The Ex-Pats Podcast

EX-PATS PODCAST: 12-year veteran QB Dan Orlovsky breaks down 2018 Draft quarterback class

EX-PATS PODCAST: 12-year veteran QB Dan Orlovsky breaks down 2018 Draft quarterback class

0:44 - 12-year NFL veteran QB Dan Orlovsky joins Mike Giardi to break down the quarterbacks in the 2018 Draft. Orlovsky begins by dialing in on what stands out for prime candidates.

4:24 - With it being reported that the Patriots have an “affinity” for Baker Mayfield, Orlovsky discusses how Mayfield’s skills will translate in the NFL and if he will be able to mentally handle the responsibility that comes with being an NFL quarterback.

9:08 - Whether or not the Patriots use the 2018 draft to find Brady’s long-tern replacement, whomever they draft will try to pick Brady’s brain. Orlovsky talks about how a newly-drafted QB can learn from a veteran and also how he should try to be himself.

14:24 - We’ve seen very few backups thrust into a starting role and have as much success as Nick Foles did this season. Orlovsky discusses how an older backup like Foles can help a team and how those types of players prepare themselves. 

17:23 - Orlovsky analyzes Jerod Goff’s improvements from 2016 to 2017 and discusses how young struggling quarterbacks need to focus on being mentally strong.

Orvlosky breaks down quarterbacks in the upcoming draft:

19:44 - Lamar Jackson

27:18 - Mason Rudolph

28:06 - Logan Woodside

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EX-PATS PODCAST: Super Bowl recap and breaking down the Butler situation

EX-PATS PODCAST: Super Bowl recap and breaking down the Butler situation

2:40 - Why didn’t Malcolm Butler play a defensive snap? Mike Giardi recaps the whole saga around the cornerback being benched.

7:25 - Giardi discusses why Butler still dressed for the game and wasn’t sent home. Koppen breaks down the rules Belichick has for his team and what happens when you break them.

9:34 - Was Belichick being too stubborn and did he hurt the Patriots chances of winning another Super Bowl? Giardi and Koppen explain how there are two sides to the story. 

12:04 - Dan Koppen gives us a player’s perspective of how the team feels when a teammate is bench for possible disciplinary reasons.

14:00 - Patriots defense was not able to make the stops in the red zone and in crucial plays like they were in the regular season.

16:34 - Patriots offense left some points on the field early but more than did their job, setting offensive Super Bowl records.

18:14 - Giardi and Koppen talk about the Eagles 4th and 1 play call and the aggressiveness of Philadelphia throughout the game.

20:00 - What to make of Rob Gronkowski not committing to playing next season and if he is actually contemplating retirement.

22:35 - Dan Koppen discusses the 2007 Super Bowl loss and how it still hurts him to this day.

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EX PATS PODCAST: Recapping Patriots win in AFC title game over Jags

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EX PATS PODCAST: Recapping Patriots win in AFC title game over Jags

1:45 - Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen break down the Patriots comeback win over Jaguars in the AFC Championship Game to advance to Super Bowl LII.

4:20 - Leonard Fournette not looking like himself but Blake Bortles making the right plays against the Patriots defense.

7:40 - A couple of mistakes from the Jaguars, punting before 2 minute warning which gave the Patriots an extra timeout, and kneeling at the end of the 1st half with 2 timeouts and 50 seconds remaining.

12:10 - Dion Lewis struggling to find room and make anyone miss against the Jaguars defense.

13:20 - How serious Tom Brady's thumb injury was and if it had any affect on how he was able to throw the ball.

16:05 - Brandin Cooks has his best game as a Patriot, and how he was able to draw two pass interference penalties against the Jaguars secondary.

18:45 - If the hit by Barry Church on Rob Gronkowski was a dirty hit and if it is better to hit a receiver up high or down low.

24:25 - Danny Amendola with several clutch catches, once again coming back big in the postseason for the Patriots.