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New England Patriots Links 10/15/14 - Moving On From Mayo, Ridley

Daily News and Links for 10/15/14

Devin McCourty and Jamie Collins team up on a tackle
Devin McCourty and Jamie Collins team up on a tackle
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  • Kyle Brasseur notes Tom Brady has no problem playing a Thursday night game.
  • Mike Reiss reports Jim Nantz and Phil Simms will call Pats-Jets on Thursday night.
  • Jeff Howe notes that the offense has found its groove after a month of inconsistency.
  • Kyle Brasseur mentions how a rainy forecast plays into Thursday's game-planning.
  • Karen Guregian talks about the possibility of Darrelle Revis switching sides and catching a touchdown pass from Tom Brady against the Jets.
  • Karen Guregian declares Jerod Mayo's injury wlll be too much for the Patriots to overcome.
  • Mike Reiss picks one area the Patriots must fix before Week 7: Improving the run game.
  • Erik Frenz takes the time to review the win over the Bills - with gifs, screen-shots and diagrams - before analyzing the Jets.
  • Tony Massarotti asserts the Patriots were good but not perfect against the Bills, and details the five plays that bugged him.
  • Lee Schechter notes RBs James White and Jonas Gray are in 'ready mode' in case either of their numbers are called.
  • Tom Layman points out Stevan Ridley has scored the 4th most TDs among RBs since 2012 (21) - behind Marshawn Lynch (26), Alfred Morris (23) and Adrian Peterson (22).
  • Kyle Brasseur reports Dont'a Hightower ready to return and take on leadership role for the Patriots after Jerod Mayo's season-ending injury.
  • Erik Frenz focuses on how the Patriots will move on from Jerod Mayo.
  • Lee Schechgter tells us Brandon Browner says he will get to play his first regular-season game in a Patriots jersey on Thursday against the Jets.
  • Christopher Price notes Geno Smith compares Jace Amaro to Rob Gronkowski.
  • Lee Schechter reveals which players have been named Practice Players of the Week so far.
  • Mike Reiss answers his weekly Patriots Mailbag: The loss of Mayo and Ridley shine light on Belichick's roster building.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Brandon Browner ready to play; Casey Walker has quickly ascended to 3rd on the DT depth chart due to injuries to Easley and Siliga, but he's put in a solid performance; Rob Gronkowski will be tested by the short week as much as anyone to get his body ready to play again; Rex Ryan said he laughed at the media reports of Tom Brady's decline.
  • Mike Reiss catches us up with former Patriots and how they're doing with their new teams.