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New England Patriots links 8/16/19 - Patriots-Titans bring the heat at joint practice

Daily news and links for Friday

New England Patriots Practice
WR Ryan Davis
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  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 9 Patriots to watch during preseason Week 2 against Titans.
  • Phil Perry picks five Patriots he thinks we’ll be talking about after the game.
  • Tom E. Curran sends another Postcard from Camp: QB Marcus Mariota will be very happy when the Patriots defense gets the hell out of town; Tom Brady — throwing to Gunner, Braxton, Dontrelle and Jakobi — put the Tennessee defense through the wood-chipper. A good Tennessee defense; More.
  • Ryan Hannable shares his camp observations, Day 15: Tempers flare; Isaiah Wynn participated a little more than he did on Wednesday and held up fine; Brady had one of his best practices of the summer; More.
  • Doug Kyed posts his Pats-Titans practice observations: The two teams got into frequent shoving matches in the heat; Gunner saw some reps at … gunner; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Pats Camp Notebook: Patriots defense ends camp with strong showing; More.
  • Zack Cox highlights eleven things we learned from Pats-Titans joint practices: 1. Patriots are in rough shape at receiver.
  • Ryan Hannable posts some photos from Day 2 of Patriots-Titans joint practices.
  • Ryan Hannable points out the scuffle at Thursday’s practice, and it wasn’t the only time tempers flared.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) As more Patriots WRs go down, it is opportunity time for the remainder.
  • Ryan Hannable notes Tom Brady addressing the WR position depleted by injuries.
  • Doug Kyed mentions how impressed Malcolm Butler was with the Patriots’ no-name rookie wide receivers.
  • Doug Kyed addresses his Friday Patriots Mailbag: Should New England attempt to trade for receiver help?
  • Staff (FullPressCoverage) Unseating the Patriots: Can it happen? “The clear and obvious choice for a lot of people, the Chiefs will likely be many folks choice to represent the AFC in the Super Bowl.”
  • David Latham (LastWordOnSports) A Brian Hoyer trade makes sense for Patriots, Eagles.
  • Mike D’Abate (FullPressCoverage) Profiles in Full Press Coverage: Jaspinder Singh defines the measure of a fan.
  • Michael McMahon notes Brian Flores reveals one simple lesson he learned from Bill Belichick: Put the team first.
  • Andrew Callahan notes Malcolm Butler jokes about his benching in Super Bowl LII, says he has no regrets about Patriots split.
  • Devon Clements (PatriotsWire) Tom Brady says he’s ‘never’ coaching once he retires.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Tom Brady, Logan Ryan show each other love on Instagram.
  • Darren Hartwell relays Derrick Mason explaining why the spat he had with Bill Belichick in 2009 should have never happened.
  • Mike D’Abate - Locked-On Patriots daily podcast: Matthew Slater, always there. (20 min.)


  • Dan Schneier (CBS Sports) Rich Gannon: Tom Brady is not slowing down, has coaches reconsidering training methods.
  • Turon Davenport (ESPN) Mike Vrabel’s practice philosophy naturally mirrors the Patriot way.
  • Logan Reardon ( Mike Vrabel downplays Titans-Pats practice skirmish.
  • Conor Orr (SI) Morning Huddle: Murray, Haskins, Jackson and more: Takeaways from Thursday’s preseason games.
  • Logan Reardon ( What to watch for in early Week 2 preseason games. Patriots: Jarrett Stidham and Jakobi Meyers - two players that casual fans didn’t know about before last week.
  • Around the NFL ( What we learned from Thursday’s preseason games.
  • Andy Benoit (SI) Team Previews: DeSean Jackson adds value to the Eagles’ downfield passing attack. /Pats face Eagles in Week 11.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) We salute you, founding fathers of the NFL’s analytics movement.