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New England Patriots Links 10/05/12 - Against Denver, Defense Must Disguise, Disguise, Disguise

New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 10/05/12

Timothy T. Ludwig-US PRESSWIRE - Presswire



  • Matt Chatham writes that when it's Peyton Manning Week, it's all about disguise, disguise, disguise.
  • Jeff Howe believes confusing Peyton Manning and disguising looks is the best way for the defense to beat him.
  • Tedy Bruschi breaks down Pats-Broncos: Chess match with Peyton Manning might come down to stopping McGahee.
  • Field Yates hears Champ Bailey call Brandon Lloyd the 'best athlete in the NFL'.
  • Mike Petraglia notes Brandon Spikes knows he's been inconsistent.
  • Mike Reiss serves up some soundbites from Brandon Spikes media session at Gillette.
  • Paul Kenyon believes Brandon Spikes is becoming a top-level NFL talent.
  • Christopher Price tells us how the Patriots discovered Brandon Bolden.
  • Christopher Price notes Brandon Bolden is focused on Sunday and already put last week's game behind him.
  • Michael Whitmer sees Brandon Bolding fitting in well as the newest member of the Patriots 100-yard club.
  • Field Yates reports Vince Wilfork is prepping for his matchup with former teammate Dan Koppen.
  • Mark Daniels notes Vince Wilfork and Dan Koppen will go against each other for real this Sunday, not just in drills.
  • Mike Reiss focuses on Stephen Gostkowski riding the wave of inconsistency at the moment, but he hasn't lost his confidence.
  • Mike Reiss talks about this week's Belichick Breakdown, with all 3 phases of the game delivering in Buffalo.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • Greg Bedard and Jermaine Wiggins look at how Tom Brady may attack the Denver defense in their game on Sunday at Gillette Stadium. (3 min. video)
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Stephen Gostkowski is confident he'll regain his footing; Brandon Spikes has forced a league-high three fumbles through four weeks; Aaron Hernandez returned to the field after missing seven practices. He limped a bit after running his first route, but looked fine after the next one; Chandler Jones was named the NFL's Defensive Rookie of the Month (3 sacks, 2 forced fumbles, 17 tackles).
  • Shalise Manza Young Patriots Notebook: Aaron Hernandez returned to practice but he's not expected to play against Denver; Rob Gronkowski also practiced after sitting out Wednesday with a hip injury; Bill Belichick voiced his support for Stephen Gostkowski; Brandon Spikes relishes the opportunity to energize his teammates with a big play; Jerod Mayo was the last Patriot to be named defensive Rookie of the Month in October of 2008.
  • Jim Lazar is sort of kind of happy to see Peyton Manning again and makes his Week 5 picks. Pats win 34-24.