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New England Patriots links 9/02/16 - Preseason Week 4, Patriots-Giants: Overreaction Friday

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Daily news and links for 9/02/16

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  • Jeff Howe writes 'Tom Brady has a screw loose. Maybe more. That's part of what makes him great', and why he played the entire first half - even though starting OL were puled to the bench.'
  • Mike Reiss was surprised to see Tom Brady play the entire first half, going 16-of-26 for 166 yards with one TD and one INT against the Giants last night.
  • Ryan Hannable gets Belichick's thoughts on Tom Brady playing vs. the Giants, "You can't take insurance out on players."
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady says he'll be "cheering like hell" during weeks 1-4.
  • Tom E. Curran talks about Tom Brady now heading into "uncharted waters" with his suspension looming.
  • Mike Petraglia mentions how D.J. Foster leaves it "all out on the field" in his effort to make the Patriots roster.
  • Patricia Traina notes that all LB Barkevious Mingo needed was another chance, and he gets a fresh start with the Patriots.
  • Mike Reiss reports Bill Belichick says LB Barkevious Mingo has shown commitment, work ethic and smarts since joining his new team.
  • Mike Petraglia reviews Barkevious Mingo's performance, and highlights Belichick's comments about his play.
  • Stephen Hewitt feels Vincent Valentine has made a good impression on the D-Line.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Defense makes another strong statement vs. Giants; Patriots need more out of Martellus Bennett; Injury update; More.
  • Zack Cox Patriots-Giants Notes: Rash of injuries puts damper on peseason finale; Anthony Johnson put an exclamation point on his breakout preseason; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Giants Quick observations: Mingo impresses in his first action; D.J. Foster shows impressive burst; More.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats posits: Time to get the Jimmy thing over with.
  • Nick O'Malley presents 10 things we learned after the preseason finale: The Mingo ate the Giants.
  • Phil Perry comes up with five takeaways from Pas-Giants: Brady stays healthy in full half of work.
  • Kevin Duffy gives us NE-NYG by the numbers: D.J. Foster collects 132 all-purpose yards in final preseason game.
  • Christopher Price looks at who's up and who's down for the Patriots in last night's loss.
  • Mike Reiss tells us which Patriots players are "up" and "down" in the preseason finale. Martellus Bennett is down.
  • Mike Reiss reports Tom Brady and Odell Beckham Jr. got together and exchanged jerseys after the game.
  • Tom E. Curran says the team will be focused on making up the final 53-man roster, but thinks Anthony Johnson shouldn't have a knotted stomach over it.
  • Karen Guregian issues her final roster projection. Gaffney, Dobson, Harbor out.
  • Tom E. Curran asserts the uproar over Brady starting the game is "a tad over the top."
  • CSNNE posts a clip of golfer Jordan Spieth speaking to the media before the start of this weekend's Deutsche Bank Championship (Norton, MA), discussing his relationship with Tom Brady. (3.06 min. video)

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