Gresh and Zo kick off Thursday’s show from Gillette Stadium to kick off Patriots training camp. The guys discuss their thoughts as the Pats head into training camp, and predictions for the upcoming season.
Andy Gresh, for one, has some high hopes for the season.
“Book New Orleans,” he said, referencing the locale of this year’s Super Bowl. “I’m the furthest thing from a honk, but there is a feel coming off of last year, combined with what they added, the juince that Josh McDaniels is going to bring to this offense. I sit here at Day 1, and there’s going to be a lot to talk about throughout the year, but I really do think this team is going back.”
Scott Zolak wasn’t quite ready to put the Pats back in the Super Bowl, because he said there are too many unknown variables at this point. Still, he too has high expectations for the team this year.
“I think this team will win 13 games at least. I don’t know if that will get them to New Orleans. It’s always what Bill [Belichick] has said, and what the Bill before [Parcells] taught us. How are you playing after Thanksgiving? Let’s see where this team’s at, let’s see where there are injuries.”
Of course, there are still some questions, particularly on the offensive line and the current absence of Brian Waters. If he’s just missing training camp, though, all should be fine. However, Zolak noted Waters was noticeably not present in the team’s yearbook cover.
“It’s gonna be interesting because the yearbook was released today and on the front page, it’s [Tom] Brady in a dark suit, he looks very presidential behind a presidential podium, but the presidential seal is removed and the Patriots logo is removed,” Zo said. “He’s standing there and he’s got five members of the Secret Service flanking him, all dressed as men in black. It’s Nate Solder on the left, it’s [Logan] Mankins as the guard, and it’s Dan Koppen as the center, [Dan] Connolly as the right guard, and Sebastian Vollmer as right tackle. …