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New England Patriots links 8/12/19 - Final two days of open training camp as Pats prep for Titans

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New England Patriots v Detroit Lions
DT Mike Pennel Jr. isn’t sure he heard that correctly
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  • Mike Reiss shares some quick-hit weekend thoughts: Teammates pulling for Josh Gordon beyond football; Final [thoughtful] word on Brady’s contract; Quick facts on Jakobi Meyers; More.
  • Ryan Hannable’s Sunday 7: Do Tom Brady’s contract negotiations, offseason spending indicate shift in Patriots’ philosophy?
  • Tom E. Curran’s Sunday Notes: The Tom Brady endgame clashes with Bill Belichick’s football philosophy; The Titans could give the Patriots a stiffer challenge this week both in Nashville during joint practices and in next Saturday night’s game; More.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Sunday Patriots news, AFC East notes: Belichick doesn’t use new coach’s challenge on DPI; Winovich, unlike Samson may get to keep his hair; More.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Tom Brady’s morning call-in to WEEI, discussing his new contract and the no franchise tag part. Brady also explains we shouldn’t “read into” his house being on the market.
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Patriots pass rush dominates preseason opener.
  • Zack Cox reviews the Patriots roster battles to see who has the edge after the first week of preseason?
  • Mike Petraglia gives the Patriots a strong passing grade in the preseason opener.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Lions Film Review: Jarrett Stidham better than numbers indicate.
  • Evan Lazar’s Film Review: QB Jarrett Stidham flashes potential in preseason debut.
  • Ryan Hannable tells us Bill Belichick’s assessment of Jarrett Stidham’s NFL debut.
  • Hayden Bird relays what the experts had to say about Jarrett Stidham’s Patriots debut.
  • Isaiah Houde (PatriotsWire) Bill Belichick details areas of improvement for second-year WR Braxton Berrios.
  • Matt Dolloff thinks it’s time to accept that the Patriots’ wide receivers this year are leaps and bounds ahead of the dumpster fire that was 2018.
  • Chad Finn addresses the latest Sports Q: Will Jakobi Meyers be a contributor to the Patriots this year?
  • Mike Reiss believes Jamie Collins could be Chung 2.0 -- an example of a player who fell out of favor in his first stint with the team but returns with a fresh slate and becomes a key cog.
  • CBS Boston tells Patriots fans to take a deep breath. It appears as though N’Keal Harry is going to be OK.
  • Michael Hurley points out how rookies Winovich, Stidham and Meyers all made sure to sound like they’ve been working for Bill Belichick for years.
  • Evan Lazar spent the last week talking to the offensive line about playing for coach Dante Scarnecchia. ‘Here’s what I found out. Starts with respect, history and repetition.’
  • Alex Barth wusses out with the “it’s still too early to crown anybody as a future Patriots Hall Of Famer or the next big draft bust” disclaimer, but goes on record with a 53-man roster projection.
  • Phil Perry takes his latest crack at projecting the 53-man roster: Youth movement at receiver?
  • Doug Kyed gives us his 53-man roster locks, including just 26 veteran players, six rookies.
  • WEEI shakes it all up with its newest 53-man roster projection.
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) 2019 AFC East breakdown by position: The offense and the defense.
  • Ryan Hannable relays Jay Glazer explaining how Josh Gordon can get reinstated by NFL.
  • Dale Lavine (LastWordOnSports) Patriots games in 2019: Easiest and most difficult.
  • Michael Hurley is baffled by the criticism to a very proper application of the NFL’s new rule that allows coaches to challenge plays where pass interference may have been missed.
  • CBS Boston reports Gillette Stadium is offering a free parking option during Patriots games in effort to ease traffic.
  • Mike D’Abate (Megaphone) Locked On Patriots, daily podcast: Pats-Lions recap; Guest Thomas Murphy. (25 min.) /Worth a listen.


  • Andy Benoit (SI) Team previews: Expect business as usual for Tom Brady and the Patriots this season.
  • John Breech (CBS Sports) Five bold Patriots predictions for 2019 NFL season: No Super Bowl, but watch out for Gronk’s return. /He’s batting 0-for-2 so far...
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Jarrett Stidham looks good in Patriots debut. “With Brady already old and effectively on a one-year contract, the future is a very real consideration for them this preseason.”
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Jakobi Meyers boosts his stock in preseason debut.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick mum on whether Jerod Mayo is calling defensive plays.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Tom Brady: Don’t read anything into putting my house on market.
  • Albert Breer (SI) Monday Morning QB: Antonio Brown’s helmet drama is exactly what Jon Gruden and the Raiders bargained for.
  • Peter King (ProFootballTalk) FMIA: Sense has to prevail in Antonio Brown’s unsafe helmet gripe. Right?
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Lamar Jackson already looks much different from last year, rookies impress and more from Jags-Ravens.
  • MMQB Staff (SI) Insights, takeaways and observations from Thursday’s NFL preseason Week 1 games.
  • Doug Farrar (TouchdownWire) 11 things we learned from the first week of the 2019 NFL preseason. 1. The Chiefs are more terrifying than ever. No Pats.
  • Robert Mays (The Ringer) The NFL’s great Sean McVay experiment and the age of the coaching wunderkind: Nearly half of the league’s teams enter this season with new play-callers as they try to replicate the Rams’ offensive magic.
  • Darin Gantt (ProFootballTalk) Andrew Luck still not ready to return to practice.
  • Will Brinson (CBS Sports) 2019 NFL Predictions: Five potential breakout defensive teams. No Pats.
  • Chris Roling (Bleacher Report) NFL teams ready to make a huge leap in 2019. No AFC East.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Five NFL trades we want to see before Week 1. No Pats.
  • Barry Werner (TouchdownWire) 13 dream potential Super Bowl matchups.
  • Dave Archibald (InsideThePylon) Glossary Entry: Voidable year.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) In 16 Week One preseason games, there were 16 pass interference replay reviews.