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New England Patriots Links 9/17/15 - Brady, Patriots Aim to Silence the Frenzy in Buffalo

Daily news and links for 9/17/15

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  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady knows what a storm of craziness awaits the Patriots in Buffalo, and says silencing the frenzy is 'a satisfying feeling'.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Bills, Who has the razor's edge? Key matchups.
  • Karen Guregian lays out how Bill Belichick will be Tyrod Taylors biggest test.
  • Jeff Howe explains Dion Lewis is not just a third-down back for the Patriots.
  • Christopher Price reports Ronald Torbert will work as referee for Sunday's Patriots-Bills game.
  • Jim McBride reports the Patriots are preparing for a barrage of Bills' blitzes.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Chandler Jones is ready to 'let the pads do the talking' on Sunday, not his mouth.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Julian Edelman is embracing the hostile environment in Buffalo: "We're the villain".
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bills coach Rex Ryan holding court with the New England media yesterday.
  • Tom E. Curran is prepared for 'oodles of instances' where opponents will make "I'm not saying, I'm just saying..." inferences about the Patriots to discredit them, but Rex Ryan isn't one of them.
  • Mark Farinella believes the Patriots won't be buffaloed by Rex Ryan or his team's pre-game trash talk.
  • Mike Reiss notes Rex Ryan said as many as three players could be assigned to Rob Gronkowski, who is making his case as the NFL's biggest matchup nightmare.
  • Michael Whitmer says that bravado aside, Rex Ryan knows what he's up against.
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at the tape of new acquistion, WR Keshawn Martin, who brings speed and return experience to the Patriots.
  • Christopher Price notes the Patriots 'Do your job' motto goes viral.
  • Dan Shaugnessy writes Bill Belichick and his staff are 'killing their critics with cold-blooded execution.'
  • Nick O'Malley tells us Belichick routinely prepares his coaches and players for a communications failure, especially after the Pats' headsets malfunctioned during the second half of Super Bowl XLVI in 2012.
  • WEEI guest Peter King doesn't 'think for a minute that Robert Kraft wants Roger Goodell to be fired.'
  • Jerry Thornton comments on the suspicious video of the Colts ball boy grabbing the football out of Bills' Aaron Williams' hands.
  • Michael Hurley makes his Week 2 picks. Pats over Bills.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: The Buffalo Bills are trumpeting their tenacious pass rush and boisterous crowd noise as if Tom Brady has never seen anything like it before; Brady will figure it out; Brandon Bolden enjoys special teams.
  • Mark Daniels notes Dominique Easley misses his second practice in a row.
  • Mark Daniels reports John Jastremski and Jim McNally are back with the Patriots after being reinstated by the NFL.



  • Jay Skurski (Buffalo News) Bills-Patriots scouting report.
  • Vic Carucci (Buffalo News) Holding Gronkowski in check a tall order for Bills.
  • Tyler Dunne (Buffalo News) Stephon Gilmore wants to cover Patriots TE Rob Gronkowski.
  • Matthew Fairburn ( Does Bills coach Rex Ryan have Tom Brady's number? Bill Belichick doesn't think so
  • Jerry Sullivan (Buffalo News) Rex is clear winner in war of words with Pats.
  • Tyler Dunne (Buffalo News) Bills Notebook: Taylor turns the page to Patriots.