Good morning! The First Shot provides you with a healthy helping of links to the top Patriots-related stories around the internet to get your day started. Enjoy your breakfast, your coffee, put off your work (just keep an eye out for the boss), and get your early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Respected personnel-man of the Baltimore Ravens, Ozzie Newsome, discusses what he learned about scouting from Bill Belichick.
- NFL.com’s Vic Carucci discusses the different paths the Patriots and the Colts have taken in planning for the future at the QB position.
- The Oakland Raiders are mighty pleased with former Patriot Richard Seymour. They are counting Seymour as their first-round pick of the 2011 NFL Draft because they gave up their pick to New England to acquire Seymour. The Pats used that pick to select OT Nate Solder.
- Yet another way-too-early (right?) NFL mock draft has been posted for the 2012 NFL Draft by Andrew Perloff of SI.com. He both of the Patriots’ picks occurring in the 20’s, though the Pats don’t make it to the Super Bowl in his projection.