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New England Patriots links 11/01/17 - Position reinforcements, improvement now an inside job

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Daily news and links for Wednesday

NFL: Atlanta Falcons at New England Patriots
Deatrich Wise Jr
Stew Milne-USA TODAY Sports

TEAM TALK

LOCAL LINKS

  • Doug Kyed argues the Patriots chose a good year to need a developmental quarterback to groom behind Tom Brady. 2018 will have no shortage of QB options in draft.
  • Evan Lazar sees the Patriots still churning out wins despite scoring fewer points. ‘The drop in scoring has been paired well with a remarkable turnaround on defense’.
  • Phil Perry allows the mistake-filled Chargers' performance to demonstrate how the Patriots have learned not to lose all these years.
  • Mike Reiss sees the lack of further trade acquisitions from the Patriots means some of their first-half vulnerabilities will have to be fixed from within.
  • Mike D'Abate (Cover32) Patriots playing a game of ‘Trick or Treat’ with Garoppolo trade.
  • Ryan Hannable is still trying to make sense of the Garoppolo trade.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick once believe he'd win Super Bowl with Jimmy Garoppolo as starter.
  • Mike Reiss believes the arrival of Jimmy Garoppolo sparked Tom Brady to a higher level.
  • Tom E. Curran says 'Brady made damn sure Jimmy Garoppolo wasn’t going to do to him what he did to Bledsoe.'
  • Mike Giardi believes Jimmy Garoppolo's 3 1/2 years in New England pushed Tom Brady to unprecedented heights.
  • Phil Perry notes Bill Belichick mentions that evaluations of Tom Brady have to be year to year.
  • Steve Buckley wonders how long Tom Brady will keep on keeping on, and would prefer he walk away before we have to see him look old.
  • DJ Bean looks at the Top 10 Bill Belichick trade deadline moves.
  • Karen Guregian reports Jimmy Garoppolo is 'thrilled’ to be in San Francisco and finally get his chance to be a starter.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) We now understand why the Browns didn't trade for Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Karen Guregian takes note of the Bills trading for WR Kelvin Benjamin, as they are making a push to challenge the Pats in the AFC East.

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will Patriots trade up for next quarterback?
  • Conor Orr (SI) The most significant trade deadline in NFL history.
  • Alex Putterman (The Comeback) Tuesday was one of the busiest NFL trade deadlines in memory… and still kind of lame.
  • Peter King (SI) Jimmy Garoppolo Trade: Impact on 49ers, Patriots; MMQB Mailbag.
  • Danny Kelly (The Ringer) The winners and losers from the NFL trade deadline.
  • Jonathan Jones (SI) Winners and losers of the NFL trade deadline. Winners: New England.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) NFL trade deadline winners, losers. Winners: Tom Brady.
  • Jason B. Hirschhorn (Sports on Earth) NFL trade deadline deals, ranked.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) The Jimmy Garoppolo trade ripple effect.
  • Jason B. Hirschhorn (Sports on Earth) Garoppolo: Big risk, reward for 49ers.
  • Andrew Bucholtz (Awful Announcing) Peter King and Don Van Natta Jr. were fooled by fake Adam Schefter account tweeting Kaepernick signing. /One of Van Natta’s 90 unnamed sources from that 2015 Patriots hit piece maybe?
  • Sal Maiorana (Democrat & Chronicle) Bills make big splash again, acquire WR Kelvin Benjamin from Panthers.
  • Brad Gagnon (The Comeback) Has an NFL season ever been this wide open?
  • Staff (The Ringer) Our updated predictions for the NFL's second half: We were wrong before—but now we are 100 percent correct.
  • Tom Junod and Seth Wickersham (ESPN Magazine) Tom Brady's dangerous game: Can Tom Brady leave football on his terms with the TB12 method?
  • Brad Gagnon (The Comeback) NFL MVP Tracker. Brady at 3.
  • Scott Kacsmar (Football Outsiders) Clutch encounters: Week 8. The Patriots don't always so much beat Los Angeles as they watch the Chargers beat themselves.

EXTRACURRICULAR

  • Clarence E. Hill Jr. (Star-Telegram) Ezekiel Elliott denied injunction by New York judge, suspension reinstated.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) NFLPA files for stay of Ezekiel Elliott suspension pending appeal.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Elliott judge’s husband works for law firm that helped craft CBA.