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New England Patriots links 9/28/17 - Brady is hot; Defense is not; Prepping for Panthers

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Daily news and links for Thursday

Super Bowl LI - New England Patriots v Atlanta Falcons
Happier times for the defense
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  • Patriots - Panthers Wednesday Injury Report.
  • Erik Scalavino shares his locker-room news and notes from Wednesday at Gillette: Trying to focus on football.
  • Angelique Fiske talks about the group of players and cheerleaders on hand to complete a playground at Boston Bridge Charter School on Tuesday.
  • Angelique Fiske shares some fun facts and hot takes with Ted Karras: Ted's uncle Alex played Mongo in "Blazing Saddles" and starred in the sitcom "Webster."
  • Press Conference Transcript: Tom Brady.
  • Infographic: Breaking down the win over the Texans by the numbers.
  • Belichick Breakdown: Key Plays from the victory over the Texans. (5.11 min. video) /Really good sequence of plays showing in-game adjustment.
  • Tilted: Joe Cardona touches on his least favorite food growing up, his love for chicken nuggets, his biggest fear, and more. (1.48 min. video)


  • Phil Perry notes that after a running QB gave the Patriots fits, they'll have to prepare for another one with Cam Newton.
  • CSNNE helps us get to know the Carolina Panthers: They may be 2-1, but the Panthers are battling though Injuries to key players, and a young offense working to define itself.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Scouting Report: Carolina Panthers.
  • Matt Dolloff thumbnails three Panthers with plenty of high-end talent for the Patriots to worry about on both sides of the ball.
  • Sam Quinn (247 Sports) Luke Kuechly admits he held Rob Gronkowski in 2013 matchup.
  • Jeff Howe describes Tom Brady's illogically strong start this season, defying all rationale.
  • Tom E. Curran says Brady takes a licking and keeps on ticking.
  • Mike Reiss points out how the Patriots are flirting with trouble if they don't limit the hits on Tom Brady - who has taken more hits in the first three games than any season in the past decade.
  • Zack Cox Patriots Notes: Bill Belichick knows Pats' offense must fix this glaring weakness - third and short situations.
  • Karen Guregian calls out the ‘woefully bad at the moment’ Patriots defense and says the 'resident masterminds' have been short on solutions.
  • Doug Kyed looks at why the Pats' defense is on pace to be the worst of the Belichick era.
  • Ian Glendon (Cover32) Tom Brady earns back-to-back AFC Player of the Week honors.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Why Tom Brady tells Patriots receivers not to fight for extra yardage.
  • Tyler Sullivan (247 Sports) Tom Brady's book No. 1 on New York Times bestsellers list.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Chad Johnson delivers one-liner about tenure with Patriots.
  • Adam Kurkjian finds that players have mixed responses to whether they would want to learn a CTE diagnosis immediately.



  • Jared Allen ( Get to Know: New England Patriots.
  • Jourdan Rodrigue (Charlotte Observer) What QB Tom Brady will see on tape as he studies the Panthers’ defense this week.
  • Jourdan Rodrigue (Charlotte Observer) Starting cornerback absent as Panthers begin preparations for New England.
  • Bill Voth ( Even after 2013, Bill Belichick loves Luke Kuechly.
  • Joseph Person (Charlotte Observer) Panthers’ Captain Munnerlyn on 11-snap outing Sunday: ‘I didn’t come here for that’.
  • Bill Voth ( Why Captain Munnerlyn barely played against the Saints.
  • Joseph Person and Jourdan Rodrigue (Charlotte Observer) Panthers’ Cam Newton considering protest for Sunday at New England.
  • Coach Interview ( Ron Rivera: "We have to pressure Tom Brady." (12.21 min. video)