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New England Patriots links 10/02/19 - Cleanup on aisle 4; Moving on to Washington

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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NFL: Super Bowl LIII-New England Patriots vs Los Angeles Rams
Kyle Van Noy earns AFC Defensive Player of the Week honors
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  • DJ Bean previews Patriots-Chiefs this week “because the Redskins stink”. /Hahaha.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) First impressions of the Redskins: Redskins opposing QB rating for the team is 111.4 and the team is allowing 63 percent of opposition third-down attempts.
  • Andy Hart sees the Patriots offense still searching for a productive identity.
  • Sean T. McGuire says the good news is, with this defense not needing to rely on its offense, the Patriots have some time to figure it out.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) The Patriots are only scratching the surface with Josh Gordon.
  • Zachary DuPont notes Josh McDaniels isn’t worried about Josh Gordon’s slow start to 2019, “Honestly, I need to do a better job of finding ways to get him the ball.”
  • CBS Boston reminds us Benjamin Watson is rejoining the team after his four-week suspension.
  • Doug Kyed suggests quarterbacks should really stop throwing deep on JC Jackson.
  • Ryan Hannable reports Kyle Van Noy was named AFC Defensive Player of the Week, making it the second straight week, a Patriots player earned a weekly honor.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report from Field Yates that the Patriots are bringing back safety Jordan Richards. /Belichick arrogantly out to prove he can win with anyone.
  • James Simon relays the reactions of fans who not-so-gently suggest they are not fond of safety Jordan Richards’ return to the Patriots.
  • CBS Boston shares a report that the Patriots are working out free agent kickers amid Stephen Gostkowski’s strugles.
  • Mike Reiss tells us Tom Brady has been wearing the same shoulder pads since they were issued to him as a freshman at Michigan in 1995 - before five of his current teammates were born. /Look for NFL to ban them.
  • David Ruiz (LastWordOnSports) AFC Edition: What we know from the first four games.
  • Matthew Geagan notes Andy Dalton calls out a “Filthy Brady” audible during Monday Night Football. How’d it work out? ‘After the change at the line, RB Joe Mixon took a hand off for a five-yard gain. In true Bengals fashion, the drive ended with Dalton fumbling inside the red zone.’
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate shares some first quarter thoughts with Traci McCartney. (31 min.)
  • One Patriots Place podcast: Steve Balestrieri and Thomas Murphy break down the Bills game. (51.38 min.)



  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Report: NFL investigators have not interviewed Antonio Brown.
  • Michelle Williams reports prosecutors in the Robert Kraft case appeal suppression of massage parlor video as evidence.