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New England Patriots links 9/20/16 - Jacoby or Jimmy: Who gets the final rose?

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Daily news and links for 9/20/16

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  • Doug Kyed feels there seems to be a growing possibility Jimmy Garoppolo will at least suit up Thursday against the Texans.
  • CBS Boston reports the Patriots believe there's a chance Jimmy G starts Thursday.
  • Mark Farinella points out that Houston may have to prepare for both Brissett and Garoppolo.
  • Chad Finn tells us Jimmy Garoppolo is the real deal "and it's OK to acknowledge this", and other things we've learned from the Patriots Week 2 win.
  • Ryan Hannable states Jimmy Garoppolo has proven he can be the Patriots QB of the future, if the team chooses.
  • Connor Fulton (MusketFire) Patriots Week 3: 5 things to know about the Houston Texans. 5. Rushing defense is suspect.
  • Jeff Howe believes Jacoby Brissett’s most significant goal this week should be an improved sense of self-preservation.
  • Connor Fulton (MusketFire) 3 worries for Patriots fans in Week 3.
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick shares his admiration for Texans coach Bill O'Brien.
  • Karen Guregian observes Jacoby Brissett sure didn’t look like a first-timer Sunday afternoon, and Charlie Weis thinks he cancan lead Patriots to a win.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: Options open for Jimmy Garoppolo replacement, if needed; More.
  • Rich Garven Patriots Journal: Danny Amendola making the most of his playing time; More.
  • Adam Kurkjian confirms Tim Tebow says the Patriots have not called him. /Was that really a thing that needed confirming?
  • Phil Perry notes Tom Brady is happy with the team's wins, but admits it's "tough" to watch the Patriots play without him.
  • Steve Buckley writes the Pats' QB situation shows fans how the rest of the NFL lives. /Except this is a made-up situation by the commissioner, not the fault of bad drafting, poor GM decisions or faulty scouting.
  • Ben Volin analyzes the key plays from Pats-Fins, with gifs and diagrams. /Good breakdown.
  • Tom E. Curran points out how the defense needs to improve after allowing "the opponent to go through it like poop through a goose in the second half."
  • Mike Dussault (PatsFans) Breaking down the Patriots four-drive defensive breakdown.
  • Joy Manning (Boston Sports Chick) Thought on the Week 2 win against the Dolphins: How I knew Gostkowski was going to miss that FG.
  • Ron Borges issues his Week 2 Patriots Report Card: Offense and coaching get recess; Defense and special teams have to stay in and scrape gum off the desks.

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