NBC Sports Boston Insiders Tom E. Curran and Phil Perry talk about the New England Patriots and the NFL.
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Tom Curran is joined by former Patriots quarterback Matt Cassel to discuss a variety of topics leading up to Week 1 of the regular season:
1:02 - Matt discusses his workout with the Indianapolis Colts following the retirement of Andrew Luck.
4:46 - Seeing how Luck's injuries contributed to his retirement, Matt talks about how Tom Brady is able to avoid serious injury, how he motivates himself and a particular time Cassel got in trouble for being too rough with Brady.
8:30 - Tom asks Matt about what he's up to now in his first season not playing.
12:10 - Matt gives his impression of the Patriots offense and talks about how Brady, Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels will figure out how to get the most out of New England's receivers.
19:08 - With the Oakland Raiders planning to suspend Antonio Brown, Tom asks Matt about a time a teammate of his went off on a coach and wonders if the Patriots should take a look at the disruptive receiver.
25:45 - Matt finishes up by giving is prediction for the Patriots' opening night matchup against the Pittsburgh Steeler.
28:31 - Tom and Phil Perry each lay out three things they're eager to see on Sunday night.