Howe: The Full Lowdown On The Jimmy Garoppolo Situation, Plus Darrelle Revis SpeculationTo help sort out the latest, Boston Herald Patriots reporter Jeff Howe joined Toucher & Rich (with Johnston & Flynn filling in).
Howe: Malcolm Butler 'Calmed Down', Would Still 'Prefer' To Stay With PatriotsJeff Howe says that Malcolm Butler needs to keep his own business in mind as he explores his options.
Howe: Patriots Too Secretive For Jimmy Garoppolo To Know About Any Trade"I would be shocked if the Patriots told Garoppolo, 'Look, it's close, and you might be on the way out today or tomorrow.' That's just not how the Patriots do business."
How Will Patriots Defend Julio Jones?The Patriots have just under two weeks to get ready for their matchup with the Atlanta Falcons in Super Bowl LI, and much of that time will be used trying to figure out how to contain All Pro receiver Julio Jones.
Howe: 'Catastrophic Series Of Turnovers' Only Way Patriots Lose To TexansIt would take an extremely catastrophic series of events for the Patriots to lose to the Texans on Saturday.
Howe: Chip Kelly As Patriots' Offensive Coordinator 'Not Happening'The Patriots will likely have a few vacancies to fill on their coaching staff this offseason, but The Boston Herald's Jeff Howe says don't expect Chip Kelly to possibly fills Josh McDaniels' shoes.
Why The No. 1 Seed Is Still Important For The PatriotsWhile a potential trip to Oakland for the AFC Championship doesn't seem as daunting (or likely) for the New England Patriots, it's still important for them to clinch the No. 1 seed this weekend.
Howe: Michael Floyd Not Ready Now, But Could Re-Sign With Patriots In OffseasonHowe doesn't see Floyd doing much in 2016, but could see the Patriots targeting him as a free agent in the offseason.
Jeff Howe On Toucher & Rich: How Can Patriots Fix The Secondary?There are a lot of questions surrounding the Patriots defense following a poor performance against the Seahawks on Sunday, but the primary concern centers around their secondary.
Howe: Don't See How Trading Collins Makes Patriots Better In Long RunThe Boston Herald's Jeff Howe joined Toucher & Rich on Tuesday to break down the Patriots surprising trade of linebacker Jamie Collins.
Howe: Temper Expectations For Dion Lewis Upon Eventual Return To Patriots"I think you've got to be reserved with your expectations for Lewis this season. I believed that before we even found out about the second surgery, just because a torn ACL in November is really difficult -- unless you're Adrian Peterson -- to come back from and be successful the following season."
Jeff Howe On Toucher & Rich: Logan Ryan Hasn't Been As Bad As You ThinkHowe tells Toucher & Rich that the Patriots corner has not been as bad as the numbers suggest.