Michael Irvin discusses the coaching of Bill Belichick, Rodgers vs. Brady and the Thanksgiving games.
Adam Schefter joined the show as he does every Friday to talk about the hot streak that the Patriots are on, Brady vs. Rodgers, and the problems going on in San Francisco.

[0:02:29] ... we've we've been Warwick questions and we were talked about this earlier Bill Belichick as a GM. Does he get enough credit because the beginning of the year we all know that narrative about the heat he's missing on the second round picks that maybe they don't have the impact players at that. To your point you get to this point of the year they went effective they do have pretty good players do we devalue Bill Belichick as a GM too much. So listen that they've made to move that have drawn some criticism but they've made more moves ...
[0:04:52] ... that includes obviously locked in Manning. In your estimation right now is Aaron Rodgers the best quarterback in the NFL is he the guy that you would want playing in one game as your quarterback. Well Lou I I think these guys last week gets me is very question Brady or Aaron Rodgers one game at a like the idea but the truth of the matter is it is is. Much respect. And that Tom Brady's greatest somebody's been in his first ballot hall of Famer mean he's he's been in May be greatest quarterback ever played the game. If some epic one quarterback to date just today for one game like I I think I think it take Aaron Rodgers. Peace is on fire right now sort Tom Brady I mean but. Like you know chocolate Vanilla Kidman chose their their welcome ...
[0:06:43] ... if they're just not in a vacuum the player. That Brady wore Aaron Rodgers is. Limited by the fact that those teams art is balanced and oftentimes they're asked to do is get big chunks the ...
[0:08:59] ... and hasn't been that can lead. That if struggled anymore December than Dallas Cowboys and add more flops. In December the Dallas Cowboys in recent years and they're fighting not just the perception that it just out there's certainly no Thanksgiving which rough. It's got ...






Devin McCourty joined the show to talk about Aaron Rodgers being the best quarterback they've prepared for, and what he appreciates most about working alongside Darrelle Revis.

[0:00:02] ... game is set for a big showdown joining is now. Run your New England Patriots pats defensive back Devin according DeVon it's crystal body rob Bradford Al Arian. Contrary argument where we are doing while I was ...
[0:00:59] ... have talked about a lot the challenge of facing a quarterback. Like Aaron Rodgers. What goes into try to get ready for a guy like Rogers who unlike some other quarterbacks in the league. In Picchu ...
[0:01:48] ... dinar completely get through with these quarterbacks so dead. So looking get Aaron Rodgers is this the best quarterback in your estimation that you will have faced all year. Theories try to reform. What. And I would have to play get settled so. Boutros there's just another term challenges and they're so. Our soldiers got to be careful or angle modern and they're. I right so now you said that you know who else you face the mean we can't discount we can't discount. He faced Tom Brady practiced true. Diego where my world forum there are with you isn't the question honestly I really give you object if your ...
[0:03:57] ... that's great little birdie unit. Devin according joining us as you know Aaron Rodgers daddies and throw a lot of ex and his team as well as you guys just don't turn the ball over all ...






Special Teamer Don Jones was waived in a surprising move, Chandler Jones practiced and the Patriots gear up for what could be their most difficult battle left in Green Bay.

[0:00:50] ... Lambeau. The first game I ever covered in the NFL. LA rams Green Bay Packers our Lambeau who's the quarterback. It would it would sub Bert Jones offense fair Gama would Josh started that game. The rams ...
[0:06:50] ... the fact that they both had defining moments early in the year Aaron Rodgers coming out and saying relax and then. Turning it on after that backing up what he said patriots having the national TV ...
[0:07:48] ... offense they can control the game. They get ahead. So quickly as Bill Belichick pointed out earlier this week they have outscored opponents. 66 to nothing. I think in the first quarter overt you know the ...
[0:11:30] ... per rush so. I think about some of the old Tom Brady Peyton Manning gains went you know they were like 78 possession type games we have bullet. Long extended drives with a don't die keep ...






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Celtics columnist, Chris Forsberg, joined Butch and Gordon Edes to talk about the young core of players, Brad Stevens' need to win, and the tough November schedule that the Celtics struggled through.
Pete Kendall joined Butch for the Thanksgiving High School Special to talk about his years at Archbishop Williams and playing the in the NFL.

[0:00:07] ... pick when he first pick overall in the 1996 draft by the Seattle Seahawks went on to have a decade career in the NFL it's Pete Campbell Pete are you doing my friend. The more I ...
[0:00:43] ... a year ago about. Well you might feel little old but my high school senior game was in 1978. Case. They ego that's router to be turned out. He had is to be thankful today what what are on this day though what do you remember. About the plane at our cheese and these guys played Spellman and I believe they still do. We remember about Thanksgiving Day high school for. Why it was still back and 1617 years old mean it was something new circled on the calendar and point to ...
[0:01:37] ... spelman and most. Go to the only times that as a Massachusetts high school football players weekly sauerkraut and sort of most kids on internally from media outlets so you want to play in front of friends and ...
[0:02:32] ... at the end of something special at the end of the year high school football career Willis. It was an important victory. EW sixteen against the seventeen years all that. The best friend but that card ...






Steve DiFillippo tells his favorite Thanksgiving Day story.

[0:00:01] ... the obvious host Steve. Bought. My friend. So it's Thanksgiving Day its high school football it was what centuries ago when you. Well it was a decade ago. Of course like them. But it was really kind ...
[0:04:01] ... cam. And schools here and they're chanting thirty or not. North Reading high school the end of terror against north ready now by myself. Joaquin air and I'm like. Shocked I had inappropriate and cool it ...
[0:06:19] ... mean you are grew up. They talked all these people and in high school football on Thanksgiving Day you travel a lot all over the world you all over the country it's something unique and different and ...
[0:07:09] ... actually question how are. What I'd trade tech game against new report beating duke report 38 now I would trade that game which we got third and now and against new report. And we still be ready that's how important. They get too cute in high school I hope people up Ernst and that it's the biggest game of the year. You know. In college and now they know ...






Butch was joined by Danny Ventura of the Boston Herald to talk about the new playoff format in the MIAA this year, and some Thanksgiving Day games.
Former NFL Offensive Lineman and Weymouth native, Paul Zakauskas, joined Butch to talk about his experiences in high school football and what it meant to him.