In this episode of the Patriots Wire Podcast, Ryan O'Leary and Jordy McElroy discuss the Patriots’ 2023 draft class. They examine the Christian Gonzalez pick and question the team’s fourth round frenzy, which included three interior offensive linemen and a kicker. The hosts also debate whether Kayshon Boutte, drafted in the fifth round, is a high-reward type and whether the team missed out on drafting better options at earlier spots. They wrap things up with thoughts on Bill Belichick finally playing nice with Mac Jones.
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Patriots-Jets breakdown // Mac Jones’ reputation // Pats-Cowboys preview with predictions
43:43Hosts Ryan O’Leary and Jordy McElroy dive into the Patriots' 15th consecutive victory over the New York Jets. The guys poke fun at the Jets' current situation with Zach Wilson at quarterback and discuss Mac Jones' evolving reputation in the league as a dirty player. In the second segment, the hosts preview the Patriots' tough matchup against the Dallas Cowboys and make predictions against the spread.
Making sense of the Patriots’ 0-2 start // Demario Douglas benching // Pats-Jets preview with predictions
31:32Hosts Ryan O’Leary and Jordy McElroy dissect the Patriots' second consecutive home loss, this time against the Dolphins. In the first segment, they discuss the limitations of the Patriots' offense, the benching of rookie Demario Douglas and Christian Gonzalez's standout performance. In the second segment, they gear up for the Patriots' game against the Jets, exploring their dominant history against the team. They delve into the odds and give their predictions for the game. Join them for in-depth Patriots insights and lively discussion!
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Bill Belichick, Mac Jones let Eagles off the hook in Week 1 defeat
49:59Hosts Ryan O’Leary and Jordy McElroy break down New England’s season-opening loss to the Eagles, discussing missed opportunities and some questionable coaching decisions by Bill Belichick. The guys dissect Mac Jones' performance and some bright spots in the game, emphasizing the encouraging signs from the offensive line. They also touch upon the memorable return of Tom Brady to Foxboro and the intriguing developments in the AFC East with Aaron Rodgers' season-ending injury.In the second segment, the hosts dive into the upcoming clash between the Patriots and Dolphins in Week 2. Get the latest on the point spread and total, and hear our game predictions for this big AFC East showdown!
Week 1 preview: Pats have major offensive concerns entering showdown with Eagles
38:48In this season premiere episode, hosts Ryan O’Leary and Jordy McElory break down the Patriots' final roster decisions, including the intriguing addition of Ezekiel Elliott and the team’s stunning developments at backup quarterback. The guys speculate on the team’s short-term solution at right tackle and discuss the emergence of rookie receivers Demario Douglas and Kayshon Boutte. In the second segment, the focus turns to the Pats’ Week 1 matchup with the Eagles. The hosts analyze the challenges posed by Jalen Hurts and the Eagles' elite pass rush. They close with picks against the spread. Are the Patriots a sneaky bet as home underdogs?
What we love, hate about Patriots’ massive draft class
48:53In this episode of the Patriots Wire Podcast, Ryan O'Leary and Jordy McElroy discuss the Patriots’ 2023 draft class. They examine the Christian Gonzalez pick and question the team’s fourth round frenzy, which included three interior offensive linemen and a kicker. The hosts also debate whether Kayshon Boutte, drafted in the fifth round, is a high-reward type and whether the team missed out on drafting better options at earlier spots. They wrap things up with thoughts on Bill Belichick finally playing nice with Mac Jones.
Patriots draft predictions: 'Just draft the freak'
47:05In this episode of the Patriots Wire Podcast, hosts Ryan O’Leary and Jordy McElroy, Managing Editor of USA TODAY's Patriots Wire, cover the top storylines surrounding the team entering the NFL Draft. The episode begins with Jordy sharing his thoughts on the Patriots' interest in Zay Flowers and why he's excited about the potential pick. They also discuss the Patriots' interest in other WRs, including Jordan Addison and Jonathan Mingo. Moving on, they talk about the team's pressing needs, including offensive tackle, EDGE, cornerback, tight end and inside linebacker. The guys then give their official predictions for Day 1 of the draft and conclude with some miscellaneous topics. Tune in for a lively discussion on all things Patriots!
Are JuJu Smith-Schuster, Mike Gesicki and James Robinson upgrades for the Patriots?
33:47In this episode of the Patriots Wire Podcast, host Ryan O'Leary (@RyanO_Leary) and Jordy McElroy (@JordyMcElroy), the managing editor of USA TODAY's Patriots Wire, discuss the team's offseason moves, including the key arrivals of wide receiver JuJu Smith-Schuster, tight end Mike Gesicki, and running back James Robinson. They evaluate if these players are upgrades over the ones they have replaced, and if the Patriots are better, worse, or about the same as last year after the first wave of free agency. The hosts also discuss the Patriots' search for a true No. 1 receiver, their interest in players like DeAndre Hopkins, Jerry Jeudy, and Odell Beckham Jr., and the possibility of trading for Jeudy. The episode concludes with an analysis of the Patriots' key re-signings and departures, including their impact on the team's defense and special teams unit.
Brady’s retirement; O’Brien’s future in Foxboro; what’s next for Judge and Patricia?
53:47Henry McKenna of FOX Sports joins the show to talk Tom Brady’s retirement announcement, Bill O’Brien’s trajectory after joining the Patriots as offensive coordinator, and the latest surrounding the team’s mysterious plan for Joe Judge and Matt Patricia. Hosted by Ryan O’Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with Patriots Wire Editor Jordy McElroy (@JordyMcElroy)
Is a big offseason move at WR in the cards for Patriots?
26:50Topics this week include Jerod Mayo’s future in Foxboro, the search for the next Patriots offensive coordinator, and are the Pats primed for a big move at wide receiver this offseason? Hosted by Ryan O’Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with new Patriots Wire Editor Jordy McElroy (@JordyMcElroy).
Knee-jerk reactions to another lost Patriots season
34:29Topics this week include some staggering statistics relative to the Patriots’ special teams play, Bill Belichick’s end-of-season presser, and team ownership promising change in a candid letter to season-ticket holders. Hosted by Ryan O’Leary (@RyanO_Leary) with new Patriots Wire Editor Jordy McElroy (@JordyMcElroy).