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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…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Melissa Jacobs, a.k.a. "The Football Girl" (Ep. 31)

Formerly with ESPN and Sports Illustrated, Melissa Jacobs, the founder and managing editor of the footballgirl.com, joins Bob to discuss the increasing gender diversification at every level of football; from full-time female coaches in the NFL to players at the youth level.  Jacobs also talks about her colleagues covering the sport; the balance between highlighting…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Matthew Slater and Lawrence Guy (Ep. 29)

From Patriots minicamp, Bob is joined by Matthew Slater and Lawrence Guy, as they discuss this week's celebration of last season at their championship ring party hosted by Robert Kraft even as they turn the page preparing for the coming campaign. Slater expounds on what virtues like humility and kindness mean to him as a…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report (Ep. 28)

On the latest episode of The Gridiron and Beyond, Bob Socci talks with Tyler Dunne of Bleacher Report. (@TyDunne) We discuss the legacy of Bart Starr... Compare Starr to Tom Brady... Contrast Brady with Aaron Rodgers... Dunne’s stories on Super Bowl LIII, as experienced by the McCourty twins, and James White’s hidden talents... And what…

The Gridiron and Beyond: Mark Schofield (Ep. 27)

On the latest episode of The Gridiron and Beyond, Bob Socci talks with Mark Schofield (@MarkSchofield) from insidethepylon.com, profootballweekly.com and patspulpit.com. A former college quarterback, Mark discusses: The Patriots 2019 Draft and free agent classes. What he learned from speaking to prospects and evaluating practices at the Senior Bowl, specifically quarterback Jarrett Stidham. How the…

NFL Draft Preview Show: April 21, 2019

On this season's third edition of the NFL Draft Preview Show, Bob Socci and Ted Johnson run through their potential targets for the Patriots in the upcoming draft. Also, host on SiriusXM NFL Radio, and a former NFL quarterback Jim Miller joined Bob and Ted to discuss potential QB targets for the Patriots and his…

NFL Draft Preview Show: April 14, 2019

On this edition of the Sports Hub NFL Draft Preview Show, Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci and former Patriot great Ted Johnson analyze Coach Bill Belichick's pre-draft press conference from this week and discuss which needs Belichick should address. Also, Patriots beat writer Kevin Duffy of the Boston Herald joined the show to add his draft…

NFL Draft Preview Show: April 7, 2019

On the first edition of the 2019 NFL Draft Preview Show with New England Patriots broadcaster Bob Socci and former Patriot great Ted Johnson, the guys review the Patriots off-season thus far, and run through the key departures from the Super Bowl winning team. Plus, Jeff Howe of The Athletic provided his draft insight and…

The Gridiron and Beyond: John Eisenberg, Author of "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire." (Ep. 26)

On the latest episode of The Gridiron and Beyond, Bob Socci sits down with John Eisenberg (@BmoreEisenberg) author of,  "The League: How Five Rivals Created the NFL and Launched a Sports Empire." As the NFL readies to kick off its 100th season, John and Bob discuss the league's early history and the key figures, on…

The Gridiron and Beyond: "The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti" with Bentley Weiner of HBO Sports (Ep. 25)

On the latest episode of The Gridiron and Beyond, Bob Socci sits down with Bentley Weiner, Vice President and Senior Producer, HBO Sports and producer of the documentary, "The Many Lives of Nick Buoniconti." (@HBO and @HBODocs). We discuss the life story of @Patriots and @MiamiDolphins great Nick Buoniconti, who grew from his Springfield, MA upbringing into a Pro…