Dale, Michael and Jerry revisit the news that Brady will be on the field for Week One and discuss what the Krafts could and should do about their penalty.
On today's Final Drive the guys hear from Bill Burr and his thoughts on Deflategate, and LaRoy has another rap -- aptly themed around Tom Brady's suspension getting overturned.
There's been a lot of fools during the Deflategate saga, and we take a look at some of the biggest, most obnoxious ones.
Now that the ruling has been overturned, Dale and Holley with Thornton check in with the legal analyst that was at the forefront of this case... SI's Michael McCann

[0:00:46] ... in fact. Deeply perplexed by the NFL's. System for investigating a punishing Tom Brady it's clear that the judge. Didn't file find that it added up then and this was a real repudiation. How the NFL what about punishing to Auburn. After I saw how Tom Brady does defeated the NFL I've found myself wondering. What would Robert Kraft do get an FL how would he have faired if he had gone forward and try to get those draft picks back. ...
[0:01:49] ... don't think you probably William but that's said you never know. But Robert Kraft could now say that. Look I residents form correctly I was misled that my acceptance is afforded. And then he could potentially ...
[0:02:35] ... the result of superior lawyering. And how much if it was just Tom Brady's side had the facts in their favor. Yeah I I think Tom Brady's dad had the facts in its favor because the reality there are so many problems with this case. That not a civic effort that we didn't do a great job advocating for Brady Brett. Because it's the little confuse narrative from the beginning. Wait no we don't really know which rules are used to punish Tom Brady who was it a series of equipment rules. Well that's the case and worry coming up with a four game suspension was that game competitive rules. I don't know how do we get different lines from Ted Wells from Troy Vincent from Roger Goodell from the attorney Daniel and Nash. It's as if they all had their own theory as to why Tom Brady should be punished and they wind a wind and I think the big mistake to me for the NFL was doing a ...
[0:07:52] ... Much of the nation needed if they don't like the patriots are Tom Brady found this story to be ridiculous right this is fundamentally. And equipment violation that may or may not even have occurred. And ...






Now that Brady is free, here's a recap of a good amount of the hate they faced the last 8 months.

[0:00:52] ... this significantly under inflated. It's. You're close you know it's not my daily life. I think he's because they broke the rules there are rules in place to keep things like this from happening to help make no mistake throwing it deflated football is a huge advantage for quarterback. So and aren't known. Elements that's that's what it means when you get caught. Who you are in the there are known felon. All of a lethal as it. That's just Tom Brady's it will also got yeah got a few more important to hold yeah. When you had to be culture of cheating they will do. Maybe they have to take some things are even as Saint Louis and we know for sure you take out walk through the day before pistols. So let's say that let the filming of ...



We discuss Bob McNair's now infamous quotes about the Patriots, and how his comments, uniformed as they may be, are probably representative of other NFL owners, and thus the reason Roger Goodell can push forward with this situation without worrying about blowback from the owners.

[0:00:01] ... So yesterday. The Houston Texans held their their kickoff luncheon like last night the patriots had their annual gala to benefit the Myra Kraft foundation. Yesterday to Houston Texans had their their kickoff luncheon. Their owner Bob McNair. Answered questions that were posed to him by 610 radio CBS Houston dot ...
[0:00:54] ... had to say. And it appeared but we're told is that the Houston Texans old the audio. And they were releasing the audio it's almost like Bob McNair is on food bop craftsman like that as well today they released the audio give them credit for that. Now we don't have the questions that were asked we don't have the follow ups they gave us little snippets here but I give him do you guys we've got forum here. First Bob McNair owner Houston Texans was asked what escalated to deflate gates situation. What escalated the whole thing is. That you know. Brady and the patriots were ...
[0:02:57] ... it up with well what if what if JJ watt was in Tom Brady's position. And was being accused of something in there wasn't any evidence. It's it is JJ watt I think he would have been cooperative. And it wouldn't be a question. But I mean I don't think JJ would you know destroy his cellphone. Okay. So we begin our this is where where you begin you you didn't read the wealth report. He didn't read it he hasn't had anybody explain it to him he doesn't know Ted Wells said that the patriots were cooperative Tom Brady was co whopper to wealth report. But I know. And I think that this is I'm I'm I'm really thankful for Bob ...
[0:04:50] ... difference. But what the drawback of the patriots winning all of their Super Bowls. By three or four points on the drawback is people look at and certainly don't mean. I didn't have twelve pro bowlers. That they're not really that it would help Calvin Johnson Dez Bryant type receiver. I don't have a JJ watt on defense. They don't have Bill Belichick great coach and all that stood up and get a system court how they doing this. And this may want a level ...






Dale, Michael and Jerry check in with Red Sox interim manager Torey Luvollo.

