We talk Patriots and Panthers, plus go around the NFL with ESPN head NFL analyst Chris Mortensen.

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[0:01:17] ... I got I got a problem. How about this record at this Super Bowl. -- of the giants the last giants patriots Super -- there was -- guy. Of having dinner with that he he insists ...
[0:03:46] ... to turn the page to actual football. And I'll I'll talk about Peyton Manning -- -- yes three huge games coming up to against the chiefs won against the patriots. -- make or break point may ...
[0:05:11] ... one of the stories coming out of Green Bay it's the chair Michael Finley used greeted his intention to return. Right and in so doing as we're in this age of players' safety. And really good. ...






We take a few minutes with ESPN's Mike Tirico on the Salk and Holley show.
Michael Holley and John Dennis discuss Matt Barnes use of the N-Word in a tweet, and how more and more that word is being excluded from lockerrooms given its extremely divisive nature.
John Dennis' virgin foray into four questions revolving around the Patriots.
Michael Holley and John Dennis discuss the impending loss of some key free agents for the Red Sox, and how the team might look to fill some of those holes in their line-up.
We get our weekly state of the B from the head statesman, Jack Edwards of NESN.

[0:03:39] ... the Bruins who thought Tim Thomas returned we saw. Tyler -- return Phil Kessel. -- those three guys. Which guy do you think in the Bruins Rome or in the organization where they look at them ...
[0:08:22] ... that there are -- you're able to keep his job and fire Lindy Ruff. Maybe that was just a relationship that he had -- secretary Togo who while the sabres a few years ago and completely. ...
[0:09:52] ... for -- -- -- -- -- -- finally from the you notice Stanley Cup champion looks like what it feels like. And I've been asked this question dozens and dozens of times since game six of the World Series win did you know. That the Red Sox word this kind of teammate championship level team. As you're looking at the Bruins right now. Probably terribly unfair it's a middle of November but. Are you seeing the makings of a Stanley Cup champion in your eyes. Every dumb I think number 37 come under the ice for pregame warm -- I think at the -- in the Stanley Cup. It's it's as -- a chart it's as spectacular -- cute then. As much of a game changer -- Lucci is. The the system were coaching the goalie. To me it's about Patrice Bergeron if he's healthy and he took the top of -- game he's as good as any player in the National Hockey League. He's a guy who completely. Sacrifices. These individuals for the -- of the team if you will he's. He's Pedroia needing to get a lot of law if you can't try the ball into the gap. Is -- accountable for dialogue. By the way who by the way proves that you can be a teenager and play with a level maturity in the NHL. Well yep exactly but I I think we have a screen now that the Patrice Bergeron actually 45 years -- and disguising it very well. Over it it. It's true he's. I I think is as good as ...
[0:11:39] ... No -- there's no. What then -- in April and win the Stanley Cup in Chicago in game seven especially good because they didn't all they already did not want senator Gregory killed in play all the Stanley Cup final. So yeah a -- my my answer it. That with this system and the other personnel they have their return Bergeron comes on the ice I think they got a chance to and they'll. -- fantastic start well we'll check in with you next week. -- Jack gray Jack Edwards what did you think of what he had to say. Talked about Patrice Bergeron -- talked about but Tim Thomas returning the read the the Bruins have moved on and in some cases and they've they've moved on and all cases. According to Jack I'll say one thing he did say that got my attention. Patrice Bergeron no Patrice Bergeron for game seven there's no way the Bruins win while. Only one game. One game. Now if you are in game one of the series you don't have Patrice Bergeron you're facing. Potentially seven games against the Blackhawks. That's one thing. I gonna do with this can't find a way fight through ...






We discuss four topics revolving around young prospects that may or may not affect our Boston teams.

[0:09:06] ... here you have Prius -- -- He reminds me of a young. Zach Randolph I don't think Zach Randolph was as good at 1819. As Julius Randall is right now the Celtics. Have to get one of these guys tank damaged ...
[0:10:52] ... You had LeBron obviously yet Carmelo he had Dwyane Wade he had Chris Bosh -- -- skip over number two which is dark so -- the good players. I think it is it's hard to shake ...
[0:13:56] ... -- Rondo isn't that exactly would you put it that Rondo with Gerald Wallace who's actually playing good heady basketball. You keep Chris Humphries on the bench which he's done for the most part. You make ...
[0:18:31] ... I thought the point of moving on. From KG moving on from Paul Pierce. Was to say was an acknowledgment. ...






We discuss the voting for AL Manager of the year with ESPN's Christina Kahrl, who left John Farrell out of her top 3 votes entirely.
We discuss some of the awful, ill-informed votes placed by BBWA members in the Manager of the Year awards, and why its maybe time to change how these awards are voted on.
Today’s special edition of Four at Four includes a look at Andrew Wiggins, the Red Sox home grown talent and more.