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New England Patriots links 11/04/20 - Patriots still playing in 2020; No fire sale, no white flag

Daily news and links for Wednesday

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Joe Thuney still a Patriot after trade deadline; Pats weren’t giving him away for less than he’s worth
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TEAM TALK

  • Game Preview: Patriots at Jets. Series history, scouting the matchups, tale of the tape.
  • Broadcast Information: Patriots-Jets on Monday Night Football.
  • Transactions: Patriots acquire WR Isaiah Ford in a trade with Miami; Announce additional roster moves.
  • Mike Dussault analyzes the Patriots trade with Miami for WR Isaiah Ford. ”Ford is a tall slot target, a big area of need without Edelman or Harry. Ford should immediately join Damiere Byrd and Jakobi Meyers as the top receiving options.”
  • Mike Dussault’s Unfiltered Notebook 11/3: McDaniels finds pieces to build on, hoping to pull together Cam Newton’s progress with Jakobi Meyers’ emergence and Isaiah Ford’s arrival, along with the effective running of Damien Harris, to elevate the Patriots offense to a new level; Pats pick up DT Isaiah Mack; More.
  • Paul Perillo’s Week 9 NFL Notes: Brian Flores makes the right move to hand the reins to rookie Tua Tagovailoa; More.
  • Press Conference Transcript: Bill Belichick.
  • Press Conferences: Bill Belichick (14 min. video) - Josh McDaniels (17 min. video) - Cameron Achord (9 min. video) - Steve Belichick (9 min. video).
  • Week 9 Preview: Patriots at Jets. (3 min. video)

LOCAL LINKS

NATIONAL NEWS

  • Cameron Wolfe (ESPN) Miami Dolphins trade WR Isaiah Ford to New England Patriots.
  • Dan Graziano (ESPN) NFL trade deadline winners and losers. Loser: Stephon Gilmore. “Now he has to slug out this rebuilding year in Foxborough and hope the Patriots do right by him down the road — either with an extension or an offseason trade.”
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) NFL trade deadline winners and losers. Loser: Patriots. “this was the rare occasion where New England would’ve been right to sell off assets. An aging Stephon Gilmore? If just a single first-rounder was offered, they should’ve given it long and hard consideration. And how about Joe Thuney? They couldn’t have sold their veteran lineman, who’s due to hit free agency after playing under the franchise tag, to a needy contender?” /Pats were right not to give any assets away for less than they’re worth.
  • Gregg Rosenthal (NFL.com) Debrief: Winners (and one loser) from Week 8, trade deadline.
  • Jason La Canfora (CBS Sports) NFL insider notes: Two D-linemen who deserve more credit, one Giant QB problem, and don’t blame Cam Newton.
  • Danny Heifetz (The Ringer) The questions that will define each NFL division race.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Bill Belichick’s salary-cap excuse is a weak one.
  • David Carr (NFL.com) Offensive player rankings, Week 9.
  • Kevin Seifert (ESPN) NFL quarterback midseason awards: Best and worst signal-callers, top rookies, amazing throws, most turnover-prone.
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Season-ending surgery an option for Jimmy Garoppolo.
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) Has Jimmy Garoppolo taken his last snap with the 49ers?
  • Tory Z. Roy (ESPN) Wash, rinse and repeat: NFL players still swap jerseys, but it’s different in 2020 amid COVID-19.