Jackie Bradley Jr. has been scorching hot during the month of August, but is hitting improvement sustainable? Adam looks to the performance of past players to see if there is any hope for Bradley Jr. remaining consistent in the long-term.
Adam opens the show by taking a look at the Patriots' upcoming matchup with the Panthers. Should the Pats play their starters? What should fans be looking for in one of the final tuneups before the opener?
During hour 2, Michael Hurley, of CBSBostonSports.com, joined Mazz and Murray to discuss the latest developments between Tom Brady and the NFL. They also take a look at what the Patriots have to work with in their secondary and what Devin McCourty’s role could be this season.
In hour 1, Mazz and Jim Murray, who filled in for Felger, kicked off the show talking football and previewing the third preseason game for the Patriots. We know what Tom Brady can do, so should Jimmy Garoppolo get the majority of first team reps as QB tomorrow night? Mazz thinks that if Brady plays more than Garoppolo, then it’s a mistake.
This has not been a great month for Bills' linebacker IK Ekempali. After breaking former teammate Geno Smith's jaw in the locker room, Ekempali is back in the headlines after hitting someone who had catfished him back in 2011. Zolak and Bertrand react to this ridiculous story.
With one of the best coaching careers in NFL history, Bill Belichick has cemented himself as a Hall of Fame caliber coach. So, Zolak and Bertrand debate how they see coach Belichick's career ending and when that may happen.
With the Red Sox basically out of contention for the playoffs, they have been playing their prospects who have been playing pretty well as of late. Zolak and Bertrand talk about whether or not the Red Sox should keep these young players or trade them when their value is high.
With new President of Baseball Operations Dave Dombrowski taking control of the team, his job is to evaluate the entire team and start reshaping the culture of the Red Sox. Zolak and Bertrand talk about Farrell's job security and how that could be affected by his recent health scare.
Will Reggie Wayne Have A Big Impact On The Patriots?
With the recent signing of veteran wide receiver Reggie Wayne, the Patriots seemed to have bolstered their receiving crew. Listen in as Zolak and Bertrand talk on how they see Reggie Wayne contributing to the team this year.
With the third preseason game against the Panthers being played on Friday night, the Patriots are preparing themselves for their most important game so far. Zolak and Bertrand discuss how much Tom Brady should see in what is likely the starters' last game before the regular season.
Armpits Of America: Man Finds Severed Leg In Grill, Becomes A Star
In the latest edition of "Armpits of America," Toucher & Rich head down to North Carolina where a man has become a media sensation after finding a severed leg in a grill he bought at auction. But that is just scratching the surface of this wild story.
NESN.com Patriots beat reporter Doug Kyed joined the Adam Jones Show to help preview Friday night’s pre-season game against the Carolina Panthers. The guys touched on how long Tom Brady should play, the Devin McCourty corner experiment from the last game, and potential roster cuts.
How Much Longer will Bill Belichick be the Head Coach of the Patriots?
Adam Jones opened Wednesday’s show discussing how long Bill Belichick wants to be the head coach of the Patriots. Belichick in the past has said he doesn’t want to be coaching at 70, but recent promos released for the NFL Network special “Do Your Job” may suggest he has changed his feelings on that.
In the 4:00 hour, Felger and Mazz switched gears and talked some football. They discussed Devin McCourty’s role – after the development he went through at safety, the Patriots want to try him out at cornerback? Mazz doesn’t blame McCourty for being agitated. They also looked at the latest episode of Hard Knocks with the Houston Texans, featuring Bill O’Brien, Brian Hoyer and Ryan Mallett.
During hour 2, the Sox talk continued. When is it time to clean house? Is it time to cut ties with Pedroia and Ortiz? If they are trying to start something with a new wave of players, who stays and who goes?
In hour one, Felger and Mazz kicked off the show talking Red Sox and the Hanley Ramirez experiment. They also share their latest thoughts on NESN not bringing back Don Orsillo as the voice of their Red Sox telecasts.
With the Patriots season opener only two weeks away, QB Tom Brady is still suspended for four games with no updates coming out of the court case in multiple days. Listen in as Zolak and Bertrand discuss what could be happening behind the scenes and how likely it is that Tom Brady could be playing Week 1.
With the NFL preseason in full swing, Hardy brings Zolak and Bertrand up to date on some recent storylines in the NFL this week. The topcis cover a coach giving a detailed injury report, Peyton Manning saying he has no feeling in his fingertips, and Bill O'Brien naming his starting QB.
With the NFL preseason already halfway over, the amount of ACL tears once again has been quite surprising. Zolak and Bertrand debate what could be causing these terrible injuries and if anything can be done to decrease the chances of players tearing their ACL before the regular season even starts.
On this hour of Toucher & Rich, Mike "Behind The Mic" Callahan and Sarge make their case to the next Red Sox play-by-play man, Peter Abraham discusses the Red Sox, and the guys share some sound from the upcoming "Do Your Job" documentary.
With Don Orsillo out of the NESN play by play job after the season, Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com reacts to the decision to let Orsillo go. Zolak, Bertrand and Sean McAdam debate the impact it will have on the ratings as well as the personality of the Red Sox TV announcing crew.
Due to the Red Sox recent success when playing their young outfield prospects like Rusney Castillo and Jackie Bradley Jr., Hanley Ramirez may need to swqitch positions in order to keep the best lineup available for the Sox, Listen in as Zolak and Bertrand talk with Sean McAdam of CSNNE.com on if Sox fans will be seeing Ramirez at first base during the last month of the season.
With the news breaking that Don Orsillo will be replaced after this season, the public reaction has been very negative towards the decision. Listen in as Zolak and Bertrand debate the move by NESN and their thoughts on Don Orsillo.
Mass Live Patriots beat writer Kevin Duffy joined the Adam Jones Show to discuss the latest from Patriots practice on Tuesday including the introduction of Reggie Wayne, Devin McCourty returning to safety, and more.
Adam Jones discussed Devin McCourty’s return to safety at practice on Tuesday afternoon, and hopes that it means the experiment at cornerback is officially over. Jones and Marshall Hook also talked about Julian Edelman, who seems ready to return to the field after meeting with the media earlier in the day.
Red Sox Finally Trying Out Hanley Ramirez at First
Adam Jones opened Tuesday’s show talking about the Red Sox decision to try and transition Hanley Ramirez from Left Field to First Base. Jones and Marshall Hook listened to some of his pre-game comments on the move and they don’t think he’s taking the move seriously.
In the fourth and final hour, the guys continue to discuss Hanley Ramirez and the impending departure of Don Orsillo. They also discuss Mazz's vacation to Montana. Then, it's the Final Word with Jim Murray
In hour 3, Felger and Mazz continue to discuss the Red Sox and a potential move by Hanley Ramirez to first base. The guys also break down the performances of Jimmy Garoppolo and Devin McCourty in the preseason.
In the second hour of the show, Felger and Mazz discuss the end of Don Orsillo's stint at NESN, catch up on the latest developments in Deflategate and wonder what Curt Schilling was thinking with his latest social media posts.
Felger and Mazz are both back for their first show together in a week. Mazz shares his thoughts on the Dave Dombrowski hire, recent strong play by Jackie Bradley Jr. and the biggest needs he must address for the Red Sox this upcoming offseason.