Patriots Talk Podcast: A detailed look at why Tom Brady's time in NE is winding down

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Patriots Talk Podcast: A detailed look at why Tom Brady's time in NE is winding down

For 19 seasons, Tom Brady has been the unquestioned starter at quarterback for the New England Patriots. And for 19 years, he has started every game that he has been healthy for.

But ahead of the 2020 offseason, Brady's status with the organization remains as questionable as ever.

For the first time in his career, the 42-year-old Brady will be set to hit unrestricted free agency. He agreed to a restructured contract with the team this offseason, but it only gave him a pay raise this season and guaranteed that the team couldn't slap him with the franchise tag.

While Brady could return to the Patriots, it's possible that he could choose to go elsewhere if the team doesn't commit to him financially or surround him with better weaponry.

On the latest episode of the Patriots Talk Podcast, Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry discussed the possibility of Brady leaving. And as Curran pointed out, that topic hasn't been broached with much seriousness despite the fact that free agency is closer than some may realize.

We're talking about a seismic occurrence in the arc of the dynasty that is basically 90 days away. They could come to some kind of conclusion and rectify it and he might finish his career here, but it doesn't smell that way.

It's important to note that nothing is set in stone, and the Brady-Patriots relationship has endured for two decades for a reason. Despite some strain in the relationship at times, things have always been smoothed over. 

That said, there are some quarterback-needy teams that could attempt to lure Brady away from New England in an attempt to put their team over the top. Curran and Perry identified a few different options on the podcast, one of which was the Los Angeles Chargers.

Hear more from Curran and Perry on the latest episode of "The Patriots Talk Podcast," which drops every Tuesday and Thursday as a part of the NBC Sports Boston podcast network.

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Patriots Talk Podcast: Brady blame game; Cassel on what went wrong for receivers vs. Houston

Patriots Talk Podcast: Brady blame game; Cassel on what went wrong for receivers vs. Houston

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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Patriots Talk Podcast: Author Ryan Holiday talks about latest book and his surprising NFL influence

Patriots Talk Podcast: Author Ryan Holiday talks about latest book and his surprising NFL influence

Tom E. Curran talks with author Ryan Holiday. Ryan’s writing has gained major traction in the NFL, and his mind and motivational guidance have drawn the interest of Bill Belichick. They discuss his books, ‘The Obstacle Is The Way,' 'Ego Is The Enemy,’ and his latest book, ’Stillness Is The Key.'

2:00 -Tom E. Curran explains how Ryan Holiday’s writing has enmeshed himself into professional sports culture. 

6:00 - Ryan Holiday explains his first book ‘The obstacle is the Way” was read by Mike Lombardi and how it led to his writings catching the eye of those around the NFL. 

9:30 - Ryan Holiday explains why he modeled his book around Marcus Aurelius and the practices of stoicism. He also elaborates how stoicism relates to the Patriots run they have had over this decade.

12:00 - How does the ‘Patriot way’ and mindset of the Patriots leaders continue to elevate their success while staying modest?

20:00 - How can Ryan Holiday’s books help with your mental health?

27:00 - Can staying off your phone and social media for designated times help mental health?

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