruschi about the legacy of Tom Brady as an American…
Exclusive Tom Brady Interview
Jan 31 • 13 min
Tom Brady talks exclusively with Tom E. Curran for this episode of Quick Slants The Podcast. Jerod Mayo breaks down the match-ups going into the Rams game, including how to defend Brandin Cooks, and is he comparable to Tyreek Hill. Plus, how impactful…
Exclusive 1-on-1 with Robert and Jonathan Kraft
Jan 30 • 25 min
Patriots owners Robert and Jonathan Kraft sit down with Tom E. Curran to discuss a variety of Patriots topics heading into Super Bowl LLIII. (2:00) Robert and Jonathan talk about how it feels to go from underdogs 17 years ago, to being the most hated team…
Jerod Mayo on how powerful Tom Brady’s ‘chip on his shoulder’ attitude is for his teammates. Curran thinks Reid should be ‘embarrassed’ for Dee Ford offside comments
Jan 22 • 30 min
(2:30 )Jerod Mayo breaks down who he thought had standout performances for the Patriots in the AFC Championship (5:00) Jerod Mayo explains how much Tom Brady’s ‘We get no respect’ theme can be hugely successful in motivating teammates (9:00) How much has…
How the Patriots were able to crush Chargers but why their scheme will have to change against Chiefs
Jan 15 • 33 min
3:10 - Patriots were able to beat up on the Chargers. The defense blitzed Philip Rivers and got him off his spot. 4:20 - Both Tom Brady and Philip Rivers are pocket passers. Why were the Patriots able to get pressure but Chargers weren’t? 5:30 - Patriots…
Jerod Mayo explains why he thinks the Chargers are ‘the worst possible matchup for the Patriots’
Jan 8 • 27 min
Steve Palazzolo gives his All-Pro selections, Jason McCourty on how he got his #30
Jan 3 • 34 min
(4:00) Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus to discuss which offensive players they think should make the All-Pro team (12:00) Which defensive players deserve to be an All-Pro this season? (13:20) Who deserves to be Coach of the year? (18:00) Who…
Patrick Mahomes or Drew Brees: Trying to settle the NFL MVP debate
Dec 27, 2018 • 33 min
In this week’s episode, Tom E. Curran dissects the NFL MVP debate between Patrick Mahomes and Drew Brees from three different angles. First up, Tom checks-in with Nick Underhill, Saints reporter from the New Orleans Advocate. Second, we welcome Kansas…
Reacting to Josh Gordon stepping away from the Patriots
Dec 20, 2018 • 36 min
Tom E. Curran is joined by SI’s Ben Baskin to discuss Josh Gordon’s off-the-field troubles, and Phil Perry discusses the impact of his departure on the field.
What happened on the Patriots final possession/play?; Time to question Brady’s decision-making?
Dec 18, 2018 • 31 min
1:30 - Review of the Patriots lose to Steelers. Game was called tight by the refs. Dependability by players becoming an issue? 3:09 - Josh Gordon was not in on the final play of the game. Hear from Josh McDaniels on why Cordarrelle Patterson was in the…
Mike Florio: Why is Mike Tomlin never in danger of being fired? Is Mahomes the NFL’s MVP?
Dec 13, 2018 • 25 min
Mike Florio talks with Tom E. Curran about the latest around the NFL. (3:30) Why is Mike Tomlin not getting more blame for the Steelers struggles? (9:00) Just how wide open is the AFC? Is there a clear favorite? (10:00) Who has been the MVP in the NFL so…
Jerod Mayo on how Belichick and locker room handle a heartbreaking loss
Dec 11, 2018 • 20 min
Jerod Mayo talks with Tom E. Curran about what it’s like being a player on the Patriots following a devastating loss. He also relates his decision to retire to what Rob Gronkowski could be debating. (1:30) Jerod Mayo weighs in on who’s to blame for…
Jerod Mayo: “If I’m Josh McDaniels, I’m going to Cleveland”
Dec 4, 2018 • 23 min
Tom E. Curran and Jerod Mayo break down the Patriots win over the Vikings, can their defense sustain their good play going forward? Also Jerod Mayo explains why if he was Josh McDaniels, he would take the Browns head coaching job. (1:30) Jerod Mayo breaks…
Jerod Mayo says Vikings will be true test of how successful Patriots run game will be going forward
Nov 27, 2018 • 34 min
Jerod Mayo and Tom E. Curran discuss everything Patriots, including why Jerod thinks this weekend will be the true test on whether the Patriots run game can sustain going forward. He also gives his opinion on Cordarrelle Patterson’s groin grab against the…
Manish Mehta on why Gronk is done and his days with Patriots are numbered; Curran on Patriots 2.0 dynasty coming to an end
Nov 20, 2018 • 33 min
1:45 - Patriots are at the end of the second run of their dynasty. Tom E. Curran explains how the 2.0 version of the dynasty is starting to come to an end. 5:05 - What will this group look like when the Patriots have to rebuild? 6:40 - Is this situation…
Does Pats ugly loss in Tennessee outweigh the six straight wins they had before?
Nov 13, 2018 • 29 min
Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo break down what went wrong in the Patriots 34-10 loss to the Tennessee Titans and they look ahead to how the team can improve during the bye week. 1:38 - Jerod’s number one reason why the Patriots lost: They couldn’t establish…
Troy Brown says Josh Gordon is ‘still far from football shape’ ; Can Mike Vrabel pull off upset?
Nov 6, 2018 • 27 min
Tom E. Curran talks with Troy Brown about what he thinks about Mike Vrabel as a head coach, and how that helps the Titans on Sunday. He also discusses Josh Gordon still being far from football shape. (2:00) Troy Brown reacts to Mike Vrabel being upset his…
Why didn’t Patriots make a trade?; Something off with Gronk; Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers matchup
Oct 31, 2018 • 33 min
Phil Perry joins Tom Curran on Quick Slants the Podcast to discuss… 1:50 - Tom Brady vs. Aaron Rodgers matchup coming up on Sunday night. Patriots last played Packers in 2014, with Green Bay coming out on top. 3:03 - Surprising the Patriots made no moves…
What the Patriots would need to do to trade for Patrick Peterson?
