Tom Brady during the Pats' preseason game against the Panthers. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
BOSTON (WBZ-AM) -- Ben Volin, the Patriots beat reporter and NFL writer for the Boston Globe, talked to Adam Kaufman this week about the upcoming Patriots season--which kicks off Sunday when the Pats take on Houston at 1 p.m.
Kaufman and Volin spoke about the latest episode of Tom vs. Time--where Tom Brady says he wants to play for five more years. Does Volin believe it?
"To me, that's Tom Brady trying to get everyone off his back about the topic," he said. "To me, it's still a year-to-year proposition. I talked to someone close-ish to Tom Brady last week--Jay Feely, who was his college teammate and is still a friend--and he said he wouldn't be surprised if Brady retired if he won the Super Bowl this year, and kind of walked off into the sunset."
So, does Volin think Pats fans can expect another run to the Super Bowl? He says it's in play--but made a prediction that their hopes will be dashed in the AFC Championship game.
"I realize this is a hot take around here in New England, but I've actually got them going 11-5 and losing to the Steelers in the AFC Championship game," Volin said.
Volin and Kaufman also talked about the team's receiver corps, whether or not Chris Hogan, Phillip Dorsett, and Cordarrelle Patterson are enough to carry the load until Julian Edelman comes back from his suspension, and whether or not the team's offseason drama is behind them.
LISTEN to the full interview here: