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New England Patriots Links 10/23/15 - All Eyes on the O

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  • Chad Finn notes Dan Fouts enjoys watching Tom Brady defy Father Time.
  • Ben Volin talks about Bill Belichick defying convention at the OL and CB positions.
  • Mike Reiss writes how Malcolm Butler has had a meteoric rise from undrafted rookie to New England's top cornerback.
  • Mark Farinella warns that with two left tackles injured, it's safe to say that the Patriots' OL depth is about to be severely tested.
  • Chris Gasper says you don't truly appreciate the weekly advantage of Belichick’s brainpower until you watch the rest of the NFL and witness other coaches’ brains short circuit.
  • Ron Borges hears from Ty Law, who does not believe Tom Brady will deliberately throw at Darrelle Revis just to beat him.
  • Mike Renner says that even though it's far from easy, there are ways to beat the Patriots: Pressure QB Tom Brady and exploit the D-line.
  • Mike Reiss notes Rob Gronkowski became just the fifth tight end in NFL history to reach the 60-touchdown mark.
  • Jim McBride points out Rob Gronkowski's game isn't always just about the numbers.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Who are the X-Factors on Sunday in the Patriots – Jets Game?
  • Steve Buckley calls the Jets the Patriots true rival, not the Colts.
  • Ryan Hannable notes that in recent years, the Jets have given Tom Brady and the Patriots the most trouble.
  • Tom E. Curran notes the Jets are near at the top of the league in a lot of categories, including a good one for the Patriots: Ryan Fitzpatrick's interception ratio.
  • Tom Caron doesn't think there's any stopping the Patriots' 2015 Revenge Tour.
  • Jeff Howe reports Julian Edelman is prepared for Revis Island, a matchup that seems too obvious not to happen.
  • Matt Dolloff scolds Patriots fans that if you boo Darrelle Revis, you're doing it wrong.
  • Doug Kyed reports ESPN is airing an E:60 featuring Julian Edelman on Tuesday.
  • Eric Wilbur looks at what the downfall of Peyton Manning might tell us about the twilight of Tom Brady.
  • Phil Perry makes some suggestions as to who will fill the open roster spot, following the release of DT Khyri Thornton.
  • Christopher Price talks with Darrelle Revis' trainer Will Sullivan to get his mindset as he returns to Gillette Stadium.
  • Kevin Duffy reports Devin McCourty says Chris Ivory is playing as well as any RB in the NFL.
  • Michael Whitmer points out that Devin McCourty doesn't have calls go against him very often.
  • Kevin Duffy gives us an injury update: Cannon, Sheard, Shaq Mason and Rufus Johnson have missed two straight practices. Lewis and Hightower have been limited.
  • Bill Burt reports that Bill Belichick is not a fan of the CBA rules on contacting players in the offseason.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Jets are a run-first team that will test the Pats' run defense; Dont'a Hightower's status is still unclear and Jabaal Sheard (team-high four run stuffs) hasn't practiced this week due to an ankle injury; Bryan Stork looks to be ready to play in Week 9 when first eligible.
  • Jim Lazar wonders what the heck these Jets are doing, challenging the Patriots for supremacy in the AFC East, and makes his Week 7 Picks. Pats win 27-17.

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