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New England Patriots links 9/12/19 - Pats’ biggest Week 2 challenge not Flores or Dolphins, it’s Miami

Daily news and links for Thursday

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Pittsburgh Steelers v New England Patriots
CB Jonathan Jones earns PFF Week 1 team of the week honors
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  • Andy Benoit (SI) Deep Dive: Steelers’ weaknesses on both sides of the ball exposed in loss to Patriots; New England’s new look; More.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Another new team, another new helmet for Antonio Brown.
  • Cameron Filipe (FootallZebras) Week 2 referee assignments. Patriots at Dolphins: Bill Vinovich.
  • Ben Cooper (Pro Football Focus) 20 PFF stats to know after Week 1.
  • Kevin Clark (The Ringer) How to have a plan in the NFL—and not mess it up.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Offensive holding fouls up nearly 30 percent in Week One.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) Biggest Week 2 injury questions for all 32 NFL teams: Intel on Mosley, Mixon, Mahomes and more.
  • Cameron Wolfe (ESPN) Why daunting Dolphins rebuild will be done The Brian Flores way.
  • Curtis Crabtree (ProFootballTalk) Donte Moncrief looking for redemption after “worst game ever”. /Heh.


  • Mac Cerullo talks about how the Patriots face tough choices as the Antonio Brown’s story takes a dark turn.
  • Adam H. Beasley and David Ovalle (Miami Herald) The latest on the Antonio Brown situation, with clarity from local law enforcement.
  • Tom E. Curran understands “that if there was a criminal complaint against Brown, he wouldn’t be a Patriot right now. But there’s not. It’s a civil complaint that Brown is fighting and denying. Belichick is willing to live with the embarrassment of it otherwise Brown wouldn’t be on the practice field. n a vacuum, that’s as it ought to be. Due process should be sacred. Every case – no matter how big a knucklehead the accused may be – deserves to be evaluated on its merits.”
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Will Antonio Brown play on Sunday?
  • John Zannis says the question is, when did the Patriots first learn of Antonio Brown allegations?
  • Torrey Hart (Yahoo! Sports) ‘Things that don’t involve me, don’t involve me’: Tom Brady won’t talk Antonio Brown.
  • Clair McNear (The Ringer) Antonio Brown, Bill Belichick, and the problem with focusing on football.
  • NESN notes Bill Belichick has been ‘banned’ from an Indiana radio show until he shows ‘integrity’. /lols.
  • Tadd Haislop (Sporting News) Antonio Brown lawsuit: What to know about rape accusation by former trainer, how NFL, Patriots will proceed.
  • Charles Robinson (Yahoo! Sports) NFL prefers to move ‘quickly’ on whether or not to put Antonio Brown on commish exempt list.
  • Lorenzo Reyes and Mike Jones (USA Today) NFL to discuss Antonio Brown options; commissioner’s exempt list could be in play for Patriots WR.
  • Jarrett Bell (USA Today) Opinion: Make the right call, Roger Goodell — sideline Antonio Brown during investigation.
  • Terez Paylor (Yahoo! Sports) NFL’s Antonio Brown crisis has a familiar ugly theme.
  • Nancy Armour (USA Today) Opinion: Antonio Brown is becoming the worst thing to happen to NFL’s 100th season.
  • Report (AP) Ex-NFL QB Mallett arrested on suspicion of DWI. /Sad.