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New England Patriots links 8/26/21 - Pats-Giants joint practices: Fight to the finish

Daily news and links for Thursday

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David Andrews sets the tone
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  • Mike D’Abate (PatriotMaven) Mac in the New York groove: Observations from Pats-Giants joint practices, Day One. Henry, Meyers looking sharp; Keeping up with the ‘other Jones’; More.
  • Evan Lazar’s Notebook: Mac Jones has statement day against Giants defense; Sony Michel trade fallout: Uptick in reps for Rhamondre Stevenson; Pats defensive front confuses Giants O-line, QB Daniel Jones; More.
  • Zack Cox gives us his joint practice observations: Mac Jones dazzles vs. Giants.
  • Ryan Hannable posts his joint practice observations from Wednesday: Mac Jones has best day of summer; The session was very competitive and lasted upwards of two hours in hot and humid conditions; Overall, the Patriots clearly won the day on both sides of the ball; More.
  • Andrew Callahan takes us inside Mac Jones’ best practice yet: Cam Newton picked the wrong time to miss practice; Play of the Day: Jakobi Meyers sets up a TD; More.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) Instant observations from Patriots’ 1st joint practice with Giants. The top takeaway: Mac Jones looks very comfortable in hurry-up situations.
  • Karen Guregian explains how Mac Jones is making it almost impossible to stick with Cam Newton.
  • Tom E. Curran feels Mac Jones should be the starting QB. “There’s no on-field reason for Cam Newton to ever take a meaningful, regular-season snap for the Patriots while Mac Jones is upright and able.”
  • Dakota Randall reports on the massive fight that apparently broke out Wednesday morning during joint practice.
  • Logan Mullen finds “this has become somewhat of a trend for the Giants. They’ve fought each other, the Cleveland Browns and now the Patriots this preseason.” David Andrews says they were talking baseball before the brawl.
  • Patriots Beat podcast: Evan Lazar and Alex Barth recap Day 1 of joint practice between the Patriots and the Giants. (61 min. video)
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Best of social media: Day 1 of Patriots joint practices with the Giants.
  • Sean T. McGuire hears from James White on what has stood out about Mac Jones, who has continued to impress a number of teammates.
  • Zack Cox explains why the terms changed in the Sony Michel trade.
  • Ryan Hannable explains why the Patriots are taking a risk by trading away Sony Michel.
  • Ryan Hannable highlights Adam Schefter on how the Sony Michel trade went down. He also said the Patriots turned down offers from other teams.
  • Zack Cox relays players’ reactions to the Sony Michel trade to the Rams.
  • Andy Hart picks one word to sum up Sony Michel’s Pats career: Disappointment. /’Eesh... Such a ray of sunshine.
  • Laurie Fitzpatrick (PatriotsWire) Rhamondre Stevenson fits perfectly within Patriots power run scheme.
  • Murph (E2GSports) Patriots hit paydirt with Matt Judon.
  • Andy Hart helps us meet world-famous Patriots fullback Jakob Johnson.
  • Henry McKenna (PatriotsWire) 32 potential trade targets, one from every NFL team. Patriots: N’Keal Harry.
  • Tom Giles assesses Bill Belichick’s Coach of the Year odds.