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New England Patriots Links 9/03/14 - Patriots Name Captains for 2014 Season

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O Captain! my Captain!  Devin McCourty earns captainship for 2014
O Captain! my Captain! Devin McCourty earns captainship for 2014
Grant Halverson



  • Ryan Hannable lists the captains for the 2014 season: Tom Brady, Dan Connolly, Jerod Mayo, Vince Wilfork, Devin McCourty and Matthew Slater.
  • Mike Giardi breaks down the film on the Miami Dolphins.
  • Tom E. Curran thinks this week's hazy, hot and humid weather in Massachusetts is just what the Patriots need for getting ready for the Miami heat.
  • Christopher Price shows how the early-season Florida weather doesn't vex the Patriots like it once did.
  • Lee Schechter points out that weather won't be the Patriots' only challenge in Miami.
  • Christopher Price says the Belichick and the Patriots are ready for the Dolphins' new-look offense.
  • Gary Tanguay is concerned about the O-line: will they be enough?
  • Tom E. Curran proves that the Patriots' success goes beyond the borders of the AFC East.
  • WEEI highlights Tom Brady on D&C Tuesday: "I dealt with whatever feelings I had last week, but I've moved on" regarding Mankins trade.
  • Phil Perry notes Tom E. Curran believes Brady "will almost certainly be gone" before his contract is up.
  • Ricky Doyle talks about how Red Sox slugger David Ortiz relates to Tom Brady's career outlook and winning mentality.
  • Christopher Price notes that at the start of the 2014 season, some of the best QBs in the game are 35 and older.
  • Erik Frenz explains exactly what makes the Patriots offense so difficult for wide receivers. /Interesting article.
  • Karen Guregian spotlights just what a surprise CB Malcolm Butler has been this season, coming out of nowhere to start opposite Darrelle Revis.
  • Jeff Howe reports that for the first time, after ACL tears in his first two seasons, Darius Fleming is on an active NFL roster in September.
  • Mike Reiss answers his Patriots Mailbag: Questions surround the team's debut in Miami.
  • Mike Reiss notes the Patriots continue to work out free-agents at Gillette Stadium, bringing in a group of nine on Tuesday.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Gronkowski may have felt good to go in Week One, but Belichick has yet to give him the green light; Belichick says the Patriots have to account for the Dolphins' new-look attack.
  • Mike Reiss updates us on how some former Patriots players are doing with their new teams.
  • CSNNE reports a woman wearing Patriots' gear robbed a bank in Mansfield, MA Tuesday. /I have an alibi, I swear!