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Albert Breer: Tom Brady is ‘Programming A Week Of Sports Radio in Boston’

“Breer, a Boston native, said that not only does the sentiment exist, but it is fueling hosts and callers on The Sports Hub and WEEI.”

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When a story leads headlines all over the country, it can be hard to understand how the story is playing in the local community it affects the most. That became clear on Thursday’s edition of Bull and Fox in Cleveland when the duo had NFL Network’s Albert Breer on and the issue of Tom Brady’s retirement came up.

Adam the Bull said he could not believe people in New England are actually upset that Tom Brady didn’t mention the Patriots in his retirement statement. Breer, a Boston native, said that not only does the sentiment exist, but it is fueling hosts and callers on The Sports Hub and WEEI.

“As you guys might imagine being in the business, it’s been sports radio gold for 48 hours,” he told the 92.3 The Fan afternoon show. “Thank you to Tom Brady for programming maybe a full week of sports radio in Boston.”

Breer went on to say that he thinks Tom Brady still holds a serious grudge towards the Patriots organization. It may not be a permanent feeling, but in February 2021, Brady may not want to give the team credit for anything.

“My guess is Tom looks at it and says ‘You gave up on me. I could have finished my career there and you walked away from me. I don’t owe you anything,’” Albert Breer said.

He noted that Brady is now surrounded by multiple PR teams. Nothing in the statement he put on Instagram was completely off the cuff. Multiple people likely asked him if he was positive he didn’t want to mention the Patriots before the post went public.

Dustin Fox asked another interesting question about Brady as it relates to the sports media. Adam the Bull pointed out that there could be as much as $25 million on the table for Brady to work in TV. Fox wanted to know if that was enough to have the GOAT truly put football behind him.

“He’s never done TV before,” Fox said. “All he knows how to do is play quarterback. Is there a chance next year he comes back?”

Albert Breer said that it is well-known that Tom Brady is afraid of what retirement looks like for him. He is sure that the Brady family will be very happy in June and July, but if September comes and a contender suddenly has an injury at quarterback, Breer said it is hard to picture Brady not answering a phone call.

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Jonathan Peterlin Takes Over Night Show On 92.3 The Fan

“”Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.””

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92.3 The Fan in Cleveland now has a permanent host for its nightly show in Jonathan Peterlin.

Peterlin wrote in a post for the Audacy station’s website on Tuesday that his show will be called Overtime with Jonathan Peterlin and will air each night starting at 7 p.m.

“This is a dream job,” he said. “Being the guy that you turn on after a day of listening to Ken and Anthony or Andy and Jeff or Nick and Dustin is truly an honor and a privilege. I won’t take that for granted.”

Peterlin had been the afternoon update anchor at 92.3 The Fan since 2016, even hosting on weekends and on a fill-in basis. Prior to that, he spent three years in a similar role at Yahoo Sports Radio.

He wrote that listeners in Cleveland will not need an introduction or reintroduction to who he is.

“You know me and I know you,” he said. “We’ve spent the past nearly 7 years getting to know each other on a daily basis…We were there for each other. Along the way I hope that I’ve earned your trust. Through the good times and the bad, the ups and the downs.”

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Layoffs Hit Pro Football Focus

“The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.”

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Pro Football Focus has laid off 16 employees, according to a report from Front Office Sports.

The reduction in workforce comes less than 18 months after securing a $50 million investment from Silver Lake.

The company, which Sunday Night Football analyst Cris Collinsworth owns a majority, still employs just over 200 people.

NFL reporter Doug Kyed was among the layoffs. Kyed had been at PFF since July 2021.

Additionally, 11 interns were also let go.

While PFF remains popular and profitable from a football analytics perspective, there had been a shift since the Silver Lake investment into attracting more sports betting and fantasy football customers. The FOS report indicated a chunk of the $50 million funding was used to develop an iPhone app.

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Laurence Holmes: Tim Jenkins Twitter Beef With Mike North Proves The Score Has Gotten Smarter

“Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

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Former NFL quarterback Tim Jenkins had an interesting back and forth on Twitter with former 670 The Score host Mike North over Bears quarterback Justin Fields. Jenkins broke down a piece of film from Chicago’s game against Green Bay on Sunday, saying he didn’t agree with the notion that Fields doesn’t go through his progressions and is more of a runner.

North disagreed, saying wide receiver Dante Pettis was wide open on that particular play, and that Fields missed him.

Jenkins responded, saying North’s take was “not intellectually honest.”

In his weekly appearance on Bernstein & Holmes on The Score, Jenkins talked about the exchange not knowing North’s connection to the station.

“There’s a radio guy up there, Mike North, he was real mad,” Jenkins said. “And I tried to handle it gently because like listen, the first thing in his bio was he was born in 1952. And if my grand-pappy is on Twitter roasting somebody, I hope to handle them gently. And I tried to.”

Host Laurence Holmes said it was truly a meta moment for their show and the station. He talked about how having access to a guy like Jenkins is a sign the station, like many others have done across the country, have grown with the game.

“It speaks to the evolution of this radio station,” Holmes said. “Where now every show has a film guy. Like we’re not just out here just guessing. To a certain extent we are, but we go get confirmation and information from people who are smarter than us.”

The discussion turned to the evolution of the quarterback position in the NFL, and Holmes noted that there are some who just don’t recognize that the game has changed and called for a quarterback to be able to throw accurately but pick up yards and keep plays going with their legs.

“I’m here for the nuance, but people continue to ignore what is a trend,” Holmes said. “And I don’t mean that as a pejorative. The trend in the NFL is dual-threat quarterbacks. Look up and down the rosters.”

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