Oct 23, 2018 • 36 min
Jerod Mayo and Tom E. Curran discuss the Patriots win over the Bears, and Miguel Benzan of the Boston Sports Journal breaks down the Patriots cap space situation heading into the deadline. (7:00) Is Eli Manning a first ballot Hall of Fame? (10:00) What’s…
Jerod Mayo breaks down the keys to the Patriots winning 3 straight
Oct 16, 2018 • 28 min
(2:00) Takeaways from the Patriots win over the Chiefs (6:00) Is Dont’a Hightower still not 100%? Jerod breaks down what he has seen (8:00) How important has the improvement of Sony Michel been or the Patriots offense? (14:00) Who was to blame at how poor…
Preparing the gameplan for the undefeated Chiefs; Sunday Night Football crew joins to debate Gronk vs. Kelce
Oct 10, 2018 • 17 min
In this episode of Quick Slants the Podcast, Tom Curran and Jerod Mayo break down the matchup between the undefeated Chiefs and the Patriots… 2:12 - Big primetime game vs. Chiefs. How is it different playing night games vs. normal afternoon games? 4:48 -…
Jerod Mayo explains keeping Dont’a Hightower in the middle was key for improved defense
Oct 2, 2018 • 24 min
(1:30) What does Jerod Mayo think the Patriots did different to dominate the Dolphins? (4:00) Mayo explains why putting Dont’a Hightower behind the line calling plays was a key to the defensive dominance. (9:30) Did the Patriots improve that much, or was…
Ian O’Connor, author of ‘Belichick’, gives behind-the-scenes details of the Patriots head coach
Sep 26, 2018 • 24 min
4:43 - Ian O’Connor, the author of, ‘Belichick: The Making of the Greatest Football Coach of All Time’ joins Tom E. Curran on Quick Slants the Podcast. 6:10 - O’Connor discusses Bill Belichick’s relationship with Bill Parcells, and how Belichick had a…
Is Sony Michel the key to the Patriots beating the Dolphins on Sunday?
Sep 25, 2018 • 32 min
Tom E. Curran, Jerod Mayo and Phil Perry discuss the tough start for the Patriots, and break down what they need to do on both sides of the ball to improve. (1:00) Jerod Mayo and Phil Perry break down what they saw go wrong for the Patriots defense…
Jerod Mayo on why Sunday vs the Lions is the best time to test out Josh Gordon
Sep 19, 2018 • 23 min
Jerod Mayo talks with Tom E. Curran about the Patriots loss to the Jaguars, and why he thinks the Lions are the perfect opponent to test out Josh Gordon. (1:00) Jerod Mayo gives his reaction to the Patriots signing Josh Gordon, and what we can expect from…
Jerod Mayo thinks Bennie Fowler has better chance to play than Corey Coleman
Sep 11, 2018 • 25 min
Tom E. Curran and Jerod Mayo discuss the Patriots signing WRs Corey Coleman and Bennie Fowler, break down the Patriots week 1 win, and react to Matt Patricia’s tough debut for the Lions. (2:30) Jerod Mayo explains why he thinks Benny Fowler will get onto…
Did ‘Tom vs Time’ hurt Tom Brady’s chance of getting a better contract?
Sep 4, 2018 • 23 min
Tom E. Curran sits down with Jerod Mayo to discuss the trailer for the latest Tom vs. Time episode. Why did Brady feel the need to add an epilogue episode days before the season begins. Curran explains why he thinks ‘Tom vs Time’ hurt Tom Brady’s chance…
Jerod Mayo thinks Jimmy Garoppolo will regress this season,Josh McDaniels on how Patriots will deal with lack of depth at WR
Aug 28, 2018 • 30 min
Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo discuss what they’ve seen from the Patriots so far this season, whether the NFL can fix the preseason, and Jerod explains why he expects Jimmy G to regress this season. (6:00) Is there any point to the 4th…
Jerod Mayo explains why we shouldn’t panic about the new NFL helmet rule
Aug 21, 2018 • 32 min
Jerod Mayo talks with Phil Perry about the new NFL rules, and explains why he thinks we should not panic about the helmet rule just yet. (2:00) What level of concern does Jerod Mayo have with the NFL’s new helmet rule4:30) Will defenders altering the way…
What does Tom Brady’s contract adjustment say about his future with the Patriots?
Aug 14, 2018 • 26 min
2:20 - Tom Brady received a contract adjustment where he can earn up to $5 million in incentives. Are both sides justified in how his contract has been handled? What does the future hold for Brady? 5:45 - It’s not just about the amount of money for Brady…
How worried should we be about Sony Michel’s knee injury? 3 things to look for during Patriots-Redskins preseason game
Aug 7, 2018 • 30 min
Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran discuss Sony Michel’s knee injury and break down what the key things to look for during the Patriots first preseason game against the Redskins. (2:00) 3 things to look for in Patriots-Redskins game. (4:00) Will the Patriots…
Michael Lombardi explains why Malcolm Butler benching wasn’t the reason the Patriots lost Super Bowl LII
Jul 31, 2018 • 32 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down the first impressions they are getting from the newest members of the Patriots. They go through who has shined in training camp, and whether what players we can expect to make an impact during the season. (11:30)…
Joon Lee’s inside look at Jimmy Garoppolo’s relationship with Belichick and Brady, and how Jimmy G forced the Patriots hand
Jul 24, 2018 • 33 min
Quick Slants The Podcast with Tom E. Curran, Jerod Mayo, and Phil Perry is back! 1:30 - The Patriots new saying this year seems to be “Forget about it”. Will Bill Belichick be any different this year towards his players or explains things more given what…
Robert Kraft calls trading Rob Gronkowski rumors ‘a bunch of hogwash’
Jun 12, 2018 • 27 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Robert Kraft’s comments saying that the rumors of him vetoing a trade of Rob Gronkowski are “hogwash” (3:00) Is there any truth to any of the rumors that the Patriots looked to trade Rob Gronkowski? (6:00) Will Rob…
BRADY AND GRONKOWSKI ARE BACK! Will there be any hard feelings for their missed time?
