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New England Patriots links 5/17/23 - Keeping up with the J. Jones’s; Boutte’s upside, Reiff rocks

Daily news and links for Wednesday.

Buffalo Bills (24) Vs. New England Patriots (10) At Gillette Stadium
Jack Jones, Marcus Jones and Jonathan Jones
Photo by Jim Davis/The Boston Globe via Getty Images



  • Tom E. Curran hears from James White about how Bill O’Brien is the perfect man to help the offense get back to the details.
  • Tanner James (AtoZSports) Wide receiver Kayshon Boutte may have more juice than advertised.
  • Dakota Randall does a deep dive on Kayshon Boutte’s college film. Here are our takeaways on the polarizing New England Patriots draft pick.
  • Mark Daniels talks about how Jonathan Jones is ready to lead by example, follow Devin McCourty’s footsteps.
  • Andrew Callahan notes Jonathan Jones was happy the Patriots drafted Christian Gonzalez, a 6-foot-2, 199-pound athletic marvel, who thrived played man and zone in college. “We needed it.”
  • Dakota Randall suggests that if he can get his head on straight, Jack Jones could be a key piece in the Patriots defense for years to come. Jonathan Jones is there to help.
  • Alex Barth points out how Riley Reiff is one of a handful of current tackles on the Pats with experience playing on the left and right side.
  • Chris Mason hears from new Pats veteran Riley Reiff, who has started games on both sides of the line, “Wherever the coaches want me to do it, I’ll do it.”
  • Lou Scataglia (MusketFire) Do the New England Patriots have a better tackle situation than we think?
  • Bri Amaranthus (Patriots Country) Sports Illustrated ranked the 10 best games of the 2023 season and Patriots-Jets is the top game. Pats have not lost to the Jets since 2015, an impressive seven-year, 14-game winning streak.
  • Zolak & Bertrand crew debate which game could be the biggest upset on the Patriots 2023 schedule.
  • Geoff Magliocchetti (Patriots Country) Nice ‘Guys’! Lawrence and Andrea Guy gifted floral bouquets to the 75 other families in the natal intensive care unit at a hospital on Mothers’ Day after the birth of their fourth child.
  • Chris Mason reports the Patriots will be closing out their preseason in Nashville, a terrific roadtrip destination.
  • Doug Kyed reports the Patriots have added a second woman to their scouting staff, hiring Princeton director of football operations Maya Ana Callender as a scouting assistant
  • Chris Mason notes that newly-signed Dolphin Isaiah Wynn says it’s “going to be fun playing against” the Patriots twice a year.
  • Nick O’Malley highlights Julian Edelman’s interview with Kevin Hart on how Edelman and Wes Welker were ‘cool’ but always had ‘a little something’ between them.
  • Locked On Patriots podcast: Mike and Murph predict the outcome of the 2023 season slate, the fate of the Pats running backs, and more on Mailbag Monday. (44 min.)