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New England Patriots links 8/03/22 - Install stall: WRs catching on amidst growing pains on offense

Daily news and links for Wednesday

New England Patriots Training Camp
Tyquan Thornton vs. Justin Bethel in a drill
Photo by John Tlumacki/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Mark Daniels gives us a look at the Pats new offensive system that looks like the offense run by Sean McVay’s Rams
  • Zack Cox shares his observations from Tuesday’s camp: Defense wins the day again; QB report; Player of the day: Christian Barmore; Player of the day: Close call between Tyquan Thornton and Agholor, who both hauled in highlight-reel receptions in receiver/defensive back 1-on-1s; More.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Training camp Day 6 notebook: Defense dominates; WRs dazzle.
  • Alex Barth’s training camp notebook: Linebackers stand out on Day 6.
  • Scott Zolak’s Day 6 thoughts: Ty Montgomery’s roster push.
  • Robert Alvarez (PatsFans) Social media sights and sounds from Day Six of Patriots training camp.
  • Ethan Hurwitz (Patriots Country) Training camp studs/duds Day 6: Christian Barmore dominates.
  • Sara Marshall (MusketFire) Patriots’ offense struggles with new scheme at camp.
  • Dakota Randall highlights how Mac Jones, other Patriots explained the offense’s ugly camp struggles.
  • Zack Cox noticed Mac Jones sported a black compression sleeve on his throwing arm Tuesday, for the first time this summer. Jones explained it wasn’t injury or elbow soreness. he knew he’d be receiving fewer reps and wanted to ensure his arm stayed warm.
  • Matt Dolloff blows the whistle: The Tyquan Thornton hype train is starting to rev up. /Good read. I’m on board.
  • Zack Cox talks up how rookie Tyquan Thornton is standing out at camp.
  • Mike D’Abate (Patriots Country) Bill Belichick believes that Devin Asiasi has “made a good jump.”
  • Dakota Randall wonders if this could finally be the year that Devin Asiasi steps up for the Patriots.
  • Ethan Hurwitz (Patriots Country) Rhamondre Stevenson is projected for a bigger role in his second season.
  • CBS Boston reports Bill Belichick is feeling optimistic about lesser-known LB Jahlani Tavai.
  • Dakota Randall calls attention to under-the-radar DL Henry Anderson who is starting to pop at camp.
  • Dakota Randall notes rookie Marcus Jones looks like the favorite for the open punt returner job. He was a dominant punt returner in college.
  • Alex Reimer relays Ben Volin on an AFC exec that says Patricia has the most unique coaching role in the NFL.
  • Mike Reiss mentions how to Bill Belichick and Patriots leaders, Bill Russell’s impact was felt throughout the organization.
  • Zack Cox says Bill Belichick had a typical response to a question about Tom Brady tampering: ’We’re just trying to have a good training camp here.’


  • Tyler Sullivan (CBS Sports) Patriots training camp Day 6 observations: Mack Wilson shines, Ty Montgomery making case for roster spot. /He’s having a great camp and he can catch too.
  • Ryan Young (Yahoo! Sports) Patriots QB Mac Jones, under Matt Patricia’s new offense, feels ‘shot in the heart’ amid struggles.
  • Bill Belichick believes Patriots’ Gillette Stadium renovations will ‘definitely affect the game.’
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL training camp updates. Patriots: QB Mac Jones capped off his practice with a touchdown throw to receiver Nelson Agholor that sparked an offensive celebration, but Jones acknowledged the defense has had more success through the first six practices of camp.
  • Cody Benjamin (CBS Sports) Top NFL training camp trades of the past 10 years. 2014 Logan Mankins to the Bucs.
  • Marc Ross ( Best team fits for notable remaining NFL free agents. Trey Flowers to Patriots.
  • Cynthia Frelund ( Projecting NFL’s 2022 stat leaders. No Pats.
  • Kevin Patra ( Super Bowl champion Tom Brady turns 45 today.
  • Zach Koons (SI) Jacoby Brissett ‘ready to go’ as Browns starting QB during Deshaun Watson suspension
  • Staff (ESPN) NFL’s best players ever at every defensive position. Kicker/punter: Adam Vinatieri.