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New England Patriots Links 11/07/14 - Bye Week Blues: A Sunday Without the Patriots

Daily News and Links for 11/07/14

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Revis and Hightower persuade Jacob Tamme to let the football go
Revis and Hightower persuade Jacob Tamme to let the football go
Jared Wickerham



  • Mike Giardi, Phil Perry, and Tom E. Curran look ahead at the Patriots remaining schedule, and what games could cause the team to "stub its toe".
  • Phil Perry notes the Patriots will unwind during the bye, but not for long.
  • Christopher Price examines how the Patriots measure up, entering their bye week.
  • Mike Reiss posts his weekly stat check to see where the team ranks at the bye.
  • Andy Hart and Paul Perillo debate which player has been the most positive surprise for the Patriots.
  • Phil Perry notes Darrelle Revis has been wowed by Malcolm Butler's aptitude.
  • Mike Reiss believes this season's secondary ranks among Bill Belichick's very best..
  • Ben Volin discusses what he thinks has led to the Patriots turnaround.
  • The AP reports on how the Patriots keep on winning despite player turnover.
  • Eric Wilbur snidely suggests that for a team that 'ignores the noise', the Patriots sure seem to hear a lot of it.
  • Mike Reiss points to a few things the Patriots can learn from TNF: Spoiled with Brady.
  • Mike Reiss posts the transcript of his weekly online chat.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his weekly Patriots Mailbag: Rob Gronkowski, not Tom Brady, is Patriots midseason MVP.
  • Ron Borges grades the Patriots at the bye, Midterms edition: Position and individual grades.
  • Kevin Duffy notes Robert Kraft admits he was 'definitely worried' following the 41-14 debacle at Kansas City.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dave DeGuglielmo praises Nate Solder, after theleft tackle cleaned up some technique issues and improved his footwork; Solder has allowed a team-high 4 sacks, with only 1 in the last five weeks; Tim Wright has earned rave reviews from TE coach Brian Daboll since arriving in late August, even though his statistical production has fluctuated.
  • Jim Lazar notes the haters club will definitely enjoy the week away from the Patriots (they need it) and makes his Week 10 picks.