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New England Patriots Links 11/12/15 - White & Bolden: Next Two Up For Third-Down Back

Daily news and links for 11/12/15

Is James White ready for 3rd-down back role?
Is James White ready for 3rd-down back role?
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  • Ben Volin looks at the film to break down the Giants, including plenty of gifs, and preview this week's matchup.
  • Christopher Price says that while these are not the 'big, bad Giants,' their mistakes can be overcome by getting turnovers.
  • Michael Hurley notes Tom Brady doesn't think the Patriots' history with the Giants will have any bearing on Sunday's game.
  • Jared Chandler says Rob Gronkowski has to bring 'his game' vs. the overlooked Giants defense.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Giants, who has the razor's edge? Key matchups.
  • Mark Daniels notes that even though the names change, 3rd-down back remains a key part of Patriots' offense.
  • Adam Kurkjian says the third-down back position is about trust.
  • Kevin Duffy looks at how the offense will change with Brandon Bolden and James White taking over.
  • Karen Guregian talks about the game within the game: "Tom Brady gets the ball to his receivers with incredible speed and precision. Then it's up to them to take the ball for a ride."
  • Mike Reiss reports Bill Belichick thinks his wide receivers don't get enough credit for blocking.
  • Rich Garven reports the Patriots hope to continue their dominance against the run.
  • Dan Shaughnessy catches up with Larry Bird, who candidly weighed in on Deflategate and other topics. "I thought it was a bunch of lying, if you want to know the truth," said Bird. "That’s something [Bob] Kravitz [Indianapolis sports columnist] came up with, and I never believed any of it."
  • Gary Dzen reports Larry Bird thinks deflategate was a bunch of nonsense.
  • Mark Patinkin writes about how Roger Goodell and the NFL are proven cheaters in the deflategate case, and Tom Brady isn't.
  • Jeff Howe talks up the side of Rob Gronkowski who is a life-changer in hospital rooms, on playgrounds and countless other places in the community.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Malcolm Butler may have the chance to go against another premier receiver in Odell Beckham Jr.; Bill Belichick is not concerned with midseason grades; Brady has been reminded of the Patriots' history with the Giants; Tom Brady leads all players with 141,750 votes from the fans for the 2016 Pro Bowl.
  • It Is What It Is Podcast: Christopher Price and Mike Petraglia tell us why the Patriots will beat the Giants this time and the Giant's regret over Julian Edelman. (20.25 min. audio)
  • The AP looks at some of the most intriguing games to watch in the NFL's second half.
  • Steve Buckley warns Josh McDaniels to choose wisely when he gets a second opportunity to be a head coach.
  • 98.5 Sports Hub guest Will Brinson believes something "stinks" about the Colts' reporting of the Andrew Luck injury.
  • Michael Hurley makes his Week 10 picks, suggests fans turn their anger over Greg Hardy towards Roger Goodell, talks Rex Ryan's tricks and Tom Brady's briliance.
  • CSNNE: Troy Brown talks about what went wrong during Super Bowl XLII. (2.12 min. video)