0:00- Patriots Get the Win in Pittsburgh 7:58- Stephen Gostkowski Continues to Struggle 18:09- Why the Steelers Were Stupid 27:45- Read and React 37:14- Sounds of Sunday 47:14- Good Morning, Football!- Steelers Edition
The Pittsburgh Steelers made some seriously critical mistakes in their loss to the Patriots on Sunday. Zolak and Bertrand take a look at the reasons that yet another Patriots opponent was less than astute in some of their decision making during the game on Sunday.
Patriots kicker Stephen Gostowski's struggles continued on Sunday in Pittsburgh, as he missed another extra point in the Patriots 27-16 win over the Steelers. While the miss didn't cost the team in the end, the early season slump that Gostkowski finds himself in is something Zolak and Bertrand know could have consequences as the season progresses.
Even with Ben Roethlisberger on the shelf with a knee inujry he suffered the week before, the Steelers hung in tough under back-up Landry Jones. But in the end, the Patriots offensive depth was too much for Pittsburgh to handle, moving to 6-1 after a 27-16 victory at Heinz Field. Zolak and Bertrand give you their reactions as the Pats move two games ahead of the rest of the division.
Boomer Esiason On Patriots Defense, Stephen Gostkowski's Struggles
Boomer Esiason of WFAN and The NFL Today joined Toucher & Rich on Monday to discuss the Patriots win over the Steelers, including their defensive performance and the struggles of kicker Stephen Gostkowski. He also touched on the NFL's issues with domestic violence.
If you’ve come to the point in your league where you need to start dropping guys, but you can’t decide who should go, Mike and Tucker offer some suggestions. Or, if you’re riddled with injuries or are planning for upcoming BYE weeks, they’ll also give you some guys to look for on the wire. And, if you play daily fantasy, Mike has some ideas for your line up.
Tonight in the Game of Jones the guys play fill in the blank. The guys answer the following questions
If you could give the Patriots 1 player off the Steelers it would be ______. The 1st touchdown in the Pats-Steelers game will be scored by _____. The NLCS MVP will be ______. The best college football game this weekend is ______. The Bruins 2nd leading goal scorer this year will be ______.
In the fourth and final Hour of an Agenda Free Friday, Felger and Mazz continued to take calls on anything from the sports world. To close out the week, we hear from Mad Mike in the Final Word with Jim Murray.
Chris Gasper, of the Boston Globe, joined Felger and Massarotti during Hour 3. The guys kicked off the hour discussing the Chicago Cubs playoff run and the baseball fans rooting against them. Mike, Tony, and Chris also talked about the NFL’s investigation into New York Giants punter Josh Brown’s domestic violence incidents. Finally, the guys discussed the NFL’s ratings and Sunday’s Patriots game against the Steelers.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz continued to take calls on an Agenda Free Friday. Bob Socci, radio voice of the New England Patriots, joined Mike and Tony to preview Sunday’s Patriots game and to share his latest Hot Takes.
It’s Agenda Free Friday! Felger and Massarotti kicked off the show sharing some opening thoughts before going right to the calls. Bob Beers, Boston Bruins radio color analyst, joined Mike and Tony to talk some B’s and last night’s win over the New Jersey Devils.
Josh Brown Situation Becomes Even More of a Disgrace
Bert Breer of TheMMQB.com joins Zolak and Bertrand in studio to discuss the major story of the day in the NFL. New York Giants kicker Josh Brown, who has admitted to domestic violence, and had previously been suspended one game for his part. After documents, emails and journal entries from Brown became public, the NFL reopened their investigation.
A couple of days ago, a caller to Zo and Bertrand presented an interesting theory as to why Packers QB Aaron Rodgers has hit a rough patch in his passing attack. The theory said that since the NFL has more closely monitored PSI in footballs, Rodgers- who was on record saying he liked his footballs to be over inflated- has struggled. It seems as though that topic is making the rounds now, as a pair of ESP shows addressed the issue, blaming Zo and Bertrand for lighting that fire.
Patrice Bergeron made his dramatic return to the Bruins lineup on Thursday night, scoring the go-ahead goal in the home opener as the Bruins beat the New Jersey Devils 2-1. With all of the uncertainty in the Bruins lineup, the team continues to impress in the early-going of the season.
Patriots and Steelers Show Their Dislike for Each Other Ahead of Sunday's Matchup
Zolak and Bertrand begin Friday's show with their opening thoughts as we wind down another week and get set for the Patriots to take on the Steelers on Sunday at 4:25. One opening thought is the subtle disdain that both the Pats and Steelers share in the wake of some comments that have come out of both camps this week. One of the comments that has Zolak most fired up comes from Steelers defensive coordinator Keith Butler, who said that the Patriots do things that are "on the edge of legal and not legal".
Jones was joined by Dave Goucher and Bob Beers following the Bruins 2-1 win over the New Jersey Devils at TD Garden on Thursday night. The guys also went over the good and the bad from the win in Plus/Minus.
During Hour 3 of Felger and Massarotti, the guys continued to discuss the Patriots. Josh Miller, former Patriots punter and current host on 93.7 The Fan in Pittsburgh, joined Mike and Tony to preview Sunday’s Patriots-Steelers game. Finally, the guys discussed last night’s Chicago Cubs win over the Los Angeles Dodgers.
Billy Jaffe of NESN.com join Zolak and Bertrand to talk about the Bruins, and their home opener tonight vs the New Jersey Devils. The guys also discuss the team's first three games, and how they've looked so far this season.
With the Raiders move to Las Vegas seemingly steps away, the guys discuss how Roger Goodell and the NFL continue to be against the legalization of gambling, despite apparently willing to move one of their franchises to the gambling capital of the USA.