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, and start with an early morning football fix before you start your grilling this Memorial Day. The links begin after the jump…
- Yesterday, I broke down ILB Gary Guyton’s INT returned for a TD Week 1 against the Cincinnati Bengals as part of a review of the Patriots’ most memorable touchdowns of 2010. Later today, I’ll break down TE Rob Gronkowski’s first career catch/TD against the Bengals, also from Week 1.
- Saturday was the four-year anniversary of Marquise Hill’s tragic death due to drowning. Hill was a defensive lineman on the Pats. The Pats maintain a tribute to Hill in their locker room, and ESPN Boston’s Mike Reiss has a touching story remembering Marquise Hill.
- Count Patriots CB Leigh Bodden among those upset with the new “Steelers Rule” passed by the NFL a few days ago.
The holiday weekend combined with the lockout leaves slim pickings for links. Take the time today to remember those who have given their lives for our freedoms.