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New England Patriots links 10/19/17 - Whole new game for James White

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Karen Guregian gets the sense Gronk is feeling good about himself, and his likely matchups in this game.
  • Mike Reiss notes Bill Belichick playfully ribbed Rob "Twinkle Toes" Gronkowski in front of teammates as he reviewed his 33-yard TD catch against the Jets that sent him high-stepping into the end zone.
  • Rich Garven relays Gronk explaining how his biggest obstacle is often himself.
  • Mark Daniels spotlights how Brandin Cooks is putting up elite numbers with the Patriots.
  • Mark Farinella finds James White only looking ahead, not at his Super Bowl heroics.
  • Jeff Howe says this is a big day at practice for the defense to work on fixing their third-down deficiencies.
  • Adam Kurkjian thinks the Falcons running backs will present problems for the defense.
  • Mike Reiss reports LB Shea McClellin was at Wednesday's practice and would be eligible to play in the Nov. 12 game against Denver.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) Possible reasons the Patriots defense sucks so bad.
  • Doug Kyed looks at how the Patriots will cover Julio Jones.
  • Tom E. Curran scouts the Atlanta Falcons: Has Super Bowl meltdown scarred them?
  • Zack Cox suggests how the Patriots can make a statement on Sunday. /Hm.... win?
  • Mark Daniels notes Bill Belichick talks up the explosiveness and speed of the Falcons defense.
  • Ryan Hannable wears his Dad pants and tells us to put away our 28-3 t-shirts and jokes, as if we didn't already know this will be a completely different game.
  • Ryan Hannable hears Dan Quinn explain why Super Bowl LI tape is 'big part' of preparing for Patriots this week.
  • Jeff Howe Patriots Notebook: Dion Lewis’ increased chances help offense; Injury notes; More.
  • Mark Farinella Patriots Notebook: No nostalgia from Belichick.
  • Ryan Hannable points out three new additions to the injury report this week: Elandon Roberts (ankle) missed Wednesday's practice, while Chris Hogan (ribs) and Shaq Mason (shoulder) were limited.
  • Ryan Hannable reports that according to Bovada, two QBs have better odds to win NFL MVP than Tom Brady




  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) TV ratings show most NFL teams losing local support.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Declining NFL TV ratings grabbed attention of owners.
  • Robert Klemko (SI) Roger Goodell’s fight against individuality.
  • Sally Jenkins (Washington Post) Ezekiel Elliott case is a legal morass for one reason: Roger Goodell. “Roger Goodell always makes the same mistake: He prizes his own authority over fairness to others. This is a psychological flaw, not a legal principle, and the NFL ought to quit defending it in court.”
  • David Moore (Dallas News) Sources: Ezekiel Elliott's team, NFL have discussed the possibility of a settlement.