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New England Patriots Links 11/21/12 - Will Pressure Stay On in New York?

New England Patriots Daily News and Links for 11/21/12

Jared Wickerham



  • Jeff Howe notes the aggressive approach taken by the defense paid off against the Colts and might be what we see on Thursday.
  • Greg A. Bedard takes away the fun new toy we got last week, saying the Patriots defense may not dial up the same pressure on Sanchez that they did on Luck.
  • Christopher Price gives us one scout's breakdown of Patriots-Jets: Matchups favor New England.
  • Mark Daniels says the offense sounds ready to fill in the gap left by Gronk's injury.
  • Mike Reiss lists this week's practice players of the week, including three defensive ends who had to mimic Freeney, Mathis and Hughes.
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at the Patriots' weekly NFL stat check, while comparing theirs to the New York Jets.
  • Mike Reiss answers his weekly Patriots mailbag: What defensive woes?
  • Mike Reiss tells us how former Patriots players have been doing with their new teams.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Rob Gronkowski is one of many star TEs playing on the field goal or extra point units; Rookie DE Jake Bequette earned a pracitce player award for his work on the scout team for Sunday's win; Pats held their only official practice of the week yesterday, a walkthrough.
  • Michael Whitmer Patriots Notebook: Brady warns teammates about not losing focus this week; Gronkowski's teammates feel bad for him, but expect the team to move forward without him; Rex Ryan defended Belichick's use of Gronk on the extra point, calling the injury a 'freak deal'; Aqib Talib can feel the winning-organization feeling in the air at Gillette; Rex Ryan's comments on Talib's presence: "Yeah, as if they need another great player..."