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?
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.
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.
The MMQB NFL analyst Andy Benoit called in to the Adam Jones show to discuss the Patriots through two pre-season games including his thoughts on Devin McCourty getting a look at cornerback, and the signing of Reggie Wayne. The guys also take a look around the rest of the league as teams gear up for the regular season.
Adam Jones and Matt McCarthy react to the latest court filings from the NFL in the “Deflate-Gate” case. In the filings the NFL says that the cases the NFLPA cited as cause for overturning the suspension do not apply, because those cases were heard by an independent arbiter.
Adam Jones opened Monday’s show with his takeaways from the Patriots second pre-season game against the New Orleans Saints on Saturday night including Devin McCourty’s move to corner, and Jimmy Garoppolo’s performance.
Adam Jones discussed the latest MMQB column from Peter King featuring six points about Peyton Manning, who claims he still has no feeling in his fingers from all his surgeries. Jones and McCarthy also talked about who the Patriots biggest competition in the AFC will be in 2015.
Adam Jones discussed comments from Seahawks corner Richard Sherman in USA Today about “Deflate-Gate”. Sherman doesn’t exactly stand by Tom Brady, but he is very critical of the NFL for the different ways they hand out fines to players and teams.
CSNNE Patriots reporter Mike Giardi joined the Adam Jones Show to discuss the Patriots joint practices with the New Orleans Saints in West Virginia this week. The guys also touched on Wednesday’s “Deflate-Gate” hearing in federal court.
Adam Jones likes that finally someone has spoken out showing that Tom Brady is human. The Patriots and Brady have weathered controversies in the past, but that doesn’t mean he wants to be dealing with this, and that he’s unaffected by the outside noise.
Giants Owner John Mara Declines to Participate in Settlement Talks with Tom Brady
Adam Jones reacted to a report from Chris Mortensen that Giants Owner John Mara has declined to participate in settlement talks between Tom Brady and the NFL. Are team owners about to get involved to help push this towards a settlement?
The Door is Open for Brady to Take One Game Suspension
Adam Jones opened Thursday’s show discussing the latest updates in Tom Brady’s federal court case against the NFL. Both sides may feel like they have a strong case, but Jones believes it’s in the best interest of both to take the known and settle on a one game suspension, rather than lose and look foolish.
USA Today NFL reporter Lorenzo Reyes was in the court room for Wednesday’s “Deflate-Gate” hearing, and called in to talk with Joe Murray (in for Adam Jones) about how things went for Tom Brady and the NFLPA.
Jason Mastrodonato from the Boston Herald Calls In
Boston Herald Red Sox beat writer Jason Mastrodonato joined Joe Murray (in for Adam Jones) to discuss the Sox hiring of Dave Dombrowski as President of Baseball Operations, and Ben Cherington’s decision to step down following the season.
Boston Magazine sports writer Alex Reimer joined Joe Murray (in for Adam Jones) to discuss “Deflate-Gate”, including his recent article wondering whether Patriots Owner Robert Kraft deserves any blame for it the way he has supported Roger Goodell in the past.
Mass Live Patriots beat writer Kevin Duffy joined Joe Murray (in for Adam Jones) to discuss the latest from Patriots training camp. The guys talked about injuries, the offensive line struggles, and more.
Josh Alper from Pro Football Talked called in to talk with Joe Murray (in for Adam Jones) about Tom Brady’s next scheduled court appearance on Wednesday. The guys also discussed the Patriots secondary to this point in training camp, and take a look around the NFL as teams prepare for week 2 of the pre-season.
Providence Journal Patriots beat writer Mark Daniels joined the Adam Jones Show to discuss Tom Brady’s day in court, as well as preview the team’s pre-season opener against the Green Bay Packers on Thursday night.
Keeping Brady Out of Pre-Season Opener is the Right Approach
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe talked about the Pats holding Tom Brady out of the pre-season opener on Thursday. The guys think that given the state of the offensive line it’s the right move, and worry about the hits Jimmy Garoppolo is going to take.
Judge Berman Will Try and Force Both Sides to Settle
Adam Jones and Rich Keefe opened Wednesday’s show reacting to Tom Brady’s first Federal Court appearance in New York earlier in the day. While there were some surprises from Judge Berman in his line of questioning, it still seems like he is trying to beat up both sides and strong arm them into a settlement.
Adam Jones and Joe Murray talked about Gordon Edes’ article from over the weekend noting how David Ortiz is hitting home runs farther than he ever has in his career. Is Ortiz just locked in at the plate, or is he swinging for the fences every at bat to reach 500 home runs before the season is over.