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New England Patriots links 10/29/19 - Trade deadline: No need to screw around, just tighten things up

Daily news & links for Tuesday

NFL: Cleveland Browns at New England Patriots
Making sure Phillip Dorsett gets some love
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  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Browns Film Review: Tom Brady-Julian Edelman connection on display.
  • Matt Dolloff’s The Package Report: Patriots spread it out more than ever in Mohamed Sanu’s debut
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: Tom Brady still displays Hall of Fame form on a weekly basis; The defense gave up a touchdown. It was nothing short of shocking; More.
  • Jerry Thornton shares his knee-jerk reactions to Patriots-Browns: Given the roster turnover on this unit over the past two months, what Josh McDaniels and Tom Brady are getting out it is nothing short of a miracle; More.
  • Chad Finn thinks 27 thoughts on the Pats win over the Browns: The defense was hellacious, especially early on, scoring the first TD of the game; More.
  • Tom E. Curran issues his Pats-Browns preview-review: As expected, the Patriots took care of business against the Browns but there are still several areas to clean up going forward.
  • Dave Brown writes how Browns Nick Chubb ran wild for 131 yards to help the Patriots beat the Browns. “Many observers of the 2018 draft believe that the Browns’ star running back could have helped the Patriots become a winning team, and on Sunday the sofa scouts were proven right.”
  • Matt Dolloff notes that despite killer turnovers, the Browns gave the Patriots defense some things to tighten up.
  • Mac Cerullo addresses Sony Michel’s sophomore slump and the acknowledgement of his struggles by Ivan Fears, who believes improvement will come.
  • Doug Kyed reports the Patriots coaches know they have an issue with their rushing attack, and they also sound optimistic that their issues can be resolved.
  • Doug Kyed says it’s amazing it took so long for Mohamed Sanu to find his way onto the Patriots.
  • Evan Lazar hears from WR coach Joe Judge with an update on N’Keal Harry: “He missed a lot of ball from training camp till just recently got back on the field, so there’s a lot of things he had to rework to get back in the flow of things,”
  • Andy Hart offers a Pats stats check-in at the mid-season point.
  • Dakota Randall compares the Patriots and 49ers to determine which defense is better. The 49ers have allowed the fewest yards, but New England has allowed the fewest points in the league at 61. “The Patriots simply hold the edge in too many areas.”
  • Nick O’Malley offers up the Patriots’ message to critics of their weak schedule: ‘There’s opinions and there’s truth;’ truth is, they’re 8-0. /Amen.
  • Matt Vautour talks about the Patriots’ kicking woes: Mike Nugent is 5-for-8 on field goals in four games for New England.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Tom Brady still wants to play until age 45. /But, but... the tensions! Belichick wants to win without him. He HATES Belichick. He SLAMMED Kraft in the video. He’s selling his HOUSE!
  • Zack Cox notes Tom Brady doesn’t know why everyone keeps talking about his future, “none of it’s brought on by the things I’ve said.”
  • Michael Hurley points out how another Chiefs loss makes the Patriots’ road to the AFC’s top spot even smoother.
  • Matt Vautour point out the Patriots lead the AFC by two games, and the East by 2.5 after eight games.
  • Nick O’Malley issues his Patriots-Browns Report Cards: Defense gets extra recess, Offense has to clean the erasers after class.
  • Mike Reiss notes Jarrett Stidham enjoys learning behind scenes with Tom Brady.
  • Mike Reiss highlights Bill Belichick in his weekly interview with WEEI, leaving the door open to coach into his 70s. “Now that I’m closer to that age, I don’t know.”
  • Nick Goss NFL rumors: 49ers had interest in Mohamed Sanu before trade to Patriots.
  • Nick Goss takes a look at five of the most impactful trade deadline moves in Patriots history.
  • Ty Anderson passes along a report that the Redskins are now open to trading LT Trent Williams.
  • CBS Boston NFL Trade Rumors: Bucs want ‘substantial offer’ for tight end O.J. Howard.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate discusses the Patriots victory over the Browns. (20 min.)