Jun 5, 2018 • 27 min
Jerod Mayo, Tom E. Curran, and Phil Perry discuss the latest Patriots news including Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski arriving for Patriots Minicamp at Gillette. (1:00) Tom and Phil give their first impressions from day 1 at Patriots Minicamp. (8:00) We…
Does Belichick’s style resonate with this generation of players?
May 29, 2018 • 32 min
On this week’s episode of Quick Slants the Podcast, Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry and Tom Curran and the guys are talking a lot about the culture within the Patriots organization and the effect it can have on players. Later, Tom is joined by Mike Florio…
Would Tom Brady be skipping OTAs if Jimmy Garoppolo was still around?
May 22, 2018 • 29 min
Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo jump on what’s trending with the Patriots: 1:58 - How will the absence of Tom Brady from OTAs impact the Patriots’ team progression? 5:00 - Jerod explains why he thinks that no Brady isn’t a big deal for the Patriots…
Why do the Patriots want to be more like Ninjas, and how will legalized sports gambling impact the NFL?
May 15, 2018 • 33 min
Today on Quick Slants the Podcast Jerod Mayo joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to discuss the Patriots bringing in martial expert Joe Kim as a pass-rushing consultant. Jerod also explains why he is still not worried about Tom Brady or Rob Gronkowski…
Jerod Mayo thinks the culture of the Patriots is changing, how will Brady/Gronowski’s actions now impact the future of the “Patriot Way?”
May 8, 2018 • 31 min
Jerod Mayo sits down with Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran about whether he thinks things have gone “nuclear” on the Patriots with both Rob Gronkowski and Tom Brady sitting out all volunteer workouts. Will all be forgotten when Brady and Gronkowski arrive for…
Tom Brady ‘pleads the fifth’ over Belichick’s appreciation; Recapping the Patriots draft picks
May 1, 2018 • 29 min
0:55 - Tom Curran, Phil Perry, and Jerod Mayo discuss Tom Brady’s “plead the 5th” comments, why he said what he said, and how his comments can be interpreted. 5:41 - Tom Brady’s response to the Malcolm Butler question and how Brady openly questioned the…
Is Kyle Lauletta built to be Tom Brady’s successor with the Patriots?
Apr 26, 2018 • 35 min
Phil Perry talks breaks down Kyle Lauletta’s college career by talking with his coaches and finding out how he will translate in the NFL. Also whether he could be a perfect fit in New England as Tom Brady’s successor.
Jerod Mayo: Players won’t be upset with Gronk for missing OTA’s; draft preview; Manziel to NE?
Apr 26, 2018 • 33 min
Jerod Mayo joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to discuss Rob Gronkowski’s absence from OTA’s, his bizarre press conference on Saturday, and his announcement that he will return next season. (13:45) Mayo says that while the coaches obviously won’t be…
Is OSU QB Mason Rudolph the pocket passer for the Patriots in this year’s draft?
Apr 25, 2018 • 18 min
Phil Perry delves into the story of quarterback Mason Rudolph out of Oklahoma State University and speaks with Rudolph’s QB coach Zac Robinson about why the young QB should receive interest from teams during the draft. 1:31 - Despite putting up ridiculous…
Is WKU QB Mike White’s big arm a good fit for the Patriots?
Apr 24, 2018 • 21 min
Phil Perry talks with WKU QB Mike White and his coach Mike Sanford about the WKU offense, White’s special trait as a QB, and how he translates to the next level. Could Mike White have what the Patriots need? Take a listen and get to know all you need to…
Jerod Mayo: Brady, Gronk missing OTA’s is a big deal, and the potential culture crisis in Foxboro
Apr 17, 2018 • 28 min
(1:30) Jerod Mayo reacts to Danny Amendola’s comments about Bill Belichick and the benching of Malcolm Butler (3:30) Jerod Mayo says that even after reaching out to players and coaches he cannot find out why Malcolm Butler was benched.(7:00) Do other…
Red flags surrounding Lamar Jackson; Why even talk about a new contract with Tom Brady?
Apr 13, 2018 • 30 min
Patriots are doing their homework on the quarterbacks in this upcoming draft, including a lot of studying up on Louisville’s Lamar Jackson. Phil reports that some teams have had difficulty in reaching Jackson at some points in the process, which is…
Jerod Mayo reacts to reports that Bill Belichick ‘chastised’ Gronkowski over TB12 diet in front of teammates, is this the reason for Gronk being unhappy?
Apr 10, 2018 • 31 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry sit down with Jerod Mayo to discuss the reports that Bill Belichick ‘chastised’ Rob Gronkowski over the TB12 diet in front of teammates. (2:00) Is this riff from training camp the reason that Rob Gronkowski is not confirming…
Jerod Mayo: What it takes to be a linebacker for Bill Belichick
Apr 9, 2018 • 28 min
Phil Perry sits down with former Patriots defensive captain Jerod Mayo to talk about what it takes to be a linebacker in Bill Belichick’s system, and how that relates to the NFL Draft. Make sure to follow Phil on Twitter @PhilAPerry for a series looking…
Jerod Mayo explains why he is a fan of the Brandin Cooks trade, how will it impact Patriots draft strategy?
Apr 3, 2018 • 18 min
Tom E. Curran sits down with Jerod Mayo to react to the Patriots trading Brandin Cooks. (1:30) Why did the Patriots decide to trade Brandin Cooks? (3:30) What position will the Patriots address with their newly acquired draft picks? (7:30) Does trading…
Belichick and Kraft comment on their meeting and tension, and NFL rule changes
Mar 27, 2018 • 21 min
1:32 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss the new NFL rules change on lowering the helmet to initiate contact, and how it could be more impactful than the catch rule. 4:30 - Why there could be a legitimate problem with the new NFL catch rule and how it…
Ranking the Patriots additions, are the Patriots better defensively, but worse offensively?
