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New England Patriots Links 4/22/15 - Shaking Down the 2015 NFL Schedule

Daily news and links for 4/22/15

Pats beat Steelers 55-31 in 2013
Pats beat Steelers 55-31 in 2013
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  • Mike Reiss breaks down the schedule: The opener against the Steelers brings back memories of the 2002 season.
  • Jeff Howe offers 24 random thoughts on the Patriots’ regular-season schedule.
  • Ben Volin shares 16 thoughts on the Patriots' prime-time schedule for 2015: Pats face only one team coming off a bye - Redskins in Week 9.
  • Tom E. Curran posts six knee-jerk reactions to the Pats' 2015 schedule.
  • Christopher Price posts seven incredibly early thoughts on the Pats' regular-season schedule: No six-game gauntlets like last year.
  • Andrew Mahoney takes a closer look at the Pats' 2015 opponents, to see what's new, different.
  • Mark Farinella offers his take on the drama, intrigue of the Pats' 2015 schedule: Pats-Bills may be more interesting than Week 1.
  • Jeff Howe breaks down the Patriots' 2015 schedule: Pats will be center of the football universe once again.
  • Brandon Hall notes Devin McCourty sees work to be done to rebuild the secondary.
  • Christopher Price reports that Tom Brady will enter 2015 as one of the oldest players in the NFL.
  • Brandon Hall notes Matthew Slater is excited about new special-teams coach, and former teammate, Ray Ventrone.
  • Phil Perry reports Devin McCourty says it's Brady's drive that sets the tone for new players.
  • Jerry Thornton says it's one thing to be amazed by Tom Brady's work ethic, and quite another to match its intensity.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Devin McCourty says it would be almost easy to take Brady's work ethic for granted when that's all he's ever known in the NFL.
  • Mike Reiss answers his weekly Patriots Mailbag: O-line could use some help to make up for big losses.
  • Doug Kyed shrares the Patriots captains' reaction to the 'tragic,' 'sad' news of Aaron Hernandez and everyone involved.
  • WEEI profiles potential Patriots in this year's draft: ILB Stephone Anthony (Clemson)
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: Nate Solder's private battle with cancer revealed; Pats prepare to visit the White House tomorrow; White House visit will officially close the book on 2014; Devin McCourty jokingly responded "Who?" when asked about the departure of Darrelle Revis; McCourty said he had no problem with Tom Brady's cliff diving.