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"The Next Pats Podcast" focuses on the NFL Draft and free agency for the New England Patriots. NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry welcomes guests and breakdowns every aspect of the Patriots offseason, including free-agency and the NFL Draft.

"The Next Pats Podcast" focuses on the NFL Draft and free agency for the New England Patriots. NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry welcomes guests and breakdowns every aspect of the Patriots offseason, including free-agency and the NFL Draft.


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"The Next Pats Podcast" focuses on the NFL Draft and free agency for the New England Patriots. NBC Sports Boston's Phil Perry welcomes guests and breakdowns every aspect of the Patriots offseason, including free-agency and the NFL Draft.




Planning and sacrifice: BC head coach Jeff Hafley lays out team's COVID protocols

5:00-Jeff Hafley on challenges of transitioning to BC head coach during pandemic 8:00-ACC “full speed ahead” intends to play 2020 season 10:30-BC has had 164 tests with no positive results. Jeff breaks down the daily routines to keep players and coaches safe 14:20-What are players’ living arrangements to keep everyone safe? Watch on YouTube:


History shows a motivated Cam Newton is unstoppable

Phil Perry is joined by staff writer at the Ringer Tyler R. Tynes to talk about his involvement in the production of "The Cam Chronicles" podcast series. The two discuss what to expect from Cam Newton in a Patriots uniform. Phil also gives us an behind-the-scenes look at the making of the upcoming episode of the NBC Sports podcast series, "Sports Uncovered: The Bill Belichick you don't know." 4:06 - Tyler Tynes of the Ringer talks with Phil about his year-long reporting journey for "The Cam...


How can the Patriots utilize N’Keal Harry more in 2020?

4:00- Steve Palazzolo of Pro Football Focus breaks down his expectations for N’Keal Harry in 2020 7:00- Should N’Keal Harry be used more of a ‘gadget guy’? 13:00- How will Bill Belichick use the two tight ends he drafted? 15:30- Check out the podcast 'Mouthpeace' with Michael & Pele Bennett: 20:15- Vincent Brown of William and Mary on what to expect from DT Bill Murray Watch on YouTube:


Will we see the NFL in 2020? Infectious disease expert weighs in

4:30- Dr. Helen Boucher says all leagues should have back up plans in their return to play strategy. 8:00- How could a second wave of COVID-19 impact sports coming back? 12:00- Dr. Boucher breaks down steps needed for people that test positive for COVID-19 to be in the clear 17:00- If NBA bubble is successful, can the NFL do something similar? 24:00- How unsafe is it for NFL players to being working out together and not following guidelines?


Why the Cam Newton experiment will work in New England

1:00- Phil Perry and Tom Curran break down why signing Cam Newton is a win-win for the Patriots 7:30- Darin Gantt of ProFootball Talk breaks down the potential of Cam Newton with the Patriots 20:00- Is the offer the Patriots made for Cam insulting? 23:00- Chris Simms of PFT explains why he had Cam Newton as his #10 QB before Patriots acquired him 29:00- Simms ‘Patriots are built better to play Cam Newton style of football than Tom Brady style” 32:30- Does Stidham have a shot at being...


Andrew Brandt discusses NFL push to stay on schedule despite COVID-19 concerns

4:00- Andrew Brandt, if health was the top priority, NFL wouldn’t play in 2020 10:00- How hard would it be for the NFL to play in a bubble? 11:30- Will NFL allow players to opt out and get paid? 12:30- Is coming to the Northeast a good alternative to an NFL bubble? 15:30- How will COVID-19 impact the NFL cap?


Kevin Kelley (The Coach Who Never Punts) talks NFL innovation and Patriots rookie receiver Will Hastings

Phil Perry talks with Kevin Kelley, HC of Pulaski Academy, and former coach of Patriots WR Will Hastings. He details Hasting’s journey to the NFL and what role he could play for the Patriots. :45- Phil Perry on why Will Hastings has what it takes to make the Patriots 53-man roster 6:20- Did Kevin Kelley think Will Hastings was NFL material when he was in high school? 10:40- Hastings being recruited as a kicker then transitioning to WR at Auburn 18:30- Kevin Kelley on deciding to never...


Why QB J’Mar Smith will be the next Patriots undrafted rookie success story

2:00- What style of QB is J’Mar Smith? 4:20- Skip Holtz, HC at LA Tech, on potential of J’Mar Smith 13:30- Skip Holtz highlights some of J’Mar Smith’s best plays in college 24:00- Phil Perry answers questions from fans


Matthew Slater reflects on social unrest within US and NFL

Phil Perry is joined by Patriots special teams captain Matthew Slater to get his thoughts on the state of the nation. Matthew discusses how he thinks people can improve their social attitude, the ways in which he has fallen victim to racist acts and how the Patriots and NFL are addressing the current situation. 0:15 - Phil addresses the need for a different kind of conversation during this time, as football is put on pause. 5:21 - Matthew Slater begins the conversation talking about how he...