Mar 20, 2018 • 28 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry go over the moves the Patriots have made this off-season and rank their favorite moves and what to expect from those players. (1:00) Ranking the Patriots acquisitions so far. (5:30) Will Danny Shelton or Jason McCourty have a…
Special Episode: Previewing “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered” on the Oxygen network
Mar 16, 2018 • 24 min
In this episode, Quick Slants’ Phil Perry joins fellow podcasters for a discussion on the Aaron Hernandez case. For a deeper look into his story, watch the two-night special “Aaron Hernandez Uncovered” Saturday March 17 and Sunday March 18 at 7/6c on…
The tenor around the Patriots isn’t great right now; NFL free-agency update
Mar 15, 2018 • 38 min
The first few days of NFL free-agency have seen the Patriots lose key players and sit on the sidelines, and Tom E. Curran and Phil discuss all the moves, plus reading into Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski weighing-in on social media on their teammates going…
Phil Savage details draft prospects, which QBs are overrated, and diamonds in the rough
Mar 8, 2018 • 22 min
Senior Bowl guru and former Cleveland Browns general manager Phil Savage joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry on this episode of Quick Slants the Podcast. 2:15 - Phil Savage breaks down the top-tier quarterbacks in this draft class and how many of them are…
Jerod Mayo weighs in on whether he thinks Bill Belichick is listening to anyone anymore
Mar 6, 2018 • 21 min
Jerod Mayo joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to give his reaction to Tom’s article, and give his opinion on whether he thinks Bill Belichick is listening to anyone anymore. (5:00) Jerod Mayo reflects back on 2009 season under Bill Belichick, and whether…
Steve Palazzolo breaks down the QBs in this year’s draft, what player could fit the Patriots needs?
Mar 1, 2018 • 22 min
Phil Perry is joined by Steve Palazzolo and they discuss the QBs in this year’s draft, and which player could fit the Patriots needs.
Dane Brugler of NFLDraftScout.com, Should Patriots draft QB Lamar Jackson in the 1st Round?
Feb 25, 2018 • 38 min
(3:00) Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran discuss what their priorities are for Patriots offseason moves. Is bringing back Nate Soldier the first move that needs to happen? (7:00) Does the linebacker position need to be addressed this offseason? (10:00) Phil…
Jerod Mayo responds to Lane Johnson’s comments, and does the Patriots defense need to build a new identity this off-season?
Feb 13, 2018 • 39 min
(2:00) Jerod Mayo on how much transition the Patriots as a whole has to go through this offseason, will this offseason be different than previous years?(4:00) Does Bill Belichick have a problem with Gronkowski and Brady being public figures outside of…
Even Jerod Mayo was confused on Bill Belichick’s decision to bench Malcolm Butler
Feb 6, 2018 • 34 min
(2:00) Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran and discusses the Patriots not playing Malcolm Butler, and try to figure out the reasoning for dressing him. (4:30) Jerod Mayo on how the benching of Butler had trickle down effects on the Patriots…
How do the Patriots turn impossible to probably? A Special Episode
Feb 2, 2018 • 28 min
In a special episode of “Quick Slants The Podcast”, Tom E. Curran brings you a 360 degree look at how game management and overcoming the odds have been the cornerstone of the New England Patriots dynasty. Tom talks with current players, coaches, analysts,…
A Football Education on Super Bowl 52; Is this the last hurrah for the Patriots?
Feb 1, 2018 • 36 min
Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo broadcast LIVE from the food court at the Mall of America as we get you ready for Super Bowl 52. The boys hit the laboratory to start to breakdown the complete X’s and O’s of what the Patriots need to do to stop…
Rodney Harrison, Dan Patrick, and Cris Collinsworth break down match-ups to look for on Sunday and Drew Esocoff & Fred Gaudelli talk about what goes into preparing for a Super Bowl broadcast
Jan 30, 2018 • 29 min
(4:00) Rodney Harrison gives his opinion on how much longer he think Tom Brady can play in the NFL (7:00) Rodney Harrison explains when he knew that it was time for him to retire from the NFL. (8:00) Rodney Harrison on what type of offensive gameplan the…
How much better are the Eagles than the Jaguars? What are the biggest threats to Patriots?
Jan 23, 2018 • 38 min
Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran to discuss the Patriots-Eagles Superbowl matchup (2:00) are Patriots fans becoming numb to their team going to the Super Bowl? (8:00) Jerod Mayo joins Curran and Perry to discuss whether the excitement of…
Jerod Mayo breaks down the best way for Patriots to attack Jaguars defense
Jan 16, 2018 • 27 min
Jerod Mayo talks with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry about the Patriots AFC Championship matchup with the Jacksonville Jaguars. (2:00) Jerod Mayo gives his X’s and O’s breakdown of the Jaguars defensive schemes and traits. (5:00) Jerod gives his opinion on…
Andy Benoit from The MMQB gives his in-depth Titans breakdown
Jan 12, 2018 • 29 min
3:50 - Dick LeBeau’s defense has a variety of schemes that could give Tom Brady and the Patriots trouble. Will the entire offensive unit be up for the challenge? 12:43 - Rob Gronkowski was nearly unstoppable the last few games of the regular season. How…
Gotham Chopra discusses Tom Brady’s motivation to put out ‘Tom vs Time’
Jan 11, 2018 • 18 min
Tom E. Curran sits down with Gotham Chopra to discuss working with Tom Brady on ‘Tom vs Time’ (2:00). Chopra opens up about what he thinks was Tom Brady’s motivation behind making the reality series. (6:00) What did Chopra think about the TB12 method, and…
Jerod Mayo on how the Patriots as a team will ignore the noise and focus on winning
Jan 9, 2018 • 31 min
Jerod Mayo sits down with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry. (:30) Jerod on how the Patriots players will ignore the outside noise and focus on strictly the Titans. (3:30) Jerod gives his reaction to the ESPN story and how he sees the Patriots handling it…
Bill Belichick wouldn’t be dictated to…by anyone
Jan 5, 2018 • 23 min
Tom Curran weighs in on the ESPN story by Seth Wickersham on dysfunction among Robert Kraft, Bill Belichick and Tom Brady, including what his sources are telling him concerning different parts of the story. Two key questions Tom discusses - Are there…
Jerod Mayo on how possibility of losing McDaniels and Patricia would impact Patriots future
Jan 2, 2018 • 38 min
Jerod Mayo sits down with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to discuss the possibility of the Patriots losing McDaniels and Patricia next season, and our crew give their All-Pro selections. (1:30) Jerod Mayo gives his opinion on how Matt Patricia would be as a…
Matt Maiocco from NBCS Bay Area joins to talk Garoppolo’s continued success; Worst trade of Belichick era?