[0:01:29] ... game last night eight and these guys are down two runs got David Ortiz at the plate. Two guys on rookie Brett. Takes off for third base that just a couple of questions one the is ...
[0:06:23] ... and he deserves all the credit. Tori what what do you think Hanley Ramirez's biggest challenge will be the first base. Well I just feel like there's a lot of different. Full workday that that comes ...
[0:07:33] ... a little bit of time but he's got a great until instructor Brian Butterfield and other breaking it down. Is that to the basic minimum and I think he'll be able to do. I Torre subtle listener question. Got a question you wanna ask the manager just visit WEEI dot com slash Mohegan. To submit your question for our weekly interview with chosen you could be dining we John Farrell at Mohegan Sun during the post season so. Today's question comes from Glen Henrikson of sterling mass who wants that help. Did you ask John Farrell for advice on who should be playing at this stage of the season what do you make the personnel decisions on your ...





Michael Holley is back and he has thoughts on what he's missed while he was gone... including Don Orsillo and NESN.

[0:09:09] ... a job if he'd just done that lets see that we've decided Hanley Ramirez and no one no longer be in the outfield. Has anybody said that before everybody like that before Jackie unless I don't ...
[0:10:06] ... a calling it the BBC outfield that's fine Miami now works for Bill Bradley bets and cast the other two high browser half an hour program across the street and but it still deviate throughout the way they're aligning it today is the way I wanna see the regular alignment day in and day out next season. What they're doing is preparing for next season if Hanley Ramirez is on this team and I think Dave Dombrowski will desperately trying to unload in this offseason. But a piece here is going to be first baseman is going to be a platoon first baseman. And maybe if you've got Christian Vasquez and Blake's why art on this team. Find out one of them to play first base on the days they're not catching the way they are approaching this thing seems so intelligent to me. And welcome to give Dombrowski to credit until I nova. Oh and and he deserves it because. Bench Eric that was asked that at a press conference do you have any plans to move Hanley Ramirez the first to try him out he said unequivocally no. And it's he wasn't gonna yell if you was still here. In ...
[0:11:58] ... you continue until he just can't go anymore you try to trade Hanley Ramirez but. The only the only issue I have with that is that he's going to be a platoon first baseman while. What ...
[0:12:55] ... was Jerry Jones called bring him. The person decide to bring in Hanley Ramirez is going awfully five year old scouting report. Well you know wanted to great hitters one of the great contemporary hitters who used to be five years ago. But if you look at its full time seasons and here we got we got another full time player slugging percentage under 500 we're slugger. Well hope he gets under 800. So what do you mitigating and talking about that price tag. It's still somebody. On Hanley Ramirez what do you say paid them yourself OK. You owe me. You know you got got the best of me five years ago we made another trade so once you. What do you say did you start off by saying. You can have Hanley Ramirez how much of his contractor I have to eat. Night somewhere there's a price there's a dollar figure and it might be ...






We discuss the latest from Judge Berman in the deflategate case, and what it might mean.

[0:05:47] ... he could at that exact time issue an injunction on behalf of Tom Brady thereby negating everything I'm gonna say after. Because the problem is going to be if he doesn't issued the injunction. But he ...
[0:20:24] ... players have got to be gone if they're gonna do this to Tom Brady what bacon academy. But the bottom line is most players just wanna play football they wanna avoid distractions I mean Tom Brady wouldn't comment on this that there were Peyton Manning. No way in Haiti's. He would be focusing in on just here trying ...
[0:22:25] ... map that they are all doing like when I love to get Tom Brady off the field for a month. Damn right I would especially everybody in the AFC that struck going to be jockeying for ...
[0:24:17] ... my third one for the day McNair. Talking about he does want Tom Brady punished. Then goes on to say is there anything conclusive there now you don't have any conclusive evidence. I probable but not ...






We close out the Dale and Holley program with some of the best sound of the day that you may have missed.

[0:00:30] ... that sound that everybody wants to hear in the country in. Is Houston Texans owner Bob McNair taking shots that Tom Brady and the patriots. We've read and read the quotes okay. The gas station in which I'm which he did that interview identifies ...
[0:01:51] ... intelligent things he says if you listen. Judge Berman he's saying what Tom Brady novels were better in the second half that would regulate this apple ball. Under that argument from Iraq moment a bit this ...
[0:02:50] ... this kind of dictatorship power Montreal. Yes who came to the party. Tom Brady Lucy what happened in the CBA. There might see it Kessler and in these Smith cliff would you not putting now to go before a commission be domestic Google can't we have got a problem. Tom Brady had to go for a ride prevail. Texas okay. Yeah that'd be in the also said Bob Brady is one of the ...
[0:04:01] ... verb is what you white suit white. He's got a problem with Tom Brady and he's convinced of his guilt. I don't understand it words at par and frankly it's no mystery murder technology sometimes confuses ...