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New England Patriots links 8/24/17 - Chris Hogan earns respect of Belichick, teammates

Daily news and links for Thursday

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  • Rich Thompson reports Dwayne Allen admittedly is behind the learning curve of the complex Patriots offense. “It is extremely hard, I'm not going to sugarcoat it.".
  • Matt Dolloff says that ultimately, it's Dwayne Allen who is going to need to be a reliable backup to Gronk, and Tom Brady is putting a lot of confidence (and pressure) on him.
  • Kevin Duffy highlights Dwayne Allen describing the difficulties of transitioning from the Colts to the Pats. "It's one of those things where you pray for something for so long and then it comes to you, you can't cry because it's hard.".
  • Rich Thompson gets the vibe Tom Brady is anxious to get more snaps this week vs. the Lions.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Why playing in preseason games matters to Tom Brady.
  • Mark Farinella notes Tom Brady may try to fit in a visit to Ann Arbor while in Michigan for Week 3.
  • Kevin Duffy wonders if Rex Burkhead remaining out of practice, means Dion Lewis will play a big role Friday versus the Lions.
  • Kevin Duffy relays Bill Belichick on Chris Hogan: "He's way ahead of where he was last year, and he's taken on more of a leadership role just because of his experience ... the amount of respect he has earned from his teammates. ...his day-to-day work ethic, attitude, and toughness."
  • Doug Kyed notes Chris Hogan earns 'Mr. Perfect' nickname from Dwayne Allen.
  • Mike Reiss looks at the on-again, off-again pattern that reflects how Malcolm Mitchell is still managing knee issues.
  • Doug Kyed will be looking at this third preseason game for clues as to how the Patriots will use their running backs.
  • Zack Cox suggests that if recent history is any indication, the Patriots will make at least one trade before the start of the 2017 regular season.
  • Mike Reiss takes a look at five of Dont'a Hightower's top plays with the team. 5. Sack vs. Jets to seal road win in 2014.
  • Adam Kurkjian notes Bill Belichick is well aware it's a stressful time for bubble players: “This is the National Football League, and there is pressure every week”.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) 5 Do or die Patriots in Detroit: 1. Cameron Fleming vs. LaAdrian Waddle.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: Dont’a Hightower returns to the field a happy Patriot; Elandon Roberts no longer in red, no-contact jersey; More.
  • CSNNE reports the documentary, 'Do Your Job Part 2', on the Patriots' run to a fifth Super Bowl title will debut on NBC Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7 p.m.
  • John Morgan (PatsFans) 2017 Colts: Suck for Chuck. /More schadenfreude? Yep.
  • Metro Boston - Want to get rich? Bet on the Patriots NOT going undefeated.