Dec 26, 2017 • 32 min
2:30 - Matt Maiocco from NBCS Bay Area joins to discuss Jimmy Garoppolo playing great with the 49ers, the hype surrounding the new QB, and how Jimmy G was able to make a smooth transition to playing in San Francisco. 13:18 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry…
Must win for Buffalo; more insight on Alex Guerrero
Dec 21, 2017 • 36 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry look ahead to the Patriots/Bills game, including Tre’davious White re-thinking his comments and calls for ‘payback’ for Rob Gronkowski after the dirty hit in Buffalo. Does head coach Sean McDermott have the respect of the…
What impacts will come from Alex Guerrero being banned from plane, sideline?
Dec 19, 2017 • 15 min
Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran discuss the reports that Bill Belichick has banned privileges of Tom Brady’s associate Alex Guerrero, and what could stem from these decisions.
Jerod Mayo breaks down key plays from Patriots/Steelers, how often do Patriots practice ‘fake spike’ play
Dec 19, 2017 • 33 min
Jerod Mayo sits down with Phil Perry and Tom E. Curran to break down the Patriots win over the Steelers. (3:30) Jerod Mayo breaks down what went wrong with the Patriots defense on the Ju-Ju Smith -Schuster 69 yard play. (11:00) Breaking down Steelers…
Pittsburgh Steelers writer Mark Kaboly on the keys to the clash between Patriots-Steelers
Dec 15, 2017 • 27 min
Phil Perry is joined by Senior Steelers writer for the Athletic, Mark Kaboly. (3:00) Kaboly on how Mike Tomlin has handled the build pup to Patriots-Steelers (6:30) What can Steelers learn from loss to Patriots last playoffs? (8:30) Why have Steelers seem…
How the Dolphins made Tom Brady look so uncomfortable and how Miami’s defense was so effective
Dec 12, 2017 • 37 min
What happened in Miami? Jerod Mayo, Tom E. Curran and Phil perry break it down in a brand new Quick Slants Podcast, presented by Papa Gino’s. (1:05) Patriots have trouble running the ball with a limited attack. The battle between the Patriots offensive…
Why Tom Brady’s sideline dustups are different than Odell Beckham, Dez Bryant, etc
Dec 7, 2017 • 28 min
On the latest episode of Quick Slants: The Podcast with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry… 4:02 - Ryan Clark says that Tre’Davious White texted him that ‘the whole hood wants Gronk’. What happens the next time Patriots play the Bills? 7:00 - What’s the best…
Jerod Mayo reacts to Mike Tomlin’s comments about Patriots, and why were things so chippy between Patriots and Dolphins?
Nov 28, 2017 • 35 min
Jerod Mayo sits down with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry. (1:30) What to make of the chippiness between the Patriots and the Dolphins, and whether it will carry over to their next game. (7:30) Jerod Mayo gives on the field stories about what opposing…
Jerod Mayo thinks Brady’s footwork is the best it’s been, Curran thinks Amendola’s being underrated
Nov 21, 2017 • 32 min
Tom E. Curran, Jerod Mayo, and Phil Perry sit down to discuss the Patriots win over the Raiders, as well as other NFL thoughts and observations they have. (1:30) Why is Jerod mayo down on the NFL product as a whole? (2:30) Are NFL coaches to blame for the…
Troy Brown reflects on his friend and former teammate Terry Glenn
Nov 21, 2017 • 25 min
(1:00) Tom E. Curran gives a timeline of Terry Glenn’s time with the New England Patriots (4:30) Troy Brown reflects on hearing the news of Terry Glenn’s passing and his last few times talking with Terry (6:30) Troy brown discusses how Terry Glenn’s…
Scott Bair of NBCS Bay Area previews Patriots-Raiders, how will location of Mexico City impact the game?
Nov 16, 2017 • 24 min
Scott Bair of NBCS Bay Area talks with Phil Perry about the Patriots-Raiders matchup this Sunday. (1:25) What cool stuff is there to do in Mexico City? (6:30) How will Raiders use their experience of playing in Mexico City lat season to their advantage?…
Jerod Mayo breaks down how Patriots dominated Broncos, gives Patriots-Raiders preview
Nov 14, 2017 • 31 min
1:30 Reaction to the Patriots blowout win over Denver, why is Denver so bad? 5:00 How does using James Devlin change how defenses attack the Patriots? 8:00 Jerod Mayo breaks down how the use of the dynamic backs the Patriots have throws off opposing…
Gil Brandt on Bill Belichick saying he should be in HOF, Mike Klis Patriots/Broncos preview
Nov 9, 2017 • 25 min
1:30 Gil Brandt reacts to Bill Belichick’s comments that he should be in the Hall of Fame 5:00 Gil Brandt talks about what Bill Belichick does that is similar to what his Cowboys teams would do. 8:30 Gil Brandt on whether Bill Belichick is the last of a…
Julian Edelman talks the making of his book “Relentless: A Memoir”
Nov 8, 2017 • 16 min
Julian Edelman joins Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry to talk the making of his book “Relentless: A Memoir” 1:30 Julian Edelman tells the story about meeting a family that named their boy “Edelman” after him. 3:30 Julian Edelman and Tom E. Curran discuss the…
Jerod Mayo gets honest about how tough it is to play in Denver
Nov 7, 2017 • 31 min
The Patriots did not even get to talk contract numbers with Jimmy Garoppolo
Nov 2, 2017 • 28 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the Patriots trading Jimmy Garoppolo to the 49ers, and Curran explains that the Patriots did not even get to talk contract numbers with Garoppolo, they were only able to offer a ‘theoretical’ contract. 2:00 Did Robert…
Why did the Patriots decide to trade Garoppolo now?