"Rambo" on the attack: How Dalton Keene can transform Pats offense

Phil Perry takes an in-depth look at Dalton Keene, the tight end taken 101st overall in the 2020 draft out of Virginia Tech. Phil talks to Hokies offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen about Keene's college career and versatility on the field. Later, Phil dissects what the Patriots offense could look like if they use Keene to his full potential. 3:21 - Phil is joined by Virginia Tech offensive coordinator Brad Cornelsen to discuss what kind of player the Patriots are getting in tight end...


Why the Patriots plan to protect Jarrett Stidham is genius

1:45- Why the Patriots offensive line could be a top-five unit in the NFL 5:30- NFL teams are evolving Mike Shanahan’s offensive scheme, will Patriots follow suit? 12:00- How will Patriots deal with the loss of Dante Scarnecchia? 17:00- Phil Perry breaks down his 53-man roster projection for the Patriots 25:10- Michigan OL Coach Ed Warinner explains just how talented of a player the Patriots got in Michael Onwenu


Why Devin Asiasi could be the steal of the draft for Patriots

Phil Perry does a deep dive on the Patriots fourth pick and 91st overall in the 2020 NFL Draft - Tight End Devin Asiasi. He discusses where the Patriots ranked at the position in 2019 and what they hope to get out of the rookie in 2020. Phil is also joined by Derek Sage, tight ends coach at UCLA, to talk about Asiasi's college career. 0:58 - Phil Perry takes a look at where the Patriots' tight ends ranked last season (spoiler alert, it's not good). 4:09 - Why was Devin Asiasi the second...


Finding his fit: Josh Uche explains why he's thrilled to join the Patriots' defense

Phil Perry is talking all about the Patriots' newest linebacker, Josh Uche. Phil is joined by Uche's former Defensive Coordinator, Don Brown, who talks all about the type of player Uche is and how he will fit in with the Patriots. After that Phil talks with Josh Uche about how he is a "perfect fit' for New England and what it's been like so far working with Jerod Mayo and reuniting with former teammate Chase Winovich. 2:00 - University of Michigan Defensive Coordinator Don Brown joins Phil...


Sky is the limit: Behind the scenes insight on Patriots' second-rounder Kyle Dugger

Phil Perry is talking all about the Patriots' newest safety, Kyle Dugger. Phil gets into what Dugger could bring to the team and why he might be a pretty safe pick. Later in the podcast, Phil is joined by Joel Taylor, Dugger's former defensive coordinator at Lenoir-Rhyne University. Joel breaks down what Kyle brought to their team and the kind of person he is off the field. 3:00 - Kyle Duggar may have been a safer draft pick than you initially thought 8:00 - What kind of athlete is...


"What did it all mean?!" Breaking down the Patriots 2020 Draft

The 2020 NFL draft has come to an end and Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry are here to break down all of the Patriots picks. They get into the Patriots decision to not draft a quarterback and what that means for Jarrett Stidham, what kind of players each of the defensive picks are and decision to not draft a wide receiver. 1:00 - What does the outcome of the 2020 draft mean for the Patriots? 5:30 - Was Jarrett Stidham just handed the keys to the team? 11:00 - Tom and Phil break down the...


What made Patriots fall in love with D2 safety Kyle Dugger

1:00- Kyle Dugger’s journey to the NFL 8:40- What can Patriots fans expect from Josh Uche? 9:45- Why Senior Bowl Executive Director Jim Nagy has high praise for Josh Uche 13:00-How does LB Anfernee Jennings fit in Patriots defense? 18:00- Patriots draft 2 tight ends, how do they fit in the Patriots offense?


Why trading pick #23 was the right move, best options for Patriots on day 2

1:00- Phil Perry explains why Patriots trading pick #23 was the right move 6:30- Best options at pick #37 for Patriots 7:45- Is Jalen Hurts the best option for the Patriots? 16:00- Will the Patriots be in the mix for Cole Kmet?


Albert Breer breaks down the best fits in the draft for the Patriots

1:00- Breer had correct picks for Patriots last year, who’s he got this year? 4:00- What trends can the Patriots take advantage of? 11:00- Will the Patriots use a ‘premium pick’ for a QB? 14:00- Is Jalen Hurts the best fit for the Patriots? 20:30- Phil Perry gives his Patriots mock draft


What's next for Next Gen Stats in the NFL | Pats stack leaders in latest mock draft

Phil Perry talks with John Pollard, VP of Zebra sports, the on-field player tracking provider for the NFL about what’s next for the Next Gen Stats. Phil Perry gives his latest first round mock draft. 2:30- How are NFL team’s using Next Gen Stats to improve their strategy? 7:00- Which teams have bought into using on-field player tracking data? 13:30- How can information provided help NFL coaches, and are they buying into it? 14:30- In 10 years, how much will Next Gen Stats change the...


Patriots double-up at tight end in latest mock draft

Phil Perry chats with Emory Hunt of Football Gameplan, to break down big-time talents from small schools you need to know. Phil also gives his latest mock draft for the Patriots, where he has them doubling-up at tight end. 3:20- Big time talents from small schools you need to know 10:20- Which day 2 players have the best upside? 19:30- Phil Perry’s latest mock draft 23:30- Is Cole Kmet the answer at TE for the Patriots?