Volin: Which Running Backs Will Emerge From Crowded Patriots Backfield?The Patriots are off for the summer until training camp, so Toucher & Rich talked to Ben Volin of the Globe about his observations from the spring.
James White Ready To Do His Part In Patriots' BackfieldThe New England Patriots added some depth to their backfield on Saturday, drafting Wisconsin running back James White with the 130th overall pick in the NFL Draft.
Danny From Quincy On Felger & Mazz: Gronkowski Injury A Blessing In DisguiseThe emergence of this running attack is something the Patriots used more after the Rob Gronkowski injury, and now that he's out of the picture, Danny from Quincy believes the team might be better off.
Felger & Mazz: Is The Patriots Offense Championship Caliber?The Patriots are operating on offense with a good mix of running and passing - but is it championship caliber?
Flynn On Toucher & Rich: Patriots O-Line Doing 'Hell Of A Job'Mike Flynn gives all the credit in the world to the offensive line for the Patriots backfield combining for 6 touchdowns on Saturday, and he thinks Denver's defense can be exploited that way too.
Shane Vereen On Gresh & Zo: May The Best Team WinThe fact that Shane Vereen's team is coming off a first-round bye, he believes that gives them an advantage. But it's playoff football, so "may the best team win."
Esiason On Toucher & Rich: Patriots Running Game Will Get Them To Super BowlGet ready for a Patriots-Seahawks Super Bowl, according to Boomer Esiason of WFAN and CBS Sports.
Marc Bertrand: Stevan Ridley 'Still Makes Me Nervous'Marc Bertrand thinks it's still too early to trust Stevan Ridley completely, and that the Patriots should ride the hot feet of LeGarrette Blount for as long as they can.
Adam Jones: Are The Patriots Changing Their Identity To A Running Team?Without tight end Rob Gronkowski, Adam Jones wonders if maybe the Patriots strength lies in their running game.
Flynn: Blount, Running Game Carried The Patriots To Big Win Over BaltimoreNo surprise here, but former NFL offensive lineman Mike Flynn is in favor of the running game and thinks the Patriots need to be more committed to it going forward.
'Game of Jones' Fill In The Blank: Number Of Marchand Goals By Olympics Will Be _______It's a good old fashioned fill-in-the-blank on the Adam Jones Show, covering such topics as the Patriots-Ravens game, quarterback draft prospects, Brad Marchand, the AFC playoff picture and Jenny Dell/Will Middlebrooks.
Socci On Johnston & Flynn: Surprised Vereen Wasn't A Factor On SundayA legitimate second guess from Sunday's 24-20 loss to the Dolphins is play-calling. Bob Socci is surprised that more plays weren't dialed up for the versatile Shane Vereen.
Gresh & Zo: Ridley 'Needs To Be Eased In' On SundayGresh and Zo both feel like the Patriots will need Stevan Ridley come playoffs, and now is the perfect time to ease him back into the offense and see if he's fixed his fumbling woes.
Flynn On Toucher & Rich: Ridley's Career On The LineSports Hub host and CSNNE analyst Mike Flynn told Toucher and Rich Monday morning that Stevan Ridley's career is at a crossroads and he must get things right to salvage his once-promising career.
Flynn On Toucher & Rich: Patriots Can't Trust Stevan RidleyThe Patriots erased a 24-point deficit and beat the Broncos 34-31 in OT Sunday night. One of the reasons they fell behind was because of Stevan Ridley's opening drive fumble. Mike Flynn thinks that's it for Ridley in 2014.