Oct 31, 2017 • 55 min
1:10 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry discuss why the Patriots decided now to trade backup quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo. 2:06 - Listen to Bill Belichick’s opening statement in his conference call to the media about the trade. 5:08 - The issue that would have…
Jerod Mayo gives first hand experience on dealing with torn pectoral
Oct 26, 2017 • 30 min
1:30 Jerod Mayo on how the Dont’a Hightower injury will impact the Patriots on the field 3:00 Jerod tells his story of having the same injury and how in some ways it made him a better player, and how Hightower can continue to learn throughout this injury…
Will Patriots defense finally turn the corner after solid performance vs Falcons?
Oct 24, 2017 • 29 min
1:00 Tom E. Curran shares some stories and insight from writing the book ‘Relentless’ a memoir on Julian Edelman. 6:00 Tom & Phil discuss what the key factors were to the Patriots getting their win over the Falcons. 15:00 Jerod Mayo joins Phil Perry to…
Has the Patriots locker room chemistry been altered?
Oct 19, 2017 • 27 min
On this episode of Quick Slants the Podcast with Tom Curran and Tom Giles… 1:50 - They discuss if there is an issue inside of the Patriots locker room and how the chemistry has been altered by a few missing pieces. 5:47 - Curran and Giles talk about how…
Is Bill Belichick ignoring the noise? or trying to change the narrative?
Oct 17, 2017 • 29 min
3:00 Why has Bill Belichick been so surprisingly positive of his team’s performance in tight wins? 6:30 Phil Perry breaks down what grades he gave the Patriots on his report card following the win over the Jets 15:00 Reaction to the Austin-Seferian…
Jets beat reporter Manish Mehta, is there any shot the Jets make the upset on Sunday?
Oct 12, 2017 • 36 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry look ahead to the Patriots game this weekend against the surprising New York Jets. (10:00) Dont’a Hightower tells Phil Perry he is not where he wants to be so far in this season. (14:00) At what point do the Patriots make a…
How concerned is Jerod Mayo on the amount of hits Tom Brady has been taking?
Oct 10, 2017 • 32 min
1:00 What is the biggest reason Tom Brady is getting hit so much? 5:00 Jerod Mayo tells story of going up against Logan Mankins during practice when he was a rookie 8:00 Jerod Mayo on Patriots defense improving on Thursday Night, but still showing signs…
Special guest Bill Burr rants on Deflategate and the Colts
Oct 9, 2017 • 33 min
Tom Curran had the chance to talk to a special guest in this bonus episode of “Quick Slants The Podcast”, as comedian Bill Burr checked-in. The Canton native talks about the wonderful world of social media, plus his podcast and animated series for Netflix…
Is the way the Patriots beat the Buccaneers sustainable for the rest of the season?
Oct 6, 2017 • 28 min
1:00 Regardless of how good it looked, Patriots thrilled to just get the win 4:00 Should Patriots fans be encouraged about Patriots getting a run game going? 7:00 Will the hits that Brady has been taking catch up with him? 13:00 How did Dwayne Allen have…
Jerod Mayo gives player insight on why Patriots defense is struggling
Oct 3, 2017 • 32 min
Jerod Mayo talks with Tom E. Curran about what problems he is seeing the Patriots defense have on the field, and what can be done to fix it by Thursday. (1:30) Jerod Mayo on how the Patriots defense needs to turn the page on poor start to season. (5:00)…
Carolina Panthers reporter Joe Person on match-ups to look for on Sunday
Sep 28, 2017 • 21 min
3:00 What went wrong for the Panthers against the Saints? 5:00 What has been the reason for Cam Newton’s decline? 6:30 Is Christian McCaffrey built for the NFL? 11:00 What injuries besides Greg Olsen will impact Panthers on Sunday? 14:00 Is Cam Newton a…
Jerod Mayo weighs in on Patriots players kneeling during national anthem
Sep 26, 2017 • 51 min
Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo have an open and insightful discussion on the anthem protests this weekend, and how the groups of players in NFL locker rooms are so reflective of society. (1:30) Jerod Mayo gives his impressions on some Patriots…
Is Malcolm Butler on his way out of New England?
Sep 19, 2017 • 29 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the Patriots win in New Orleans, and the developing situation with Malcolm Butler. Plus, a breakdown of Phil’s report card. 2:00 - Is there tension between the Patriots and Malcolm Butler? 6:30 - Would the Patriots…
123: Jerod Mayo thinks Patriots defensive communication is bigger problem than personnel
Sep 12, 2017 • 51 min
2:00 Jerod Mayo gives his reaction to the Patriots loss to the Chiefs, and breaks down what Kansas City did to shut down the Patriots offense. 7:00 Jerod Mayo explains why he was disappointed in the Patriots run game against the Chiefs, and what they can…
122: Previewing the 2017 season opener vs. the Chiefs
Sep 6, 2017 • 55 min
3:05 - Tom Curran and Phil Perry preview the Chiefs-Patriots matchup and discuss any concerns they may have in the season opener. 6:24 - A look at the injury report and who will be playing and who will be sitting it out. 8:38 - Jerod Mayo joins to give…
121: Andy Benoit from SI.com on how to beat the New England Patriots
Aug 31, 2017 • 27 min
Phil Perry sits down with Andy Benoit of Sports Illustrated and the MMQB to discuss his recent article on how teams can scheme to better their chance to beat the New England Patriots. He breaks down what the Houston Texans did to slow down Tom Brady and…
120: Jerod Mayo - Julian Edelman will bounce back from injury
Aug 29, 2017 • 63 min
Jerod Mayo sits down with Phil Perry and Mike Giardi to discuss the fallout of Edelman being done for the season. (3:30) Will the Patriots be able to replace Julian Edelman, or just re-adjust their offense? (6:00) Mike Giardi is Bill Belichick, what’s the…
119: Scott Hanson from NFL Red Zone; Matt Light on Brady turning 40
Aug 24, 2017 • 51 min
Tom E. Curran talks with Scott Hanson from NFL Red Zone about his start in broadcasting, being a walk-on at Syracuse, and his unique job in broadcasting. Mike Giardi catches up with former Patriots left tackle Matt Light on Tom Brady turning 40, how much…
