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A players-only roundtable discussion of NFL and college football topics offering listeners unparalleled insight into the game. Experienced. Real. Football insight by football players!
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A players-only roundtable discussion of NFL and college football topics offering listeners unparalleled insight into the game. Experienced. Real. Football insight by football players!

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Episodes

Lessons from Titans Blowout; What it Means, What it Doesn't

11/12/2018
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After a 6 game Patriots win streak, the Titans walked over New England for a comfortable win & reminder that nothing is guaranteed in the NFL. On this show, we detail all the issues from that day, and what we learned about how this team must play to win going forward... Old friend and new Tennessee head coach Mike Vrabel led his group to a resounding performance that was dominant in all three phases, making big plays in special teams, offense, and defense--while preventing the other side...

Duration:01:06:38

Packers Game Review: Big Stage, Big Win, Big Fun

11/5/2018
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It wasn't just a quarterback showdown...shocker, I know. The Patriots put together a solid, full-team effort and controlled the Packers down the stretch...here's a full game review of the most things to come from this prime-time game. Big nights by Josh Gordon, Cordarrelle Patterson, Adrrian Clayborn, Trey Flowers, and James White kept the Patriots on the winning side of things once again, avoiding an upset by Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay on SNF. We run through all the highlights (and...

Duration:00:52:19

Patriots, Packers Game Review: Fun Night, Full-Team Effort

11/5/2018
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It wasn't just a quarterback showdown...shocker, I know. The Patriots put together a solid, full-team effort and controlled the Packers down the stretch...here's a full game review of the most things to come from this prime-time game. Big nights by Josh Gordon, Cordarrelle Patterson, Adrrian Clayborn, Trey Flowers, and James White kept the Patriots on the winning side of things once again, avoiding an upset by Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay on SNF. We run through all the highlights (and...

Duration:01:03:31

Packers Preview: How to Avoid a SNF Upset in Foxboro

11/3/2018
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Choo-choo...hype train coming through! Brady and Rodgers and the Packers, oh my! In depth look here at all the things that will decide this Patriots-Packers SNF thriller, the quarterback battle, sure, but also all the inside details on the Patriots adjust during a time of running back uncertainty, how the offense changes without their best offensive lineman (Shaq Mason), and how the New England defense prepares to contol a Pack offense with a high ceiling, but middling output in 2018. Let's...

Duration:00:59:21

Packers Preview: Brady vs Rodgers (Just Kidding)

11/3/2018
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Choo-choo...hype train coming through! Brady and Rodgers and the Packers, oh my! In depth look here at all the things that will decide this Patriots-Packers SNF thriller, the quarterback battle, sure, but also all the inside details on the Patriots adjust during a time of running back uncertainty, how the offense changes without their best offensive lineman (Shaq Mason), and how the New England defense prepares to contol a Pack offense with a high ceiling, but middling output in 2018. Let's...

Duration:01:14:20

Buffalo Preview: MNF Mismatch, How Patriots Keep Bills Down

10/28/2018
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Playing in Buffalo is always a test. Playing on Monday Night Football in Buffalo adds even more juice to the matchup. Unfortunately, this year's Bills squad has been trending towards the bottom the NFL in advance of this primetime AFC East contest. The Bills have been forced to turn to street free agent and respected veteran QB Derek Anderson midseason after mismanagement of the their young QB situation--this in the midst of an unusually paltry month of offensive football for Buffalo. Trying...

Duration:00:49:06

Getting to Know You: Chicago Bears Preview Edition

10/19/2018
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The Patriots travel to Soldier Field in Chicago for a rare New England trip out to the Windy City. It's going to be a fun matchup of a salty Bears group that seemingly let one go last weekend against the Dolphins in Miami, against a Patriots team that knocked off the NFL's hottest team in the Chiefs, but still looks like a major work in progress that hasn't yet reached their full stride. Weeks like this are always a challenge for players in that you have to get up to speed quickly on a team...

Duration:00:46:03

Patriots Exhale: How New-New England Can Handle the Chiefs

10/8/2018
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The Patriots are back to their winning ways, and the Chiefs come to Foxboro on a roll. Something's gotta give. Let's dive into the details, how New England can chop down Kansas City... There's a very specific way that Patrick Mahomes must be played. Matt Chatham walks through the "musts" in overcoming this Andy Reid offense with all its different weapons and an electric young quarterback. There's a formula, and it takes disciplined play. If you stray from containing these certain elements as...

Duration:01:12:17

How the Patriots Reverse Their Early Season Fortunes

9/30/2018
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It's Dolphins week! And the Patriots reeeeeeally don't wanna lose 3 games in a row. Ya squish the fish--especially when they come to Foxboro. But this is a team with a lot of growing to do after 2 weeks of mostly pain. So here's how they reverse course... First we look at the offense and what needs to change now that Sony Michel has a couple weeks of work under his belt. There are some very specific things they can do to take some pressure of the guy and keep teams from teeing off on him on...

Duration:00:45:40

Jaguars Game Review: The Film Don't Lie

9/17/2018
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The Jags knocked the Patriots off in impressive fashion in Week 2, and the overreaction wildfires have started to spread across Patriots Nation. Matt Chatham reviews the tape to get at what really went wrong--the good, the bad, and the ugly. Most importantly, Chatham dives into what happens next--how the Patriots must respond and adjust to the mistakes that killed them on this hot September day in Florida. No hot takes, just football. Let's dive in...

