Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.
Butch Stearns joins Glenn and Fred to react to the Patriots victory over the Rams. They discuss Tom Brady's record setting 201st quarterback victory and debate if he is truly the greatest player of all time.

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Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.
Glenn and Fred open the show reacting to the Patriots beat down of the Los Angeles Rams. They discuss the defense and debate whether todays game is a sign of things to come.

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FOXBORO — While Sunday was about the 2016 Patriots, the weekend as a whole was about the 15-year anniversary of the 2001 team that won Super Bowl XXXVI, coincidentally against the Rams.

Troy Brown stole the halftime show on Sunday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

Troy Brown stole the halftime show on Sunday. (Jim Rogash/Getty Images)

FOXBORO — While Sunday was about the 2016 Patriots, the weekend as a whole was about the 15-year anniversary of the 2001 team that won Super Bowl XXXVI, coincidentally against the Rams.

Roughly 40 members of the team came back to Foxboro this weekend and were treated to a first-class experience with a function hosted by the Kraft family Saturday night and then were honored on the field at halftime on Sunday.

Four members of the team spoke, but Troy Brown stole the show.

“The best fans, we got them. The best coach, we got him. The best owner, we got him. The most rings, we’re working it,” Brown said. “This is the original group of guys who did their job. The Optum Lounge, the nice seats and the scoreboard is here because of this group. Fifteen years ago, the greatest show on turf lost to the greatest team on [expletive] Earth.”

Quarterback Drew Bledsoe, who lost his job to Tom Brady after the Mo Lewis hit in Week 2, thanked the fans.

“We were so proud to represent you because our fans are the best,” Bledsoe said. “We are all so proud to be part of the first team that started this tradition of champions. Go Patriots.”

Robert Kraft had the opening remarks where he reflected on the season as a whole and noted how much of a team the group was.

“It was the first Super Bowl after 9/11 and New Orleans was decorated in red, white and blue,” Kraft said. “Our fans waited 42 years for the opportunity to celebrate as champions. Few people expected us to beat the greatest show on turf, but championships are all about teamwork.”

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Ryan Hannable

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Stephen Gostkowski kicked four field goals in the Patriots' win against the Rams. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

Stephen Gostkowski kicked four field goals in the Patriots’ win against the Rams. (Greg M. Cooper/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — Even though the Patriots only scored two touchdowns in the 26-10 win over the Rams, it meant it was a busy day for kicker Stephen Gostkowski.

After going through some recent struggles, it was a big day for the kicker as he kicked four field goals, including two from 40-plus yards.

Gostkowski entered the game missing four field goals this year, his highest number since 2012.

“It’s a start. It’s one game,” Gostkowski said. “Every week is a different challenge. You just got to battle, keep your head down, stay humble and show up but control your attitude and your effort and make sure both of those are good and have faith in the process that what you’ve been doing is going to continue.”

The kicker is in his 11th season and said he’s been around sports long enough not to get down after a few tough games.

“In athletics, I’ve gone through ups and downs my whole life,” he said. “I’ve always had my confidence when it comes to athletics. It’s sometimes stubborn to a fault. As long as I’m out there and getting a chance to play, I expect to do well. No one is harder on themselves than me when I do bad and I don’t plan on changing any time soon.”

It’s been noted Gostkowski has tweaked his kicking motion a few times over the year, but he said it’s nothing he hasn’t done in past seasons.

“You fine tune every week,” Gostkowski said. “When you play in New England you can have cold weather, hot weather, windy weather, or snow. It’s a daily change out there and it’s not a climate controlled environment so you’re fine-tuning every day. Your body feels different, but you’re going to go through all that during a long season so it’s no different from any other season I’ve had.”

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Ryan Hannable

FOXBORO — Alan Branch got some good news on Saturday when his four-game suspension was overturned for violating the NFL’s drug use policy following an appeal.

Branch was originally suspended two weeks ago Monday, but was able to play last week against the Jets while the appeal was being heard.

Alan Branch reacted to his four-game suspension being overturned. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

Alan Branch reacted to his four-game suspension being overturned. (Mark J. Rebilas/USA Today Sports)

FOXBORO — Alan Branch got some good news on Saturday when his four-game suspension was overturned for violating the NFL’s drug use policy following an appeal.

Branch was originally suspended two weeks ago Monday, but was able to play last week against the Jets while the appeal was being heard.

The Patriots defensive tackle maintained he was innocent the entire time.

“I’m happy,” Branch said after Sunday’s game. “It’s kind of crazy just because — I mean I am happy, but I knew I didn’t do anything wrong. It’s just kind of crazy the situation I was put in. The team and I were both confident that I was going to win it. It’s kind of just on to the next game after that. I don’t really have a reaction just because I wasn’t supposed to be in there in the first place.”

Added Branch: “It didn’t matter to me either way just because I know I didn’t do anything wrong. One way or the other, if it was early or late, I knew it shouldn’t have came out any other way. It was what it was at that point.”

The 31-year-old admitted it’s been a frustrating past couple of weeks.

“Of course,” he said. “Just having my name out there wasn’t the best of terms, especially my family and everything. I kind of just had to deal with it and move on at this point.”

There have been no specifics revealed as to why Branch was suspended in the first place and Branch said he’s confused as everyone else.

“It’s confusing to me, too,” he said. “I am in the same shoes as you guys are. I don’t know how it got that far. I’m just trying to get past it and keep playing ball.”

Branch had one tackle for a loss in Sunday’s 26-10 win over the Rams.

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Ryan Hannable