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New England Patriots Links 9/30/15 - Belichick's OL Rotation Making Defenses Heads' Spin

Daily news and links for 9/30/15

Rookie Offensive Guard Tre' Jackson
Rookie Offensive Guard Tre' Jackson
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  • Jeff Howe explains how Bill Belichick might be in the process of revolutionizing the in-game deployment of offensive linemen.
  • Jeff Howe breaks down the Patriots O-line rotations by the numbers.
  • Ben Volin breaks down the key plays (with gifs and diagrams) from Patriots-Jaguars after reviewing the film.
  • Mike Dussault (Pats Propaganda) Patriots all-22 defensive review: Jacksonville Jaguars.
  • Doug Kyed reports John Bostic says he wasn't surprised by the trade and will use the bye week to acclimate to his new team.
  • Chris Mason reports LB Jon Bostic is new to the Patriots defense, but he’s been on Bill Belichick’s radar for years.
  • Mike Reiss hears what Bill Belichick, Rodney Harrison and Tedy Bruschi had to say on whether Tom Brady should be playing late in routs.
  • Steve Buckley doesn't mind the Patriots running up the score, but is concerned about protecting Tom Brady late in games.
  • Rich Garvin reports Bradley Fletcher holds on to his roster spot, despite being a healthy scratch in Week 3.
  • Mark Farinella notes rookie center David Andrews says he will be using the bye week to brush up on assignments.
  • Glen Farley notes that even with 119 points through three games, Josh McDaniels believes his offense is capable of doing more.
  • Kevin Duffy sees Rob Gronkowski lining up as a wide receiver much more often in 2015 than they did in the 2014.
  • Andrew Carney (Goal Line Gazette) Patriots player spotlight: Taking a look at Jamie Collins.
  • Steve Balestrieri (Pats Fans) Bye week observations: Patriots defense still some tinkering to do.
  • Rich Levine says the crazy thing is that right now, at 38 years old, Tom Brady is having the best statistical season of his career.
  • Mike Reiss revisits the Patriots 41-14 loss in Kansas City one year ago, the intense media coverage of the team's demise and Tom Brady's decline, and then posts their stats since then.
  • Christopher Price looks at the lessons learned from the Kansas City debacle one year later.
  • Gary Dzen looks back one year ago yesterday that ESPN analyst Trent Dilfer proclaimed the Patriots are "not good anymore." They've won their 4th Super Bowl and gone 16-2 since.
  • Mike Reiss answers his weekly Patriots Mailbag: Bill Belichick keeps his roster churning.
  • Christopher Price tracks the Patriots penalties through Week 3.
  • Mark Daniels updates us on how the departed heroes of the 2014 Super Bowl champion Patriots are faring in their new homes.
  • Ricky Doyle notes Andy Reid pulls a Bill Belichick after Sunday's loss to Denver: 'On to Cincinnati.'
  • Chris Simoneau (Patriots Insider) Patriots Week three Studs and Duds.
  • Mike Reiss reports RB Montee Ball was among six free agents in for tryouts with the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dominique Easley makes a healthy return in Jaguars game; WR Keshawn Martin had a nice debut with a 13-yard TD reception; Pats released RBTravaris Cadet to make room for LB Jon Bostic; RB Montee Ball was at Gillette for a workout yesterday.