Reports are around that Rob Gronkowski, Nate Solder and Jonathan Cooper were not on the team flight to Arizona on Friday. What's that mean for the Patriots as they take on the Cardinals in the season opener? Dale, Michael and Jerry discuss it and take your calls.
We close out the week with the best in soundbites and our guy LAROY! takes us into the weekend.

[0:01:31] ... A little we will park warm when you hear Frank Thomas. ESPN's Trent Dilfer went on Mike and Mike this morning mate who unique comparison. Tony Romo to Drew Bledsoe. And Jack pressed back at Tom Brady. You might be talking to be biggest arguable fare well. Literally had put myself if there's a twelve year old Carter roll ...
[0:02:31] ... protect stressed out there they have the exact date and has it. Tom Brady got her reps are seeing guys as competitors they're relentless the spears. The work ethic is second and I'd been waiting gauge players who where hold people accountable. Now. They go it's decided patriots dynasty is over. Sorry that pentagon Tony romo's career the deck press God's gonna lead the cowboys before Super Bowls Trent dilfer's lips to God's ears. So the new NFL season is underway in the celebrated last night Jimmy Fallon had another addition of ...




We look at four recent examples of Patriots opening games.

[0:01:50] ... game. 27 to 24. Thanks to a big thirteen yard sack. By Willie McGinest on Peyton Manning that force Mike Vanderjagt to attempt to potential game tying field goal from 48 yards. Instead of 42 yards. And it was the first time Vanderjagt ...
[0:09:23] ... 2038. To 24. Brady monster game 32. 48517. Yards for a touchdown. Wes Welker eight receptions a 160 yards two touchdowns. Air in the murder Hernandez seven receptions and a 103 yards and a touchdown. Really ...
[0:10:38] ... six receptions the average seven. Fernandez. Or is it what was it Wes Welker a Ochocinco. One catch. Three targets. Of fourteen whopping ya girl allegedly getting all of your athleticism or at least right there or not. Think about it you know we've we've we've teased and before. He. They have like a little Bernard Pollard street you know where he went around things start to happen now we know. He tried to truck head coach of the ...





The NFL's opener was chock full of cheat shots, head shots, and an apparent lack of concussion protocol. What a way for the league to open the season and showcase themselves to the world!
The best rapper in New England tees off again and gives us a gem.
The best rapper in New England tees off again and gives us a gem.
The best rapper in New England tees off again and gives us a gem.
The Saints and their coach Sean Payton showed support for the Patriots and Tom Brady this week on social media, and Bill Belichick for one sure appreciated it.

[0:00:26] ... days and it all started when the patriots. Hong gigantic pictures of Tom Brady on either side of a lighthouse at Gillette Stadium with a number twelve up Obama. They then tweeted out. On the official patriots page in minster Graham page. Both Twitter and instrument tweeted out a picture of that banner. The New Orleans Saints. Turned around and re tweeted the saints sent the patriots picture out and re tweet that. And and Sean Payton talked about it as well well today at Gillette Stadium. Member of the media it was my crease ESPN boston.com. Asked Bill Belichick act if he saw what Sean Payton and the New Orleans Saints had done. No real little. He gets recognized. You know the great thing does that show of support that you know quiet. ...
[0:02:18] ... the list of who it is he's talking about. Well I guess Sean Payton appeared today on now Mike and Mike on on ESPN. And talked about the same topic. Why did you treat that picture. ...
[0:05:14] ... I misspoke past few days. I'm glad the patriot did this for Tom Brady of the support for Brady this is like a no pro the fan the bone and and maybe this is the Kraft saying the Brady we've got your back I'll fine. Another aspect of it I just don't give. It's not just crafts. To Brady. You forget that there's a first round pick and a fourth round pick missing. From the organization it's not just that it's just not Tom Brady who was grieved by this. Our organization was so yep twelve banner and all I thought that's great. It's not just about Tom Brady. I think we've kind of lost sight of organization. Everybody got screen what if Tom Brady getting screwed up just four games they lost their first round pick they lost their fourth round pick. Lost a million dollars ...
[0:07:08] ... ever the football equivalent is of that for him I. I think Bill Belichick just did. That was the football equivalent of that talking about eSATA our support we've had is he gets it out about everybody he he was making it clear. And I go back to the Dan Shaughnessy piece of yesterday's sorry Jerry read the whole hate filled tour for the New England patriot yeah. And was pretty close. I I think there's a list in the back a Bill Belichick said maybe it's in the product Bill Belichick and and you know if they're playing the saint he would want to win obviously won't win every game. But at their ...






We check in with Boston-guy and new play-by-play voice for Monday Night Football on ESPN, Sean McDonough

[0:00:00] ... Monday Night Football became a staple of the American sports and television scene in 1970. 1970. To 2005. It was on ABC. Bennett moved ESP and and it has now been placed in the very capable hands of the new play by play announcer for Monday Night Football Sean McDonough joins us right now hello Shawn how Rio. I'm doing well dale how are you guys doing today. All doing ...
[0:01:10] ... Sean we want you to be the play by play announcer for Monday Night Football. I know your first thought was probably your dad bought what was your initial reaction. The other one my first thought you ...
[0:01:47] ... they're kind of preparing for at that time when Al Michaels and Bob Costas might be. Nearing the finish line I thought to myself well that's I'm really and so those guys are still among the ...
[0:02:50] ... before they actually happened. A wonder for you what your preparation for Monday Night Football always been curious about that you know it's once a week but I and I'm sure. That the preparation starts long before ...






We discuss the Jimmy G 'more smoothly' comments and whether or not they angered Bill Belichick.

[0:01:48] ... the house late. That indicates to some people out there that obviously Bill Belichick is pissed at Jimmy drop on back at her Christian Fauria say today. That at some point today Jimmy got taken to the which. And taken to the woodshed but not in a way of you idiot. Not that way but. If you go back if you don't believe me you don't believe me it's out there you know do your own search. Whether it's a video search or the Google search of of a print articles. Bill Belichick today. It's not like Bill Belichick. Of 2000. When he came to the patriots Tom Brady today it felt like Tom Brady. When he came to the patriots those guys figured it out in the figured out that they. Gave up too much information or they extended stories too much and then they learn to. Kind of tailor their common support where I'm telling you something but I'm not giving you enough words you can make this into a bigger story and I intend. And so Jimmy grapple I wouldn't say got taken to the woodshed today he got taken under the wing. Bill Belichick and I'm guessing you know bears and they said look. I. Don't get many things which Richard you're trying to say you're ...
[0:04:13] ... spinning 1930s. Headlines you know you're bigger apple likes that better without Tom Brady Iran. I heard nothing when he said that it didn't even register with me at but maybe he was make it a ...
[0:06:09] ... They what they want they haven't gotten what they wanna see. Is. Tom Brady saying Jimmy go drop below. Reminds me of me. He's a young me. And he's unbelievable and I loved this guy do ...
[0:08:40] ... home and I say. What day I am going to sit and Tom Brady either into retirement. Or another team out of the quarterback the New England Patriots I'm going to be the starter unleaded booted him what he did Drew Bledsoe. If you ever think that way. I'm disappointed. I typical one example ever Wear. A guy stepped aside voluntarily for somebody else ...