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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. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Thursday. 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.

NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Thursday. 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.

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NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL. New episodes drop every Tuesday and Thursday. 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.

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Episodes

The Ringer's Kevin Clark helps perform our Patriots 2021 autopsy

1/20/2022
Tom Curran talks with Kevin Clark of The Ringer about the national perspective of the Patriots after their blowout loss to the Bills. They also discuss Clark's article on how "The NFL keeps failing at hiring 101" 2:00-What's the national perspective of the Patriots after their blowout loss to the Bills? 6:00-What's the bigger problem, the coaches or the players? 9:00-What changes does Bill Belichick need to make to his coaching staff? 14:00-Clark on his article "The NFL keeps failing...

Duration:00:27:33

Our 3-point plan for the Patriots early offseason

1/18/2022
Tom Curran breaks down his 3-point action plan for the New England Patriots in the offseason. Phil Perry gives his thoughts on the plans and explains what moves he would like to see. 1:00-Why the Patriots should keep tweaking the staff 8:30-Go get the go-to player, is it a slot WR or WR1? 13:00-Make the hard decisions; you may have to get dumber on defense 21:00-Can Mac Jones make the same leap as Joe Burrow in year 2? 27:00-Is franchising J.C. Jackson the right move? Watch on YouTube:...

Duration:00:35:55

Does beating by Bills undo the Patriots' positives from '21?

1/16/2022
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots 47-17 loss to the Buffalo Bills. How concerning was the Patriots' defensive performance? How can the Patriots upgrade the talent around Mac? 2:30-Is the Patriots’ defense this bad, or is Josh Allen this good? 6:00-Big picture: how concerning is the Patriots’ defense? 10:00-What’s the best way for the Patriots to keep up with the rest of the AFC? 13:00-How can the Patriots upgrade the talent around Mac? 19:00-Do the Patriots need to...

Duration:00:24:34

Can Mac Jones flip his late-season script? Don't bet on it

1/13/2022
Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel break down Mac Jones' recent struggles and how it will impact his confidence heading into the playoffs. Also, they preview the Patriots-Bills matchup and give their predictions. 1:00-Does Matt Cassel agree with Kurt Warner’s assessment of Mac Jones “making decisions too quickly?” 7:00-Does Josh McDaniels scheme up plays to give Mac confidence early vs. Bills? 9:00-Is there concern Mac might not be “the guy” for the Patriots? 11:30-Patriots-Bills...

Duration:00:24:10

Why has Mac Jones been staggering to the finish line?

1/11/2022
Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate what factors have led to Mac Jones’ decline in production down the stretch. Are the lack of weapons holding him back, or is he hitting the rookie wall? Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots' mindset heading into their matchup against the Bills. 1:00-What has happened to Mac Jones down the stretch? 6:30-How much does the lack of offensive weapons hold Mac back? 10:00-Is the "rookie wall" to blame? 19:00-Belichick’s confidence in his team fixing its...

Duration:00:48:19

How the Patriots train got derailed in Miami

1/10/2022
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots' 33-24 loss to the Miami Dolphins. How will this loss impact the Patriots’ confidence heading into the playoffs? 1:00-Were we duped by the potential of this Patriots team? 6:00-Assessing Mac Jones' recent struggles 8:30-What was the deal with the fourth-and-1 at the 50?! 10:30-How much blame does the defense deserve? 15:00-Is there a mental toughness problem with this team? Watch on YouTube: https://youtu.be/S6cc63dBBHU See Privacy...

Duration:00:19:57

Should the Patriots treat Miami as a playoff game? We say yes!

1/6/2022
Tom Curran and Phil Perry explain why the Patriots should treat Sunday’s game vs. Miami like a playoff game. Also, Steve Palazzolo of PFF joins to explain why Tom Brady should win the NFL MVP and All-Pro awards over Aaron Rodgers. 1:00-Should the Patriots treat Miami as a playoff game? We say yes! 2:45-When is the last time the Patriots beat a "good" team? 5:00-If the Patriots lose in the playoffs, will it be because they were "not ready?" 8:00-Should we be scared of the Chiefs, or are...

Duration:00:23:26

Debating Mac Jones’ case for Offensive Rookie of the Year

1/4/2022
Tom Curran and Phil Perry give their picks for NFL regular season awards. Has Mac Jones done enough to beat out Ja’Marr Chase for Offensive Rookie of the Year? Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots’ mindset heading into the last game of the regular season. 1:00-Who deserves to be Offensive ROY, Ja’Marr Chase or Mac Jones? 8:30-MVP: Aaron Rodgers or Tom Brady? 10:30-Is Mike Vrabel the clear favorite for Coach of the Year? 24:00-Devin McCourty on Patriots preparation for...

Duration:00:34:09

Why the Patriots’ beat down of Jacksonville was very necessary

1/3/2022
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots’ 50-10 win over the Jaguars. How will this “get right” win impact the Patriots’ confidence heading into the playoffs? Also, what role with Kristian Wilkerson have going forward? 1:00-What can we take away from the dominant win over the Jaguars? 7:00-Breaking down what’s at stake in the final week of the season 9:00-Kristian Wilkerson shines in win; what is his role going forward? 21:00-AFC is wide open; who do you want the Patriots to...

Duration:00:27:16

The key 2021 moments in Patriots' rapid rebuild

12/30/2021
Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel debate whether wins are a quarterback stat, and break down Mac Jones vs. Trevor Lawrence. Also, they recap the top moments from the Patriots' 2021 rebuild. 1:00: Debate of the day: Are wins a quarterback stat? 7:00-Cassel on whether Trevor Lawrence is better than what we are seeing in his first year 12:30-Was Mac Jones a better fit for the Patriots than Lawrence would have been? 16:30-Recapping the top moments from the Patriots' 2021 rebuild Watch...

