Quick Slants Podcast: Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement, what does this mean for the Patriots? Any chance he returns?

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Quick Slants Podcast: Rob Gronkowski announces his retirement, what does this mean for the Patriots? Any chance he returns?

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Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry react to the news that Rob Gronkowski has decided to retire.

What was the biggest factor in Rob Gronkowski deciding to retire?

How will the Patriots fill the void that Gronk leaves?

Is there any chance that Rob Gronkowski returns mid-season?

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Next Pats Podcast: Troy Brown on what it takes to be a receiver in Bill Belichick's system

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Next Pats Podcast: Troy Brown on what it takes to be a receiver in Bill Belichick's system

2:15 - Phil Perry is joined by Patriots Hall of Famer and three-time Super Bowl champion Troy Brown to break down how different types of receivers are utilized in Bill Belichick's system.

6:33 - Troy begins by discussing the role of the slot receiver: How he lines up on the field, and what kind of player he needs to be both physically and mentally.

11:11 - Next, Troy defines what the 'Z position' receiver is and gives examples of those versatile types of players from his time in the league.

16:25 - Troy finishes by explaining the role of receivers in the 'X position,' the big play makers on the outside, and how the Patriots haven't had a true 'X' since Randy Moss.

21:23 - Phil goes through a handful of prospective receivers the Patriots could draft this year and determines if they would fit in the Slot, Z position (26:41), or the X position (30:22) in the Patriots system.

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Boston Sports Breakfast Pod: Bruins beat down Devils; what do Red Sox need to do to keep Mookie Betts?

Boston Sports Breakfast Pod: Bruins beat down Devils; what do Red Sox need to do to keep Mookie Betts?

Bruins roll through the swamps of Jersey; how do Sox keep Mookie? And, projecting the Pats roster. All on the Boston Sports Breakfast Podcast:

1:20 - The Bruins beat the Devils 5-1 on Thursday. Joe Haggerty breaks down the win and discusses Brad Marchand trashing him on Twitter.

5:50 - Mookie Betts says he doesn’t expect to sign an extension before becoming a free agent, what does this mean for the Red Sox? Lou Merloni gives his opinion.

11:30 - With many questions surrounding the Patriots roster next season, Phil Perry and Albert Breer look into their "crystal ball" and give their Patriots predictions

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