118: Curran/Perry on first impressions from Patriots preseason games, Jerod Mayo on what was the most talented roster he had with Patriots
Aug 22, 2017 • 58 min
3:00 Dont’a Hightower returning to Patriots off the PUP list, will he be ready to be ‘all systems go’ going forward. 6:20 Was the eclipse worth all the hype? 10:40 Should the Patriots poor offensive line performance against Houston worry fans? 15:50 What…
117: 53-man roster projection; Greenbrier ruminations; Hightower’s status
Aug 18, 2017 • 41 min
Phil Perry reports back from the Patriots-Texans joint practice sessions at The Greenbrier in West Virginia. Tom E. Curran and Perry discuss Dont’a Hightower’s status, the abundance or receivers, Curran’s basketball skills. The two try to work out a…
116: The Ringer’s Kevin Clark on the revolutionary offense of the 2007 Patriots; Curran on his book with Julian Edelman
Aug 10, 2017 • 50 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the first couple of weeks of Patriots Training Camp, including who has looked good and bad, plus the joint practices with the Jacksonville Jaguars. They also discuss what to look for in Thursday’s preseason opener…
115: Tom E. Curran empties his bucket of Tom Brady stories
Aug 4, 2017 • 34 min
In this week’s edition of “Quick Slants The Podcast”, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Tom Brady turning 40 years-old on Thursday, and Curran tells a bunch of really great stories on the early days of his career, his extremely fiery demeanor, contract…
114: Behind the scenes stories on Belichick and the Patriots with Jerod Mayo
Jul 26, 2017 • 37 min
Former Patriots defensive captain Jerod Mayo joins Tom E. Curran and Phill Perry to give a peak behind the curtain of the Patriots operation run by Bill Belichick. Mayo talks about becoming a captain, how New England differs from other NFL franchises,…
113: Jerod Mayo on CTE report and concussions in the game
Jul 26, 2017 • 38 min
In Part 1 of this week’s “Quick Slants The Podcast”, Tom E. Curran, Phil Perry and Jerod Mayo discuss the New York Times story on a recently released CTE report from Boston University on the high frequency of CTE in found in donated brains of football…
Ep. 112: Jimmy Garoppolo and the stationary bike; sports psychologist Dr. John Sullivan
Jun 15, 2017 • 73 min
Phil Perry and guest host Mike Giardi discuss Jimmy Garoppolo’s calf and whether his missing a day of mini camp is a story. Perry also speaks with Dr. John Sullivan about the mental side of sports. 1:20 Jimmy Garoppolo’s calf 22:48 Dr. John Sullivan…
111: Shift to strengthen Tom Brady’s marketing arm?
Jun 2, 2017 • 37 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Tom Brady’s offseason, which has seen a spike in interviews, being named as the cover player for the Madden video game, his wife’s interview with Charlie Rose, and more. It draws the question: has the fifth Super Bowl…
110: The Arkansas-Patriots connection with Bret Bielema; Welker vs Edelman
May 22, 2017 • 46 min
Phil Perry’s interview with Arkansas head coach Bret Bielema, who has funneled his college players — James White, Trey Flowers, and others — to the Patriots. The interview explores his connection to Bill Belichick, why his players are attractive to the…
109: Don Yee (Tom Brady’s agent) releases statement on potential concussions
May 19, 2017 • 63 min
Phil Perry speaks with Judy Battista, columnist for NFL.com, about the statement released by Don Yee regarding Tom Brady’s history with alleged concussions. Perry also answers listener questions regarding the Patriots.
108: The Brady-Garoppolo discussion
May 11, 2017 • 39 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the looming decision about the futures of the two quarterbacks. Curran’s Boston Sports Tonight interview with Michael Lombardi is featured.
106: The 2017 Patriots Mock Draft
Apr 25, 2017 • 36 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry runs through their ideal Patriots selections with their six slots.
105: Patriots schedule analysis; Josh Norris talking Draft
Apr 20, 2017 • 52 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the newly-released Patriots 2017 schedule. Rotoworld and NBC Sports draft expert Josh Norris joins the podcast to discuss prospects and some Patriots-related themes. The podcast ruminates over a very negative review.…
103: Devin McCourty interview
Apr 14, 2017 • 18 min
Phil Perry speaks with Patriots safety Devin McCourty about race, not visiting the Trump White House, his brother’s new status as a free agent, Malcolm Butler, and more.
101: Richard Sherman rumors; Steve Palazzolo; Adrian Peterson theories
Apr 5, 2017 • 60 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the possible fit of Richard Sherman with the New England Patriots, should the team trade for him. Perry and Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus preview the upcoming NFL Draft, including what players the Patriots…
99: Dan Wetzel on Hernandez trial; Tim Rohan’s day with Adam Schefter
Mar 24, 2017 • 34 min
Tom E. Curran has Dan Wetzel of Yahoo Sports as a guest to discuss the Aaron Hernandez double homicide trial. Wetzel has been in the courtroom, and wrote this piece about the day Hernandez’s former friend Alexander Bradley testified in court:…
98: Owners meeting preview; Malcolm Butler
Mar 21, 2017 • 54 min
Tom E. Curran shares tales of NFL owners meetings past, and previews the upcoming session with Phil Perry. The two also discuss the Malcolm Butler situation, which has yet to find its resolution.
97: Going inside the looming Malcolm Butler deal and status with Patriots
Mar 16, 2017 • 44 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry break down the options that Malcolm Butler has, and how we have gotten to where we are in the Patriots offseason landscape.
96: Curran vs Gasper, Are Patriots wrong for playing hardball with Malcolm Butler?
Mar 16, 2017 • 31 min
Tom E. Curran is joined by Chris Gasper to debate whether the Patriots are doing the right thing by playing hardball with Malcolm Butler over his contract.
