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The Gridiron & Beyond: Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald (Ep. 56)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Andrew Callahan of the Boston Herald.   They look back on the NFL Combine, look ahead at NFL free agency and look around at every angle with which Tom Brady's future is being discussed.  Andrew explains…

The Gridiron & Beyond: Former Patriots Offensive Lineman Ryan O'Callaghan (Ep. 55)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with former Patriots offensive lineman Ryan O'Callaghan, who joined Bob to discuss his book "My Life on the Line."  In addition, Ryan shared his thoughts on several people and topics in the news of late, as well…

The Gridiron & Beyond: Jeff Howe from The Athletic (Ep. 54)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Jeff Howe, who talked about his experience covering the Pro Bowl amid the breaking news of Kobe Bryant’s death and the impact of it on the NFL stars he talked to. They then transition to his…

The Gridiron & Beyond: Mark Schofield from Pro Football Weekly (Ep. 53)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) of Pro Football Weekly and Pats Pulpit.   Mark describes the most intriguing prospects he saw while covering Senior Bowl practices last week in Mobile and discusses some of the players to keep an…

The Gridiron & Beyond: Super Bowl Champion Mike Flynn from 98.5 The Sports Hub (Ep. 52)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with Mike Flynn from 98.5 The Sports Hub. In this second off-season episode, Bob and Mike break down the Super Bowl LIV matchup of the Kansas City Chiefs, led by Patrick Mahomes and the San Francisco 49ers who…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Karen Guregian of the Boston Herald (Ep. 51)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with Karen Guregian (@kguregian) Patriots beat columnist for the Boston Herald. In this first off-season episode of the Gridiron, we look at the unexpected end of the Patriots season and the questions that remain, from Tom Brady and…

The Gridiron and Beyond: NFL Offensive Line Coach Paul Alexander (Ep. 50)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with longtime NFL offensive line coach Paul Alexander (@CoachPaulAlex) and author of the book, "Perform." Paul just returned from a series of clinics in Europe and tells us why there may be plenty of future college and pro…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Evan Lazar of CLNS Media (Ep. 49)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with Evan Lazar (@ezlazar).  After breaking down the film of Sunday's loss to the Chiefs, he says the little things are adding up to the Patriots recent offensive struggles.  Luckily, there's still time to correct enough of their…

The Gridiron and Beyond: NFL Films VP, Senior Coordinating Producer Ken Rodgers (Ep. 48)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with NFL Films VP, Senior Coordinating Producer Ken Rodgers (@kenrodgersNFL), the director of the HBO Documentary "Belichick & Saban: The Art of Coaching." The documentary premieres on December 10, featuring a fascinating conversation between two of the greatest…

The Gridiron and Beyond: John Eisenberg, Author of "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire." (Ep. 47)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with John Eisenberg about his book, "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire." As the NFL continues to commemorate its 100th season, we look back on the struggles and survival of the…

The Gridiron and Beyond: WBZ-TV Channel 4's Dan Roche (Ep. 46)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci talks with veteran sports anchor & reporter Dan Roche from WBZ-TV here in Boston. Bob and Dan reflect on last week's win over the Philadelphia Eagles and the displeasure fans are feeling about the Patriots offense, while looking forward…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Eagles PxP Voice Merrill Reese (Ep. 45)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Philadelphia Eagles play-by-play voice, Merrill Reese. (@mreeseeagles) Merrill is now in his 43rd season calling the Eagles play-by-play. In addition to his thoughts about Sunday's game and memories from the Pats last meeting with Philly, Merrill…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Mark Daniels of The Providence Journal (Ep. 44)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Mark Daniels, New England Patriots beat writer for The Providence Journal (@MarkDanielsPJ). Bob and Mark reflect on the 20-37 loss to the Baltimore Ravens, and the reaction in the locker room as the Patriots went 8-1…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Super Bowl Champion Michael Flynn (Ep. 43)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Super Bowl champion, former Baltimore Raven, and Sports Hub personality, Michael Flynn. Mike and Bob discuss the Pats' win over Cleveland, the state of the team's offensive line and this Sunday's game at Baltimore, including the…

The Gridiron and Beyond: 3x Super Bowl Champion Ted Johnson (Ep. 42)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with three-time Super Bowl champion and Sports Hub personality, Ted Johnson. Ted explains why comparisons between the current Patriots defense and the unit he played on in the mid-2000s  -- as well as some of the modern…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Andrew Callahan of the The Boston Herald (Ep. 41)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Andrew Callahan of the The Boston Herald about the acquisition of Benjamin Watson as well as Eric Tomlinson, and some of the factors that have contributed to the diminished playing time of defensive lineman Michael Bennett,…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Doug Farrar of USA Today (Ep. 40)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Doug Farrar of USA Today and author of “The Genius of Desperation: The Schematic Innovations That Made the Modern NFL.” They discuss the Patriots defense and how it compares with the greatest defenses of the last…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Jim McBride of the Boston Globe (Ep. 39)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Jim McBride of the Boston Globe. Bob and Jim discuss the Patriots' kicking situation, they review last week's win over the Buffalo Bills, and look ahead to what's in store for New England in the upcoming…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Mike Flynn (Ep. 38)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with former NFL player and current 98.5 The Sports Hub host, Mike Flynn. Mike discusses the dominance of the Patriots defense and, as a former NFL center, tells us how the combination of talent and scheme(s) challenge…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Ted Johnson (Ep. 37)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with former New England Patriots linebacker and current 98.5 The Sports Hub personality, Ted Johnson. They discuss the Patriots' Week 2 thrashing of the Miami Dolphins, and how impressive the defense has been so far. Socci &…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Matt Dolloff from 985thesportshub.com & Joe Schad of the Palm Beach Post (Ep. 36)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Matt Dolloff, writer & columnist for 985thesportshub.com to talk about the Antonio Brown saga as it stands so far. Matt also previews the upcoming Week 2 game against the Miami Dolphins at home in South Florida.…

The Gridiron and Beyond: NFL Network's Aditi Kinkhabwala Previews Patriots Season Opener (Ep. 35)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Aditi Kinkhabwala (@AKinkhabwala) of the NFL Network for a preview of the New England Patriots' season opener against the Pittsburgh Steelers on Sunday night. + Addition by subtraction?  Following a drama-free filled 2018 featuring a late-season…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Devin McCourty (Ep. 34)

This week on The Gridiron and Beyond, the voice of the New England Patriots, Bob Socci sits down with Devin McCourty. McCourty discusses the recent retirement of Andrew Luck, Rob Gronkowski's emotional press conference and the health scare for David Andrews and explains how players -- long seen as "gladiators" -- are now being better…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Brandon Bolden, David Andrews, & Evan Lazar (Ep. 33)

Preseason Week 2 is here, and the voice of your New England Patriots, Bob Socci joins us for another episode of The Gridiron and Beyond from Nashville. This episode features Patriots running back Brandon Bolden and center David Andrews, as well as Evan Lazar of CLNS Media and @ezlazar.

The Gridiron and Beyond: Patriots-Lions Joint Practice with Deatrich Wise Jr. & Matt Chatham (Ep. 32)

Preseason football is upon us, and the voice of your New England Patriots, Bob Socci joins us for another season of The Gridiron and Beyond from outside Detroit, Michigan. This episode features Deatrich Wise Jr. and Matt Chatham, following the Patriots joint practices with the Lions in Allen Park, MI and before they meet in…