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New England Patriots Links 8/07/14 - Preseason Week 1: It's Mallett Time vs. 'Skins

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Daily News and Links for 8/07/14

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  • Mike Reiss picks six things he'll be watching for: First exposure to referees and point of emhasis on illegal contact and defensive holding.
  • Jefff Howe tells us five things to watch for tonight: Backup pass rushers and breakout candidates are two of them.
  • Christopher Price gives us seven things to look for tonight: Interior O-line, who is playing strong safety, and kick returner are three of them.
  • Mike Reiss reviews the hot topics heading into the Patriots first preseason game: Sealver Siliga was sent back to Boston for tests on his hand.
  • Zuri Berry posts the broadcast info and projected starting lineups for tonight's game.
  • Mike Reiss believes Ryan Mallett should receive the majority of repetitions in tonight's game.
  • Karen Guregian thinks Ryan Mallett will get a long look tonight.
  • Zuri Berry says Ryan Mallett is enjoying his time in the shadow of Tom Brady, but soon enough he'll have to address his future.
  • Mike Reiss notes rookie QB Jimmy Garoppolo is excited for his NFL debut (and for his first NFL game).
  • Christopher Price looks back at the number of snaps and final stats for Tom Brady in the past first preseason games of the summer.
  • Karen Guregian says that Tom Brady's key to success lies in how well the offensive line can protect him.
  • Mike Petraglia reassures us that Danny Amendola is 'all good' with Tom Brady calling receivers 'Pygmies.'
  • Mike Reiss lists which Patriots players are not expected to play tonight.
  • Mike Reiss thumbnails who'll be sidelined for the Patriots Thursday night.
  • The AP reports in some ways thePats-'Skins preseason opener is secondary, after going head-to-head over the past three days.
  • Tom E. Curran writes his Postcard from Camp, Day 11: Very, very mild 90-minute walkthrough.
  • Zuri Berry notes yesterday's final practice with the Redskins was mostly a half speed, situational walkthrough.
  • Gary Dzen reports the Redskins sold out of those idiotic "We practiced with the Patriots' T-shirts at $30 each.
  • Steve Burton sat down with Patriots head coach Bill Belichick to talk about his 40th year in the NFL and his new foundation.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Jimmy Garoppolo takes struggles in stride; Brandon LaFell has been more consistent this week; WR Brian Tyms has made some eye-opening receptions, particularly of the deep variety; Sealver Siliga and D.J. Williams will sit tonight.

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