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New England Patriots links 7/15/19 - Brady NFL best % passes completed 10+ yards downfield, most attempts

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  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Tom Brady among the best deep ball passers in football. /Brady trolls: ‘Not hard when the magical system schemes every receiver wide open’.
  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Braxton Berrios gets early jump on quest for WR spot; More. /Good back-from-vacation read.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Brady NFL best at throws 10+ yards downfield: Not only did Brady have the best percentage of passes completed of 10+ yards downfield, he attempted the most in the past three seasons. /Hey trolls! Read this!
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Bold Patriots predictions for 2019. 1. Damien Harris will contribute most at RB.
  • Mike Dussault (PatsPropaganda) Pats Posits: 10 days to go.
  • Ryan Hannable calls attention to how some people lose the passion for what they do as the years go by, but not Tom Brady. He’s as excited as ever for the 2019 season.
  • Tom E. Curran tosses out another Great Patriots Debates: Which draft class is the best in Patriots history?
  • Logan Mullen writes that a closer look at the numbers debunks the loudest two arguments from Tom Brady detractors, that he’s: 1: A cheater 2: Only throws checkdowns and let’s his receivers do all the work. But he includes this sentence: “While there might be some merit in those arguments...” /WTF dude? No merit.
  • Jerry Thornton (Barstool Sports) Busting Myths: The idea the Patriots’ lack of fumbles was due to under-inflated footballs was a total lie.
  • Sean T. McGuire (PatriotsWire) ESPN: Patriots’ offensive arsenal earns top-10 grade heading into 2019 season.
  • Evan Lazar previews the Patriots roster position by position: Quarterbacks.
  • Andy Hart previews the tight end competition for training camp: Life after Gronk.
  • Andy Hart previews the wide receiver competition: Edelman, Harry must shine.
  • Nick O’Malley notes WR N’Keal Harry begs Tom Brady and his teammates to not give him a rookie haircut: ‘I’ll do anything’. /Didn’t Laurence Marowni end up with his eyebrows shaved?
  • Sierra Goodwill and Evan Lazar talk about the concerns & praises surrounding WR N’Keal Harry. (2.54 min. video)
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Patriots 2019 Training Camp guide: Running backs.
  • Jacob Camenker finds Isaiah Wynn staying positive as he returns from season-ending Achilles injury.
  • Adam London says it’s ‘tough to knock’ ESPN’s Mike Clay, who is expecting Sony Michel to be a fantasy bust this season.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Julian Edelman explains why he didn’t think Patriots would draft him.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Jimmy Garoppolo on learning from Tom Brady and working his way back from a torn ACL.
  • Matt Vautour mentions that ex-Patriot Jeremy Hill is close to healthy and hoping for a training camp invitation.


  • Robert Klemko (SI) Guest Monday Morning QB: How one agent is working to strengthen diversity in the NFL’s head coaching ranks; More.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: Peyton Manning (remember him?) quarterbacks new TV series, mulls long-term life after football; More.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: Why Melvin Gordon faces an uphill climb to get the contract he wants.
  • Scott Barrett (Pro Football Focus) Which positions do the quarterbacks target most often?
  • Chris Wesseling ( NFL’s deepest position groups in 2019: Ravens secondary on top. No Pats. /Ha.
  • Bucky Brooks ( Ranking defensive triplets; a growing trend in NFL team-building. No Pats. /Haha.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) Jimmy Garoppolo is ready to return to action: He talks about what he learned playing behind Tom Brady; More.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT 2019 storyline No. 12: Will Carson Wentz stay healthy?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT 2019 storyline No. 11: After a year off, what will Le’Veon Bell do?
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) PFT 2019 storyline No. 10: How will expanded replay review for PI affect the game?
  • Eric Edholm (Yahoo! Sports) Report: NFL owners pitch 18-game schedule, but with players restricted to 16 games. /Booo!
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) The fans seem to want to stick with 16 games.
  • Cameron Wolfe (ESPN) DeMaurice Smith: 18 NFL games not in players’ best interest.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Packers CEO Mark Murphy supports a 17 games regular-season compromise.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) On push for 18 games, Goodell points to strides in making the game safer. /Two words: Puh. Leeze.
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Tony Corrente: Expanding replay to include PI opens “new box”. “The concern is, of course, looking at video replay in super slow motion. I’m sorry to say this, [but] we found out during the tuck play way back with New England and Oakland years and years ago, that at some point, you can stop any play and make it what you want to make it.”
  • Charean Williams (ProFootballTalk) Al Riveron on expanded replay for pass interference: Let’s get it right.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Aaron Rodgers: Replay review for pass interference may help the defenses more than offenses.
  • Mark Chichester (Pro Football Focus) The 2018 NFL season: The year of the pass-blocking right tackle.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Top 10 kickers and punters in NFL. Stephen Gostkowski 6th.
  • Michael Shapiro (SI) Identifying the best 2020 NFL draft prospects at each position.