Glenn, Lou and Christian look back the 2001 Patriots team that kicked off over a decade of dominance by Boston sports teams, and hear from Bill Belichick who was confused by that team's Week 17 bye.

[0:05:30] ... at a crucial next year. The next year watch out for the New England Patriots in a while only game that season defensively. Right doubts where they've you know made no other money. That's because the bill ...
[0:08:01] ... done this report Flacco scares them a lot of me more than Alex Smith. And I don't think it's that he has that we we've done this before know you've lost his. What's your dog is ...
[0:08:53] ... of Baltimore Baltimore because the history yes but up I'll say this. Alex Smith does not make an awful lot of mistakes he did here. He did the last let me play the New England Patriots you meet on the mistakes but he doesn't usually so was that just a bad day for him. He can Kansas City ...
[0:10:42] ... manipulate theirs that's still a possibility dual you can eat greatness from Ben Roethlisberger. Just last week's. Last month of the season and play you can get greatness. You can get great disappear call we seated ...






Patriots running back LeGarrette Blount joins Glenn, Lou and Christian to recap the win over the Rams and to boast about being the fast RB on the team.

[0:01:07] ... the sidelines. At a little conversation seems and a little chuckle with Jeff Fisher. Monday. So that tackle. And if he was Richard for the bar update I don't think you throws down to those where ...
[0:03:11] ... problems off her life so I think he might get confused between. James White and him looking at the numbers. I think the likely in my gay disease cozy I mean obviously Jesus. These news news ...
[0:04:30] ... liberal Muslims out of out. These days with. It was from the Tom cruises news Robertson Muslim council is and it's. You'll so hey here. Don't be Robert Blake rob you riddler for his weight this ...
[0:06:46] ... did you were you ever track pack it in the Arab towering high school. The 102401. Ago. Forty in the eat your fortieth common it was 14646. You don't look like a fourth sixth you look ...






Patriots linebacker Dont'a Hightower joins Glenn, Lou and Christian after a dominant game by the Patriots defense over rookie QB Jared Goff and the L.A. Rams.

[0:10:08] ... Yeah. And happy so that's. In those guys a little question time Monday Night Football any team Baltimore coming here next week and and he just never admit it puts a lot of teams you guys play some parents just to him to come into the game against you guys that she Brady is he the patriots it's that aka. Bolter was not one of those teams and haven't been in the past it'll be intimidated you know the they believe in themselves that beat in the past is that. Some throughout the week it is disgusting turn the thick book and LA team you beat him David duke but. This team a particular coming here not afraid of you guys. You know I don't I'm I don't know what it ...
[0:11:21] ... it to radio for team pools that you can't get beat Michigan Penn State and Wisconsin. They keep those guys out so they wanna make it easy to Alabama camera thing again. Right well open or ...




Glenn, Lou, and Christian are less than surprised that Bill Belichick won't comment further about Gronk than the released statement. Speaking of statements, how weird is it that the Gronkowski family is releasing joint statements with the Patriots?

[0:01:22] ... it doesn't surprise me forget this I don't ever remember one for Tom Brady the Brady family ever come out. Albert never really been hurt. I me guys out but dom what it was this this ...
[0:04:29] ... that's the information. He's getting. It's in the best interest of the New England Patriots you were talking about what lines the patriots have what slides to your statement to the message is the patriots. Make sure ...
[0:05:06] ... hurt his back the first time he hurts his back against against Seattle Seahawks it's like oh I'll meant that in the reptiles that got this nonchalance unscrew a feel like crap oh by the way ...
[0:10:29] ... now obviously he's not rays have done for the year most likely. Tom Brady should play these health bill with the cautious approach peel back a week early and saying you know I was even in ...






Orthopedic surgeon to the pros, Dr. Thomas Gill of Steward Health Care joins Glenn, Lou, and Christian in the wake of Gronk's back injury. He talks about different types of disc injuries, and one type of fusion which could potentially prevent Gronk from playing football. He also commented on the unique situation of a joint statement between the Patriots and the Gronkowskis, and clarified his role in Gronk's arm surgeries.

[0:00:15] ... health care and in this case. The dock former. Doctor for the New England Patriots is get some history with this individual player doctor the doctor again. Great bomb let's start with the medical aspect of we ...
[0:01:19] ... her eight and come out again like a mature that's was with Peyton Manning. But apparently that probably what happened with him. But with when you have three to surgeries he gets to the point where ...
[0:06:39] ... to the plate. And that's pricey if you look back to arm Rodney Harrison and Mike Vrabel you know they have the same fracture that. I've grown cat and both of those guys had the exact same second fracture ...
[0:09:43] ... that. The spying. Is now one of those injuries whether it's what Peyton Manning had to deal with or. Backs because we all know. If you don't have your back you don't be cool you can't ...






