NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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1:30 Jerod Mayo on how the Dont’a Hightower injury will impact the Patriots on the field
3:00 Jerod tells his story of having the same injury and how in some ways it made him a better player, and how Hightower can continue to learn throughout this injury
6:00 Phil Perry breaks down how the Patriots have reacted to the news of Hightower’s injury
8:00 Which current Patriots player will now become the leader of the defense?
11:00 Is the Patriots defense screwed if they do not add anyone at the deadline?
15:00 Could the Patriots realistically trade Malcolm Butler at the deadline?
18:00 Did the Patriots actually luck out with the timing of Hightower’s injury with an easier schedule down the stretch?
22:30 Did the Patriots make a mistake by re-upping Dont’a Hightower’s contract?