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New England Patriots 12/24/15 - Patriots-Jets: The 2015 Sequel

Daily news and links for 12/24/15

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  • Karen Guregian suggests the newly signed players must learn fast to keep up with Tom Brady; the Patriots tend to snag the smart ones for a reason.
  • Christopher Price tells us why the Patriots won't run the ball much on Sunday.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Jets II, key matchups: Who has the razor's edge?
  • Ryan Hannable reports Danny Amendola gives no hits to whether or not he will play vs. Jets.
  • Tom E. Curran notes CB coach Josh Boyer is among a staff of assistant coaches that has been able to adapt from a veteran-lead unit last year to a younger unit this year.
  • Rich Thompson notes Bill Belichick credited the wealth of his team's Pro Bowlers to an informed scouting system, prudent drafting and an element of luck.
  • Tom E. Curran finds Bill Belichick was proud of the fact that the seven players who were named to the Pro Bowl were 'home grown'.
  • Doug Kyed notes Malcolm Butler's surprised reaction to being selected to the Pro Bowl in only his second year.
  • Phil Perry notes Bill Belichick seems to be taking a wait-and-see approach with newly acquired veteran RB Steven Jackson.
  • Cameron McDonough posts a video of Rob Gronkowski and his brothers in a new commercial for Visa. (30 second clip)  /Pretty funny.
  • Sam Galanis posts a photo of Stephen Gostkowski's awesome Christmas sweater.
  • Jerry Thornton posts a video of a military family reunion at the Patriots game to get us in the right spirit of the season.