Mike Florio tells Glenn, Lou, and Christian that he "Would be surprised" if Gronk finishes his career with the Patriots. They also discuss the conflicting initial reports from Gronk's Camp and the Patriots' Camp.
Glenn, Lou, and Christian wonder how the man who shot former NFL RB Joe McKnight can be free of charges and walking around the streets of New Orleans.

[0:01:24] ... busy intersection in traffic in a suburb of new war. Now the TV station down there is reporting that multiple witnesses. Saw a man in an Infiniti sedan. Pulled McKnight from his Audi and shoot of its multiple times after an argument. One witness told a local paper that she saw the victim lying illustrate and heard the shooter yell I told you you don't F with me. That is ...
[0:02:35] ... know files of in charge isn't even possible. It's Louisiana. It's like Will Smith the same is a different situation Will Smith. Or deepened the tackle line of yeah that was different shot that was that was actually manage your ridiculous the matter of color of anyone but you understand right anyway this is going to I would understand black members John White man's that'll with a gunshot and twice a multiple times right. Admitted to kill them get any doesn't it charged that you kitten ...
[0:04:10] ... case died of what dumber reading is a witness told the a local paper she saw the victim lying in the street and heard the shooter yell. I told you not to F with it. Witnesses ...





Patriots DB Duron Harmon joined Glenn, Lou, and Christian, and he discussed the team needing to come together after losing Gronk, and the turnovers in the Jets game can propel them to create more turnovers.

[0:00:19] ... saying you guys see what he does those sons believe she's the port city of all throughout the years are on the issues. The unfortunate situation in blood on me as it ended days of news ...
[0:00:53] ... as many questions about the disease and you guys on your side football league to step a little bit more. You know guys we didn't a lot of criticism lately about the defense not having impact ...
[0:01:26] ... the whereabouts is so aware of media in the media that the actual results Cole plays. And are going to be out there they're hopelessly involved on the army's all we can do is just continue to try to improve our views that are areas. We don't need to get better and they keep get better is that it's. Keep journal of voters. Ron what will go to areas you think this. You guys did improve from week to week it did look like San Fran news some guys run free miscommunication. In the club better is against the jets is Fitzpatrick threw some good baldness some great ...





Mike Florio tells Glenn, Lou, and Christian that he "Would be surprised" if Gronk finishes his career with the Patriots. They also discuss the conflicting initial reports from Gronk's Camp and the Patriots' Camp.

[0:01:41] ... anybody else should have been long gone by now unless it was Tom Brady there's a very small group of players did she get away with that and having the kind of talent to grow up has. Allows us that kind of thing that would be an unacceptable distraction. With 99%. Of the roster other than gronkowski and Tom Brady. React kind of understand maybe in the sense because. You know again there's there's a lot of people and a notions for ...
[0:03:41] ... dropping his talent. And his ability it is sufficient enough to cause Bill Belichick to say here's the point we move on it isn't that that standard gets applied to everybody. Except for maybe Troy brown and and Tom Brady I mean that there haven't been many guys who have been immune from the idea that once. It's starts to go. Bill Belichick is gonna fall under that category of a guy who gets ready to one you're too early instead of one year to ...
[0:05:11] ... or did he go somewhere else. Mike with sewn up the numbers Tom Brady quarterback rating with of this guy and without. This guy meaning out of Iraq. 104 to 84 that's a huge departure red ...
[0:07:37] ... out every single little pole and and we. One of the reasons bill Belichick's one of the great coaches of all time as he knows where there's loopholes lord knows how to take advantage of them ...






Glenn, Lou, and Christian talk to NFL Insider Vic Carucci of the Buffalo News, who broke the story of Rob Gronkowski's back surgery. He told them that Gronk suffered a ruptured disk against the Seahawks, and that he will have surgery in Los Angeles, and might not return until a potential Super Bowl appearance..

[0:00:47] ... to be out eight weeks would basically put it up to the Super Bowl and you wonder whether. He could go back there to eight weeks is the AFC title game up. These two weeks here ...
[0:09:22] ... a back problem could you know what he was a kid in high school that he had any issues there. I think I don't recall having him haven't had any issues whether they're gonna get this ...
[0:11:10] ... I've ever seen. And has and I say that it's as a hall fame voters homes whose studies kind of the all time greats makes a part of my my existence to do that. I have ...
[0:12:19] ... that you really can't detach from knowing that him. As a junior high school kids. Hanging out what might you know with my circle of friends of my daughter was in and of being over the ...