As Patriots fans watch Jimmy Garoppolo at quarterback taking the San Francisco 49ers now one win away from the Super Bowl, there's plenty who lament letting Tom Brady's former backup go.
On the latest "That 617 Life" podcast, Cerrone Battle tells Pats fans to be careful what they wish for. Because when you take a closer look at how Garoppolo has performed with the 49ers, Battle says it's Jimmy G's supporting cast as much or more than the QB that have put the Niners in the NFC Championship Game.
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"The dude's got Emmanuel Sanders, he's got the best tight end in the league [George Kittle] and the best offensive line in the league," Battle tells Leroy Irvin on this week's episode.
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"The 49ers and Jimmy Garoppolo are dead last in the league in yards per pass," Battle said. "The ball travels seven yards per pass with Garoppolo. The San Francisco 49ers are No. 1 in the league in yards after the catch. He's throwing six yards slants and they're taking it 80."
Patriots fans longing for Garoppolo are thinking of the future, argued Irvin.
"What people are looking at is he's 28. Brady's about to be 43. A lot of Patriot Nation is saying the potential is there for him to be great. He's moldable...," Irvin said. "I think it's all about potential."
The pair make their AFC and NFC Championship Game predictions, touch on the Red Sox cheating scandal that cost manager Alex Cora's his job, Shanda Foster has her "Shanda Sounds Off" segment which includes her take on Julian Edelman's arrest in Beverly Hills and more.
It's all in this week's That 617 Life" podcast on the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.
In the fourth episode of The Enes Kanter Show, Enes and Chris Forsberg are joined by actor Donnie Wahlberg to discuss the current Celtics team, a possible role for Enes on "Blue Bloods" and how he deals with New York fans.
2:00 - Donnie Wahlberg joins the show and discusses how much different this Celtics team is than last year. He gives his personal experience on how bad things turned last year,
5:20 - How does Donnie feel about Tacko-mania? Has he been caught up in the hype?
6:30 - How did Instagram help Enes and Donnie become friends? What role would Enes play as a guest star in "Blue Bloods"?
9:00 - Has Donnie dealt well with Knicks fans while filming in New York?
10:00 - What has been Donnie’s best moment of a Celtics fan in his life?
12:00 - What does Donnie think is the ‘ceiling’ for this year’s Celtics team?
17:00 - What is the weirdest request Enes has received on Cameo?
19:40 - Enes explains the Celtics snowball fight and why having fun off the court is important
22:00 - What was Thanksgiving at Kemba Walker's house like?
23:00 - What was the non-return of Kyrie Irving like?
25:45 - Did Enes have a bad experience with James Dolan?
27:25 - How is Enes so successful on the offensive glass?
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Matt Cassel and Tom E. Curran are talking Patriots-Texans in the latest Patriots Talk Podcast, as well as Tom Brady's responsibility in the Patriots offensive struggles. It's presented by CVS Health.
1:36 - Curran opens with his take on why everyone feels the need to place blame on Tom Brady for the failures of the Patriots passing game vs. the Texans.
12:28 -Cassel joins Tom to talk about just how responsible Brady is for the Patriots' recent struggles.
20:21 - Matt deconstructs three key passing plays that were poorly executed by the Patriots on Sunday: N'Keal Harry's failed under route that led to an interception, Phillip Dorsett's missed signal and Jakobi Meyers' miscommunication with Brady.
27:28 - Tom asks Matt about what Brady might have been saying to receivers on the sidelines and what the QB's expectations are for his pass-catchers.
34:48 - Turning the page to the Patriots' matchup with the Chiefs, Matt talks about what New England's offense needs to do to regain its confidence.
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