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New England Patriots links 10/04/23 - Moving on to the Saints

Daily news and links for Wednesday.

New England Patriots v Green Bay Packers
Keion White
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Bring on Week 5! If I didn’t have so many people in my house last Sunday I would have moved on at halftime. But diehard fans tend to stay and suffer the bad as well as cheering on the good.

Today it’s officially Saints week. Players return to practice, the game plan gets introduced and the page has been mentally turned. By this time the staff has determined what they got wrong, where they need to coach up to raise the level of execution (awareness of the the first-down marker perhaps?) to where it needs to be, and how the weak spots can be shored up - because the Saints’ staff has analyzed that same film.

The injuries to key players Christian Gonzalez and Matt Judon certainly don’t help. It will be interesting to see more of Keion White and if he can supply the same punch - albeit without the cheery demeanor as Judon.


  • Game Preview: Saints at Patriots. Series history, scouting the matchups, tale of the tape.
  • Paul Perillo tackles this week’s Patriots Mailbag: Exploring WR options and more?
  • Paul Perillo’s NFL Notes: Same old story for Patriots as the team continues to be marred by mistakes and falling into early holes.
  • Alexandra Francisco reports Gillette Stadium Lighthouse’s 360-degree observation deck now open to public.
  • Press Conferences: Bill O’Brien - Cam Achord - Jerod Mayo.
  • Patriots Unfiltered: Takeaways from loss to Cowboys, Gonzalez/Judon injuries and who steps up; more. (2 hours)



  • Kevin Patra ( Patriots OC Bill O’Brien: QB Mac Jones’ struggles versus Cowboys were ‘uncharacteristic’.
  • NFL Nation (ESPN) NFL quarterback questions: Reporters on concerns, hot starts. What are the Patriots doing to help Mac Jones’ issues when under pressure?
  • Josh Alper (ProFootballTalk) Mac Jones: I believe in myself, I will show that I can do the job.
  • Sports (Yahoo! Sports) Would the Patriots really push Bill Belichick out? There’s no playbook for breaking up with a legend. /No byline to this article, lol.
  • Michael David Smith (ProFootballTalk) Matthew Judon set for bicep surgery Wednesday, unsure whether he’ll return this season.
  • Matt Johnson (SportsNaut) NFL coaching hot seat: Seat getting warm for Josh McDaniels, Bill Belichick after Wk 4.
  • Michael Rosenberg (SI) NFL owners need to evaluate head coaches based on who they are.
  • Gilberto Manzano (SI) NFL Week 4 coaching decisions: Three we liked and three we didn’t.
  • Adam Schein ( NFL contenders or pretenders? Upstart Texans and frisky Rams legit; Jordan Love-led Packers ain’t it
  • Mike Florio (ProFootballTalk) ESPN doesn’t release audience numbers for ESPN+ game (again).