95: Patriots remain active and acquire Brandin Cooks from Saints
Mar 10, 2017 • 43 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry were giving their first impressions from the Patriots first day of free agency and new broke AS THEY WERE RECORDING that the Patriots acquired Brandin Cooks from the Saints. Our guys took a second to catch their breath and…
94: Free agency doomsday bunker scenarios
Mar 7, 2017 • 62 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry hold tryouts for the podcast’s introduction. They then run through their doomsday scenarios for Patriots free agency losses. The Brandin Cook trade rumor is discussed. And Mike Giardi joins the podcast for more free agency…
93: Mary Kay Cabot on Browns and Garoppolo; Dont’a Hightower a free agent
Mar 1, 2017 • 83 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry speak with Mary Kay Cabot, who covers the Browns, about Cleveland being a possible destination for Jimmy Garoppolo, and what the Browns would be willing to give up for him. Mike Giardi joins the podcast to discuss Patriots…
92: Dont’a Hightower, Jimmy Garoppolo and Jacoby Brissett
Feb 21, 2017 • 72 min
In this week’s episode of “Quick Slants The Podcast” presented by Papa Gino’s, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Patriots players and coaches that could be either coming or going. Also, former offensive lineman and current sports radio host Rich…
91: Director Gotham Chopra on Tom Brady’s Involvement with the “Religion of Sports”
Feb 14, 2017 • 67 min
Following Super Bowl LI, Patriots quarterback Tom Brady posted something on social media with the hashtag #ROS. This stands for “Religion of Sports”, a TV show from director Gotham Chopra where Brady (and Michael Strahan) served as executive producers.…
90: Conditioning’s impact on SB LI; why Falcons melted down; greatest Super Bowl ever?
Feb 8, 2017 • 53 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Super Bowl LI, and the actions that allowed the Patriots to come back from down 28-3 to win in over time. 5:17 Taking issue with the comeback statistics 11:20 Patriots complicit in helping Falcons melt down 19:55…
89: Live from Super Bowl 51
Feb 2, 2017 • 60 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry bring a Super Super Bowl edition of “Quick Slants The Podcast”. Here’s this week’s rundown: (2:00) Agent Don Yee, Jimmy Garoppolo’s future (8:10) Tom’s story on the health of Tom Brady’s mother (15:05) Roger Goodell press…
88: How would a Patriots win in the Super Bowl impact their legacy?
Jan 25, 2017 • 52 min
In this week’s edition of “Quick Slants The Podcast” presented by Papa Gino’s, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry hit on several topics after the Patriots steamrolled the Steelers in the AFC Championship. Here’s this week’s rundown: (3:42) How a win would…
87: Pre-game rituals
Jan 20, 2017 • 21 min
Tom E. Curran talks with a handful of Patriots players about how they structure their pre-game routines. Rob Ninkovich, Devin McCourty, Dont’a Hightower, Nate Solder, Alan Branch share their rituals.
86: Antonio Brown’s betrayal; Matt Light; eyeing up Pittsburgh
Jan 18, 2017 • 68 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the aftermath of Antonio Brown’s Facebook Live video. Curran interview Matt Light ahead of the AFC Championship. They dissect the press conferences of Tom Brady and Bill Belichick, and look at how to beat the Steelers.…
85: Trying to take the Texans seriously; Trey Flowers; Vrabel stories; Fake News
Jan 11, 2017 • 53 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry try to predict how Bill O’Brien will design Houston’s attack. They also dig into Phil’s reporting about Trey Flowers, who’s had an impactful season rushing the passer. “heyHeyWhat’sYoNumba?” makes a strong comeback. And Tom…
84: Ranking coaching openings for Patricia, McDaniels; Ty Law stories; awards
Jan 4, 2017 • 88 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry rank the head coaching vacancies, as Matt Patricia and Josh McDaniels prepare to interview. Curran shares some stories from his days of covering Ty Law, his is in the final 15 for the Pro Football Hall of Fame. And a glance at…
82: Michael Floyd and “The Patriot Way”; Way too much Christmas Caroling
Dec 22, 2016 • 46 min
In this week’s episode of Quick Slants The Podcast presented by Papa Gino’s, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss the controversial pick-up of Michael Floyd. It seems like an expensive gamble to make at this point, according the the guys. This topic leads…
81: Who are the Top 5 most important offensive skill players?
Dec 14, 2016 • 49 min
Following a big win by the Patriots against the Ravens, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about where New England currently stands in the AFC in this week’s episode of “Quick Slants the Podcast”, presented by Papa Gino’s. Here is a rundown of Episode 81…
80: No love between Ravens and Patriots; Time to sit Martellus Bennett for a game or two?
Dec 8, 2016 • 63 min
The New England Patriots head into their final four games of the regular season against the team that has been in the crosshairs during the Bill Belichick era, the Baltimore Ravens. Will Tom Brady and company look for revenge against the team that started…
79: Memory Lane with Drew Bledsoe; Gronkowski’s future; Jeff Fisher
Dec 1, 2016 • 59 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discuss Curran’s interview with Drew Bledsoe, which can be heard on this podcast. Rob Gronkowski’s usage and future is another topic. This podcast was recorded before news of his impending back surgery. After ‘News: Go!’…
78: Jets preview; Mayo recap; what happened to Revis?
Nov 23, 2016 • 37 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry preview Sunday’s match up with the Jets. Curran, Perry, and Mike Giardi highlights some points from the Jerod Mayo episode. And a look at what happened to Darrelle Revis since leaving the Patriots.
77: Mayo on leadership, new generation of NFL players
Nov 21, 2016 • 25 min
A special episode of Quick Slants the podcast with guest Jerod Mayo, who talks with Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry about Alan Branch, Jabaal Sheard, the new generation of NFL players and their focus on social media, and more.
76: Patriots leadership questions; defense in focus; Bennett’s fit
Nov 16, 2016 • 50 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry look at if there’s a leadership void on the Patriots defense. Martellus Bennett’s fit with the Patriots is discussed. And Bennett, Julian Edelman, and Malcolm Mitchell are featured in ‘Hey! What’s Your Number?’
75: Stick to sports? Belichick, Brady & Trump; Patriots news of the week
Nov 9, 2016 • 41 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry assess a post-election Patriots media session that saw Bill Belichick and Tom Brady addressing their support for President-Elect Donald Trump. In ‘News Go,’ Curran and Perry run through the news of the week as it pertains to…
74: Sifting through post-Collins trade spin; Malcolm Butler’s number history
Nov 3, 2016 • 43 min
Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry sort through the post-Jamie Collins trade news cycle, including deciphering reaction from Bill Belichick and Collins himself. Malcolm Butler offers his number history in ‘Hey, What’s Ya Number?’ And Perry gets a music…