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New England Patriots links 9/12/17 - Team phrase of the day: ‘Be ready to work’

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Daily news and links for Tuesday

Kansas City Chiefs v New England Patriots Photo by Adam Glanzman/Getty Images



  • Jeff Howe explains the Chief’s blueprint, why it’s difficult to replicate, and how the Patriots must adjust.
  • Jeff Howe sees three opposing DBs on the schedule that can try and match how the Chiefs defended the Pats’ offense.
  • Adam Kurkjian outlines the problems with the linebackers against the Chiefs. 'Kyle Van Noy played the bet of the group, but improvement must come across the board.'
  • Mark Farinella reports the word has gone out. Be ready to work. The Patriot need to take a businesslike approach to prepping for the Saints.
  • Mike Reiss thinks Bill Belichick will surely be demanding in practice this week in trying to prevent the Patriots from starting 0-2 for the first time in 16 years..
  • Ryan Hannable believes there's good reason why Bill Belichick doesn't want to compare the 2017 team to other teams.
  • Michael Hurley digs up five reasons for optimism for Week 2 in New Orleans. 1. The Saints haven't been great at home. In fact, they've been bad.
  • Ty Anderson gives us 5 things he learned from Saints-Vikings last night. 4. Saints secondary is hot trash.
  • Zack Cox recalls how the Patriots' last visit to New Orleans ended poorly for Brady and Belichick.
  • Matt Dolloff declares the urgency has skyrocketed for the Patriots offense to improve.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Chris Hogan on WEEI: Offense doesn't need to be re-done without Julian Edelman.
  • Mike Giardi discusses how the Danny Amendola injury presents challenges for Josh McDaniels.
  • Rich Garven notes the Patriots backfield is well aware 'nobody played great' Thursday night, and will spend this week looking to make progress.
  • Mike Dussault thinks the Patriots should embrace this palate-cleansing loss to re-focus the 2017 team on 2017.
  • Matt Burke explains why the Patriots losing was a good thing. /Not sure I’d go that far.
  • Kevin Duffy takes a look at how former Patriots Jacoby Brissett (Colts), LeGarrette Blount (Eagles), Martellus Bennett (Packers), and others fared in Week 1 action on Sunday.
  • CSNNE Early Edition guest Dan Koppen tells us why the Patriots only used Dion Lewis for just 6 snaps against the Chiefs. (2.39 min. video)
  • Tom E. Curran says that after the loss of Julian Edelman, it could take the Patriots 6 weeks to find their groove. (1.26 min. video)
  • Bill Reynolds says Bill Belichick is right where he likes to be.
  • Doug Kyed wonders if the Pats are suffering from a lack of homegrown talent through the Draft.
  • Adam Kurkjian Patriots Notebook: RB D.J. Foster heads home to play for Arizona.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Rookie Adam Butler hopes his aggressiveness is infectious.
  • Mark Farinella Patriots' Notebook: Mason shining on O-line.
  • Mark Farinella tells us everything we need to know about the NFL, from A to Z.
  • Zolak & Bertrand discuss the report that McDaniels and Caserio almost left New England for San Francisco.
  • Mike Reiss addresses reader question on if the Patriots should consider going back to a natural grass field.
  • Alex Reimer suggests that maybe the NFL ratings are down because the product is bad.



  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Jerry Jones on NFL’s disciplinary procedures: “You have to be fair”.
  • Michael Hurley takes Jerry Jones to task after Jones suggests Tom Brady was more guilty than Ezekiel Elliott. /I can't even...
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Settlement highly unlikely in Ezekiel Elliott case.