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 the last day of the weekend off right with an early morning football fix. The links begin after the jump…
- Free agency finally seems to be on the horizon. Which position should the Patriots focus on? Vote HERE in this poll. I’ll use the results to identify the top options available.
- ESPN’s look at Patriots personnel people that work behind the scenes continues with a look at Football Operations Manager Kevin Anderson.
- After being given a month to live, Tom Brady’s long-time passing mentor, Tom Martinez, has gotten some positive news and is out of the hospital. In fact, he was already on the field checking out Brady’s throwing mechanics and pointed out “three or four things about Brady’s footwork and throwing mechanics that needed cleaning up.”
- Check out this photo of Tom Brady and Panthers rookie QB Cam Newton on the field shooting an ad for Under Armour.
- Check out this video of the McCourty twins invading Sports Illustrated.
- The Patriots, Celtics, Red Sox, and Bruins have all made first-round draft picks. Which one will have the biggest impact? Vote HERE in the poll. My vote goes to Patriots rookie Nate Solder, and not because this is a Patriots page. You know that he will start soon, depending on Matt Light’s status, and will be protecting Brady’s backside. The rest will likely not see immediate playing time, and who knows if the Red Sox rookies will ever set foot in Fenway in Red Sox uniforms?
- Reason number 1,876 why Chad Ochocinco will never don a Patriots uniform: He is now going to wrestle a gator.