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The Next Pats Podcast: Will Greg Schiano fit here in New England? Who's the next receiver to line up for the Pats?

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The Next Pats Podcast: Will Greg Schiano fit here in New England? Who's the next receiver to line up for the Pats?

2:24 - Albert Breer joins Phil to give his take on likely new defensive coordinator Greg Schiano. He starts off by discussing how Schiano's time at Rutgers will translate to the NFL.

5:30 - Will Schiano's intense demeanor make for a good fit here in New England? Breer tells us why he thinks this Patriots roster is "tailor-made for Schiano."

7:28 - Breer addresses what Schiano's biggest challenge will be in his first season with New England and tells a story about a tough past interaction with him.

12:28 - Phil breaks down the Patriots current situation and depth at the receiver position and previews two potential targets for the Pats.

14:18 - Redskins insider for NBC Sports Washington JP Finlay joins Phil to discuss slot receiver Jamison Crowder, from his injury history to how well he would adjust to the Patriots system.

21:22 - Next up, Sr. Draft Analyst for The Draft Network and Buccaneers beat writer for The Pewter Report Trevor Sikkema joins Phil to talk about the possibility of the Patriots acquiring Adam Humphries and how he would fit in New England.

27:56 - Phil closes it out by bringing up one more possible slot receiver the Patriots could target: Cole Beasley. He also addresses the situation with Robert Kraft and assures us that the league cannot take action against the Patriots.

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Tom Brady shuts down random Twitter user questioning his Madden rating

Tom Brady shuts down random Twitter user questioning his Madden rating

Twitter trolls, beware: Tom Brady reads the comments.

EA Sports published its player ratings for "Madden NFL 20" on Monday and gave the New England Patriots quarterback a 96 overall, second among all QBs behind Patrick Mahomes.

Some random guy on Twitter disagreed with this assessment, escalating his hot take to the point of declaring he could run faster than Brady.

Why do we care what "Matt Harrington" thinks of Brady's athleticism? We don't ... but the Patriots QB apparently does.

Here's Brady coming out of left field to put "Matt Harrington" in his place:

Game over, Matt.

Brady obviously is slow by NFL standards but recently ran a 40-yard dash in 5.17 seconds, which is faster than the glacial 5.28-second dash he ran at the 2000 NFL Combine.

It's also faster than the random Twitter troll can probably run, as this guy found out the hard way.

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Jonas Gray to the XFL? Ex-Patriots running back attends showcase

Jonas Gray to the XFL? Ex-Patriots running back attends showcase

The ultimate "one-hit wonder" in New England is intent on keeping his football career alive.

Former Patriots running back Jonas Gray joined a handful of NFL castoffs who participated in an XFL "Summer Showcase" workout this weekend in St. Louis.

Among those joining Gray for the new league's workout session were former No. 3 overall pick Trent Richardson, ex-Tennessee Titans quarterback Zach Mettenberger and tight end Clay Harbor, who played for the Patriots for part of 2016.

Gray latched on with the Patriots in 2014 and burst onto the scene in November, rushing for 201 yards and four touchdowns in a win over the Indianapolis Colts.

But the Notre Dame product fizzled out as fast as he arrived, tallying just 91 more total yards after that breakout game and getting released by New England the following September.

Gray, 29, hasn't played an NFL snap since 2015, but apparently has his sights set on the XFL, which is set to relaunch in 2020 after a failed first attempt in 2001.

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