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New England Patriots Links 11/21/14 - Strength vs. Strength: Offense Faces Toughest Test Yet

Daily News and Links for 11/21/14

Brady, may the Stork be with you
Brady, may the Stork be with you
Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports



  • Ben Volin believes LeGarrette Blount gives the offense some depth at RB, but Jonas Gray will still be the primary back.
  • Jeff Howe reports LeGarrette Blount and his physical running style were welcomed back in New England yesterday.
  • Mike Reiss posts some follow-up thoughts on the Blount signing: Blount is the type of player who might fit best when he needs you more than you need him.
  • Tom E. Curran notes the Patriots re-embrace Blount to not only get some RB depth, but an opportunity to stick it to Pittsburgh.
  • Christopher Price offers five thoughts on the return of Blount and the state of the running game.
  • Adam Kaufman assures us there's no reason not to like Blount's return to the Patriots.
  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady welcomed Blount back with a high-five Facebook message.
  • Chad Finn shares his memory of  Brady making his Patriots debut on Thanksgiving in 2000, against the Detroit Lions, with under five minutes left.
  • Christopher Price re-posts a tweeted selfie from LeGarrette Blount that looks like he's happy to be back in New England.
  • Mike Reiss reports referee Tony Corrente will officiate Patriots-Lions, and breaks down the team's penalties through ten games.
  • Jeff Howe focuses on football's one-man rave, the Gronk express that has "thoroughly stripped dozens of their athletic dignity this season."
  • Mike Reiss tells the story behind Jonas Gray's nickname 'Supreme'.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes young wideout Brian Tyms is his own harshest critic.
  • Erik Frenz finds a few fun facts about Brian Tyms, a goofy guy who looked up to Randy Moss as a child and wishes he could slap DBs away with a giant green hand.
  • Tom E. Curran gives us an inside look at that Brady-to-LaFell back-shoulder throw.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Kyle Arrington one of the NFL's best slot cornerbacks.
  • The NESN staff reports research shows Brady plays better when he's rocking facial hair.
  • Jim Lazar hears from all the Patriots fans now insisting they knew the Pats would recover all along, and makes his Week 12 picks. Patriots 30-19.
  • ESPN Boston experts explain why they all pick Patriots over Lions.