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New England Patriots links 9/09/16 - What to expect from Jimmy G

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Daily news and links for 0/09/16

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  • Christopher Price gives us a reasonable level of expectation for Jimmy Garoppolo through the first four games of the season.
  • Ryan Hannable explains how Jimmy G is actually pretty similar to Tom Brady, as a competitor, a leader, and the way he rises to the occasion.
  • Jim Donaldson isn't worried about Garoppolo throwing the ball, he's wondering about who will catch it.
  • Jeff Howe and Stephen Hewitt report that Rob Gronowski is expected to play against the Cardinals.
  • Mark Daniels passes along reports that say Rob Gronkowski's status for Sunday is in question.
  • Jeff Howe tells the touching and sad story of how rookie RB D.J. Foster keeps his late sister's memory close to his heart.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots-Cardinals keys to the game: Who has the razor's edge?
  • Matt Dolloff warns us not to sleep on the Belichick vs. Arians coaching matchup.
  • Mike Reiss believes the Patriots have reason to feel good about their side of the Chandler Jones trade.
  • Mike Reiss hears from 2nd-year player Eric Rowe, talking to local reporters for the first time: Happy to join a 'dynasty team', and says he's a cornerback but could play safety.
  • Mark Daniels Practice Report: Patriots had perfect practice attendance for the third day in a row on Thursday and the injury report stayed the same.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Whirlwind week for new CB Eric Rowe; Jabaal Sheard good to go; More.
  • Doug Kyed Patriots Mailbag: Barkevious Mingo has starting potential in base defense.; More.
  • Doug Kyed notes Bill Belichick is not on Twitter, but Sean Payton's support 'means a lot' to him.
  • Zack Cox notes Bill Belichick shuts down question on Jimmy Garoppolo's "smoother operation" comment.
  • Mike Petraglia notes Bill Belichick refuses to bash Carson Palmer: 'I think he's an outstanding person.' /I'm hoping our defense does that for him.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady says he didn't remove the NFL sticker from the back of his helmet.
  • Ryan Hannable writes Tom Brady spoke with Jim Gray on Westwood One's pregame show last night, and says he believes the NFL system 'can always be improved'.
  • Mike Petraglia tells us Tom Brady says he is going to do all he can to make sure he can stay mentally sharp during his four-game suspension.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Brady's thoughts on the Gillette Stadium banner: "It was a very cool gesture by Mr. Kraft and the team."
  • Taylor McCloud (PatsMilitia) Listen: Tom Brady interview with Jim Gray. (includes audio)
  • Sean Glennon (This Football Blog) 2016 NFL season predictions.
  • CBS Boston gives us their Patriots-Cardinals Week 1 predictions. /C'mon, guess who Steve Burton picked to win...
  • Jim Lazar envisions Roger Goodell trying to claim Brady's image on the banners at Gillette violates his suspension, and then makes his Week 1 picks: Patriots win 23-20.

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