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New England Patriots links 9/15/16 - Belichick deflates 'emotional high' with film from Week 17 loss to Miami

Daily news and links for 9/15/16

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  • Jeff Howe reports Nate Solder returns to action with a positive outlook, no small feat after he and his family have been through hell during the past 11 months.
  • Mike Reiss points out how Bill Belichick went out of his way to compliment Cameron Fleming, who filled in for Nate Solder at left tackle vs. Arizona.
  • Karen Guregian highlights the way Stephen Gostkowski was used as a weapon for the Patriots.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: After elbowing way into lineup, Malcolm Mitchell excels; Shaq Mason had a limited role Sunday, but he was just thrilled to get a chance to play through a broken right hand; More.
  • Kevin Duffy passes along an Adam Schefter report that Rob Gronkowski could miss multiple games.
  • Christopher Price informs us that Craig Wrolstad will work as referee for Pats-Fins this Sunday.
  • Mark Daniels notes Bill Belichick recalls the Patriots 'sickening' Week 17 performance against Miami.
  • Mike Reiss tells us Bill Belichick cites the painful Week 17 loss to Miami as a way to reset the team's focus after his players are coming off an emotional season-opening victory.
  • Christopher Price notes Ryan Tannehill decided not to go the Carson Palmer route, merely acknowledges that Brady has faced a "tough situation" with suspension.
  • Connor Fulton (MusketFire) Patriots vs. Dolphins: 6 bold predictions for Week 2.
  • Michael Hurley discovers Bill Belichick is hoarding seemingly every former first-round pick he can.
  • Kevin McNamara hears the Patriots practiced yesterday while the Bruce Springsteen sound check was in progress.
  • James Conway (PatsPropaganda) Patriots Terrible Takes Roundup – Week 1. Debunking the hot takes from last Sunday's "surprising" win.
  • Connor Fulton (MusketFire) There is not a quarterback controversy.
  • Sports Tonight guest Andy Hart talks about how Jimmy Garoppolo’s teammates ‘genuinely love him’ in the locker room, and how that could help them on the field. (1.13 min. video)
  • Stephen Hewitt notes Martellus Bennett puts powerful words behind his raised fist.
  • Russ Goldman (PatsFans) Podcast: Patriots victory review and Dolphins preview. (1 hr. 13 min.)
  • Christopher Price reports Law, Bledsoe and McGinest are among eight ex-Pats named as Hall of Fame nominees.
  • Michael Hurley attempts a Week 2 prediction rebound from his 5-9-1 Week 1 disaster.



  • Adam H. Beasley (Miami Herald) Tannehill, Gase hope to be the cat, not the mouse against Patriots.
  • Dave Hyde (Sun-Sentinel) How the Dolphins will win versus Patriots.
  • Dave George (Palm Beach Post) Gase, Tannehill look to lead Dolphins’ rebound Week 2 versus Patriots.
  • Jason Lieser (Palm Beach Post) Dolphins avoid Tom Brady, but Pats QB Jimmy Garoppolo looks scary.
  • Chris Perkins (Sun-Sentinel) Even with Garoppolo starting at QB, expectations remain the same for Patriots vs. Dolphins.
  • Chris Perkins (Sun-Sentinel) Patriots made a mistake drafting Garoppolo one pick ahead of Landry.
  • Barry Jackson (Miami Herald) More changes coming for Dolphins’ defensive line.
  • Joe Schad (Palm Beach Post) Arian Foster, Jordan Phillips miss Miami Dolphins practice; Xavien Howard limited.