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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Jerod Mayo responds to Lane Johnson's comments

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QUICK SLANTS THE PODCAST: Jerod Mayo responds to Lane Johnson's comments

(2:00) Jerod Mayo on how much transition the Patriots as a whole has to go through this offseason, will this offseason be different than previous years?

(4:00) Does Bill Belichick have a problem with Gronkowski and Brady being public figures outside of football?

(8:00) Does creating a new defensive identity become the biggest focus for the Patriots this offseason?

(11:00) What does Jerod Mayo think is the biggest need on the Patriots defense?

(15:00) Jerod Mayo weighs in on how different the NFL is now when it comes to how teams play defense since he had played. 

(18:00) Should Belichick just draft the best athlete in the draft, or look for certain position?

(24:00) Jerod Mayo responds to Lane Johnson’s comments about Patriots being a “fear-based organization”

(28:00) Phil Perry breaks down his offensive tackle offseason primer, and what options the Patriots have at the position. 

Kyrie Irving, Tom Brady on list of ESPN's most famous athletes

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Kyrie Irving, Tom Brady on list of ESPN's most famous athletes

ESPN posted its annual list of the 100 most famous athletes Tuesday, a study that combines how often they're searched online, how much they make in endorsements and what their following is on social media. 

As such, Tom Brady, whose social media presence is rather limited, was not the most famous Boston athlete. He was one of only two players currently on Boston teams to show up on the list. Kyrie Irving ranked No. 27, while Brady came in at No. 38. 

Isaiah Thomas, now a free agent and two teams removed from his Celtics days, ranked 92nd. 

The top five, in order, consisted of Cristiano Ronaldo, LeBron James, Lionel Messi, Neymar and Roger Federer. 
 

Report: Brady, Gronk at TB12 despite skipping OTAs

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Report: Brady, Gronk at TB12 despite skipping OTAs

We can rule out travel for the reason as to why Tom Brady and Rob Gronkowski have been missing OTAs. 

According to the Boston Herald's Karen Guregian, both Brady and Gronkowski were at TB12 Monday, which is located at Patriot Place right next to Gillette Stadium. 

Brady's absence from OTAs is notable, as the quarterback has not only gone to them in years past, but stressed their importance as it relates to preparing for the season. The two skipping out on OTAs does little to quell concerns about rifts between the Patriots and their star players.