Duration:00:30:33

How can the Patriots pull out of their downward spiral?

12/28/2021
Should the Patriots be panicking following the last two losses, or be more optimistic? Tom Curran and Phil Perry debate and give their keys to turning things around. Also, Kyle Van Noy discusses the Patriots recent issues. 1:00-Matthew Slater on the urgency the Patriots need to turn things around 7:00-Is there reason for panic? Or should the team be more optimistic? 12:00-Is this team more like the 2018 or 2019 Patriots? 16:00-Will the QB gap be the Achilles heel for the Patriots in the...

Duration:00:35:11

The Aftermath: Are the Patriots coming apart at the seams?

12/27/2021
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots’ 33-21 loss to the Bills. Are the Patriots coming undone? Did the Bills prove they are the better team? 2:00-Curran: Are the Patriots coming undone? 4:00-Uncharacteristic lack of effort and focus from the Patriots 8:30-Are you getting 2019 vibes from this Patriots defense? 10:30-Is Mac Jones starting to hit the rookie wall? 15:00-What's with all the mistakes?! 31:30-Are the Patriots coming apart at the seams? Watch on YouTube:...

Duration:00:35:22

Patriots-Bills and a very verified Christmas with Matt Cassel

12/23/2021
Tom Curran is joined by Matt Cassel to celebrate Cassel finally getting verified on Twitter and reminisce about Cassel’s favorite Christmastime memories while playing in the NFL. The two also discuss the Patriots’ playoff scenarios entering Week 16, what New England needs to do to beat the Bills for the second time in three weeks and why they need a strong day from Mac Jones to make it happen. 1:00- Celebrating Cassel’s recent Twitter verification and his very Christmastime...

Duration:00:25:39

Why’s the NFL analytics debate so angry?

12/21/2021
Tom E. Curran shares some final thoughts on the Patriots’ loss to the Colts and where the team goes from here before welcoming in Phil Perry, Aaron Schatz of Football Outsiders and Frank Frigo of Champion Gaming and EdjSports to discuss the status of NFL analytics and some of the more controversial coaching decisions this season. Finally, Tom is joined by Kyle Van Noy to discuss the loss in Indianapolis and the coming AFC East showdown against the Bills. 0:40- Tom shares some final...

Duration:01:03:06

Aftermath: Patriots & Mac Jones take an L, were they due or are they doomed?

12/19/2021
Tom Curran and Phil Perry break down the Patriots’ 27-17 loss against the Colts. Was this a sign of things to come or just an aberration? 3:00-Mac Jones and Bill Belichick show their frustration following the loss 7:00-Was this a sign of things to come or just an aberration? 13:30-How big of a problem is the Patriots’ run defense? 16:00-Mac Jones responded to adversity, but it was too late 22:00-Can the Patriots beat a team that can stop the run? 26:00-How much should we read into Mac...

Duration:00:32:07

Pros and cons of Jaguars coaching job for Josh McDaniels

12/16/2021
Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel discuss the firing of Urban Meyer and whether Josh McDaniels would be a good fit for that job. They also preview the Patriots' BIG matchup against the Colts. 2:00-Reaction to Urban Meyer firing 9:00-How much will the Indianapolis situation impact Josh McDaniels’ chances? 12:00-Is McDaniels a good fit for the Jaguars job? 15:00-Will Josh McDaniels stick around to be the successor to Bill Belichick? 20:00-How Bobby Okereke's comments could fuel the...

Duration:00:26:54

Is Patriots-Colts rivalry back on? Could be!

12/15/2021
On this episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry are joined by Stephen Holder, Senior Writer at the Athletic covering the NFL & the Colts. The guys discuss just how good this Colts team is, what we could see from the Patriots offense on Saturday night and the similar arcs of these two teams over the past few years. Plus, Tom is joined by Kyle Van Noy to discuss the upcoming matchup and the passing of his friend & former teammate, Demaryius Thomas 1:00 - Comparing...

Duration:00:28:30

SI’s Jon Wertheim discusses why Tom Brady is Everyman

12/14/2021
Tom Curran talks with Sports Illustrated’s John Wertheim about his story on Tom Brady being named the 2021 Sportsperson of the Year. They discuss Brady’s evolution in Tampa and why he is still protective of his first family, the Patriots. 2:00-How did Wertheim find a new angle to avoid ‘Brady fatigue?’ 4:00-Wertheim details his sit-down interview with Brady 7:30-Why is Brady more willing to share his secrets to playing longer now? 9:30-Would Brady have had the same success with a team...

Duration:00:31:31

Bill Belichick, Tom Brady and a separate peace

12/9/2021
Tom Curran, Phil Perry and Matt Cassel discuss how Bill Belichick and Tom Brady's relationship has evolved this year. How much has their teams' success helped mend their relationship? Also, revisiting preseason predictions and making the case for Matt Judon for DPOY. 1:00-What was the conversation like between Tom Brady and Bill Belichick following their game on October 3rd? 5:00-How much has the success of their teams helped mend Belichick and Brady's relationship? 14:30-Revisiting Tom &...

Duration:00:34:56

The Aftermath: Patriots strike a blow to Bills’ psyche

12/7/2021
Tom Curran and Phil Perry react to the Patriots’ 14-10 win over the Bills. What message did the Patriots send to the rest of the league with that win? 3:00-Curran: Three-throw night for Mac, doesn’t mean the Patriot don’t trust him 9:30-Where does this game rank among Belichick’s greatest coaching performances? 14:00-Will this game leave a mark on the Bills? 18:30-Bills’ reaction to being “embarrassed” by the loss 24:30-WHY WAS N’KEAL HARRY RETURNING PUNTS?! 33:30-Has Belichick proven...

Duration:00:39:20