Despite the injuries around the league in August including Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater being lost for the season today, Jones and Keefe believe Jimmy Garoppolo needs all the snaps possible to have him succeed in the first 4 weeks, even if its the "backup" Week 4 of the Preseason.
It's a re-entry Tuesday for Adam Jones as he rejoins Rich Keefe and opens the 5 hour show with thoughts on Jimmy Garoppolo and his subpar performance thus far this preseason. Are they overthinking things about Jimmy G, should everyone just chill out or is nervousness setting in as a tough Week 1 matchup inches closer?
In Tuesday's edition of the Baseball Reporters, Tony Mazz discusses the the Red Sox bullpen issues, including manager John Farrell hinting that Buchholz 8th inning usage from now on. He also discusses Rick Porcello's Cy Young chances and Mookie Betts' MVP chances.
In the show's third hour, Felger and Mazz discuss the Red Sox's usage of Clay Buchholz, while continuing to talk about whether or not Jimmy G will start all four games for the Patriots, while Brady is out.
In Hour 2, Felger and Mazz continued with Jim Murray's hottest of hot takes that the Pats should be open to starting Jacoby Brissett over Jimmy Garoppolo if he struggles. The guys then discussed David Price and his recent August success, as well as the possiblity of Rick Porcello winning the AL Cy Young and Mookie Betts winning the AL MVP.
Felger and Massarotti kicked off the show discussing the Patriots, with Jimy Murray's burning hot take Jimmy G should take a back seat to Jacoby Brissett if he struggles early on in the season. The boys continue to disccus Tom Brday's press conference today, while wondering what the relationship between Brady & Garoppolo is. The guys the discuss Jimmy Hayes, David Krecji and the state of the Bruins after missing out on Harvard product Jimmy Vesey.
0:00- Brady Shouldn't Play in Final Preseason Game 10:00- UMass Football Coach Mark Whipple 28:57- What Will Brady Do During His Suspension? 34:06- Could the Patriots Cut Martellus Bennett Before the Season? 39:11- Rick Porcello: Cy Young Candidate?
Is Rick Porcello a legitimate candidate to win the Cy Young award? Zolak and Bertrand take a look at how the right-hander, who is undefeated at home this season, stacks up against the rest of the American League's elite.
In Monday's edition of the Baseball Reporters, Tony Mazz dissects the recent struggles by the Red Sox and their bullpen over the weekend. Is John Ferrell to blame or does the team need better personnel? He also discusses Yoan Moncada's play and the upcoming series with the Rays.
The guys continue to discuss the decision to play Tom Brady for multiple series during Friday's preseason game against the Panthers and Jimmy Garoppolo's struggles. The talk also turns back to Colin Kaepernick's decision to sit during the national anthem and the Red Sox wildcard race.
In the show's second hour, Felger and Mazz take a closer look at the performance of Jimmy Garoppolo. How much of a stepback did he take in his third preseason game? Was he thrown off by Brady's playing stint in the first half? The guys also continue to discuss the recent struggles by the Red Sox.
It's a re-entry Monday for Felger and Mazz. The guys kick off the show by breaking down the performances of Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo from Friday's Patriots-Panthers game. Did Brady play too much? The guys also dive into the bullpen struggles of the Red Sox and hand out some blame. They also discuss the Colin Kapernick situation.
0:00- Brady and Garoppolo Both Play in Third Preseason Game 8:19- Pot Roast Finished in Foxboro 12:44- Colin Kaepernick Sits to Take a Stand 19:31- Read and React 30:53- Sox Need to Take Advantage of Schedule Right Now
The Red Sox are coming off a tough weekend against a white-hot Kansas City Royals team that took 2 of three at Fenway. Zolak and Bertrand look forward to the upcoming stretch of games and what the Sox need to do to make the road to the playoffs a little less bumpy.
The NFL grabbed headlines once again this weekend for an off-the-field incident, as 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick became the center of controversy after refusing to stand during the National anthem, until we can affect social change in the country. Zolak and Bertrand react.
On Monday morning, the Patriots made another high profile cut, parting ways with defensive tackle Terrance Knighton. Zo and Beetle react to the move that seemed to be inevitable over the last few weeks.
Brady and Garoppolo Both Play in Third Preseason Game
In one of the more highly anticipated preseason games in recent memory, much speculation surrounded how the Patriots would divide the playing time of Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo. In the end, Tom Brady was the one who came off the bench in relief of Weeks 1 through 4 starter Garoppolo. Zo and Bertrand react to both performances and the way that the head coach divvied up the reps.
The Red Sox finished up their long road trip with a 7-4 record in what has amounted to a critical stretch in their season. Jones and Keefe react to the tail end of the road trip, as the Sox finsihed on a somewhat sour note by dropping a pair of late leads to the Tampa Bay Rays.
The Patriots made another trade on Thursday, acquiring linebacker Barkevious Mingo from the Cleveland Browns in exchange for a fifth-round pick in 2017. Jones and Keefe react to the move and what it means for the current state of the defensive front depth.
Albert Breer On Patriots' Plan For Tom Brady, Acquisition Of Barkevious Mingo
Albert Breer of theMMQB.com joined Toucher & Rich on Friday to discuss the game plan for Tom Brady and Jimmy Garoppolo against the Carolina Panthers, and New England's acquisition of linebacker Barkevious Mingo.