Duration:01:16:50

REAL THING Texans-Patriots Game Review

9/10/2018
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The REAL THING is back! The Patriots knocked off the Texans to kickoff the '18 season and former Patriot Matt Chatham is here to break down all the details ya can't get anywhere else... Chatham runs through the roster drama that brought us to gameday, the surprises inactives and how that affected the gameplan against Houston. He then looks at the scheme choices the Patriots made in defending Deshaun Watson and the Houston offense, the approach the Pats offense took in lieu of Julian...

Duration:01:06:44

Super Bowl Hangover: How the Eagles Flew Past the Patriots

2/8/2018
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The New England Patriots come up short on their 2017 championship dream, falling to the Philadelphia Eagles in heartbreaking fashion to Nick Foles & Company. Both offenses soared, as both defenses played well below their standard, but the Eagles defense made a big-time play when they needed it most. Losing sucks, but we take you through the important lessons of the game tape--where it all went wrong for the Pats, including how benched CB Malcolm Butler could have reasonably helped this...

Duration:01:28:32

Super Bowl Preview from the Mall of America w/ NESN's Courtney Cox

2/2/2018
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The REAL THING Patriots Podcast comes at ya live from the Mall of America in Minneapolis, Minnesota, welcoming Courtney Cox from the New England Sports Network to help sift through this Patriots vs Eagles Super Bowl matchup. This show concentrates on the "MUSTS" for the Patriots three individual units in this game: offense, defense, and special teams. We've organized a bulleted list of things in each of three areas to look for as you watch this huge game to decide if Patriots Nation get to...

Duration:00:33:07

How Patriots Secured Another Super Bowl Berth: AFCCG, Jaguars Autopsy

1/25/2018
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The Jacksonville Jaguars presented a formidable challenge for the New England Patriots, and the visitors stuck with the defending champs for most of the game. Until it mattered most. Matt Chatham breaks down an at-times sluggisth Patriots performance sprinkled with moments of situational brilliance that helped this Pats squad advance to Minnesota for an opportunity at another league crown. On this show, we run through all the critical drives of the game, picking apart all the good and all...

Duration:01:14:48

AFC Championship Preview: Taming the Jaguars

1/17/2018
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On this championship addition of the REAL THING Patriots Podcast, we look at all the similarities of Titans and the Jaguars and the many things that the Patriots can learn from their own recent Divisional win, the Jags victory over the Steelers, and the Jags big stumble late in the season against the Niners and Jimmy G. With a trip to the Super Bowl in Minneapolis on the line, the disruptive Jaguars come to Foxboro with a bit of an identity crisis--are they the group that led the league in...

Duration:01:33:59

Divisional Matchup Preview: Titans Under the Microscope

1/10/2018
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It's the playoffs, and this is a Patriots podcast--the real kind at a time when real coverage of the football team is needed most... The NFL Playoffs arrive once again in New England after a week of rest and study for the region's favorite team. The Patriots are deep in preparation, so we decided to dive in deeper too with that lil' bit of extra playoff effort. Former Patriot Matt Chatham goes through every angle of this Divisional matchup--everything ya need to know about the Titans from...

Duration:01:06:45

NYJ Part II Breakdown; Plus Why Stats Fail to Understand the Patriots Stingy D

1/4/2018
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It was absolutely miserable outside when the Patriots defeated the Jets in Foxboro on New Year's Eve--the ultimate survive and advance game to conclude the NFL season. On this episode of the REAL THING, Matt Chatham takes a look at the dominant themes coming out of the Jets game--what from that game is relevant for the team moving forward, and what is not. We look at the continued impressive work of Dion Lewis, the new-dude contributions of James Harrison, and the state of the roster as the...

Duration:01:42:32

Patriots-Bills Part Deux Review; Plus Jets, Jets, Jets Finale Preview

12/27/2017
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The New England Patriots 37-16 pounding of the Buffalo Bills wasn't just about a single controversial touchdown catch that was overturned, I swear! On this week's REAL THING Patriots Podcast we review all the other exciting stuff that happened as well, plus preview the New York Jets finale & how new outside linebacker James Harrison may fit in. Yep, the Kelvin Benjamin play needs some fleshing out. Was it really all that controversial? Did the NY offices get it right? Can something be...

Duration:01:28:41

Patriots-Steelers Thriller Breakdown; Bills Part II Preview

12/20/2017
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As a Patriots fan, we KNOW ya loved that win down in Pittsburgh for the driver's seat in homefield throughout the AFC playoffs. It had all the elements--crazy-good football atmosphere, talent all over the field on both sides, tons of big plays, and a controversial call (that wasn't that controversial). Tom Brady led a game-winning drive. Rob Gronkowski played out of his mind. The Patriots defense faltered-but-hardened when it mattered most. The REAL THING Patriots Podcast walks through all...

Duration:01:03:44

Big-Boy Pants Steelers Preview; Plus What Really Went Wrong in MIA?

12/14/2017
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It's a weird week in Patriots Nation, that's for sure. The Pats put a stinker on their record in Miami, but have to quickly put that performance in the rearview and look ahead to the [other] class of the AFC, the Pittsburgh Steelers. In this episode, Matt Chatham walks through all the problems that arose in the Dolphins game for the Pats--and which of those mistakes are concerns moving forward, and which are fixable outliers. The return of Rob Gronkowski figures to loom large as New England...

Duration:00:57:47