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New England Patriots links 9/10/19 - Breaking down Sunday’s win: Dominance in all three phases

Daily news and links for Tuesday

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Pittsburgh Steelers v New England Patriots
Phillip Dorsett will not be ignored
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  • Patriots sign WR Antonio Brown; announce additional moves: Released TE Lance Kendricks and DB Obi Melifonwu; Also released TE Stephen Anderson from the practice squad.
  • Mike Dussault breaks down the Patriots-Steelers film, quarter-by-quarter: The Patriots offense came out testing their power run game, with 5 of their first 6 plays coming with two running backs.
  • Mike Dussault’s Unfiltered Notebook 9/9: Antonio Brown officially in as Pats open roster spot; More.
  • Patriots deliver strong local and national ratings to kick off 2019 season.
  • WEEI Patriots Monday: Tom Brady (16.34 min.) - James White (10.25 min.) - Duron Harmon (12.23 min.) - Bill Belichick (17.03 min.)
  • Locker Room celebration following the Week 1 win. (1.27 min. video)
  • Full banner ceremony: Patriots reveal their sixth Super Bowl banner in front of fans at Gillette Stadium. Plus, Boston band Godsmack gets the crowd fired up. (12.47 min. video)


  • Dave Brown fears that the Patriots may finally have squandered their ability to make you doubt them.
  • Doug Kyed’s Patriots-Steelers Film Review: Is Josh Gordon replacing Rob Gronkowski?
  • Evan Lazar’s Week 1 Film Review: Examining Isaiah Wynn’s first career regular-season start.
  • Evan Lazar’s Advanced Stats Report: Tom Brady’s deep ball paces Patriots past Steelers.
  • Tom E. Curran revisits his Patriots vs Steelers preview to see what he got right and where he went wrong.
  • Michael Hurley serves up some still-warm leftover Patriots thoughts: Tom Brady can still zing it, Mike Tomlin, Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers are all tremendous losers, and more.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Six thoughts from Sunday night’s win. 1) With or without Antonio Brown, Tom Brady certainly didn’t show any signs of a drop off to kickoff the season after putting together an impressive outing.
  • Tyler Sullivan writes how in a fitting tribute to their Super Bowl LIII victory, the defense flashed elite potential, allowing only 3 points and suffocating the Steelers Sunday night.
  • Matthew Geagan explains why he believes the Patriots defense should be just as dominant in the coming weeks as they were against the Steelers.
  • Zack Cox reports Gunner Olszewski happily sacrificed his face for the Patriots in his NFL debut, staying in the game after breaking his nose.
  • Ryan Hannable passes along a report that Marcus Cannon will miss time, but his injury is not expected to be a long-term issue.
  • Doug Kyed NFL Rumors: Here’s how Antonio Brown is fitting under the Patriots’ salary cap.
  • Ian Logue (PatsFans) Win over Steelers proves Antonio Brown needs the Patriots more than they need him.
  • Andy Hart highlights WEEI guest Bill Belichick who is ‘glad to have’ Antonio Brown, “We feel good about every player we add to our team otherwise we wouldn’t add him to our team,” /Most painfully awkward radio that exists.
  • Mike Reiss reports Tom Brady met with Antonio Brown yesterday, says there’s plenty of work ahead.
  • Kevin McNamara hears from the players and finds them willing to give Antonio Brown a chance.
  • Adam London mentions how Twitter really can’t believe the high-powered Patriots are adding Antonio Brown.
  • Steve Balestrieri (PatsFans) Week 1 Report Card: All systems go in blowout win over the Steelers.
  • Phil Perry issues his Week 1 Report Card: Patriots pass first test of season.
  • Andy Gresh grades the Patriots after Week 1: Nearly everyone brought their A games.
  • Locked-On Patriots podcast: Mike D’Abate recaps Patriots-Steelers and hits on the Antonio Brown acquisition. (24 min.)



  • Rodger Sherman (The Ringer) Conspiracy corner: Was Antonio Brown’s Patriots signing part of an NFL long con for the ages? “It was never proved that anything fishy happened between Blount and the Patriots.” But let’s assume that there was anyway.
  • Tyler Conway (Bleacher Report) King: NFL doesn’t plan to investigate Antonio Brown’s behavior, Patriots signing. /were people serious about this?
  • Timothy Rapp (Bleacher Report) Rosenhaus ways there was no scheme to get Antonio Brown from Raiders to Patriots.
  • Sacha Pisani (Sporting News) Jerry Rice says Antonio Brown planned Patriots move: ‘We all got played’.
  • Staff (ESPN) Videographer: AB got OK from Gruden to post call.
  • Marc Fortier reports that a man who hates the Patriots is facing charges that he threatened a shooting at Gillette Stadium, according to East Providence police.