The Patriots Report with LeGarrette Blount and Christopher Price

The Patriots Report with LeGarrette Blount and Christopher Price

Super Bowl Champ, LeGarrette Blount, is joined by Christopher Price of the Boston Globe, to bring you an insider's look at the New England Patriots.


August 12, 2022 11 min
It's football season ... kind of. Chris breaks down the Patriots preseason opener, a 23-21 loss to the New York Giants. What stood out? What did we like? What wasn't so hot? And who was calling plays on offense?
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Ricky Williams talks to Chris about "Highsman," the importance of cannabis when it comes to managing pain for NFL players, why he thinks he would have been a good fit with Bill Belichick and the Patriots, the Wildcat game in 2008 between New England and Miami, and what the former running back is doing now away from the field.

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In the 50th episode of "The Patriots Report," there's lots of camp talk with Chris and LG, including:

-What goes on away from the field?

-Why one of the toughest parts of training camp is running The Hill.

-What teammate almost got the "Boise State" treatment from LG after some heated words during an offseason workout?

-What three Patriots have to have a good summer?

-What's one piece of advice LG would give...

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As a member of the 2016 Patriots, LG had a front-row seat for the quarterbacking quandary New England had to endure over the first four weeks of the season. How does he feel Jimmy Garoppolo reacted? What about Jacoby Brissett's performance impressed him the most? And did what happened that month play a part in the Patriots' decision to ultimately trade Garoppolo the following year?

Chris and LG also speculate if there's...

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Duron Harmon joins the latest edition of "The Patriots Report," and talks about...

-why he believes Matt Patricia would be a good offensive play-caller for New England.

-the win in Super Bowl LI, and the loss to LG and the Eagles in Super Bowl LII.

-where some of his old teammates -- who are still on the free-agent market -- might end up.

-why Bill Belichick shipped a container of marshmallows to the defensive backs' me...

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LeGarrette Blount makes a splash in his debut on "The Patriots Report" with some opinions on:

-Who will be calling New England's offensive plays in 2022.

-Why do the Patriots run through so many backs?

-How tough is New England's pre-camp conditioning test? And how many times did he fail it?

-Why do so many players choose to come back to Foxborough after leaving?

-Who is going to take the NBA title and why.

...and m...

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Chris and Field Yates talk:

-What the Patriots have to accomplish the rest of the offseason.

-Is there anything in Bill Belichick's past that can inform us about his decision not to reveal who is calling plays on offense?

-The choice of Cole Strange with the 29th pick.

-What is the most important thing for Mac Jones to accomplish this offseason?

-Will Dont'a Hightower be back in 2022?

-Field reveals the secret to colleague ...

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Matt Chatham returns to "The Patriots Report" to kick around a few questions, including:

-Why he felt so strongly about Cole Strange at No. 29.

-If Cam McGrone, Raekwon McMillan, or Mack Wilson could play a key role for the New England defense in 2022.

-If Dont'a Hightower might return in 2022.

-Why Vince Wilfork made life easier for the Patriots' linebackers.

-Whether or not Wilfork deserves a spot in Canton.

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Radio play-by-play man Bob Socci joins Chris on the latest edition of "The Patriots Report" for a look at where things stand for the team, post-draft and post-free agency.

-What are their biggest priorities moving forward?

-What does Mac Jones have to do in Year 2 to become a consistent playoff quarterback?

-Are there some second-tier free agents who might be appealing to New England?

-What stands out the most about the 202...

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Chris and Eric Edholm of Yahoo! Sports tackle New England's biggest draft questions, including:

-What Cole Strange a reach at No. 29?

-What (if any) similarities are there between Strange and another legendary Patriots' offensive lineman?

-Could Marcus Jones be the best pick of the bunch?

-Can Jack Jones become J.C. Jackson, version 2.0?

-Why did New England draft a quarterback in the fourth round?

...and much more.

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Chris and UT-Chattanooga assistant coach Ricky Spradling talk about Cole Strange:

-What sort of person is Strange away from the field?

-Was the UT staff surprised when Strange was drafted in the first round?

-When did Spradling know Strange was capable of playing in the NFL?

-How could his versatility manifest itself in the NFL?

-Is there an NFL comparison to Strange?

...and much more.

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Levan Reid rejoins "The Patriots Report" to help preview the 2022 NFL Draft, what sort of priorities Bill Belichick has when it comes to team-building for the rest of the offseason, discuss a few veteran possibilities still on the market, and much more. Chris and Levan also reveal who they're voting for when it comes to the Patriots' Hall of Fame.
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Chris and Doug Kyed talk Patriots, the draft, what's next for New England and Bill Belichick, and much more. The questions on the table include:

-What is the primary focus for the Patriots when it comes to this year's dtaft?

-Will New England select a wide receiver like Treylon Burks or John Metchie?

-Do the Patriots have a shot at Deebo Samuel?

-Could Trey Flowers make a return to Foxborough?

...and much more.

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SI's Conor Orr joins the latest edition of "The Patriots Report" to discuss where New England stands, post-free agency and pre-draft, Mac Jones, who might be on the Patriots' draft radar, why no coordinators could be a very good thing for Bill Belichick and New England, and more. Conor also reveals one reason to be optimistic and one reason to be pessimistic about the Patriots moving forward.
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Khari Thompson of returns to a jam-packed edition of "The Patriots Report," and discusses:

-The impact of the DeVante Parker trade and what it means for the New England wide receiving corps.

-How (if at all) does this change the Patriots' approach to the draft?

-What are some areas of focus for this team moving forward?

-A buy-or-sell edition of some of the remaining free agents.

-His thoughts on Robert Kraft...

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Aaron Schatz joins Chris on the latest edition of "The Patriots Report," and the two tackle some of the biggest New England questions out there, including:

-Did the 2021 Patriots overachieve, underachieve, or were they about as good we thought they could be?

-What is the ultimate legacy of Mac Jones' rookie season?

-Are there quarterbacks out there who compare to Mac at this stage of his development?

-What is the most i...

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Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times joins the latest edition of "The Patriots Report" to break down the last two years of Tom Brady's career. Stroud discusses:

-The timing of Brady's announcement.

-His favorite Brady unretirement conspiracy theory.

-Will Rob Gronkowski follow Brady into retirement? Or could the big tight end land with another team?

-What surprised him most about covering Gronkowski and Brady the last...

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It's a jam-packed edition of "The Patriots Report," with guests Rich Ohrnberger and Mike Rodak. Tons of great content:

Rich leads off with a closer look at where New England's focus needs to be this offseason, offers his take on Mac Jones' rookie campaign, and with the departure of Josh McDaniels, looks at some of the "brain drain" that could be taking in Foxborough. And on the occasion of Tom Brady'...

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Nicole Yang drops by for her second appearance on "The Patriots Report," and talks about:

-What she'll remember most about the 2021 Patriots.

-What happened before (seven-game win streak) and after the bye (four losses in five games).

-How can New England compete with Buffalo, Kansas City and some of the rest of the AFC's elite?

-What does the future hold for Josh McDaniels, Jerod Mayo, Ivan Fears and Cam Achord?


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In his second appearance on "The Patriots Report," Levan Reid of WBZ-TV teams with Chris to hit on a bunch of topics, including:

-Was divisional playoff weekend the best back-to-back days in NFL postseason history?

-Will Tom Brady retire?

-Do we not give enough credit to the 2003-04 Patriots -- still the last team to go back-to-back?

-What are the Patriots' personnel priorities in free agency and the draft?

-What is Mac...

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