We check in with former Patriot and NFL Network analyst Willie McGinnest, who was part of a panel of former players brought in by Roger Goodell this week to help contribute to helping the NFL learn from and grow from the mistakes and controversies it's faced the past month.
We discuss the Bill Simmons suspension and whether or not this entire affair was just a publicity stunt, given the fact that nearly every person with an opinion in America believes that Roger Goodell lied.
We discuss the word you've heard more of than any other in sports the past few days... Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter Jeter.
We tackle four topics all sparked by Bill Simmons (likely scripted) WWE style meltdown where he dared his employers to suspend him.
We check in with the skipper, Red Sox manager John Farrell as the season winds down. We get his take on the young nature of this team, the offseason moves this team needs to make, Derek Jeter and much more.

[0:05:35] ... at the trading deadline when Lester and Lackey were dealt along with Andrew Miller the players -- we brought back or not. Prospect driven those weren't trades or -- driven. -- address some of the offense. ...
[0:08:47] ... a tangible. Evidence that things are shifting and you know when when Jon Lester was traded. That was a major change in into where were we we felt very good about the pitching that we had ...
[0:12:28] ... and that's part of the goals of this offices of. You think Dustin Pedroia -- back. Doing his thing I mean there's been some questions about him his production numbers have numbers say he's going the other way for four straight years. Well I think when you look at him re having a surgery there's real reasons why that you know the last two years of have I have had a little bit of a pullback offensively because of the injuries he sustained but you thought you know. When you live in Boston you hear some of the talk and to think that someone might suggest moving and Dustin Pedroia that in that that I I find that. I wanna say just comical. But I think what this guy a means to us and the performance that he brings and and the leader that he is. A Dustin Pedroia is critical to to the Red Sox going for the -- -- comical. -- -- I did if you want to give -- we have talented producers clearly and completely out of you need to. -- Yeah I'm on I think you get my point that Dustin Pedroia you know one. You you make references to the last couple years and you when you consider that he's steadily -- -- an issue with the -- that's been affecting gas was about. It's been repaired he's in great. Spirits right now the range of motion continues to to get back to normal the strength -- -- -- a full offseason. To regain the strength it's normally been there. And we're looking forward yet to fully. Full strength Dustin Pedroia back on the line up next year it's been a real pleasure talking -- all season long we appreciate as always the ...





We look ahead to the MLB playoffs and give our take on 4 (or 5) of the hottest teams.

[0:02:34] ... so probably not like in the -- I -- the leaked pictures. Justin Verlander and it -- and I just can't understand what distracting Justin Verlander I got up. I edit you're -- face but about just lenders but all of it I guess I did note that ...
[0:04:24] ... to back (%expletive) over sucked broke her back to back up. The Pittsburgh Pirates haven't won the World Series since the 1979. We are Stanley higher. I don't know -- these. Pittsburgh Pirates the most likable team. That -- playing in October I truly. Do believe that outside of the cities that have playoffs teams ...
[0:07:48] ... being very important in October Lee -- -- carried the Dodgers to World Series glory. You know you go back and look at. At the numbers for Clayton Kershaw. We haven't seen them in Major League Baseball since Bob Gibson. And we've only seen them three times in the history of Major League Baseball I think going back to Christy Mathewson herself than -- He is the single most dominant player at his position in Major League Baseball. Think pitching is what matters and you -- like the dodgers' chances. Well I think when he -- their World Series -- Dodgers and tigers. They've got one Clayton Clayton Kershaw and nobody else doesn't buy it like him that tiger -- more pitching. From the Dodgers you. So that doctors. Pollute the World Series. And so to -- -- Detroit Tigers seven days to the time. I thought the Pittsburgh Pirates were RT are you wanted to the buckles the -- goals went in October but. All right Andy. The -- -- drives ...
[0:10:44] ... our buck coats. You know it over I don't. The (%expletive) the World Series I don't know. Running for the plot goes we counting on the to lose in the first or second round of the ...






We check in with the great Peter King of SI and MMQB for his latest takes on all things NFL.

[0:05:17] ... would be a valid question of course it's a valid question. Because Tom Brady marketplace forever. You know you're seeing right now would -- Jeter who is sort of until the last few days. Really really ...
[0:06:04] ... an academic all American to be able to make any judgment on Tom Brady net. They meet the Oakland Raiders theater it looked like -- -- the 76 Pittsburgh Steelers. And I don't know anybody who's going to be able yet. A lot of good things done as a quarterback what -- ...
[0:06:44] ... lot of Smart football people have any of them said anything about Tom Brady's arm strength. Anything about his durability. Just just his talent overall talent level if you heard that from anybody in the -- I've not talked to a soul about Tom Brady in the last two weeks so I can't. I know I won't I would -- -- you might say you know if ...
[0:07:51] ... gonna go in that direction we've -- we've just ask you about Tom Brady on the others I would ask you about Darrelle Revis. And how those guys could be a problem for the -- what ...






We tackle four topics all stemming from a Detroit Lion blowing out his knee trying to do a sack dance in this past Sunday's game.

[0:00:35] ... completed. What are some of them before story lines that we think fantasy football players who want a ball. Well the idea for top performances through the mud might not beat Cleveland there hide them. It's ...
[0:01:04] ... -- did it first down. The just heard two of Julio jones' touchdown catches. His nine catches of the game in a massive game 161 yards when will the patriots learn and draft first round wide ...




We check in with Tedy Bruschi on a Patriots Monday for his reaction to the Patriots struggles, Julien Edelman and his strong comments about his desire to see Roger Goodell lose his job.

[0:00:23] ... voice belonged to our next guest former patriots linebacker ESPN football analyst Tedy Bruschi. Probably presented by Joey Kramer of Aerosmith rock and and roasting coffee. And by Shaw's star market not that you could tell ...
[0:05:21] ... God I I really -- I really worry about the hell is Tom Brady and the interior offensive line and what they're doing there because. To me. Inside out right of the -- inside out it ...
[0:08:33] ... need a little more times so. How much time can he give Tom Brady I think that's that's the main thing. Over the course of bill Belichick's. Career here as a coach we've seen a number of teams. That have taken a number of approaches in in terms of ...
[0:10:02] ... kids a little Boller and he's sort electric Turkey Hartman. Of the New England Patriots are just waiting for him to take a pitch in the back it and -- the ball -- how that's how talented ...






We check in with the head coach for his reaction to the Patriots win against Oakland, the offense's struggles, Julien Edelman, and playing in KC on Monday Night.

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[0:03:08] ... a better job attitude more frequently. I'm not used to seeing a Bill Belichick coached team lead the NFL and penalty yards and I'm sure you're not used to it either. And yet we looked at ...
[0:06:43] ... was about an eighteen play drive culminated by the touchdown pass from Tom Brady to Rob Gronkowski. When I looked at the drive chart it was such a great mixture of pass Enron. Is that the ...
[0:10:38] ... a carry but. That's been going on back. You know you know Tom Brady much better than than both of us do it and sometimes I listen to him after games after wins. Listen to on ...