By Tom E. CurranWhen Pro Football Talk ownerproprietorinternet strongman Mike Florio runs out of luminiscent guests for PFT Live, he calls me. Tuesday was such a day. We talked about why Ryan Mallett will have to pry the video clicker out of Tom Brady's cold, dead hand if he wants to take over as starting quarterback for the Patriots. Also, the notion that Brady is bigger than the team. (Added Bonus: A guitar solo from my front porch, lost in the NBCSports.com archives dredged up by former friend and PFT Live producer Matt Casey). We also got into the faulty notion that the players "walked away" from the bargaining table forcing the lockout (I'm going to post on that here later this morning) and why Roger Goodell might want to think about the example his father set when the elder Goodell stood up for a principle a long time ago.
Devin McCourty joins Tom E. Curran and new co-host Jerod Mayo on Quick Slants to answer some tweets, including first impressions on rookies and upcoming challenges for the Patriots this season.
Gary Tanguay and Greg Dickerson debate whether it is a double standard the way the NFL handled the Peyton Manning and Tom Brady investigations.