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New England Patriots Links 10/07/15 - Patriots' Versatility Reigns on Both Sides of the Ball

Daily news and links for 10/07/15

David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports



  • Kerry Byrne has a newsflash: The Brady era Patriots quietly fielded the most productive ground game in the entire NFL.
  • Karen Guergian points out some trouble spots that need attention: The run defense.
  • Michael Whitmer looks at the versatility of the Patriots secondary.
  • Mike Reiss passes along Bill Belichick's explanation for how the game-day roster is decided.
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick went deep when asked about the process of teaching his players the NFL's thick rulebook.
  • Ben Volin thinks the banged-up Cowboys appear to be out-gunned against the Patriots.
  • Kevin Duffy says Cowboys DE Greg Hardy is looking forward to seeing Tom Brady and Gisele Bundchen when the Patriots visit Sunday.
  • Mike Reiss gets Tedy Bruschi's explanation of why the Patriots should handle strong running teams.
  • Jeff Kane (ESPNNH) How special can the Patriots offense be?
  • Tom E. Curran notes it's three games into the season and so far the Patriots secondary has yet to go up in flames.
  • Karen Guregian Patriots Notebook: Belichick talked about the challenge of teaching the NFL rulebook to his team; Dallas will have defensive starters Greg Hardy and Rolando McClain back from 4-game suspensions;



  • Rob Phillips ( Big picture: Cowboys facing Patriots offense on early pace for record season.
  • Rick Gosselin (Dallas Morning News) Why Sean Lee is the ideal defender to take on Pats' Gronkowski.
  • David Moore (Dallas Morning News) Suspension over, Greg Hardy meets the media; here's what we found out.
  • David Helman ( Hardy's teammates eager to welcome "high-energy" DE back to roster.
  • Nick Eatman ( Excited to be back, Greg Hardy hoping to "get sacks and make a difference."
  • Rainer Sabin (Dallas Morning News) How the Cowboys might address void left by injured Lance Dunbar.
  • Staff Report (Dallas Morning News) Stephen A. Smith: Karma dooming Cowboys because they didn't take care of people (DeMarco Murray) they should have.