The Ex-Pats Podcast

Have the offseason changes negatively affected the Patriots locker room?

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Have the offseason changes negatively affected the Patriots locker room?

The Patriots improve their record to 4-2 with a win over the Jets, but there are still a lot of concerning factors for New England. Mike Giardi and Dan Koppen talk about something the team isn't used to - close games.

Giardi also dives into whether there is a major problem with the locker room dynamic, and whether all the moves they made in the offseason were blown way out of proportion by the media and fans of the talent added, but didn't factor in the personalities they lost.

Koppen and Giardi also look at how the offensive line play has fallen off, despite the same personnel as last year. Finally, discussing the late scratch of Stephon Gilmore due to a concussion. Anything to read into the timing?

EX-PATS PODCAST: Takeaways from the Patriots win over Buccaneers

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EX-PATS PODCAST: Takeaways from the Patriots win over Buccaneers

1:00 - Takeaways from the Patriots win over the Buccaneers

4:00 - How long can Tom Brady keep taking hits without impacting his play?

6:00 - Breaking down the offensive line play, what areas can they improve?

13:00 - Should Patriots be playing Dion Lewis more going forward?

16:00 - Dan Koppen talks about how offensive strategy can change on teams, and whether there will be a shift in Patriots strategy. 

22:30 - Jets-Patriots preview, any chance or an upset?

30:00 - Will Alan Branch be motivated after not making the trip to Tampa?

THE EX-PATS PODCAST: How has the Patriots defense changed so much in one season?

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THE EX-PATS PODCAST: How has the Patriots defense changed so much in one season?

Mike Giardi and former Patriots center Dan Koppen breakdown the Patriots last second loss to the Carolina Panthers 33-30, as the defense once again was a major concern. (8:00) Who is responsible for all the breakdowns on the defense? (15:00) What changes could the defense make to shake things up going forward? (19:00) How has the Patriots defense changed so much in one season? (29:00) What offensive changes should the Patriots be making?