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New England Patriots links 8/01/19 - Pats camp, Day 6: Secondary hotter than the metal bleachers

Daily news and links for Thursday

NFL: JUL 28 Patriots Training Camp
DB Keion Crossen covers Phillip Dorsett at camp
Photo by Fred Kfoury III/Icon Sportswire via Getty Images



  • Phil Perry tells us what to watch for at Patriots camp, Day 7: Any sign of Wynn in team work?
  • Andy Hart’s Camp observations, Day 6: N’Keal Harry’s inconsistency continues; The safeties all worked on high-pointing deep interceptions early in practice and struggled to catch the ball; Troy Brown continues to work with the WRs and return men; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Training camp Day 6 observations: Full pads; Sloppy affair for the offense; Jakobi Meyers is having a pretty impressive camp along with Maurice Harris; More.
  • Mark Daniels recaps training camp, Day 6: Not even the sun could rival the Patriots red-hot secondary.
  • Evan Lazar’s Pats Camp Notebook,Day 6: ‘Frustrating’ day for Patriots offense as defense shines; Sony Michel returns to full speed 11-on-11s; More.
  • CBS Boston focuses on N’Keal Harry having an up-and-down day on the practice field on Wednesday.
  • Michael Hurley points out the silver lining from a generally disappointing day on offense - the defense is pretty good.
  • Joy Manning (BostonSportsChick) Patriots camp afterthoughts: Sony Michel was out there running plays with the first group and looking solid; More.
  • Mark Daniels spotlights Dan Skipper, “tall enough to block out the sun,” and continuing his bid for starting left tackle while getting most of the reps at LT so far at camp.
  • Mark Daniels says Stephen Anderson knows he’s is in the mix, in a very uncertain TE depth chart, with the opportunity of a lifetime with the Patriots. He’s hoping his versatility pays off.
  • Ryan Hannable wonders if rookie Damien Harris could be the Patriots’ goal-line back.
  • Chris Grenham notes Maurice Harris has been catching on quickly at camp, and he credits his wife for helping him learn the ‘notoriously difficult’ playbook.
  • Mac Cerullo thinks Keion Crossen has the tools to be the Patriots next special teams star.
  • Mike Reiss reports Brady says he bulked up to better absorb hits.
  • Mark Farinella explains why Tom Brady earned the “Tommy Weight Room” nickname from Julian Edelman.
  • Doug Kyed reports Bill Belichick reveals he hopes Tom Brady sticks around for another few years.
  • Tom E. Curran continues to sniff out tension anywhere it may hide, and senses it surrounding Tom Brady, Mr. Kraft and why he doesn’t have a new deal yet.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Tom Brady talking about his offseason workout with Josh Gordon.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) Examining a Patriots, Trent Williams trade scenario.
  • James Parsons (FanPost) Top 10 teams defeated by Brady-Belichick teams:Here we dissect the best teams that the Belichick-Brady duo took down. I will try to pay homage to their plight as we diabolically watched through the years, as their hearts weakened and broke when pressed up against the might of this generation’s greatest combination”. /I enjoyed this one.
  • Ryan Hannable points out which 5 players finished ahead of Tom Brady in NFL top 100. No. 5 Todd Gurley. /Really? Ahead of Brady?
  • Nick O’Malley mentions that Julian Edelman is now the 36th highest-paid WR in the NFL after Michael Thomas’ deal.
  • Patriots Beat podcast: Mike Petraglia and Alex Barth discuss who the new defensive playcaller will be, some early surprises and more from Patriots training camp. (25 min.)